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Quotable Quotes February 10, 2010

Filed under: Ilmu,Interesting,Self-Help — visitor74 @ 4:54 pm

Those that know me knows what a quote junkie I am. I know that it might bugs you guys off too, sometimes… but hey, I like it… and now I would like to share it with you all. Plus, it would be sort of like a repository for me. Hope that you would enjoy it as much as I do…

what I like about the quotes is how the writer play with the words and how they explain the complexities of the world in a few words. and oh how true they sometimes get. and some are funny too!

One movie in mind about quotation is how the teacher in the movie Dead Poet Society asked his students to memorize the quotation even while they were playing football. I like that scene!

well, here it is. with no particular order or grouping. I tried doing the grouping before but it’s too much work. I’ll add from time to time.

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There are three things that are extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

Lawyers spends a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. Oliver wendell holmes jr.

You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun. Al Capone.

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal    Emma Goldman

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. Kahlil Gibran

last words in a poem by Wislawa Szymborska.

“Let the people who never find true love believe that there is no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. Spanish proverb.

One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing.

Frank Sheed

It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.

Laurence J. Peter

A fool judges people by the presents they give him.

Chinese Proverb

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Carl Jung

Editor: Many of you may be too young to remember U.S. comedian Sam Levenson, he was popular from the 1940s through the mid-1960s. But Levenson said things that made sense and it would be a shame if they faded into oblivion, so here are a few of his “nuggets” worth assaying.

1. The first screw to get loose in your head is the one that holds your tongue in place.

2. You’re only young once. After that it takes some other excuse for behaving like an idiot.

3. Even if the majority agrees on an idiotic idea, it is still an idiotic idea.

4. There are more important things in life than money. The trouble is they all cost money.

5. On sex education in schools: Let them teach it! If the schools teach sex the way they teach everything else, the kids will lose interest anyhow.

6. Somewhere on this globe a woman is giving birth to a child every ten seconds. She must be found and stopped.

7. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

8. I admit that my wife is outspoken, but by whom?

9. Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children.

10. Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.

When a man says money can do anything, that settles it; he hasn’t any.

Ed Howe

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire–then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.

Robert Fulghum

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

French Proverb

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

Benjamin Franklin

The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.

Korman’s law

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

Claud Cockburn (1904-1981 ) Journalist

Never answer an angry word with an angry word. It’s the second one that makes the quarrel.

W. A. Nance

Cleric

Cease to struggle and you cease to live.

Chinese Proverb

A gentle word opens an iron gate.

Bulgarian Proverb

God visits us often, but most of the time we are not home.

French Proverb

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Charles de Gaulle

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

Alfred Mercier

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.

Russian proverb

Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind.  …Life is too precious to be sacrificed for the nonessential and transient.  ..Ignore the inconsequential.

Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)

Writer

When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

Vietnamese Proverb

Rita Rudner – “In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.”

Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow.

Slovakian Proverb

Beware the fury of a patient man.

John Dryden

He who builds according to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.

Danish Proverb

We are never so generous as when giving advice.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Jim Rohn – “The more you know the less you need to say.”

Bob Hope – “Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.”

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)

Conductor and musician

If it is desirable that our children be kind, responsible, pleasant and honest, then those qualities must be taught–not hoped for.

James Dobson

Psychologist

“Khoirul jaalisi fizzamanil kitab”

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.

Woody Allen

I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen

I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.

Andy Rooney

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

American Proverb

Laws are the spider’s webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.

Solon

Rising early makes the road short.

Senegalese Proverb

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything.  In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.

Chinese Proverb

Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Political leader

For what cannot be cured, patience is best.

Irish Proverb

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

George Orwell

Those who don’t get their feet wet don’t catch fish.

Chinese Proverb

Trust in God and do something.

Mary Lyon

Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.

Yugoslav Proverb

142. Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing the self is enlightenment. Lao-Tzu (c. 6th century B.C.) Philosopher

141. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) Novelist and poet

140. The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. — Elbert Hubbard

139. Ani DiFranco – “Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.”

138. Love many, hate few, learn to paddle your own canoe. — American Proverb

137. Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers, pray for powers equal to your tasks. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) Cleric

136. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus (c. 42 B.C.) Writer

135. When you judge someone, you don’t define them, you define yourself. Wayne Dyer Psychologist and writer

134. The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell

133. When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

132. To him that watches, everything is revealed. — Italian Proverb

131. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. — Robertson Davies

130. We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge. — Rutherford D. Rogers

129. “Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.” – Kevin Costner in Tin Cup

128. If you look back, you’ll soon be going that way. — American Proverb

127. A person who doesn’t know but knows he doesn’t know is a student; teach him.

A person who knows but who doesn’t know that he knows is asleep; awaken him.

But a person who knows and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.

Asian Proverb

126. I am not young enough to know everything. — Oscar Wilde

125. Money is a good servant but a bad master. — French Proverb

124. They say marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning. — Clint Eastwood

123. If you want the truth, ask a child. — French Proverb

122. Hear the other side. — Roman Proverb

121. One filled with joy preaches without preaching. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta

120. Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. — French Proverb

119. Nodding the head does not row the boat. —Irish Proverb

118. A friend to all is a friend to none. —Polish Proverb

117. Patience is a flower that grows not in everyone’s garden. —Italian Proverb

116. To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice. —Confucius

115. There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. —French Proverb

114. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. —American Proverb

113. When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand. —Alex Haley

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

111. Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn’t do at all. —Morris Mandel

110. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

109. You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way. Marvin Minsky Scientist and educator

108. An old broom knows the dirty corners best. Irish Proverb

107. I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate. Arthur Wing Pinero

106. The cure for anything is salt water–sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) Writer

105. Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life. Charles de Gaulle

104. The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles de Gaulle

103. It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love. Irish Proverb

102. A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. Groucho Marx

101. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx

100. I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it. Groucho Marx

99. I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception. Groucho Marx

98. I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

97. Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Groucho Marx

96. Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you. Groucho Marx

95. Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx

94. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. Groucho Marx

93. There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook. Groucho Marx

92. Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx

91. Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. —Sicilian Proverb

90. The richest man, whatever his lot, is he who is content with what he has got. —Dutch Proverb

89. Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. —Doris Mortman

88. He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. —Benjamin Franklin

87. We judge others by their acts, but ourselves by our intentions. —American Proverb

86. This is where you will win the battle — in the playhouse of your mind. —Maxwell Maltz

85. These things are good in little measure and evil in large: yeast, salt and hesitation. —The Talmud

84. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back. Author unknown

83. I don’t believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them. Harold Geneen Telecommunications executive

82. Life is a candle before the wind.–Japanese Proverb

81. The very thing one likes, one does well.–Japanese Proverb

80. Man proposes, God disposes.–Chinese Proverb

79. How to make God laugh. Tell him your future plans.–Woody Allen

78. Soft words are hard arguments.–Thomas Fuller

77. If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.–Montaigne

76. Life is full of miracles, but they’re not always the ones we pray for. Eve Arden (1909-1990)Actor

75. Bury can’t and you’ll find will.     —American Proverb

74. Reputation is what you are in the light; character is what you are in the dark.     —American Proverb

73. A closed mouth gathers no feet.

72. The best way to get praise is to die.     —Italian Proverb

71. Tell the truth and run.     —Yugoslavian Proverb

70. There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.–Thomas Sowell

69. Perhaps parents would enjoy their children more if they stopped to realize that the film of childhood can never be run through for a second showing. —Evelyn Nown

68. Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.     —Columbian Proverb

67. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others; a fool by his own.–Latin Proverb

66. Aging is guaranteed, but gaining wisdom is not.–Contributed by subscriber John Summers

65. God gave man a brain and a penis. But not enough blood to work booth of them at the same time. Robbin Williams

64. Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many you brought with you. Wil Rose

63. A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.— French Proverb

62. The child that’s left to himself will put his mother to shame.— Gaelic Proverb

61. May the Lord grant me a sword and no need to use it.     —Czech Proverb

60. One sword keeps another in the sheath.    —George Herbert

59. Shame arises from the fear of man; conscience from the fear of God.  –Samuel Johnson

58. Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, the lessons afterward. Author unknown

57. Who gossips to you will gossip of you. —Puerto Rican Proverb

56. Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were.   —American Proverb

55. “The nice thing about meditation is that it makes doing nothing quite respectable.” – Paul Dean

54. Whose bread I eat, his song I sing. —German Proverb

53. It isn’t the whistle that pulls the train.– Vermont Proverb

52. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.– George Burns

51. No revenge is more honorable than one not taken. — Spanish Proverb

50. Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst. — Walter Weckler

49. If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot. — Korean Proverb

48. Newspaper: dead trees with information smeared on them.

47. He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.

46. The use of solar energy has not been open up because the oil industry does not own the sun. Ralph Nader

45. The butterfly often forgets it was a caterpillar.– Swedish Proverb

44. The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more. Kin Hubbard

43. Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers. — Greek Proverb

42. Money lent to a friend must be recovered from an enemy. — German Proverb

41. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.” – Arthur Calwell

40. “Too many folks go through life running from something that isn’t after them.” -Anonymous

39. Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can’t catch them again. — African Proverb

38. After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box. — Italian Proverb

37. The less you talk, the more you’re listened to. — Abigail Van Buren

36. More grievous than tears is the sight of them.

35. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

34. The bond of matrimony is like any other bonds – they mature slowly.

33. The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

32. We do not remember days; we remember moments.

31. And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

30. No where can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.

29. A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

28. The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk

27. You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

26. They kill good trees to put out bad newspaper.

25. The world need dreamers and the world need doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

24. Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.

23. The luck of an ignoramus is this:  He doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. — Yiddish Proverb

22. The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving. — French Proverb

21. Forbear to judge, for we are all sinners

20. Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate that you dislike least.

19. People are more incline to set moral standard for others

18. The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scale

17. Many of us believe that wrongs aren’t wrong if it’s done by nice people like ourselves

16. Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn. Greek proverb

15. A little help is better than a lot of pity. — Celtic Proverb

14. Help yourself and heaven will help you. — Jean de La Fontaine

13. Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. Dan Reeves Football coach and motivational speaker

12. He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup.– German Proverb

11. It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. — Noel Coward

10. Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

9. Rumi says, ‘Trouble not about others, for there is much for you to think of in yourself.’

8. Christ has taught: ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged.’

7. For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.

6. A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. — Chinese Proverb

5. The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. — Doug Larson

4. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.– Elbert Hubbard

3. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

2. Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself? Lao-Tzu (c. 6th century B.C.) Philosopher and founder of Taoism

1. The whole is the sum of the parts, so be a good part. Nate McConnell

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