Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de la Fontaine
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads ?
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D Rockefeller Sr.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is enough time.
George Bernard Shaw
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”
“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”
“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything
“If common sense is so common, why is there so little of it ?”
“I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.”
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.”
“An advertising agency is eighty-five percent confusion and fifteen percent commission.”
All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.
Statistically, one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Robert A. Heinlein
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Alva Edison
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”
“When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.”
“Being broke is a temporary situation; being poor is a state of mind.”
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and the days long.
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.
I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.
Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald R. Ford
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theater.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.
I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
“A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.”
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you
can determine how it will be spent.”
“Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including
Georg C. Lichtenberg
“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this
does not encourage them to take up more of my time.”
“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is
called a grandparent.”
“There’s a lot of terrible things goin’ on all the time, but you gotta try and
have some fun in the end.”
“The thing about my music is, there really is no point.”
“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice Doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
“Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing.”