Quotes and Sayings

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
Hermann Hesse
Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations, 200 a. d. - never let the future disturb you. you will meet...

William shakespeare - those that are good manners at the court are as...
In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before.
Terence, Eunuchus
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose.
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
Don marquis - a pessimist is a person who has to listen to too...

Man is a natural polygamist: he always has one woman leading him by the nose, and another hanging on to his coattails.
H. L. Mencken
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families.
As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to receive than to give back.
Robert Frost
The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money - - Then make money with money - - Then make lots of money with lots of money.
Paul Erdman
Love builds highways out of dead ends.
Louis Gittne
You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things the people with whom you associate and the books you read.
Charles Jones
At the opera in Milan with my daughter and me, Needleman leaned out of his box and fell into the orchestra pit. Too proud to admit it was a mistake, he attended the opera every night for a month and repeated it each time.
Woody Allen
The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
Thomas Babington
Whether they live in an igloo or a grass shack or a mud hut, people around the world all want the same thing a better house.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
How many things which served us yesterday as articles of faith, are fables for us today.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom
I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.
Elizabeth Montagu
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Katharine Hepburn
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn
I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins
Perseverance is not a long race it is many short races one after another.
Walter Elliott
If happiness truly consisted of physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.
William Lyon Phelps
What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
If you must play, decide on three things at the start the rules of he game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Chinese Prove
I want to do something different, really different, and if it alienates people that is too bad.
Kurt Cobain
Be as radical as reality.
Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.
John Updike
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
Dr. Hans Selye
The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
Adolph Hitle
The world itself is the will to power - And nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - And nothing else!
Friedrich Nietzsche, "The Will to Power".
That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.
John A. Locke
We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.
Margaret Mead
The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Aldous Huxley
The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it unfriendly. It is simply indifferent.
John Andrew Holmes
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
William Lloyd Garrison
There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
Miguel de Cervantes
It could not be happening because this sort of thing did not happen. Any contradictory evidence could be safely ignored.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Fall not in love, therefore it will stick to your face.
National Lampoon