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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April Quotations

“The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.”
~~ Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."
~~ Bertolt Brecht [1898-1956]

"Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames [that] I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing."
~~ Clark Gable [1901-60]

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
~~ Pablo Picasso [1881-1973]

"By any common-sense definition, we are in a recession."
~~ capitalist Warren Buffett, in March 2008

"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."
~~ Jack Welch

"The Revolution is never over, the Class War is perpetual. Which side are you on?"
~~ G.E. Nordell

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil."
~~ Thomas Mann [1875-1955]

"I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
~~ Edward Hale

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."
~~ Edmund Burke [1729-97]

"Unless you are good at guessing, it is not much use being a detective."
~~ Hercule Poirot, as written by Agatha Christie [1890-1976]

"War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography."
~~ Ambrose Bierce [1842-1914]

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
~~ Franklin D. Roosevelt [1882-1945]

"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"Fiction is founded on fact – but is rather superior to it."
~~ Agatha Christie [1890-1976]

“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
~~ Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

"I'd rather be dead than afraid."
~~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr,, on 4 April 1968 (the day of his assassination)

A FEW FROM William Faulkner [1897-1962]

"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work."

"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it."

"A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream."

"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible."

{previous quotations are posted
at the Working Minds website}