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WISDOM OF THE WISE OF THE WORLD

 

Ralph Abernathy:
"It's not the name they call you, it's the name you answer to."

Anonymous:
"It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden change in direction."

Fred Allen:
"The reason they call television a medium, is because nothing is well done."

Fred Allen:
"Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake themselves for stars."

President Chester Arthur:
"Where you stand depends where you sit."

Dr. Richard Ash:
"There's a place for alternative therapy and a place for conventional medicine; if I get into an automobile accident, don't give me herbs - get me to a hospital!"

Howard Baker:
"The beginning of the decline of the Republic was the day they air-conditioned the Capitol."

Tallulah Bankhead:
"If I had my life to live again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."

Elizebeth Bibesco:
“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”

Ambrose Bierce
"We must stop chasing dollars, stop lying, stop cheating, stop ignoring art, literature, and all the refining agencies and instrumentalities of civilization.

Yogi Berra:
"You can observe a lot, just by watching."

Nils Bohr:
"Prediction is very difficult, especially when it involves the future."

Louis Brandeis:
"Light is the best disinfectant."

Thomas Edison:
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Chinese Fortune:
"Life is a tragedy for those that feel, and a comedy for those that think."

Winston Churchill:
"The best argument against democracy would be 5 minutes with the average voter."

Winston Churchill:
"Taking death seriously is one of the tragedies of youth"

Noel Coward:
"People are wrong who say that the opera isn't what it used to be. It IS what it used to be. That's what's wrong with it."

Arnaud de Bourchgred:
"I've learned that any political forecasting has made astrology look respectable."

Charles de Gaulle:
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."

Charles de Gaulle:
"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to politicians."

Benjamin Disraeli:
"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so is to apologize for truth."

Albert Einstein:
"I hate all the loathsome nonsense that goes with patriotism."

T. S. Eliot:
"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"I think no virtue goes with size."

E. M. Forster (from "The Machine Stops) :
"Man, the flower of all flesh, the noblest of all creatures visible, man who had once made god in his own image, and had mirrored his strength on the constellations, beautiful and naked man was dying, strangled in the garments that he had woven."

Galileo Galilei:
"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."

Sir John Gielgud:
"Acting is the art of keeping a large number of people from coughing."

Samuel Goldwyn:
"Pictures were made to entertain; if you want to send a message, call Western Union."

Grave stone inscription:
"Through the momentary mist, I see the dawn."

Judge Leaned Hand
"Seldom, if ever, does wisdom come, shall we punish it if it comes late?"

Ben Hogan
"The more I practice, the luckier I get"

Katherine Hepburn
"I don't care WHAT the say about me, as long as it's not the truth"

Abraham Joshua Herschel
"In a free society, some are guilty, all are responsible."

Bob Hope
"People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy."

Charles Ives
"Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity."

Franz Kafka
"There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: impatience and laziness."

Martin Luther King
"When you are right you cannot be too radical, when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."

Doug Larson
"What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living."

Gypsy Rose Lee
"I wasn't naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotLight!"

C. S. Lewis
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, It has no survival value: rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."

Abraham Lincoln
"It is best to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night."

Groucho Marx
"Outside of the dog, a book is man's best friend; inside of the dog, it's too dark to read."

Groucho Marx
"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them…. well, I have others."

W. Somerset Maughm
"You must not pursue a success, but fly from it."

W. Somerset Maughm
"There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood ...... Money is the sixth sense, without which you cannot make use of the other five."

H. L. Menckin
"It is hard to believe a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place."

H. L. Menckin
"A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents."

H. L. Menckin
"The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence."

James Michener
"A poet sees things in two ways: First, as a child who never saw it before, and Second, as a dying man who will never see it again."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!"

Friedrich Nietzsche
"Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."

Friedrich Nietzsche
"It's not the intensity of the man, but the duration of his intensity that makes the man great."

Dorothy Parker
"Give me Heaven for the Comfort, and Hell for the company."

Dorothy Parker
"The two most beautiful words in the English Language: Cheque Enclosed. "

Dorothy Parker
"Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common."

Dennis Potter
"To me religion is the wound, not the bandage."

Nancy Reagan
"A woman is like a tea bag, you don't know her strength until she's in hot water."

John D. Rockefeller
"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."

Eleanor Roosevelt
"No one can make a fool out of you without your permission."

Eleanor Roosevelt
"Learn by the mistakes of others. you can't live long enought to make them all yourself."

Theodore Roosevelt
"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not-Guilty'."

Jean Jacques Rousseau
"He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance."

John Ruskin
"Life without labor is guilt, labor without art is brutality."

Carl Sagan
"There is never only ONE of anything in nature."

John Paul Sartre
"What is life but an unpleasant interruption to a peaceful nonexistence."

Arthur Schopenhauer
"The man of talent is like the marksman who hits a mark the others cannot hit. The man of genius is like the marksman who hits the mark they cannot even see."

Shirley Temple
"I stopped believing in Santa Clause at an early age; my Mother took me to a Hollywood department store, and he asked me for my autograph."

Alfred Lord Tennyson
"No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years."

Mark Twain
"Congress: America's only true criminal class."

Mark Twain
"It often seems a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat."

Mark Twain
"I always avoid temptation, except when I can't resist it." (after Oscar Wilde)

Jack Warner
"I don't want to make big pictures, I want make big money." (Spoken as he rejected the script of Gone With The Wind)

Mae West
"I always avoid temptation, except when I can't resist it." (after Oscar Wilde)

Mae West
"I don't need more men in my life, I need more life in my men."

Oscar Wilde
"The old believe everything, the middle aged question everything, and the young know everything."

Oscar Wilde
"The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.”

Oscar Wilde
"Those that are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless that know love's tragedies."

Tennesee Williams
"The only unforgivable sin is deliberate cruelty."

Virginia Woolf
"Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title."

Henny Youngman
"Are you married? What do you do for agravation?"


 

 

.......................To be continued

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