COLLECTION OF QUOTES 13 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Two dogs fight for a bone and a third runs away with it. A penny saved is a penny earned. He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut. Make hay while the sun shines. Do not halloo till you are out of the wood. Sweep before your own door first. A tree is known by its fruit. Birds of a feather flock together. One swallow doesn't make a summer. Learn to walk before you run. Don't cry before you are hurt. Brevity is the soul of wit. He who laughs last, laughs best. Four eyes see more than two. All men are not cast in the same mould. Two wrongs don't make a right. Once bitten, twice shy. Curses like chicken come home to roost. He who digs a pit for others, falls in himself. Who keeps company with wolves will learn to howl. He should have a long spoon who sups with the devil. Who gathers thistles, may expect pricks. He who pays the piper, calls the tune. A bad workman blames his tools. One good turn deserves another. Opportunity makes the thief. A drowning man will catch a straw. Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace. Who loves to roam may lose his home. You can't make an omelet without breaking the eggs. As the call, so the echo. As you brew, so must you drink. The end crowns the work. Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching kids what counts is best. -Bob Talbert Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - David Herbert Lawrence Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person; it is a matter of being the right person. Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now--and then got it back again. Where the pupil is willing; the teachers will appear. If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -Pablo Picasso Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. -Alexander Pope Life's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. -E. L. Doctorow At the Day of Judgment, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done. -Thomas a Kempis History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. -Alexis de Tocqueville We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. -Helen Keller Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. -Louis E. Boone Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy and with death as his greatest source of anxiety. -John Kenneth Galbraith If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. -William Arthur Ward If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. -Bette Reeves You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. -Dale Carnegie Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin When you must choose between speed and direction, choose direction. Going faster and faster will do you no good if the destination is not where you want to end up. -Ralph Marston Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. -Oscar Wilde When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruples. Take it and copy it. -Mark Twain The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. J.S. Mill We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. -Pablo Picasso Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life. -Robert Louis Stevenson Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm. -Dutch Proverb I really shouldn't be allowed to go to auctions. I bought a copy of John Evelyn's book on salad-making, Acetaria, simply because of the aptness of the catalogue description: "A few leaves browned or spotted." -Eric Korn Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking. -John Maynard Keynes Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. -William James Asked to explain Zen - my puppy with the same name looks, and thumps his tail. -Jay Hackett The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling. -Robert M. Pirsig The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. -Andre Gide I am as my creator made me and since He is satisfied, so am I. -Minnie Smith Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. Some roads aren't meant to be travelled alone. Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. -Betty Smith True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure. -Auguste Rodin The amount of sleep required by the average person is about five minutes more. -Wilson Mizener Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. -B. F. Skinner Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. -Arthur Helps As long as you live, keep learning how to live. -Seneca It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. -Pablo Picasso There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots. The other is wings. -Hodding Carter, Jr. It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. -Erma Bombeck Egotist: A person more interested in himself than in me. -Ambrose Bierce Editor: One who sorts the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff. -Adlai Stevenson Life is like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're gonna get. -Forrest Gump It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man. -Miranda Ingram Can there be anything worse than blindness? Oh yes...for the most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. -Helen Keller The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. -Reggie Leach Happy is the man who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for the future. -A. Gibson There is more faith in an honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. -Alfred, Lord Tennyson You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -Charles Austin Beard Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment. -John Bradshaw The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. -Robert M. Pirsig Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. -George Jean Nathan A bargain is something you cannot use at a price you cannot resist. A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it. A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. A clean tie attracts the soup of the day. A closed mind is a good thing to lose. A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. -Chinese proverb A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done. A diet is a selection of food that makes other people lose weight. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. -Oscar Wilde Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. -English proverb The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at. -Don Marquis We must either find a way or make one. -Hannibal A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints. One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. -G. K. Chesterton Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen. -Albert Einstein What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. -William R. Inge The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do. -John Holt The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. -Soren Kierkegaard There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.