Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old. - TryonEdwards, American theologian 1809-1894
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso, 1881 – 1973
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones. - PhilipDormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694 – 1773
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 – 1940
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. – African Proverb
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed. - Desiderius Erasmus, 1466 – 1536
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. - Desiderius Erasmus, 1466 – 1536
Defect in manners is usually the defect of fine perceptions. Elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882
The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones. - Solomon Ibn Gabirol, 1022 – 1058
When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we are asking our selves to step aside; we are disavowing the very realm where we exist and where all things precious are kept - the realm of emotion and conscience, of memory and intention and sensation.
When I think of work, it's mostly about having control over your destiny, as opposed to being at the mercy of what's out there. -Gary Sinise, (1955-, American actor and director)
It is no strain of metaphor to say that the love of God and the wrath of God are the same thing, described from opposite points of view. How we shall experience it depends upon the way we shall come up against it: God does not change; it is man's moral state that changes. The wrath of God is a figure of speech to denote God's unchanging opposition to sin; it is His righteous love operating to destroy evil. It is not evil that will have the last word, but good; not sorrow, but joy; not hate, but love. - R.J. Campbell
Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. - Brendan Francis
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. - Eric Hoffer, 1902 – 1983
He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533 –1592
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg, 1878 – 1967
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times. - Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. - Sydney Smiles
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations. - Kenneth Hildebrand
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
If you can't stand solitude, perhaps others find you boring as well. - Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles. - J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 –1964
This is my prediction for the future - whatever hasn't happened will happen and no one will be safe from it.- J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 – 1964
I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health, or a really good person who worried much about his own soul. - J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 – 1964
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve. - J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 – 1964
So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination. - J.B. S. Haldane, 1892 – 1964
If human beings could be propagated by cutting, like apple trees, aristocracy would be biologically sound. - J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 – 1964
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing. - Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. - Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -and let the air out of the tires. -Dorothy Parker
I live for meeting with men in suits. I love them because I know they had a really boring week. - Madonna Ciccone
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.- Fulton John Sheen, 1895 - 1979
SometimesI think I'd be better off dead. No, wait, not me, you. - Jack Handy
Great is the person who has not lost his childlike heart. - Mencius (Mengzi Meng-tse) c.370-300 BC, Chinese philosopher
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. - Joe Ancis
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. ~ M Kathleen Casey
Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. - Eugene McCarthy
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
You bet I did. And I enjoyed it. – N. Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's response to a New York magazine reporter's query about whether he'd ever used marijuana.
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
A stumble may prevent a fall. - English Proverb
The rich aren't like us; they pay less taxes.- Peter de Vries American Author 1910-
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. - King Edward VIII
All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.- Blaise Pascal
To be good only to yourself is to be good for nothing. - François Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778
The only thing funnier than a horny president is an idiot president.
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted. - Samuel Smiles (1812-1904, Scottish author)
Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway, American writer 1899-1961
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. - John Neal
Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.
Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. - St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622, Roman Catholic bishop, writer)
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. - George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. - Federico Fellini
Age before beauty; and pearls before swine. - Dorothy Parker, 1893 - 1967
Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow. - Swedish Proverb
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. – Aesop
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it ... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. - Heinrich Heine, 1797 – 1856
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
Ifyou have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. - Pat Riley (1945-, American basketball coach)