Posts tagged with "quote of the day"
Monday, February 13, 2006 1:42:17 AM
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
Sir Henry Wotton
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
We walk by faith, not by sight.
Television has raised writing to a new low.
Monday, February 13, 2006 1:32:20 AM
Sir Francis Bacon
Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
H. L. Mencken
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
One's first book, kiss, home run, is always the best.
Eloquence is in the assembly, not merely in the speaker.
Alfred North Whitehead
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Jerry Van Amerongen
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
Saturday, February 11, 2006 2:42:20 PM
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
People get trapped into thinking about just one way of doing things.
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
His ignorance is encyclopedic.
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
R. W. Alger
Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
Friday, February 10, 2006 11:50:38 AM
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
He who allows himself to be insulted, deserves to be.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Repetition is the death of art.
A. F. Shaw
I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.
Thursday, February 9, 2006 1:27:33 PM
One repays a teacher badly if one only remains a pupil.
There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.
Wernher von Braun
I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.
I love my kids, but I wouldn't want them for friends.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
When mom found my diaphram, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
To revive sorrow is cruel.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 4:35:54 PM
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
To a quick question, give a slow answer.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Oscar Hammerstein II
All the sounds of the earth are like music.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind.
Life has to end, love doessn't.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 8:31:48 AM
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I'm not worried about the bullet with my name on it... just the thousands out there marked 'Occupant.'
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. We'll need to be brave to endure the many fears and hardships and the suffering yet to come.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Monday, February 6, 2006 9:14:31 AM
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
But be, as you have been, my happiness...
Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
Otto von Bismarck
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Sunday, February 5, 2006 9:15:33 AM
I like my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.
Morality is herd instinct in the individual.
James M. Barrie
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it.
A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.
I can live two months on a good compliment.
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
Saturday, February 4, 2006 8:40:26 AM
I don't generally feel anything until noon; then it's time for my nap.
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
Mustard's no good without roast beef.
Military's job is to win the war. The president's job is to win the peace.
Friday, February 3, 2006 8:54:55 AM
10 TRUTHS BLACK HISPANIC AND ASIAN PEOPLE KNOW, BUT WHITE PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT:
1. Elvis is dead.
2. Jesus was not white.
3. Rap music is here to stay.
4. Kissing your pet is not cute or clean.
5. Skinny does not equal sexy.
6. Thomas Jefferson had black children.
7. A 5 year old child is too big for a stroller.
8. N'SYNC will never hold a candle to the Jackson 5.
9. An occasional BUTT whooping helps a child stay in line.
10. Having your children curse you out in public is not normal.
10 TRUTHS WHITE BLACK AND ASIAN PEOPLE KNOW, BUT HISPANIC PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT:
1. Hickey's are not attractive.
2. Chicken is food, not a roommate.
3. Jesus is not a name for your son.
4. Your country's flag is not a car decoration.
5. Cars are not meant to touch the ground.
6. "Jump out and run" is not in any insurance policies.
7. 10 people to a car is considered too many.
8. Your in America you speak our language.
9. Mami and Papi can't possibly be the nickname of every person in your family.
10. Letting your children run wildly through the store is not normal.
10 TRUTHS WHITE HISPANIC AND ASIAN PEOPLE KNOW, BUT BLACK PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT:
1. O.J. did it.
2. Tupac is dead.
3. Teeth should not be decorated.
4. Ranch is a salad dressing, not a side dish.
5. Your pastor doesn't know everything.
6. Jesse Jackson will never be President.
7. RED is not a Kool Aid flavor, it's a color.
8. Church does not require expensive clothes.
9. Crown Royal bags are meant to be thrown away.
10. Your rims and sound system should not be worth more than your car.
10 TRUTHS WHITE HISPANIC AND BLACK PEOPLE KNOW, BUT ASIAN PEOPLE WON'T ADMIT
1. You cant drive.
2. Disneyland is not the happiest place on earth.
3. The peace sign is outdated.
4. Rice is not a main course.
5. Taking pictures is fun, taking pictures of strangers is just weird.
6. Feet were meant to grow.
7. You need girls just as much as you need boys.
8. Dogs were meant to be pets, not eaten.
9. You dont need above a 4.0 to graduate.
10. Fanny packs are not an accessory.
Friday, February 3, 2006 8:53:02 AM
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication.
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 8:52:19 AM
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
When life hands us a beutiful bouquet of flowers we stare at it in cautious expectation of a bee.
They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself.
Why is the man (or woman) who invests all your money called a broker?
Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
J. B. Priestley
Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 7:02:07 AM
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
We must always have old memories and young hopes.
Aggression unchallenged is aggression unleashed.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky
Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 6:44:37 AM
If someone tells you he is going to make ``a realistic decision,' you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
There's nothing sooner dry than women's tears.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Stanislaw J. Lec
There are grammatical errors even in his silence.
Monday, January 30, 2006 5:58:46 AM
Twenty-three is old. It's almost 25, which is like almost mid-20s.
Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
I hate reality but it's still the best place to get a good steak.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Drugs are a bet with your mind.
The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.
Sunday, January 29, 2006 5:44:32 AM
It is the theory that decides what we can observe.
If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
Nothing in life is promised except death.
Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.
Saturday, January 28, 2006 5:40:57 AM
Mary Flannery O'Conner
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.
Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Henry Van Dyke
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Cato the Elder
Even though work stops, expenses run on.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Friday, January 27, 2006 3:22:09 AM
Amos Bronson Alcott
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
We make war that we may live in peace.
H. L. Mencken
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Zora Neale Hurston
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Jesus died too soon. If he had lived to my age he would have repudiated his doctrine.
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:31:07 AM
Why must everyone be so perfect? so skinny? and so stereotyped? Why must everyone be so FAKE... Just to fit in with everyone else? Why does anyone have to have the perfect identity? And dont to be so beautiful? Image hunters are not yet pretty, people who are not the same are not yet interesting. People who embrace who they really are and can see beyond looks. Peoples images come from heart- from the truth- And interesting people are individuals, with real beliefs, and a true personality, but some people need to understand that- that is not me! i never will be!
Christopher A. Baker
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:30:29 AM
but a glimpse
A flash of
can give a single
strand of knowledge
to a lucky few
Although, are they so
as you may
Their minds search to and fro for
to this insight
they are compulsive now
They may desire
no life without
so be it
You wished all your life for
it is a curse above
You must become the
wise man who gives the
you must learn
Learn the ways of
others to then in turn
learn the ways of
Build your knowledge
become the wise man
Once you do this
take haste to give insight
to the young foolish
This insight should not be of
but it should warn them of
just as I have done
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:29:57 AM
A dream is an escape
An escape is a journey
A journey is an adventure
An adventure is life
Life is reality
Reality is a nightmare
A nightmare with no dreams.
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:29:18 AM
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:28:38 AM
She may be considered the maid
She may be considered the gardener
She may be considered the day care
She may be considered many things
But one thing is for sure
She will never be alone
And she will always be loved.
Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:27:20 AM
M. Scott Peck
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Antony Jay / Jonathon Lynn
A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Eliminating what is not wanted or needed is profitable in itself.
A dreamer lives for eternity.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
James M. Barrie
God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
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