Quotable Quotes

Could not find the former quote thread....thus starting a new one:



"People who know little are usually great talkers, while people who know much say little.": Jean Jacques Rousseau

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

Hard work pays off.
Dreams come true.
Bad times don't last
But bad guys do.

Robbetggrobber
Jul '16

During my life, and in all my travels, I have found common sense is not very common. Will Rogers


There is no bigger threat to freedom than the professional politician. George Forsythe


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there....Will Rogers

Living life boldly.. Living life boldly..
Jul '16

"You can't kill ideas. But you can sure shoot the people who hold them."

G. Gordon Liddy


Common sense is not so common

Better to be thought a fool then to opens ones mouth and remove all doubt

It's weird not to be weird

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Jul '16

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift . That's why they call it the present.

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Jul '16

"Talent does what it can", "Genius does what it must.": Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

Never trust your money with anyone who's last name is "Madoff"
P.S. I like this thread... lots of good stuff!

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Jul '16

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Jul '16

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Jul '16

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Jul '16


Insulting others is never a way of correcting them. Instead it causes more damage and proves that we need help ourselves.
Mufti Ismail Menk –


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Elenoar Roosevelt

Hickory Dog Hickory Dog
Jul '16

Good food for thought...CBGB and Hickory Dog...

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Vince Lombardi

justintime justintime
Jul '16

"Don't die until you're dead" Billy Connelly

4catmom 4catmom
Jul '16

"The question should be, Is it worth trying to do...Not can it be done." : Allard Lowenstein

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

You can substitute to God in this quote if you want.

When you are going through something hard and you start wondering where Allah is, just remember, the teacher is always quite during a test.” – Nouman Ali Khan


"If you could kick the person responsible for your troubles, you would not be able to sit down for six months": Author Unknown

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
~~Henry Drummond~~


good one Joyful


"Love is not what you say", "Love is what you do.": Author Unknown

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907


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Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.
- Wayne Dyer

Rebecka Rebecka
Aug '16

Thank you for that one! @ CBGB

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

When arguing with a fool, always make sure the opponent is not doing the same thing. - A. Lincoln.

Agust Agust
Aug '16

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
---John Kenneth Galbraith---


"The hardest Arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our Blessings".: Eric Hoffer

Joyful Joyful
Sep '16

"You're really going to compare Trump who lived a disciplined lifestyle to that clown?! "

Metsman

yankeefan yankeefan
Sep '16

"there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know."
Donald Rumsfeld

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
Sep '16

I just found this one, I think I am going to start following it!

"Never argue with an idiot.They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

I have found multiple people on this quote, so I am not sure who to cite it to??

Darrin Darrin
Oct '16

When accused of being up to no good:

"I'm past 'no good'... I'm up to evil and approaching treachery."

Gotta love Redd Foxx.

Rebecka Rebecka
Nov '16

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend." - Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton, April 22, 1800

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Nov '16

Warren Buffett (paraphrased): We could quickly solve the budget deficit. If the deficit became more than 3% of the GDP, any sitting member of Congress would not be allowed to run for re- election.

Yankeefan Yankeefan
Nov '16

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

Dancicus Fighticus Dancicus Fighticus
Nov '16

If you lose your temper, you're wrong...even if you're right.

The best advice my dad ever gave me.

Chickadee mobile Chickadee mobile
Nov '16

The 8 most scary words: We're from the government; here to help.

Frank Frank
Nov '16

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens": Ellen Glasgow

Joyful Joyful
Nov '16

Surround yourself with those that bring forth your best.

Really???
Nov '16

"Frank, that was seven words" ---CBGB--;


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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
---John Kenneth Galbraith---


CBGB we're is a contraction for we are. Thus 8 words

Frank Frank
Nov '16

Vote early and vote often!!


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We're = one word
We are = two words

“The Beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
---BB King---


"Say what you've come here to say."

-from an artist friend's FB page.

(Inspiring. Are you saying what you came here to say [in this life]?)

Rebecka Rebecka
Dec '16

"Be at war with your vices.. at peace with your neighbors and let every New Year find you a better man.": Benjamin Franklin

Joyful Joyful
Dec '16

"Name-calling is what happens when you desperately want to argue, but you are in fact inarticulate."

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity...: George S. Patton

Joyful Joyful
Jan '17

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." : C.S. Lewis

Joyful Joyful
Jan '17

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Pain is a holy angel who shows us treasures that would otherwise remain forever hidden; through him men and women have become greater than through all the joys of the world.
~~~Dietrich Bonhoeffer~~~


"Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know." : Cullen Hightower

Joyful Joyful
Feb '17

"I can tell you ... nuclear holocaust would be like no other."

"This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine"

POTUS

yankeefan yankeefan
Feb '17

Stupid is as stupid does.....

city chick city chick
Feb '17

"About the time we can make ends meet....somebody moves the ends.": Herbert Hoover

Joyful Joyful
Feb '17

"Extreme vetting sounds like a veterinarians' convention."

DannyC DannyC
Feb '17

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"We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government."
~~~William Howard Taft~~~


"A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on". : Sir Winston Churchill

Joyful Joyful
Mar '17

Empty vessels make the most noise.

-proverb-

hktownie hktownie
Mar '17

"Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on."
- J. Buffett


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"Businessmen are the symbol of a free society - the symbol of America.”
Ayn Rand


The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
---Bob Marley---


"Health is the greatest gift, Contentment the greatest wealth, and Faithfulness the greatest relationship". : Buddha

Joyful Joyful
Jun '17

"I begin to speak only when I'm certain what I'll say isn't better left unsaid." - Cato

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '17

"Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious." - Thomas Edison

(If you haven't tried this - do!)

Rebecka Rebecka
Jul '17

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Stymie Stymie
Jul '17

It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.

Ziggy Ziggy
Jul '17

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, and to bring peace to all......one must first discipline and control ones own mind: Buddah

Joyful Joyful
Jul '17

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"For a man to think he can fulfil his destiny without a woman is a misunderstanding, a miscalculation; it is reckless and folly. Certainly a woman is not everthing, but everything depends on her."
-- Yasmina Khadra


"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
-Thoreau

Rebecka Rebecka
Jul '17

Not sure who wrote it, but a good one:

"If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started, I was desperately wishing to be where I am now."


"Never regret being a good person to the wrong people". "Your behavior says everything about you and their behavior says enough about them". : Buddhist Vision

Joyful Joyful
Aug '17

Here is a Casey Stengel quote about pitcher Ryne Duren who is described thusly..............He was known for the combination of his blazing fastball and his very poor vision. With his thick Coke bottle glasses, few batters dared to dig in against Duren. Casey Stengel had this to say about Ryne Duren.



"I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense." — Casey Stengel


"Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in" : Will Rogers

joyful joyful
Sep '17

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers

hktownie hktownie
Sep '17

The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong. —Laura Ingalls Wilder

hktownie hktownie
Sep '17

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Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Alexis de Tocqueville


In America, we treat our children as adults and our adults as children.

Unknown.

Dodgeball Dodgeball
Sep '17

"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.": Nicholas Sparks

joyful joyful
Sep '17

"Parenthood is more than biology.... it's an attitude."
"A best friend is like a four leaf clover..... hard to find, lucky to have "

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Sep '17

"Music is the greatest communicator in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you are singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.": Lou Rawls

joyful joyful
Oct '17

"I heard if we make guns illegal ..then nobody will get shot anymore"..Isn't that how we thought we could stop everybody from doing drugs?": Sarah Palin

joyful joyful
Oct '17

Three is the magic number...

justintime justintime
Oct '17

Here you go Joyful...

Seenit
Oct '17

Thank you HL friends

"If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what a amazing world we would live in: Author Unknown

joyful joyful
Oct '17

"This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us — speaks to us of the past, or the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it."
Woodrow Wilson 1917


Thanks, CBGB

"When you are 20 you care about what everyone thinks
When you are 40 you stop caring about what everyone thinks
When you are 60 you realize that no one was ever thinking about you in the first place": Winston Churchill

joyful joyful
Oct '17

Quotes are great, but speeches no good, too many words (HLM)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '17

"Kindness is like snow". "It beautifies everything it covers": Kahlil Gibran

joyful joyful
Dec '17

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May be more of a meme than a quote, but... powerful and true I think.

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '18

this is a quote from the book I am reading now. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
after reading several divorce threads the quote rang loud for me.

"Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman."


A very appropriate quote especially for me after this last storm::

"Family is always going to be there." "The material things, they come and go.":
Romeo Miller

joyful joyful
Mar '18

Fat , Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life son!

Dean Wormer

tigermom tigermom
Mar '18

Please substitute your own deity or belief system for "God"-

"God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with."

Billy Graham

whatmatters whatmatters
Mar '18

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.


He who expects nothing shall not be deceived

Brian T Brian T
Mar '18

"Speak when you are angry - and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.":
Lawrence J. Peters

joyful joyful
Mar '18

That's a good one, Joyful.

On a lighter note.

"The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese!"


If you sprinkle when you tinkle please be sweet and wipe the seat.


Heard on the radio this morning, not sure it’s exact and don’t remember the speaker’s name:

I’m hopeful though the task is insurmountable.

Made me cry instantly.


"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
- Coco Chanel

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '18

That's true … Adele cut her hair after we got engaged … still married 40 years later :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jun '18

Mark Bahnuk was an awesome cross country and distance runner for the Hackettstown Tigers in his day. I used to joke on the football broadcasts on WRNJ that he should be on the football team … "for when it is third down and a mile to go" :-D

I just tried to bring him up on the Hackettstown Hall of Fame thread, but I was told by our Orwellian "big brother" that I've been posting on there too much and should give someone else a chance. LOL

A few years ago WRNJ told me to stop calling with trivia answers because I wasn't giving other people a chance.

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jun '18

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“If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
---Bob Marley---


"I love when people that have been through Hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire." : Stephanie Sparkles

joyful joyful
Aug '18

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“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest”?
Winston Churchill


“Politics is the art of looking for trouble...finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies”.

Groucho Marx

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Sep '18

"A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. "

"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party."

Mao Tse Tung

One-eyed Poacher One-eyed Poacher
Sep '18

"The goal of socialism is communism. "

"Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state. "

"We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us."

"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. "

" Why should freedom of speech and freedom of press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to be right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government?"

Vlad Lenin

One-eyed Poacher One-eyed Poacher
Sep '18

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one.": Phillip Sidney

joyful joyful
Sep '18

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

Abraham Lincoln


"The value of life is not in its duration, but in its donation...you are not important because of how long you live, you are important because of how effective you live":

Myles Monroe


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Never utter mean words out of anger. Your anger will pass. But your mean words can scar a person for life. So use kind words or be silent.”
Mufti Ismail Menk


"Value loyalty above all else"

Raymond Reddington

dodgebaal dodgebaal
February 17th

"When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame, it will be time for you to leave."
-Geoffrey James


" Why do we close our eyes when we pray, when we cry, when we kiss or when we dream?"..."Because the most beautiful things in our life are not seen but felt only by the heart". : Author Unknown


“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”


― Mark Twain

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
February 18th

"You have to go through those mountains and valleys- because that is what life is": Soul Growth : Wayne Newton


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Beautiful quotes, joyful!!

Here's a tee shirt I need with the perfect quote on it. ;-)


"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
Aristotle

strangerdanger strangerdanger
February 27th

"You cannot go back and change the beginning...but you can start where you are and change the ending." : C.S. Lewis

joyful joyful
March 6th

It is only in Challenging the Laws of the Universe, that One can Change the Universe.

Rebecka Rebecka
March 6th

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
Konrad Adenauer






***bonus Adenauer quote***
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.


"Be thankful for what you do have; you'll end up having more." "If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." : Oprah Winfrey


The power of the culture industry's ideology is such that conformity has replaced consciousness.
Theodor W Adorno




***bonus Adorno quote***
People have so manipulated the concept of freedom that it finally boils down to the right of the stronger and richer to take from the weaker and poorer whatever they still have.


Amen!,,


And again the congregation says, AMEN

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
2 weeks ago

Once you've wrestled ,everything else in life is easy....Dan Gable

wrestlref wrestlref
2 weeks ago

"The game looks easy from here," Hall of Fame baseball player Richie Ashburn to his broadcasting sidekick Harry Kalas. RIP to both!

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
2 weeks ago

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear".
"It is just like the days."
"Another day passes, a new day arrives."
"The important thing is to make it meaningful- A meaningful friend- or a meaningful day." : Dalai Lama


When the Dalai Lama ordered a sandwich at the deli, he said "make me one with everything" LOL …. Hello, Dalai, it's so nice to have you back where you belong … :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
2 weeks ago

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=JqGsXPmxIuKN_Qb69rXYBw&q=hello+dolly+lyrics&oq=hello+dolly&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.0l10.1611.4453..6644...0.0..0.145.1143.10j2......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..35i39j0i131.26uAb4P2vMI

Just sub Dalai for Dolly … good song :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
2 weeks ago

There is only one way to degrade mankind permanently and that is to destroy language.
Northrop Frye




***bonus Frye quote***
Even the human heart is slightly left of centre.


There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.

Sam Walton

Toby Cavanaugh Toby Cavanaugh
1 week ago

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Valéry





***bonus Valéry quote***
Love is being stupid together.


I like that last one CBGB. Haha :)


“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

Thomas A. Edison

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
1 week ago

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