Quotes and Sayings

Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.
Michel de Montaigne
Italian prove - the best armor is to keep out of range....

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.
James Thurber, New Yorker, Feb. 4, 1939, "The Fairly Intelligent Fly".
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
Dan Quayle
Rita mae brown - lead me not into temptation; i can find the way...

Our opportunities to do good are our talents.
C. Mathe
The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge.
Erich Fromm
I cherish the Franco - German cooperation as one of the most important developments in post - war Europe. But I will not accept is as being so sacrosanct that the rest of us shall simply adapt to what is decided between Paris and Berlin.
Uffe Ellemann - Jensen, President, ELDR 1995 - 2000, Foreign Minister 1982 - 1993, Nordic Embassies in Berlin 23 September 2003
The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion by maintained by it.
Germaine Gree
Each day provides its own gifts.
American Prove
If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Theresa
The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Prove
Not only the studying and writing of history but also the honoring of it both represent affirmations of a certain defiant faith - A desperate, unreasoning faith, if you will - But faith nevertheless in the endurance of this threatened world - Faith in the total essentiality of historical continuity.
George Frost Kennan
Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
Arthur Brisbane
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 2 scene 2
I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty... This is my highest and best use as a human.
Ben Stein, E! Online, 12 - 20 - 03
The most essential factor is persistence - The determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Whitcomb Riley
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Brian Tracy
Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surrounding and circumstances are of comparatively little account.
Hannah Whitall Smith
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Joe Paterno
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a but.
Henry Ward Beeche
Knowledge is essential to conquest only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment.
Anne Besant
No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind.
Dr. Thomas Arnold Bennett
Use power to curb power.
Chinese Prove
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Thomas S. Szasz
An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Gustav Jung
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
Ellen Glasgow
True greatness comes not when things go always good for you; but true greatness comes when you are really tested, when you have taken some knocks, faced some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.
Richard Nixon
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Winston Churchill
When spiders unite they can tie down a lion.
Ethiopian Prove
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butle
Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars.
Fred Allen
Friendship is... the sort of love one can imagine between angels.
Clive Staples Lewis
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As if there were safety in stupidity alone.
Henry David Thoreau
I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
Brigid Brophy
Everything has its limit - - Iron ore cannot be educated into gold. - 1906.
Mark Twain
Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne