Quotations

PROVERBS and QUOTATIONS


To handle yourself, use your head;

To handle others, use your heart.

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The ability to delude yourself may be

an important survival tool.

(Jane Wagner)

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Dictionary is the only place where

Death comes before Life,

Success before Work &

Divorce before Marriage,

but Friend comes before Relative !

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To know how to wait is

the great secret of success.

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A man should never be ashamed

to admit that he is in the wrong,

which is but saying

that he is wiser today

than he was yesterday.

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I have never let my schooling

interfere with my education.

(Mark Twain)

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Moral is

when your hands and feet keep working,

although your head says it cannot be done.

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The oldest and the shortest words

"YES" and "NO" are those

which require the most thought.

(Pythagoras)

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The art of understanding people comes

when one overcomes the habit of judging others.

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Common sense is

the collection of prejudices

acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

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Once the game is over,

the King and the pawn

go back in the same box.

Italian Proverb

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Isn't it interesting that

the same people who laugh at science fiction

listen to weather forecasts and economists?

Kelvin Throop III

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The only reason some people

get lost in thought is

because it's unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix

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Anyone who uses the phrase

'easy as taking candy from a baby'

has never tried

taking candy from a baby.

Unknown

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Only two things are infinite,

the universe and human stupidity,

and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

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A person who trusts no one,

can't be trusted.

Jerome Blattner

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I'm an idealist.

I don't know where I'm going,

but I'm on my way.

Carl Sandburg

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Procrastination is the art

of keeping up with yesterday.

Don Marquis

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When I was a boy

I was told that

anybody could become President.

Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Clarence Darrow

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Act quickly, think slowly.

Greek Proverb

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Power will intoxicate the best hearts,

as wine the strongest heads.

No man is wise enough,

nor good enough

to be trusted with unlimited power.

- Charles Colton -

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The art of being wise is

the art of knowing

what to overlook.

- William James -

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One of the oldest of human needs is

having someone to wonder

where you are

when you don't come home at night.

- Margaret Mead -

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A sense of humor is part of

the art of leadership,

of getting along with people,

of getting things done.

(Dwight Eisenhower)

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What is the difference between

a stumbling block and a stepping stone?

Your approach to it.

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Technology is dominated by two types of people:

those who understand what they do not manage,

and those who manage what they do not understand.

(Putt's Law)

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Rich is

not he who has much,

but he who gives much.

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I like work;

it fascinates me.

I can sit and look at it for hours.

(Jerome K. Jerome)

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Failure is

not in falling down,

but refusing to get up.

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Advertisements contain the only truths

that can be relied on,

in a newspaper.

(Mark Twain)

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Education is what survives when

what has been learned,

has been forgotten

(B. F. Skinner)

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Though no one can go back

and make a brand new start;

but anyone can start from now

and make a brand new end.

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There must be more to life

than having everything.

(Maurice Sendak)

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LOVE looks through a telescope;

ENVY looks through a microscope.

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Everyone has beauty

but not everyone sees it.

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Anger is a condition in which

the tongue works faster than the mind.

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You can't change the past,

but you can ruin the present

by worrying over the future.

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All people smile

in the same language.

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Everyone needs to be loved,

especially when they do not deserve it.

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Take time to laugh,

for it is the music of the soul.

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For every minute you are angry with someone,

you lose sixty seconds of happiness

that you can never get back.

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What we have done

for ourselves alone

dies with us.

What we have done

for others and the world

remains and is immortal.

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A hug is a great gift.

One size fits all.

It can be given for any occasion

and it's easy to exchange.

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I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,

a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere

behind the morning.

J.B. Priestly

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

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There is never enough time, unless you're serving it.

Malcolm Forbes

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I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people

to throw me all their wasted hours.

Bernard Berenson

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Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of

enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it

gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or

difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a

life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

Og Mandino

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A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions

your wife asks for nothing.

Joey Adams

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting

started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small

manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

Mark Twain

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Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere

in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

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People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

W. Somerset Maugham

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The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me.

They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the

business of government; they have only a talent for getting and

holding office.

H. L. Mencken

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your

eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

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Love is grand;

divorce is a hundred grand.

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I am in shape.

Round is a shape.

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Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

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Never be afraid to try something new.

Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

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Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

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Even if you are on the right track,

you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be

changed regularly and for the same reason.

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An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world.

A pessimist fears that this is true.

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There will always be death and taxes;however, death doesn't get worse

every year.

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In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

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A day without sunshine is like night.

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If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.

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It's frustrating when you know all the answers,

but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

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The real art of conversation is not only to

say the right thing at the right time,

but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

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Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

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Age doesn't always bring wisdom.

Sometimes age comes alone.

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Life not only begins at forty,

it also begins to show.

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old,

you grow old because you stopped laughing.

(source : email from a friend)


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