Quotation Saturday: Letter C

quotation saturday, mamacita's blog, jane goodwin Mamacita says: Many people dislike quotations, but I like them. Sometimes, other people can “say it” so much better than I can. And, even if I know how to “say it,” sometimes it’s already been said, and said well.

1. The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity. — Margaret J. Wheatley

2. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. — G.B. Shaw

3. Country people probably aren’t blessed with any more common sense than other people. It’s just they they tend to use it more often. — Jack Odle

4. He that will cheat at play will cheat you any way. — Thomas Fuller

5. In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences. — Ingersoll

6. The true way for one civilization to “conquer” another is for it to be so obviously superior in this or that point that others desire to imitate it. — Dickinson

7. We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. — S. Tauscher

8. Congress is continually appointing fact-finding committees, when what we really need are fact-facing committees. — Roger Allen

9. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. — Freya Stark

10. Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actions; try to use ordinary circumstances. — Richter

11. A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. — Jack London

12. The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. — Macaulay

13. To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. — Newman

14. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men. — Lincoln

15. One of the first things a man notices in a backward country is that the children are still obeying their parents. — Claude Callan

16. Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it. — Sam Rayburn

17. Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong. — James Leo Herlihy

18. Life is a rat race. College can teach you which rat to bet on. — Unknown

jane goodwin, scheiss weekly, butterflies19. The caterpillar is beautiful. The butterfly, more so. So it is with change. — Unknown

20. If you are not curious it is a sign that you are stupid. — Dr. Frank Crane

21. Common sense does not ask an impossible chessboard, but takes the one before it and plays the game. — Wendell Phillips

22. It is only those who have no culture and no belief in culture who resent differences among men and the exploration of the human imagination. — Alfred Kazin

23. It is easier to raise a gun than to show courage. — Tomlinson

24. There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. — Admiral W.F. Halsey

25. The best defense of our country is to keep it at all times worth defending. — Anon.

26. The question “Who ought to be boss?” is like asking “Who ought to sing tenor in the quartet?” Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. — Henry Ford

27. Big doesn’t always mean better. Sunflowers aren’t better than violets. — Edna Ferber

28. Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it. — General Features Corporation

29. A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. — Doug Larsen

30. The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry. — Anon.

31. The reason why the Ten Commandments are short and clear is that they were handed down direct, not through several committees. — Dan Bennett

32. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. — Anne Wells

33. Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. — Henry Brooks Adams

34. Feel the dignity of a child. Do not feel superior to him, for you are not. — Robert Henri

35. If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. — Bob Hope

36. One great advantage of modern communication is that it lets you know that somewhere the snow is deeper. — Bill Vaughn

37. To change and to improve are two different things. — German proverb

38. Character is what you are in the dark. — Dwight L. Moody

39. Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. — Unknown

40. It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. — Disraeli

41. It’s hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow. — Billy Rose

42. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. — Bruce Barton

43. A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist. — Emerson

44. Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. — Phaedrus

45. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. — Earl Gary Stevens

46. Brother, the creed would stifle me, that shelters you. — Wilson

47. . . . a country clergyman with a one story intellect and a one-horse vocabulary. — Holmes

48. Civilization is just a slow process of learning to be kind. — Charles L. Lucas

49. Somebody said of Thoreau: He could get more out of ten minutes’ watching Cleopatra, Scheiss Weeklya woodchuck than most men could get from a night with Cleopatra.” — Unknown

50. When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood. — Sam Ewing

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