“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.”
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.”
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
“The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.”
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
“Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”
“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
“When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue, you sell him a whole new life.”
Some people loose all perspective and give way to ranting and raving and carrying on like emotional children, they either refuse to discuss with reason or else they prefer argumentum ad hominem which is a hell of a way to conduct a discussion, well anyhow not long ago I was talking about the elections and how the campaigns were ignoring the issues and sticking instead to inventive and personal crap that had nothing to do with substantive problems of running government which is all true as you know, if you follow the speeches and so called debates of the candidates, any how one of the guys I was talking with said not a word in the whole conversation except at the end when he suddenly chuckled and said that we were all full of Shit and why didn’t we go live in Russia or China if that was the way we all hated the United States of America.