Quotes and Sayings

Lao - tzu - the good man is the teacher of the bad, and the...
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Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places.
Ernest Dimnet
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Baltasar Gracian
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
Herbert welch - it is possible to love your friends, your...

Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
Matthew Trump, in Mother Earth News
My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.
G. K. Chesterton
Winning is a habit. Unfortuantely, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.
H. L. Mencken
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.
Ayn Rand, Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal p. 42
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields".
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.
Alfred Adle
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
All the resources we need are in the mind.
Theodore Roosevelt
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the last half by our children.
Clarence Darrow
It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
An American will tinker with anything he can put his hands on. But how rarely can he be persuaded to tinker with an abstract idea.
Leland Stowe
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
Paul Eldridge
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
G. K. Chesterton
Ideas control the world.
James Abram Garfield
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Miguel de Cervantes
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.
Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson
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
The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
Mary McLeod Bethune
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
Knowledge is like money the more he gets, the more he craves.
Josh Billings
Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
In charity there is no excess.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature (1625)
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
Daphne du Maurie
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
Abbie Hoffman, Steal This Urine Test
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
H. L. Mencken
Not only as each new year dawns, but constantly, persistently, the God of all grace urges His blood - Bought children to give themselves to Him in complete surrender and so to prove to themselves how much more blessed it is to yield to His will than to indulge in their own.
Cornelius Stam
Freedom is from within.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
Mahatma Gandhi