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Some Interesting Quotations Collected
From Here and There - Part 3
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Quotations from Everywhere

(Part Three)


98 Good Quotes - Well, Most of Them Anyway!

  1. “In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French statesman came to America to see what made her great. His conclusion? "Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.
  2. “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” - T. Edison
  3. “Everything will come to those who hustle while they wait.”
  4. "He who hesitates is lost.”
  5. “The older a man gets the further he had to walk to school as a boy.”
  6. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”
  7. “Never wait until tomorrow to help your neighbour if you can help him now.” - Proverbs 3:28
  8. “Nothing will stand in your way if you walk wisely.”
  9. “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”- Proverbs 4:23
  10. “One murder made a villain; millions a hero.” - W. Porter
  11. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”
  12. “Habit rules the unreflecting herd.” - Wordsworth
  13. “The art of reading is to skip judiciously.”
  14. “ The little things in life are infinitely more important.”
  15. “Happiness is not getting what you want but wanting what you have got.”
  16. “Philosophers have attempted to interpret the world when what matters is to change it.” (ED NOTE -- Change yes, but not the way he wanted to do) - Karl Marx
  17. “Never criticise a man until you have walked two weeks in his moccasins.” - Jo Grimand
  18. “The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like people, but that people will begin to think like computers.”
  19. “If you cannot have the best, then make the best of what you have.”
  20. “Men ask for freedom of speech. God gave them freedom of thought and they don’t use it.” - Denis Harley
  21. “Contentment lies not in great wealth, but in few wants.”
  22. “Always turn your face to the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” - Hibberd
  23. “Life is about timing.” - Carl Lewis
  24. “The more you practice, the luckier you get.” - Gary Player
  25. “Any fool can start arguments; the honourable thing is to stay out of them.” - Proverbs 20:3
  26. “Better to be poor and dishonest, than rich and dishonest. - Proverbs 28:6
  27. “ A good reputation is better than expensive perfume. ” - Ecclesiastes 7:1
  28. “If you wait until the wind and weather are just right, you will never sow anything and never harvest anything.”
  29. “I have a dream.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
  30. “All that glitters is not gold.” - de Cervantes
  31. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
  32. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
  33. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and he will never go hungry.”
  34. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not here. Now is all we have.”
  35. “Live with a steady superiority over life - don’t be afraid of misfortune and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, the same: the bitterness doesn’t last forever and the sweetness never fills the cup to overflowing.”
  36. “It is enough if you don’t freeze from the cold and if thirst and hunger don’t claw at your insides.. If your back isn’t broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see and both ears hear; then whom shall you envy? And why?
  37. “Auditing is for those who find accounting too exciting. They wander around the battlefield long after the action bayoneting the wounded.”
  38. “The top of the world is not a mountain. It’s a place. Inside you. From where you can decide to sit and watch. Or put on your shoes and dance.”
  39. “There are no perfect men in this world; only perfect intentions.”
  40. “.... when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.” - James 1:3
  41. “I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power to draw from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight - when you can explain to me the mystery of the watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.” --- This "seed" quote is from William Jennings Bryan
  42. “Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed. There is so little competition.”
  43. “What isn’t tried won’t work.”
  44. “Happiness is a way station between too little and too much.” - Channing Pollock
  45. “There ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” - Mark Twain
  46. “ There is no labour a man can do that is undignified - if he does it right.” - Bill Cosby
  47. “We ought to be careful not to do for a fellow what we only intended to help him do.” - Frank Clark
  48. “Any concern to small to be turned into prayer is too small to be a burden.”
  49. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not.”
  50. “A good time to laugh is any time you can.”
  51. “If you want to stay young don’t mellow.”
  52. “If you don't juggle your family and career skilfully, the balance in your life is going to tilt toward s your work. In the short term this may seem ok, but it’s not in the end. You can always (nearly) get another job, but you may not get another chance with your family.”
  53. “You may be afraid of the dark, but its the only time you can see the stars.”
  54. “From tomorrow on I will be sad, From tomorrow on, Not today.” (written by a young girl in a concentration camp)
  55. “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
  56. “I went out to find a friend and not a friend was there. I went out to be a friend and friends were everywhere.”
  57. “Hard work never killed anyone, but I’m not taking any chances.”
  58. “In spite of the cost of living it’s still popular.”
  59. “ Life is a journey, not a destination.”
  60. “Life is what happens while we’re making plans.”
  61. “Live for today, dream of tomorrow, learn from yesterday.”
  62. "We regret more the things we didn’t do than the things we did.”
  63. “Around here we don’t waste our time thinking.”
  64. “Any leader has to be sincere in order to be credible. When one loses credibility, no matter how competent or brilliant one is, then all is lost.”
  65. “Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice if it passes swiftly or slowly.”
  66. “One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.”
  67. “Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
  68. “If it ain’t broke don't fix it.”
  69. “Ruthlessness? You must always do what must be done. But in the proper way. Always honest. Then it is not ruthlessness, but efficiency.” - Michael Schumacher
  70. “If something doesn’t work, don’t keep trying it. Doing more of what doesn’t work, doesn’t work.”
  71. “Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time.”
  72. “"Is society not the wind that blows against the flame that burns upon the wick of our souls?" - Eric Tollner
  73. “If you can’t get a boat under a bridge, and you can’t raise the bridge, then lower the water level.”
  74. “If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds worth of distance run, Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it. And what is more, You’ll be a man, my son.”
  75. “Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterday. ”
  76. “If it doesn’t seriously injure you, it will make you stronger.”
  77. “If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.”
  78. “I don’t fear losing. I fear losing with an excuse.”
  79. “Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two aweful eternities - Yesterday and Tomorrow - that we break down.”
  80. “Life is an accumulation of moments. Don't ever wait for tomorrow, grab the moment and maximise it to the fullest, because tomorrow you might not have.” - Myles Munroe
  81. “If we seek pleasure as a god, in the long run we find emptiness, dissappointment and addiction. If we seek God, we find, among other things, ecstatic pleasure.”
  82. “We are not what we think we are. We are not even what others think we are. We are what we think others think we are.”
  83. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
  84. “Inspired people inspire people.”
  85. “I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. He gave me life that I might enjoy all things.”
  86. “Intelligent people discuss ideas. Clever people discuss events. Simple people discuss people.”
  87. “The essence of good conversation is never to state the obvious.”
  88. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
  89. "In the interests of our economy, I would tax all foreigners living abroad." - Monty Python
  90. “Winning is part. Taking part is all.”
  91. “Work to live. Don’t live to work.” - Danish saying
  92. “It’s not beating the system that gets you anywhere - it’s manipulating it. You just have to know how.” - R. Lunt
  93. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” - Edmund Burke
  94. “Sometimes, the only place we need to go is together.”
  95. “Live your life.”
  96. “There is worse pain in the world than yours.”
  97. “If you really want to understand something, try to change it.”
  98. “ Sometimes beauty is not so much hidden as unobserved.
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