COLLECTION OF QUOTES 11 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- WARNING: consumption of alcohol may cause you to thay shings like thish. Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it. -Miguel de Cervantes Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with everything they've got. Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. -Thomas H. Huxley Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about finding families for children. -Joyce Maguire Pavao To finish first you must first finish. -Rick Mears, race car driver A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk I have a workstation. Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. -John W. Whitehead The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -Chinese Proverb The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. -Hubert H. Humphrey He that loses wealth loses much; but he that loses courage loses all. -Miguel de Cervantes The sun never sets on the British Empire. But it rises every morning. The sky must get awfully crowded. - Steven Wright The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes. The world's best reformers are those who begin on themselves. -George Bernard Shaw If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength. -La Rochefoucauld I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. -Woodrow Wilson Being kind is more important than being right. Life is like a coin, you may spend it in many ways, but you spend it only once. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson Most of life is choices, and the rest pure dumb luck. Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains - except kill it. -Erich Fromm Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -Rodin The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell Character is doing the right thing... even when no one is watching. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. -Vernon Law The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. -Larry Eisenberg I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specifically. -Steven Wright I've been rich and I've been poor....and rich is better! What is the difference between men and women: A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need. Trust in Allah, but tie your camel. -Arabian Proverb Most people live their lives, do their best, and maybe - maybe - get 15 minutes of fame. But they're still there, and in the long run they really matter... It's the same on the internet. There is a silent majority of web sites that don't cost much and don't make much money, or don't care about making money. They provide a great deal of what makes the web what it is and what it will become. If the media... ignore that majority, they risk not understanding what's really going on. -Tim Haight A sheet of sandpaper makes a cheap and effective substitute for costly maps when visiting the Sahara desert. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep. A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. -Fred Allen In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. -Josh Billings Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. -Audrey Hepburn Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. -Henry Steele Commager People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too. -Malcolm Forbes I was born rich. Not in tangible things... but rich in the parents I had. -Ross Perot Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. -Swedish Proverb There are two kinds of success. One is the very rare kind that comes to the man who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do. That is genius. But the average man who wins what we call success is not a genius. He is a man who has merely the ordinary qualities that he shares with his fellows, but who has developed those ordinary qualities to a more than ordinary degree. -Theodore Roosevelt "I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything; "I will try" has performed wonders. -George P. Burnham Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything. -Arabian proverb A problem well defined is a problem half solved. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Most students treat knowledge as a liquid to be swallowed rather than as a solid to be chewed, and then wonder why it provides so little nourishment. -Sydney Harris The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -William Arthur Ward Too often students are given answers to remember, rather than problems to solve. -Roger Lewin The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. -John Vance Cheney If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today. -Olin Miller I have never once seen a dark room given light without a shadow resting in a corner, never have I seen a darkness without a light fueling it from an opposite angle or view. The organizational meeting of the procrastination club has been put off until next week. All those who are telekinetic, raise my hand. It will be a GREAT day when schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale in order to get a stealth bomber. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. The truth is out there? Does anyone know the URL? RAM DISC IS NOT AN INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. -Galileo Galilei Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -Muriel Rukeyser It is not enough to aim, you must hit. -Italian proverb A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. -Charles Gordy Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. -Stanton Friedman You exchanged your faith for evidence. You stopped believing in what you knew, and you started believing in what you saw. But you see, faith is the evidence of what you can't see. We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. -Rudyard Kipling What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford The only true gift is a portion of yourself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. -French proverb ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 2000 by Jiri Matejicek, Instant Wisdom. Feel free to copy anything you like. If you decide to redistribute the whole file, please leave this note within - including the URL.