Quotes and Sayings "Success is falling nine times and getting up ten." Jon Bon Jovi "Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning." -- Benjamin Franklin --"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem."-- Ronald Reagan "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." -- John Burroughs "Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many." Unknown "Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place." --Billy Crystal "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." --Jack Nicholson "Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." --George Burns Think of a solution before you complain. DCC I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) "Intelligence is almost useless to the person whose only quality it is." -- Alexis Carrel "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 "Intellect is invisible to the man who has none." -- Arthur Schopenhauer "No tool is more beneficial than intelligence. No enemy is more harmful than ignorance." -- Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Harithi al-Baghdadi al-Mufid Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. - H. L. Hunt As the old blues song goes, “you don’t miss your water till your well runs dry!” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing ... Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. - Helen Keller (1880-1968) God is God. Man created religion. DCC Everything sounds reasonable! DCC Pray for evolution! DCC or viva la evolution. "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." -- Leonard Bernstein Sometimes it helps to be stupid (ignorant) enough to believe in your dreams. DCC A lot of people accomplish things because they don’t think, they just do. DCC I don’t know what weapons will be used in WW3 but for certain WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein. "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them" -- Albert Einstein. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau "There is no such thing as a good war and there is no such thing as a bad peace." "He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees." Ben Franklin Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. - George Orwell (1903- 1950). “Life is never perfect… and that’s OK” DCC "Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." - Siddhartha Buddha A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. - H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) "Education is valuable. Common sense Priceless." -- Pat FitzGerald "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." -- Benjamin Franklin. “Reality is the leading cause of stress” “We are wealthy not by the measure of our possessions but according to what does not possess us." John Robbins and Ann Mortifee - In Search of Balance Robert Lewis Stevenson “To travel, hopefully, is a better thing than to arrive. The journey counts not the destination. Life is not a treasure hunt. Life itself is the treasure.” The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession." -- Mark Twain “Even in the knocks of life, we can find great gifts.” The Bhagavad Gita “Within every adversity is an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill "Man is the best computer ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor." - Werner Von Braun (1912-1977) I love kids, but I don’t think I could eat a whole one. Girl scouts wear green berets. James Mitchner in The Drifters "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." -– Mario Andretti “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Cherokee Proverb * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker. * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on. * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. * The second mouse gets the cheese. * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. *A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. "In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." -- Robert Heinlein To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability George Bush Sr. the weakest ink lasts longer than the strongest memory. Chinese proverb "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -- Benjamin Franklin “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one self but always ends up deceiving others. That is what the world calls romance.” Oscar Wilde "We must all live together as brothers or perish alone as fools." Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) "When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power" -- Alston Chase "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known" -- Montaigne Look to the future, because that's where you'll spend the rest of your life. - George Burns (1896-1996) Presence is more than just being there. - Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) "It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." -- David Brin The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov (both these gents are sci-fi writers by the way) For many reasons there’s nothing in the world as enjoyable as eating fresh pineapple. DCC The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward." Arthur Koestler "A man with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds." Mark Twain "Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum mechanics cannot possibly have understood it." Niels Bohr "...philosophy is to science as pornography is to sex." Steve Jones "Copy from one, it′s plagiarism; copy from two, it′s research." Wilson Mizner "...man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on." Winston Churchill A man can only be as wise as his audience! DCC "Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne. It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem. - Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde "A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." Chinese Proverb "Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it." -- Peter Marshall. "The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet." -- William Gibson, Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. - Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf) As Darwin said -- "It's not the strongest who survive, nor the most intelligent -- but the ones most responsive to change". “It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” Arthur C. Clarke Wise man say,” better for married man to be negligent than presumptuous.” DCC Better to appear ignorant than to try and make a decision for woman.
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