Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:

1.  We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.  –Judith Martin

2.  Do not despise your situation; in it you must act, suffer, and conquest.  From every point on earth we are equally near to heaven and to the infinite.  –Frederic Amiel

3.  Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.  –Santayana

4.  We sin grievously against ourselves when we get somebody to do something for us which we could do.  –Henry S. Haskins

5.  Success often comes to those who dare and act; it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.  –Nehru

6.  You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.  –Charles Bukowski

7.  There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.  –Dante

8.  God is still continuously at work, as on the first day.  Surely it wouldn’t have been much fun for Him to build this lumbering world out of simple elements and let it roll about in the sunshine year in and year out, if He hadn’t the plan to build upon this material basis a training ground for higher spirits.  And so He is continually at work in great geniuses, so as to pull the common people UP.  –Goethe

9.  It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.  –Little Richard

10.  Burning stakes do not lighten the darkness.  –Stanislaw J. Lec

11.  The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.  –George C. Scott

12.  Serious sport has nothing to do with “fair play.”  It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, politics, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence; in other words, it is war minus the shooting.  –George Orwell

13.  How haughtily he cocks his nose to tell what every schoolboy knows.  –Jonathan Swift

14.  Science fiction is a kind of archaeology of the future.  –Clifton Fadiman

15.  There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.  –Doris Lessig

16.  Success is not a doorway; it’s a stairway.  –Dottie Walters

17.  Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.  –Einstein

18.  When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal.  When he wantonly destroys one of the works of God we call him a sportsman.  –Joseph Wood Krutch

19.  Copying everyone else all the time, the monkey one day cut his throat.  –Zulu proverb

20.  A smile is the whisper of a laugh.  –Anon.

21.  Sensible men show their sense by saying much in few words.  If noble actions are the substance of life, good sayings are its ornament and guide.  –Charles Simmons

22.  The strong do what they have to do, and the weak accept what they have to accept.  –Thucydides

23.  Many a boomerang does not return, but chooses freedom instead.  –Stanislaw J. Lec

24.  Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.  –Einstein

25.  Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.  –Sir James MacIntosh

26.  Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper as to fill up the empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.  –Joseph Addison

27.  And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin, is pride that apes humility.  –Coleridge

28.  They that worship God merely from fear, would worship the devil, too, if he appeared.  –Thomas Fuller

29.  Good timber does not grow with ease.  The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.  –Williard Marrott

30.  Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds. –Einstein

31.  The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness.  the same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.  –Gil Bailie

32.  And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.  –Alice Walker

33.  A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ.  The infection, when it comes – and it will come – maybe overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.  –Jane Smiley

34.  A pastor I work with claims the definition of praise music is “four words, three notes, two hours.” — Unknown

35.  Water which is too pure has no fish.  –Ts’ai Ken T’an

36.  We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.  –La Rochefoucauld

37.  What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.  –Voltaire

38.  When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.  –Einstein

39.  If you want to use colorful words and phrases, avoid embarrassment by getting them right.  –Anon.

40.  Seatbelts are not as confining as wheelchairs.  –Unknown

41.  Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. -Isaac Newton

42.  Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.  –Peter B. Medawar

43.  You know it’s love when all you want is for that person to be happy, even  if you’re not part of their happiness.  –Julia Roberts

44.  It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship, that makes unhappy marriages.  –Nietzsche

45.  God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way.  –Leighton Ford

46.  A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.  –Brendan Francis

47.  Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.  There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall – think of it.  ALWAYS.  –Gandhi

48.  My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. –Mark Twain

49.  You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. — John Wooden

50.  Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. -Harry S. Truman

I would greatly like to know why my font keep changing; it gets larger and then smaller and then larger again, with every few lines I type, but right now I’m going to the kitchen for a sandwich, and one must keep one’s priorities in line.  First things first, etc.

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