INSTANT WISDOM

                       COLLECTION OF QUOTES 13
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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.

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