COLLECTION OF QUOTES 15

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you
generously consent to share them. -Albert Camus

There is nothing wrong with people possessing riches. The wrong comes
when riches possess people.

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Taxpayer: Someone who doesn't have to take a public service exam
to work for the government.

I went on a diet but I had to go on two diets at the same time because
one wasn't giving me enough food. -Barry Marter

Why is there always so much month left at the end of the money?

Time is money, money is the root of all evil, and knowledge is power.
Therefore, procrastination is the key to world peace.

Reference Manual: Object that raises the monitor to eye level.
Also used to compensate for that short table leg.

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all
owned by cats.

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be
realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
-Khalil Gibran

Ever notice how it's a penny for your thoughts, yet you put in your
two-cents? Someone is making a penny on the deal. -Steven Wright

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to
discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
-Frederick II, the Great

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
-Queen Elizabeth I of England

Christmas: Be Naughty - save Santa the trip.

What's on the mind when sober, is on the tongue when not. -Josh Seidel

If You Don't Leave Me Alone, I'll Go And Find Someone Else Who Will

My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend, And I Sure Do Miss Him

I'd Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me Than A Frontal Lobotomy.

Love has reasons that reason knows nothing of.

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

The pursuit of truth shall set you free - even if you never catch up
with it. -Clarence Darrow

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction
a sign of truth. -Blaise Pascal 

Truth fears no questions.

Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth. -Pablo Picasso

Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find
out the truth. -Ashleigh Brilliant

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells
us the truth about its author. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked
what is the root of all money? -Ayn Rand 

A true friend stabs you in the front. -Oscar Wilde
I am a deeply superficial person. -Andy Warhol 

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he
will pick himself up and continue on. -Winston Churchill

If a person offends you and you are in doubt as to whether it was
intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures. Simply watch
your chance and hit him with a brick. -Mark Twain

Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb. Now
turn it off and get to bed! -Thomas Edison's Mother

Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
-Flannery O'Connor

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle
of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open
and love steps forth to heal everything in sight. -Michael Bridge

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies,
private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. -Elbert Hubbard

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for
word what you shouldn't have said.

Your attitude and your aptitude will determine your altitude.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
warning to others.

The act of giving is more important than the merit of the

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can
only do a little.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

When the doctor says...
"We have some good news and some bad news."
...the good news is he's going to buy that new BMW, and the bad news
is you're going to pay for it.

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few
things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the
money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do
with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is
given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back.

To his dog, every man is Napoleon. Hence the constant popularity of
dogs. - Aldous Huxley

Mind Like A Steel Trap - Rusty And Illegal In 37 States.

You're driving a car. It isn't a telephone booth, a beauty parlor or a

A much wittier reply came to mind immediately after I clicked the
'Send' button.

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure
harm outlives the power to inflict it. 

There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than
electronic banking. It's called marriage. -James Holt McGavran

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must
observe. -Marilyn vos Savant

The road to success is always under construction.

The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 30 has wasted
20 years of his life.

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
-Estonian proverb

Many seek good nights and lose good days. -Dutch Proverb

Don't be so humble, you're not that great. -Golda Meir

If you treat every situation like a life or death matter, be prepared
to die a lot of times.

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to
the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
-George Bernard Shaw

They say that time changes everything, but it's been a while now and
my kid's diapers aren't getting any cleaner. -Jeff Chastain

Eighty percent of success is showing up. -Woody Allen

The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion
of a prime minister. -Voltaire

There's lots of people in  this world who spend so much time watching
their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. - Josh Billings

The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest
would gladly part with all his money for health. -C.C. Colton

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but
they die young. -Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
-Andy Rooney

Smile at people. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, only fourteen
to smile.

My best friend is one who brings out the best in me. -Henry Ford

If cows could fly, would we still get ground beef?

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to
be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the
first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
-Robert Fulghum

Gratitude is the heart's money. -French proverb

For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day.
-American proverb

Advice to a fool goes in one ear and out the other. -Danish proverb

Action without thought is like shooting without aim. -American proverb

Advising is easier than helping. -German proverb

Do not ask advice of the ignorant. -Indian (Tamil) proverb

Do not say to your neighbor, Come back later; Iíll give it tomorrow --
when you now have it with you. -Proverbs 3:28

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at
the present. -English proverb

He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns. -English Proverb

The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.
-Slogan of the US Armed Forces

He asks advice in vain who will not follow it. -French proverb

Ask for advice but do what you think is best. -Greek proverb

Have a vision not clouded by fear. -Cherokee proverb

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by
choice--their choice. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The liberty of using harmless pleasure will not be disputed; but it is
still to be examined what pleasures are harmless. -Samuel Johnson

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
-William Bridges

The significant problems we face cannot be resolved at the same level
of thinking we were at when we created them. -Albert Einstein

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the
people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism
you can have. -Terence Hanbury White

He who stops being better stops being good. -Oliver Cromwell

A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing
a one-way street. -Doug Linder

George Washington's brother was the uncle of our country.

Budget: A method for going broke methodically.

Tact: The ability to describe others as they see themselves.
-Abraham Lincoln

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by
the love we're not extending in the present. -Marianne Williamson

Here's a test to find whether your mission in life is finished. If 
you're alive, it isn't! -Richard Bach

He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived but
lost. -Thomas Fuller 

Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before.

Some people wish to get what they deserve, while others fear the same.

A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've
purchased new school uniforms.

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even
where there is no river. -Nikita Khrushchev

If you learn tricks, you'll be a caterpillar that flies, not a
butterfly. -Baba Ram Dass

Beware of too much good staying in your hand. Pay it away quickly in
some sort. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.

No matter how you wiggle and dance, the last three drops will go down
your pants. 

Laugh, it is the music of the soul. One warm smile is the
international language of kindness. 

Life is like a flowing river. When obstacles get in the way, like a
river your only chance to make it is to rise above it and flow on. You
don't want to sit there like a puddle unless you want to get stepped

No one is so eager to gain new experience as he who doesn't know how
to make use of the old ones. -Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to
pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the
greater is their power to harm us. -Voltaire

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

He who is outside the door has already a good part of his journey
behind him.


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