Kurt Simon Says

Topic: A Saint's Power

The Saint, at home, is not able to do miracles. (Brazilian Saying)

Topic: A Tale of Two Wolves.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. --- One is evil- he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.---The other is good- he is joy, peace, love, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth,compassion, and faith. --- The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,"Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Topic: Abstract Art, Al Capp

a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Topic: A Tide in the Affairs of men

There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

Topic: Advice

To make our ideas clear our thoughts must have cutting edges.

Topic: Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.

Topic: Advice

Conviction is worthless unless converted to conduct.

Topic: Advancing Age

With advancing age one should learn to divest oneself of memories. (Hans Looser, Zurich)

Topic: Advice

Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy but socially dead.

        

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Topic: Advice

Never attribute to malice that which can be explained as stupidity.

Topic: Advice from a coach

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." (Basketball coach Wooden)

Topic: Advocay Jouralism (Gordon Liddy)

"Advocacy perceives as a virtue the denial of reality, the substitution of the subjective "ought" for he objective "is"; it seeks not to observe and report so as to provide a data base for the taking of decisions by the people but to advance goals o its practitioner's selection. This is accomplished not by overt advocacy, as in the editorial or identified expression of opinion, but covertly, through selection, distortion, omission, and, on occasion, fabrication.....Advocacy journalists...as skilled practitioners of deception possessed of ubiquitous technical means the better to mislead, are dangerous."

Topic: Age (O.W.Holmes)

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.

Topic: Aesop's Fable

The animals were arguing about who had the biggest litter. Some talked big about their twins and triplets, some bragged about a dozen. Finally they asked the lioness, who quietly replied "Only one---but that one is a lion".

Topic: Africa

Every morning in Africa,an impala wakes up knowing he must run faster than the lion or die. --- A lion wakes up knowing he must run faster than the impala or he will starve.--- In fact, no matter what, when the sun comes up in Africa, you'd better start running.

Topic: Age

Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.

Topic: Age (Alcott)

When one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot be old, whatever his years may be.                        

Topic: Al Capp

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

Topic: Age (Wolfgang Hallauer)

May we never grow too old to dream.

Topic: Age, Gen.MacArthur

Youth is not a time of life--it is a state of mind; a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination; a vigor of he emotions, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.--- Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle they skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair---these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.-----Whether 70 or 16, there is in every being's heart the love of wonder, the sweet amazement to the stars and the starlike things and thoughts, the undaunted challenge of evens,the unfailing appetite for what is next, and the joy and the game of life.--- You are a young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.----- So long as your heart receives messages of beauty, cheer, courage, grandeur, and power from the earth, from men and from the infinite, so long you are young.----- When the wires are all down and the central place of your hear is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then you are grown old indeed and may God have mercy on your soul.

Topic: Agenda

Needed is s strict observance of a clear agenda, and not giving it up in favor of the immediate. (Emil Constantinescu, Pres.of Romania (1998))

Topic: Albert Edward Wiggam

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without he use of his intelligence.

Topic: America's Future

Our notorious political apathy is a phenomenon. Every year, whether the Republican or the Democratic Party is in office, more and more power drains away from the individual to feed vast reservoirs in far--off places; and we have and less say about the decisions which shape our future. From this alienation of personal power comes the sense of resignation with which we accept the political dispensations of a powerful government whose hold upon us continues to increase. (WM.F.BUCKLEY, Miles Gone By)

Topic: Andy Rooney

Creativity more often iminates from disorder than order.

Topic: Andy Rooney

Creativity more often emminates from Disorder than from order.

Topic: Anger

"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than he causes of it," (Marcus Aurelius)

Topic: Antithesis of Capitalism,Napoleon, 1817

'The best way to make everyone poor is to insist on equality of wealth."

Topic: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Topic: Aphrodisiac

The best aphrodisiac is variety

Topic: Arabic Proverb

All sunshine makes a desert.

Topic: Architect

Someone was was neither macho enouch to become an engineer,,nor gay enough to become a designer.

Topic: Aristotle

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

Topic: Aristotle

The difference among men is energy.

Topic: Aristotle

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

Topic: Aristotle (re:friendship)

Without friend no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Topic: Art

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. (Paul Gauguin)

Topic: Art (Picasso)

"Every act of creation is first an act of destru ction."

"Good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness"

Topic: Arthur C,Clark

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them...into the impossible.

Topic: Artist (Lois Nizer)

" A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." (Or a woman)

Topic: Atheist

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature".Fank Lloyd Wight. "I'm a born again atheist". Gore Vidal "If God did not exist, it must be necessary to invent Him" (Voltaire)

Topic: Ayan Rand's philosophy

My philosophy is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness ass the moal purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

Topic: Bachelor's Motto

" Life, Liberty and the happiness of pursuit."

Topic: Baldness(Will Rogers)

The only thing that keeps hair from falling is...the floor.

Topic: Balzac

If we could but paint with the hand as we see with the eye.

Topic: Barry Goldwater

You cannot legislate morality.

Topic: Barry Goldwater

You cannot legislate morality

Topic: Barry Goldwater 1987

If this country ever fails. historians will show it to be the fault of the news media.

Topic: Barry Goldwater, 1964

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Topic: Beauty

"We should do our utmost to encourage the Beautiful, for the Useful encourages itself.' - Goethe

Topic: Being alone (Thoreau)

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone.

Topic: Barry Goldwater, l987

If this country ever fails, historians will show it to be the fault of the news media.

Topic: Basic Wisdom

The less you have, the less you have to take care of.

Topic: Being old(Swift)

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Topic: B.E.Griesman

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.The second best time is now.

Topic: Best Investment

"Invest in inflation. It's always going up". (Will Rogers)

Topic: Being old (Longfellow)

As it grows darker towards the end of life, one sees stars in heaven that are invisible in the daylight of youth.

Topic: Belief & Fear

"The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear". (Krishnamurti)

Topic: Brains

"Brains are an asset, if you hide them". (Mae West)

Topic: Browning

The best is yet to be!

Topic: Billboards in China

Always benefit people!

Topic: Buddha

Man's greatest sin is ignorance.

Topic: Beware! Benj.Franklin

Beware of little expenses: A small leak will sink a ship.

Topic: Buddhism(Dalai Lama)

"If science proves facts are different from Buddhist understandings, Buddhism must change".

Topic: Bumper Sticker

Misery is optional

Topic: Bureaucracy

" I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of he industrious." (Jefferson)------- "Bureaucracy is to freedom, what panty hose is to sex." (Kurt Simon)

Topic: Boswell

No quality will get a man more friends than a disposition to admire the qualities of others.

Topic: Bigness

"The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is bot necessarily better." (Eric Johnson, Pres. U.S.Chamber of Commerce)

Topic: Bureaucracy.Will Rogers

Thank God we are not getting all the government we pay for.

Topic: Calvin Coolidge

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

Topic: Captain's Prayer.

"Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old.

Topic: Best protection.

"The best armor is to be out of range."

Topic: Chinese Saying

Marry a woman/man you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

Topic: Chinese Saying

People who don't have dreams don't have much..

Topic: Chinese Saying

Seeing is easy, learning is hard.

Topic: Chinese wisdom

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask:"Why do you want to know?".

Topic: Churchill

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Topic: Christmas Wishes (Playwright Rich Dokey)

It is a time of giving and love, a time when some of us become joyful and others of us grow sad. We think of what we have done wrong and wonder how we can make it right. The days hasten down, yet the sun never sleeps.----It's not a good time to be alone, but maybe the best time for solitude. We often forget , in the hurry and hustle, what it's all about, forget that we recognize the holidays are here because the are advertised on television months before they arrive. So we must overcome the cynicism and despair, put aside the skepticism and impatience,----The greatest thing one human being gives to another is himself, his time, his energy, his interest, his feeling, his intelligence and thought. That's the real gift. It doesn't arrive in a package, , and it isn't advertised on a box. It comes in the heart, wrapped by a life.----

Topic: Being old(Emerson)

Nature abhors the old.

Topic: Cicero

To grow old is inevitable, but to feel old is your decision.

Topic: Cicero re, age

To grow old is inevitable, but to feel old is your decision.

Topic: Coco Chanel

Those who create are few, those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger,

Topic: Committees

You'll find in no park or city a monument to a committee.


-"If Moses had been a committee, the Israelites would still be in Egypt."        

Topic: Confucius and Horace

        A picture is a poem without words

Topic: Congress ( R.Reagan)

" I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through te U.S. Congress".

Topic: Conservative

"Don't let's confuse being conservative with passivity" Chairman Mao said " Passivity is fatal to us, Our goal is o make he enemy passive".

Topic: Consistency

"Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds."

Topic: Contentment

The reward of the General is not a larger tent but the command.

Topic: Contentment

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.

Topic: Conviction (Carlyle)

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

Topic: Crisis

When written in Chinese, the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger,nd the other represents opportunity.

Topic: David Ogilvey

The majority of businessmen are incapable of original thought because they are unable to escape from the tyranny of reason.

Topic: David Ogilvey

The majority of business men are incapable of original thought because they are unable to escape from the tyranny of reason.

Topic: David Sarnoff

An inventor is a person who makes another person wealthy.

Topic: Defeat(Adlai Stevenson

He felt like the little boy who stubbed his toe in the dark. He said he was to old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.

Topic: Design

A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. (Antoine de Saint- Exupery)

Topic: Design Perfection

"A designer knows that he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

Topic: Different Drummer

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. (Thoreau)

Topic: Difficult Jobs

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." (Henry Ford).--- " You can eat an elephant one bit at a time".---

Topic: Age (Cicero, 40 BC

We must resist old age. We must compensate for its deficiencies by careful planning. We must set up defenses against old age as against disease, taking due thought for good health, following a program of moderate exercise, eating and drinking enough to rebuild our bodies, but not overload them.

Topic: Disappearance of Freedom

"The growth of bigness has resulted in ruthless sacrifices of human values. The disappearance of free enterprise has submerged the individual in the impersonal corporation. When a nation of shopkeepers is transformed into a nation of clerks, enormous spiritual sacrifices are made." (William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Associate Justice)

Topic: Disraeli

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.

Topic: Doing well.

"Thinking well is wise: planning well, wiser: doing well, wisest and best of all." (Persian proverb}

Topic: Dolly Parton

A successful woman is one who can take an old rake and turn him into an lawn mower.

Topic: Don't try to live for ever

Don't try to live for ever, you won't succeed. (Socrates)

Topic: Drinkng Alcohol

"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding the felony". (Robert Benchley).--- "Water is the only drink for a wise man". (Thorough)


--------- "It's better to hide ignorance, but it's hard to do this when we relax over wine". (Heracitus, 500 BC)

Topic: Durants lesson of history

"Our problem is whether the average man has increased his ability to control the conditions of his lfie."

Topic: Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Topic: Edmund Burke

The only thing necessar y for the triumph of evel is fo good men to do nothing.

Topic: Edward George Bulver-Lytton

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill. Never even to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

Topic: Emerson

Fear is usually the child of ignorance.

Topic: Enjoy yourself

"Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think". (Chinese Proverb)

Topic: Essentials for contentment:

Love & sex,Peace at home, Security, freedom, triumphs, prestige, dreams (large and small), goals (vague or solid), luck,time, fruitful occupation, good personal relations, friends, etc.

Topic: Evaluate Think Tanks

"Measure success, not just output". (SPN News)

Topic: F.P.Adams

I hate the polyanna pest who says that all is for the best.

Topic: Faith(Cousteau)

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But wee are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.

Topic: Fanatic

A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim. (Philosopher Geo.Santayana)

Topic: Fault

"Don't find a fault. Find a remedy."" (Henry Ford))

Topic: Fault Finder

The fault finder will find fault even in paradise. (Thoreau)

Topic: Following the herd;

The trouble with following the herd is stepping into what it leaves behind.

Topic: Forecasting

"Never make forecasts, especially about the future". (Samuel Goldwyn)

Topic: Fortune Cookie

You are creating difficulties by your own actions.

Topic: Fortune Cookie

Do not dwell on differences with a loved one. Try a compromise.

Topic: Freedom (K..S.)

I am commited to the belief that people thrive to the exent that they control their own destiny.

Topic: Freedom for China

We stand for endlessly evolving freedom, for we sense that individual freedom is the prior condition of all, and once the individual is robbed of freedom, freedom for all cannot possibly exist. Likewise when the collective good ignores or suppresses individual interest, that spells the end of he collective good. (1974 wall poster in China)

Topic: Friend's Advice

"A friend's advice can change one's path in a new direction" (Mae Hay)

Topic: Friendship

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." (Lincoln) "I count myself in nothing else so happy as is a soul rememb'ring my good friends." (Shakespeare) --- "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."(Aristotle)

Topic: Friendship

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." (Lincoln) "I count myself in nothing else so happy as is a soul rememb'ring my good friends." (Shakespeare) --- "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."(Aristotle)

Topic: Friendship (Mark Twain)

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

Topic: Future

Once over the hill you pick up speed,

Topic: Future

You have to be FIRST, BEST,or DIFFERENT.

Topic: Future

The best way to predict the future is, to invent it.(Alan Kay,PC pioneer)

Topic: Future

The best time to plant a tree is: 20 years ago. The second best time is: now.

Topic: Future

For those who are worried about the USA, it is mediocrity rather than collapse that the country has to try to avoid.

Topic: Future

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Topic: Future (Peter Drucker)

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Topic: G. Gordon Libby

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

Topic: G.B.Shaw

Liberty means resposibility, that is why most men dread it.

Topic: G.B.Shaw

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

Topic: Gangs

They are not Robin Hoods. They are hoods - robbin.

Topic: Genius

"Talent makes you hit a target no one else can hit. Genius makes you hit a target no one else can see." (Schopenhauer)

Topic: Geo.Burns re.sex at 90

Sex at age 90 is like shooting pool with a rope.

Topic: Geo.Herbert, (1596)

' The mouse that has but one hole iss= quickly taken".

Topic: Geo.Washington

Government

is like fire, a fearful servant, and a dangerous master.

Topic: GEO.WASHINGTON

Government is like fire, a fearful servant - and a dangerous master.

Topic: Getting more out of life(Ronald Reagan)

The best ways to lengthen our days is to steal a few hours from the night.

Topic: Getting old (John Barrymore)

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of dreams.

Topic: Goethe

Whatever you can do or drream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin in now.

Topic: Goethe

To measure up to what is expected of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.

Topic: Goethe

Architecture is frozen music.

Topic: Goethe

It is not enough to know. What matters how we apply it.

Topic: Goethe

Man must not give up his identity.

Topic: Goethe

We should do our utmost to encourage the Beautiful, for the useful encourages itself.

Topic: Goethe

Thee is nothing more dangerous than ignorance in action.

Topic: Goethe

The desire to bring the past back to us must always be productive and create something new and something better.

Topic: Goethe

It is not enough to know, what matters how we apply it.

Topic: Goethe

To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.

Topic: Golden Rule (R.Reagan)

If we livd by the Golden Rule, there would be no need for other laws.

Topic: Goldwater on Libberty

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.---Moderation in the pursuit of Justice is no virtue. (Barry Goldwater, 1964)

Topic: Goldwyn re.TV

"TV has raised writing to a new low".

Topic: Good Advice

EXISTING ISN'T ENOUGH

Topic: Good Taste

"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness." (Pablo Piccasso)

Topic: Government

Government never shrinks

Topic: Government ( R.Reagan)

Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal at one end and no sense of responsibility a the other".

Topic: Government ( R.Reagan)

Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal at one end and no sense of responsibility a the other".

Topic: Government (Cuomo)

It isn't the government's obligation to provide services, but to see that they are provided.

Topic: Govt.expands

"As government expands, liberty contracts". (R.Reagan)

Topic: Graf Otto v.Lamsdorff

Fear is always a bad counselor.

Topic: Graffiti

I'd rather be over the hill than under it.

Topic: Gratitude (Cicero)

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Topic: Groucho Marx

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IS A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS.

Topic: H.L.Menken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

Topic: H.L.Menken

For every complex, difficult social problem there is an easy, simple, low-cost solution - that's wrong.

Topic: H.L.Menken

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

Topic: Hall

It is the distinctive mark of genius that it lights its own fire.

Topic: Handicaps.

People stumble over pebbles, not mountains."

Topic: Happiness

People are happiest when they have goals, small and large, because they        can look forward to achieving them. (Mary Kay Ash)

Topic: Happiness

Socrates: "The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.

Topic: Happiness

Lincoln. People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Topic: Faith

Faith is belief in spite of evidence.

Topic: Examine your life (Socracrates)

The life that is not examined is not worth living.

Topic: Happiness

Why do you labor for that which does not satisfy. ( Bible )

Topic: Happiness

Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.It isn't what you have or who are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. (Dale Carnegie)

Topic: Happiness (Benj.Franklin

There are two ways of being happy: we may either diminish our wants, or augment our means ---either will do---the result is the same.

Topic: Happiness (John Donne)

No man is an island, entire of itself , every man is apiece of the continent.

Topic: Happiness acc.to Goethe

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

Topic: Happiness as per Mary Kay Ash

Having work that you love to do, somone to love, something to look forward to.

Topic: Happiness as per Mary Kay Ash

Having work that you love to do, somone to love, something to look forward to.

Topic: Happiness Essentials

We must have peace, security and liberty, (Winston Churchill)

Topic: Happiness Essentials

Food, Love, and Poetry.

Topic: Happiness, 2 Essentials

Good personal relations, and a fruitful occupation. (Bertrand Russel)

Topic: Happiness(Ogden Nash)

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

Topic: Happiness``

Every one has his/her definition of happiness.

Topic: Happinness (GB Shaw)

Happiness is a perfume that you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

Topic: Happinness. Marg. Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Topic: HappinnessNine requirements for contented living

Health enough to make work a pleasure,        -----                                 Wealth enough to support your needs.        --- Strength enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them..--- Grace enough to confess your sins and overcome them. ----- Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.------ Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.--- Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others--- Faith enough to make the real things of creation.--- Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.

Topic: Harley-Davidson Ad

It's not the destination, it's the journey.

Topic: Harrison Salisbury (Journalist)

Expect the unexpected.

Topic: Harvard

Studying Literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo Clinic.

Topic: Health (Thoreau)

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring.

Topic: Holmes

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it; but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Topic: Home

Ibi bebe ibi patria. Where you are happy, that is your home.

Topic: Home

What is the use of a house if you don't have a tolerable planet to put it on. (H.D. Thoreau)

Topic: Honesty(Groucho Marx)

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says "yes" you know he is crooked.

Topic: Horace

carpe diem

Topic: Housekeeping

"The graveyards are full of women whose houses were so spotless you could eat off the floor. Remember the second wife always had a maid." (Column advice on housekeeping)

Topic: I..Q.

I.Q. is a gift, a tool that must be appreciated and must be used.

Topic: Ignorance

" Its is impossible to defeat an ignorant person in argument".

Topic: Ignorance.

"Man's greatest sin is ignorance" (Buddha).------ There is nothing more dangerous than ignorance in action".(Goethe)                

Topic: Imagination

"A person with no imagination has no wings'" (Muhamad)

Topic: Imagination

"Talent can hit a target no one else can hit. Genius can hit a target no one else can see," (Schopenauer)

Topic: Imagination (Einstein)

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Topic: Individual Freedom

"THEY THAT CAN GIVE UP ESSENTIAL LIBERTY TO PURCHASE A LITTLE TEMPORARY SAFETY DESERVE NEITHER LIBERTY OR SAFETY" (Benjamin Franklin) --- "Those who would trade liberty for safety all too often would achieve neither".

Topic: Instinct

"Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason". (Proverb)

Topic: Instinct vs Reason

"Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason." (Proverb)

Topic: Instructions ,Goethe

"I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity." (Goethe)

Topic: Intelligence v, Education

"Intelligence seems to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence." (Albert Edward Wiggam)

Topic: Intuition (Robert Graves)

"Intuition - the supra-logic that cuts out all routine process of thought and leaps straight from problem to answer".

Topic: Investing

"Invest in inflation. It's the only thing that's going up". (Will Rogers)

Topic: J.F.K.

The problems of the world cannot be solved be skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

Topic: Jack London 1876-1916

I would rather be ashes than dust.---I would rather by spart whould burn out in a brilliant blaze than i should be stifled in dry-rot.--- I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.---Man's chief purpose is to live, not to exist.---- I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.---

Topic: James Ellis

The mind paints before the brush.

Topic: James Kilpatrick

Find out where the people want to go, then hustle yourself around in front of them.

Topic: James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance.

Topic: James Madison

A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives,

Topic: Japanese Proverb

If you chase two rabbits, you may not catch even one.                

Topic: Japanese Saying

A nail that sticks out gets hammered down.

Topic: Japanese Saying

If the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems begin to look like nails.

Topic: Jefferson

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Topic: Jefferson

If there be any among us who wish to dissolve the Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed, as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is free to combat it.

Topic: Jefferson

The man who reads nothing is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers,

Topic: Jefferson

I'm a great believer in Luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Topic: Jefferson

The will of he people is the only legitimate foundation if any government.

Topic: Jewelry Advice

"Before you go out,always take off something you have put on, because you are probably wearing too much. (Anita Colby)

Topic: JFK

Pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship. support any friend or oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.

Topic: JFK

The problems of the world cannot be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

Topic: Jobs

"All paid jobs absorb the mind." (Aristotle, 384-322 BC)

Topic: John Gardner

Free men must set their own goals.

Topic: John Hay, 1872

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.

Topic: Josh Billings

It is not so much that we are ignorant but we know so much that is not true.

Topic: Juarez

EL RESPETO AL DERECHO A JENO ES LA PAZ. (The respect for the rights of others - that makes for peace.

Topic: Keyes to happiness (Jefferson)

Be assiduous in learning, take much exercise for your health, and practice much virtue. Health. learning and virtue will insure your happiness; they will give you a quiet conscience, private esteem and public honor. Beyond these , we want nothing but physical necessaries, and they are easily obtained.--- Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Topic: Knowledge

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know the subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.

(Samuel Johnson, 17o9-1784)

Topic: Knowleldge.Madison

A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives,"

Topic: Kurt Simon Says

Bureaucracy is to freedom what pantyhose is to sex.

Topic: Latin Proverb

"If there is no wind, row'"

Topic: Laughter

"Laughter is my medicine for all ills" (Mae Hay)

Topic: Leadership

Unless you are the lead dog, your view never changes.

Topic: Leadership

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Topic: Leadership

"As a general marches at the head of his troops, so should the wise politicians march at the head of affairs, insomuch that they ought not to await the event to know what measures to take, but the measures which they have taken ought to produce the event".(Demosthenes)

Topic: Leadership

A leader must sell hope. (Napoleon)

Topic: Leadership

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his bck on the crowd," ( James Crook )

Topic: Leadership (Tom Peters)

The best leaders ---almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.

Topic: Learning (Ben Fanklin)

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Topic: Legal System (Reagan)

The search for truth in the court room is not a game of legal chess, with the rights of society cast as an unwilling pawn. Perhaps more than anything else, we need a change of attitude, from permissiveness to realism.

Topic: Lenin on Press

"We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, lawbreaking, withholding and concealing truth".

Topic: Leo Tolstoy

Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.

Topic: Liberty

"The jeffersonian ideal of "liberty" has metamorphosed into a desire to be left alone."

Topic: Liberty

"Your liberty to swing your arms end where my nose begins." and Chains or worse than bayonets        . (Douglas Jerrold, 1806-1857)

Topic: Liberty (Ed.Burke)

Men are qualified for civil liberty in the exact proportion to their disposition to,put moral chains upon their appetites.

Topic: Life expectancy(Horace)

Abridge your hopes in proportion to the shortness of your life.

Topic: Lincoln

You cannot help people permanently be doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Topic: Lincoln

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Topic: Lincoln

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Topic: Living forever

Do not try to live forever, you won't succeed.

Topic: Loan Pearsall Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that, tto enjoy it.

Topic: Logic

"Half of Americans have never read a newspaper. Half of Americans have never voted for a president. One hopes it is the same half."

Topic: Longfellow

Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be.

Topic: Longfellow

Round about what is, iies whole mysterious world of might be.

Topic: Luck (Benj.Franklin)

"Diligence is the mother of good luck"

Topic: Make Life Heaven on Earth

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth. (Ponie de Wet)

Topic: Mark Twain

The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.

Topic: Mark Twain

Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story

Topic: Mark Twain

Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

Topic: MArk Twain

THE HOLY PASSION OF FRIENDSHIP IS OF SO SWEET AND STEADY AND ENDURING A NATURE THAT IT LASTS THROUGH A WHOLE LIFETIME, IF NOT ASKED TO LEND MONEY.

Topic: Mark Twain about Problems

Don't talk to people about your problems. 80% of the people don't care.The rest of them feel you deserve them.

Topic: McLaughlin re:Friendship

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Topic: MDs

It's a it unnerving that doctors call what they are doing "practice".

Topic: Memories(Erdnuess)

Die Erinnerung is das einzige Paradies aus dem wir nicht vertrieben werden koennen.

Topic: Menace to Freedom

The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people. (Louis D. Brandeis)

Topic: Mexican Saying

If a donkey brays at you, don't bray at him.

Topic: Michael Dell

Be quick---be focussed---be flexible.

Topic: Modesty

"The man who is ostentatious a bout his modesty is twin to the statue hat wears a fig leaf." (Mark Twain}

Topic: Motto

Simplify!

Topic: Murphy's Law

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained with stupidity.

Topic: Murphy's law.

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained with stupidity.

Topic: Napoleon

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Topic: Napoleon

"Give me something brief and ambiguous." upon being asked what he wanted for constitution.

Topic: Napoleon on Time

"Ask me for whatever you please, except time. That is the only thing beyond my power".

Topic: Napoleon, 1817

"And as for socialism, which is the antithesis of capitalism: The best way to make everyone poor is to insist on equality of wealth."

Topic: Nelson Mandela

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

Topic: Never frustated

"I never have frustrations. The reason is to wit: If at first I don't succeed, I quit."

Topic: Newpapers and Jefferson

" I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel infinitely the happier for it."

Topic: News Media (Lincoln)

"With public sentiment nothing can fail, without it , nothing can succeed. Consequently, he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed."

Topic: John Huang, banker,Chinesen saying

If you have money you can buy God,

Topic: Newspapers, re Jefferson

"'The man who reads nothing a all is better educated than the man reads nothing but newspapers."


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Topic: None of your bus

"Do not put your spoon in the pot which does not boil for you". (Romanian proverb)

Topic: O.W.Holmes

In real life,certainty is generally is an illusion.

Topic: Obituary

Shortest and most savage:"Here lies Frank Pixley - as usual"

Topic: Obligation of Freedom

Freedom should allow you to amass wealth, and then you have the moral obligation to give it back to the society that made it possible. (Andrew Carnegie)

Topic: Observation

We live in a society where the sin is getting caught.

Topic: Ogden Nash

Never befriend the oppressed unlless you are prepared to take on the oppressor.

Topic: Old Age

Age is a matter of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Topic: Old Age

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

Abigail Van Buren (1918 - 1978)

Topic: Old Age

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

Gloria Pitzer, in Reader's Digest, 1979

Topic: Old age (Seneca)

Nothing is more dishonorable than an old man, heavy with years, who has no other evidence of his having lived long except his age.

Topic: Old Age:

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. (Bob Hope) --- Being 80 is great...considering the alternative.(Maurice Chevalier)

Topic: Oliver Goldsmith, 1778-?

Women and music should never be dated.

Topic: One Step (Lao-Tse)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step/

Topic: Open Mind

The most difficult door to open is the one to a closed mind.

Topic: Opportunity

"There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. " (Shakespeare's Brutus)

Topic: Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

Topic: Pascal

Imagination creates beauty, justice,and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Topic: Passivity (Mao)

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.

Topic: Pericles, 430 bc

Just because you don't take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.

Topic: Peter Drucker

What you have to do and how to do it are incredibly simple.- Are you willing to do it? That is another matter.

Topic: Peter Drucker

I dealing with statistics, remember, never trust them. One either knows the man who invented them or one doesn't. In either case they are suspect.

Topic: Philanthropy

Every body should be free to do good --- at his own expense. (Milton Friedman)

Topic: Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal.

Topic: Planning

What is past is prologue.

Topic: Planning

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Topic: Planning

Make planning ahead a spectacular experience!

Topic: Planning

Those who do not plan for the future have none. (Ronald Reagan) "There is no achievement without goals." (Robert J.McKain)

Topic: Planning

Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You don't cross a chasm in two small jumps. (David Lloyd George)

Topic: Planning

The worlds steps aside for anyone who know where he/she is going.

Topic: PLANNING OF STATESMEN

"Statesmen should never plunge into the future, without first examining what guidance the past could supply."

Topic: Plato

The direction in which education starts a man, will determine his future life.

Topic: Plato

He was a wise man who invented God.

Topic: Plato (400 BC)

Love is a grave mental disease.

Topic: Plato & Confucius observed:

"Let me write the songs the people sing and you write the laws, The song will always prevail.

Topic: Pleasure of Study (Confucius)

Isn't it a pleasure to constantly study, and to apply what you have learned.

Topic: Points of Light

Vision.---Integrity (Character).---Courage.---Education---Service. (Chancellor Charles Runnels, Pepperdine)

Topic: Political Apathy

"Our notorious political apathy is a phenomenon. Every year, wether the Republican or the Democratic Party is in office, more and more power drains away from the individual to feed vast reservoirs in far-off places; and we have less and less say about the decisions which shape our future. From this alienation of personal power comes the sense of resignation with which we accept the political dispensations of a powerful government whose hold upon us continues in increase". (Wm.F.Buckley in " Miles Gone By")

Topic: Politicians

"Most politicians are like diapers. They should be changed frequently...and for the same reason." ( Paul Harvey )

Topic: Politics

Democracy owes more to NONCONFORMITY than to any other single movement.

Topic: Politics

People are turned off by politics because it has failed to solve the real problems. We must change the political institutions and not just our rhetoric,

Topic: Power

"Do you know what amazes me more than anything else---the impotence of force to organize anything. There are only two powers in the world--- the spirit and the sword; and in the long run the sword will always be conquered b y the spirit". ( Napoleon)

Topic: Press, Jefferson

The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Topic: Prof. Wm.Allen, UCLA

It takes more than a pure heart to improve the world, and the heart without the brain is dangerous.

Topic: Prompt Action

" A good plan executed violently right now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. (Gen.Patton)

Topic: Proverb

Make him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason.

Topic: Psychology

Psychology is the science of predicting how people behave - and explaining why they didn't .

Topic: Quintilian, 40-118 a.d.

Let's not fall into the common error of condemning what we do not understand.

Topic: Reading Newspapers

You have to read between the lies. (KS)

Topic: Reagan

We must meet the challenge of tomorrow, and we must begin today,

Topic: Reagan

Government should only do those things the people cannot do for themselves.

Topic: Reagan Philosophy

(Farewell Address)

"I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life...In my mind it was teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get there." (Farewell Address)

Topic: Reagan's Last Wish.

"Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not to your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubs. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way."

Topic: Reagan's Philosophy.

"I have spoken of the Shining City all my political life...in my mind it was teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And iif there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get there."

Topic: Reinhold Niebuhr,1954

We must accept the fact that there is a basic contradiction between religion and the freedom of the mind.

Topic: Religion

Religion is like alcohol, a bit of it is good, a lot of it is not (terrible,dangerous, a menace, etc.).

Topic: Reputation(Henri Ford)

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Topic: Richard A. Tawney, 1880-?

It is probable that democracy owes more to non-conformity than to any other single movement.

Topic: Robert Browning

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life.

Topic: Robert Maynard Hutchinson

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush,rather it will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment.        

Topic: Robert Orben

Public speaking is a little like taking a vacation. It helps to know the right place to stop.

Topic: Ronald Reagan

It's amazing how much good can be done if no one cares who gets the credit.

Topic: Ronald Reagan

He who doesn't plan for the future has none.

Topic: Ronald Reagan

We must meet the challenge of tomorrow and we must begin today.

Topic: Ronald Reagan re.America

An America that is militarily strong is not enough. The world must see an America that is morally strong with a creed and vision. this is what has led us to dare and achieve. For us values count. (l983)---         We have been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something - for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.(l985)        ------ With all its flaws, America remains a unique achievement for human dignity on a scale unequaled anywhere in the world. (1982) ------ All great change in America begins at the dinner table.---- We can meet our destiny - and that destiny is to build a land here that will be, for all mankind, a shining city on a hill. (1985) ----- "America is too great for small dreams" ------ No crisis is beyond the capacity of our people to solve; no challenge too great. (1974)-----

Topic: Safety

A ship iis safest when docked, but that is not its purpose, (Paul Harvey)

Topic: Saying

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble.

Topic: Saying

The only thing worse than n expert is someone who thinks he is an expert.

Topic: Saying

IQ is a gift, a tool that must be appreciated and must be used.

Topic: Saying

You are a slave to what you have said. You are a master to what you have not said.

Topic: Saying (Gas Co. ad))

Don't take an old flame for granted

Topic: Schopenhauer

It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do (to say).

Topic: Science and Sanity

The map is not the terrain

Topic: SECURE PEOPLE

"secure people carry their own environment." (Jay Spectre)

Topic: Seneca

"There are no favorable winds for those who have no direction."

Topic: Senecca

When we have provided against cold, hunger and thirst, all the rest is but vanity and excess.

Topic: Shakespeare

What tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

Topic: Sign in South Africa

""SEX APPEAL" please donate generously.

Topic: Sirius

Si aceptas un favor, venderas parte de tu libertad.

Topic: Socrates

To need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer he approaches divinity.

Topic: Socrates

Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.

Topic: Some Days...

"Some days you are the dog. Some days you are the hydrant."

Topic: South African Saying

Eat healthily---Exercise regularly---And die anyway.

Topic: Sovereign Fund

Fighting FOR freedom and AGAINST those forces who forever increasingly control the lives of individuals.

Topic: Statistics

Statistics are like bikinis.: what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

Topic: Steven Chapman

Treating money as the problem is like blaming the thermometer for your fever.

Topic: Stress

For freedom from stress there are only 2 principles: (1)Don't sweat the small stuff, and (2) Everything is small stuff.

Topic: Success vs Failure

Success is having:An English gardener, a French mistress, a Japanese wife, a Chinese cook, an American passport. ------ A failure is having an English cook, a Japanese house, and an American wife.

Topic: T-shirt

Reality is for people who lack imagination.

Topic: Taste (H.L.Menken)

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

Topic: Taxes.Robert Frost

Never ask of money spent, when the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.

Topic: Teaching (Knute Rockne)

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

Topic: Tenaciy

" Fall 7 times, stand up 8". (Jap.proverb)

Topic: Thalmud

If you ever forget you are a jew, a gentile will remind you.

Topic: The Enemy

"We meet the enemy, and he was us" (Pogo)

Topic: The Golden Years

The golden years have come at last.---I cannot see---I cannot pee--- I cannot chew---I cannot screw---my memory shrinks---my hearing stinks---no sense of smell---I look like hell---my body is drooping--- got trouble pooping-------So, the golden years have come at last--- well, the golden years can kiss my ass.

Topic: The Japanese

How courteous is the Japanese; He always says,"Excuse it, please." He climbs into his neighbor's garden,And smiles,and says,"I beg your pardon": He bows and grins a friendly grin,and calls his friendly family in; He grins, and bows a friendly bow;"So sorry, this my garden now".

Topic: Theodore Roosevelt

A ton of talk weighs less than nothing if it isn't backed by action.

Topic: Theodore Roosevelt

"Expect no praise without envy and a pinch of jealousy while you are alive."

Topic: Thomas Carlyle (observation)

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into action.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

Malice will always find bad motives for good actions.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

        The small land holders are the most precious part of the state.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

        Debt and revolution are as inseparable as cause and effect.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself as public property.

Topic: Thomas Jefferson

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on office, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Topic: Thomas Jeffersson

Equal rights for all. Special privileges for none.

Topic: Thomas Payne

A thing moderately good is not so good as it aught to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Topic: Thoreau

"One should fear fear; one must be afraid of being afraid and have anguish for anguish."

Topic: Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Topic: Hesitating

"He who hesitates is damned fool". (Mae West)

Topic: Thoreau, Henry David

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

Topic: Thoreau, Henry David

If you have built castles in the air, your work may not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Topic: Thoreau,Henry David

Make no small plans, for they fail to stir man's blood.

Topic: Time

"This time, like all times this a good one, if we know what to do with it" (Emmerson))

Topic: Einstein

Great spirits are always opposed by mediocre minds.

Topic: TIME

"Ask me for whatever you please, except time, That is the only thing which is beyond my power". (Napoleon)

Topic: To avoid:

"One could drown in irrevelance".

Topic: To the Dead (Jefferson)

The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.

Topic: Tough Job

" We have to push rational ideas through a snarl of bureaucracy, private interests, law, stupidity, lethargy, politics. It is a political foot ball game played on an emotional mine field". (James Real, 1968)

Topic: Trend

"It is worse to be 100 miles from hell and moving toward it, than to be 5 miles from hell and moving away from it."

Topic: Trickle-down wealth

Feeding the sparrows by feeding the horses.

Topic: Truth

When in doubt, tell the truth. (Mark Twain) If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.(Einstein)

Topic: Truth (Thoreau)

"It takes two to speak the truth---one to speak and one to listen."

Topic: U.S.Supreme Court

One's right to liberty, and property...and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote; they depend on the outcome of no election.

Topic: Unkraut

"Unkraut vergeht nicht"

Topic: Unselfishness

Unselfishness today is generally mistrusted as a form of moral snobbery

Topic: Unwanted

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted are the most terrible form of poverty. (Sister Teresa)

Topic: Vice

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." (Lincoln)

Topic: Virgin Wool

comes from a sheep that lies, or from an ugly sheep.

Topic: Virtue vs Sex (Confucius)

I have yet to find a person who loves virtue as much as sex.

Topic: Viscount Falkland

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.

Topic: W. Somerset Maughan

A quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Topic: Wabi

In Japan there is an appreciation of subdued elegance. It is the taste for the understated. An inner calmness. A quiet perfection that never calls attention to itself ---WABI.

Topic: Wall Street Journal

Capitalism runs on confidence.

Topic: Warren Buffett

We have come closer to a meritocracy than anywhere in he world. People with talents can be put to the best use.

Topic: Wasting Time

"The time you enjoy wasting time is not wasted time" (Bertrand Russell)

Topic: Way to Success

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says:" Make me feel important?. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. (Confucius)

Topic: What Color is your Parachute

Procrastination has sent more men to hell than whiskey.

Topic: Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100% of the shots you don;t take,

Topic: Will and Ariel Durant

Our problem is wether the average man has increased his ability to control the conditions of his life.

Topic: Will and Ariel Durant

Liberated artists scorned to convey beauty or meaning, and repudiated the disciplined art that gives lasting form to transient significance.

Topic: Will Durant

"Liberated" artists scorned to convey beauty or meaning,and repudiated the disciplined art that gives lasting form to transient significance.

Topic: Will Rogers

"Even if we are on the right track we are going to be run over if we just sit there."

Topic: Will Rogers (Faith)

        Faith is believing something that you know ain't so.

Topic: Winston Churchill

The destiny of mankind is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world...we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and there is something going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells DUTY.

Topic: Wisdom

To insist that diligent thought would bring an understanding or change was to limit life to the comprehensible. (Wm.H.H.Moon)

Topic: Wisdom

MOTTAINAI (Japanese, meaning "don't waste")

Topic: Wisdom:

It's not how old you are, but how you are old

Topic: Wisdom!

CARPE DIEM

Topic: Wm.Butler Yeats, Irish Poet

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say, my glory was I had such friends. (Nobel Prize, 1924)

Topic: Wm.Hazlitt, 1819

"The garb of religion is the best cloak for power".

Topic: Wolfgang Hallauer, MD

May we never grow too old to dream.

Topic: Words of Wisdom(Dr.Albert Schweitzer)

I have given my life to alleviate suffering among Africans. There is something that white men who have lived there, as I have, must have learned and know: that those people are a sub-race. --- they have neither the intellectual and mental nor the emotional abilities to equate themselves or share equally with white men in any of the functions of our civilization.----I have given my life to try to bring to them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must preserve our status: whites are the superior, and they are the inferior race. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equal, they will destroy him and all his work.---- And so for lasting relationship or any benefit to this people, let white men from anywhere in the world who would come to help Africans remember that they must continuously maintain this status: you are thter and they are the inferiors, like children that you would help or teach.--- Never fraternize with them or accept them as your social equals, or they will devour you, they will destroy you.

Topic: Work near end of life.

"St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. "I would finish hoeing my garden," he replied.

Topic: WSJ ad

One surprising thing about having an un-informed opinion is finding that so many people agree with you.

Topic: Yu Ling

Smile when picking up the phone, the caller will hear it in your voice.

Topic: Buddha

The World is always burning with the fire of greed, anger and ignorance. One should flee from such danger as soon as possible.

Topic: Buddha's Advice:

The World is always burning with the fire of greed, anger and ignorance; one should flee from such dangers as soon as possible".

Topic: Bumper Sticker

Misery is optional

Topic: America (BURKE)

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Topic: Burke

The best preparation for the future is a respect for the past.

Topic: Change

It's a good practice to glance backwards and acknowledge the past, take stock of the current social dynamics, and affirm the present, then visualize the things to come and anticipate the future, for change is always with us.

Topic: Chinese Advice

Marry a woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

Topic: Churchill

I like a man who grins when he fights.

Topic: Diplomat (Turkish Joke)

Judge to plaintiff:"You are right." then to defendant:"You are right." When the court clerk whispers to the Judge that this isn't possible, the judge says:"You are right, too".

Topic: Ayn Rand

"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life,with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."

Topic: Be Bold (Ovid)

"The Gods favor the bold."

Topic: Be useful

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." Chas.Dickens

Topic: Benj,Franklin

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice a much as nature requires.