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Sunday, October 07, 2012

October 2012 Quotations

"We should have an extra debate where Romney soundbites debate themselves."
~~ tweet from mantisdragon91 quoted in TIME Magazine

"Please think responsibly."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."
~~ Elbert Hubbard [1859-1915]

"The cemeteries are full of irreplaceable people."
~~ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

"Bravery never goes out of fashion."
~~ William Makepeace Thackeray [1811-63]

"It's better to be quotable than to be honest."
~~ British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard

"The past is always tense, the future perfect."
~~ Zadie Smith

"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."
~~ Maimonides [1135-1204]

"One revolution is like one cocktail, it gets you organized for the next."
~~ Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it."
~~ Maya Angelou

"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."
~~ John D. Rockefeller [1839-1937]

"If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, [then] you don't understand it yourself."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"You will always find those who think [that] they know your duty better than you know it."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"Each of us owes a death to the world."
~~ Denne Bart Petitclerc [1929-2006]

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"When I was really young I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a screenwriter. I wrote stories."
~~ John Sayles

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

“This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.”
~~ Rutherford B. Hayes [1822-93], in his diary, March 1888

"One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork."
~~ Edward Abbey [1927-89]

"It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies and the wrong sort take mean advantage of them."
~~ P.G. Wodehouse [1881-1975]

"Scratching is one of Nature's sweetest gratifications."
~~ Montaigne [1533-92]

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more."
~~ Oprah Winfrey

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."
~~ Johnny Carson [1925-2005]

"Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings."
~~ George Will

"Thought itself is probably a superstition."
~~ Don Herold [1889-1966]

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
~~ Socrates [469-399 B.C.E.]

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished – unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
~~ Voltaire [1694-1778]

"One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged."
~~ Heinrich Heine [1797-1856]

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength."
~~ A.J. Cronin [1896-1981]

"God created woman to tame man."
~~ Voltaire [1694-1778]

"One good father can do more than 100 schoolmasters."
~~ ancient Persian saying

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
~~ Marcus Tullius Cicero [106 B.C.E. – 43 B.C.E.]

"Battery life has to improve."
~~ Catherine Clinch

"Man is the only living species that has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~~ Albert Camus [1913-60]

"No Statue of Liberty ever greeted our arrival in this country ... we did not, in fact, come to the United States at all. The United States came to us.”
~~ Xicano playwright Luis Valdez

"Laws are spider webs thru which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
~~ Honoré de Balzac [1799-1850]

"There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception."
~~ James Thurber [1894-1961]

"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."
~~ columnist Bill Vaughan [1915-77]

"A man by himself is in bad company."
~~ Eric Hoffer [1902-83]

"Before you write good words you have to get rid of a million bad words."
~~ Madeline Miller

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping [that] it will eat him last."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
~~ George Orwell [1903-50]

"To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"The truth shall make you free.”
~~ spoken by Jesus of Nazareth, John 8:32

"Too much apology doubles the offense."
~~ poet James Richardson

"A gentleman is someone who can play the accordian, but doesn't."
~~ Tom Waits

"At a certain age, it's better to look up than down."
~~ Penny Marshall

"In the case of good books, the point is not how many you can get thru, but rather how many can get thru to you."
~~ Mortimer J. Adler [1902-2001]

"Despair is a black leather jacket that everyone looks good in. Hope is a frilly pink dress that exposes the knees."
~~ writer Rebecca Solnit

"You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be."
~~ poet Johann Kaspar Lavater [1741-1801]

"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 [1813-87]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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