COLLECTION OF QUOTES 28 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you? Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? Because no one wants to quit. I have the most marvelous recipe for meat loaf! All I have to do is mention it to my husband and he says, "Let's eat out!" Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. -Edward Stanley Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. -Doug Larson The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. -Michelangelo The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. -Samuel Butler If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal? I am a nobody, and nobody is perfect; therefore I am perfect. Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive. How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America? There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. -Marshall McLuhan Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. -Ruth E. Renkel Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. -Howard Scott Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. -Robert Brault Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages. -Dave Barry May you live all the days of your life. -Jonathan Swift An enemy is one whose story we have not heard. -Gene Knudsen Hoffman Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little need of reform in our prisons. -John Ruskin Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. -Woody Allen The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. -"Think Different", Apple Computers Advertisement I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked 'brightness' but it doesn't work. -Gallagher Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. -Khalil Gibran Work is the curse of the drinking classes. -Oscar Wilde ADVICE If your mind goes blank, don't forget to turn off the sound. -Red Green A careful study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year. A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. -Will Rogers True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance. Most people don't know how to listen because the major part of their attention is taken up by thinking. -Eckhart Tolle You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. -Ralph Waldo Emerson What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? -Mahatma Gandhi If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. -Benjamin Franklin If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. -Lucy Larcom To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at. -Claude Monet Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. -Edgar Degas A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. -Chinese Proverb The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. -Horace Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P. J. O'Rourke The art of flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss. -Douglas Adams It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than you have. -Bart Simpson It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before. No rules for success will work if you don't. It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate. -Gloria Steinem Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble. -Sidney J. Harris To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. -G. K. Chesterton When you give someone a book, you donít give him just paper, ink, and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life. -Christopher Morley Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on - while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins have always believed that they were far more intelligent than man ... for precisely the same reason. -Douglas Adams The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. -Vance Havner My son has taken up meditation - at least it's better than sitting doing nothing. -Max Kauffmann The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love. -Margaret Atwood The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. -Maureen Murphy Modern technology Owes ecology An apology. -Alan M. Eddison One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. -Richard P. Feynman The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. -Karl Marx The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. -Isaac Asimov You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. -Hal Borland Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. -George Bernard Shaw Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think. Everybody always talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it. -Mark Twain Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. -Mark Twain The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so. -Mark Twain Not all those who wander are lost. -J R R Tolkien A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. -Adlai Stevenson The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark. -Zen Proverb It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions. -Michel de Montaigne When photography was invented it was thought to be an equivalent to truth, it was truth with a capital "T". -Vicki Goldberg It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. -David Bailey The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. -Brooks Anderson We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. -Carl Sagan The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. -Sir William Bragg A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it. -Albert Einstein There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be. -Charles Sanders Pierce Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts. -Brian Aldiss The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions. -Claude Levi-Strauss It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. -Henrik Ibsen Look at these cows and remember that the greatest scientists in the world have never discovered how to make grass into milk. -Michael Pupin A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. -Pete Seeger Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college. -Bill Vaughan ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 2005 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.