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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Solstice 2013 Quotations (58)

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
~~ Guillaume Apollinaire [1880-1918]

"The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hifi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment."
~~ Herbert Marcuse [1898-1979]

"When you're down, every rat is big enough to try to eat you."
~~ Western author Max Brand [1892-1944]

"Women's virtue is man's greatest invention."
~~ Cornelia Otis Skinner [1899-1979]

"Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather."
~~ punk rocker Mike Dirnt

"He who limps is still walking."
~~ Polish poet Stanislaw Lec [1909-66]

"Think for yourself and question authority."
~~ Dr. Timothy Leary [1920-96]

"Disney has the best casting. If he doesn’t like an actor he just tears him up.”
~~ Alfred Hitchcock [1899-1980]

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education."
~~ playwright Wilson Mizner [1876-1933]

"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
~~ Sir Isaac Newton [1643-1727]

"Every solution of a problem is a new problem."
~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1831]

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."
~~ Stephen Covey [1932-2012]

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947]

“They are able because they think they are able.”
~~ ancient Roman poet Virgil [70 BCE-19 BCE]

"Time ripens all things; no man is born wise."
~~ Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes [1547-1616]

"Motion pictures, first of all, should be impressionistic."
~~ Maurice Tourneur [1876-1961]

"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."
~~ poet T.S. Eliot [1888-1965] , in the 1942 poem "Little Gidding"

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
~~ Elmer Davis [1890-1958]

"For those that fought for it, freedom has a flavor [that] the protected shall never know."
~~ USMC LCpl. Edwin L. 'Tim' Craft

"Freedom is not free."
~~ USAF Col. Walter Hitchcock

"Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves."
~~ writer Carol Lynn Pearson

“Life is so often not a matter of yards, but of inches.”
~~ G.E. Nordell

"To live alone one must be an animal or a god, says Aristotle. There is yet a third case: one must be both – a philosopher."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"The three cardinal values of the Objectivist ethics ... are: Reason, Purpose, Self-Esteem, with their three corresponding virtues: Rationality, Productiveness, Pride."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
~~ Charlie Chaplin [1889-1977]

"When I was 14, I was the oldest [that] I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since."
~~ Shirley Temple {Black}

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."
~~ François de La Rochefoucauld [1613-80]

"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
~~ ancient Greek physician Hippocrates of Cos [c. 460 - c. 370 BCE]

"Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship.”
~~ Elsa Schiaparelli [1890-1973]

"Man ... lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
~~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

"All creative people want to do the unexpected."
~~ actress & inventor Hedy Lamarr [1913-2000]

"Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live."
~~ Gustave Flaubert [1821-80]

"There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
~~ Nelson Mandela [1918-2013]

"Higher has always been the trajectory of intelligent evolution."
~~ Dr. Timothy Leary [1920-96]

"Religion is a primitive form of philosophy."
~~ philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Son, give 'em a good show, and always travel first class."
~~ actor Walter Huston [1883-1950]

"There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it."
~~ critic Diana Trilling [1905-96]

"Your net worth to the world is determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

"Live in each season, as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
~~ Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
~~ Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948]

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
~~ John Steinbeck [1902-68]

"Blanket cynicism gives the illusion of understanding."
~~ Marcia Angell, MD

"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain."
~~ poet Robert Frost [1874-1963]

"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are."
~~ W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

"Absolute passion cannot be understood by a third party."
~~ Søren Kierkegaard [1813-55]

"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers."
~~ Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]

"Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge."
~~ rock musician Don Henley

"No matter how smart you think you are, you are actually way less smart than that."
~~ author David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
~~ Marcus Aurelius [121-180 C.E.]

"We are always the same age inside."
~~ Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]

"Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
~~ American capitalist Warren Buffett

"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."
~~ Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]

"The face of a child can say it all. Especially the mouth part of the face."
~~ humorist Jack Handey

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in."
~~ old Greek proverb

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