Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:  I made oatmeal-raisin cookies this evening.  I really wasn’t in the mood to bake anything, and I hate raisins, but my husband loves cookies and ever since I learned that Splenda works in almost any recipe that requires sugar, he’s asked for them on occasion and I usually come through.  Eventually.  I’m still talking about cookies, people.

Also?  Our furnace wasn’t working for a few hours and the house was colder than an igloo.  I was happy to have an excuse to turn on the oven.  The house smells really good now, too, so all in all it was a good decision.

1.  Men do les than they ought, unless they do all that they can.  –Thomas Carlyle

2.  To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.  –Fritz Kunkel

3.  A closed mouth gathers no feet.  –Anonymous

4.  Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.  –Karen Horney

5.  Like lambs, they do nothing but suck and wag their tails.  –Thomas Fuller

6.  Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.  –Shigenori Kameoka

7.  If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith.  There is always an alternative to the faith we lose.  Or is it the same faith under another mask?  –Graham Greene

8.  Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.  –Count Vittorio Alfieri

9.  As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.  –Marian Anderson

10.  I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.  –John Adams

11.  Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living.  –B.C. Forbes

12.  A little levity will save many a good heavy thing from sinking.  –Samuel Butler

13.  Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.  –Robert Benchley

14.  98% of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans.  It’s the other lousy 2% that get all the publicity.  But then, we elected them.  –Lily Tomlin

15.  It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.  –Queen Christina of Sweden

16.  One man is no more than another if he does no more than another.  –Miguel de Cervantes

17.  Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is.  How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.  –Millicent Fenwick

18.  Act as if it were impossible to fail.  –Dorothea Brande

19.  Chance favors those in motion.  –James H. Austin

20.  Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.  –Don Sutton

21.  It isn’t our position, but our disposition, that makes us happy.  –Anonymous

22.  One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.  –Rita Mae Brown

23.  Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

24.  There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.  –Peter de Vries

25.  He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him.  –Dutch proverb

26.  I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.  –Henry Emerson Fosdick

27.  In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at half time.  –Anonymous

28.  I have received memos so swollen with managerial babble that they struck me as the literary equivalent of assault with a deadly weapon.  –Peter Baida

29.  One person, one vote.  (May not apply in certain states)  — Anonymous

20.  Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of opportunity.  –Anonymous

21.  The one being carried does not know how far the village is.   –Nigerian proverb

22.  Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.  –Walter Baghot

23.  How fantastic is an unexpected victory!  –Dave Weinbaum

24.  To be vain of one’s rank or place, is to show that one is below it.  –Stanislas I

25.  What maintains one vice would bring up two children.  –Benjamin Franklin

26.  What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities!  –Joseph Addison

27.  Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.  –John Frederic Boyes

28.  Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.  –George Washington

29.  What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.  –Jorge Luis Borges

30.  Vice can deceive under the shadow and guise of virtue.  –Juvenal

31.  Every stink that fights the ventilator thinks it is Don Quixote.  –Stanislaw J. Lec

32.  Victory is no longer a truth.  It is only a word to describe who is left alive in the ruins.  –LBJ

33.  Do not talk about disgrace from a thing being known, when the disgrace is that the thing should exist.  –William Faulkner

34.  Where there is no vision, people perish.  –Proverbs 29:18

35.  . . . the two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when there is no knife handy.  –Ellery Queen

36.  A word has been known to destroy a man’s life.  An idea has built a nation.  –Norman Ford

37.  You can straighten a worm, but the crook is in him and only waiting.  –Mark Twain

38.  Reality continues to ruin my life.  –Calvin

39.  If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be represented.  –Franz Boas

40.  Literature, fiction, poetry, whatever, makes justice in the world.  That’s why it almost always has to be on the side of the underdog.  –Grace Palley

41.  When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before.  You see more in YOU than there was before.  –Clifton Fadiman

42.  Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.  –John Bradshaw

43.  If you are going to walk on thin ice, you may as well dance.  –Anonymous

44.  She had lost in youth what she had won in weight.  –Heine

45.  So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.  –Anonymous

46.  Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.  Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.  –Katherine Mansfield

47.  Faith and doubt are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.  –Lillian Smith

48.  The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.  –Julia Cameron

49.  All mirrors are magic mirrors; never can we see our faces in them.  –Logan Pearsall Smith

50.  Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.  –Lord Byron

Don’t confuse “Anonymous” with “Author Unknown.”  “Anonymous” just means that the author is known by someone; he/she just doesn’t want his/her name out there.  “Author Unknown” means that nobody knows who wrote or said it.  Well, obviously SOMEBODY knows who wrote or said it, but they’re not telling.

Also?  My feet are cold.  Would you mind if I put them on you?  Thank you.


Quotation Saturday — 4 Comments

  1. I need to pass #3 along to my students. Several of them are suffering from Foot-in-Mouth disease. BTW, my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes features a pretty highLARious snap tomorrow. Please come by and Share the Caption Love!

  2. I need to pass #3 along to my students. Several of them are suffering from Foot-in-Mouth disease. BTW, my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes features a pretty highLARious snap tomorrow. Please come by and Share the Caption Love!

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