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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countryside
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

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."
Aristotle

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.


Amen!,,

Mickey
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

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
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 '19

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 '19

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.


ME - WE MUHAMMAD ALI

ROBBY BABY ROBBY BABY
May '19

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 '19

We get too soon old and too late smart.

Don’t know author.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May '19

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 '19

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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

Denis Denis
Jun '19

“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
Jun '19

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

Winnie the Pooh!


Re: Quotable Quotes

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
Jun '19

“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


Re: Quotable Quotes

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
Jun '19

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--

Another...
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
Jun '19

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.

- WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT


Re: Quotable Quotes

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

~Unknown.


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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEP1acj29-Y


"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
Jun '19

“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


Re: Quotable Quotes

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
Jun '19

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
Jun '19

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
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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

- CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
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
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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

Azvon Azvon
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

"Wherever you go, there you are"

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


:-)

Rob Durana Rob Durana
Jul '19

“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
Jul '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

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

StrangerDanger StrangerDanger
Jul '19

“ 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
Jul '19

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?
https://youtu.be/sqlYRtN3n0c


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..

joyful joyful
Jul '19

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

joyful joyful
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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
Jul '19

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

joyful joyful
Aug '19

“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
Aug '19

Worry about yourself , my mom

stephen stephen
Aug '19

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
Aug '19

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

millionsofsmallthings.com

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

Monty Monty
Aug '19

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

Toni Morrison

htownguy htownguy
Aug '19

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.

joyful joyful
Aug '19

"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
Aug '19

"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.

joyful joyful
Aug '19

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

joyful joyful
Aug '19

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

Monty Monty
Aug '19

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

joyful joyful
Aug '19

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
Aug '19

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


"The water was not fit to drink. To make it be palatable, I had to add whiskey. By diligent effort...I learned to like it.": Winston Churchill

joyful joyful
Aug '19

"It's really hard to beat somebody who never gives up"

Babe Ruth

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Aug '19

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin

H L Mencken

htownguy htownguy
Aug '19

Ah well, 'tis the way of the world -- births and deaths, births and deaths.


Leonid Andreyev
Born: August 21, 1871





***bonus quote***

“Help others in their race of life. Remember that when you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer the top yourself.”

— Thomas S. Monson Born: August 21, 1927


„Music is the silence between the notes.“

Claude Debussy
Born: August 22, 1862





***bonus quote***
"People don't very much like things that are beautiful — they are so far from their nasty little minds." - Claude Debussy


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
~Audrey Hepburn


"We have met the enemy and they are ours."

"Don't give up the ship"

Oliver Hazard Perry
Born: August 23, 1785


Mick Jagger

You start out playing rock 'n' roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock 'n' roll and have sex.


Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.

Robert Herrick
Born: August 24, 1591


Age doesn't bother me. So many of my heroes were older guys. It's the lack of years left that weighs far heavier on me than the age that I am.

David Bowie

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Aug '19

Love endures everything, love is stronger than death, love fears nothing.”

Maria Faustyna Kowalska
Born: 25 August 1905



*** bonus quote***

He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.”
Maria Faustyna Kowalska
Born: 25 August 1905


Michael Jackson

"Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth.” ~Michael Jackson


Hmmm, that's a little scary SueR, considering the source.....

"Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love you, love you
Love

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make"

The End, Lennon/McCartney

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Aug '19

Every day above ground is a good day. -- Eddie Money

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Aug '19

"Life is what we make it...Always has been, always will be." : Grandma Moses

joyful joyful
Aug '19

“I possess every good quality, but the one that distinguishes me above all is modesty.”

— Charles Richet
Born: August 26, 1850


"And every day the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, "This is important..and this is important! You need to worry about This, and This and This!" "And each day it is up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your Heart..and say "No!..This is what is important!": Iain Thomas

joyful joyful
Aug '19

“From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.”

Baal Shem Tov
August 27, 1698


We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Born: August 28, 1749

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Never look down on anybody, unless you are helping him up".: Jesse Jackson

joyful joyful
Aug '19

what if the (HOOKIE POOKIE) really is what it's all about ?

ROBBY BABY ROBBY BABY
Aug '19

What worries you, masters you.

John Locke
Born: August 29, 1632

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. - JOHN LOCKE

Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
JOHN LOCKE

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.

JOHN LOCKE


Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

Also-

When a new source of taxation is found, it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.

HLMencken

htownguy htownguy
Aug '19

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”

— Ernest Rutherford
Born: August 30, 1871





***bonus quote***
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings.

Denis Healey
Born: August 30, 1917


Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing, when it is absolutely necessary.

Former baseball player Ray Knight

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Aug '19

"Breathe..and let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.": Oprah Winfrey

joyful joyful
Aug '19

Another HL Mencken:

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.

Boy, does THAT resonate!

htownguy htownguy
Aug '19

"Let this be said for the legislature just hauled to the dump: it might have been worse. And that, perhaps, is the highest praise that can ever be given a dead cat."

Baltimore native HL Mencken's commentary on the Maryland General Assembly in his column, "The Free Lance." The man was a libertine with a Katzenjammer mischievousness. He proposed that bachelors should be taxed a dollar a day, "simply because it is worth that, to be free."

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Aug '19

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind

- Theophile Gautier.
born August 31, 1811



***bonus quote***
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

Theophile Gautier


Re: Quotable Quotes

Mothers, whatever you wish your children to become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.

Lydia Sigourney
Born: September 1, 1791


CBGB

Now you have me wondering if Sigourney Weaver was named after her since it's a most unusual name, at least from what I've seen.

Your quote goes for Fathers as well (of course). Treat the child's Mother (and everyone, for that matter) with respect and you will teach them to respect others. If more parents led by "good example", the world would be a much better place (IMHO).

Of course not everyone will learn from that example, but I think it would help greatly in that peer pressure would perhaps turn towards doing well, rather than doing wrong. I could be naive, but I don't think it could hurt.

Phil D. Phil D.
Sep '19

We need all the good examples we can get. Amen to that!

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Sep '19

"The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says "Amen" and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him your ideas."

Frank Laubach
Born: September 2, 1884


“Beware of averages. The average person has one breast and one testicle.”
— Dixy Lee Ray
Born: September 3, 1914




***bonus quote***
A nuclear-power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.

Dixy Lee Ray


"Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.": Napoleon Hill

joyful joyful
Sep '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

With the sword of science and the armour of practice, German beer will encircle the world.

Max Delbrück
Date of birth: September 4, 1906


I'll drink to that :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Sep '19

"If you live to be a hundred I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I'll never have to live without you."

A. A. Milne


The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Born: September 5, 1888



***bonus quote***
When we think we know, we cease to learn.- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

*** *** double bonus quote *** ***
Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day. - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


„I am, therefore there is a God.“

Moses Mendelssohn
Born: September 6, 1729





***bonus quote***
“True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.”
Jane Addams
Born: September 6, 1860


The sins ye do by two and two ye pay for one by one

Rudyard Kipling

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell
Born: September 7, 1887


***bonus quote***
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy birthday to P!nk!!


“Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

— Marie Angelique Arnauld
Born: September 8, 1591

If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.

Leo Tolstoy
Born: September 9, 1828


It is by surmounting difficulties, not by sinking under them that we discover our fortitude.

Hannah Webster Foster
Born: September 10, 1758


"To the outside world we grow older..But not to Brothers and Sisters." "We know each others hearts. We live outside the touch of time," : Clara Ortega

joyful joyful
Sep '19

Of what good is democracy if it is not for the poor?

Ferdinand Marcos
Born: September 11, 1917




***bonus quote***
We cannot and we will not negotiate with terrorists. We have nothing but contempt for them. To conciliate differences with these people without them changing their objectives is to condemn our Republic to ultimate strangulation and death.

Ferdinand Marcos


A plan without action is not a plan. It's a speech.

T. Boone Pickens

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

htownguy

Very apropos quote today. I just saw on the news that he just died at age 91.

Phil D. Phil D.
Sep '19

Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire.

Charles Dudley Warner
Born: September 12, 1829



Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Charles Dudley Warner


Politics makes strange bedfellows.
Charles Dudley Warner

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. - Charles Dudley Warner

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.
Charles Dudley Warner


Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.

- Daniel Defoe
Born: September 13, 1660





***bonus quote***
“It is never too late to be wise.” Daniel Defoe


Re: Quotable Quotes

I don't know who said it first......

but I like it! :)


“Do you fear the force of the wind,
The slash of the rain?
Go face them and fight them,
Be savage again.
Go hungry and cold like the wolf,
Go wade like the crane:
The palms of your hands will thicken,
The skin of your cheek will tan,
Youll grow ragged and weary and swarthy,
But youll walk like a man!”

— Hamlin Garland —
Born: September 14, 1860


Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgement.

William Howard Taft
Birth Date: September 15, 1857



***bonus quote***
Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.”
William Howard Taft


both quotes remind me of HL


It's OK. We forgive you :>)

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Sep '19

The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician.

James J. Hill
Born: September 16, 1838




***bonus quote***

“I learned that all things come to those who wait-provided they hustle while they wait.”

— James Cash Penney
Born: September 16, 1875


The truth belongs to those who seek it, not to those who claim to own it.

Nicolas de Condorcet
Born: September 17, 1743




***bonus quote***
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”
Nicolas de Condorcet


"Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."

Beto O'Rourke

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Sep '19

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.

Samuel Johnson
Born: September 18, 1709




***bonus quote***

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Born: September 19, 1737


Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

“Was it love at first sight? It wasn’t then – but it sure is now.”

— Anne Meara
Born: September 20, 1929


"A piece of paper will stand still for anything"

One-Eyed Poacher One-Eyed Poacher
Sep '19

Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.

Girolamo Savonarola
Born: September 21, 1452


Weal see about that.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Sep '19

SD

It's tough to say exactly how he meant that, though the archaic meaning, as per:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commonweal#h1

is commonwealth, which he could have meant as loving your community, district or country, or perhaps all three. Of course it could be an early form of brainwashing, as in what Hitler and Stalin preached, respectively, but then we'd have to research the original character to find if he was truly thinking altruistically or had deeper darker motives;-)

Phil D. Phil D.
Sep '19

Wow, the Friar had his good points (calling out the church on its corruption, etc.), but also his bad points and was a Puritanical fanatic. Ended up being executed in a not so nice manner which left many jeering him:

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/months-past/execution-girolamo-savonarola

Phil D. Phil D.
Sep '19

weally?





“The book of nature which we have to read is written by the finger of God.”

— Michael Faraday
Born: September 22, 1791



***bonus quote***
Praying is another way of singing.You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses. -Dannie Abse
Born: September 22, 1923


Silence is an answer to a wise man.

Euripides
September 23 is the day on which Greece celebrates his birthday





***bonus quote***
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides


Re: Quotable Quotes

Welcome autumn :)

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."

- Emily Brontë

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale."

- Lauren Destefano


"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."

- John Burroughs


When anyone studies a little or pays a little attention to the rules of Islamic government, Islamic politics, Islamic society and Islamic economy he will realize that Islam is a very political religion. Anyone who will say that religion is separate from politics is a fool; he does not know Islam or politics.

Ruhollah Khomeini
Born: September 24, 1902



***bonus quote***
Lord, it's one kind favor I'll ask of you. See that my grave is kept clean.
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Born: September 24, 1893


Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.

Mark Twain

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

Old-fashioned, Spirit-filled, Christ-honoring, sin-hating, soul-winning, Bible-preaching. It is the hope of the church. It is the hope of the nation. It is the hope of the world.

Jack Hyles
Born: September 25, 1926



***bonus quote***
There is in all this cold and hollow world, No fount of deep, strong,deathless love ;save that within a mother's heart
Felicia Hemans - Born: September 25, 1793


Do not worry at being worried; but accept worry peacefully. Difficult but not impossible.

Johnny Appleseed
Born: September 26, 1774



***bonus quotes***
Men are apt to be much more influenced by words than by the actual facts of the surrounding reality
— Ivan Pavlov - Born: September 26, 1849


***double bonus quote***
Sorry is the most infuriating word in the English language. Just a cheap way to behave badly then shelve responsibility by putting the onus on the other person to be forgiving.

Minette Walters - Born: September 26, 1949


The past is no longer yours; the future is not yet in your power. You have only the present wherein to do good.

Alphonsus Liguori
Born: September 27, 1696




***bonus quote***
The worst derangement of the spirit is to believe things because we want them to be so, not because we have seen them for what they are.
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet - Born: September 27, 1627


knowledge is good. Emil Faber

ROBBY BABY ROBBY BABY
Sep '19

"Learn to be in the present.

Withdraw your energy from the past. Don’t waste your time in memories; what is gone is gone – say goodbye to it and close the chapter.

What has not come yet has not come yet; don’t unnecessarily waste your time and energy in imagination, because no imagination is ever fulfilled. It is because of this that the proverb exists in every language: “Man proposes, and God disposes” – because you imagine a certain thing in the future, and it is never so.

Withdrawing yourself from past and future, you will become a tremendously intense energy, focused in the present, concentrated in the present like an arrow. No train could manage to leave the platform without you.

Each moment being aware, alert, watchful, in the herenow, is the way not to miss the train. Every experience needs your presence here, this moment.

And this is a simple secret, but it opens the doors of existence, of all the mysteries, of all that is worth knowing, worth tasting, worth feeling, worth being." Osho


The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

Robert E. Lee

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

Bob Hope

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Sep '19

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

To me, the real marks of beauty in a woman are courage, character, kindness, and personality.

David Walker

Born: September 28, 1796



***bonus quote***

The Americans say that we are ungrateful-but I ask them for heaven's sake, what should we be grateful to them for-for murdering our fathers and mothers?-Or do they wish us to return thanks to them for chaining and handcuffing us, branding us, cramming fire down our throats, or for keeping us in slavery, and beating us nearly or quite to death to make us work in ignorance and miseries, to support them and their families. They certainly think we are a gang of fools.
David Walker


A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.

Miguel de Unamuno Jugo
born Sept. 29, 1864


"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring": Marilyn Monroe

joyful joyful
Sep '19

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,
That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

htownguy htownguy
Sep '19

Hickory Dickory Dock .......

guess who's celebrating a birthday today


Andrew Dice Clay


"It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi
Born: September 30, 1207




***bonus quote***
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

*** *** double bonus quote*** ***
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi


" It is health..that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." : Mahatma Gandhi

joyful joyful
Sep '19

It’s clobbering time”
The Thing

“Really love your peaches, want to shake your tree”
Stevie “Guitar” Miller

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Sep '19

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.

Faith Baldwin
Born: October 1, 1893



***bonus quote***
Life, alas, is very drear. Up with the glass! Down with the beer!
Louis Untermeyer - Born: October 1, 1885


The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Wallace Stevens
Born: October 2, 1879



***bonus quote***
Do not tell me that the problem is difficult. if it was simple, there would be no problem
---Ferdinand Foch---Born: October 2, 1851


Like them both CBGB :)

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.

Sting


The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft
Born: October 3, 1800



***bonus quote***

“Open the doors to all. Let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct, and intellect.”

— Townsend Harris-------Born: October 3, 1804


“Life doesn't move in straight lines, and neither does a good conversation
-Margaret J. Wheatley

“A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.”
-Truman Capote

“Challenging is good, like good conversation, yes? Who wants to have dinner with the same old easy listening music sounding friends all the time?”
-Hilton Als

“Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue
-Unknown

justintime justintime
Oct '19

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler
Born: October 3, 1928


Re: Quotable Quotes

I like it!

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap..but by the seeds you plant.": Robert Lewis Stevenson

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Getting deeper......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

The SD "approved" version :>)

strangerdangere strangerdangere
Oct '19

I was fortunate enough to read both Marshall McLuhan's book and Alvin Toffler's "Futureshock" in my Junior year in High School Social Studies Class. Of course in English Class we were also reading "Fahrenheit 451", "1984" and "Animal Farm" in various years of High School. Lots of warnings of where the paths we were then currently treading may lead to.

BTW, wow, Louis Untermeyer and Faith Baldwin born on my birthday. I usually don't see their names come up on the typical "born on this day" list, but thanks for the quote from Ms. Baldwin CBGB! Such an eloquent turn of phrase. I'm honored to share birthdays with her.

Some doggone peanut farmer shares that birthday too...had a brother named Billy who'd have appreciated Louis Untermeyer's quote since he was know for his beer.

Phil D. Phil D.
Oct '19

you are welcome Phil D and Happy Belated Birthday

A true and faithful Christian does not make holy living an accidental thing. It is his great concern. As the business of the soldier is to fight, so the business of the Christian is to be like Christ.

Jonathan Edwards
Born: October 5, 1703


***bonus quote***
It is not by telling people about ourselves that we demonstrate our Christianity. Words are cheap. It is by costly, self-denying Christian practice that we show the reality of our faith.

Jonathan Edwards


Re: Quotable Quotes

Getting even deeper......and a bit mystic.....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Speaking of which...….

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

“The whole point of writing something down is that your voice will then carry for thousands of miles, whereas in direct conversation it fades at a hundred paces.”

Matteo Ricci
Born: October 6, 1552



***bonus quote***
If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals-not some, but all. All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being. We cannot hold fast to some only, and abandon others that, for the moment, we find inconvenient. If one American fundamental is prostrated, others in the end will surely fall.

Albert J. Beveridge
Born: October 6, 1862


Re: Quotable Quotes

Cute kitty aside, now you're getting to the point......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

"We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But, you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future." : Steve Maraboli

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

True dat.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." - Angela Monet

Here's another good one:
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is." - Francis Bacon


Don't you know alcohol kills brain cells...any damn brain cell that can't live through a good drunk deserves to die. You're doing yourself a favour, getting rid of all them nonhacking, underachieving ones. I'm working on improving your efficiency.

James E. Webb
Born: October 7, 1906


Re: Quotable Quotes

Now Marshall is just getting silly...….

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Need Keanu to bring us back on point.....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

“If by the time we’re sixty we haven’t learned what a knot of paradox and contradiction life is, and how exquisitely the good and the bad are mingled in every action we take, and what a compromising hostess Our Lady of Truth is, we haven’t grown old to much purpose.”

— John Cowper Powys
Born: October 8, 1872


***bonus quote***

“Human society cannot basically stop the destruction of the environment under capitalism. Socialism is the only structure that makes it possible.”
— Gus Hall--- Born: October 8, 1910


Re: Quotable Quotes

Let's rap this up McLuhan quote montage up with a quick summary...…..

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

My ignorance of science is such that if anyone mentioned copper nitrate I should think he was talking about policemen's overtime.

Frederick Donald Coggan
Born: October 9, 1909




***bonus quote***

“I’m only interested in heavy metal when it’s me who’s playing it. I suppose it’s a bit like smelling your own farts.”
— John Entwistle--- Born: October 9, 1944


Re: Quotable Quotes

Bwhaaaaaaat???? ZAP! CRACK! BAM!

And it's over......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

So, what have we learned, young Quotiwans?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '19

In music, like in love, we must be sincere.

Giuseppe Verdi
Born: October 10, 1813



***bonus quote***
We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts.

R.K. Narayan ---Born: October 10, 1906


I gave Donald free rein, he has great vision, and everything he touches seems to turn to gold. Donald is the smartest person I know.

– Fred Trump
Born: October 11, 1905


Weight loss can change your whole character. That always amazed me: Shedding pounds does change your personality. It changes your philosophy of life because you recognize that you are capable of using your mind to change your body.

Jean Nidetch
Born: October 12, 1923
founder of weight watchers



***bonus quote***

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.---Aleister Crowley --Born: October 12, 1875


" If you want to walk fast, walk alone". "If you want to walk far, walk together.": Author Unknown

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Hi Joyful...love that quote, and isn’t it a perfect day for a walk!

Spring fever Spring fever
Oct '19

Hi Back, Spring fever...Yes, it is indeed!

joyful joyful
Oct '19

The American Constitution was not written to protect criminals; it was written to protect the government from becoming criminals.

Lenny Bruce
Born: October 13, 1925




***bonus quote***
“If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”
- Lenny Bruce


"For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness": Ralph Waldo Emerson

joyful joyful
Oct '19

"Feed me, Seymour!"

~Audrey II


nice SueR

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Born: October 14, 1890


***bonus sounds like a few HLers quote***
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up:": Stephen Hawking

joyful joyful
Oct '19

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

John Kenneth Galbraith
Born: October 15, 1908




***bonus quote***
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. ---C.P. Snow ---Born: October 15, 1905


“[I]f the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”

― Noah Webster
Born: October 16, 1758


"When we love we always strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too". : Paulo Coelho

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn
Born: October 17, 1864



***bonus quote***
A madness of tender caressing seized her. She purred as a tiger might have done, while she undulated like a snake.
Elinor Glyn

*** *** double bonus quote *** ***
All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.
Elinor Glyn


Coffee spew award! That second one was a tad risqué; purring, undulating, snakes.... I think I will shower cold this morning ;-)

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Oct '19

LOL

Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.

Matthew Henry
Born: October 18, 1662


***bonus quote***
There are two reasons for drinking wine...when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it... prevention is better than cure.

Thomas Love Peacock
Born: October 18, 1785


Now you’re just ribbing us.... That’s why a bottle of prevention is worth.....

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Oct '19

"If we had time travel..travel time would not exist": strangerdanger

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Oh gosh, I’m blushing....speaking of gosh, blushes, and cures, gosh bless the little ole man at Bottle King; this man can really pick a cure! (Now that’s a SD quote to live by!)

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Oct '19

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

htownguy htownguy
Oct '19

“Never worry about anything. Live in the present. Live now. Be happy.”
— Marsilio Ficino
Born: October 19, 1433


The French and Italians make great wine. The French sell great wine and drink piss. The Italians sell piss and drink great wine. Buy French, be Italian!

Unknown

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Oct '19

"Forget yesterday...it has already forgotten you". "Don't sweat tomorrow..You haven't even met". " Instead open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift....Today!":

Steve Maraboli

joyful joyful
Oct '19

The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers
Born: October 20, 1927


***bonus quote***
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

Art Buchwald
Born: October 20, 1925

*** ***double bonus quote*** ***
New Jersey is the most poetic state: close enough to New York to be urban and cosmopolitan, far enough to be desirous and unsure; densely populated, but full of farms and woods, with the most deer of any state. Robert Pinsky Born: October 20, 1940


"You will teach them to fly..but they will not fly your flight. You will teach them to dream but they will not dream your dreams. You will teach them to live, but they will not live your life. Nevertheless, in every flight, in every dream and in every life, the print of the way you taught them will remain.": Mother Teresa

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Wine adds a smile to friendship and a spark to love.

Edmondo De Amicis
Born: October 21, 1846



***bonus quote***
The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.
Benjamin Netanyahu --Born: October 21, 1949


Music is the heart of life." She speaks love; "without it, there is no possible good and with it everything is beautiful.

Franz Liszt
Born: October 22, 1811




***bonus quote***
In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.
Timothy Leary ---Born: October 22, 1920


"When the right person hugs you its like medicine. I am so grateful for those few people in my life who are good for my soul.": Steve Maraboli

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Quote #444 goes to Mae West


It's not evil that's ruining the earth, but mediocrity. The crime is not that Nero played while Rome burned, but that he played badly.

Ned Rorem
Born: October 23, 1923



***bonus quote***
we really have no right to reproach God for having created the world. For Him it was the only possible way of escaping from the accursed void in which He found himself.”
― Leszek Kolakowski ---Born: October 23, 1927


Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

Sarah Josepha Hale
Born: October 24, 1788


Re: Quotable Quotes

“I-scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.”


The justification and the purpose of freedom of speech is not to indulge those who want to speak their minds. It is to prevent error and discover truth. There may be other ways of detecting error and discovering truth than that of free discussion, but so far we have not found them.

Henry Steele Commager
Born: October 25, 1902



***bonus quote***
“How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love.”
— James Beattie --Born‎: ‎25 October 1735


"You can sway a thousand men by prejudice quicker than you can convince one man by logic": Robert A. Heiniein

joyful joyful
Oct '19

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

William Hazlitt

htownguy htownguy
Oct '19

When people treat corruption as a routine part of the process, you have something far worse than wrongdoing or moral failing. You have a political cancer that breeds cynicism about democratic government and infects all of society.

Edward Brooke
Born: October 26, 1919


When boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Owen D. Young
Born: Owen D. Young; October 27, 1874


***bonus quote***
A gentleman does not boast about his junk.
Emily Post---Born: October 27, 1872


"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else",: Les Brown

joyful joyful
Oct '19

If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.

Jonas Salk
Born: October 28, 1914


Love it or Leave It.

I stand for the flag. I kneel for the cross


HL FPS Banners.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Oct '19

“A nation without a religion – that is like a man without breath.”

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.“

Joseph Goebbels
Born: October 29, 1897


***bonus quote***
I'm absolutely convinced that the pleasure of a real scientific insight—it doesn't have to be a great discovery—is like an orgasm.
Carl Djerassi----Born: October 29, 1923


Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know...Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.

“There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.”

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

John Adams
Born: October 30, 1735


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Ayyy"

Henry Winkler as The Fonz


hahhah nice SueR
Henry Winkler - Born: October 30, 1945


Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

John Keats
Born: October 31, 1795

I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.

John Keats


***bonus are you Listening HL quote***
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.

John Keats


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy birthday today to Anthony Kiedis from RHCP!


I enjoy posting the daily birthday quotes and I enjoy hunting until I find a quote that intrigues me in some way. I don't agree with all the quotes I post but the quote in most cases gave me pause to think. I try to go deeper than "you can do it". I guess I like intriguing over inspirational. I try to find a quote that will also give the reader something to think about. The first quote today had me thinking about the lie that is called transgender.

The tendency to conformity in our society is so strong that reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black. This is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.

Solomon Asch
Born: November 1, 1880


the bonus quote made me think of Donald Trump. I'm not anti-Trump at all. The way I see it my life hasn't changed one bit since Trump became President.

***bonus quote***
Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.
Etienne de La Boetie ---Born: November 1, 1530


“The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear.”

- Rose Bird
Born: November 2, 1936


***bonus quote***
“My role isn't to be politically smart. My role is to do what's right under the constitution. And if that's politically unpopular, so be it.” - Rose Bird


*** *** double bonus quote*** ***
“We have probed the earth, excavated it, burned it, ripped things from it, buried things in it.... That does not fit my definition of a good tenant. If we were here on a month-to-month basis, we would have been evicted long ago.”
- Rose Bird


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Half the world's starving; the other half is trying to lose weight." ~ Roseanne Barr

Happy Birthday to Roseanne!


As far as the stars are from the earth, and as different as fire is from water, so much do self-interest and integrity differ.

Lucan
Born: November 3, 39 AD


"Nothing good happens after midnight"

General Grant General Grant
Nov '19

The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.

- Eden Phillpotts
Born: November 4, 1862




***bonus quote***
You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
Eden Phillpotts


Re: Quotable Quotes

In honor of my teenage self's crush, Ralph Macchio, some Karate Kid quotes on his 58th birthday!

"Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don’t know. Never been attacked by a tree"


"Daniel: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?
Miyagi: Canvas. JC Penny. Three ninety-eight. You like?"

"Miyagi: In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate. Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand". Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call karate. "empty hand".
Daniel: I always thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.
Miyagi: You too much TV."

"Sweep the leg!"

"Paint the fence.  Up…down.  Up!  Down!"

And of course......"Wax on. Wax off."


“When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”

Eugene V. Debs
Born On: November 5, 1855




***bonus quote***
“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. . . let us be above such transparent egotism.” Will Durant -- Born On: November 5, 1885


“The difference between hearing and listening is paying attention.”

— Ruth Messinger
Born: November 6, 1940


Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

Robert Anton Wilson


You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement.

Marie Curie
Born: November 7, 1867


It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all it's tainted glory and
still love it.

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

two quotes that sound like ME


How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”

— Bram Stoker
Born: November 8, 1847



***bonus quote***
“I really don’t care what movie stars have to say about life.”
— Morley Safer --Born: November 8, 1931


and then came the internet.......

"Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."


Benjamin Banneker
Born: November 9, 1731


*** bonus quote***
and then came the internet........

All good activities which encourage people to learn how to live with one another pleasantly and to develop a sense of humor improve living.

Leonard Carmichael --Born: November 9, 1898


A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners.Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.

Robert A. Heinlein

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith
Born: November 10, 1728


***bonus quotes***
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.---Oliver Goldsmith


Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.

Alex Trebek


We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Born: November 11, 1821

Because man and woman are the complement of one another, we need woman's thought in national affairs to make a safe and stable government.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Born: November 12, 1815


We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both

Louis Brandeis
Born: November 13, 1856


***bonus quote***
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson --- Born: November 13, 1850


Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharlal Nehru
Born: November 14, 1889



***bonus quote***
The American dream of rags to riches is a dream for a reason - it is hard to achieve; were everyone to do it, it wouldn't be a dream but would rather be reality.

Robert Fulton ---Born: November 14, 1765


Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

Goethe

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Lily Tomlin


The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
Born: November 15, 1741



***bonus quote***
I'm the tower of power, too sweet to be sour. I'm funky like a monkey. Sky's the limit and space is the place!
Macho Man Randy Savage---
Born: November 15, 1952


The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education. ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a “wholesome personality” are inevitably their own.

— Joel H. Hildebrand
Born: November 16, 1881



***bonus quote***
Instead of adjusting students to docile membership in whatever group they happen to be placed, we should equip them to cope with their environment, not be adjusted to it, to be willing to stand alone, if necessary, for what is right and true.
— Joel H. Hildebrand


Re: Quotable Quotes

“I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.”

-- Voltairine de Cleyre

“Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license," and they will define freedom out of existence.”

-- Voltairine de Cleyre

"This is what the government is, has always been, the creator and defender of privilege; the organization of oppression and revenge.

-- Voltairine de Cleyre

“Government is as unreal, as intangible, as unapproachable as God.
-- Voltairine de Cleyre

“The paramount question of the day is not political, is not religious, but is economic. The crying-out demand of today is for a circle of principles that shall forever make it impossible for one man to control another by controlling the means of his existence.”
-- Voltairine de Cleyre

***final CBGB favorite de Cleyre quote***

“If the believers in liberty wish the principles of liberty taught, let them never intrust that instruction to any government; for the nature of government is to become a thing apart, an institution existing for its own sake, preying upon the people, and teaching whatever will tend to keep it secure in its seat.”
-- Voltairine de Cleyre


Re: Quotable Quotes

If I am to be a chauvinist pig, I want to be the number one pig.

~Bobby Riggs

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.

~Billie Jean King


Whatchya got for us today CBGB?


that was a good movie SueR



Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a balance of terror is still terror.


— George Wald
Born: November 18, 1906


***bonus quote***
Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me.

Sojourner Truth ---Born: November 18, 1797 ..... maybe


“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”

Billy Sunday
Born: November 19, 1862

“The reason you don't like the Bible, you old sinner, is because it knows all about you.” --- Billy Sunday

“Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in. --- Billy Sunday

*** bonus CBGB favorite Billy Sunday quote***
“Listen, I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist, I'll butt it as long as I've got a head, and I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth. And when I'm old, fistless, footless, and toothless, I'll gum it till I go home to glory and it goes home to perdition.”
― Billy Sunday


If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag wash it.

Norman Thomas
Born: November 20, 1884



***bonus quote***
The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

Norman Thomas


In America the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.

Oscar Wilde

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

I love autumn, but I'm not liking it get so dark (and so cold) so early.


“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”

— Voltaire
Born: November 21, 1694

Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money. Voltaire


Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

Benjamin Franklin

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

André Gide
Born: November 22, 1869




***bonus quote***
“ I wish for nothing beyond her smile, and to Walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a Sun-warmed, flower-bordered path!” --André Gide


If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

Frabces Hodgson Burnett

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

I haven't done a "this reminds me of HL" quote in a while........enjoy


Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.

- Franklin Pierce
Born: November 23, 1804


***bonus quote***
when on leaving office in 1857, someone asked him what he was going to do now. Pierce is quoted as saying:
"There's nothing left to do but get drunk."


I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it.

Raymond Chandler

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”

— Laurence Sterne
Born: November 24, 1713

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
— Laurence Sterne


***bonus quote***
A strong reputation is like a good bonfire. When you have one kindled it's easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes.”
Zachary Taylor---Born: November 24, 1784


Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

Shakespeare

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.


Helen Gahagan Douglas
Born: November 25, 1900, Boonton, NJ


“You cannot barter security for freedom, or freedom for security.”
— Helen Gahagan Douglas


***bonus quote***
The stars are shining for you
And just like me I'm sure that they adore you
Baby baby
Go walkin through the forest
The birds above are singin you a chorus
Stop for a minute
Baby, they're so glad you're mine
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby, I realized that there's just no gettin over you
Baby baby
In any kind of weather
I'm here for you always and forever

Amy Grant - - Born: November 25, 1960


Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.

William Cowper
Born: November 26, 1731

“The darkest day if you live till tomorrow will have past away.” --William Cowper

“When we don't pray, we quit the fight. Prayer keeps the Christian's armor bright. And Satan trembles when he sees. The weakest saint upon his knees.”--William Cowper

“The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.”--William Cowper

“Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.”--William Cowper

and lastly the ***CBGB fave bonus quote***
“They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.”--William Cowper
William Cowper, truly a Rasta


from "A" weed, cbgb. Not "from weed". Hahaha


“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look has to do with how you feel about yourself and your life,”

~Tina Turner


Beauty and folly are old companions.

Benjamin Franklin

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

Profane swearing never did any man any good. No man in the richer or wiser or happier for it.

Robert Lowth
Born: November 27, 1710



***bonus quote***
A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey. ---Chaim Weizmann Born: November 27, 1874


In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

Voltaire

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

SueR, your above-average Rastas can harvest honey from weed; I believe they call it hashish (-,

ianimal ianimal
Nov '19

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

— John Bunyan
Born: November 28, 1628.


***bonus quote***
Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice. The universal and absolute law is that natural justice which cannot be written down, but which appeals to the hearts of all. We need religion for religions's sake, morality for morality's sake and art for art's sake.
Victor Cousin-- Born: November 28, 1792


Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.

Lucy Maud Montgomery
Born: November 30, 1874


***bonus quote***
You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday
Jonathan Swift --Born: November 30, 1667

***bonus Swift explains CBGB quote***
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Jonathan Swift


Hahhah, I was a day early

“I like good strong words that mean something…”

Louisa May Alcott
Born: November 29, 1832


***bonus quote***
One does not export democracy in an armored vehicle.

Jacques Chirac Born: November 29, 1932


Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

htownguy htownguy
Nov '19

I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.

I try not to drink too much because when I'm drunk, I bite.

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?

Bette Midler


“There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.”

— Rex Stout
Born: December 1, 1886


***bonus quote***
“History is the propaganda of the victors.” — Ernst Toller Born: December 1, 1893


I was a big Nero Wolfe fan as a kid... thanks for the Rex Stout quote, CBGB.

ianimal ianimal
Dec '19

Keep cooking like that and you may become like Nero..... ;-)

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Dec '19

The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it. If you can't top it, laugh at it. If you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.

- Russell Lynes
Born: December 2, 1910


***bonus quote***
I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
Russell Lynes


Is this one about FaceBook?

It's better to be respected by one reasonable man than thousands of idiots

Hryhorii Skovoroda
Born: December 3, 1722



***bonus quote***
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad --Born: December 3, 1857


Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement.

Christian Slater

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.

Will Rogers

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Dec '19

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.

Rainer Maria Rilke
Born: December 4, 1875



***bonus quote***
Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult.
Andre Marrou --Born: December 4, 1938


The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.

Martin Van Buren
Born: December 5, 1782

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
Martin Van Buren

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
Martin Van Buren


I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer
Born: December 6, 1886


from my brother's 90 year young mother in law:
God bless the flexible for they are never bent out of shape.

4catmom 4catmom
Dec '19

"Keep cooking like that and you may become like Nero..... ;-) "

I'm becoming more like Archie Goodwin than Nero Wolfe as a result of that cooking (-;

ianimal ianimal
Dec '19

ianimal - What makes you think it was Wolfe he was talking about. ;-)


Because I can't imagine how my cooking would make me kill my mother and burn Rome to the ground?

ianimal ianimal
Dec '19

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.

Cervantes

All the bad things that have ever happened to me have always happened in Rome.

Richard Burton

Oddly enough, I'm not religious, but I'm also fond of St Peter' in Rome. When I'm there, I always know there's a good meal not far away.

Jonathan Pryce

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

Love all , Trust few , Follow one , Hate none.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Born: December 7, 1921



***bonus quote***
People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again—but it finds a tougher surface. Willa Cather --- Born: December 7, 1873


Ah....but which Archie Goodwin; player, writer, or detective? And is “that cooking” that cooking, this cooking, or Mother killing Rome burning cooking. Because now, that’s really cooking up a storm, that cooking is.

A question wrapped in a enigma.....sort of like cbgb’s last quote set. Makes no sense whatsoever.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Dec '19

Strangerdanger

The quote set makes perfect sense to me, the connection between them obviously mainly being the birth dates of the authors. The sayings themselves make lots of sense, though I wonder whether Willa Cather's was inspired by the pain of childbirth, the pain of having a miscarriage, the death(s) of a loved one or loved ones, or some other great misfortune.

Thanks for piquing my curiosity again cbgb!

Edit: I see it's from the book "The Song of The Lark" and the context is of leaving her family and hometown (by herself on a train) in which she apparently feels stifled and trapped to go to back to Chicago where she apparently has a struggle in store but one she will never allow to drive her back to her hometown.

It's definitely on the "to read" list now.

Phil D. Phil D.
Dec '19

Sunday, December 7th, 1041 - a date that will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

IMO, sometimes a pain is worse the second time around. That’s what threw me.

And I am sorry, but IMO the first one isbogud all around.

Love all - noble sentiment but I know of only a few, maybe one person that pulled this off.
Trust few - seems a bit harsh
Follow one - hmmmm. Not two?
Hate none - sort of meaningless given the first....

Imo. Hope that clarifies.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Dec '19

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


Abraham Lincoln
16th President
of the United States

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Dec '19

Thanks Phil, I enjoy doing the daily Birthday quotes and glad to hear you enjoy them as well.

William Shakespeare wrote " Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none"
Maybe the Swami was writing his own version of that quote.

anywee on to today's Birthday quotes

Many species of wit are quite mechanical; these are the favorites of witlings, whose fame in words scarce outlives the remembrance of their funeral ceremonies.

Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
Born: December 8, 1728


***bonus quote***
“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.”
— James Thurber --Born: December 8, 1894


And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:3

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

„The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.“

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin
Born: December 9, 1842


***bonus quote***

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.--from Paradise Lost
John Milton --- Born: December 9, 1608


“With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.”

— William Lloyd Garrison
Born: December 10, 1805

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?”
— William Lloyd Garrison

“That which is not just is not law.”
— William Lloyd Garrison

“My crime is that I will not go with the multitude to do evil. My singularity is that when I say that freedom is of God and slavery is of the devil, I mean just what I say. My fanaticism is that I insist on the American people abolishing slavery, or ceasing to prate on the rights of man.”
— William Lloyd Garrison

“There is no safety where there is no strength; no strength without Union; no Union without justice; no justice where faith and truth are wanting. The right to be free is a truth planted in the hearts of men.” — William Lloyd Garrison


I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.”.
— William Lloyd Garrison


Re: Quotable Quotes

So true.

srangerdanger srangerdanger
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Like this one?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

"Madonna has some good songs but she goes too far with the sexy image."

"Personally, I don't see myself as a sex symbol, but when people say that I get very proud, because I think people's sexuality is something very important."

"I am what I am, I am not afraid of what I am, or of people's perception of me."

"Without daring to make enemies, you have no real friends in the end."

"I think everyone should go to therapy."


Marie Fredriksson from Roxette (passed away yesterday at the age of 61)


Re: Quotable Quotes

And I thought it was the archetype alliteration.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.

Ellen Key
Born: December 11, 1849

The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human. ---Ellen Key

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
-----Ellen Key


Re: Quotable Quotes

As you may have guessed, I like this guy......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Sometimes, I think he's talking directly to me.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

CBGB

James Thurber was definitely the "South Parkish" writer of his day methinks, just as Mark Twain/Sam Clemens was in his. Irreverent insofar as poking fun at many of societies absurdities, foibles and profundities, but done so in an insightful manner. Two of my favorites!

John Milton, on the other hand, was my nemesis in AP English in High School where we read and studied "Paradise Lost", breaking it down, etc. Unfortunately, got me tossed out of NHS after a marking period during wrestling season where I went down to a 64. Had to quit wrestling, but was at 100 the next marking period. Personally I'd rather read John Stuart Mill's essays (which I did for my own fun reading in HS too).

Phil D. Phil D.
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

and oddly enough Paradise Lost was a Jeopardy answer that night


“From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”

— Edvard Munch
Born: December 12, 1863

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Gustave Flaubert ---Born: December 12, 1821




***bonus quote***
AAAAAHHHHHHHH — Edvard Munch


Use a cocktail stick.

Gordon Ramsey

Roywhite Roywhite
Dec '19

O, do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks! Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle. But you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks
Born: December 13, 1835



***bonus quote***
“Everyman is me. I am his brother. No man is my enemy. I am Everyman and he is in and of me. This is my faith, my strength, my deepest hope, and my only belief.”
— Kenneth Patchen--- Born: December 13, 1911


The right to criticize: the right to hold unpopular beliefs; the right to protest; the right of independent thought. The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood.

Margaret Chase Smith
Born: December 14, 1897


***bonus quote***
"Oops" -- Bill Buckner - Born: December 14, 1949


Re: Quotable Quotes

And The Gates of Hell can be found at the Rodin Museum, Phili.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

So here's what to think about......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”

— Muriel Rukeyser
Born: December 15, 1913


***bonus quote***
“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.” –Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Born: December 15, 1896


Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?

George Whitefield
Born: December 16, 1714

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers.---George Whitefield

Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.--George Whitefield

It is better to wear out than to rust out.- George Whitefield


"An obstacle
is often a stepping stone."
- Prescott

JUNE STUBER JUNE STUBER
Dec '19

"You can have anything
you want if you are
willing to give up the belief
that you can't have it."
- Robert Anthony

JUNE STUBER JUNE STUBER
Dec '19

“A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near
A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year.
These make a merry christmas!”

John Greenleaf Whittier
Born: December 17, 1807



***bonus quote***
You may be witty but John Greenleaf was Whittier
---just something I remember


Re: Quotable Quotes

Here's the best quote covering all the others......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Although now he's just getting cocky….that's enough from you for awhile.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Mark Twain

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

I just came across this and I like it. :)
Hmmm, that name sounds familiar. Haha


I have been watching the television series Mindhunter so today's birthday quote is from that show

“One side of me says, I'd like to talk to her, date her. The other side of me says, I wonder what her head would look like on a stick?”

-- Edmund Kemper
Born: December 18, 1948


***bonus quote***
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
Joseph Stalin ---Born: December 18, 1878


“History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.”

Carter Godwin Woodson
Born: December 19, 1875

or in other words

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.

Carter G. Woodson


“Tolerance always has limits – it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.”

— Sidney Hook
Born: December 20, 1902


***bonus quote***

“Racism is to the current era what unAmericanism was to the Fifties: a curse word that provides a handy substitute for logical thought.”
— Steve Sailer---Born: December 20, 1958


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!"

Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys

Happy Birthday Kiefer!!


It is dangerous for men in power if no one dares to tell them when they go wrong.

– Thomas Becket
Born: December 21, 1118


***bonus quote***
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
---Benjamin Disraeli---Born December 21, 1804


We are just statistics, born to consume resources.

Horace

htownguy htownguy
Dec '19

Life is the game that must be played: This truth at least, good friends, we know; So live and laugh, nor be dismayed As one by one the phantoms go.

- Edwin Arlington Robinson
Born: December 22, 1869


“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.”
— Edwin Arlington Robinson



***bonus quote***
Dumb Dora is so dumb! --- Gene Rayburn Born: December 22, 1917


The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Helmut Schmidt
Born: December 23, 1918


People who have visions should go see a doctor.
Helmut Schmidt


'Good questions get good answers'. Unknown.

MeisterNJ MeisterNJ
Dec '19

A perfect answer to any question: "it depends."

Try it, works better than adding "between the sheets" to any Chinese fortune cookie message.

Many different people, many variations.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Dec '19

“We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know.”

Matthew Arnold
Born: December 24, 1822

***bonus quote***
Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.
---Matthew Arnold


This is my favorite thread so far! Going to revisit often to see the new postings when they come.

Hayley Hayley
Dec '19

"If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost eternally."

-- Angelus Silesius
Born: December 25, 1624


or
Christ could be born a thousand times in Galilee - but all in vain until He is born in me.---Angelus Silesius


No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature, to strengthen it is to be a good citizen, to do more than your share under it is noble.

Isaiah Bowman
Born: December 26, 1878


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy Birthday to Stan Lee.


give this quote a "like" on facebook

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

Johannes Kepler
Born: December 27, 1571



An honest brew makes its own friends.

John Molson

Born: December 28, 1763


"Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"...: Joshua J. Marine

joyful joyful
Dec '19

Re: Quotable Quotes

Ted Danson turns 72 today! CHEERS is one of my all time favorite shows, I watch it every night!


"Looking out at the ocean, it's easy to feel small - and to imagine all your troubles, suddenly insignificant, slipping away. Earth's seven oceans seem vast and impenetrable, but a closer look tells another story." ~Ted Danson

"I am forever grateful for Cheers." ~Ted Danson


“Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.”

— William Gaddis
Born: December 29, 1922



***bonus quote***
“As long as there is this book [the Quran], there will be no peace in the world.”
Born: December 29, 1809


"I leave you my dream" Osho 1990


“The pessimist is the man who believes things couldn’t possibly be worse, to which the optimist replies: ‘Oh yes they could!’”

— Vladimir Bukovsky
Born: December 30, 1942

I forgot to credit the bonus quote yesterday
William Ewart Gladstone
Former British Prime Minister


"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt..that's real power." : Clint Eastwood

joyful joyful
Dec '19

“The rocks will melt with the sun before tuition fees are introduced in Scotland.”

— Alex Salmond
Born: December 31, 1954

USA has the GI bill. Serve your country and your country will serve you.--CBGB---


***bonus quote***
“I judge a woman and a horse by the same criteria: legs, head and rear end.”
— Elizabeth Arden---Born: December 31, 1884


"There are no regrets in life". "Just lessons": Jennifer Aniston

joyful joyful
Dec '19

Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent, or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good. There is no self-confidence to compare with this.

Huldrych Zwingli
Born: January 1, 1484


"Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them."

Thérèse de Lisieux
Born: January 2, 1873

***bonus quote***
The finest amusements are the most pointless ones.
- Jacques Chardonne ---Born: January 2, 1884


*** ***double bonus quote*** ***
There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.
Robert Nathan ---Born: January 2, 1894


“A lot of clever people have got everything except judgement”

Clement Attlee
Born: January 3, 1883




***bonus quote***
“If you begin to consider yourself solely responsible to a political party, you're half-way to a dictatorship.” --- Clement Attlee


I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

Everett Dirksen
Born: January 4, 1896

Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, and those in cemeteries.
Everett Dirksen


The oil can is mightier than the sword.
Everett Dirksen


Re: Quotable Quotes

The music of your youth stays with you throughout your life.

Dick Clark


Without music, life would be a mistake.

Nietzsche

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

“Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.”

— Stephen Decatur
Born: January 5, 1779


Right is right even if no one else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.

Saint Augustine.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.

Charles Sumner
Born: January 6, 1811


“The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.”
— Charles Sumner

The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come.
Charles Sumner


I have fought a long battle with slavery; and I confess my solicitude when I see any thing that looks like concession to it. It is not enough to show me that a measure is expedient: you must show me also that it is right. Ah, sir, can any thing be expedient which is not right? From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials: it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles. It cannot be found by inserting in your constitution the disfranchisement of a race.

Charles Sumner --- the nation's ardent abolitionist.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.

Millard Fillmore
Born: January 7, 1800


The nourishment from barbecue is palatable.
Millard Fillmore

although not likely an accurate quote, I like it. the likely quote is his last words said presumably in reference to some soup he was being fed

The nourishment is palatable


“The only devil from which men must be redeemed is self, the lower self. If man would find his devil he must look within; his name is self. If man would find his savior he must look within; and when the demon self has been dethroned the savior, Love, will be exulted to the throne of power.”


Noble Drew Ali
Born: January 8, 1886


Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.

Tennessee Williams

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.

— Carrie Chapman Catt
Born: January 9, 1859

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
Carrie Chapman Catt

In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less. ---Carrie Chapman Catt


***bonus quote***
The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.

Simone de Beauvoir
Born: January 9, 1908


Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

htownguy you were a day early
Sir John Dalberg-Acton ---Born: January 10, 1834


“There is a pattern to American life that what is avant-garde becomes commonplace. The mass market eventually assimilates that which is innovative or revolutionary.”

— Al Goldstein
Born: January 10, 1936


***bonus quote***
What does the corpse care who was right and who was wrong?
Manuel Azana ---Born: January 10, 1880


Well, my friend, this earth will one day become that cold corpse; it will become uninhabitable and uninhabited like the moon, which has lost all its vital heat.

Jules Verne

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Asked what the J in his middle name is for:
“Genius”
Replied the Donald

Read on the internet so who knows if its true, if not I’ll move it to Friday funnies

Roywhite Roywhite
Jan '20

The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.


Alexander Hamilton
Birth Date: January 11, 1755


***bonus quote***
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Alexander Hamilton


Alexander Hamilton

The man who saw the potential of Paterson Falls. The National Historic Park's facebook page posted a picture of his statue that's at the Falls in honor of his birthday today.

Phil D. Phil D.
Jan '20

“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.”

Hamilton

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

Jack London
Born: January 12, 1876

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.--Jack London


But I am I. And I won't subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind
Jack London


“Intelligent men are cruel. Stupid men are monstrously cruel. ”
Jack London

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest.

George Gurdjieff
Born: January 13, 1866


***bonus quote***
“God must like to get off by Himself sometimes and caper. Must get mighty tiresome, keepin' tally on folks and gettin' the sun up and tuckin' it in bed and bringin' the rain on and all, and all the time actin' stiff and proper.
A.B. Guthrie Jr---- Born: January 13, 1901

*** *** double bonus quote*** ***
“The only absolute truth is that there are no absolute truths.”
— Paul Feyerabend----Born: January 13, 1924


“That's the trouble with thoughtlessness; it never remembers other people.”

― Thornton W. Burgess
Born: January 14, 1874



***bonus quote***
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer
Born: January 14, 1875


THE BEST ONE YET!!!

"Getting offended by something posted on the Internet is like choosing to step in dog manure instead of walking around it." : Author Unknown

joyful joyful
Jan '20

“The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.”

Gamal Abdel Nasser
Born: January 15, 1918


***bonus quote***
I think I'm a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don't only believe in God, I know there's God.
Ernest Gaines ---Born: January 15, 1933


I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated His ability.

Oscar Wilde

Totally irreverent but then Wilde always was !

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert W. Service
Born: January 16, 1874


***bonus quote***
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.
Robert W. Service


Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

Jon Locke

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”

Benjamin Franklin
Born: January 17, 1706


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy Birthday to the funny and talented Betty White who turns 98 today! Wow! I loved her in Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland, and seeing the true her on many old game shows. And what a mouth on her as she got older!! (Or maybe she always had it!) LoL. :)

"People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends. I’d need an Ouija board. " — Betty White

"Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you want to be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding." — Betty White

"Get at least eight hours of beauty sleep. Nine if you’re ugly." — Betty White

"It’s your Outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our every day lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver." — Betty White


Love your post...SueR!!!! Your friend.. "Rose"

joyful joyful
Jan '20

now there is the best one yet!!
thanks for a very hearty laugh SueR and Betty White


A great, great deal has been said about the weather, but very little has ever been done.

Mark Twain

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow !!

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning...look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.

Bernie Glassman
Born: January 18, 1939


“The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal"


Auguste Comte
Born: January 19, 1798

***bonus quote***
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
- Lysander Spooner---- Born: January 19, 1808


One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.

James Polk

Hmmm....

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

“There is a gentle element, and man may breathe it with a calm, unruffled soul, and drink its living waters, till his heart is pure; and this is human happiness.”

— Nathaniel Parker Willis
Born: January 20, 1806


We are put on this earth to have a good time. This makes other people feel good. And the cycle continues.

Wolfman Jack
Born: January 21, 1938


***bonus quote***
Half the time I feel like I'm appealing to the downer freaks out there. We start to play one downer record after another until I begin to get down myself. Give me something from 1960 or something; let me get up again. The music of today is for downer freaks, and I'm an upper.
- Wolfman Jack


If music be the food of love, play on.

Shakespeare

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

“We get too soon old and too late smart”.

Gordon Livingston wrote books, using this quote. I don’t think he’s the original author, though.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Jan '20

Guilty-Remnant - That saying has been quoted in Pennsylvania German for at least 300 years. It's supposed to predate the migration to PA so must be at least 400 or more years old.


“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”

Albert Einstein...although, there’s some disputes about the author.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Jan '20

Oh..Thanks GC. No wonder I didn’t know the author. :-)

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Jan '20

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

Lord Byron
Born: January 22, 1788


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
Lord Byron

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Lord Byron

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
Lord Byron

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
Lord Byron

and lastly

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.

Lord Byron


“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
Ivan The Great, Ivan III, Ivan Turgenev
Born 1.22.1440

Bonus quote
“We sit in the mud, my friend, and reach for the stars.”

SD Speical
"Ivan to be alone"
"OK, would $10 do?"
Ba dumb bump

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.

Carl Sandburg

Life is made up of marble and mud.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Potter Stewart
Born: January 23, 1915

Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
Potter Stewart


***bonus quote***
Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures, because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.
Potter Stewart


No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.

Margaret Sanger

We don't like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.

Marilyn Manson

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

“Hey, get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around because twos a crowd.
On my cloud, baby”

Richards/Jagger

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

“It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war.”


Frederick the Great
Born: January 24, 1712


***bonus quote***
I storm and I roar, and I fall in a rage,
And missing my whore, I bugger my page.
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset
Born: January 24, 1638


Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?

Steven Wright

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Do you know what they call hills in Florida?
Bridges...…


Tour Guide who sounds and delivers JUST like Steven Wright.....

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

"Joy comes to us in ordinary moments." "We risk missing out when we get busy chasing down the extraordinary.": Brene Brown

joyful joyful
Jan '20

I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.

Gloria Naylor
Born: January 25, 1950


***bonus quote***
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

- William Somerset Maugham
Born: January 25, 1874


How can you be two places at once when you're really not anywhere at all?

Firesign Theater.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

“The brain, knowing that a person can’t live forever in this world, rationalizes a future, or other-dimensional, world in which immortality is possible. In other words, religion is the earliest form of science fiction.”


— Philip José Farmer
Born: January 26, 1918


***bonus quote***

“Confucius once said that a bear could not fart at the North Pole without causing a big wind in Chicago.”
— Philip José Farmer


"That's just a two-bit ring from a Crackerback jox."
"She's no fun. She fell right over."
"Antelope Freeway, one half mile."
"What kind of chump do you take me for?" "First class."
"You can wait here in the sitting room, or you can sit here in the waiting room."

Firesign Theater.

If you know that, you know what it means.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

Funny bonus quote CBGB!

I believe he also said......


Today on The Biography Channel: Wally Shawn in "The Life and Times of Philip José Farmer"???


hahhah too funny SueR
and thanks for the tip GC, the program was excellent !

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright.

Samuel Gompers
Born: January 27, 1850


“What made America great was her ability to transform her own dream into hope for all mankind.”

-- Nicolas Sarkozy
Born: January 28, 1955

***bonus quote***
I respect a man who can recognize a quotation. It's a dying art.

David Lodge ---Born: January 28, 1935


"L o s A n g e l i s: he walks again by night. out of the fog and into the smog (cough cough) Relentlessly, ruthlessly, (“I wonder where Ruth is”) doggedly (ruff, ruff) toward his weekly meeting with the unknown.

At 4th and Drucker he turns left, at Drucker and 4th he turns right,

he crosses McArthur Park & walks into a great sandstone building!
(oh my nose!)

Groping for the door he steps inside (telephones starts ringing) climbs the 13 steps to his office. he walks in, he’s ready for mystery, he’s ready for excitement, he’s ready for anything he’s…

Stranger Danger Third Eye!
(telephone ring, ring)

Telephone Person: Hi um I’d like to order a pizza to go and no anchovies

SD: No Anchovies? You got the wrong man I spell my name Danger! (Click)

Telephone Person: What?"

With minor apologies to The Firesign Theatre

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy Birthday today to one of my all time favorite singers, Sarah McLachlan!

"I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next."

Sarah McLachlan

"I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence."

Sarah McLachlan

"Music is very nebulous, and you can conjure up a lot of moods with music. But lyrics - they're a lot more tangible. They're much more specific. And you want to say something meaningful and creative and artistic and that tells a story and that takes people someplace else."

Sarah McLachlan

"In a sense, I'm always hearing music of some sort, whether it's people talking or surface noise or whatever, because there is no privacy. So when I'm by myself, I just kind of like to be and reflect, and I can't do that when I'm listening to music. Because it's someone else's reflections, not mine."

Sarah McLachlan

"There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that's harder than others."

Sarah McLachlan


True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.

Emanuel Swedenborg
Born: January 29, 1688

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love, for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven, such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
Emanuel Swedenborg

Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own.

Emanuel Swedenborg


Our quotable story continues:

SD: "OK! When I hit the street the rain had turned LA into a mud river. It was a short swim Down Al Dorado to my Convertible. I had to get to Santa Barbara in a big hurry! As I whipped onto Monhollen Drive the lights were just twinkling on across the San Ferdanino Valley. I could barely make Them out through the driving rain, then a hard right now Big Chuchunga Canyon. My Tires squealed as I hit several people, a right, a left, a left, another right, a left to the Body a right and into a gas station! Hey Pop!

Alright Alright hold your horses I'm coming! There you are

SD: Where am I?

You cant get there from here

SD: But I’m looking for the same old place

Oh my must mean the Old Same Place sonny, its right out back! Here’s the key (Clunk)"

To give you an idea: http://firesigntheatre.com/media/audvid/bod1.mp3

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Los Angeles is just New York lying down.

Quentin Crisp

You know, you're really nobody in LA unless you live in a house with a really big door.

Steve Martin

htownguy htownguy
Jan '20

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

Walter Savage Landor
Born: January 30, 1775

A man's vanity tells him what is honor, a man's conscience what is justice.
Walter Savage Landor

***bonus quote***

“There is no more certain sign of a narrow mind, of stupidity, and of arrogance, than to stand aloof from those who think differently from us.”

— Walter Savage Landor


Wonder how far a loof is......

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
Jan '20

John Joseph Lydon aka Johnny Rotten
(born 31 January 1956)

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Good night!
John Lydon

It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest.
John Lydon

I have one major problem with the internet: It's full of liars.
John Lydon

There's nothing glorious in dying. Anyone can do it.
John Lydon

Americans aren't at all like they're misrepresented through their politicians.
John Lydon


and lastly even though John can go on and on................

These days young kids don't have any place to form an epic adventure. It's more often in front of the TV screen or a laptop. That's very hard on them. They're being taught daily unsocial skills. Facebook is an unsocial skill. It's so sad.

John Lydon


“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

General James Mattis (quote in reference to the Iraq fiasco to those deployed in Afghanistan)


As our quotable story continues...….

"Four hours later I parked my car in the carriage house and (footsteps) walked up a grey gravel driveway between a line of dwarf maples towards the pillared entrance of the Same Mansion. It had been snowing in Santa Barbara ever since the top of the page and I had to shake the cornstarch off my mukluks as I lifted the heavy obsidian doorknocker. Hey in there... open up. Your doorknocker fell off.

(door open) What's all this brouhaha?

SD: Brouhaha? Ha ha ha...

Ha ha ha ha ha....(door close)

SD: Wait...Wait a minute. Don't you want this doorknocker?

I already have one.

SD: But this is yours....

You see? I told you. We use to have another one but he vanished mysteriously. (door open) All right, come in out of the cornstarch and dry your mukluks by the fire. (fire/cellophane/door close) Let me introduce myself. I am StrangerDanger.

SD: No, let me introduce myself. I am StrangerDanger.

If you're so smart, why don't you pick up your cues faster?"

Firesign Theater

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Jan '20

Education has now become the chief problem of the world, its one holy cause. The nations that see this will survive, and those that fail to do so will slowly perish. . . . There must be re-education of the will and of the heart as well as of the intellect; and the ideals of service must supplant those of selfishness and greed.

G. Stanley Hall
Born: February 1, 1846

America are you listening? -- CBGB

***bonus quote***
“Dancing is imperatively needed to give poise to the nerves, schooling to the emotions, strength to the will, and to harmonize the feelings and the intellect with the body that supports them.”
— G. Stanley Hall

***bonus CBGB quote***
I'm a dancing fool.


The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop.

And-

You live as long as you dance.

Rudolph Nureyev

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

Havelock Ellis
Born: February 2, 1859


***bonus quotes***
“Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.”
— Judith Viorst --
Born: February 2, 1931

“For some it takes a lifetime to find true love, But for the lucky ones a lifetime is merely enough to share the love they’ve found.”
— Judith Viorst


You may be a redneck if . . your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.

Jeff Foxworthy

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

todays Birthdays quotes come from two people who both died young

Simone Weil Born: February 3, 1909

34 when she died The coroner's report said that "the deceased did kill and slay herself by refusing to eat whilst the balance of her mind was disturbed
in a biography of Simone this was written.
"As for her death, whatever explanation one may give of it will amount in the end to saying that she died of love"

and here is the Simone Weil birthday quote of the day

God's love for us is not the reason for which we should love him. God's love for us is the reason for us to love ourselves.

Simone Weil
Born: February 3, 1909

Georg Trakl Born: February 3, 1887 died of a cocaine overdose at 27

“A world without fairy tales and myths would be as drab as life without music”
― Georg Trakl
Born: February 3, 1887


"Keep life moving forward...looking backward is only for time travelers': Rachel O. Washington

joyful joyful
Feb '20

You can only look forward as far as you can look back.

Raymond Dart
Born: February 4, 1893


***bonus quote***
Being desirous of allaying the dissensions of party strife now existing within our realm, I do hereby dissolve and abolish the Democratic and Republican parties, and also do hereby decree the disfranchisement and imprisonment, for not more than 10, nor less than five, years, to all persons leading to any violation of this our imperial decree.

Emperor Norton
Born: February 4, 1818

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/norton.html


CBGB: weak tea today.....

"You can only look forward as far as you can look back." In what universe does this make any sense whatsoever.....

Emperor Norton ---- thank you. I feel better now about the Nick Danger quotable story…..think both are on the same plane of reality.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

William S. Burroughs
Born: February 5, 1914

Smash the control images. Smash the control machine.
William S. Burroughs

We must all face the fact that our leaders are certifiably insane or worse
William S. Burroughs

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
- William S. Burroughs


“I bear my burden proudly for all to see, to conquer prejudice and ignorance and hate with knowledge and sincerity and love. Whenever you are threatened by a hostile presence, you emit a thick cloud of love like an octopus squirts out ink...”

— William S. Burroughs.


While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Ronald Reagan
Born: February 6, 1911



Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Ronald Reagan

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
Ronald Reagan

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

Ronald Reagan


"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart": Eleanor Roosevelt

joyful joyful
Feb '20

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Confucius

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

Zsa Zsa Gábor's birthday today. She lived to the age of 99!

"One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears."

"How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?"

"The only place men want depth in their women is in their décolletage."

"I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?"

"Diamonds are a girl's best friend and dogs are a man's best friend. Now you know which sex has more sense."

~Zsa Zsa Gábor


Having been engaged rather a lot of times, Zsa Zsa Gabor was asked whether a lady should give back the ring. Her answer? " Of course dahlink, but first, you take out all the diamonds."

That's great !

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Sinclair Lewis
Born: February 7, 1885

“Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.” Sinclair Lewis

“Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.” Sinclair Lewis

“We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.” Sinclair Lewis



***bonus quote***

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler
Born: February 7, 1870


The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

There is a great deal of advertising that is much better than the product.When that happens, all that the good advertising will do is put you out of business faster.

Jerry Della Femina

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Mark Twain

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

We usually forget that apart from making a living on this earth, human beings live in societies and these societies have cultures. It is only through having cultures that mankind on this earth has an ordered and meaningful life. Music and drama are two of the many important manifestation of a culture. They are important because they represent the expressions emanating from the power of human artistic creativity

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Born: February 8, 1903

In the old days people never bothered about what others did, so long as they were free to do what they liked themselves. Today, one cannot sneeze without being corrected, let alone enjoy oneself. That's what politics have done to our society
Tunku Abdul Rahman


Re: Quotable Quotes

Sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness.

William Henry Harrison
Born: February 9, 1773



***bonus quote***
Sexual love is the most stupendous fact of the universe, and the most magical mystery our poor blind senses know.

—Amy Lowell
Born: February 9, 1874


It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Albert Einstein

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!

William Allen White
Born: February 10, 1868

We say that money talks, but it speaks a broken, poverty-stricken language. Hearts talk better, clearer, and with wider intelligence.
William Allen White

and lastly.....

Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easily - certainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasn't enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay.

William Allen White


Re: Quotable Quotes

Love the butterfly quote CBGB! (and the bonus quote :) ) Which brings me to these.....

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory."~Gary Zukav

"I would say things like ‘I am the greatest! I’m pretty! If you talk jive, you’ll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I’m pretty!’ When white people heard me talking like this, some said, ‘That black man talks too much. He’s bragging.’ " ~Muhammad Ali


“Donkeys like being touched in the direction their hair grows, otherwise, they’ll kick you.”

dodgebaal dodgebaal
Feb '20

The price of love is only love, ... one must love if one desires to be loved.

Honore d'Urfe
Born: February 11, 1568

How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.

Basil Moreau
Born: February 11, 1799

***bonus awesome sauce quote***

“Live, don't know how long,
And die, don't know when;
Must go, don't know where;
I am astonished I am so cheerful.”


― Patrick Leigh Fermor
Born: February 11, 1915


The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.

Eugene Ionesco

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Abraham Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.

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.


I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.


The quality of mercy is not strained
It droppeth like the gentle rain from heaven

Shakespeare

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

And he loved her, both for her fault and her redemption of it, more than he had ever thought that he could love her; for he had believed that in their kiss love had reached its uttermost. But love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest.

Eleanor Farjeon
Born: February 13, 1881

***bonus quote***
Morning has broken
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.

Eleanor Farjeon


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Happy Valentine's Day

Irving Gordon
Born: February 14, 1915

Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUMoiU3h750


Re: Quotable Quotes

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

~Judy Garland


"The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

“Two things form the bedrock of any open society — freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country."
Salman Rushdie

“When political leaders set a negative example, professional commitments to just practice become more important. It is hard to subvert a rule-of-law state without lawyers, or to hold show trials without judges. Authoritarians need obedient civil servants, and concentration camp directors seek businessmen interested in cheap labor.”
Timothy Synder

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Charles Dickens

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

"Who's more foolish......the fool or the fool who follows him?"
Obi-wan Kenobi

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant."
Aesop

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
John Adams

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.

Albert Camus

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.

Abigail Adams

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

CBGB

You mean Eleanor Farjeon wrote the Cat Steven's song 90 years or so before he sang it or was he just inspired by her since her lyrics/poem were out of copyright?

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

here you go Phil
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Has_Broken



Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does.

— Cyrus McCormick
Born: February 15, 1809


***bonus quote***

“The greatest influences in the life of a boy are his toys,Yet through the toys American manufacturers are turning out, he gets both fun and an education. The American boy is a genuine boy and wants genuine toys."
Alfred Carlton Gilbert
Born: February 15, 1884


CBGB

I should have realized there'd be tons written about it, but I was distracted by other events. Should've thought to look it up. Very interesting history, including Rick Wakeman's involvement. Thanks!

Phil D. Phil D.
Feb '20

Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life

Nichiren
Born: February 16, 1222


***bonus quote***
Whether one has wealth or not, no treasure exceeds the one called life
Nichiren


The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.

Jackie Robinson

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Born: February 17, 1879

I never heard of anybody who admired the character of sheep. Even the gentlest human personalities in contact with them are annoyed by their lack of brains, courage and initiative, by their extraordinary ability to get themselves into uncomfortable or dangerous situations and then wait in inert helplessness for someone to rescue them.

Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.

On New Year's Day every calendar, large and small, has the same number of dates. But we soon learn that the years are of very different lengths.

There's no healthy life possible without some sensual feeling between the husband and wife, but there's nothing in the world more awful than married life when it's the only common ground.

What a fearfully distracting, perplexing and heart-searching business it is to live.

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher


“I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.” George Washington, 1732

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

“The Constitution which at any time exists, ’till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all.”

“Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.”

“There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.”

A leader is someone who inspires others, who leads by example and motivates people to be better and move forward no matter how hard the challenges might be. No matter if they’re leading a country, a business, a household or a team.

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.”

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light."

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

“From the inside, looking out, it’s hard to explain. From the outside, looking in, it’s hard to understand”
Author unknown

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Feb '20

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases
John Adams, 1735

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
John Adams

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Perhaps, some day, humanity can start afresh, a new world, a tabula rasa, a world with a mind without prior experiences. No memories and no pain. A day when the ones with abundance do not look down at the poor and the needy, a day when we learn to care for the victims, the fallen souls of civilization and advancement, a day when the world will be pure. When all of humanity becomes a clean sheet of parchment, without knowledge and prejudice, simple, hungry for knowing, tasting, and feeling; hungry for life and ready to absorb the ink of experience.


Henry Martyn
Born: February 18, 1781


"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Thomas Jefferson, 1743

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.

~(63 year old) Vanna White


"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
James Madison, 1751

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

“I am not meant to be alone and without you who understands.”

Carson McCullers
Born On: February 19, 1917



“Next to music, beer was best.”
Carson McCullers




Carson McCullers


Born On: February 19, 1917


You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but in the very least you need a beer.

Frank Zappa

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Plato

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

nice, I've used that Zappa quote a few times.



The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.

Georges Bernanos
Born: February 20, 1888

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Georges Bernanos

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself. God can ask no more than that of us.

Georges Bernanos


Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
James Monroe, 1751

Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams, 1767

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Andrew Jackson, 1767

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

W. H. Auden
Born: February 21, 1907

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

W. H. Auden


Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden


It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
Martin Van Buren, 1782

There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
William Henry Harrison, 1773

Our form of government can no longer be considered an experiment in politics. Crowned with success, it stands forth an example to the world and exhibits the proudest triumph of reason and philosophy.
John Tyler, 1790

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
James K. Polk, 1795

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

One of my favorite classic tv shows, Golden Girls! Here's Rue McClanahan (born on this day) as Blanche Devereaux:

Blanche: He is so sophisticated and charming and rich and handsome. He fairly screams Blanche. At least, he will when I'm through with him.


Blanche: There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. I know. My toe has been on that line. 

Blanche: I swear with God as my witness, I will never pick up another man! In a library ... on a Saturday ... unless he's cute ... and drives a nice car ... Amen.

Blanche: I do love the rain so. It reminds me of my first kiss. Dorothy: Ah, your first kiss was in the rain? Blanche: No, it was in the shower.

Blanche: My first was Billy. Oh, I'll never forget it! That night under the dogwood tree, the air thick with perfume, and me with Billy. Or Bobby? Yes, that's right, Bobby! Or was it Ben? Oh, who knows -- anyway, it started with a B. 

Rose: Blanche, what's a metaphor? Blanche: It's when you use a phrase to mean something else. Like when I say "Men are blinded by my beauty". They're not really blinded. They get their sight back in a day or two!


The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.


George Washington
Born: February 22, 1732


“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
– George Washington


If elected, I would not be the mere president of a party - I would endeavor to act independent of party domination and should feel bound to administer the government untrammeled by party schemes.
Zachary Taylor, 1784

May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.
Millard Fillmore, 1800

With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.
Franklin Pierce, 1804

What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
James Buchanan, 1791

I guess we call these the boring years, post-founding fathers, pre-civil war.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Cursing is highly effective in person - someone kicks his car in a rage, forgetting he's wearing flip-flops, flames pour from his mouth, and it's very impressive. But you see it in print, and it's just ugly.

Garrison Keillor

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!

W. E. B. Du Bois
Born: February 23, 1868


Rule-following, legal precedence, and political consistency are not more important than right, justice and plain common-sense.
W. E. B. Du Bois

A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.

W. E. B. Du Bois


Let some holy ambition invade our souls, so that, dissatisfied with mediocrity, we shall eagerly desire the highest things and shall toil with all our strength to obtain them, since we may if we wish.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Born: February 24, 1463



***bonus quote***

Why, this Satan’s drink is so delicious it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it. We shall fool Satan by baptizing it and making it a truly Christian beverage.

Pope Clement VIII
Born: February 24, 1536


After a couple of decades of Presidential boredom...…

Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.
Abraham Lincoln, 1809

I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.
Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

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.
Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Abraham Lincoln

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

“A capacity to change is indispensable. Equally indispensable is the capacity to hold fast to that which is good.”

John Foster Dulles
Born: February 25, 1888


After Lincoln, again, a massive mediocrity for the ages....nine in a row, here's the first five.....

If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country.
Andrew Johnson, 1808

I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.
Ulysses S. Grant, 1822

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
James A. Garfield, 1831

I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.
Chester A. Arthur, 1829

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

….continuing through the fog of mediocrity hoping to find greatness next.

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
Grover Cleveland, 1837 --- from NJ no less....and served two separated 4-year terms --- like 1885-89 and 93-97. He still only gets one quote :>)

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
Benjamin Harrison, 1833

We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.
William McKinley, 1843

phew, it's over ----- Teddy is up next !!!!

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Hawaii is paradise born of fire.

Rand McNally

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Elizabeth George
Born: February 26, 1949

Remember to say what you mean, but don't say it meanly.
Elizabeth George

The past can't be changed, can it? It can just be forgiven.
Elizabeth George

Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.
Elizabeth George


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy Birthday Ralphy-boy!
One of the greatest comedians of all time:

Jackie Gleason
(February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

"I'm no alcoholic. I'm a drunkard. There's a difference. A drunkard doesn't like to go to meetings."

"Drinking removes warts and pimples. Not from me. But from those I look at."

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

"How sweet it is!"


thank you SueR
a good morning laugh fer suer


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Born: February 27, 1807

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Into each life some rain must fall.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

and lastly

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Not the most elegant, but certainly better than the last nine presidents......quote-wise that is:

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

Failure is the condiment that gives success it's flavor.

Truman Capote

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.

Ernest Renan
Born: February 28, 1823



***bonus quote***
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

- ALICE MAY BROCK ---born February 28, 1941


And now for the Republican dynasty...…and Wilson......

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
William Howard Taft, 1857

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.
Woodrow Wilson, 1856

America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
Warren G. Harding, 1865

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge, 1872 --- well, he should be the expert, only topped by.....

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
Herbert Hoover, 1874 ---- OMG has there ever been worse.........

Next --- a new dawn......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." :Fred Astaire

joyful joyful
Feb '20

I love Fred and Ginger.....just watched Top Hat again last week and trying to find Swing Time for free right now.

One of the best ways to get hooked on Astaire, Kelly, O'Conner, Rodgers, Caron (my favorite), Reynolds and the rest ---- is to watch That's Entertainment, II, and III. You get a real appreciation of the talent, the professionalism, and the differences tween the two giants: Astaire and Kelly in a snapshot view. Astaire the incredible traditional and Kelly the technical adventurer will never be matched. IMO.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.

Ginger Rogers

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

“I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people.”

-- Morarji Desai
Born: February 29, 1896





„The Church is indeed, in its real Intent, An Assembly where Nothing but Friendship is meant; And the utter Extinction of Foeship and Wrath By the Working of Love in the Strength of its Faith.“


John Byrom,
Born: February 29, 1692


I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

htownguy htownguy
Feb '20

Enter the Founding Father of our modern state; the only President to serve more terms than Washington.....

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '20

"I will build a great wall--and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me--and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

Trump

callitlikeIseeit callitlikeIseeit
Feb '20

Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.


William Dean Howells
Born: March 1, 1837



Two great virtues . . . give a man power with the heavens - integrity and purity of character. Let a man possess these, let his heart be true and unflinching, let his life be pure, and, if we add to these humility, he is protected against a multitude of weaknesses and can resist a host of temptations. We all have our weaknesses; God has permitted them that we might be taught humility in ourselves and charity towards others.

Wilford Woodruff
Born: March 1, 1807


We are all full of weakness and errors, let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

OK, you gotta admit --- this first one is a real corker for a guy who died in 1972.

Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
Harry S Truman, 1884

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Harry S Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S Truman

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman

The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Harry S Truman

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Mar '20

The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.

Herbert Hoover

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.
Donald Trump

callitlikeIseeit callitlikeIseeit
Mar '20

Mikhail Gorbachev
Born: March 2, 1931

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.

America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time."

"One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes."

"American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is."

"The Spanish and Cuban people have the same kind of wakes the Irish do. They go on for two or three days and drink a lot of booze and eat a lot of food."

And my favorite......

"I Love Lucy was never just a title!"

Desi Arnaz (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986)


Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.

Edmund Waller
Born: March 3, 1606

Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.
Edmund Waller



***bonus quote***
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgment and individual conscience of mankind.


William Godwin
Born: March 3, 1756


As we enter the post WWII global age:

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy, 1917

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
Richard M. Nixon, 1913

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford, 1913

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
Jimmy Carter, 1924

Next: the big guy himself!!!!

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Mar '20

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos
Born: March 4, 1926

***bonus are you listening HL quote***
A positive impact stems from our admission that we were wrong or our thinking was wrong. 'I'm wrong' are two little words that can help improve our own positive attitude.

Richard M. DeVos


Onward to The Gipper, man, where is The Great Communicator when we need him.....

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan, 1911

The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.
Ronald Reagan

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

Trust, but verify.
Ronald Reagan

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan

May not have liked his policies, but I did like the cut of his jib.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Mar '20

In the wake of Super Tuesday :

If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.

Mark Twain

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.

Karl Marx

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.

Joseph P Kennedy

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

1."A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact."

Daniel Kahneman
Born: March 5, 1934



It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.

Daniel Kahneman


Re: Quotable Quotes

"The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word 'Mother', and the most beautiful call is the call of 'My Mother'."

~Kahlil Gibran


“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach”


― Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Born: March 6, 1806


If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.

John Donne

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

Henry Ward Beecher

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

this quote has me thinking of american idol, housewives of this houswives of that, judge him judge her, survive this, tattoo that, remodel your house remodel yourself etc etc

All that is base in the masses is temporary, no doubt serving only to prevent evolution from proceeding too quickly and thus not becoming 'reality.'

Piet Mondrian
Born: March 7, 1872



***bonus quote***
Love of one's own nation should not entail non-love of other nations.

Tomas Garrigue Masaryk
Born: March 7, 1850


An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.

Simon Cameron
Born: March 8, 1799

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

Charlotte Whitton
Born: March 8, 1896


Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.


William Cobbett
Born: March 9, 1763



The trouble with free elections is that you never know how they are going to turn out.

Vyacheslav Molotov
Born: March 9, 1890


Re: Quotable Quotes

“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a ‘success.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy 80th Birthday to Chuck Norris!!

The key to the future in an aging society is not found in increasing just our life span; we need to increase our health span at the same time.
~Chuck Norris

"Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth."
~Chuck Norris


Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.


Kate Sheppard
Born: March 10, 1848


"There are certain things in gun control that have a certain public appeal, but when you're legislating you need to look at the research on what works, what doesn't, and what really has an impact, recognizing you're never going to do away entirely with gun violence"

-- Kim Campbell
Born: March 10, 1947


I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.

Clint Eastwood

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

Russian proverb: Free cheese can only be
found in a mousetrap.

zentravl zentravl
Mar '20

Torquato Tasso
Born: March 11, 1544

Love is when you don't have to be with another person to touch their heart!
Torquato Tasso


True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
Torquato Tasso

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.
Torquato Tasso


Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Jack Kerouac
Born: March 12, 1922



I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability.


John Abbott
Born: March 12, 1821


Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Thomas Carlyle

And it is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.

Alexander Hamilton

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

I believe the root of all happiness on this earth to lie in the realization of a spiritual life with a consciousness of something wider than materialism

Hugh Walpole
Born: March 13, 1884


Don't play for safety - it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
Hugh Walpole


***bonus quote***
“Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us.
What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.”
Johannes Berchmans
Born: March 13, 1599


"You would not want to be in a state of malnutrition during a COVID-19 infection."
~Steven Magee

Screw the diet.....tonight I'm eating like a queen! Haha


What this country needs is a really good five cent cigar.

Thomas R. Marshall
Born: March 14, 1854

Once there were two brothers: one ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President-and nothing was ever heard from either of them again.

Thomas R. Marshall



***bonus quote***
We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order.

S. Truett Cathy
Born: March 14, 1921


I'm not going to change the world. You're not going to change the world. But we can help - we can all help.

Christiano Ronaldo

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

Andrew Jackson
Born: March 15, 1767

The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
Andrew Jackson

Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
Andrew Jackson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

Andrew Jackson


"Beware the Ides of March !"

Shakespeare - Julius Caeser - Act 1 - Scene 2

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

James Madison
Born: March 16, 1751

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
James Madison

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
James Madison

War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
James Madison


It is done ...the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.

Dolly Madison

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

Affliction doth not rise out of the dust or come to men by chance; but it is the Lord that sends it, and we should own and reverence His hand in it.


Thomas Boston


The law discovers the disease, and the gospel the physician.

Thomas Boston
Born: March 17, 1676


Re: Quotable Quotes

"I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many."

~Saint Patrick

"Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall."

~Saint Patrick

"No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God."

~Saint Patrick

"I plainly told them, 'Be ye sincerely converted, and with your whole heart, to the Lord our God, for nothing is impossible to Him, that He may today send you food on your road, even until you are satisfied, because He has everywhere abundance.' And, with God's help, it was so done: Behold! A herd of swine appeared in the road before our eyes."

~Saint Patrick

"The Lord is greater than all: I have said enough."

~Saint Patrick


John C. Calhoun
Born: March 18, 1782

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.

John C. Calhoun

I am in favor of high wages and agree that the higher the wages, the stronger the evidence of prosperity, provided they are so naturally, by the effectiveness of industry, and not in consequence of an inflated currency or any artificial regulation.

John C. Calhoun


"Where hope grows, Miracles bloom.": Elna Rae

joyful joyful
Mar '20

Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.

Walt Whitman

They say miracles are past.

Shakespeare

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.

William Jennings Bryan
Born: March 19, 1860

One miracle is just as easy to believe as another.

William Jennings Bryan


Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.

William Jennings Bryan


Phyllis McGinley
Born: March 21, 1905

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.
Phyllis McGinley

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
Phyllis McGinley

Those wearing tolerance for a label call other views intolerable.

Phyllis McGinley

Pressed for rules and verities, All i recolelct are these: Feed a cold and starve a fever. Argue with no true believer. Think-too-long is never-act. Scratch a myth and find a fact.
Phyllis McGinley

How happy is the Optimist / To whom life shows its sunny side / His horse may lose, his ship may list, / But he always sees the funny side.
Phyllis McGinley

Rain is my lover, my apple strudel. / It haunts my heels like a pedigreed poodle. / Beyond the seas or across the nation, / It follows me faithful on every vacation.

Phyllis McGinley

The wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.

Phyllis McGinley


You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.

St Therese of Lisieux

htownguy htownguy
Mar '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” ~Charles M. Schulz


“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.” ~George Eliot


December days were brief and chill,
The winds of March were wild and drear,
And, nearing and receding still,
Spring never would, we thought, be here.
~Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

Iamrite Iamrite
Mar '20

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.

Louis L'Amour
Born: March 22, 1908


To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
Louis L'Amour


***bonus quote***

Marcel Marceau
Born: March 22, 1923


CBGB - 1976. "Silent Movie" by Mel Brooks. Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Sid Caesar, Bernadette Peters, the usual cast of characters. Filmed in the style with cue cards, and typical theatrical music with the exception of a single spoken word. When they try to get every well known actor to appear in their silent movie, Marcel Marceau loudly and emphatically says "NO!!". It may be his only spoken word captured on film...


Haha that's true GC, seen Silent Movie a few times but decades ago.


To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.

Alan Bleasdale
Born: March 23, 1946


Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.

Philip Zimbardo
Born: March 23, 1933


In a world filled with mistrust, armed to the teeth and ready to explode, a realistic attitude might be to consider love as an imperative need.

Dominique de Menil
Born: March 23, 1908


January grey is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave...
~Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), "Dirge for the Year"

Iamrite Iamrite
Mar '20

"Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it."


-- Olive Schreiner
Born: March 24, 1855


Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it - but there is."
-- Olive Schreiner





“Love, smoke and a cough cannot long be hid!”


-- Olive Schreiner


"These pretzels are making me thirsty"
George Costanza

And for the season (full volume only...…): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tSuEKct8Eg

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Mar '20

Burt Munro , from my favorite movie The World's Fastest Indian

You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.

Burt Munro
Born: March 25, 1899



The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O'Connor
Born: March 25, 1925

I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.
Flannery O'Connor


***BONUS QUOTE***

So tonight I'll ask the stars above
how did I ever win your love?
What did I do, what did I say
To turn your angel eyes my way?

Jeff Healey
Born: March 25, 1966


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy 73rd Birthday to the talented and eccentric Elton John!!

“I’ll not complain about your boring life if you just leave me to mine.” ~Elton John 

“You should never take more than you give.” ~Elton John

"Ask anyone. If it hadn’t been for Elvis, I don’t know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me.” ~Elton John

“If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last forever because songs are the key to everything.” ~Elton John


https://youtu.be/Ji6qM1-NJ_0

"I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun
Holding hands and skimming stones...."


"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second."

-- Edward Bellamy
Born: March 26, 1850

Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.

A. E. Housman
Born: March 26, 1859


***bonus coronus quote***

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.

A. E. Housman


A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

James Callaghan
Born: March 27, 1912



Living with a conscience is like driving with the brakes on.

Budd Schulberg
Born: March 27, 1914


"Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace."
~Randy Armstrong


Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.

Saint Teresa of Avila
Born: March 28, 1515


Anyone who truly loves God travels securely.

Saint Teresa of Avila


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

GreyHawk GreyHawk
Mar '20

For the thinker the world is a thought; for the wit, an image; for the enthusiast, a dream; for the inquirer, truth.

Ludwig Buchner
Born: March 29, 1824




There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.

Anna Sewell
Born: March 30, 1820


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy 72nd Birthday to Rhea Perlman who played the little spitfire Carla Tortelli on Cheers!

Here's some great Carla Comebacks:

Norm: “I want something light and cold.”
Carla: “Sorry, it’s Diane’s day off.”


Cliff: “Sometimes I’m ashamed God made me a man.”
Carla: “I don’t think God’s doing a whole lot of bragging about it either."


Frasier: “Lilith is carrying a dead rat in her purse. Why would she be carrying a dead rat in her purse?”
Carla: “Just a wild guess: a snack?”


“It was a magical moment. You know it was like I was transported back in time. I wasn’t a tired old woman with six kids. I was a fresh young teenager with two kids.”


Cliff: "It’s a little know fact that 42% of deaths in America are caused by accidents in the home."
Carla: "So were you."


Frasier: "I just came off a seven year marriage. It’s hard to think of replacing Lilith."
Carla: "Just go to the morgue and open any drawer."


Rebecca: "You guys, I have my new wedding dress. And now all I need is something old, something borrowed, and something blue."
Carla: "How ‘bout Norm’s liver?"


Lilith: "Well, I’m off. I don’t know what the future holds. Whatever happens, I only hope I can realize my full potential. To acquire things the old Lilith never had."
Carla: "Like a body temperature?"


Diane: "Oh no. The thing I feared most has happened."
Carla: "What? Your Living Bra died of boredom?"


Woody: 'Hi ma'am."
Carla: "Ma'am? What's that supposed to mean?"
Woody: "I believe it's a term of respect."
Carla: "No wonder it sounded so weird."


Lilith : "We've been examining our lives and discovered some frightening things."
Carla : "You finally found Diane walled up in Frasier's crawlspace?"


René Descartes
Born: March 31, 1596


I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes


Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Rene Descartes

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
Rene Descartes



*** BONUS QUOTE***
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes


I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. ~Jack Handey

Iamrite Iamrite
Mar '20

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow
Born: April 1, 1908


What is a highbrow? He is a man who has found something more interesting than women.

Edgar Wallace
Born: April 1, 1875


***BONUS QUOTE***
A kiss, when all is told, what is it? An oath taken a little closer, a promise more exact. A wish that longs to be confirmed, a rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love'. A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear, a moment of infinity humming like a bee, a communion tasting of flowers, a way of breathing in a little of the heart and tasting a little of the soul with the edge of the lips!

Edmond Rostand
Born: April 1, 1868


Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.


Camille Paglia
Born: April 2, 1947


Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.
Camille Paglia


***bonus quote***
What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found—God’s special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is nonessential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord.

Joseph Bernardin
Born: April 2, 1928


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy 61st birthday to David Hyde Pierce, who plays Dr. Niles Crane on one of my favorite shows: Frasier

Some funny quotes from the show:

 "I've always liked the notion of meeting the great figures of history. But then I think: what if it's like high school and all the really cool dead people don't want to hang out with me? Mozart'll tell me he's busy but then later I'll see him out with Shakespeare and Lincoln!"

— Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)

"I really must go. I'm hosting a seminar on multiple personality disorders and it takes me forever to fill out the name tags."

— Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)


"Well, no wonder you're heartbroken; you've just lost the only woman you could even possibly sometime down the line perhaps fall in love with. I'm surprised the country music people haven't jumped all over this one!"

— Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)



Niles: You don't realize how desperate I am. Ever since our separation, I've been paying women to touch me.

Frasier: Oh, Niles.

Niles: Manicurists, pedicurists, facialists. Whenever you see a man who's well-groomed, you can bet he's not gettin' any.

— Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce)


In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

George Herbert
Born: April 3, 1593

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
George Herbert





Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.


Washington Irving
Born: April 3, 1783


They who drink beer will think beer.
Washington Irving


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Love is missing someone when you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in the heart."
~Kay Knudsen


I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow.

Dorothea Dix
Born: April 4, 1802


Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds.

Dorothea Dix

Every evil has its good, and every ill an antidote.

Dorothea Dix


Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.

Chester Bowles
Born: April 5, 1901


Re: Quotable Quotes

Happy Palm Sunday

They took Palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting ‘Hosanna’.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.. Blessed is the King of Israel.
John 12.13


You ask me whether I am in good spirits. How could I not be so? As long as Faith gives me strength I will always be joyful. Sadness ought to be banished from Catholic souls... the purpose for which we have been created shows us the path; even if strewn with many thorns, it is not a sad path. It is joyful even in the face of sorrow.

Pier Giorgio Frassati
Born: April 6, 1901



“Suffering that is nourished by the flame of faith becomes something beautiful, because it tempers the soul to deal with suffering.”
Pier Giorgio Frassati


Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Iamrite Iamrite
Apr '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. 
~Emma Racine deFleur


Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.

David Frost
Born: April 7, 1939


Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best.

Gabriela Mistral
Born: April 7, 1889


Long open panegyric drags at best, And praise is only praise when well address'd.

Phineas Fletcher
Born: April 8, 1582

In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers.

Harvey Cushing
Born: April 8, 1869


No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.

Emil Cioran
Born: April 8, 1911


I Used To Believe In Reincarnation, But That Was In a Past Life.

Paul Krassner
Born: April 9, 1932


There is indeed a business like show business. It's the news.
Paul Krassner

English is my second language. Laughter is my first.
Paul Krassner

Since I was both an atheist and an absurdist, I had decided that the most absurd thing I could do would be to develop an intimate relationship with the God I didn't believe in.
Paul Krassner


“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh


Re: Quotable Quotes

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
~Leroy Satchel Paige


You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church or chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, effectual, untiring wrestling with God. This kind of prayer be sure the devil and the world and your own indolent, unbelieving nature will oppose. They will pour water on this flame.

William Booth
Born: April 10, 1829

The tendency of fire is to go out; watch the fire on the altar of your heart. Anyone who has tended a fireplace fire knows that it needs to be stirred up occasionally.

William Booth


***bonus quote***
A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is.

Jack Miner --- Born: April 10, 1865


Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.

Ellen Goodman
Born: April 11, 1948

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.
Ellen Goodman

***bonus quote***
For the flowers are great blessings. For the Lord made a Nosegay in the meadow with his disciples and preached upon the lily. For the flowers have great virtues for all senses. For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary. For the flowers have their angels even the words of God's creation. For there is a language of flowers. For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.

Christopher Smart---Born: April 11, 1722


It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Iamrite Iamrite
Apr '20

Re: Quotable Quotes

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
~Henry Knox Sherrill


Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.”
~Phillips Brooks


A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.

Guy Fawkes
Born: April 13, 1570


Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.


B. R. Ambedkar
Born: April 14, 1891

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

B. R. Ambedkar


***bonus quote***
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Born: April 14, 1889


Re: Quotable Quotes

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”
~ Luther Burbank


Thomas Szasz
Born: April 15, 1920


People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz


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





***BONUS QUOTE***
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.


Thomas Szasz


“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather, who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”
~Will Rogers


I am one of those people who can't help getting a kick out of life - even when it's a kick in the teeth.

Polly Adler
Born: April 16, 1900


Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences.
Guy Burgess
Born: April 16, 1911


Re: Quotable Quotes

I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.
~Mitch Hedberg


hahhah , two funnies in a row thanks SueR

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

Thornton Wilder
Born: April 17, 1897


When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

Thornton Wilder


Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

Thornton Wilder


“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”

-Sigmund Freud

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Apr '20

I vow and protest there's more plague than pleasure with a secret.

George Colman the Elder
Born: April 18,1732


Critics say that America is a lie because its reality falls so far short of its ideals. They are wrong. America is not a lie; it is a disappointment. But it can be a disappointment only because it is also a hope.

Samuel P. Huntington
Born: April 18, 1927

Many more people in the world are concerned about sports than human rights.

Samuel P. Huntington


Re: Quotable Quotes

A commentary on the times is that the word 'honesty' is now preceded by 'old-fashioned.'

Lawn Chair Larry Walters
Born: April 19, 1949

A man can't just sit around.
Larry Walters


Re: Quotable Quotes

"Ohh yes... they float Georgie... they float... and when you're down here, with me... YOU'LL FLOAT TOO!"
~ Pennywise


Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

Rose of Lima


Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace. The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases.


Rose of Lima
Born: April 20, 1586


Re: Quotable Quotes

"I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.”
~Sid Vicious


A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte
Born: April 21, 1816

I have no idea why a guy would bring a jar of peanut butter to a concert.
Iggy Pop
Born: April 21, 1947


Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.

Georg Hermes
Born: April 22, 1775

Tonight I saw myself in the dark window as the image of my father, whose life was spent like this, thinking of death, to the exclusion of other sensual matters, so in the end that life was easy to give up, since it contained nothing: even my mother's voice couldn't make him change or turn back as he believed that once you can't love another human being you have no place in the world.
Louise Gluck
Born: April 22, 1943

***bonus quote***
Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.

Philip James Bailey
Born: April 22, 1816


Re: Quotable Quotes

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~Kahlil Gibran

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'" ~Sylvia Plath

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." ~Frank Lloyd Wright


“When Congress talks of tax reform, grab your wallet and run for cover.”

-- Steve Symms
Born: April 23, 1938


When I die, I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin. I wonder would they know it was me?

J. P. Donleavy
Born: April 23, 1926


Whether you like { UNEXPECTED JOHN CENA ♪♫♪ ♪♫♪} or you don't, I still dig showing up for work.

John Cena
Born: April 23, 1977


“We should take as a maxim never to be surprised at current difficulties, no more than at a passing breeze, because with a little patience we shall see them disappear. Time changes everything.”

-- Vincent de Paul
Born: April 24, 1581


“Let us allow God to act; He brings things to completion when we least expect it.”
-- Vincent de Paul



***bonus quote***
I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism -- that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.


Robert Penn Warren
Born: April 24, 1905


Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Edward R. Murrow
Born: April 25, 1908

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

Oliver Cromwell
Born: April 25, 1599


Re: Quotable Quotes

“Love is like a pineapple. Sweet and undefinable.” ~Piet Hein

“I can’t wait to get off the stage, because I’ve got some LifeSavers in my pocket and pineapple is next!” ~Mitch Hedberg
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/5b8s51/instant-oatmeal


I have often noticed that spoiled, petted children, usually have very little love for their parents, or indeed for any one but themselves.


Martha Finley
Born: April 26, 1828

Good husbands make good wives.
Martha Finley



The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.

Herbert Spencer
Born: April 27, 1820


Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.

Herbert Spencer


Re: Quotable Quotes

Nice CBGB :)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jay Leno turns 70!

"Anybody who gives their car to a valet isn't a car guy." ~Jay Leno


I'll take Jay's Polestar Volvo C30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9FwBsMD3Y

Terry Pratchett
Born: April 28, 1948

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.


I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
Terry Pratchett

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
Terry Pratchett

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Terry Pratchett

You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
Terry Pratchett

***bonus quote***
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Terry Pratchett


Wow, nice car! Swedish Racing Green. Haha
You know I'm lovin' the black rims! ;)

Jay's quote spoke to me because as you know, NOBODY drives my baby except the limited two. :)


May your hand be full for always if only with another hand. May your heart be empty only long enough to give you cause to fill it up again with love. May your soul be lost by you only to be found by God.


Rod McKuen
Born: April 29, 1933

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.
Rod McKuen



The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.

David Icke
Born: April 29, 1952


CBGB and Sue R

I'll take mine in a medium dark metallic blue, or the racing green. I love how their style is like a modern version of a wider P1800ES, the wagon version of the P1800. That made it top the rest of the Ford C1 platform cars, with the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus coming in 2nd & 3rd respectively (and none of the others really close). Since I couldn't find a C30 when I was in the market recently, I settled for a Mazda 3, though it's not a Mazdaspeed 3. (dreams of the Polestar though still).

Like Sue R, nobody but me and select techs, ever drive my baby!

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '20

Polestars are made at a very problematic plant in Belgium. Might be fun to drive, horrible reliability.

Instead I'll take the second one in the picture SueR posted. It looks like the Brammo made Ariel Atom. They went back and forth about being street legal. I never met him in person but corresponded a bunch advising Craig Bramscher (Brammo) about software. Brammo was building Atom's in the US under license from Ariel.


GC

I'd probably rather have a C30 built by this guy, though the power is less:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYiuuD3MsMM&t=618s

Of course I'd love an original P1800ES and a number of others. It's better that I don't though, too much temptation and jail or death awaits giving in, though it was always fun watching the "buzz box ricers" pass me on the flats of Rt. 280 through Newark & East Orange and then watch their faces as the 5.0 Capri blew by them going uphill just moments later ;-)

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '20

Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.


Stephen Harper
Born: April 30, 1959



***bonus quote***
“Nothing ever tasted any better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to but more of the same.”

― Hugh Hood
Born: April 30, 1928


Re: Quotable Quotes

"As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder."
~John Glenn


Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Joseph Addison
Born: May 1, 1672

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Joseph Addison


***bonus quote***
“The bigger a man's gun the smaller his doodlewick.”


-- Calamity Jane
Born: May 1, 1852


Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.

Novalis
Born: May 2, 1772


Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.


Jerome K. Jerome


What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.


Jerome K. Jerome
Born: May 2, 1859


"Integrity is telling myself the truth," "And..Honesty is telling the truth to other people.": Spencer Johnson

joyful joyful
May '20

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.

Septima Poinsette Clark


The air has finally gotten to the place that we can breathe it together.
Septima Poinsette Clark
Born: May 3, 1898

***bonus perfect for today quote**I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.
Dodie Smith
Born: May 3, 1896


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"Las armas nacionales se han cubierto de gloria" 
("The national arms have been covered with glory")
~Ignacio Zaragoza

"Tacos and margaritas for me tonight!" :)
~SueR


“Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.”

- Francis Cardinal Spellman
Born: May 4, 1889


Deep within the self is the Light of God. It radiates throughout
the expanse of His creation. Through the Guru's teachings, the
darkness of spiritual ignorance is dispelled. The heart lotus flower
blooms forth and eternal peace is obtained, as one's light merges
into the Supreme Light.

Guru Amar Das
Born: May 5, 1479


Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.


- Giani Zail Singh
Born: May 5, 1916


Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

Sigmund Freud
Born: May 6, 1856

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.

Sigmund Freud


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." - Plato

tootyflutey tootyflutey
May '20

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.

Robert Browning
Born: May 7, 1812

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.


Archibald MacLeish
Born: May 7, 1892


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(Happy birthday to PBM) :)


“Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.”


-- Fulton J. Sheen
Born: May 8, 1895

“Advertising tries to stimulate our sensuous desires, converting luxuries into necessities, but it only intensifies man's inner misery. The business world is bent on creating hungers which its wares never satisfy, and thus it adds to the frustrations and broken minds of our times.”
-- Fulton J. Sheen

“Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.”
-- Fulton J. Sheen


“Modern prophets say that our economics have failed us. No! It is not our economics which have failed; it is man who has failed-man who has forgotten God. Hence no manner of economic or political readjustment can possibly save our civilization; we can be saved only by a renovation of the inner man, only by a purging of our hearts and souls; for only by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Justice will all these other things be added unto us.”
-- Fulton J. Sheen


***bonus quote***
"All work and no play make CBGB a dull boy, All play and no work make CBGB a dummy"
PBM
Born: May 8, 1930


CBGB

I needed to do a double take on Archibald MacLeish. At first I thought you may have meant Archibald Leach, but then I realized the name was different and A.L was born in 1904. May want to save the name for Jan. 18th to mess with people a bit. You know, kind of like quoting Marion Michael Morrison;-)

Phil D. Phil D.
May '20

nice Phil D.
my birthday quotes are days away from being a full year long. no decision on year two

Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.

John Wolcot
Born: May 9, 1738


Wherever you find real love, you will also find humility. Remember something: humility is not a weak and timid quality. Too often we feel that humility is a sign of weakness. This is not so. It is the sign of strength and security.

Kathryn Kuhlman
Born: May 9, 1907


When Jesus died on the cross and cried out, 'It is finished!' He not only died for our sins, but for our diseases too.

Kathryn Kuhlman


The laws of biology are the fundamental lessons of history.

Ariel Durant
Born: May 10, 1898

Laughter keeps you healthy. You can survive by seeing the humor in everything. Thumb your nose at sadness; turn the tables on tragedy. You can’t laugh and be angry, you can’t laugh and feel sad, you can’t laugh and feel envious.

Bel Kaufman
Born: May 10, 1911

Every time you give a parent a sense of success or of empowerment, you're offering it to the baby indirectly. Because every time a parent looks at that baby and says 'Oh, you're so wonderful,' that baby just bursts with feeling good about themselves.

T. Berry Brazelton
Born: May 10, 1918


***bonus Mother's Day quote***
Breakfast was only worth having when somebody else made it for you.

Born: May 10, 1947
Caroline B. Cooney


"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes"

~Marilyn Monroe


Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference.

Mort Sahl
Born: May 11, 1927


“Oh where, oh where ish mine little dog gone; Oh where, oh where can he be... His ears cut short and his tail cut long: Oh where, oh where ish he.”


- Septimus Winner
Born: May 11, 1827


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Sad to hear about the passing of comedian Jerry Stiller. He lived a long life, to the age of 92!

"During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one."
~Jerry Stiller

Loved him on both of these shows....

As Frank Costanza on Seinfeld: “SERENITY NOW!”
“FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US!”

As Arthur Spooner on King of Queens:
https://youtu.be/I7Suwcw-uE4


All I want for my birthday is another birthday.

Ian Dury
Born: May 12, 1942




How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

Florence Nightingale
Born: May 12, 1820


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George Carlin
May 12, 1937- June 22, 2008

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” 

Fear of germs:
https://youtu.be/-Y-yH_Qyipc


Today is the DAY. One full year of Birthday Quotes. I started doing Birthday Quotes May 14 last year. Not sure about Year 2
anywee on to today's Birthday Quotes

“Those who looked death bravely in the eye were usually not chosen.”
― Witold Pilecki
Born: May 13, 1901


To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed.
Jim Jones
Born: May 13, 1931



I'd like to choose my own kind of death, for a change. I'm tired of being tormented to hell. Tired of it. If we can't live in peace, then let's die in peace.


Jim Jones
Born: May 13, 1931


knowledge is good. Emile Faber

ROBBY BABY ROBBY BABY
May '20

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but a idea lives on": John F. Kennedy

joyful joyful
May '20

"Be Bold"...if you are going to make a error, make it a doozie." "and don't be afraid to hit the ball": Billie Jean King

joyful joyful
May '20

Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger


A father's interest in having a child--perhaps his only child--may be unmatched by any other interest in his life. It is truly surprising that the state must assign a greater value to a mother's decision to cut off a potential human life by abortion than to a father's decision to let it mature into a live child.

William Rehnquist,Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Born: October 1, 1924


CBGB

+++++

dodgebaal dodgebaal
October 1st

It is what it is.
2020.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
October 1st

Only in the irrational and unknown direction can we come to wisdom again

Jack Parsons, American rocket engineer, chemist, and Thelemite occultist.
Born: October 2, 1914

*** bonus quote***
War springs from the love and loyalty which should be offered to God being applied to some God substitute, one of the most dangerous being nationalism.

Robert Runcie, British Anglican bishop
Born: October 2, 1921


Only the dead have seen the end of war.

Plato

htownguy htownguy
October 3rd

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too.

Shana Alexander, American journalist
Born: October 6, 1925
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Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too.

Ulrike Meinhof, West German far-left militant
Born: October 7, 1934


“While you live,
Drink!—for, once dead, you never shall return.”

EDWARD FITZGERALD, English poet


Now there's a guy whose life is an interesting read......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 30th

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Joseph Goebbels

dodgebaal dodgebaal
October 30th

The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

htownguy htownguy
October 30th

Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar
Born: November 13, 1969


Within every man and woman is a force that directs and controls the entire course of life. Properly used, it can heal every affliction and ailment we may have.

Israel Regardie, English occultist, ceremonial magician, and writer
Born: November 17, 1907


"Listen to the science has become the rallying cry of the most irrational anecdot driven fact-free believers in voodoo I have encountered in my lifetime."

Thomas E. Woods Jr.


“I read the news today, oh boy.....”
Lennon/McCartney

And that ain’t no anecdote.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Concerning President v. Boockvar:

“this claim, like Frankenstein’s Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together from two distinct theories in an attempt to avoid controlling precedent.”

Judge Matthew Brann

Roywhite Roywhite
1 week ago

The single definition of government I've ever seen that makes sense is that it's the organization which claims the right to kill people who won't do what it wants.

Poul Anderson, American science fiction author

Born: November 25, 1926



***bonus quote***
Let us settle down to the serious business of getting drunk.

Poul Anderson


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams

htownguy htownguy
1 week ago

Artemas Ward, American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts.
Born: November 26, 1727

Trouble will come soon enough, and when he does come receive him as pleasantly as possible. The more amiably you greet him, the sooner he will go away.

Artemas Ward

***bonus quote***

I can't sing. As a singist I am not a success. I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me. They are sadder even than I am.

Artemas Ward


All the lessons of history in four sentences:
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard, American historian
Born: November 27, 1874


Henri Le Chat Noir:
We are all just specks of dust and life is a vacuum cleaner.

4catmom 4catmom
7 days ago

Stefan Zweig, Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer.
Born: November 28, 1881

Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.

Stefan Zweig

***bonus quote***
It is never until one realizes that one means something to others that one feels there is any point or purpose in one's own existence.

Stefan Zweig


"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is full victory.": Mohandas Gandhi


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