Quotes and Sayings

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
Quentin Crisp
Richard bach - it is by not always thinking of yourself, if you...

The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kuebler - Ross
John le carre - a desk is a dangerous place from which to watch...
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.
James Grover Thurbe

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do - - So long as they don? t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric.
Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life.
Julia T. Alvarez
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Charles Buxton
That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms...
Samuel Adams
Leonardo da vinci - the poet ranks far below the painter in the...
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Barry LePatne
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
Bhagavad Gita
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt
If male homosexuals are called gay, then female homosexuals should be called ecstatic.
Shelly Roberts
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front ignorance and narrow - Mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Emerich Edward Dalbert
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Douglas Noel Adams
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt
Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Henrik Ibsen
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
Mark Twain, Notebooks (1935)
Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds - - And then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own.
Michael Crichton, Prey
The surest way to get rid of a bore is to lend money to him.
Paul Louis Courie
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin
Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!
David Letterman
To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.
Erik Nupponen
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...
Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Unity in things necessary, liberty in things doubtful, charity in everything.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African Prove
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
Maryon Pearson
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Don Barthelme