Saturday, June 24, 2006

Selected Quotations 4....

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
- Tom Lehrer, lecturing in "The Nature of Math", 4/4/90

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
- Lenin

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
- Robertson Davies

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that is wrong.
- Muhammad Ali

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
- William Faulkner

If you're not failing, you're not trying anything.
- Woody Allen

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.
- John McEnroe

I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundreth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote

Never tell everything at once.
- Ken Venturi, Ken Venturi's Two Great Rules of Life

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
- Louis L'Amour

The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
- Peter Ustinov

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Thats it for today.........

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Selected Quotations... Part 3

Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes.
-Oscar Wilde

The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave.
-James A. LaFond-Lewis

Courage is grace under pressure.
-Ernest Hemingway

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
-Theodore Roosevelt

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
-Albert Einstein

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
- Rich Cook

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six more.
-Walter Matthau

Smartness runs in the family. When I went to school, I was so smart my, teacher was in my class for five years.
-George Burns

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
-Harry S. Truman

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

If you must begin, then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time.
-Chogyam Trungpa

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
-Maya Angelou

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
-Charles de Gaulle

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.
-Rodan of Alexandria

Intelligent is a term used to describe someone who agrees with you.

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
-Orison Swett Marden

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
-John F. Kennedy

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
- Charles F. Kettering

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
-Walt Disney

Nothing will work unless you do.
-Maya Angelou

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
-Muhammad Ali

Be who you are and be that well.
-Saint Francis de Sales

What you are will show in what you do.
-Thomas A. Edison

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
-Samuel Goldwyn

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
-Albert Einstein

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
-Johnny Carson

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
-Mark Twain

Character develops itself in the stream of life.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

and to end with, here is a wonderful quotation,

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
-George Bernard Shaw

Thats it for today.........