The following is quite a list of quotes i have gathered
over a number of years. These are mostly attributed to
people, some are humorous, inspirational and/or at
least applicable to the
world order. There are some however that will
remain anonymous. I
encourage you to read these and see which ones you
agree with and which
ones you will just laugh at and say it's true...
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to
take it all away. ~Barry Goldwater
It is possible today for American students to pass through elementary
school and high school, and obtain a university degree without gaining any
appreciation for the men who founded their country. ~Paul Craig Roberts
The sole purpose of our Constitution is to define the limited role of
government in order to guarantee individual rights. ~Tom DeWeese
The new laws passed by Congress in the name of fighting terrorism pose a
greater danger to the civil liberties of American citizens than to the
operations of terrorists. Powers once assumed are never relinquished, just
as bureaucracies, once created, never die. ~Charley Reese
to the media elite's rulebook, when liberals rant it's called free
speech; when conservatives rant it's called incitement to terrorism.
"Campaign finance reform" -- the equivalent of condoms for politicians.
For centuries, theologians and philosophers understood that conscience is
the anvil of virtue and character. They took it for granted that God places
his moral law in the heart, or conscience, of every person. Yet they were not
naive. Individuals can know what is right, yet deliberately embrace what is
evil. And when wickedness is chosen often enough, the moral senses
become dulled, hardened, rendered useless. ~Joseph Laconte
hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that
honesty is the best policy. ~George Washington
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, 'There is a price we will
not pay.' There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the
meaning of the phrase 'Peace through strength'. ~Ronald Reagan
A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow
given, is a lawful
cause of war. ~Sir Francis Bacon
The biggest corporation, like the humblest private citizen, must be held to
strict compliance with the will of the people as expressed in the
fundamental law. ~Theodore Roosevelt
The firm basis of government is justice, not pity. ~Woodrow Wilson
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but
it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks as if they
were great and noble. ~Helen Keller
All armed prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed prophets have
been destroyed. ~Machiavelli
Somehow strangely the vice of men gets well represented and protected
but their virtue has none to plead its cause -- nor any charter of immunities
and rights. ~Henry David Thoreau
There is good news from Washington today. The
Congress is deadlocked
and can't act. ~Will Rogers
If politicians don't respect the law, why should citizens respect politicians?
Big government and big campaign money go hand-in-hand. ~Rep. Ron
Family life is the normal context in which we can learn that a life filled with
thinking about others instead of ourselves is the sure
road to the most
fulfilling joys and satisfactions. ~Alan
One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who
produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those
who complain. ~Thomas Sowell
Government has ceased to mean upholding and reinforcing the traditional
rights and morals of the governed; it now means compulsion in the service
of social engineering. ~Joseph Sobran
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
We have never stopped sin
by passing laws; and in the same way, we are
to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law. ~Dwight
You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. ~Sir Winston
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by
one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. ~Edmund Burke
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion;
it is easy in solitude to
live after our own; but the
great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. ~Ralph Waldo
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his
mouth shut. ~Sam Rayburn
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws, but
conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ~Martin
There is only one corner
of the universe you can be certain of improving,
that's your own self. ~Aldous Huxley
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a
companion to vice. ~Cicero
A Great Power should always keep its powder dry
for the supreme fight.
We are in one now. And no amount
of casualties will deter us. ~Charles
Before our very eyes, history is being transformed into politically correct
fantasy. ~Paul Craig Roberts
What our country deserves from everyone who enjoys its fruits and
freedoms is a little more gratitude and a lot less greed. ~Michelle Malkin
Why can't we honor brave men as individuals, rather
of their tribe -- white, black or
Hispanic. Race is an accident of birth,
courage is a
conscious choice.... While Americans come in all colors,
has no special hue -- neither does duty or honor. ~Don Feder
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who
are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. ~Mark Twain
Work is the curse of the drinking classes. – Oscar Wilde
generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having
both at once.
You haven’t really lived until you’ve wanted something so bad that you can
feel your soul scream. – Karen Jones
You live and learn.
Or you don’t live long.
Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo
sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.
Life is a great bundle of little things. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
first requirement in the understanding of other people is the
understanding of oneself. – Hope Hubris
Immortality is to live a life worth remembering.
Go to heaven for the scenery, hell for the company. – Mark Twain
grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard
and defend it. – Daniel Webster
You only live twice: Once when you are born, and once when you look death
in the face. – Bassho, Japanese Poet 1645-94AD
Supreme excellence in war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun
Even the longest of journeys begin with but a
Life is a comedy to a man who thinks, a tragedy to a man who feels. –
Question: What is life to a man who does both?
A ship is safe in harbour, but that is not what a ship is for. – Thomas
What matters is not what life does
to you, but rather what you do with what
life does to
you. – Edgar Jackson
Under what circumstances is it moral for a group to do what is immoral for
a member of that group to do alone? – Bernado de la Paz
Glory is fleeting,
but obscurity is forever. – Napoleon Bonaparte
If a man does his best, what else is there? – General George S. Patton
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything
can be counted. – Albert Einstein
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us
with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. –
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas
I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde
object of war is not to die gallantly for your country, but to make the
other bastard die for his. – General George S. Patton
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
example. – Mark Twain
Hell is other people. – Jean-Paul Sartre
If I were two-faced, would
I be wearing this one? – Abraham Lincoln
You can get more with a kind word and a gun, than with a kind word alone.
- Al Capone
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. – Sun Tzu
Well done is better than
well said. – Benjamin Franklin
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. – Sir Winston Churchill
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees
equality of opportunity. – Irving Kristol
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. –
There is nothing so powerful as truth – and often nothing so strange. –
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. – Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy of purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. –
Never leave that till tomorrow what you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin
Never put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after
- Mark Twain
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. – Thomas
Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein
breeds contempt – and children. – Mark Twain
Don't worry about what people think. They don't do it very often.
you must choose between two evils, chose the one that you've never tried
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
It is easier to get forgiveness
For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
Bills travel through the
mail at twice the speed of cheques.
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel good.
Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. (Just remember how lucky you were to get a
free trip around the sun.)
Middle age is when broadness
of the mind and narrowness of the waist
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks
before you need it.
There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
Experience is a wonderful
thing. It enables you to recognize a
you make it, again.
By the time you can make the ends meet, they move the ends.
It isn't the jeans that make your butt look fat.
Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
Thou shall not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
An Irishman is not drunk as long as he can hold
on to one blade of grass to
keep from falling off the
Cogito Ergo Spud. - I think therefore I yam.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati - When all else fails, play dead.
Si hoc legere scis numium eruditionis habes. - If you can read this, you're
Vedi, Visa. I came. I Saw. I did a little shopping.
When asked by an anthropologist what the Indians called America before
the white man came, an Indian said simply, "Ours."
Remember, even at a Mensa
convention someone is the dumbest person
in the room!
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
98% of the population is asleep. The other 2% are staring around in
complete amazement, abject terror, or both.
Isn't Disney World a people trap operated by a mouse?
not Area 51 I'm worried about- it's Areas 1 through 50.
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to
pick on rich women than biker gangs.
Perception, not possession is 9 tenths of the law.
Printed on all fire log
and charcoal packages: Caution! Risk of Fire!
T.V. - Why do you think they call it programming?
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.
can lead a horse to water, but, a pencil must be lead. - Stan Laurel
Times fun when you're having flies. - Kermit the Frog
"Ever notice that 'What the hell' is always the right decision?" - Marilyn
"I grew up with six brothers. That's how
I learned to dance - waiting to get
into the bathroom."
-- Bob Hope
"I no longer wish to belong to the kind of club that accepts people like me
as members" - Groucho Marx
"I'm afraid of the dark, and suspicious of the light." - Woody Allen
"If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X
+ Y + Z. X is work. Y is play.
Z is keep your mouth shut."
- Albert Einstein
"Men don't care what's on TV. They care about what else is on TV." - Jerry
"Once in Africa I lost the corkscrew and we were forced to live off food and
water for weeks." - Ernest Hemingway
"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the
time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." -- Robert
"When I was drafted I had a clear understanding with the Pentagon: no
guns. I'll carry your books, I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry
over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old
Virginia, I'll even 'hari-kari' if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!" -
Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
A man is incomplete until
he is married. After that, he is finished. - Zsa Zsa
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human
intelligence long enough to get money from it. - Stephen Butler Leacock.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. -
Children should neither be seen nor heard from... ever again. - W. C. Fields
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Mark Twain
Have you any idea how successful censorship is on TV? Don't
answer? Hmm. Successful. Isn't it? - Max Headroom
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I
hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. -
I don't want to achieve immortality through
my work... I want to achieve
immortality by not dying.
- Woody Allen
I had a lovely evening. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. - Groucho Marx
I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence. - Edgar Allen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John
Loyalty isn't standing
by someone when he's right... that's good judgement.
is standing by someone when he's wrong. - Susan Estrich
Sincerity is the key. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - George Burns
There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep
better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. - Woody
There is a very fine line between genius
and insanity. I have erased this
line. - Oscar Levant
Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my
fishburger and I realize, Oh my God. I could be eating a slow learner. -
You really CAN have everything, you just can't have it all at the same time. -
Mindy (Mork and Mindy)
“So tell me, are those cookies made with real Girl Scouts?"
Scottish food is based on a dare.
True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde.
Respondez s'il vous plaid: Honk if you're Scottish.
My idea of housework is to sweep
the room with a glance.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster
than any invention in
human history - with the possible
exceptions of handguns and tequila."
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as
good as dead: his eyes are closed."
"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any
member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to
others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant."
John Stuart Mill
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather
and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they
are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about
their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
"Now that we have all this useful
information, it would be nice to do
it. (Actually, it can be emotionally fulfilling just to get the
information. This is usually only true, however, if you have the social life of a
"'Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life:
the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the
suffering of mankind."
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm
not sure about the the universe."
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those
who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
David T. Wolf
lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. ~Anatole
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. ~Oscar Wilde
Some things have to be believed to be seen. ~Ralph Hodgson
Though boys threw stones
at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but
earnest. ~Greek proverb
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of its pupils. ~Hector
The struggle for knowledge has a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a
fine woman. ~Lord Halifax
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in
the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. ~Robert Frost
Men have always turned from the ascertained, which is limited and
discouraging, to the dubious, which is unlimited and full of hope for
everyone. ~Agnes Repplier
Old age is always 15 years older than I am. ~Bernard M. Baruch
Actions speak louder than voids.
I'm a physicist because every other way of looking
at the world is too
difficult for me. ~Thomas Ingerson
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than going to the
garage makes you an automobile. ~W.A. Sunday
Time is an illusion perpetrated
by the manufacturers of space.
Experience does not ever err; it is only your judgment that errs in promising
itself results that are not caused by your experiments. ~Leonardo da Vinci.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. ~Oscar Wilde.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. ~W.C. Fields
There are three types of men in the world. One type learns from books, one
type learns from observations, and one type just has to urinate on the
electric fence himself. ~Lara Schlessinger
Afraid of death? One should
be afraid of life, not death. ~Marlene Dietrich
Things talked about most exist least. ~Arthur Schnitzler.
I must impale myself on reality. ~Wallace Stevens.
Consistency is the last
refuge of the unimaginative. ~Oscar Wilde.
I'm ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great
ordeal of meeting me is another matter. ~Winston Churchill.
The past never leaves us and the future is already here. ~Lewis Mumford.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the
streets after them. ~Bill Vaughn.
Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I'm incapable of a
tune. ~Charles Lamb.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein.
The man who has never made a mistake will never make anything else.
~George Bernard Shaw.
A metaphysician is a man who goes into a dark cellar at midnight without a
light looking for a black cat that is not there. ~Lord Bowen.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ~Don Marquis.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. ~Arthur Block.
To individuals insanity is rare, but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it
is the rule. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there
to appreciate it.
~Franklin P. Jones.
The will to disbelieve is the strongest deterrent to wider horizons. ~Hans
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice were they
cannot be seen. ~Stephen Hawking.
I'm an idealist; I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. ~Carl
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. ~Pablo Picasso.
historian is a prophet in reverse. ~Friedrich von Schlegel.
The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun. ~Alex
Conscience gets a lot of credit that belongs to cold feet.
Perhaps the best thing about
the future is that only comes one day at a
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel
Few people have the imagination for reality. ~Johann Wolfgang von
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Think of death as a pie
in the face of God. ~Jerry Belson
Stay tuned to this blog for more... my next entry is already in production and
its about Anarchy and the justice
system...might be a little light reading for