COLLECTION OF QUOTES 26 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat. -Caroline Schroeder People who buy diet soda by the case are missing the point of diet soda. Happiness is where you find it. The secret to finding it is not to look so hard. You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations. -Zig Ziglar Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares? I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference. -Steven Wright Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. -Aristotle To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. In most corporations, "Human Resources" is neither human nor resourceful. Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. -Alphonse de Lamartine Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. -Sir Fred Hoyle Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. -William Feather There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. -G.K. Chesterton Wit is educated insolence. -Aristotle A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. -Gore Vidal Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. - Samuel Palmer Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -Will Durant Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -John F. Kennedy Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. -Moses Hadas Logic is in the eye of the logician. -Gloria Steinem Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. -Albert Einstein A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. -H. H. Munro (Saki) There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. -C. A. R. Hoare In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. -W.B. Prescott Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate. It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. -EARL WARREN The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln The New Hampshire state motto is "Live free or die." It's often interpreted as being a political statement, which is wrong. It's really an economic statement. If you donít scale the mountain, you canít view the plain. -Chinese proverb I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. -Elvis Presley Good questions outrank easy answers. -Paul A. Samuelson Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: he knows where he is going. -Mark Caine Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. -Elmer G. Letterman You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. -James A. Froude I feel sorry for people who don't drink or do drugs. Because someday they're going to be in a hospital bed, dying, and they won't know why. -Redd Foxx When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. -Japanese Proverb None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us. -Thurgood Marshall Happiness walks on busy feet. -Kitte Turmell Sometimes even the best manager is like the boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so that he can take him there. -Lee Iacocca My parents always tell me to make my life an example of the principles I believe in, but every time I do, they tell me to stop it. -Calvin It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. -Jerome K. Jerome The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. -Ronald Reagan Q: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper? A: He sold his soul to Santa. Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being great in little things. Computers, televisions, and most other small household electric appliances actually run, not on electricity, but on smoke. We know this because when the smoke escapes, they quit working. Life is not so much a matter of 'finding' ourselves as it is a matter of making ourselves. -Alan Loy McGinnis I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese proverb Buick Riveras and white Volvos are aphodisiacs. -Steve Suchy Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals. -Agnes Repplier Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable. Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that's all right. You don't tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds. -Richard Bach A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. -Arthur C. Clarke A man should live forever...or die trying. Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up, depends upon what you're made of. How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant'. -John Abbott A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. -Freeman Dyson "Mach 2 travel feels no different." a passenger commented on an early Concorde flight. "Yes," Sir George replied. "That was the difficult bit." -Sir George Edwards, co-director of Concorde development Phases of a Project: 1 -- Exultation 2 -- Disenchantment 3 -- Search for the Guilty 4 -- Punishment of the Innocent 5 -- Praise for the Uninvolved When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broad-minded man who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises. -Franklin Adams It is better to live rich than to die rich. -Samuel Johnson Whoever is afraid of submitting any question, civil or religious, to the test of free discussion, is more in love with his own opinion than with truth. -T. Watson China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. -Charles De Gaulle On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -Martin, age 10 Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. -Fletcher Knebel I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. -Herbert Rappaport There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find.' -Robert Flaherty You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. -Ray Bradbury The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. -Russell Green Never give a person more power than he can use, for use it he will. -Cotton Mather America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. -Laurence J. Peter My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. -Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. -Elizabeth Taylor Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. -Iris Murdoch Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. -Don Marquis Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. -Pablo Picasso The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. -Wilhelm Stekel Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make your's burn any brighter. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso Basically, collectors want nudes, so I have supplied for them nude cars, nude telephones, nude electric plugs, nude switches, nude fans. -Claes Oldenburg If crimefighters fight crime, and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight? If you lose your job, your marriage and your mind all in one week, try to lose your mind first, because then the other stuff won't matter that much. -Jack Handey Politics, very often, is simply economics pursued by other means. -Edward J. Nell ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 2004 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.