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.

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

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?! "


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.

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"


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.


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."

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.


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...

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

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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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
Feb '19

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '19

" 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

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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

― Mark Twain

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Feb '19

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

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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Beautiful quotes, joyful!!

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '19

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

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '19

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

joyful joyful
Mar '19

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Mar '19

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

joyful joyful
Mar '19

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.


Apr '19

And again the congregation says, AMEN

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19

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

wrestlref wrestlref
Apr '19

"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
Apr '19

"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

joyful joyful
Apr '19

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
Apr '19


Just sub Dalai for Dolly … good song :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19

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
Apr '19

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
Apr '19

Another Thomas Edison quote:

"Your worth counts in what you are and not in what you have."

joyful joyful
Apr '19

I think of healthcare....

“You can’t play God, without becoming acquainted with the devil “

“Humanity and compassion is not cost effective”

From WestWorld, not sure if it’s exact or previously quoted elsewhere, but found it interesting when I heard them.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May '19

Rope burns the flesh / Cold Steel chills to the bone / Leather comforts as it binds the soul

Caged Animal Caged Animal
May '19

Author Unknown

"A mother's love is an unrivaled force of nature."

JudeKS JudeKS
May '19

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Moderate desires constitute a character fitted to acquire all the good which the world can yield. He who has this character is prepared, in whatever situation he is, therewith to be content; has learned the science of being happy
Timothy Dwight IV
b. May 14, 1752

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.”

Robert A. Heinlein

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May '19

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Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Born: May 15, 1689

“It’s Over”
Dan Bongino

Spring Fever Spring Fever
May '19

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Women never look so well as when one comes in wet and dirty from hunting.

Robert Smith Surtees
Born: May 17, 1805

Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew7:1

htownguy htownguy
May '19

die young stay pretty s.dog

To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness.
---Johann Gottlieb Fichte---
Born: May 19, 1762

***bonus quote***
“I like children they are tasty.” Albert Fish serial killer, Born: May 19, 1870

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I guess Mr. Fish didn't have allergies. :)

Trust gets you killed,love gets you hurt, and being real gets you hated.

Johnny Cash

dodgebaal dodgebaal
May '19

Alexander Pope
Born‎: ‎21 May 1688
where to begin.

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

"You don't know when you are dead....the pain is felt by others."
" The same thing happens when you are stupid."

Author Unknown...

joyful joyful
May 22nd

Come On Down!

Johnny Olson
Born: May 22, 1910

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Yogi Berra

a little song a little dance a little seltzer down your pants

score the highs zap the bummers

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To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
Thomas Hood
Born: May 23, 1799

Hood quote I like
***bonus quote***
O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
May 23rd

no brain no pain albert einstein

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Man has the right to deal with his oppressors by devouring their palpitating hearts.

Jean-Paul Marat
Born: May 24, 1743

***bonus Marat quote***
“It is the height of stupidity to claim that men who for a thousand years have had the power to berate us, to fleece us and to oppress us with impunity, will now agree, with good grace, to be our equals.”

Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed.
Saint Camillus De Lellis
Born May 25, 1550

***bonus take that john316 quote***
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven. Camillus de Lellis.


May 30th

Who wrote:
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

Was it:
Ayn Rand - 1980
John Donne - 1600
Hillary Clinton - 2000
Joseph Stalin - 1940
All of the above :>)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
May 30th

We get too soon old and too late smart.

Don’t know author.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May 30th

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnable, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

Randolph Bourne
Born: May 30, 1886,

"Every situation in life is temporary."
"So when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully..And when life is not so good, remember it will not last forever and better days are on the way," :
Author Unknown

joyful joyful
May 30th

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We were together. I forget the rest.
Walt Whitman
Born: May 31, 1819

and then came facebook

***bonus quote***
Resist much, obey little

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

(the Serenity Prayer - Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian)

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.

William Sloane Coffin
Born: June 1, 1924

***bonus WSC quote***
Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are. There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.

Love both quotes CBGB. Especially the extended version of the first:

"We can never really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Love is in the giver, not the gift."

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Martha Washington
born June 2, 1731

My sentiments exactly.

"Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against."

W.C Fields

“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

callitlikeIseeit callitlikeIseeit
June 2nd

Just remember-you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Winnie the Pooh!

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Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

Jefferson Davis
born June 3, 1808

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are".: J.P. Morgan

joyful joyful
June 3rd

“Suffering has been greater than all other teachings. I have been bent and broken, but I hope into a better shape.”

Charles Dickinson
Born‎: ‎June 4, 1951

Re: Quotable Quotes

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes
Born: June 5, 1883

***bonus Keynes quote***
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

Re: Quotable Quotes

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Pablo Picasso

catching up since the robot wouldn't let me post two in a row

“I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.”
― Pierre Corneille
Born: June 6, 1606

This man is a quote machine.

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.

A good memory is needed after one has lied.

and there are plenty more

Re: Quotable Quotes

Sometimes the feeling that life is great just swells up inside you and fills you with joy.

Jackie Gleason

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Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer

Henry Lawson
Born: June 17, 1867

Re: Quotable Quotes

Haha So true CBGB!!

(The name for our next batch?)

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

Roger Ebert
Born: June 18, 1942

***bonus quote***
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. Roger Ebert

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

Thomas Fuller
born June 19, 1608

***bonus quote***
If you have one true friend you have more than your share. Thomas Fuller

Poor Thomas ;-). Seems to not live a Fuller life, just brushes the good stuff away.....

StrangerDanger StrangerDanger
June 19th

Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe
Born‎: ‎20 June 1674

A man always has two reasons for doing anything ---- a good reason and the real reason.
--J. P. Morgan--

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~ Leo Aikman

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
June 20th

also......Actions speak louder than words

Drink is in itself a good creature of God, and to be received with thankfulness, but the abuse of drink is from Satan, the wine is from God, but the Drunkard is from the Devil.

Increase Mather
Born: June 21, 1639

“Even sleep is characteristic. How beautiful are children in their lovely innocence! how angel-like their blooming features! and how painful and anxious is the sleep of the guilty!”

— Wilhelm von Humboldt
Born: June 22, 1767

***bonus quote***
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.


Re: Quotable Quotes

"The best feeling in the world is...
when you look at that special person,
and they are already smiling at you."


Never "ASSUME"- because you make an "Ass" out of "U" and "Me"! (Felix Unger- The Odd Couple)...


"To err is human, to forgive is divine"

US Institute of Medicine

“Cheese crumbs spread before a pair of copulating rats will distract the female but not the male.”

— Alfred Kinsey
Born: June 23, 1894

***bonus quote***
The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.
Alfred Kinsey

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.": Ralph Waldo Emerson

joyful joyful
June 23rd

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”

Henry Ward Beecher
Born: June 24, 1813

***bonus quote***
The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. --- Henry Ward Beecher

*** ***double bonus quote*** ***
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.--- Henry Ward Beecher

We cannot take credit for our record avancement in certain scientific fields alone. We have been helped, and we have been helped by the people of other worlds.

Hermann Oberth
Born: June 25, 1894

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A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

Henry David Thoreau

“ I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.”

Pearl S. Buck
Born: June 26, 1892

***bonus quote***
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow".

I demand the independence of woman, her right to support herself; to live for herself; to love whomever she pleases, or as many as she pleases. I demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood.

Emma Goldman
Born: June 27, 1869

***bonus quote***
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. Emma Goldman

Re: Quotable Quotes

If this doesn't explain Hackettstown Life.......................

I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.

Giovanni della Casa

"The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
-- Woman and the New Race, Chapter 5, "The Wickedness of Creating Large Families." (1920) http://www.bartleby.com/1013/

Margaret Sanger

Matilda Fuentes Matilda Fuentes
June 28th

Hackettstown Life explained part II

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.

James Harvey Robinson
Born: June 29, 1863

and I forgot to post from yesterday
Giovanni della Casa
Born: June 28, 1503

***bonus quote***
Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other. James Harvey Robinson

“There is nothing like you, there was nothing like you, and there shall be nothing like you”

Yogi tea bag

Positive Positive
June 29th

A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.

Harold Laski
Born: June 30, 1893

***bonus quote***
Nobody has the intention of building a wall

Walter Ulbricht Born: June 30, 1893

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.

Joseph Hall
Born: 1 July 1574

WC Fields was asked, "Do you like children?" His answer, "Only if properly cooked."

zentravl zentravl
July 1st

From religion comes a man's purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.

William Henry Bragg
Born: July 2, 1862

"When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked in".."That is what the storm is all about.": Harold Murakam

joyful joyful
July 3rd

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Born: July 3, 1860

“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.”

Calvin Coolidge
born July 4, 1872

"Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance..It is also owed to Justice and to Humanity". "Patriotism exists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be Righteous as well as Strong": James Bryce

joyful joyful
July 4th

No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.

Mandell Creighton
Born: July 5, 1843

"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."

I don't know who said this.

htownguy htownguy
July 5th

For see, half the virtues in smile are found
and wicked thoughts are submerged and drowned;
when, open, the heart is to all displayed,
God is close to the ones he has made.

Eino Leino
Born: July 6, 1878

"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"..: Marilyn Monroe

joyful joyful
July 6th

This world is one great battlefield,
With forces all arrayed;
If in my heart I do not yield
I'll overcome someday.

Charles Albert Tindley
Born: July 7, 1851

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

Jean de La Fontaine
Born: July 8, 1621

***bonus quote***
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. Jean de La Fontaine

*** ***bonus bonus quote*** ***
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. Jean de La Fontaine

Re: Quotable Quotes

"In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with" <3

Charles Schultz

“Any decent society has to be built on trust and love and the intelligent use of information and feelings. Education involves being able to practice those things as you struggle to build a decent society that can be nonviolent.”

— Myles Horton
Born: July 9, 1905

Re: Quotable Quotes

Hmm, I don't know about EVERY man, but as long as it's the right man. ;)

When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.

John Calvin
Born: July 10, 1509

***bonus quote***

“Prayer doesn’t change things – God changes things in answer to prayer.”John Calvin

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

John Quincy Adams
Born: July 11, 1767

***bonus quote***
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. John Quincy Adams

Whatchya got for us today CBGB?

well SueR since it is his birthday and you did quote him recently

Henry David Thoreau

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”

— Henry David Thoreau
Born: July 12, 1817

***bonus quote***
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. Henry David Thoreau

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. Ayn Rand

Re: Quotable Quotes

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshipping.

Hubert Reeves
Born: July 13, 1932

“The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert.”

— Pasquier Quesnel
born July 14, 1634

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." ~Golda Meir

Bonus quote CBGB style:
"Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!" ~Golda Meir

Re: Quotable Quotes

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

— Clement Clarke Moore
Born: July 15, 1779

"One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present." : G. Meir

joyful joyful
July 15th

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.

Mary Baker Eddy
Born: July 16, 1821

***bonus quote***
True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us. Mary Baker Eddy

I'll not willingly offend, Nor be easily offended; What's amiss I'll strive to mend, And endure what can't be mended.

Isaac Watts
Born: July 17, 1674

***bonus quote***
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. Isaac Watts

Re: Quotable Quotes

Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
~Cedric Bledsoe

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance

Coco Chanel

htownguy htownguy
July 18th

"Wherever you go, there you are"

Attributed to either Confucius or Buckaroo Banzai ..... no one seems to know for sure!


Rob Durana Rob Durana
July 18th

“Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?”

William Makepeace Thackeray
Born: July 18, 1811

***bonus quote***
“A good laugh is sunshine in a house” William Makepeace Thackeray

“Soup simmering, music of idle gossip, yammering kids, domestic chaos – long adjusted to this rolling scene, you show them your lofty calm.”
— Gottfried Keller
Born: July 19, 1819

Re: Quotable Quotes

Is a picture worth a few words?

StrangerDanger StrangerDanger
July 19th

Re: Quotable Quotes

But wait, there's more......

StrangerDanger StrangerDanger
July 19th

“ We will never get a man into space. This earth is man's sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it. The moon is a superior planet to the earth and it was never intended that man should go there. You can write it down in your books that this will never happen.

Joseph Fielding Smith
Born: July 19, 1876

True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.

Francesco Petrarch
Born: July 20, 1304

***bonus quote***
“ Five enemies of peace inhabit with us--avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. Francesco Petrarch

Re: Quotable Quotes

And for the millennials amongst us.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
July 20th

You know how some people are - they always feel they have to do things for other people's good, no matter what happens to the other people in the process!

Frances Parkinson Keyes
Born: July 21, 1885

Re: Quotable Quotes

That's just God bowling.
~Said almost every parent to their child

Or is it the Angels?

Keep your heart in peace and let nothing trouble you, not even your faults. You must humble yourself and amend them peacefully, without being discouraged or cast down, for God's dwelling is in peace.

Margaretha Mary Alacoque
Born: July 22, 1647

A saint is a person who does almost everything any other decent person does, only somewhat better and with a totally different motive.

Coventry Patmore
Born: July 23, 1823

***bonus quote***
The moods of love are like the wind,
And none knows whence or why they rise. - Coventry Patmore

Re: Quotable Quotes

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. ~Oscar Wilde

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.

Amelia Earhart
Born: July 24, 1897

"Learn to appreciate all that you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had". :
Author Unknown..

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.

Arthur Balfour
Born: July 25, 1848

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

George Benard Shaw
Born: 26 July 1856

I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up.

Leo Durocher
Born: July 27, 1905

A human being is what he eats

Ludwig Feuerbach
Born: July 28, 1804

***bonus quote***
My only wish isto transform friends of God into friends of man, believers into thinkers, devotees of prayer into devotees of work, candidates for the hereafter into students of the world, Christians who, by their own procession and admission, are half animal, half angel into persons, into whole persons. Ludwig Feuerbach

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.": George Bernard Shaw

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.

Max Nordau
Born: July 29, 1849

Three quotes to think about in today's tweet-filled world.

"There comes a time when silence is betrayal."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Martin Luther King

strangerdanger strangerdanger
3 weeks ago

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford
Born: July 30, 1863

***bonus quote***
worry is the most wasteful thing in the world. henry ford

"Some people think racism has dissipated or no longer exists. But it's hidden in more strategic places."

Jaylen Brown

"Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death."

Billy Graham

strangerdangeryadada strangerdangeryadada
2 weeks ago

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

Milton Friedman
Born: July 31, 1912

"One of the greatest mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."
Milton Friedman
Born: July 31, 1912

***bonus America is in trouble quote***
There is an urgent need -- in fact a national survival need -- for invigorating intellectual life, for upgrading the general regard for intellectual excellence. The United States must experience an intellectual renaissance or it will experience defeat. The time cannot be far off -- if indeed it is not already here -- when the strength of a nation, measured in terms of any kind of world competition, will depend less on the number of its bombs than on the number of its learned men.
Elmo Roper
Born: July 31, 1900

Faith dare the soul to go further than it can see.

William Clark
Born: August 1, 1770

***bonus quote***
Life is full of hardships, pimp slaps, and sorrow Coolio Born: August 1, 1963

Re: Quotable Quotes

Herman Munster: (reading a poem he wrote as an advertising jingle for his mortuary employer) When your days on earth are over / And you've gone to your reward, / Let us put you 'neath the clover / At a price you can afford.

(repeated line) Herman Munster: Oh, goody!

Lily Munster: Grandpa, if you want the ketchup, just say "Please pass the ketchup", not "Shoot me the plasma!"

(repeated line) Herman Munster: DARN, DARN, DARN, DARN!

Lily Munster: When is that silly bird going to get girls off his mind? The Raven: Nevermore, nevermore.

Lily: Eddie! You better start dawdling, or you're going to be on time for school!

Lily Munster: Herman tried to build a ship inside a bottle. We had to break the bottle to get him out.

Marilyn Munster: What does Ramone look like? Lily Munster: He looks a little like Cary Grant, the poor man.

Lily Munster: Oh, Marilyn... the circles under your eyes. How lovely you look today.

Grandpa Munster: Hmm. What smells so good? Herman Munster: I cut myself shaving.

It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not to our taste.

John Tyndall
Born: August 2, 1820

Re: Quotable Quotes

Don't blame the butter
for what the bread did.

Author unknown

Education, you know, means broadening, advancing; and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory.

John T. Scopes
Born: August 3, 1900

Since man created government to help secure and safeguard rights, it follows that man is superior to government and should remain master over it, not the other way around.

Ezra Taft Benson
Born: August 4, 1899

***bonus quote***

“And love became the world’s origin and the world’s ruler, yet littered its path is with flowers and blood, flowers and blood.”— Knut Hamsun Born: August 4, 1859

Re: Quotable Quotes

Elizabeth Taylor on dealing with chronic pain.

"Change your thoughts and you change your world.": Norman Vincent Peale

“My faith has this idea that you reap what you sow, and he is sowing seeds of hatred in our country. And this harvest of hate violence that we’re seeing right now lies at his feet."

Cory Booker

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Worry about yourself , my mom

All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that's now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.

- Conrad Aiken
Born: August 5, 1889

***bonus quote***
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong Born: August 5, 1930

Isn’t sharing that quote kinda disowning it Stephen ;-). Just sayin...

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Born: August 6, 1809

"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."

Woodrow Wilson 1856-1924

Re: Quotable Quotes

Lucille Ball's birthday today.
Born in 1911, wow!

I've debated for months about whether or not to post this here, but about a year ago I started a blog which is *mostly* quotes about the uplifting/healing/unifying power of the arts. Especially music. It is not my intention to detract from this thread, nor to make it about me. I just think it (my blog) might be interesting to some of you if you enjoy these kinds of inspirational quotes. If you feel so inclined, please visit


And certainly, if anyone feels this post is inappropriate for any reason, just simply say so and I will delete it.

History has always proved that books are the first plain on which certain battles are fought.

Toni Morrison

htownguy htownguy
1 week ago

America must raise an empire of permanent duration, supported upon the grand pillars of Truth, Freedom, and Religion, encouraged by the smiles of Justice and defended by her own patriotic sons.

Nathanael Greene
Born: August 7, 1742

***bonus quote***
The process is like making grain alcohol or brewing beer, but on a much bigger scale. The technologies are out there to do this, but we need to convince the public this is real and not just a science project.
Nathanael Greene
Born: August 7, 1742

"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men have burned and bombed, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.": Martin Luther King, Jr.

"You can't let your failures define you — you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time."

Barack Obama (to students)

BTW, does Donald Trump have anything quotable which is not comical?

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

--Donald Trump

well, it is a true statement, regardless of your opinion of the source.

PickleNJ PickleNJ
1 week ago

"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers".: Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government.

Emiliano Zapata
Born: August 8, 1879

Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone.

John Oldham
Born: August 9 1653

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Herbert Hoover
Born: August 10, 1874

"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.": John F. Kennedy

The secret of living in peace with all people lies in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality.

- Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
Born: August 11, 1778

“Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.”

— John Balguy
Born: August 12, 1686

***bonus quote***
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. — John Balguy

Virtue is the roughest way, but proves at night a bed of down.

Henry Wotton
Born: August 13, 1666

***bonus quote***
“In olden days people were worse than us but knew much more than us.”
— Vladimir Odoevsky — Born: August 13, 1803

"As long as you hate, there will be people to hate." --George Harrison

Oh! somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has "struck out."

Ernest Thayer
Born: August 14, 1863

Re: Quotable Quotes

“All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.”
― Louis Armstrong

hahhah , nice one SueR

Adam laid himself down in Paradise to sleep While from him was taken a wife to keep. Adam poor father of creation’s best Your first taste of sleep was your last of rest.

- Matthias Claudius
Born: August 15, 1740

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

T. E. Lawrence
Born: August 16, 1888

Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy 61st birthday to Madonna!!

"If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed."

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion."

"Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep."

"We all fall to the floor at some point. It's how you pick yourself up that's the real challenge."

And it wouldn't be Madonna-esque without.....

"Sick and perverted always appeals to me." :D

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.

Davy Crockett
Birth Date: August 17, 1786

***bonus quote***
CBGB is one of the finest people on Gods green earth and I am proud to call him my brother. Andy Magic born August 17, 1962

I agree...CBGB

"Nothing can be loved or hated until it is understood".: Leonardo Da Vinci

Right or wrong, the customer is always right.
Marshall Field
born Aug. 18, 1834

Give the lady what she wants!
Marshall Field
born Aug. 18, 1834

***bonus quote***
We must recognize that personal freedoms diminish as the welfare state grows. The price of more and more public programs is less and less private freedom.

Caspar Weinberger
Born: August 18, 1917

Re: Quotable Quotes

One of my favorite Movie Quotes of all time is from Rocky II, when the immortal Mickey, after Adrian says: "Win," exclaims "What are we waiting for." It's perfect, must better than his praised soliloquy in the same flick.

Little did I know that this may be the most oft used line in all of moviedom.

Last night, it was in "Captain Blood," and one of the pirates says "What are we waiting for....." Between that and a dead Basil Rathbone opening his eyes....

Earlier: "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King: Gimli "Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?"

"The Incredibles" Bob to Tricycle Kid: " Well, what are you waiting for."

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" Julie (Jennifer Hewitt) jumps into the street yelling, "What are you waiting for, huh?!"

Think I logged about 3 others recently, can't remember which so, more to come.....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
1 day ago

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.

Eustace Budgell
Born: August 19, 1686

***bonus quote***
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden - Born: August 19, 1631

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.

Tarjei Vesaas
Born: August 20, 1897

***bonus quote***
When a politician states that we are all in the same boat, be on Your guard. Does it mean that YOU are supposed to be doing all the rowing?

Vilhelm Moberg - Born: August 20, 1898

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