Quotation Saturday

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  It’s time for Quotation Saturday!  Where did the week go, anyway?

1.  Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.  –Thomas Huxley

2.  Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, “Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.”  –Lillian Carter

3.  Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen.  I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.  –Mark Twain

4.  By all means, marry.  If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, yhou’ll become a philosopher.  –Socrates

5.  I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.  –Zsa Zsa Gabor

6.  I don’t feel old.  I don’t feel anything until noon.  Then it’s time for my nap.  –Bob Hope

7.  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

8.  When you battle with your conscience and lose, you win.  –Henny Youngman

9.  The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.  –Anatole France

10.  The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it.  If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.  –John Stuart Mill

11.  In the first place God made idiots.  This was for practice.  Then He made school boards.  –Mark Twain

12.  Character is what you are in the dark.  -Dwight L. Moody

13.  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 – may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.  -Jane Smiley

14.  The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.  You have to catch up with it yourself.  –Benjamin Franklin

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

16.  Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.  –Nathaniel Hawthorne

17.  Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” –Helen Exley

18.  A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone. –Jo Godwin

19.  God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. –Rebecca West

20.  A word after a word after a word is power. –Margaret Atwood

21.  Words are so erotic, they never tire of their coupling. –Stanley Kunitz

22.  “Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread. –François Mauriac

23.  There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. –Joseph Brodsky

24.  Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. –Heinrich Heine

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

26.  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

27.  You have to pay dearly for being an imaginative person.  You see a great deal and feel a great deal, but there is ugliness to see and feel as well as beauty, and in yourself as well as in others.  –Unknown

28.  Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.  –Isaac Newton

29.  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

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

31.  The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.  Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.  They’re in each other all along.  -Jalal ad-Din Rumi

32.  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

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

34.  I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog:  “No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.”  –Eleanor Roosevelt

35.  The test of a work of art is, in teh end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.  –Stanley Kubrick

36.  In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.  –Napolean Bonaparte

37.  If the truth doesn’t save us, what does that say about us?  –Lois McMaster Bujold

38.  True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive.  –Mignon McLaughlin

39.  I don’t trust a man who uses the word “evil” eighteen times in ten minutes.  If you’re half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person yhou are opposed to is totally evil.  –Norman Mailer

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

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

42.  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

43.  The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.  –William James

44.  If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

45.  Only the madman is absolutely sure.  –robert Anton Wilson

46. It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.  –John Locke

47.  To profess to be doing God’s will is a form of megalomania.  –Joseph Prescott

48.  Faith which does not doubt is dead faith.  -Miguel de Unamuno

49.  I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.  –Abraham Lincoln

50.  Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.  –Eleanor Roosevelt


Quotation Saturday — 2 Comments

  1. My Nana always liked Zsa Zsa. I wholeheartedly concur with her sentiment, in this quote, anyway. Hey, BTW, I’m giving away an actual PRIZE for Sx3 today…come play along!

  2. My Nana always liked Zsa Zsa. I wholeheartedly concur with her sentiment, in this quote, anyway. Hey, BTW, I’m giving away an actual PRIZE for Sx3 today…come play along!

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