QUOTES TO PONDER

Here is a collection of quotes that I really like and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


Russ/DayTrader:
"Life is made up of several sunsets... and sunrises.... and sometimes the blistering heat of the sun... or the darkness when a cloud blocks its view."

Mahatma Gandhi:
"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

Muhammad Ali:
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."

Kenich Ohmae:
"It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away."

Napoleon Hill:
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements."

Franklin P Jones:
"The most efficient labor-saving device is still money."

Charles Wadsworth:
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."

Steven Wright:
"If a word in the dictionary were mispelled, how would we know?"

Charles F. Kettering:
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi:
"Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought."

J. R. R. Tolkein:
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."

Groucho Marx:
"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms."

Steven Wright:
"Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time."

Franklin P Jones:
"The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it."

Frank A Clark:
"We find comfort among those who agree with us--growth among those who don't."

Bill Cosby:
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."

Doctor Who:
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."

Peter de Jager:
"Sometimes being pushed to the wall gives you the momentum necessary to get over it!"

Mao Tse-tung:
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

Sir Laurence Olivier:
"I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it."

Leo Rosten:
"If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it."

Frank Lloyd Wright:
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."

Unknown:
"Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me."

Aldous Huxley:
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored"

Jules Feiffer:
"I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy. I wasdeprived. (Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged) Then they told me that underprivileged was overused. I was disadvantaged. I still don't have a dime. But I have a great vocabulary."

George Matthew Adams:
"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousandsof others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and ofour thoughts, as well as our success."

Unknown:
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."

William Faulkner:
"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."

Lin Yutang:
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."

Will Rogers:
"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else."

Malcolm S. Forbes:
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

Rod Serling:
"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper."

Will Rogers:
"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."

Robert Benchley:
"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony."

Mark Twain (1835-1910):
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

Winston Churchill (1874-1965):
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."

Malcolm Forbes:
"There is never enough time, unless you're serving it."

Will Rogers, "Politics Getting Ready to Jell," The Illiterate Digest, 1924:
"Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth."

W. H. Auden:
"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."

Moses Ibn Ezra, Shirat Yisrael:
"Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price."

Jean Paul Richter:
"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life."

Saadi:
"Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good."

Epictetus:
"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."

Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942:
"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child."



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