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Monday, November 19, 2012

November 2012 Quotations

"Thanks for being true to yourself. Someone has to do it."
~~ Tom Voccola of Idaho

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
~~ physicist Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence."
~~ poet Marianne Moore [1887-1972]

"If you follow every dream, you might get lost."
~~ Neil Young

"What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."
~~ humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]

"Nothing is worse than active ignorance."
~~ Goethe [1749-1832]

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."
~~ Stephen King

"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor."
~~ physicist Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Statistics are like bikinis. They show a lot but not everything."
~~ baseball manager Lou Piniella

"If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent."
~~ Bette Davis [1908-89]

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble in the road."
~~ Henry Ward Beecher [1813-87]

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
~~ John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006]

"I've learned one thing – people who know the least anyways seem to know it the loudest."
~~ cartoonist Al Capp [1909-79]

"The only way of catching a train [that] I have ever discovered is to miss the train before."
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"Don't underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou

"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"The art of politics is a honey and baloney sandwich – it is undignified and icky."
~~ Joe Klein, Time Magazine columnist

"Let us mock the midnight bell."
~~ Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616], in "Antony and Cleopatra", Act III Scene 11

"How fleeting are all human passions compared to the massive continuity of ducks."
~~ Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]

"In Art and Dream may you proceed with abandon."
~~ Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.”
~~ Darwin P. Kingsley [1857-1932]

"Sometimes when they say [that] you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying [that] you have a real bad sense of timing."
~~ George McGovern [1922-2012]

"My rule is, if it flies, floats or fornicates, rent it. It's cheaper in the long run."
~~ Felix Dennis, owner of The Week Magazine [est. 1995]

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with."
~~ W.C. Fields [1880-1946]

"Nature has given us one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak."
~~ Epictetus [55?–135? C.E.]

"Fun is like life insurance. The older you get the more it costs."
~~ Kin Hubbard [1868-1930]

"There are some things [that] one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction."
~~ Franz Kafka [1883-1924]

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
~~ Eric Hoffer [1902-83]

"The best way to keep your word is not to give it."
~~ Napolean Bonaparte [1769-1821]

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."
~~ Simone Weil [1909-43]

"In a full heart, there is room for everything."
~~ poet Antonio Porchia [1885-1968]

"Every life, even the best ones, ends in sadness. Books hold out hope that things may end otherwise."
~~ Joe Queenan

"The problem with capitalism is not too many capitalists, but not enough capitalists".
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"One man with courage is a majority." ~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
~~ playwright George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"The government is the shadow cast by business over society."
~~ John Dewey [1859-1952]

"Choice. It's the word that allows yes and the word that makes no possible. It's the word that puts the free in freedom and takes obligation out of the mix. It's the word upon which adventure, exhilaration, and authenticity depend. It's the word that the cocoon whispers to the caterpillar."
~~ adapted from Tom Robbins

"Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

The Lego Group's motto is "Det bedste er ikke for godt", which means 'the best is never too good'.

"In America, anyone can become President. It's one of the risks [that] we take."
~~ Adlai Stevenson II [1900-65]

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
~~ hostess Elsa Maxwell [1883-1963]

"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"The people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can't."
~~ Woody Allen

"No one is so eager to gain new experience as he who doesn't know how to make use of the old ones."
~~ novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach [1830-1916]

"To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
~~ Marilyn vos Savant

"You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad."
~~ Adlai Stevenson II [1900-65]

"Find ecstacy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
~~ Emily Dickinson [1830-86]

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."
~~ Count Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910]

"No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut."
~~ longtime House Speaker Sam Rayburn [1882-1961]

"The very meaninglessness of life forces man to make his own meaning."
~~ Stanley Kubrick [1928-99]

"The Republican Party is in a death spiral."
~~ radio show host Sam Seder

"One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward."
~~ Scottish explorer David Livingston [1813-73]

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

1 comment :

Loni Parker said...

Thanks for posting these quotes, one of my favourite pastimes is reading quotes from famous people. It's great to pick up little bits of wisdom from a sentence created by someone special. Neil Young's one of my all-time favourite musicians and I love his quote too about not following every dream, which is very true in my opinion. In fact, I think this weekend I'll dig out my old Sing To The World karaoke machine and belt out a few tunes like Heart of Gold. A great way to spend any weekend in my eyes!