Quotable Quotes

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

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

Jul '16

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

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

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

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

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

G. Gordon Liddy

Common sense is not so common

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

It's weird not to be weird

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Jul '16

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

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Jul '16

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

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

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

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Jul '16

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Jul '16

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

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

Hickory Dog Hickory Dog
Jul '16

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

Joyful Joyful
Jul '16

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

Vince Lombardi

justintime justintime
Jul '16

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

4catmom 4catmom
Jul '16

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

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

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

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

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

good one Joyful

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

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

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

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Aug '16

Thank you for that one! @ CBGB

Joyful Joyful
Aug '16

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

Agust Agust
Aug '16

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Sep '16

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


yankeefan yankeefan
Sep '16

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

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
Sep '16

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

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

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

Darrin Darrin
Oct '16

When accused of being up to no good:

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

Gotta love Redd Foxx.

Rebecka Rebecka
Nov '16

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

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Nov '16

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

Yankeefan Yankeefan
Nov '16

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

Dancicus Fighticus Dancicus Fighticus
Nov '16

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

The best advice my dad ever gave me.

Chickadee mobile Chickadee mobile
Nov '16

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

Frank Frank
Nov '16

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

Joyful Joyful
Nov '16

Surround yourself with those that bring forth your best.

Nov '16

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

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

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

Frank Frank
Nov '16

Vote early and vote often!!

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We're = one word
We are = two words

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

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

-from an artist friend's FB page.

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Dec '16

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

Joyful Joyful
Dec '16

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

Joyful Joyful
Jan '17

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

Joyful Joyful
Jan '17

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Feb '17

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

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


yankeefan yankeefan
Feb '17

Stupid is as stupid does.....

city chick city chick
Feb '17

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

Joyful Joyful
Feb '17

"Extreme vetting sounds like a veterinarians' convention."

DannyC DannyC
Feb '17

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Mar '17

Empty vessels make the most noise.


hktownie hktownie
Mar '17

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

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

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Jun '17

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '17

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

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Jul '17

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

Stymie Stymie
Jul '17

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

Ziggy Ziggy
Jul '17

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

Joyful Joyful
Jul '17

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

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Jul '17

Not sure who wrote it, but a good one:

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

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

Joyful Joyful
Aug '17

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

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

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

joyful joyful
Sep '17

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

hktownie hktownie
Sep '17

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

hktownie hktownie
Sep '17

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

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


Dodgeball Dodgeball
Sep '17

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

joyful joyful
Sep '17

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

sparksjbc1964 sparksjbc1964
Sep '17

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

joyful joyful
Oct '17

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

joyful joyful
Oct '17

Three is the magic number...

justintime justintime
Oct '17

Here you go Joyful...

Oct '17

Thank you HL friends

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

joyful joyful
Oct '17

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

Thanks, CBGB

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

joyful joyful
Oct '17

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

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Oct '17

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

joyful joyful
Dec '17

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '18

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

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

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

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

joyful joyful
Mar '18

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

Dean Wormer

tigermom tigermom
Mar '18

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

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

Billy Graham

whatmatters whatmatters
Mar '18

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

He who expects nothing shall not be deceived

Brian T Brian T
Mar '18

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

joyful joyful
Mar '18

That's a good one, Joyful.

On a lighter note.

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

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

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

I’m hopeful though the task is insurmountable.

Made me cry instantly.

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Jun '18

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

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jun '18

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

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

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

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Jun '18

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

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

joyful joyful
Aug '18

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

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

Groucho Marx

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Sep '18

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

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

Mao Tse Tung

One-eyed Poacher One-eyed Poacher
Sep '18

"The goal of socialism is communism. "

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

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

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

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

Vlad Lenin

One-eyed Poacher One-eyed Poacher
Sep '18

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

joyful joyful
Sep '18

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Myles Monroe

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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

"Value loyalty above all else"

Raymond Reddington

dodgebaal dodgebaal
Feb '19

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '19

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

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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

― Mark Twain

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Feb '19

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

joyful joyful
Feb '19

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Beautiful quotes, joyful!!

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Feb '19

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

strangerdanger strangerdanger
Feb '19

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

joyful joyful
Mar '19

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

Rebecka Rebecka
Mar '19

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

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

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

joyful joyful
Mar '19

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

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


Apr '19

And again the congregation says, AMEN

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19

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

wrestlref wrestlref
Apr '19

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

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19

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

joyful joyful
Apr '19

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

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19


Just sub Dalai for Dolly … good song :-D

Andy Loigu Andy Loigu
Apr '19

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

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

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

Sam Walton

Toby Cavanaugh Toby Cavanaugh
Apr '19

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

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

I like that last one CBGB. Haha :)

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

Thomas A. Edison

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Apr '19

Another Thomas Edison quote:

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

joyful joyful
Apr '19

I think of healthcare....

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

“Humanity and compassion is not cost effective”

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

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May '19

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

Caged Animal Caged Animal
May '19

Author Unknown

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

JudeKS JudeKS
May '19

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

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
May '19

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

“It’s Over”
Dan Bongino

Spring Fever Spring Fever
May '19

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

Robert Smith Surtees
Born: May 17, 1805

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

htownguy htownguy
May '19

die young stay pretty s.dog

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

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

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

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

Johnny Cash

dodgebaal dodgebaal
May '19

Alexander Pope
Born‎: ‎21 May 1688
where to begin.

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

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

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

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

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

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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

Author Unknown...

joyful joyful
May '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.


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!

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

Jefferson Davis
born June 3, 1808

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

joyful joyful
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--

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.


Re: Quotable Quotes

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


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


"To err is human, to forgive is divine"

US Institute of Medicine

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

— Alfred Kinsey
Born: June 23, 1894

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

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

joyful joyful
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.

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?

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


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

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 ?

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.

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.


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


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.


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


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

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


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

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
September 15th

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

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

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

“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
September 20th

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
September 21st


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


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;-)

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:



“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.

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.

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

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

September 27th

"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

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

Bob Hope

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

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

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

John Keats

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

It’s clobbering time”
The Thing

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

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
September 30th

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.


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

justintime justintime
October 3rd

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
October 4th

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

Re: Quotable Quotes

Getting deeper......

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 4th

Re: Quotable Quotes

The SD "approved" version :>)

strangerdangere strangerdangere
October 4th

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.

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
October 5th

Re: Quotable Quotes

Speaking of which...….

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 5th

“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
October 6th

"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

Re: Quotable Quotes

True dat.

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 6th

"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
October 7th

Re: Quotable Quotes

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

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 7th

“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
October 8th

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
October 9th

Re: Quotable Quotes

So, what have we learned, young Quotiwans?

strangerdanger strangerdanger
October 9th

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

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

Spring fever Spring fever
October 13th

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

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

"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

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

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
October 17th


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
October 18th

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

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
October 18th

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

Pope John XXIII

htownguy htownguy
October 18th

“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!


Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
October 19th

"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

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

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

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

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

William Hazlitt

htownguy htownguy
October 25th

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

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
October 28th

“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


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.

Born: November 3, 39 AD

"Nothing good happens after midnight"

General Grant General Grant
November 4th

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
November 7th

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
4 weeks ago

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
3 weeks ago

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.


htownguy htownguy
3 weeks ago

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
2 weeks ago

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
2 weeks ago

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
2 weeks ago

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
2 weeks ago

“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.


htownguy htownguy
2 weeks ago

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
1 week ago

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.


htownguy htownguy
1 week ago

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

ianimal ianimal
1 week ago

“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
1 week ago

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
7 days ago

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

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
7 days ago

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
4 days ago

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.

Will Rogers

GreyHawk GreyHawk
4 days ago

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
2 days ago

"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
2 days ago

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
1 day ago

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


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
1 day ago

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
1 day ago


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.

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
19 hours ago

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
19 hours ago

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
18 hours ago

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
1 hour ago

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