Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Grandparents Day Quotes

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Get Well Quotes

Warning:  Humor may be hazardous to your illness.  ~Ellie Katz It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.  ~Johnny Carson You have a cough?  Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough.  ~Pearl Williams To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.  Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to iden

Quotes for a Friend

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.  ~Laurence J. Peter Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.  ~Author Unknown A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~Grace Pulpit When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreFriendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....  It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.  ~C.S. LewisSome people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever I felt it shelter to speak to you.  ~Emily Dickinson There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.  ~Author Unknown The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author UnknownA good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.  ~Lois Wyse There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.  ~Edith Wharton I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.  ~Katherine Mansfield A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. ~Caroline Sheridan Norton Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.  ~Letty Cottin PogrebinFriends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. th

U.S. Flag Day Quotes

'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag. ~Sir Edward B. Hamley, 1824-1893 I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  ~Francis Bellamy, The Youth's Companion, 8 September 1892 Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it, Cheers for the soldiers that always were brave for it, Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it, Here comes the flag! ~Arthur Macy, The Flag It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards.  It is the full-grown flower of ages of fighting for liberty.  It is the century plant of human hope in bloom.  ~Alvin Owsley Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. ~Henry Cuyler Bunner We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.  ~George Washington, attributed Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. ~Francis Scott Key, The Star-Spangled Banner We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.  ~Justice William J. Brennan, for the Majority US Supreme Court Decision, 3 July 1989 Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes forever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white - The good forefathers' dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright - The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the

Father's Day Quotes

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836 When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  ~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874 Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.  ~Gloria NaylorThere's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.  ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994 It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.  ~Phyllis Diller Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter There's one sad truth in life I've found While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best.

Election Day Quotes

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Easter Quotes

The blossom time of souls. ~Katherine Lee Bates Could life so end, half told; its school so fail? Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale! ~Robert Mowry Bell Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."  ~Phillips Brooks The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amid the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds. ~Joseph Addison Where man sees but with

Earth Day Quotes

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El Dia de los Muertos Citas, Quotes for Day of the Dead

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.  ~Edvard Munch I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back."  ~From the movie Gladiator Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.  ~George Bernard Shaw For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? ~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet" Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.  ~John Muir Someday I'll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow, Serenaded by a stray bird or two. Kings and commoners end up the same, No more enduring than last night's dream. ~Ryokan Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep.  Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.  ~Philip DowFor death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  ~William Penn Paradise - I see flowers from the cottage where I lie. ~Yaitsu's death poem, 1807 As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.  ~Leonardo DaVinci A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.  ~Stewart

Commitment Ceremony Quotes

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.  ~Stephen King Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.  ~Author Unknown Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.  ~Author Unknown Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.  ~Vol

Columbus Day Quotes

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character.  Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.  ~Author Unknown His bark The daring mariner shall urge far o'er The Western wave, a smooth and level plain, Albeit the earth is fashioned like a wheel. ~Luigi Pulci He gave the world another world.  ~George Santayana So Columbus said, somebody show me the sunset and somebody did and he set sail for it, And he discovered America and they put him in jail for it, And the fetters gave him welts, And they named America after somebody else. ~Ogden Nash, Columbus Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929 America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.  ~Bobcat GoldthwaiteWe shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.  ~John Fiske For all mankind that unstained scroll unfurled, Where God might write anew the story of the World. ~Edward Everett Hale With this humble instrumentality did it please Providence to prepare the theatre for those events by which a new dispensation of liberty was to be communicated to man.  ~Edward Everett Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.  ~Author Unknown Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered.  I myself would say that it had merely been detected.  ~Oscar Wilde Aborigines, n.:  Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.  They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary He gained a world; he gave that world Its grandest lesson:  "On! sail on!" ~Joaquin Miller He stands in history as the completer of the globe.  ~John Sterling Columbus went around the world in 1492.  That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course.  ~Lee Trevino Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.  ~Robert Orben Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.  ~Author Unknown The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new

Christmas Quotes

  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.  ~Richard Lamm Christmas!  'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.  ~Washington Irving Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold! ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.  We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.  As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.  And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself:  "Why, this is Christmas Day!"  ~David Grayson Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.  ~Author Unknown I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.  ~Charles Dickens Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies. ~Alfred Noyes For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime.  Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.  ~P.J. O'Rourke Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making.  ~Leigh Hunt Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth. ~Richard Crashaw At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year; He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here; Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before, And the laughter of his children is a jo

Boss Day Quotes

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.  ~Doug Larson Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter.  ~Author Unknown Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.  ~Thomas J. Watson If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation?  ~Author Unknown Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life.  ~Author Unknown The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Most people like hard work.  Particularly when they are paying for it.  ~Franklin P. Jones Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.  ~Howard Aiken If you had to identify, in o

Birthday Quotes

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Baby or Adoption Quotes

J. O'Rourke Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born.  This is not necessarily cause for alarm.  The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.  ~Elinor Goulding Smith Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894 A soiled baby with a neglected nose cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.  ~Mark Twain The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh There are three reasons for breast-feeding:  the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.  ~Irena Chalmers Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.  ~Ed Howe Children are one third of our population and all of our future.  ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.  ~Fran Lebowitz A crying baby is the best form of birth control.  ~Carole Tabron A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.  ~Barbara Christine Seifert A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.  ~Carl Sandburg People who say they sleep like

April Fool's Day Quotes

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.  ~Jack Handey We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb Even the gods love jokes.  ~Plato You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.  ~Abraham Lincoln The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.  ~Will Rogers A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.  ~Henry Louis Mencken A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.  ~Douglas Adams It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.  ~Max Eastman Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.  ~Irish Proverb A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.  ~Clifton Paul Fadiman It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.  ~Spanish Proverb I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.  ~Edgar Allan Poe The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that h

Anniversary Quotes

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Patriotic Quotes (USA)

  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~John Gunther America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.  America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.  ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949 Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. ~John Dickinson If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.  ~Author Unknown Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!  ~Daniel Webster If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.  ~Geraldine Ferraro Oh, it's home again and home again, America for me! I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars. ~Henry Van Dyke Sometimes people call me an idealist.  Well, that is the way I know I am an American.  America is the only idealistic nation in the world.  ~Woodrow Wilson This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under U S A's constitution have proved the best.  Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.  ~Martin H. Fischer He loves his country best who strives to make it best.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.  ~J. Horace McFarland "Our country, right or wrong."  When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.  ~Carl Schurz Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. ~Henry Cuyler Bunner It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.  ~Woodrow Wilson My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  ~William J. Clinton Our country is not the o

TV Turnoff Week Quotes

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores.  When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos?  Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  ~George Bush No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  ~Mary Wortley Montagu If you came and you found a strange man... teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot Television:  A medium - so called because it is neither rare nor well done.  ~Ernie Kovacs Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.  ~Author Unknown Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language - and that's just deciding who gets to hold the remote control.  ~Donna Gephart Technology... is a queer thing.  It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.  ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971 Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.  ~David Frost What is being lost is the magic of the word.  I am not an image person.  Imagery belongs to another civilization:  the caveman.  Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls.  ~Elie Wiesel, 1995 Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heave

Mothers Day Quotes

  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.  ~John Wilmot Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.  ~Haim Ginott Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.  ~Lionel Kauffman Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.  ~Jean Kerr There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese Proverb Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.  ~Lawrence Housman Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.  ~Sam Levenson The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.  ~John J. Plomp Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.  ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949 Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine.  You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star.  If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.  ~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981 This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee! ~Thomas Moore Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying.  (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.)  I don't know why parents don't do this more often.  Usually it makes the kid laugh.  Sometimes it sends him into shock.  Either way it quiets him down.  If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage.  Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.  ~P.J. O'Rourke I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer You can always tell a real friend:  when

Graduation Quotes

  You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing.  This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.  ~Gary Bolding If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.  ~Robert Goheen, Time, 23 June 1961 The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.  ~Author Unknown You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask you to think of an alternative.  Think of it as your ticket to change the world.  ~Tom BrokawIt takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.  ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951 A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.  ~Theodore Roosevelt A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.  ~W.H. Auden The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.  ~Russell Green Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into th

Arbor Day Quotes

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Friday, May 13, 2005

Violence Quotes

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?  ~Alan Paton Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.  ~John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667 There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used.... Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was.  The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness.  The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.  ~Gil Bailie Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.  ~John Frederick Boyes Let us thank God that we live in an age when something has influence besides the bayonet.  ~Daniel Webster In violence we forget who

Tax Quotes

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.  ~Herman Wouk Capital punishment:  The income tax.  ~Jeff Hayes If the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, how he must hate the taxpayer!  ~John Andrew Holmes Of course the truth is that the congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the laws they pass.  The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there.  I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at least one sex scene ("'Yes, yes, YES!' moaned Vanessa as Lance, his taut body moist with moisture, again and again depreciated her adjusted gross rate of annualized fiscal debenture").  ~Dave Barry People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women.  ~Author Unknown Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant:  animals have instincts, we have taxes.  ~Erving Goffman Taxes:  Of life's two certainties, the only one for which you can get an automatic extension.  ~Author Unknown The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility.  Let it be drawn upon largely, and they will then listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ.  ~Thomas Jefferson To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.  ~Benjamin Tucker, Instead of a BookToday, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.  ~Alfred E. Neuman A person doesn't know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.  ~Author Unknown Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.  ~Nancie J. Carmody The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.  ~John S. Coleman, address, Detroit Chamber of Commerce, 1956 Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 It was as true... as taxes is.  And nothing's truer than them.  ~Charles Dickens Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn't be related.  ~J.C. Watts, Jr. The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.  ~Author Unknown I like to pay taxes.  With them I buy civilization.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.  ~Mark Twain Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy.  ~Steven LaTourette We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax.  I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it.  ~John Sherman You must pay taxes.  But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip.  ~Morgan Stanley advertisement If, from the mo

Sleep Quotes

  It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.  ~Dale Carnegie No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.  ~Carrie Snow Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.  ~Edward Lucas People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.  ~Leo J. Burke It's at night, when perhaps we should be dreaming, that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of ou

Reality Quotes

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Quotes about Places

New York has a trip-hammer vitality which drives you insane with restlessness if you have no inner stabilizer.  ~Henry Miller California's a wonderful place to live - if you happen to be an orange.  ~Author Unknown Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.  ~Truman Capote The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.  ~Mark Twain, attributed New York is to the nation what the white church spire is to the village - the visible symbol of aspiration and faith, the white plume saying the way is up!  ~E.B. White California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America.  ~Hinton R. Helper I... wonder what it is in the New York air that enables me to sit up till all hours of the night in an atmosphere which in London would make a horse dizzy, but here merely clears the brain.  ~James Agate They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into California.  ~Author Unknown It isn't like the rest of the country - it is like a nation itself - more tolerant than the rest in a curious way.  Littl

Nature Quotes

  This is not done by jostling in the street.  ~William Blake To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.  ~Helen Keller Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?  Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.  ~Henry David Thoreau One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.  ~William Shakespeare To one who has been long in city pent, 'Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, - to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. ~John Keats, Sonnet XIV Fieldes have eies and woods have eares.  ~John Heywood, 1565 You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness - perhaps ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things...  ~Walt Whitman, Specimen Days, "Birds - And a Caution"  (Thank you, Corinne.) A sensitive plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light, and closed them beneath the kisses of night. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant," 1820 In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.  No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.  ~Aldo Leopold Nature hates calculators.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein The woods were made for the hunters of dreams, The brooks for the fishers of song; To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game The streams and the woods belong. ~Sam Walter Foss I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.  ~Alan Hovhaness Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests.  ~Thornton Wilder And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.  ~William Shakespeare My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms - will it return to my body when they scatter?  ~Kotomichi The tulip and the butterfly Appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still. ~Isaac Watts What I like about camping is you can get really dirty.  Either you're all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you're with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares.  ~Anonymous former Boy Scout, quoted in Highs! Over 150 Ways to Feel Really, REALLY Good... Without Alcohol or Other Drugs by Alex J. Packer Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.  ~Rachel Carson I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that.... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.  ~Abraham Cowley You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River?  Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help them.  ~Russell Chatham, Silent Seasons, 1978 Climb up on some hill at sunrise.  Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there.  ~Robb Sagendorph What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness?  Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet, Long live the weeds and the wildness yet. ~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.  ~John Berger, The Sense of Sight, 1980 Nature is man's teacher.  She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.  ~Alfred Billings Street There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple-leaves with an early moon.  ~Alice Meynell Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.  ~Alan C. Kay Let us permit nature to have her way.  She understands her business better than we do.  ~Michel de Montaigne A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.  ~Michael Pollan, Second Nature, 1991 I am not a lover of lawns.  Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn.  ~W.H. Hudson, The Book of a Naturalist, 1919 I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  ~John Burroughs Any man that walks the mead In bud, or blade, or bloom, may find A meaning suited to his mind. ~Alfred Tennyson Nature will bear the closest inspection.  She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.  ~Henry David Thoreau Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.  ~George Washington Carver Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. ~Rupert Brooke How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  ~e.e. cummings Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries.  ~John Muir Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.  ~Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620 Nature cannot be tricked or cheated.  She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.  ~Napoleon Hill In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.  In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones

Logic Quotes

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.  ~Niels Bohr Logic is one thing and commonsense another.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927 Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.  ~Rabindranath Tagore Logic is logic.  That's all I say.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, The One-Hoss Shay If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.  ~Rita Mae Brown Metaphysics may be, after all, only the art of being sure of something that is not so, and logic only the art of going wrong with confidence.  ~Joseph Wood Krutch, The Modern Temper, 1929 (Thank you, Jeff.) Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous.  A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, an

Jealousy Quotes

  ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665 Envy is a waste of time.  ~Author Unknown The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.  ~Baltasar Gracian It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.  ~Lawrence Durrell, Justine, 1957 If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.  ~Charley Reese He that is not jealous is not in love.  ~St. Augustine The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.  ~William Penn, Some Fru

Human Rights Quotes

  ~Abraham Lincoln I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!  And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.  ~Barry Goldwater By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two.  So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us.  ~Edwin Markham I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master.  I want the full menu of rights.  ~Bishop Desmond Tutu, quoted in You Said a Mouthful edited by Ronald D. Fuchs Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.  ~Robert Ingersoll I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.  ~Gandhi And we who have toiled for freedom's law, have we sought for freedom's soul? Have we learned at last that human right is not a part but the whole? ~John Boyle O'Reilly It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.

Hair Quotes

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Excuse Quotes

  ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin Don't make excuses - make good.  ~Elbert Hubbard He who excuses himself accuses himself.  ~Gabriel Meurier, Trésor des sentences Several excuses are always less convincing than one.  ~Aldous Huxley, Point Counter PointAnd oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ~William Shakespeare If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.  ~Yiddish Proverb Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.  ~Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin Justifying a fault doubles it.  ~French Proverb Ne

Dance Quotes

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.  ~Shanna LaFleur I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.  ~George Balanchine Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.  ~Charles Baudelaire Dance first.  Think later.  It's the natural order.  ~Samuel Beckett Dancing is the poetry of the foot.  ~John Dryden Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.  ~Havelock Ellis Dance is the hidden language of the soul.  ~Martha Graham Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.  ~Martha Graham Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy.  ~John Northbrooke Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.  ~Martha Graham Dance is a song of the body.  Either of joy or pain.  ~Martha Graham The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.  ~Mata Hari We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.  ~D.H. Lawrence And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer.  For the dance is his ideal.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n. ~Alexander Pope, Moral Essays Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.  ~Ezra Pound I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.  ~Ruth St. Denis Talk about dance?  Dance is not something to talk about.  Dance is to dance.  ~Peter Saint James Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.  ~Kurt Vonnegut Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.  ~John Wain To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.  ~Terence Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.  ~Author Unknown Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.  ~Source Unknown Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  ~Author Unknown Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.  ~William James Related Quotations: Music Page Inf

College Quotes

  ~John Ciardi Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.  Academy, n.:  A modern school where football is taught.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's DictionaryOf course there's a lot of knowledge in universities:  the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.  ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.  ~Theodore Roosevelt If y

Brotherhood and Unity Quotes

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Arizona Quotes

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Inspirational Quotes for Teens: Dare To Be Great

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.  ~C.D. Jackson Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.  ~Author Unknown Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  ~Author UnknownGod gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.  ~Author Unknown Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.  ~Woody Allen The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.  ~Author Unknown The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.  ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996 When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.  ~Charles C. Noble Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book Don't live down to expe

Retirement Quotes

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.  ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.  ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.  ~Author Unknown Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.  ~Herbert Asquith Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.  ~William Wordsworth First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly.  ~Branch Rickey The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing.  ~Phyllis Diller If you drink, don't drive.  Don't even putt.  ~Dean Martin If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.  ~Tommy Bolt Graphic Credit: PrintMaster © 1998 Mindscape, Inc. All rights reserved.  For viewing only; do not download. Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/retirement.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Get Well Quotes

Warning:  Humor may be hazardous to your illness.  ~Ellie Katz It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.  ~Johnny Carson You have a cough?  Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough.  ~Pearl Williams To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.  Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to iden

Arbor Day Quotes

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Quotes about Children

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.  ~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985 Youth is a perpetual intoxication; it is a fever of the mind.  ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld Little girls are cute and small only to adults.  To one another they are not cute.  They are life-sized.  ~Margaret Atwood What is a home without children?  Quiet.  ~Henny Youngman It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.  ~John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age.  ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945 Do your kids a favor - don't have any.  ~Robert Orben Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.  ~Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.  ~Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are.  Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are.  Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  ~Phyllis Diller Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.  ~Robert Gallagher Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime.  ~Red Skelton The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  ~Joe Houldsworth There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  ~Frank A. Clark If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.  ~Edgar W. HoweThe real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.  ~Joan Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1957 Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it:  little men already.  ~Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères, 1688 There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff Related Quotations: Babies,  Childhood,  Inner ChildMothers,  Parents,  Teenagers Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/children.html documen

Childhood Quotes

  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911 The greatest poem ever known Is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, Of being only four years old. ~Christopher Morley, To a Child We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.  ~George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860 Childhood is the fiery furnace in which we are melted down to essentials and that essential shaped for good.  ~Katherine Anne Porter What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.  ~Cynthia Ozick The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.  ~Ellen Glasgow Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.  ~Malcolm de Chazal Related Quotations: Children,  Memory Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/childhood.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Cheerleading Quotes

The referees have always been blind, it's our job to make them deaf.  ~Author Unknown If cheerleaders are so easy, why aren't you with one?  ~Author Unknown Cheerleaders know that pyramids were not built in Egypt.  ~Author Unknown You know you're a cheerleader when you have to yell, kick, and scream to get what you want.  ~Author Unknown Flying is the second best thrill to cheerleaders; being caught is the first.  ~Author Unknown I trade sweat for strength.  I trade doubt for belief.  I trade cheerleading for nothing.  ~Author Unknown There is only one way to cheer - hard!  ~Author Unknown One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured.  ~Author Unknown Cheerleaders are angels - we're the only humans who can fly.  ~Author Unknown Cheerleading is more than a sport; it's an attitude.  ~Author Unknown I don't play the field - I rule the sidelines.  ~Author Unknown Wimps lift weights, cheerleaders lift people.  ~Author Unknown It's hard to be humble when you can jump, stunt, and tumble!  ~Author Unknown Related Quotations: Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/cheerleading.html document.write(LastUpdate())                 

Charm Quotes

Welcome to The Quote Garden![Quotation Index]   [Search]   [Help & Info]   [Donate]   Quotations   about Charm"Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women.  Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.  ~Havelock E

Change Quotes

  Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.  ~Shunryu Suzuki The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.  ~Henry Miller Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.  ~Robert C. Gallagher If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change.  If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.  ~John A. Simone, Sr. There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse!  As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.  ~Washington Irving When you are through changing, you are through.  ~Bruce Barton Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.  ~John Kenneth Galbraith What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride - nothing is secure, nothing keeps. ~Euripides, Hecuba They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.  ~Confucius Ch

Chakra Quotes (Prana)

  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I LovedAnd remember, no matter where you go, there you are.  ~ConfuciusSACRAL CHAKRATo give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart.  ~Francesco Guicciardini Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.  ~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889 What is commonly called love, namely the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human flesh.  ~Henry Fielding Sex is emotion in motion.  ~Mae West Love's mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book. ~John Donne, Extasy Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.  ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo The tragedy is when you've got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs.  ~D.H. Lawrence The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.  Bodies never lie.  ~Agnes de Mille Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.  ~Martha Graham Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.  ~Carl G. Jung S

Censorship Quotes

If you don't have this freedom of the press, then all these little fellows are weaseling around and doing their monkey business and they never get caught.  ~Harold R. Medina I believe in censorship.  I made a fortune out of it.  ~Mae West The paper burns, but the words fly away.  ~Akiba ben JosephObscenity is not a quality inherent in a book or picture, but is solely and exclusively a contribution of the reading mind, and hence cannot be defined in terms of the qualities of a book or picture.  ~Theodore Schroeder Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.  ~George Bernard Shaw, "The Rejected Statement, Part I," The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet, 1911 Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.  ~Dick Cavett The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.  ~David Ben-Gurion If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.  ~John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859 To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list.  ~John AikinTo limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.  ~Claude-Adrien HelvétiusCensorship offends me.  ~Author Unknown We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.  ~John F. Kennedy God forbid that any book should be banned.  The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.  ~Rebecca West If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.  ~Noam Chomsky Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him.  It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man!  ~Thomas CarlyleBooks won't stay banned - Ideas won't go to jail. ~Alfred Whitney GriswoldYou can cage the singer but not the song.  ~Harry Belafonte, in International Herald Tribune, 3 October 1988 I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  ~Voltaire The populist authoritarianism that is the downside of political correctness means that anyone, sometimes it seems like everyone, can proclaim their grief and have it acknowledged.  The victim culture, every sufferer grasping for their own Holocaust, ensures that anyone who feels offended can call for moderation, for dilution, and in the end, as is all too often the case, for censorship.  And censorship, that by-product of fear - stemming as it does not from some positive agenda, but from the desire to escape our own terrors and superstitions by imposing them on others - must surely be resisted.  ~Jonathon Green, "Did You Say 'Offensive?'," as posted on wordwizard.com Featured Link: MichaelMoore.com Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/censorship.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Cat Quotes

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It's not.  Mine had me trained in two days.  ~Bill Dana If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.  ~Jean Asper McIntosh No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.  ~Leo Dworken A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.  ~Jean Burden The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city.  ~Carl van Vechten A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.  ~Judith Merkle Riley I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.  ~Edgar Allan Poe Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.  ~Mary Bly My cat speaks sign language with her tail.  ~Robert A. Stern Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel.  True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.  ~Missy Dizick In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.  ~Terry Pratchett Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.  ~Monica Edwards There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.  ~Author Unknown Kittens can happen to anyone.  ~Paul Gallico The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.  ~Colette Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.  ~Jean Burden I don't think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it's the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place.  ~Debbie Peterson To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat.  The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.  ~Stephen Baker Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself.  A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any directio

Carpe Diem Quotes

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.  ~Scottish Proverb To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.  ~Walter Scott I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.  ~John Burroughs Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect... God has written the letters of death upon your hands.  In the inside of your hands you will see the letters M.M.  It means "Memento Mori" - remember you must die.  ~J. Furniss, Tracts for Spiritual Reading There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.  ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister To change one's life:  Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly.  No exceptions.  ~William James Why must conversions always come so late?  Why do people always apologize to corpses?  ~David Brin You will never find time for anything.  If you want time you must make it.  ~Charles Buxton Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  ~Margaret Fuller Death twitches my ear.  "Live," he says, "I am coming."  ~Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), Minor Poems, Copa He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.  ~Sydney Smith Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.  ~John Henry Cardinal Newman You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.  ~Ruth E. Renkl You may delay, but time will not.  ~Benjamin Franklin We cannot waste time.  We can only waste ourselves.  ~George M. Adams How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  ~Annie Dillard, The Writing Life I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.  ~Bernard Berenson I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.  ~Tagore Many people die with their music still in them.  Why is this so?  Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.  Before they know it, time runs out.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Contemplation often makes life miserable.  We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.  ~Nicolas de Chamfort I held a momen

Business Quotes

  ~Henry Ford Business is a combination of war and sport.  ~André Maurois The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.  ~John Egan Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.  ~William Arthur Ward Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's DictionaryIt is not the employer who pays the wages.  He only handles the money.  It is the product that pays the wages.  ~Henry Ford, 1922, also sometimes quoted as "It is the customer that pays the wages"I th

Brotherhood and Unity Quotes

I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity; to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning.  ~Daniel D. Mich Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.  ~Mahatma Gandhi In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.  ~Booker T. Washington We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.  ~Virginia Burden, The Process of Intuition I have often noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them.  I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.  ~Don Marquis Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.  ~Kenyan Proverb Related Quotations:

Brevity Quotes

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.  ~William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style, 1918 If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.  ~Dennis Roth The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.  ~Blaise Pascal, translated from French, Lettres Provinciales, XVI, 1656 In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.  ~Sydney Smith If you bring that sentence in for a fitting, I can have it shortened by Wednesday.  ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, "The Gun" If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply.  Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure.  ~Lord Sandwich Brevity is the soul of lingerie.  ~Dorothy Parker If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear ide

Bore Quotes

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Quotations about Books and Reading

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.  ~Thomas Carlyle There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.  No one has stepped twice into the same river.  But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?  ~Marina TsvetaevaThe stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.  ~Howard Pyle No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning Medicine for the soul.  ~Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.  ~E.P. Whipple These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.  From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.  ~Gilbert Highet "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.  ~François MauriacBooks are embalmed minds.  ~Bovee Children don't read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation.  They have no use for psychology.... They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff.... When a book is boring, they yawn openly.  They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.  ~William Lyon Phelps The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is a temperate zone in the mind, between luxurious indolence and exacting work; and it is to this region, just between laziness and labor, that summer reading belongs.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Nothing is worth reading that does not require an alert mind.  ~Charles Dudley Warner The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.  ~Ross MacDonald The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.  ~Samuel Butler I have friends whose society is delightful to me; they are persons of all countries and of all ages; distinguished in war, in council, and in letters; easy to live with, always at my command.  ~Francesco PetrarchGood as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.  ~Augustine Birrell, Obiter Dicta, "Book Buying" To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  ~Edmund Burke The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one's encounter with it in a book.  ~André Maurois A house without books is like a room without windows.  ~Heinrich Mann From my point of view, a book is a literary prescription put up for the benefit of someone who needs it.  ~S.M. Crothers He fed his spirit with the bread of books.  ~Edwin Markham Bread of flour is good; but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.  ~John RuskinMost books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death hath no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.  ~J. Swartz A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.  ~John LeCarre Never judge a book by its movie.  ~J.W. EaganI love to lose myself in other men's minds.... Books think for me.  ~Charles Lamb Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money.  ~John Lyly The wise man reads both books and life itself.  ~Lin Yutang I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead, - who yet live and speak excellently in their works.  My neighbors think me often alone, - and yet at such times I am in company with more than five hundred mutes - each of whom, at my pleasure, communicates his ideas to me by dumb signs - quite as intelligently as any person living can do by uttering of words.  ~Laurence Sterne You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a mother who read to me. ~Strickland Gillilan (Thank you, Laurel.) He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.  ~Arabic Proverb An ordinary man can... surround himself with two thousand books... and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.  ~Augustine Birrell Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.  ~George Steiner In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.  ~Stéphane Mallarmé We are too civil to books.  For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world's life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the mind's own powers of reflection and judgment are exercised and strengthened.  ~Helen E. Haines Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  ~Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710 To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.  ~W. Somerset Maugham How vast an estate it is that we came into as the intellectual heirs of all the watchers and searchers and thinkers and singers of the generations that are dead!  What a heritage of stored wealth!  What perishing poverty of mind we should be left in without it!  ~J.N. Larned That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.  ~Amos Bronson Alcott The multitude of books is making us ignorant.  ~Voltaire There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written.  ~Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.  ~Augustus Hare The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time).  It is the only way of discovering what they contain.  A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West.  ~E.M. Forster Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book!  A message to us from the dead, - from human souls whom we never saw, who lived perhaps thousands of miles away; and yet these, on those little sheets of paper, speak to us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.  ~Charles KingsleyLet your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds.  Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.  ~Judah Ibn TibbonSome books are to be tasted, oth

Boldness Quotes

  ~Michel de Montaigne, translated Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.  ~Francis Bacon Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Freedom lies in being bold.  ~Robert Frost Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.  ~Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, 1894 Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.  ~John Dryden The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.  ~Theodore Roosevelt He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.  ~Baltasar Gracian He was a bold man that firs

Body Quotes

Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body?  ~Thomas Hardy The human body is a machine which winds its own springs.  ~Julien Offroy de la Mettrie, L'Homme Machine Beyond my body my veins are invisible.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.  ~Irene Claremont de Castillejo Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.  ~Montaigne Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat.  For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.  ~Samuel Johnson Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.  ~Aldous Huxley The body never lies.  ~Martha Graham Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.  ~William Shakespeare A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.  ~Llewelyn Powers What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.  ~Aldous Huxley Hormones, vitamines

Blessings and Toasts

everything go right, and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true! ~Irish Blessing May the devil chase you every day of your life and never catch you.  ~Irish Toast May those that love us, love us. And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles So we will know them by their limping. ~Irish Blessing May brooks and trees and singing hills Join in the chorus too, And every gentle wind that blows Send happiness to you. ~Irish Blessing May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might desire. ~Irish Blessing May you always have work for your hands to do. May your pockets hold always a coin or two. May the sun shine bright on your windowpane. May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a frie

Bird Quotes

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.  ~Henry David Thoreau Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.  ~Izaak Walton The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is

Bicycling Quotes

The bicycle had, and still has, a humane, almost classical moderation in the kind of pleasure it offers.  It is the kind of machine that a Hellenistic Greek might have invented and ridden.  It does no violence to our normal reactions:  It does not pretend to free us from our normal environment.  ~J.B. Jackson Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.  ~Jacquie Phelan I took care of my wheel as one would look after a Rolls Royce.  If it needed repairs I always brought it to the same shop on Myrtle Avenue run by a negro named Ed Perry.  He handled the bike with kid gloves, you might say.  He would always see to it that neither front nor back wheel wobbled.  Often he would do a job for me without pay, because, as he put it, he never saw a man so in love with his bike as I was.  ~Henry Miller, My Bike and Other Friends Get a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.  ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle" Cycling is unique.  No other sport lets you go like that - where there's only the bike left to hold you up.  If you ran as hard, you'd fall over.  Your legs wouldn't support you.  ~Steve Johnson The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.  A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom.  The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.  ~Sloan Wilson Mankind has invested more than four million years of evolution in the attempt to avoid physical exertion.  Now a group of backward-thinking atavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting our teeth, and searing our lungs as though we were being chased across the Pleistocene savanna by saber-toothed tigers.  Think of the hopes, the dreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force of will that, over the eons, has gone into the creation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville.  Bicycle riders would have us throw all this on the ash heap of history.  ~P.J. O'Rourke After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable.  A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go.  You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow.  ~H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome.  ~James Bethea If we all, mountain bikers, cyclists, multinational companies, Jo Public, respected the land like old civilizations we wouldn't get so many punctures.  Earth's revenge.  ~Jo Burt  (Thank you, Jacquie.) It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.  Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.  ~Ernest Hemingway Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.  ~John F. Kennedy Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.  ~H.G. Wells It is curious that with the advent of the automobile and the airplane, the bicycle is still with us.  Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they're out on a bike.  Or they like the bicycle's simplicity and the precision with whi

Belief Quotes

The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878 He who does not know how to believe, should not know.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.  ~Felix Cohen Few really believe.  The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.  ~John Lancaster Spalding Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670 Not... what opinions are held, but... how they are held:  instead of being held dogmatically, [liberal] opinions are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.  ~Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, 1950 When I believe in nothing I do not want to meet you when you believe in nothing.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Human being

Quotations about Being Yourself

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.  ~Homer How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.  ~Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel "Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people.  ~Tom Masson I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.  ~Shirley MacLaine Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.  ~Harvey Fierstein Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.  ~Henri Frederic Amiel I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world.  The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.  ~George Gissing No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.  ~John Morley There is just one life for each of us:  our own.  ~Euripides Never apologize for showing feeling.  When you do so, you apologize for the truth.  ~Benjamin Disraeli If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.  ~Johann von Goethe Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?  ~Fanny Brice Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.  ~Shakti Gawain The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.  ~Samuel Johnson If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.  ~Author Unknown At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.  ~Johann von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774 We are betrayed by what is false within.  ~George Meredith No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to