Monthly Archives: May 2010

Life Sayings (Part 1)

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.

Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.

When you don’t know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway

Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it – it’s much easier to apologize then it is to get permission.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“There is no defeat except for those who give up.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.” – Harold J. Smith

“A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. – Jeannette Rankin

“If everything seems to be coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane”

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F. Kennedy

Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all its students.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.” – Jim Horning

You might regret what you do – but you’ll you regret what you don’t do SO much more.

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything.

“Never forget that those who bring happiness to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery

“I always knew that I’d look back at my tears and laugh, but I never thought that I’d look back at my laughter and cry.” – Rudy Kazootie

“Early to rise, early to bed, makes a man healthy but socially dead.” – Joshua Warner

“People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Astraea

Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.” – Christopher Morley

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” – David Weinbaum

“We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

Looking for love in a bar is like looking for food in the gutter. You might find something that resembles what you’re looking for, but it’s probably bad for you.

“Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game” – Will Durant

“If you invite someone into your home, you owe them things (eg. refreshments, entertainment, pleasant company). If you force someone into your home, you owe them much more. When parents chose to drag children into this world and choose to put those children in a society that makes those children dependent on parents, it is the parents who owe their children, not the other way around.” – foxfire

“A person who never makes mistakes never makes anything”

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” – Benjamin Franklin

“When you’re one step ahead of the crowd you’re a genius. When you’re two steps ahead, you’re a crackpot.” – Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” – Howard Zinn

Meaningful Quotes (Part 1)

Intelligence is like a river. The deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

“Everyone is doing the best they can – not the best they know how but the best they can. So to judge others by our own standards is always a mistake.” – Dick Sutphen

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

“People stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Life is like a phone call with a loved one. When it is cut short, we realize how much of it we have wasted.” – KLBseagull

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert Pirsig

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” – John K. Gilbraith

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask, “Why?”. I dream of things that never were, and ask, “Why not?” – Robert F. Kennedy

“The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity.” – Michael Wickett

“Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.” – Ralph Marston

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Grace Murray Hopper

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – Gilbert Chesterton

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then there will be true peace.” – Sri Chin Moi Gosh

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” – Mother Teresa

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Albert Einstein

“Love is giving and it has nothing to do with what you receive.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Lawrence Durrell

It disturbs you when you realise you know more than all great men on earth, because you need to know no more.

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

There is no freedom at the end of compulsion; the outcome of compulsion is compulsion. – Krishnamurti 1953b

Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education. – Krishnamurti 1948

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato

“The world is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel.” – Horace Walpole

“Many of the things you can count don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.” – Albert Einstein

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.” – Bertrand Russell

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” – Anita Koddick

Power is never brought to an end by power. The eternal law is that power ends by love.

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters to what lies within us.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein

“People were made to be loved and things were made to be used. That’s why there’s so much chaos in the world – people are being used and things are being loved.” – Anonymous

“Do I think a time – out is better than spanking a kid? Well, sure – spanking a kid is also better than shooting a kid, but that’s not much of an argument for spanking.” – Alfie Kohn

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – Andre Gide

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”

“No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin