COLLECTION OF QUOTES 10 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 1999-2000 by Jiri Matejicek, Instant Wisdom. 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