Quotation Saturday: Randominities

quotationsaturdayMamacita says: There’s no actual theme for this week’s Quotation Saturday; it’s full of random wordbytes of wisdom.  Oh, and if you don’t see any wisdom, you’re not looking closely enough.

Oh, and you know what “they” say. . .that’s the omnipotent antecedentless “they” of the ages. . .if you are offended by a quotation, you probably need to evaluate your own belief system, paying special attention to values, norms, and what you REALLY do all day.

1.  Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.  We must make our choice; we cannot have both.  — Abraham Flexner

2.  The problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.  –Albert Einstein

3.  The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.  –Ogden Nash

4.  A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a blief; it is a superstition  –Jose Bergamin

5.  If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things that cannot be learned in any other way.  –Mark Twain

6.  Words, like eyeglasses, obscure everything they do not make clear.  –Joseph Joubert

7.  Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.  — James Joyce

8.  The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.  — Aldous Huxley

9.  What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.  — Sigmund Freud

10.  Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own.  You may both be wrong.  — Dandamis

11.  I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time.  –Josh Billings

12.  Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.  — William J. H. Boetcker

13.  Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.   — Martin Luther King Jr.

14.  Do you wish to rise?  Begin by descending.  YOu plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?  Lay first the foundation of humility.  — St. Augustine

15.  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, they make them.  — George Bernard Shaw

16.  My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  — Clarance B. Kelland

17.  If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last!  — Jonathan Swift

18.  Evil is like a shadow – it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light.  You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance.  IN order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.  — Shakti Gawain

19.  Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.  — H.L. Mencken

20.  Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog – few people are interested, and the frog dies.  — E.B. White

21.  Everybody is a potential murderer.  I’ve never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.  — Clarance Darrow

22.  Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s in trouble.  — Dennis Fakes

23.  Puritan:  Someone who is afraid that, somewhere, someone else is having a good time.  — H.L. Mencken

24.  Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. — John F. Kennedy

25.  The most pathetic man in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.  — Helen Keller

26.  Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.  — George Bernard Shaw

27.  A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.  — P.J. O’Rourke

28.  A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.  — Donald Kennedy

29.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.  — St. Thomas Aquinas

30.The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. — Sydney J. Harris

31. You can get all A’s and still flunk life. — Walker Percy

32. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. — FDR

33. I’m glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight. — Mercedes McCambridge

34. Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. — Jim Davis

35. Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. — Garrison Keillor

36. It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician. — Meryl Streep

37. We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. — Alfred E. Newman

38. In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. — Robert Green Ingersoll,

39. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. — Albert Einstein

40. It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. — William G. McAdoo

41. The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit. –Wade Davis

42. Finding the right answer is only the beginning. There are other right answers if one can change one’s perspective. –Judy Wellington

43. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. — Apple Computer Inc

44. We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story. — Mary McCarthy

45. It’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter. — Marlene Dietrich

46. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. — Eleanor Roosevelt

47. 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

48. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong…because sometime in your life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver

49. The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. — Tallulah Bankhead

50. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. — Gandhi

51. No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. — Murray Banks

52. Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims. — Harriet Woods

54. If you look at what you do not have in life; you don’t have anything. If you look at what you have in life; you have everything. — Unknown

55. Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford

56. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — Judy Garland

57. Never think you are too small to make a difference…ever been to bed with a mosquito — ” Ita Buttrose

58. A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. –James Beard

59. As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. — Joan Gussow

60. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. — Elie Wiesel

P.S.  Yes, I realize I’ve used many of these before, but the fact that you noticed makes me really, really happy.  Thank you!


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Quotation Saturday: Randominities — 4 Comments

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