You Can’t Quote Me On That

Posted by Frankly Francis on February 3, 2010 under Quotes | 2 Comments to Read

Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest – Shakespeare

Fortune favors the prepared mind – Louis Pasteur

There are those who would say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream – Archibald McLeish

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going – Beverly Sills

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do – Thomas Jefferson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear – Ambrose Redmoon

The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money – John Henry Jowett

We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run – Roy Amara

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be – Abraham Lincoln

The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people.  Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more – Woody Allen

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it – P.J. O’Rourke

If you’re going through hell, keep going – Winston Churchill

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it – Cullen Hightower

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul – George Bernard Shaw

Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff – Frank Zappa

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been” John Greenleaf Whittier

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this – Emo Phillips

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of – Burt Bacharach

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something – Thomas H. Huxley

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved – William Jennings Bryan

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of – Benjamin Franklin

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt – Henry J. Kaiser

If at first you don’t succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong – Leo Rosten

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget – Thomas Szasz

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend – Theophrastus

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.  Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from – Al Franken

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see – Winston Churchill

  • User Loser said,

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilisation in between. – Oscar Wilde

  • Frankly Francis said,

    Thanks for the quote Ed! And how true.

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