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Thursday, October 06, 2022

October 2022 Quotations (55)

"Never argue with someone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf."
~~ actress Emilia Clarke

"By not fully understanding money, the vast majority of people allow the awesome power of money to control them. The power of money is used against them."
~~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence."
~~ David Hume [1711-76]

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; Bring a friend, if you have one."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950] to Winston Churchill.
response "Cannot possibly attend first night, I will attend the second . . . If there is one."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965] to George Bernard Shaw

"Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall."
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962]

"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings."
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

"It is undeniable that the culture wars [that] we are facing today in the United States have a body count."
~~ David Boddiger, managing editor at The Progressive Magazine

"You're either on my side, by my side, or in my f***ing way . . . choose wisely."
~~ Anonymous {probably a woman}

"Business is a team sport."
~~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

"With persistence, success can come at any time."
~~ physicist Albert-László Barabási

"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Some achieve old-age decrepitude thru great effort, and others have decrepitude thrust upon them."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
~~ Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"In every human being, there is both garbage and gold. It’s up to us to choose what we pay attention to."
~~ Werner Erhard

"It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction."
~~ Dianne Grant

"Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes."
~~ Greek Stoic philosopher Antisthenes [446?-366? B.C.E.]

"Labor is the source of all wealth."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"If it isn’t good for everybody, it isn’t good."
~~ Cherokee saying

"Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
~~ Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
~~ John Bright

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
~~ Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]

"You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from."
~~ Werner Erhard

"Climb the mountain so [that] you can see the world, not so [that] the world can see you"
~~ Wm. Blake [1757–1827]

"This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in."
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

"A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims . . . but accomplices."
~~ often falsely attributed to George Orwell [1903-50]

"With or without (i.e. religion) you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion ."
~~ Steven Weinberg [1933-2021], Nobel Prize-winning physicist

"Men called bankers we shall hate, for they enrich themselves while doing nothing."
~~ Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.], in his "Politics"

"Look, it’s a puppet show; it doesn’t have to make sense."
~~ Tom Nichols, staff writer at The Atlantic Magazine

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
~~ author David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]

"The character of a man is known from his conversations."
~~ Greek playwright Menander [342-292 BCE]

"Ambition is at the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, [ambition] is a powerful, creative, and constructive force."
~~ motivational speaker Jim Rohn [1930-2009]

"Fake news is bad, but a Ministry of Truth is worse."
~~ Estonian lawmaker Andrus Ansip

"It's utterly ridiculous that powerful, resilient women are portrayed as dangerous, whereas in my experience it's the predatory men who are the real threat."
~~ actress Joan Collins, DBE [b. 1933]

"Tell people [that] there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them [that] the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."
~~ George Carlin [1937-2008]

"The person who does best is the one with the panic button farthest from his keyboard."
~~ hedge fund billionaire Charles Payson 'Chase' Coleman III

"Common leaders become successful. Remarkable leaders leave a legacy."
~~ Alan Maiccon

"Thinking for yourself and making your own decisions can be frightening. Letting go of other people’s expectations can leave you feeling empty for a time. And yet seeing yourself as an independent adult who can stand up for your own choices frees you to accept yourself as you are."
~~ poet Ellen Bass

"We can't solve all the problems of the world ... but that does not absolve us of solving the ones [that] we can."
~~ Robert Macauley [1923-2010]

"Freedom is what we do with what is done to us."
~~ Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]

"When something important is going on, silence is a lie."
~~ Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist A.M. Rosenthal [1922-2006]

"The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen."
~~ Louis D. Brandeis [1856-1941]

"[This paradigm shift] could be the most significant turning point in our evolution because it means [that] we could move from a you-or-me world—a world where either you or I make it, and where we need to compete and fight to see who wins—to a you-and-me world, where all of us can make it."
~~ R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1983], in the 1950s

"Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, / Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man."
~~ William Shakespeare [1564-1616], in "The Life and Death of King John" [1598]

"It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “The things [that] we admire in men - kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding, and feeling - are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits [that] we detest - sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self-interest - are the traits of success."
~~ John Steinbeck [1902-68], in "Cannery Row" [1945]

"I like the human spirit; not so fond of human nature."
~~ "Frazz" syndicated comic strip [est. 2001], as drawn by Jef Mallett - 9/2022

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of a library."
~~ Jorge Luis Borges [1899-1986]

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."
~~ actress-comedian Lily Tomlin

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."
~~ Pablo Picasso [1881-1973]

"The total number of minds in the universe is one. In fact, consciousness is a singularity phasing within all beings."
~~ Nobel-laureate physicist Erwin Schrödinger [1887-1961]

"Fellas, I don't want to create a stampede, but Marjorie Taylor Greene is now available."
~~ actor George Takei

"The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence."
~~ Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"I hate almost all rich people, but I think [that] I'd be darling at it."
~~ Dorothy Parker [1893-1967]

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