INSTANT WISDOM

                       COLLECTION OF QUOTES 10
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You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along
the way. -Stephen C Paul

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less
than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.  

Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a
pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.
-Jason Hurst

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
-Ogden Nash

Beware the fury of a patient man. -John Dryden

You can have everything in life you want if you will only help enough
other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar

One man with courage makes a majority. -Andrew Jackson

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was making everyone believe
it didn't exist!

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
-Mark Twain

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie
about your age. -Lucille Ball
 
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial
flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
-Alfred E. Newman

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
-Rita Rudner

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless
there are three other people. -Orson Welles

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.
-old New York proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather
was. -Irish proverb

I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only 2" taller.
-Steven Wright

One does evil enough when one does nothing good. -German Proverb

Things equal out pretty well. Our dreams seldom come true, but then
neither do our nightmares. -Charles Kennedy

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an
optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. 
-Harry Truman

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and
anyone going faster than you is a maniac. -George Carlin

I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
-Carol Leifer

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore
helmets. -Dave Edison

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a
bank robbery has just taken place. -Johnny Carson

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is
suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best
friends. If they are okay, then it's you. -Rita Mae Brown

I always wanted to be somebody, but I guess I should have been more
specific. -Lily Tomlin

When we look into another's soul, we see ourselves reflected there.
-Virginia Morrigan

He who binds himself to a joy, doth the winged life destroy.
He who kisses the joy as it flys, live in eternity's sunrise.
-William Blake

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only
interests. -John Stuart Mill

The future is like a corridor into which we can only see by the light
coming from behind. -Edward Weyer Jr

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided
missiles and misguided men. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace
automation. -John Tudor

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the
mind. -W. R. Alger

What time hath scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit.
-William Shakespeare

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -Pablo Picasso

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
-St. Francis of Assisi

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men,
or they are no better than dreams. -Emerson

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. 
-James Crook

In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain. 
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Formal education will earn you a living, self-education will make you
a fortune.

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money
can't buy.

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may
not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. 

Friends are flowers that never fade.

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by
children. -Charles Darwin

If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have
neglected much, and most of all yourself. -A. Neilen

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that
thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks
himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. 
-Charles Caleb Colton

That which you cannot give away, you do not possess. It possesses you.
-Ivern Ball

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just
be happy.

I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I
have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was  like to
be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent
remembers what it was like to be a child. -Anna Quindlen

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when
one will do. -Thomas Jefferson

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't
matter. -Satchel Paige

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your
work. -Mary Lauretta

The only honest measure of your success is what you are doing compared
to your true potential. -Paul J. Meyer

Love is a deep well from which you may drink often, but into which you
may fall but once. -Ellye Howell Glover

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general;
if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope."  Instead, I became a
painter, and wound up Picasso. -Pablo Picasso

The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the
longest, but the one with the richest experiences.
-Jean Jacques Rousseau

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known
until it is lost. -Charles Caleb Colton

Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. -Ovid

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to
govern, but impossible to enslave. -Lord Brougham

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and
happened to things. -Elinor Smith

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first
examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be
changed in ourselves. -Carl Gustav Jung

A dog with two homes is never any good. -Irish proverb

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even
the impossible may only be so, as of now. -Pearl S. Buck

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling
exception, is composed of others. -John Andrew Holmes

Never buy through your ears but through your eyes. -Irish proverb

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to
use. -Wendell Johnson

Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden. -Irish proverb

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many
accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. -Ed Parker

Forget love, I'd rather fall in chocolate.

The best horse doesn't always win the race. -Irish proverb

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one
sitting. It needs continual and regular top up's. -Peter Davies

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and
initiative, leaders change things. -Jesse Jackson

It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to
have an opportunity and not be prepared. -Whitney Young

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
-Amelia Barr

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
-John Churton Collins

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. 
-Ben Williams

Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.
-Marcelene Cox

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
-Bernard M. Baruch

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