COLLECTION OF QUOTES 14 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing. "I don't question YOUR existence." -God On an atheist's tombstone: Here lies an atheist; all dressed up and no place to go. People in cars cause accidents. Accidents in cars cause people. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. -Harvey Mackay We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end. -Joseph Fort Newton An old error is always more popular than a new truth. -German proverb The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. -John Ruskin Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. A little bit of what you fancy always does you good. -Saxon Beauty. So difficult to define, so easy to recognize. Happiness will never be any greater than the idea we have of it. -Maurice Maeterlinck The best protection against logic is ignorance. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters! You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you. The facts expressed here belong to everybody, the opinions to me. The distinction is yours to draw... Notice! Take lettuce from the top of the stack, or heads will roll! Well, if Jerry Springer isn't educational TV, why does it make me feel so much smarter? I have to take my paycheck to the bank. It's too little to go by itself. Welcome to Megacomputer's 24-hour helpline. If you have been waiting LESS than 24 hours, please remain on the line. Whenever I'm in a mood to watch the world go by, I just keep to the posted speed limit. "Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there's a difference between deciding and doing." -Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman R. Augustine Computer Technical Support Hotline: "Here are a few possible solutions to your computer problems: go for a walk, ride a bike, play ball with your kid, talk to your wife, read a book..." -Randy Glasbergen Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while climbing it. Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one. -Marcus Aurelius You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now. -Joan Baez Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William Bennett Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. -Adolph Monod Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. -George Sheehan Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. -Wilbur Wright Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. -Nora Roberts If you don't control your mind, someone else will. -John Allston The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. -David Russell It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. -Edmund Hillary The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato Life has no rehearsals, only performances. If you can't return a favor, pass it on. -Louise Brown There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. -Marshall McLuhan Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -W. B. Yeats Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful. -George Bernard Shaw What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -William Shakespeare Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. -John G. Riefenbaker The only real failure in life is one not learned from. -Anthony J. D'Angelo Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. -Nathaniel Hawthorne The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. -J. M. Barrie Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. -Lily Tomlin If you believe everything you read, better not read. -Japanese proverb I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. -Bertrand Russell Do what's right. Do it right. Do it right now. -Barry Forbes Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. -Don Marquis Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. -Anthony J. D'Angelo A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake. -Confucius Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. -Soren Kierkegaard Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything. -Samuel Hazo Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. -David Star Jordan There are several languages in this world... but a smile speaks them all! Everything you can imagine is real. -Picasso The worst prison would be a closed heart. -Pope John Paul II There is no time like the present for postponing what you ought to be doing. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. -Albert Einstein If what you did yesterday still looks big to you then you haven't done much today. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do. -Dale Carnegie For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. -Sir Winston S. Churchill God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called. The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. -Eden Phillpotts I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit cards. -Henny Youngman No good deed can go unpunished. You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing? -Khalil Gibran A word fitly spoken is like apples of gols in pictures of silver. -Proverbs 25:11 Friends are made by many acts - and lost by only one. To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love. Little I -------- Little I care Little I care for propriety, if people talk, convention and still, or society. people have Little I care and people will. for simple things, like dresses of white Little I care. and wedding rings. Little I. -Patricia de Rhonda A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. -Carl Sandburg All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. -Alexandre Dumas When you blame others, you give up your power to change. -Robert Anthony All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. -James Russell Lowell A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -William James Half of the people in the world are below average. All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing. -Peter M. Leschak Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled. -Dorothea Brande Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -Leo Tolstoy Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting; they cannot be the goal themselves. -Denis Waitley You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. -George Burns Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -George S. Patton Don't squat with your spurs on. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran Statistics show that married men live longer than single men, but they are more willing to die. -David S. Goldberg ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 2000 by Jiri Matejicek, Instant Wisdom. Feel free to copy anything you like. 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