Quote of the day

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Berating God because people abuse ‘religion’ is like scrapping arithmetic because of lying accountants.


One day you will ask me which is more important, my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life  -K. Gibran

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment -Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box (not sure who)

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch,  you must first create the universe -Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called Ego -Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech -Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo -H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions -Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me -Charles William Stubbs

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking -Katherine Cebrian

Political correctness is tyranny with manners – Charlton Heston (1924-2008)

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate -Thomas Jones

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence -Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day  I intend reading it. -Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on -Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal – Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver -Solomon

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims -Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid -Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy – Von Clausewitz (1780-1831)

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end- Igor Stravinsky

I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial – Irvin S. Cobb

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers -T.S. Eliot

Don’t be so humble,  you are not that great -Golda Meir to a visiting diplomat

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good -Samuel Johnson

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters -Frank Lloyd Wright

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake -N. Bonaparte

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him -Booker T. Washington

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience -Ralph W. Emerson

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education -A Einstein

Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent’s -Grantland Rice

Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree -Joyce Kilmer

Truth cannot live without warfare in the midst of a world away from God -F.W. Grant

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes  -H. Thoreau

11 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Shofar says:

    I like your choice of quotations here. I can really relate to what Albert Einstein said because no progress has been made in our educational system in the last 50 years. The teachers and unions say they want the best for students, but they really want the best for themselves. Society today is a product of the failings of public education to develop a citizenry that knows how to think creatively, problem solve, act responsibly and contribute to the welfare of others, etc. Instead, we see an increasing deterioration in the moral fibre of society and the breakdown of all institutions that once provided the glue to hold our nation together and made us a proud people. It is as the Bible says, “Every one doing what is right in his own eyes.” (Deut 12:8; Judges 17:6)


  2. Planting Potatoes says:

    I love the quotes….especially from Booker T. and Samuel Johnson……


  3. Tim Shey says:

    That’s a great list. Here are a few more good quotes:

    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
    –William Shedd

    “Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”
    –Charles H. Spurgeon

    “Man plans and God laughs.”
    –Yiddish proverb

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  7. Tim Shey says:

    Here is a quote that I read earlier today:

    “There’s an old joke about what the newspaper you read — remember reading newspapers? — said about you: The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country, the New York Times is read by the people who think they run the country, the Washington Post is read by people who think they should run the country, the Boston Globe is read by people whose grandparents used to do a damned fine job of running the country, the San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure whether there is a country or if anybody’s running it, and the Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country. But running the country is a modest ambition — what do you read if you want to be one of the people who run the world?”

    –For the New Emperors
    By Kevin D. Williamson, NATIONAL REVIEW


    And here is a quote inspired by the above quote:

    “The New York Times is Dead.”

    –A hitchhiker while contemplating Friedrich Nietzsche

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  8. ColorStorm says:

    The NYT is dead, Ha.Love the connection.


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