Thursday, January 29, 2015

Random Quotes

Some random quotes I copied from somewhere, sometime, someplace.  Enjoy!

In times of change, learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer

Everybody's got a plan until they get hit. – Mike Tyson

Nothing spoils a good story like the arrival of an eyewitness. – Mark Twain

Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. – George Orwell

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first. And, whatever you hit, call it the target. – Ashleigh Brilliant

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. – William McFee

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. – Malachy McCourt

A country can get more real joy out of just hollering for their freedom than they can if they actually get it. – Will Rogers

Today’s payslip has more deductions than a Sherlock Holmes novel. – Raymond Cvikota, U.S. writer

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There’s a knob called “brightness,” but it doesn’t work. – Gallagher, U.S. comedian

People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they don’t want it. – Ogden Nash, U.S. poet

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer

Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates. – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian psychiatrist

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." – E. Roosevelt, U.S. first lady

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell, Welsh philosopher

Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt. – Herbert Hoover, U.S. president

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. – Sholom Aleichem, Russian author

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them. – Edward R. Murrow, U.S. journalist

What we actually learn from any given set of circumstances determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful. – Blaine Lee, U.S. consultant

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. – Samuel Johnson, British writer

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. – Peter Drucker, U.S. consultant

We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place. – Edward de Bono, Maltese author

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. – Harriet Braiker, U.S. psychologist

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings." – Dave Barry, U.S. author

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. – John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. – Edmund Burke, Irish statesman

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. – Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman

‘I have done my best.’ That is about all the philosophy of living one needs. – Lin Yutang, Chinese writer

We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it. – John Sherman, U.S. politician

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman author

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back. – Harvey Mackay, U.S. author

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer

A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. – Lisa Kirk, U.S. actress

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. – Francis Bacon, British statesman

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde, Irish writer

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. – Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. – Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman

If you would like to know the value of money, try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. – Dave Barry, U.S. humorist

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. – Henry Ford, U.S. entrepreneur

I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own. – Les Dawson, English comedian

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer, German philosopher

If at first you don’t succeed, take the tax loss. – Kirk Kirkpatrick, U.S. executive

The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often even more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. – Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian philosopher

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. – William Blake, British poet

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