Tuesday, April 29, 2008
John Robert Fowles
An answer is always a form of death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints.
When we hear somebody complaining that he has not enough, we may know that he has not expressed enough appreciation for what he already has.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
William Ralph Inge
The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
Mark Victor Hansen
Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else’s results.
Aldous Leonard Huxley
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Charles W. Ferguson
The essence of tragedy is to know the end.
In every well-governed state wealth is a sacred thing; in democracies it is the only sacred thing.
Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne in upon them.
Edgar Watson Howe
It isn’t the sissy men who help women most, but the rough, capable ones who can be caught and trained.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
War will cease when men refuse to fight.
COST OF SUCCESS
Merit envies success, and success takes itself for merit.
If you adore her, you must adorn her. There lies the secret of a happy marriage.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beware when the great God lets loose a great thinker on the planet.
The God of evil and the God of fear are good friends.
Raymond E. Feist
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Lisp: To call a spade a thpade.
Donald M. Fraser
Under current law, it is a crime for a private citizen to lie to a government official, but not for the government official to lie to the people.
Thomas Alva Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Why would anyone lie? The truth is always more colorful.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If you’ve got the guts to conquer your body, you’ve got the guts to conquer any area of life you choose.
Robert Lee Frost
There’s nothing I’m afraid of like scared people.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them be good at taking orders.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
When we are what we want to be, that’s happiness.
Socialism without liberty is the barracks.
Ignorance is the necessary condition of life itself. If we knew everything, we could not endure existence for a single hour.
Mark Fisher and Marc Allen
To be a genius simply means to do what you enjoy doing. That is the true genius of life.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is “Thank you,” it will be enough.
Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Sydney J. Harris
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Andre Paul Guillaume Gide
The true return to nature is the definitive return to the elements – death.
Most American television stations reproduce all night long what only a Roman could have seen in the Coliseum during the reign of Nero.
GO FOR IT
Never hesitate to put yourself in a position where you don’t know what to do.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Frederick the Great
If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Our friends are those who know their own faults well enough to forgive us ours.
Friday, April 4, 2008
The reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
Immanuel Hermann Fichte
Being free is nothing. Becoming free is everything.
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Frank A. Garbutt
The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Love is nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.