Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wisdom is Looking Both Directions

Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.... ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber  #quote


Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway #cleverquotes

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. ~ Ovid #quote

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~ Susan Ertz  #quote


I dream, therefore I become. ~ Cheryl Grossman #quote

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ~ William Gibbs McAdoo  #quote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ~  Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have. ~ Unknown #quote

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. #cleverquotes

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind. ~ William Somerset Maugham  #quote

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~  Ralph Waldo Emerso #quote

Life is all about how you handle plan B ~ Suzy Toronto #quote

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. #cleverquotes

I shall pass this way but once, therefore any good I can do let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again. ~ William Penn #quote

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. ~ Unknown #quote

I don't believe in stars. Except the ones you can look up and see. ~ Loretta Lynn #quote

If you fear change, leave it here. ~ Unknown #quote

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Barry LePatner #quote

It is better to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate. ~ George Burns #quote

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~ Unknown #quote

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb #quote

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing. ~ Henry Miller #quote

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. ~ Charles Wadsworth  #quote

A dog's best friend is his illiteracy. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

The car has become the exoskeleton - the protective and aggressive shell of urban and suburban man. ~ Marshall McLuhan  #quote

Drinking is the only thing you don't get better at the more you do it. ~ JR MOEHRINGER in The Tender Bar #quote


And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time. ~ Donald Miller #quote

If a man were so placed or could so place himself as to be absolutely above all dependence on his fellow-beings he would become so proud and arrogant as to be a veritable burden and nuisance to the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi 1929 #quote

We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves. ~ Alice Bloch  #quote

If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator ---- It would be a good idea to just leave them there. ~ Unknown #quote

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

Live or die but don't poison everything. ~ Saul Bellow #quote


If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.~ Julia Sorel #quote

Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry? ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.~ Jawaharlal Nehru #quote

You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough. ~ Joe E. Lewis #quote

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.~ Bessie A. Stanley #quote

Our quarrel with efficiency is not that it gets things done, but that it is a thief of time when it leaves us no leisure to enjoy ourselves and that it frays our nerves in trying to get things done perfectly. An American editor worries his hair gray to see that no typographical mistakes appear on the pages of his magazine. The Chinese editor is wiser than that. He wants to leave his readers the supreme satisfaction of discovering a few typographical mistakes for themselves. More than that, a Chinese magazine can begin printing serial fiction and forget about it halfway. In America it might bring the roof down on the editors, but in China it doesn't matter simply because it doesn't matter. -- Lin Yutang, a Chinese writer of the 1930s #quote