Favorite Quotes

Don't let the fact that you can't do all you want to do
Keep you from doing what you can do.
And oftentimes, excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse;
As patches set upon a little breach discredit more in hiding of the fault
Than did the fault before it was so patched.
--Wm. Shakespeare
When one has great gifts, what answer to the meaning of existence should one require beyond the right to exercise them?
-- W.H. Auden
I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind.
-- Mike Todd
You may not be able to change the whole world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
-- Katha Pollitt
If a man does not erect in this age his own tomb ere he dies, he shall live no longer in monument than the bell rings, and the widow weeps.
-- Wm. Shakespeare
Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build up their philosophy of life.
-- A. J. Cronin
To comprehend a man's life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does, but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is still wiser who, among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best.
-- William Gladstone
Drink Canada Dry! You might not be able to, but it is fun trying.
Despise not any man, and do not spurn any thing. For there is no man that hath not his hour, nor is there any thing that hath not its place.
-- Rabbi Ben Azai
Enjoy your life. If you don't, no one else will.
The atom was not meant to be explored;
Its splitting was the work of brazen fools.
Let's march until the Stone Age is restored,
With rocks and flints our kind of splitting tools.
Atomic Power? Seal it in its grave.
We are Progressive. Onward to the cave!
-- Jack Kirwan
Cole's Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
-- Else Schiaparelli
A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist." "However," replied the universe, "that fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
-- Stephen Crane
James Boren's Laws of Bureaucracy:
  1. When in doubt, mumble.
  2. When in trouble, delegate.
  3. When in charge, ponder.

Beware the fury of a patient man.
-- Dryden
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
-- Miguel de Cervantes
Rocks have been shaken from their solid base, but what shall move a firm and dauntless mind?
--Joanna Baillie
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