Quotation Saturday: A to B

quotation saturday, mamacita's blog, jane goodwin Mamacita says:  I know, I know; it’s not Saturday. Saturday slid past me like a wet peeled potato, so I’m doing Quotation Saturday on Sunday. I’ve had far worse lapses. . . .

1. No two persons ever read the same book. — Edmund Wilson

2. An athlete was always a man that was not strong enough for work. Fractions drove him from school, and the vagrancy laws drove him to baseball. — Finley Peter Dunn

3.  No great artist ever sees things as they really are.  If he did, he would cease to be an artist.  — Oscar Wilde

4.  The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.  — Samuel Johnson

5.  If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.  — Chinese Proverb

6.  America: where you have freedom of choice, but not freedom from choice.  — Wendell Jones

7.  The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.  — Mencuis

8. Architecture is the flowering of geometry.  — Emerson

9.  The two most difficult careers are entrusted to amateurs – citizenship and parenthood.  — St. John

10.  We must not stint our necessary actions in the fear to cope malicious censurers.  — Shakespeare

11.  To be an artist is a great thing, but to be an artist and not know it is the most glorious plight in the world.  — J.M. Barrie

12.  An ape will be an ape, though clad in purple.  — Erasmus

13.  To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.  — Alexander Pope

14.  The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.  – Locke

15.  The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.  — George Herbert

16.  Being American is not a matter of birth.  We must practice it every day, lest we become something else.  — Malcolm Wallop

17.  She is descended from a long line her mother fell for.  — Gypsy Rose Lee

18.  Art hath an enemy called ignorance.  — Ben Jonson

19.  Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.  — Voltaire

20. A man that has a taste of musick, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts.  — Joseph Addison

21.  He that seeks popularity in art closes the door on his own genius, as he must needs paint for other minds, and not for his own.  — Anna Jameson

22.  Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.  — Plato

23.  Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.  — Goethe

24.  A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.  — Gravinia

25. A room without books is as a body without a soul.  — Cicero

26.  Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.  — Ruth Boorstin

27.  You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.  Just get people to stop reading them.  — Ray Bradbury

28.  A sure sign of bureaucracy is when the first person who answers the phone can’t help you.  — Dr. Kenneth J. Fabian

29.  The organization of any bureaucracy is very much like a septic tank; the really big chunks always rise to the top.  — Unknown  (reminds me of a certain school system. . . .

30.  All blessings are mixed blessings.  — John Updike

31.  Some things have to be believed to be seen.  — Ralph Hodgson

32.  Babies do not want to hear about babies; they like to be told of giants and castles, and of something which can stretch and stimulate their little minds.  — Samuel Johnson

33.  There is no past as long as books shall live.  — Bulwer-Lytton

34.  If you don’t get what you want, it is a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.  — Rudyard Kipling

35.  The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read ’em.  — Mark Twain

36.  If you never budge, don’t expect a push.  — Malcolm Forbes

37. From one that reads but one book, the Lord deliver us.  — Howell

38.  You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.  — Margaret Thatcher

39.  The one invincible thing is a good book; neither malice nor stupidity can crush it.  — George Moore

40.  We are slow to believe what if believed would hurt our feelings.  — Ovid

41.  If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.  — James Goldsmith

42.  Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.  — Montaigne

43.  Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization’s arteries.  — William P. Anthony

44.  The man who first invented the art of supporting beggars made many wretched.  — Menander

45.  There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book, and the tired man who wants a book to read.  — G.K. Chesterton

46.  Some men has jist naturally got to have something to cuss around and boss, so’s to keep himself from finding out he don’t amount to nothing.  — Don Marquis

47.  The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.  — Don Herold

48.  There are books which take rank in our lives with parents and lovers and passionate experiences.  — Emerson

49.  A belief is not true because it is useful.  — Amiel

50.  How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book….  — Thoreau

51.  Let any man speak long enough, he will get believers.  — R.L. Stevenson

52.  The people who make no roads are ruled out from intelligent participation in the world’s brotherhood.  — Margaret Fairless Barber

53.  Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.  — Augustine Birrell

54.  It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.  — Montaigne

55.  It is a tie between men to have read the same book.  — Emerson

56.  Some men will believe nothing but what they can comprehend, and there are but few things that such are able to comprehend.  — Euremond

57. Some people manage by the book, even though they don’t know who wrote the book or even what book.  — Unknown

58.  Sits he on never so high a throne, a man still sits on his bottom.  – Montaigne

59.  By bearing old wrongs you provoke new ones.  — Publilius Syrus

60. We work to become, not to acquire.  — Elbert Hubbard


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