Thursday, 14 April 2016

How Long are You Willing to be Unheard?

Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic. ~ Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn #quote

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. ~ Lord Byron #quote

Everything you do or say is public relations. ~ Unknown #quote

Well begun is half done ~ Aristotle #quote

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it .~ Lyndon B. Johnson #quote

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. ~ Arthur Ashe #quote

Running with dogs is like dancing with winter  ~ Gary Paulsen  #quote

I don't mind arguing with myself, its when I lose that worries me. ~ Unknown #quote

Calm down.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote

You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote

It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people. ~ Richard M. Nixon #quote

Budget: A method for going broke methodically. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

One-tequila, two-tequila, three-keteela, floor. ~ Unknown #quote

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. #cleverquotes

Cows produce the most milk when listening to the song Everybody Hurts by REM. #factoid

A library is an arsenal of liberty. ~ Unknown #quote

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~ Peter Drucker #quote

It is easier to forgive and forget than to resent and remember. ~ Unknown #quote

We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend. ~ Tuskegee Airman motto during World War II  #quote

There is a particular disdain with which Siamese cats regard you. Anyone who has walked in on the Queen cleaning her teeth will be familiar with the feeling. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

We still name our military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats an eyelash about that: Blackhawk. Apache. And Comanche. If the Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose people would notice. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Home is where you dance with others, and dancing is life. ~ Stephen King #quote

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ~ Anais Nin #quote

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if, at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle, he will fall off it. ~ William Golding #quote

A group of porcupines is called a prickle. #CollectiveNouns

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. ~ Unknown #quote

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

Follow the grain in your own wood. ~ Howard Thurman #quote

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky #quote

Civilization and profits go hand in hand. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. ~ Howard Ruff #quote

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. ~ Unknown #quote

Cows have best friends. #factoid

Wayne Allwine (the voice of Mickey Mouse) and Russi Taylor (the voice of Minnie Mouse) were married in real life. #factoid

Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. ~ Mark Twain #quote

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty. ~ Unknown #quote

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank #quote

It's your god. They're your rules. *You* go to hell. #cleverquotes

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Someday we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, then change the subject. ~ Unknown #quote

Beauty is precious, you see, and the more beautiful something is, the more precious it is; and the more precious it is the more it hurts us that it will fade away; and the more we are hurt by beauty, the more we love the world. ~ Louis de Bernières #quote

The question for writing then is this: how long are you willing to be unheard? ~ Peter Elbow #quote

I'd fire you, but I don't mix business with pleasure. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost  #quote

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. ~ Edward R. Murrow #quote

While at a restaurant, find out if your server has kids. Then tip them an extra buck for each kid. #thingsthatshouldberules

You don't get to be a respected intellectual by uttering truisms in monosyllables. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote