Wednesday, 14 December 2016

But I Blame My Parents for That

From what I can see of the people like me, we get better, but we never get well. ~ Paul Simon #quote

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself. ~ Horace #quote

Every man believes that he has a greater possibility. ~ Emerson #quote

People who are masters in their own house are never tyrants. ~ Napoleon #quote

Force works on servile natures, not the free. ~ Ben Jonson #quote

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething. ~ Mark Twain #quote

The births of all things are weak and tender, and therefore we should have our eyes intent on beginnings. ~ Montaigne #quote

Drink not, nor talk with your mouth full nor gaze about you while you are drinking.  ~ George Washington #quote

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.  ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. ~ Thoreau #quote

I admit I've always had trouble accepting responsibility for my actions, but I blame my parents for that. ~ Mike Peters #quote

There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild and lawless. ~ Plato #quote

Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.  ~ William James #quote

It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents, joyous positive and despairing negative. Whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. Sylvia Plath ~ #quote

The fate of the world hangs by a thin thread, and that thread is the human psyche. ~  Karl Jung #quote

A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot; a dog traveling with good men becomes a rational being. ~ #Proverb

Everything that is ours comes to us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word. ~ Emerson Yeats #quote

The ultimate cynicism is to suspend judgement so that you are not judged. ~  Mannes #quote

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~ Miss Manners #quote

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded. ~ George Orwell #quote

Tread gently because you tread on my dreams. ~ W B Yeats #quote

There's a long long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams. ~ Stoddard King #quote

Dogs look up to us; cats look down on us; pigs treat us as  equals. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. ~ John Keats #quote

He who is not taught by his mother will be taught by the world. ~ Kikuyu #proverb

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there can be in silence. ~ Anon #quote

What a child does not receive, he can seldom later give. ~ P D James #quote

Mastery of others is a strength; mastery of yourself is true power.  ~ Lao Tsu #quote

No neurotic harbours thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others directed upon himself. ~  Freud #quote

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

We should scarcely desire thing ardently if we were perfectly acquainted with what we desire. ~ LA Rochefoucauld #quote

It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set. ~ Somerset Maugham #quote

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory. ~ Emerson #quote

A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. ~ George Santayana #quote

A person who talks with equal vivacity on every subject, excites no interest in any. Repose is as necessary in conversation as in a picture. ~ William Hazlitt #quote

No man is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness of himself. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. ~ Emerson #quote

If a cause be good, the most violent attack of its enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defence of it by its friends. ~ Charles Caleb Colton #quote

Everything possible to be believed is an image of truth. ~ William Blake #quote

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. ~ John F Kennedy #quote

Gladly we desire to make other men perfect but we will not amend our own fault. ~ Thomas Kempis #quote

Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a river whose average depth was three feet. ~ Woody Hayes, Ohio State football coach #quote

My wife made me a millionaire. I used to have three million. ~ Bobby Hull #quote

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. ~ Jane Austen #quote

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ~ René Descartes #quote

Egotist: n. A person more interested in himself than in me. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth #quote

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. ~ John W. Raper #quote