Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Witty quotes and sayings

The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. - E.H. Chapin

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
- Geri Weitzman

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Choose a job you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Computers are uselss. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Islam is a religion in which Allah demands you send your son to die for him; Christianity is the faith in which God sent his son to die for you.
- John Ashcroft

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

To prophesy is extremely difficult - especially with regard to the future.
- Chinese proverb

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- Shakespeare

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
- Henry Kissinger

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
- Russian proverb

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- George Burns

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler

Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
- Bob Wells

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
- Albert Einstein

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
- Albert Einstein

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
- Bob Edwards

If you think education is expensive, try Ignorance.
- Andy McIntyre

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put arsenic in your morning coffee.
Churchill: Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it.

Bessie Braddock: Winston, you are drunk!
Churchill: And Madam, you are ugly. And tomorrow, I'll be sober, and you will still be ugly.

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
- H. L. Mencken

My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
- Henny Youngman

The greatest risk is to risk nothing at all.
- Leo Buscaglia

God does not play dice with the universe.
- Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
- James Klass

Not all those who wander are lost.
- J R R Tolkien

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao-Tsu

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
- Gilbert Highet

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
- Anonymous

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

No pressure, no diamonds.
- Mary Case

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.
- Rita Mae Brown

Don't be afraid to take one large step because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps.
- Anonymous

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- Anonymous

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
- Greek proverb

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.
-Tom Lehrer

Some day my boat will come in, and with my luck I'll be at the airport.
- Anonymous

If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking.
- Anonymous

Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
- Anonymous

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacher

Don't argue about the difficulties. The difficulties will argue for themselves.
- Winston Churchill

It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

The more you know, the less you need to show.
- Anonymous

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
- Bob Wells

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
- Anonymous

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
- Henry Ford

That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!

Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.
- Anonymous

Democracy is the worst system devised by with of man, except for all the others.
- Winston Churchill

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- Anonymous

If everything is coming your way then you're in the wrong lane.
- Anonymous

Organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.
- Matt Taibbi

Use soft words and hard arguments.
- Anonymous

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
- Slovenian proverb

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.
- Elias Schwartz

Everything you can imagine is real.
- Picasso

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
- W. Edwards Deming

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
- Anonymous

What does not kill me makes me stronger.
- Goethe

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
- Ann Landers

If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.
- Georges Guynemer

If you choose not to decide - you still have made a choice!
- Neil Peart

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
- Kelvin Throop

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
- Anonymous

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
- Oscar Wilde

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
- Woody Allen

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
- Harry S Truman

It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way.
- Anonymous

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
- Appius Claudius

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.
- Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

There are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits
- Anonymous

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
- Harold R. McAlindon

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
- William Saroyan

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
- Friedrich von Schiller

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
- John Locke

The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
- Paul Erlich

Wine is bottled poetry.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
- Chinese proverb

"Reality" is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
- Anonymous

I think; therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
- Voltaire

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
- Casey Stengal

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.
- Anonymous

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
- Dorothy Parker

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them.
- Holt's Law

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words is not an old proverb
- 1921 ad copy by Fred R Barnard

Wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
- Lucius Accius

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
- Samuel Johnson

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Plato

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
- Ovid

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

It's better to be quotable than to be honest.
- Tom Stoppard

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
- W. C. Fields


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