WISE QUOTE

WISE QUOTE

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the
opposite. — John Kenneth Galbraith

Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
— Henry J. Tillman
Deeds, not words shall speak me.
— John Fletcher

This world is given as the prize for the men in earnest; and that
which is true of this world, is truer still of the world to come.
— Frederick William Robertson

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
— Austin Phelps

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for
his calling, never fails of employment.
— Thomas Jefferson

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
— Evan Davis

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
— Laurence J. Peter

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody
has read. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Girls are always running through my mind. They don’t dare walk.
— Andy Gibb
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
— G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I
wouldn’t be a bit surprised.
— Dorothy Parker

Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light.
— C. V. R. Thompson

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism
is unreadable and literature is not read.
— Oscar Wilde

Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain
exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of
thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
— Will Cuppy

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
— B. F. Skinner

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving
birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
— Sam Levenson (1911 – 1980)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly
making exciting discoveries.
— A. A. Milne

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of
a witness. — Margaret Miller

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
— Judy Garland

Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you.
— Mae West

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to
be. — Brigitte Bardot

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all
parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to
write that history myself. — Sir Winston Churchill

Either I’ve been missing something or nothing has been going on.
–Karen Elizabeth Gordon

A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.
— Wilson Mizner

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a
distinguished success.
— Edward Dowden

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
— Madame Swetchine

I shall be an autocrat, that’s my trade; and that good Lord will
forgive me, that’s his.
— Catherine the Great

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
— Mary Wilson Little

Egotism — usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
— Barbara Stanwyck

Women are the real architects of society.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.
— Mae West

Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is
women’s denigration of themselves.
— Betty Friedan

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but
people capable of giving them their attention.
— Simone Weil

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful
objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill
gives us modern art.
— Tom Stoppard

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can
be the designated driver.
— Jay Leno

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I’ve ever known.
— Walt Disney (1901 – 1966)

It’s all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.
— Mick Jagger
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King

There’s a pinch of the madman in every great man.
Unknown
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
— Walter Bagehot

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
— Alfred North Whitehead

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly
greater than that of any other animal.
— H. L. Mencken

Every crowd has a silver lining.
— Phineas Taylor Barnum

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely
improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy
future, without fear.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price
aren’t things to think about any more. All that matters is value –
the ultimate value of what one does.
— James Hilton

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being
careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
— Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiography, 1937

He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show
a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred
and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
— Demosthenes
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it
shall never have a beginning.
— John Henry Cardinal Newman

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation
perfectly delightful.
— Sydney Smith, referring to Macaulay

The world is wide, and I will not wast my life in friction when it
could be turned into momentum.
— Frances Willard

Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
— Sir Thomas Browne, ‘Christian Morals,’ 1716

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the
present.
— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A.D.

Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.
— Chinese Proverb

Food is the most primitive form of comfort.
— Sheila Graham

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can
nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
— Adelle Davis
There’s a pinch of the madman in every great man.
— Unknown

Sure, winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.
— Harry Sanders

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save
the few who are rich.
— John F Kennedy

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts
about reality. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
— Albert Camus

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I
would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a
quiet place and kill him.
— Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain

Human beings are seventy percent water, and with some the rest is
collagen. — Martin Mull

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
— Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that
he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to.
— Dave Barry

Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient
capital to form a corporation.
— Howard Scott

In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in
announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other
half out of fear of the people’s wrath.
— Kahlil Gibran, ‘Narcotics and Dissecting Knives,’ Thoughts and
Meditations, 1960

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your
position falls, your ego goes with it.
— Colin Powell

It’s all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to
fly in formation.
— Dr. Rob Gilbert

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
— Leo Tolstoy
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well
written or badly written. Oscar Wilde (dedicated to J.R. – you know
who you are)

Admiration, n: Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to
ourselves — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
— Ed Howe

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because
you stop laughing.
— Michael Pritchard
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to
move in the opposite direction.
— E. F. Schumacher

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large
deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
— Woody Allen

As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree’ — probably because it’s
so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
— Woody Allen

Everything you can imagine is real.
— Pablo Picasso
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
— Tom Lehrer

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
— Albert Camus

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there’s no law against wacking them around a little.
— Joe Martin, Porterfield
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
— Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931)

An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared
to take offense, no matter what happens.
— Robert Benchley

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their
life as children.
— Kingsley Amis

I am no more humble than my talents require.
— Oscar Levant

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
— H. H. Williams

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from
barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.
— John O’Hara

As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give
a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.
— Hagar the Horrible

Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an
unidentified source.
— Ron Nesen

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
— Voltaire

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond
them into the impossible.
— Arthur C. Clarke, “Technology and the Future”

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
— Bertrand Russell

McCabe’s Law: Nobody _has_ to do _anything_.
— Charles McCabe

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.
— Kelly Barton

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give
without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire
without meanness.
— George Sand

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled
with great ambitions.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Driftwood; Table Talk, 1857

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
— Karen Sunde

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is
shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
— Mark Twain

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody
has read. — Mark Twain

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting
on its shoes.– Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. — Mark Twain

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
— Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then
success is sure. — Mark Twain

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off
their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
— Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
— Mark Twain

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