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Don't Quote Me...

 

The following is quite a list of quotes i have gathered

 

from multiple sources

 

over a number of years. These are mostly attributed to

 

famous/influential

 

people, some are humorous, inspirational and/or at

 

least applicable to the

 

current 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

 

According to the media elite's rulebook, when liberals rant it's called free

speech; when conservatives rant it's called incitement to terrorism.

~Bernard Goldberg

 

"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

 

I 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?

~Debra Saunders

 


Big government and big campaign money go hand-in-hand. ~Rep. Ron

Paul

 

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 Keyes

 

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.

~Calvin Coolidge

 


We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are

not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law. ~Dwight

D. Eisenhower

 

You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. ~Sir Winston

Churchill

 


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

keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. ~Ralph Waldo

Emerson

 

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

Luther King

 

 

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving,

and 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

Krauthammer

 

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 than representatives

of their tribe -- white, black or Hispanic. Race is an accident of birth,

courage is a conscious choice.... While Americans come in all colors,

patriotism 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

 

A 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

 

The 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

 

God 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

Tzu

 

Even the longest of journeys begin with but a single step.

 

Life is a comedy to a man who thinks, a tragedy to a man who feels. –

Mark Twain

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

Aquinas

 

 

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 that counts

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. –

Galileo Galilei

 

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas

Jefferson

 


I am not young enough to know everything. – Oscar Wilde

 

The 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. –

Tom Clancy

 


There is nothing so powerful as truth – and often nothing so strange. –

Daniel Webster

 

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. –

Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

Never leave that till tomorrow what you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin

And then....

 

Never put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after

tomorrow.

- Mark Twain

 

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. – Thomas

Carlyle

 


Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

 

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. – Mark Twain

 



Don't worry about what people think. They don't do it very often.

 

If you must choose between two evils, chose the one that you've never tried

before.

 

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 than permission.

 

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

change places.

 

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

mistake when 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 world.

 


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

overeducated.

 

Veni, 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?

 

It's 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.

 

You 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

Monroe

 


"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

Seinfeld

 

"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 first

time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." -- Robert Cromier

 

"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

Gabor

 


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. -

Oscar Wilde

 


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 know the

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. -

Orson Welles

 


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

Poe

 


Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. - John

Lennon

 


Loyalty isn't standing by someone when he's right... that's good judgement.

Loyalty 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

Allen

 


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. -

Lynda Montgomery

 

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?"

 

All 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."

-Mitch Ratliffe

 

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.

Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

-Harvey Fierstein


 

"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."

Albert Einstein

 

"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.

--Robert Frost

 


Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency.

--James Webb

 

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.

--Robert Kennedy

 


Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

--Nick Diamos

 

"Now that we have all this useful information, it would be nice to do

something with 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

kumquat.)"

Unix Programmer's Manual

 

"'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."

Bertrand Russell


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm

not sure about the the universe."

Albert Einstein

 


"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Albert Einstein

 

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

 



Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. ~Anatole

France

 


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

in earnest. ~Greek proverb

 

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of its pupils. ~Hector

Berlioz

 


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

Holzer.

 

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

Sandburg.

 

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. ~Pablo Picasso.

 

A 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

Lowe

 


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

time. ~Dean Acheson.


 

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel

Paige.

 


Few people have the imagination for reality. ~Johann Wolfgang von

Goethe.

 

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

 

some.

 

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