Thursday, 20 July 2017

This is No Time for Making Enemies

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. ~ Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower #quote

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. #piecesoftruth #quote

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money. ~ George Carlin #quote

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. ~ Sir Arthur Eddington #Quote

Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein #Quote

There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, 'That person I see is a savage monster;' instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water 🌊. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

Heartv'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd. ~ William Congreve #quote

It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder. #piecesoftruth #quote

People are more what they hide than what they show. #piecesoftruth #quote

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup #quote

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. ~ Buckminster Fuller #quote


Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies. ~ Voltaire #quote on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote


Laughter is by definition healthy. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer #quote

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~ Martin Buxbaum #quote

Vote early and vote often. ~ Al Capone #quote

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time. ~ Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair #quote


When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. ~ George Washington Carver #quote

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein #quote

You know what they say - sleep is the mother's drug of choice, but like heroin, only the very rich and the very poor can afford it. ~ Elissa Schappell #quote

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. ~ Henry Louis Mencken #quote

Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses ~ Rosalind Russell #Quote

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ~ Stanislaus I of Poland #Quote


A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. ~ David Mamet #quote

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. ~ Basho #quote

Plato was a bore. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure. ~ Herbert Hoover #quote

Being able to depend on someone doesn't mean you're dependent on them. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan, Untold #Quote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #Quote

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ~ Helen Exley #Quote

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake #Quote

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. ~ Lewis Mumford #quote

We become what we think about. ~ Earl Nightingale #quote

Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier. #piecesoftruth #quote

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Humour is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. ~ Christopher Morely #quote

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time ⏳ of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "now." ~ David Grayson #Quote

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. ~ Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854 #Quote

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. ~ Randy Pausch #quote

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. ~ Plart to #quote

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. #InspirationalQuote

The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else's nostalgia. ~ Pete Hamill #quote

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
~ Paul McCartney #lyrics

DesenrascanΓ§o (Portuguese) is the art of using whatever means at your disposal to extract yourself from a tricky situation.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around… ~ Unknown #quote

Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger #quote

You never learn anything by doing it right. #cleverquotes

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self control — these three alone lead to power. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson #quote


When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ~ John Lennon #quote

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. ~ Chinese #Proverb #quote


Humour is always based on a modicum of truth. Ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? ~ Dick Clark #quote

The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful. ~ Frederick Locker-Lampson #quote

Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief. ~ Anne Carson #quote

Wit is educated insolence. ~ Aristotle #quote