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Interesting Quotes

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  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking. (Martin H. Fischer)
  • Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. (Ambrose Bierce)
  • Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. (Erica Jong)
  • All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. (H. L. Mencken)
  • Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. (Oscar Wilde)
  • An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously. (Charles F. Kettering)
  • Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. (John Wilmot)
  • Before software is reusable it first has to be usable. (Ralph Johnson)
  • Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. (Unknown Author)
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. (André Gide)
  • Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso)
  • Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it. (Cale Yarborough)
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. (Albert Einstein)
  • Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. (Douglas Hofstadter)
  • I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. (Lily Tomlin)
  • I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. (Edith Sitwell)
  • I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. (Blaise Pascal)
  • I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. (Woody Allen)
  • I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer. (Aryeh Frimer)
  • If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. (Mel Brooks)
  • If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. (Joe Martin)
  • If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. (Anon)
  • If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? (Scott Adams)
  • Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. (Oscar Wilde )
  • In God we trust; all others bring data. (Dr. W. Edwards Deming)
  • In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
  • It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. (Harry Truman)
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)
  • Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. (Cullen Hightower)
  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein)
  • My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me. (Garry Shandling)
  • Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. (Mark Twain)
  • Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. (Dame Edna Everage)
  • Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. (Ellen Goodman)
  • Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
  • Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior. (Dee Hock)
  • Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. (Gordon R. Dickson)
  • Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. (Sam Levenson)
  • Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  • The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. (Michael Althsuler)
  • The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. (Ellen Parr)
  • The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. (Will Rogers)
  • The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. (Mark Twain)
  • The little I know I owe to my ignorance. (Orville Mars)
  • The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. (Calvin Trillin)
  • The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. (Niels Bohr)
  • The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking. (Albert Einstein)
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
  • The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
  • The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. (Lily Tomlin)
  • Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others. (Groucho Marx)
  • Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. (Groucho Marx)
  • To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail. (Abraham Maslow)
  • Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. (Lao-Tze)
  • We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)
  • We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong. (Bill Vaughan)
  • We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. (Robert Wilensky)
  • What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. (John Ruskin)
  • When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. (Norm Crosby)
  • Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.

Written by Boathill

2013-04-06 at 19:30

Posted in humor

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