Quotes and Sayings

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help lift him up.
Ecclesiastes 4910 Bible
John fitzgerald kennedy - the human mind is our fundamental resource....

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
George Gordon Byron
John lennon - time you enjoy wasting is not wasted....
Affection is responsible for nine - Tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
Francis Keppel
They were going to die. They knew it, and their last words were I love you. Even in great pain, their last words were of love... People who could have saved themselves and they ran back in to save others instead. If humanity is capable of that, how can I lose hope in humanity?
Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun - Times, November 5, 2001
Though a man be wise it is no shame for him to live and learn.
Sophocles
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richte
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
Robert Burton
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Suppressed introductory chapter, first published 1939, Penguin edition p. 23
I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.
Muriel Strode
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
Henry Kissinge
Not only is life a bitch, it has puppies.
Adrienne E. Gusoff
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
George Carlin
There are now - A - Days professors of philosophy but not philosophers.
Henry David Thoreau
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.
Richard J. Ferris, president, United Airlines
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Christian Nestell Bovee
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Jesus
Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Jean de La Fontaine
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous.
Sir Francis Bacon
Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard Milhous Nixon
Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second.
Steven Wright
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake
Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.
From The Last Goon Show of All
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905) vol. 1, Introduction
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
Mark Twain
Just because you love someone doesn? t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Thomas Fulle
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything is possible, but only a few things actually happen.
Richard Rosen
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - A thing which can never be demonstrated.
Tyron Edwards
There are a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty then they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone.
Robert Elwood Bly
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
Groucho Marx
Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists though their field - work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.
Robert Graves