COLLECTION OF QUOTES 12 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Give a man a beer, he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, he'll waste a lifetime. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. -Howard W. Newton When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. -John F. Kennedy Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? -Martin Luther King Jr. Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. -Thomas A. Edison Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. -Alexandr Solzhenitsyn A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. -Herm Albright Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. -Maya Angelou If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want the answer to. What's wrong is never made right just because everyone is doing it. A bad idea is not made better just because a lot of people agree with it. -Ralph Marston Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. -Scottish proverb I am a bomb technician. If you see me running, try to keep up. Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. Those who take the initiative are those who shape the world. Those who wait to be told what to do are the ones who end up having to do what they're told. -Ralph Marston The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. -Winston Churchill Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. -Aesop Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has colour but has no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not. ĖDhammapada Definition of a competitive salary: We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors. A Father is a man with pictures in his wallet, where he used to keep his money when he was single. A President of a democracy is a man who is always ready, willing, and able to lay down your life for his country. You can't think and hit at the same time. -Yogi Berra Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. -Jean de La Bruyere Nature has given to men one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak. -Epictetus Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. -Aaron Levenstein Better late than never, but never late is better. The stag despised the legs which gave him life, While valuing the crown which gave him strife. Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too beautiful a meaning to say it too late. -Kurt Spiteri Cornish Nobody makes a greater mistake then he who does nothing because he could only do a little. -Edmund Burke He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead. I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. -Edmund Burke Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. -Anthony Robbins I must take issue with the term "a mere child," for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. -Fran Lebowitz You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. -Charles Buxton If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. -Thomas Edison No man is a failure who is enjoying life. -William Feather If you care at all you will get some results. If you care enough you will get incredible results! -Jim Rohn Make it a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it, never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say: "I have made one human being at least a little wiser, or a little happier, or at least a little better this day." -Charles Kingsley One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." -Lewis Carroll The world is good-natured to people who are good natured. -William Makepeace Thackeray Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory. -Andrew Carnegie You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. -Eleanor Roosevelt You wouldn't worry what others think of you... If you'd realize how seldom they do! -Frances R. Hoffman As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big. -Donald Trump It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. -Martin Van Buren Believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the fact. -William James While there may be no "right" way to value a forest or a river, there is a wrong way, which is to give it no value at all. How do we decide the value of a 700-year-old tree? We need only to ask how much it would cost to make a new one, or a new river, or even a new atmosphere. -Paul Hawken All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. -Louis Armstrong If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today. -Joyce Chapman It's never crowded along the extra mile. -Wayne Dyer It's hard to wring my hands when I am busy rolling up my sleeves. -Linda Geraci The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also the most difficult task. -Robertson Davies The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. -Mark Twain Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. -Marcus Aurelius Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity. -Vera Brittain A fool and his money are soon parted. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A man may learn wit every day. A moneyless man goes fast through the market. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A soft answer turneth away wrath. After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile. Beauty draws more than oxen. Beggars canít be choosers. Cowards die many times. Fine words butter no parsnips. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. For a good appetite there is no hard bread. He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well. He that fights and runs away, lives to fight another day. He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. He that would have the fruit must climb the tree. He who pays the piper calls the tune. Health is better than wealth. Honor buys no meat in the market. Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. If a job is worth doing, itís worth doing well. If you lie down with dogs, youíll get up with fleas. Itís no crime to steal from a thief. Least said, soonest mended. Little strokes fell great oaks. Many hands make light work. Necessity is the mother of invention. Never spend your money before you have it. No bees, no honey; no work, no money. One enemy is too many; and a hundred friends too few. One good forewit is worth two afterwits. The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one. The early bird catches the worm. The pot calls the kettle black. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The shoemakerís son always goes barefoot. Thereís no smoke without fire. Thereís no substitute for experience. Time and tide wait for no man. Too many cooks spoil the broth. What canít be cured must be endured. You can judge a man by the company he keeps. You can lead a horse to water, but you canít make it drink. You canít make an omelet without breaking eggs. You have to strike while the iron is hot. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 2000 by Jiri Matejicek, Instant Wisdom. Feel free to copy anything you like. 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