Friday, 6 February 2015

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed


Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

The curse of man, and cause of nearly all of his woes, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible. ~ H. L. Mencken #quote

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see ~ John Lennon #quote

Nobody remembers the words of our enemies, but we do remember the silence of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King Jr #quote



There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? ~ John Maynard Keynes #quote

A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth. ~ Henrik Ibsen #quote

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. ~ Vittorio Alfieri #quote

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~ Red Buttons #quote

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. ~ Lionel Kauffman #quote

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief ~ Gerry Spence #quote

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. ~ GK Chesterton #quote

We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. ~ Sir Karl Popper #quote

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell #quote


To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. ~ H. H. the Dalai Lama

You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power. ~ Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn #quote

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. ~ James Yorke #quote

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. ~ Plato #quote


Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change and the Realist adjusts his sails. ~  Unknown #quote

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I`m awake, you know? ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

I am not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

The most decisive actions of our life ... are most often unconsidered actions. ~ André Gide #quote

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Carl W. Buechner #quote

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be! ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. ~ Mark Twain #quote

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am. ~ John Burroughs #quote

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. ~ Epictetus #quote


There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. ~ John Ciardi #quote

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote


Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ~ Goethe #quote

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. ~ Joseph Campbell #quote

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. ~ Hubert H. Humphrey #quote
Atheism is a non-prophet organization. ~ George Carlin #quote

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. ~ Christopher Morley #quote

...it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key. ~ Alan Bennett #quote

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll #quote