Quotation Saturday

It’s time once again for Quotation Saturday. The weeks are flying by. I still have two more weeks of vacation, but my husband goes back to his school on Monday. I’ll try to get up before he comes home in the afternoon. 🙂

Here we go:

1. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. –Albert Einstein

2. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. –St. Jerome

3. For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? –James Allen

4. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. –Albert Einstein

5. Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. –Faith Baldwin

6. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. –Aldous Huxley

7. As novices, we think we’re entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only for the way we treat people. –Rose Wilder Lane

8. It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. –Mary O’Connor

9. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. –Albert Einstein

10. The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. –Helen Hayes

11. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. –Antoine de Sant-Exupery

12. Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. –Seneca

13. The word “bipartisan” usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out. –George Carlin

14. Generally, a man has two reasons for doing something. One that sounds good, and a real one. –Anon.

15. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. –Aristotle

16. Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. -Samuel Insull

17. We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors. –Lyndon B. Johnson

18. If you start thinking you’re a person of influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around. –Anon.

19. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. –Liane Cardes

20. In not making the decision, you’ve made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it. –Ivan Bloch

21. Be an individual; don’t make it easy to be dismissed in a sentence. –Anon.

22. The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings. –Henri Frederic Amiel

23. I’m not happy. I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them. –Beverly Sills

24. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. –Henry Ford

25. When you blame others you give up your power to change. –Anon.

26. Time isn’t a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they’re really asking for a chunk of your life. –Antoinette Bosco

27. What is now proved was once imagined. –William Blake

28. As you go the way of life you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think. –Native American Proverb

29. I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work. –Benjamin Franklin

30. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. –Nelson Mandela

31. The greatest good we can do for others is not to share our riches with them, but to reveal their own. –Anon

32. To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. –Gail Sheehy

33. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. –Douglas MacArthur

34. The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. –Pablo Casals

35. Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation. –Aristotle

36. Words are an attempt to grip and dissect that which in ultimate essence is an ungrippable as a shadow. –Samuel Butler

37. Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relation. –Mark Twain

38. A happy life is one spent in earning, learning, and yearning. –Lillian Gish

39. By an inferior man I mean one who knows nothing that is not known to every adult, who can do nothing that could not be learned by anyone in a few weeks, and who meanly admires mean things. –H.L. Mencken

40. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on. –Anon.

41. Truth may be stranger than fiction, but fiction is truer. –Frederic Raphael

42. The theatre should be necessary – like a bank or a grocer’s shop. It should provide something that people can’t get anywhere else. –Peter Brook

43. The closed door and sealed lips are prerequisites to tyranny. –Frank Stanton

44. You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. –Frank Crane

45. Persons thankful for little things are certain to be the ones with much to be thankful for. –Frank Clark

46. We must accept the truth even if it changes our point of view. –Anon.

47. Tradition does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are alive. –Gilbert Keith Chesterton

48. To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. –James Ramsay McDonald

49. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. –Thoreau

50. It has been said that true religion will make a man a more thorough gentleman than all the courts in Europe. And it is true that you may see simple laboring men as thorough gentlemen as any duke, simply because they have learned to fear God and, fearing Him, to restrain themselves, which is the very root and essence of all good breeding. –Charles Kingsley

And them’s the quotes, until next Saturday.

Other people always say it so much better than I can. . . . .


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