COLLECTION OF QUOTES 3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Applying a solution is not necessarily the same as solving a problem. If we simply apply a ready-made solution, we fail to learn all that the problem has to teach. -Ralph Marston It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. -Jim Rohn It's always darkest before you step on the cat. "If you don't have the time to do it right, where do you think you're going to find the time to do it over?" If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. -Derek Bok "Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad." You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. -Hannah More The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. -Mark Twain Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. -Alexander Graham Bell The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. -Arthur C. Clarke Far better it is to dare mighty things, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do. -Albert Gray Pain is inevitable but misery is optional. -Barbara Johnson He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. - Lao Tse Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. -Alex Hamilton Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Character is not made in crisis - it's only exhibited. -Robert Freeman Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. -Erich Fromm Charity sees the need, not the cause. -German proverb We've had bad luck with children - they've all grown up. -Christopher Morley If a child annoys you, quiet him by brushing his hair. If this doesn't work, use the other side of the brush and the other end if the child. Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos. -Will Durant The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. -Robert Green Ingersoll Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. -Descartes Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done. -Josh Billing If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in person. -Ralph Bunche Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. -Carl Schurz An idle brain is the devil's workshop. -English proverb Everybody is ignorant, only in different subjects. -Will Rogers He who laughs lasts! God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers. -Jewish proverb Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit. If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. -Jay Leno A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures. -Irish proverb ----- Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Adam was but a human - this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent. It's noble to be good. And it's nobler to teach others to be good, and less trouble. When in doubt, tell the truth. The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right. Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others. No country can be well governed unless its citizens as a body keep religiously before their minds that they are the guardians of the law, and that the law officers are only the machinery for its execution, nothing more. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than have them and not deserve them. The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up. -Mark Twain ---- Only that day dawns to which we are awake. Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children. -Sam Levenson It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are. -James Mackintosh When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last. -Helen Rowland One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. -Sidney Howard A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. -John A. Shedd My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light. -Edna St. Vincent Millay He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. -Benjamin Franklin Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. -Christian Nestell Bovee The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -William Wordsworth Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. -Christopher Morley Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. -Josh Billings Ability is of little account without opportunity. -Napoleon Bonaparte The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. -Edward Gibbon Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit. -Amos Bronson Alcott The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. -Napoleon Bonaparte High explosives are applicable where truth and logic fail. A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. -Caskie Stinett On the other hand, you have different fingers. Any man who knows all the answers most likely misunderstood the questions. Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. If everything else fails, read the instructions. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up. How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards. -Spanish proverb You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step into it. -Miller's law Imitation is the most serious form of flattery. "How can I miss you if you won't go away?" Must everyone always begin at the beginning? Much time could be saved if we could begin at the end. ----- It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. I am in shape. Round is a shape. Even if you win a rat race, you're still a rat. Many people do very efficiently what needs not be done at all. There are two times when I feel stress - day and night. I considered atheism, but there weren't enough holidays. Eagles fly but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines. When everything comes your way, you're in the wrong lane. It is not the fall that kills you, it is the sudden stop at the end. Always imitate the behavior of winners if you lose. If you can't laugh at yourself, make fun of other people. Experience is something you get just after you need it. Statistics show every two minutes another statistic is created. Two wrongs don't make a right - three lefts do. Patience will come to him who waits for it. There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't. You can never successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter. -Fontaddict ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 1998 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.