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
Hard work pays off.
Dreams come true.
Bad times don't last
But bad guys do.
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
"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
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift . That's why they call it the present.
Never trust your money with anyone who's last name is "Madoff"
P.S. I like this thread... lots of good stuff!
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
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
"The question should be, Is it worth trying to do...Not can it be done." : Allard Lowenstein
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
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.
"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
Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.
- Wayne Dyer
When arguing with a fool, always make sure the opponent is not doing the same thing. - A. Lincoln.
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
"You're really going to compare Trump who lived a disciplined lifestyle to that clown?! "
"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."
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??
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.
"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
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.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read"--Groucho Marx.
If you lose your temper, you're wrong...even if you're right.
The best advice my dad ever gave me.
Surround yourself with those that bring forth your best.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
---John Kenneth Galbraith---
We're = one word
We are = two words
“The Beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
"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]?)
"Be at war with your vices.. at peace with your neighbors and let every New Year find you a better man.": Benjamin Franklin
"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
"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
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.
"Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know." : Cullen Hightower
"I can tell you ... nuclear holocaust would be like no other."
"This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine"
"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
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”
"Health is the greatest gift, Contentment the greatest wealth, and Faithfulness the greatest relationship". : Buddha
"I begin to speak only when I'm certain what I'll say isn't better left unsaid." - Cato
"Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious." - Thomas Edison
(If you haven't tried this - do!)
"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
"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
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
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
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers
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
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
"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.": Nicholas Sparks
"Parenthood is more than biology.... it's an attitude."
"A best friend is like a four leaf clover..... hard to find, lucky to have "
"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
"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
Here you go Joyful...
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
"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
"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
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.":
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."
"Speak when you are angry - and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.":
Lawrence J. Peters
That's a good one, Joyful.
On a lighter note.
"The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese!"
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.
That's true … Adele cut her hair after we got engaged … still married 40 years later :-D
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.
“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.”
"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
“A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest”?
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble...finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies”.
"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
"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?"
“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.”
"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":
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
"When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame, it will be time for you to leave."
" Why do we close our eyes when we pray, when we cry, when we kiss or when we dream?"..."Because the most beautiful things in our life are not seen but felt only by the heart". : Author Unknown
“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
― Mark Twain
"You have to go through those mountains and valleys- because that is what life is": Soul Growth : Wayne Newton
Beautiful quotes, joyful!!
Here's a tee shirt I need with the perfect quote on it. ;-)
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
"You cannot go back and change the beginning...but you can start where you are and change the ending." : C.S. Lewis
It is only in Challenging the Laws of the Universe, that One can Change the Universe.
In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
***bonus Adenauer quote***
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
"Be thankful for what you do have; you'll end up having more." "If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." : Oprah Winfrey
The power of the culture industry's ideology is such that conformity has replaced consciousness.
Theodor W Adorno
***bonus Adorno quote***
People have so manipulated the concept of freedom that it finally boils down to the right of the stronger and richer to take from the weaker and poorer whatever they still have.
"The game looks easy from here," Hall of Fame baseball player Richie Ashburn to his broadcasting sidekick Harry Kalas. RIP to both!
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear".
"It is just like the days."
"Another day passes, a new day arrives."
"The important thing is to make it meaningful- A meaningful friend- or a meaningful day." : Dalai Lama
When the Dalai Lama ordered a sandwich at the deli, he said "make me one with everything" LOL …. Hello, Dalai, it's so nice to have you back where you belong … :-D
Just sub Dalai for Dolly … good song :-D
There is only one way to degrade mankind permanently and that is to destroy language.
***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.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
***bonus Valéry quote***
Love is being stupid together.
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Thomas A. Edison
Another Thomas Edison quote:
"Your worth counts in what you are and not in what you have."
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.
Rope burns the flesh / Cold Steel chills to the bone / Leather comforts as it binds the soul
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
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
Women never look so well as when one comes in wet and dirty from hunting.
Robert Smith Surtees
Born: May 17, 1805
To be happy is not the purpose of our being rather it is to deserve happiness.
---Johann Gottlieb Fichte---
Born: May 19, 1762
“I like children they are tasty.” Albert Fish serial killer, Born: May 19, 1870
Trust gets you killed,love gets you hurt, and being real gets you hated.
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."
To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
Born: May 23, 1799
Hood quote I like
O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
Man has the right to deal with his oppressors by devouring their palpitating hearts.
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.
"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."
Ayn Rand - 1980
John Donne - 1600
Hillary Clinton - 2000
Joseph Stalin - 1940
All of the above :>)
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.
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," :
We were together. I forget the rest.
Born: May 31, 1819
and then came facebook
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.
born June 2, 1731
My sentiments exactly.
"Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against."
“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
Just remember-you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Winnie the Pooh!
Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
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
“Suffering has been greater than all other teachings. I have been bent and broken, but I hope into a better shape.”
Born: June 4, 1951
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.
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.
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
Sometimes the feeling that life is great just swells up inside you and fills you with joy.
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer
Born: June 17, 1867
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Born: June 18, 1942
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.
born June 19, 1608
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.....
Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.
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
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.
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
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.
- WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT
"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)...
“Cheese crumbs spread before a pair of copulating rats will distract the female but not the male.”
— Alfred Kinsey
Born: June 23, 1894
The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.": Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
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.
Born: June 25, 1894
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
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.
Born: June 27, 1869
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. Emma Goldman
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/
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
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
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.
Born: June 30, 1893
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.
Born: 1 July 1574
WC Fields was asked, "Do you like children?" His answer, "Only if properly cooked."
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
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
- CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
Born: July 3, 1860
“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.”
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
No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.
Born: July 5, 1843
"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
I don't know who said this.
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.
Born: July 6, 1878
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"..: Marilyn Monroe
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
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
“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
When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.
Born: July 10, 1509
“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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Born: July 17, 1674
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do. Isaac Watts
"Wherever you go, there you are"
Attributed to either Confucius or Buckaroo Banzai ..... no one seems to know for sure!
“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
“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
“ 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.
Born: July 20, 1304
“ 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
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
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.
Born: July 23, 1823
The moods of love are like the wind,
And none knows whence or why they rise. - Coventry Patmore
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Born: July 24, 1897
"Learn to appreciate all that you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had". :
Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.
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.
Born: July 27, 1905
A human being is what he eats
Born: July 28, 1804
My only wish isto transform friends of God into friends of man, believers into thinkers, devotees of prayer into devotees of work, candidates for the hereafter into students of the world, Christians who, by their own procession and admission, are half animal, half angel into persons, into whole persons. Ludwig Feuerbach
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.": George Bernard Shaw
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice.
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
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.
Born: July 30, 1863
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."
"Racism and injustice and violence sweep our world, bringing a tragic harvest of heartache and death."
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.
Born: July 31, 1912
"One of the greatest mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."
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.
Born: July 31, 1900
Faith dare the soul to go further than it can see.
Born: August 1, 1770
Life is full of hardships, pimp slaps, and sorrow Coolio Born: August 1, 1963
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.
Born: August 2, 1820
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
“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
“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."
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
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong Born: August 5, 1930
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
I've debated for months about whether or not to post this here, but about a year ago I started a blog which is *mostly* quotes about the uplifting/healing/unifying power of the arts. Especially music. It is not my intention to detract from this thread, nor to make it about me. I just think it (my blog) might be interesting to some of you if you enjoy these kinds of inspirational quotes. If you feel so inclined, please visit
And certainly, if anyone feels this post is inappropriate for any reason, just simply say so and I will delete it.
History has always proved that books are the first plain on which certain battles are fought.
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.
Born: August 7, 1742
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.
Born: August 7, 1742
"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men have burned and bombed, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.": Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You can't let your failures define you — you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time."
Barack Obama (to students)
BTW, does Donald Trump have anything quotable which is not comical?
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
well, it is a true statement, regardless of your opinion of the source.
"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers".: Martin Luther King, Jr.
If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government.
Born: August 8, 1879
Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone.
Born: August 9 1653
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Born: August 10, 1874
"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.": John F. Kennedy
The secret of living in peace with all people lies in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality.
- Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
Born: August 11, 1778
“Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.”
— John Balguy
Born: August 12, 1686
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.
Born: August 13, 1666
“In olden days people were worse than us but knew much more than us.”
— Vladimir Odoevsky — Born: August 13, 1803
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."
Born: August 14, 1863
“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 creations 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
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.
Birth Date: August 17, 1786
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
"Nothing can be loved or hated until it is understood".: Leonardo Da Vinci
Right or wrong, the customer is always right.
born Aug. 18, 1834
Give the lady what she wants!
born Aug. 18, 1834
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.
Born: August 18, 1917
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.....
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Born: August 19, 1686
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.
Born: August 20, 1897
When a politician states that we are all in the same boat, be on Your guard. Does it mean that YOU are supposed to be doing all the rowing?
Vilhelm Moberg - Born: August 20, 1898
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