Wisdom and Common Sense


“The real problem in this world is that too many people believe that mankind is only 5,000 years old.  They believe that all the human races are the result of just eight people who emerged from Noah’s Ark.  They dismiss the fact that the fossil record doesn’t show all the dinosaur bones emanating from Mt. Ararat. Scholars, and teachers, musicians, politicians, and clergy alike accomplish great things in their respective fields, yet they have no common sense or logic when it comes to figuring out basic things like human history. If they are leading us to where we are going, shouldn’t they at least know from where we’ve come? I have only one answer for these kind of people… listen for the pop!” ~ds

Listen For The Pop!

Listen For The Pop!

“You need to listen for the pop.  That’s the sound you’re gonna make when your head comes out of your ass for the first time.” – the character Johnson from the movie Tigerland  (To have your head up your ass (arse in UK/Ireland) means to be self-absorbed, or so absorbed in unworldly distractions to the extent that you do not see what is going on around you. To be told to pull your head out of your arse is an old Irish saying that is an admonishment to desist from your disgusting narcissism and, “look around you to see what is actually going on so you can deal with it effectively.”) ~ds

“Being born again for many is the same thing as pulling their head out of their ass for the first time.” – Dave Salois

“Stupid is as stupid does.” - Forest Gump

“Please be responsible for the energy you bring to this space.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” –  Barack Obama

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” –  Bill Gates

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” - Jim Rohn

“You know it’s possible to become so defiled in this world that even your own mother and father will abandon you.  But if that happens, God will always believe in your own ability to mend your own ways.”  - Bob Dylan

“There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.” –  Meister Eckhart

“It doesn’t matter to me if you believe in God, or if you have a soul.  What matters to me is that I believe in God, and that I believe you have a soul. I can cover for you if you don’t.” – Dave Salois

“I still miss my ex-husband, but my aim is getting better.” - Unknown

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” –  T. S. Eliot

“If you think you can do a thing or if you think you can’t do a thing, your right.” – Henry Ford

“There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?”       - Woody Allen

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” - William Kant

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”             – Jim Rohn

“The government allows a few models to exist that illustrate, and perpetuate the belief, that the average Joe can attain wealth.  However, in reality, the system is rigged to make sure that if you earn more, you will be taxed more, and so your debt-to-income ratio will always remain constant.  Most individuals are manipulated, controlled, and held within the confines of their economic categories, like worker bees, never allowed to get ahead.  Those who truly prosper in our society are an anomoly, not the rule of thumb.  Most of us, like a donkey chasing a carrot suspended from a stick, pursue the dream of wealth and move society forward.  Greed is the fuel that creates progress.” – Dave Salois

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” –  Bob Dylan

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.” –  Barack Obama

“For he who would, without wings, pursue and angel, in vain he casts seeds upon rocks, words to the wind, and intellect to God.” – Michelangelo

“We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” -Talmudic Saying

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –  T. S. Eliot

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”  - George Carlin

“Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, ‘Be fruitful and multiply,’ but not in those words.” - Woody Allen

“When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.” - From “Basic Sex Facts For Today’s Youngfolk” in “Life In Hell” by Matt Groening

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”  - Jim Rohn

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” - Henry D. Thoreau

“Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light.” - Dylan Thomas

“Friends are people who know you well, but like you anyway.” - Anonymous

“My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” –  Woody Allen

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.”   – Elbert Hubbard

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” –  Bob Dylan

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” –  T. S. Eliot

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  - Ben Franklin

“I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.”                    - Voltaire

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” – Aldous Huxley

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”  - Oscar Wilde

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  - Thomas A. Edison

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” –  Bill Gates

“We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.” –  Barack Obama

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” – Samuel Butler

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” –  George Carlin

“In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.” - Woody Allen

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” –  T. S. Eliot

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”                                 – Groucho Marx

“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.” - Clint Eastwood

“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.” –  T. S. Eliot

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” –  Steve Jobs

“God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.”  - Meister Eckhart

“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” –  George Carlin

“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” –  Bob Dylan

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goals. The real tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”  - Benjamin Mays

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Be the change you want in the world.” – Dr. Oz

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” –  Jim Rohn

“You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.” - Abraham Lincoln

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” –  George Carlin

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” –  Bill Gates

“Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.” –  T. S. Eliot

“A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.” - Bob Dylan

“Give me the patience to endure the things which cannot be changed, the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to know one from the other.” – Oliver J. Hart

“Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.” –  Woody Allen

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” – Doris Mortman

“Laugh when you can; cry when you must.” – Unknown

“I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.” - Bob Dylan

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – M. K. Gandhi

“Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.” – Unknown

“Men must know their limitations.” - Clint Eastwood

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” - Meister Eckhart

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness in misery.” – Dante

“As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.” - Woody Allen

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”  - Steve Jobs

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” –  Jim Rohn

“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” - Emiliano Zapata

‘I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” - Woody Allen

“You cannot lift the wage earner by putting down the wage payer.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, you know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”         –  George Carlin

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” –  Clint Eastwood

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”     – Lord Byron

“Democracy don’t rule the world. You’d better get that into your head; this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that’s better left unsaid.” –  Bob Dylan

“Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” –  Jim Rohn

“Not all those that wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Here’s the good news. If I realize that I’m insane, then I’m okay with it. I’m not dangerous insane.”               - Charlie Sheen

“Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” –  T. S. Eliot

“Black holes are where God divided by zero.” – Steven Wright

“I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.” –  Woody Allen

“You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” – George Washington

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” –  Bill Gates

“I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.” –  Bob Dylan

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” –  George Carlin

“Whenever people say ‘We mustn’t be sentimental,’ you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, ‘We must be realistic,’ they mean they are going to make money out of it.” – Brigid Brophy

“All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.”  - T. S. Eliot

“Do not do what you would undo if caught.” – Unknown

“If history has taught us nothing else,  it has taught us that the value of human life is not valued at all by the universe; contrary to what the clergy and most politicians would have us believe.  The majority of people live inconsequential existences and are forgotten within weeks of their death.  For the billions of souls that have ever lived on earth, most are unknown and it is as if they were never here at all.”           - Dave Salois

“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.” –  Jim Rohn

“Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.” – Caroline Schoeder

“History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.” – Thurgood Marshall

“You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.” - Abraham Lincoln

“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.” – James Russell Lowell

“You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

“All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.”     –  Bob Dylan

“Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” –  George Carlin

“One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.” - Meister Eckhart

“In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

“I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying’s for fools, dying’s for amateurs.” - Charlie Sheen

“You cannot establish security on borrowed money.”   – Abraham Lincoln

“The five-word weight-loss formula is: eat less and exercise more.” -Unknown

“A myth is a fixed way of looking at the world which cannot be destroyed because, looked at through the myth, all evidence supports the myth.” – Edward De Bono

“Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don’t swallow it.” – Hank Ketchum

“The four surefire rules for success are: 1) show up, 2) pay attention, 3) ask questions, and 4) don’t quite.”  - Rob Gilbert

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”                    - Abraham Lincoln

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” –  Meister Eckhart

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” – Edward R. Murrow

“From a psychological standpoint, the corporation is the absolute worst business model from which to conduct business because it is psychopathic by its very nature.  It has no conscience and only cares about profits and the bottom line and not about how it’s actions effect people.  Its only mission is to serve the shareholder’s economic interests even though they may harm mankind and society. That’s why we get oil spills, genetically altered foods, and poisoned medications.”  - Dave Salois

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”                   – James Madison

“The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.” – Franklin P. Adams

“You are the music while the music lasts.” –  T. S. Eliot

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” –  George Carlin

“It’s not dark yet, but its getting there.” – Bob Dylan

“Children in the dark cause accidents, accidents in the dark cause children.” – Unknown

“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”          - Abraham Lincoln

“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” –  Bob Dylan

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” –  George Carlin

“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen.” –  Charlie Sheen

“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” - T. S. Eliot

“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” - John Adams, 2nd US President

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” –  Bill Gates

“Humans who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and “animals” is essential if we are to bend them to our will, wear them, and eat them without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret.” – Carl Sagan

“How can someone connect the dots to their future if they can’t even remember what they were doing last week?” – Dave Salois

“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.” – Pietro Aretino

“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore, either.” – Mark Twain

“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“As the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“We need not fear those who do evil in the name of evil, but Heaven protect us from those who do evil in the name of good.” – Arthur C. Adams

“All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie.” - Bob Dylan

“Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.” – Ron Wild

“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” –  George Carlin

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell

“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.” –  Bob Dylan

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.” – Arthur Koestle

“Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” –  Charlie Sheen

“To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.” –  Meister Eckhart

“The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” – John Gilmore

“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” – Robert Wilensky

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”                - George Carlin

“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.” –  Meister Eckhart

“A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.” – Herbert V. Prochnow

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” – Lin Yutang

“We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.” – John Webster

“The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge.” –  Meister Eckhart

“Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums; those who can’t are those in cemeteries.” – Everett Dirksen

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
– Steve Jobs

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.” – Arthur Koestler

“Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels good.” – Unknown

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom.” – Albert Camus

“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” –  Bill Gates

“Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Conversation is afair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor.” – Ambrose Bierce

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” –  Bob Dylan

“One of the prevailing myths in America is freedom.  People aren’t free.  Most are tethered to their pharmacies; most owe bills so they have to work; and most work at jobs they hate.  People don’t do what they want, they do what they have to do; not from freedom of choice, but because they have to do it to survive.” – Dave Salois

“Eyes are vocal, tears have tongues, and there are words not made with lungs.” – Crashaw

“Give me the patience to endure the things which cannot be changed, the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to know one from the other.” – Oliver J. Hart

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” – Doris Mortman

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” –  Steve Jobs

“They know enough who know how to learn.” – Henry Adams

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”                         – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs–jolted by every pebble in the road.”     – Henry Ward Beecher

“Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.”                    - Unknown

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“Every creature is a word of God.” - Meister Eckhart

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” – Alice M. Swaim

“To live outside the law, you must be honest.” –  Bob Dylan

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of the lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”  - Mahatma Gandhi

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.” –  Bill Gates

“Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles Schulz

“The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within.”                               – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” – John Adams, 2nd US President

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” – Charles Darwin

“It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties which make the defense of our nation worthwhile.” – Earl Warren

“A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.” – Amar Bose

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it.”  - Mark Twain

“Chaos is a friend of mine.” –  Bob Dylan

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” –  Steve Jobs

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”                             - Ziggy

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.” – John F. Kennedy

“Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it, anything but live for it.” – Charles Caleb Cotton

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison

“Wit is educated insolence.” – Aristotle

“Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” - John Charles Salak

“Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”                           – George Bernard Shaw

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” –  Steve Jobs

“Imagine no religion.” - John Lennon

“Efficiency is intelligent laziness.” - David Dunham

“If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy

“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire

“It is man’s sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

“Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.” – Ivern Ball

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who, for me, does not consult the calendar.” – Robert Brault

“I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Kahlil Gibran

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.”   – Michel Montaigne

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adults are obsolete children.” -Dr. Seuss

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.”     – Jean Kerr

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” – Robert Frost

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.”           – George Eliot

“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.” –  George Carlin

“In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth — teaching others.” -Ibn Gabirol

“In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.” -Chinese Proverb

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.” – Edsger W. Dijkstra

“There is only on thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.”  - Archibald McLeish

“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.” – Braveheart

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” – Winston Churchill

“People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.” –  George Carlin

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”        - Winston Churchill

“Quote me as saying I was misquoted.” – Groucho Marx

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.”               – Epicurus, Greek philosopher

“It is more shameful to distrust one’s friends than to be deceived by them.” –  De la Rochefoucauld

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” – Buddha

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso

“The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.” – Lloyd Jones

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”                           – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.” -Kahlil Gibran

“By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.” –  George Carlin

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” – C. W. Ceram

“The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.” -Julius Charles Hare

“I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard.” –  Megan Fox

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

“I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don’t have as many people who believe it.” – George Carlin

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” – Isaac Asimov

“Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”             – Mahatma Gandhi

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.” – Aurobindo Ghose, Indian philosopher

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” – Vernor Sanders Law

“Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” –  George Carlin

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”
– Steve Jobs

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” - Bill Gates

“An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

“Life is not fair; get used to it.” –  Bill Gates

“Nature can provide for the needs of people; (she) can’t provide for the greed of people.”                           – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.” – Tom Robbins

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful; not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” – Kahlil Gibran

“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Electricity is really just organized lightning.” –  George Carlin

“A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.” -Gloria Steinem

“People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” -Japanese Proverb

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –  Bill Gates

“The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life. -Leo Tolstoy

“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.” – Susan B Anthony

“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.” –  George Carlin

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” -Voltaire

“The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of government power, not the increase of it.”                     – Woodrow Wilson

“When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.” -Mohandas Gandhi

“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.” –  Bill Gates

“After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” -Cato the Elder

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” -Niels Bohr

“Everyone could speed read much faster if they could just stop pronouncing the words under their breath or in their head.  Subvocalization is the major thing that slows readers down. If you can retrain your brain to process words directly into your mind visually, and disconnect the audio loop, then you will be able to plow through all those eBooks you have stored on your hard drive in just a matter of days.” – Dave Salois

“It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.” –  Barack Obama

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -Galileo Galilei

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.” -Edward Abbey

“We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”      - Groucho Marx

“Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on ‘I am not too sure’.” – H.L.Mencken

“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

“A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one at all would find fault with what he has done.” – Cardinal Newman

“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”          - Edmund Burke

“Basically my wife was immature. I’d be at home in the bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.”              - Woody Allen

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson

“There are two kinds of people who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else. – Cyrus Curtis

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.”     – Groucho Marx

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” -Dante Alighieri

“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.” -Mark Twain

“The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border.” – Pablo Casals

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” –  Jim Rohn

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.” – Emile Chartier

“We are so fond of being out among nature, because it has no opinions about us.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”
– Woody Allen

“If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity”. – Italian Proverb

“Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.” - Jim Rohn

“Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.”     –  John Andrew Holmes

“It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.” – Garrison Keillor

“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.”              - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought.” -Francois Gautier

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”      -  Mark Twain

“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” - Jim Rohn

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” – Blaise Pascal

“A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.” – Doug Larson

“When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” –  George Carlin

“Having children will turn you into your parents.” – Unknown

“Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.” –  Jim Rohn

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” – Unknown

“A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai Stevenson

‘Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired” – Robert Frost

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind”. – Theophile Gautier

“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” – Jules Renard

“Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something.”            - Plato

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.”  - Dennis Wholey

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”                    - Abraham Lincoln

“Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest.” -William Shakespeare

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

“Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert Service

Marriage is a wonderful institution, that is of course if you like living in an institution.” – Groucho Marx

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.” -Natalie Clifford Barney

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.”        - Clarence Darrow

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” -Winston Churchill

“When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.” -Otto von Bismarck

“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.” -Sigmund Freud

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.” -Charles Caleb Colton

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.” -Yogi Berra

“When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths, or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.” -Robert T. Pirsig

“Middle age is when you go to bed at night and hope you feel better in the morning. Old age is when you go to bed at night and hope you wake up in the morning.” – Groucho Marx

“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”                - Woody Allen

“Always do whatever’s next.” –  George Carlin

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”   – Naguib Mahfouz

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
– Steve Jobs

“Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.”              - Robert King Merton

“True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.” – Louis Nizer

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” – James Baldwin

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” -Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”                  - Greek Proverb

“It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.” – Sam Levenson

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.” – Jonathan Kozol

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” -Samuel Johnson

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” -Louis Nizer

“To hurt someone you know will forgive you is the unkindiest thing of all.” – Robert Brault

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.” – Dennis Wholey

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” -Hanlon’s Razor

“Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something.”             – Plato

“God has no religion.” -Mohandas Gandhi

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” -Alfred Hitchcock

‘There are two kinds of people in this world: Those that enter a room and turn the television set on, and those that enter a room and turn the television set off.” – Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) in The Manchurian Candidate

“To hurt someone you know will forgive you is the unkindiest thing of all. “- Robert Brault

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.” – Nikita Krushchev

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”  - Kierkegaard

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” -Rita Mae Brown

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” – Steve Biko

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”  - Gerald Ford

“Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.” –  Meister Eckhart

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.” -Jules Renard

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” - Jim Rohn

“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” -Sean O’Casey

“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.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

“Him that I love, I wish to be free — even from me.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” – Oscar Hammerstein II

“I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.” – Khalil Gibran

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

“Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power. “- Eric Hoffer

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” – George Bernard Shaw

“God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.” –  Meister Eckhart

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” – Voltaire

“Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.” – John Stuart Mill

“Nothing is foolproof given a sufficiently talented fool.” – Unknown

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – John Nichols

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support.” – Unknown

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson

“The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.” –  Meister Eckhart

“The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.” – Bob Dylan

“The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.” – Hungarian Proverb

“Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.” – Washington Irving

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”               – Mark Twain

“Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” – Oscar Wilde

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“Just when you get things figured out, its time to die.” – Dave Salois

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.” –  Meister Eckhart

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything they learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L. Mencken

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” – Abigail Van Buren

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” - Nelson Mandela

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to doand not doing it.” – Mary Little

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. ” – Lao-Tzu

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel

“Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.” – George Santayana

“Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.” – Immanuel Kant

“If a person doesn’t change, there’s something really wrong with him.” –  Clint Eastwood

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”                - Antonio Smith

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” -Pablo Picasso

“Whenever people say ‘We mustn’t be sentimental,’ you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add ‘We must be realistic,’ they mean they are going to make money out of it.” – Brigid Brophy

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”                            - Rabindranath Tagore

“The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.” – Axel Munthe

“If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.”                 – Gerald W. Johnson

“You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.”
– Meister Eckhart

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.” – Samuel Butler, poet

“The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiation of their personalities.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Strange that creatures without backbones have the hardest shells.” – Kahlil Gibran

“To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert

“Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”                 – Plato

“Sometimes to remain silent is to lie.” – Miguel de Unamuno

“Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” -Michael Levine

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.”                   – Shirley MacLaine

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso

“Loving, knowing that you are going to get hurt is like living knowing that you are going to die. But not loving so you don’t get hurt is like killing yourself before you die.” – Unknown

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed, I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.” – Georges Clemenceau

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George

“When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.” – Cary Grant

“A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.” – Charles Evans Hughes

“Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man.” – Cardinal Francis J. Spellman

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” – William James

“Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.” – Samuel Butler

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
– Steve Jobs

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.” – Samuel Butler, poet

“The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiation of their personalities.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.” –  Woody Allen

“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” –  T. S. Eliot

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“God never occurs to you in person but always in action.” – Mohandas Gandhi

“If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese Proverb

“Visits always give pleasure – if not the arrival, the departure.” – Portuguese Proverb

“If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.” –  Barack Obama

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” – Jesse Louis Jackson

“I have a mouth and I’m not afraid to use it.” – Megan Fox

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”- Samuel Johnson

“How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?” – Unknown

‘The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” – Peter De Vries

“One who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.” – Proverb

“In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.” Groucho Marx

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”                       – Bertrand Russell

‘Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos.” – Cullen Hightower

“There are two rules to success in life: (1) Don’t tell people everything you know.” – Unknown

“Democracy is where you can say what you think even if you don’t think.” – Unknown

“Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” – Martin H. Fischer

“When I die, I wish to comeback as one of her tears. What man would be so lucky as to have been conceived in her heart, Born in her eyes, Live on her cheeks, and die at her lips”?

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” -Helen Adams Keller

“Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.” – Benjamin Jowett

“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The most favourable laws can do very little towards the happiness of people when the disposition of the ruling power is adverse to them.” – Edmund Burke

“Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. “- Adlai Stevenson

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.” – Henri Bergson

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” – Alfred Adler

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard Feynman

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” – Josh Billings

“O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart: for the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” –  T. S. Eliot

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Ed Dussault

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“A hangover: the wrath of grapes.” – Anonymous

“I wish I were either rich enough or poor enough to do a lot of things that are impossible in my present comfortable circumstances.” – Don Herold

“If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person — they will find an easier way to do it.” – Hlade’s Law

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
– Jim Rohn

“My wife and I were happy for 20 years – then we met.” -Rodney Dangerfield

“If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what was yesterday?” – Anonymous

“I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.” –  Charlie Sheen

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” - Jim Rohn

“I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.” – Anonymous

“My opinions might have changed, but not the fact that I am right.” – Unknown

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”             –  Jim Rohn

“Sorry, but my karma just ran over your dogma.” – Unknown

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” - Jim Rohn

“When professors want your opinion, they’ll give it to you.” – Anonymous

“Every person takes the limits for their own field of vision for the limits of the world.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages 20 years.” – Changing Times

“Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.” – OscarWilde

“A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.” – Johann Christoph Schiller

“A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.” – George Bernard Shaw

“As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life – so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.”               – Matt Cartmill

“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.” - Jim Rohn

‘The best vitamin for making friends, B-1″.  - Anonymous

“It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.” –  T. S. Eliot

“It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” – Ronald Reagan

“Never enough time, unless you’re serving it.” – Unknown

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” - Jim Rohn

“Kindess, a language deaf people can hear and blind can see.” -Unknown

“Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.” – Stanislaw J. Lee

“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” – Martina Navratilova

“The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.” – Unknown

“For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.” – Jean Paul Richter

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.” -Marcus Aurelius

“Fill the seats of justice with good men, not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is.”         – Thomas Noon Talfourd

“The corporation is an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”          - Ambrose Bierce

“Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease.” – John Witherspoon

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?” – Jean Cocteau

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” – Bonnie Prudden

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” –  Jim Rohn

“By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates

“Behaviorism is the art of pulling habits out of rats.” – O’Neill

“Make friends before you need them.” – Anonymous

“The more we have the less we own.” –  Meister Eckhart

“Nothing increases your golf score like witnesses.” – Unknown

“The more you know the less you need to say.” - Jim Rohn

“Gentleman: A man who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn’t.” – Unknown

“Nobody can be just like me. Even I have trouble.” – Unknown

“Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.” - T. S. Eliot

“If others have sinned you need not mention it.” – Unknown

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.” –  Meister Eckhart

“This sentence contradicts itself: no, wait, actually it doesn’t.” – Anonymous

“Road to success is always under construction.” – Anonymous

“Life is like an analogy.” – Unknown

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.” – Unknown

“If the going gets easy you may be going downhill.” – Unknown

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“If laws were outlawed, only outlaws would be lawyers.” – Unknown

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” - Jim Rohn

“People who live in windowed environments shouldn’t cast pointers.” – Anonymous

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” –  T. S. Eliot

“A good hot dog feeds the hand that bites it.” – Unknown

“Is this true or only clever?” – Augustine Birrell

“Money DOES talk – it says goodbye.” – Anonymous

“Chances are if you are in the Internet Marketing niche, you are motivated by greed.  Just don’t let it consume your soul because you can’t take anything with you and to spend so much of your precious time in the acquisition of material things is such a waste on several different levels.”  - Dave Salois

“We will cross out that bridge when we come back to it later.” – Anonymous

“Electricity comes from electrons; morality comes from morons.” – Anonymous

“Smile, it takes only 13 muscles; a frown takes 64.” – Unknown

“Do you know what a pessimist is? It is a person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Too many of us speak twice before we think.” – Anonymous

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.” –  Barack Obama

“Where there is a will, there is an Inheritance Tax.” – Anonymous

“It’s not the load that breaks you down – its the way you carry it.” – Unknown

“God gives burdens; also shoulders.” – Anonymous

“It always seems impossible until its done.” –  Nelson Mandela

“Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” – Anonymous

“In 1869 the waffle iron was invented for people who had wrinkled waffles.” – Unknown

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –  Nelson Mandela

“Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.” – Unknown

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”                     – Anonymous

“Journalism is literature in a hurry.” – Matthew Arnold

“Due to recent cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turn ed off until further notice.”                - Unknown

“Some people like to understand what they believe in, while others like to believe in what they understand.”  - Anonymous

“Sometimes, you don’t know how you fit in until you find a way to break out.” – Unknown

“Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.” – Heinrich Heine

“People usually get what’s coming to them… unless it was mailed.” – Unknown

“Let’s hope God grades on a curve.” – Anonymous

“I would like to help you out. Which way did you come in?” – Unknown

“Know thyself — but don’t tell anyone.” – Anonymous

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Unknown

“Give a skeptic an inch and he’ll measure it.” – Anonymous

“The chief cause of problems is solutions.” – Anonymous

“Multitasking allows screwing up several things at once.” – Unknown

“If you’re going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.” – Anonymous

“It is bad luck to be superstitious.” – Andrew Mathis

“Can you think of another word for “synonym”? – Anonymous

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”  - Steve Jobs

“He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.” – Unknown

“Egotism: Doing a crossword puzzle with a pen.” – Unknown

“In English, every word can be verbed.” – Anonymous

“College: The fountains of knowledge, where everyone goes to drinkl” – Anonymous

“Success comes in cans; failure comes in can’ts.” – Anonymous

“God’s last name is not “Dammit.” – Unknown

“If at first you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.” – Unknown

“Knocked; you weren’t in. — Opportunity”  - Unknown

“He was so narrow-minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.” – Anonymous

“How many weeks are there in a light year?” – Anonymous

“Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” - Woody Allen

“There are many kinds of people in the world. Are you one of them?” – Anonymous

“He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.” – Unknown

“A bad conscience has a very good memory.” – Unknown

“If today is the first day of the rest of your life, what was yesterday?” – Unknow

“Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.” – C. D. Jackson

“Youth has a body in search of a wisdom, and with age the wisdom gained is in search of a body.”               – Peter Ron Prinzivalli

“If your ship hasn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Unknown

“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something;  your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs

“I doubt, therefore I might be.” – Anonymous

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Unknown

“Worry kills more people than work because more people worry than work.” – Unknown

“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”                   - Woody Allen

“Forbidden fruit is responsible for many a bad jam.” – Anonymous

“Question Authority… and the Authorities will question you!” – Unknown

“It is better to have loved and lost than just to have lost.” – Anonymous

“I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.” - Woody Allen

“When gas stations start charging for air – that’s inflation.” – Anonymous

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”                 – G.k. Chesterton

“If at first you don’t succeed, don’t go skydiving.” – Anonymous

“The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that they haven’t attempted to contact us.” – Bill Watterson

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Even if you’re on the right track, you still get run over if you don’t keep moving.” – Unknown

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…” – Isaac Asimov

“If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.” – Anonymous

“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.” - Woody Allen

“When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope.” – Unknown

“I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.”          - Jim Harkins

“If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.” – Unknown

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” – Mel Brooks

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” – Oscar Wilde

“Help stamp out, remove and abolish redundancy.” – Unknown

“A lie in time saves nine.” – Anonymous

“A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory”. – Steven Wright

“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” – David Frost

“We should consider ourselves as spirits having a human experience, rather than humans having an occasional spiritual experience.” – Unknown

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” -Doug Larson

“He who throws mud loses ground.” – Chinese Proverb

“The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they’re going to be when you kill them.”                    - William Clayton

“When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut.” – Anonymous

“People are like teagbags, you never know how strong they’ll be until they’re in hot water.”                          - Anonymous

“Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.” - Woody Allen

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re taking life too seriously.” – Sanjay Udani

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.”              - George Eliot

“Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure.” – Anonymous

“Committee: The unwilling, selected from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.” – Margarte Thatcher

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” –  Woody Allen

“When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.” – Thomas Szasz

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” – Oscar Wilde

“The world isn’t getting worse. It’s just that the news coverage is so much better.” – Unknown

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“You have to decide at the end of the day if you can live with yourself.” – Princess Anne

“The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.”           - Woody Allen

“I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.” – “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”

“Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.” – Oscar Wilde

“The graduate with a Science degree asks, “Why does it work?”; the graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”; the graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”; the graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?” – Anonymous

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.” – A. Whitney Brown

“All people are born alike — except Republicans and Democrats.” – Groucho Marx

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”                  - William James

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” –  Woody Allen

“The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.”         – From an article in the National Review

“Half of the people in the world are below average.” – Anonymous

“I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” –  Woody Allen

“If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base.” – Dave Barry

“The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.” – Mark Twain

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” – Unknown

“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you yo recognize a mistake when you make it again.”           – F. P. Jones

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”               – Mark Twain

“I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said ‘No’.” - Woody Allen

“The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.” – Salvador Dali

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn

“I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.” - T. S. Eliot

“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” –  Bill Gates

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” –  Steve Jobs

“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” –  George Carlin

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