Quotes and Sayings

William shakespeare, the tempest, act 1 scene 2 - what seest thou else in the dark backward and...
Thucydides, peloponnesian wa - we secure our friends not by accepting favors but...

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - - But eat you he will.
Ronald Reagan
I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It is like having a mental workshop.
Jack Youngblood
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Barbara Ehrenreich
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Robert M. Pirsig

Francis keppel - education is too important to be left solely to...
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Nadia Boulange
Walking is also an ambulation of mind.
Gretel Ehrlich
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal
Sin is geographical.
Bertrand Russell
It is not enough to do good one must do it the right way.
John Viscount Morley
FORTES FORTUNA ADIUVAT. Fortune favors the brave.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau
Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce
Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget.
Sy Parrish, One Hour Photo
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Tennyson
There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt
Two men look out through the same bars; one sees the mud and one the stars.
Frederick Langbridge
The remarkable thing about the human mind is its range of limitations.
Celia Green
The nail that sticks out is hammered down.
Japanese Prove
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
Joseph Sobran
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self - Love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self - Absorption.
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
Missy Dizick
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Henry Ward Beeche
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
Nora Ephron
The greatest and most amiable privilege which the rich enjoy over the poor is that which they exercise the least - - The privilege of making others happy.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitze
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Curtis Bok
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I, in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, 1625
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart...
William Wadsworth
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Willis Whitney
Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed: for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.
Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method