Quote of the Day – Collected & Edited by Professor Mitch Asinoff) 4/14//07
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing- orientated' society to a 'person orientated' society. When machines and computers, profit motives, and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” (Reverend M. King, Jr.)
“I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." - Walter Cronkite
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." – (Chinese proverb)
“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong, because one day you’ll have been all of these.” (George Washington Carver)
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, & I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, & I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time, no one was left to speak up." – (Rev. Dr. Martin Niemoeller, July 1, 1937)
An update might say something such as "First they (US Gov’.t) burned the house of the Symbionese Liberation Army and killed all of their members. Most of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Then they dropped a bomb on the building of the Philadelphia MOVE group, and destroyed two city blocks, and killed 11 members. Most of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as the MOVE group.
Then they burned a house to kill Gordon Kahl, a tax protester, and killed him. Most of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as Gordon Kahl.
Then they burned a house to kill Robert Matthews, leader of "The Order," and killed him. Most of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as Robert Matthews.
Then they conducted a siege and a raid of 80-member Covenant of the Sword and Arm of the Lord religious group. Most of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as the Covenant of the Sword and Arm of the Lord.
Then they conducted a siege and a raid of Randy Weaver's family, and killed or wounded nearly everyone present; even including a baby and the dog. Many of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as Randy Weaver's family.
Then they burned the church of the Branch Davidians and killed nearly all of them. A few of us did not object because we did not believe in the same things as the Branch Davidians And then they kidnapped Elian Gonzalez ..." John Perna April 22, 2000
"If a nation or individual values anything more than freedom, it will lose it's freedom; and the irony is that if it is comfort or money it values
more, it will lose that too." --W. Somerset Maugham
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) - American judge
"...sometimes freedom is just a word for nothing left to lose: cause baby without freedom you- ain't- got nothing..." (Khristopher Kristofferson, Me and My Bobby McGee)
"if there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renowned the controversy, are people who want crops without plowing the ground." (Sir Fredrick Douglas)
"Beneath it all we are all human and that's scary! "(Tom Hodgson)
"Better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven." (John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1)
"Better to die on your feet than live on your knees." (Albert Camus, The-Rebel)
"...accept the idea that American democracy is a failed governmental system and therefore the world can only be saved by the establishment of a one world government." (Jerry Farwell)
"One of the penalties of refusing to partake in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." (Plato)
“You write because you have something to say. Writing’s hard enough. You shouldn’t have to read my mind as to what I want.”When people date they put their best foot forward & their partner falls for a faced, When reality sets in they wonder where the person fell for is.” (Professor Paul Broer)
“Fear can be a fierce enemy always ruling or a formidable enemy about to retreat.
”A major cause of divorce is marrying someone you think they can live with V. someone you can’t live without.” (Jim Dobson, Ph.D.)
“What is peace without freedom? Is it truly freedom”? (Barry Farber)
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." – (John Wooden)
“Writing’s a diagnostic tool: half the ‘battle’ of problem -solving is stress, anxiety & frustration emanating from the inability to express & I.D. problems. It cuts that by collecting, condensing, coordinating & clarifying my thoughts. So I can focus on resolution
“People rarely improve because they’re comfortable in their misery, change takes work & they fear the unknown.
“Being in love is great because you are so happy the’ tail wags the dog.’
“Life’s a skyscraper: the foundation must be truth/reality to avert an ultimate collapse.
“Humor’s a circuit-breaker to save your sanity.
“Love’s a magnet: many functional people gravitate toward it, while many are repelled. The primary motivation is fear of abandonment, betrayal, commitment, failure, intimacy, rejection, success and the unknown.
“Love a swimming pool: if you jump in you soon warm up. But many people become spectators/bystanders in life because they don’t “realize that if you dip your toe & feel it is too cold today, you’ll return tomorrow, you’ll never go in.
“Assimilating the peace to accept things you can’t change is attained incrementally & in plateaus. It is one of the most elusive and rewarding accomplishments in life
“Quiet. You’re in a learning zone. Education’s a one way ticket to any place you want.
“Acceptance, consideration, courtesy and respect are a two-way street: we must give them to get them.
“Courtesy’s contagious! Catch it!! gays are seeking love in all the wrong places. Any guy wanting to see ‘all’ of me desperately needs shock therapy. I don’t want to see it. I shower in the dark.
“Want, have and need are three very different things.
“People treat you badly cause you let them.
“Ponder your desires very carefully…they may bear fruit.
“The more knowledgeable a person is about a topic the more dogmatic they are, unfortunately.
“If you’re unhappy with the present it’s because you didn’t plan for the future in the past.
“You’re never too young to be cynical, suspicious & distrusting.
“Truth isn’t just stranger than fiction, it’s funnier. You can’t make some things up. No one has that much imagination.
“Women want a resume for a dance and a portfolio for a date.
“.Friend and friendly aren’t synonymous!
“Clichés are usually true.
“Self – indulgence all too often leads to self destruction.
“Gays are sick. They need sympathy, compassion, spiritual & psychiatric help, not fear, persecution or legitimacy.
“You must be a bit crazy to live, drive & work in a city like NY.
“A NYC minute’s 55 seconds…And dropping rapidly.
“Understanding’s a back door to forgiveness & helps you attain peace over the past.
”Listen and observe people‘s words and deeds.
“Do the right thing.
“What would the eraser industry do if we didn’t err?
“You should know what friends mean and where they’re coming from.
“People won’t let love conquer anything, much less everything.
“Pets are better than people: they give unconditional love/loyalty. People want to know what you did for them lately.
“The Devil took up sewing & turned the blue dress into a postal uniform to test my faith with bills.
“Righteousness superior character/compassion/humanity/heart/integrity sincerity/sympathy/ understanding & all that emanate from them shine brighter than a beacon in the darkness of the night symbolizing our “ME” society
“People who don’t desire to understand do so at least partially because they never had to.
“Some people don’t deserve sympathy because they’re willing ‘victims’” (Myself)
“We all travel the road of missed opportunities. It’s ’the valley of the shadow of death’. The peace that comes from knowing you did your all, is the’ rod and Staff that comfort you’.” (Psalms, 23:4 & myself)
“It’s everyone’s right to make a fool of themselves for the one they love once. Many of us add zeros on in error. It’s a part of life.”
(Tom Barrecca & myself)
"Life's- not- multiple –choice: Like it, or not, everywhere you go and whatever you do for a living you must be able to write. If you're any type of supervisor, manager, director, secretary or business -person you must be able to write -letters, memos & reports!
Life's not multiple-choice!" (Professor Steve Alden & myself)
“…revolutions are not started by people who have one meal a day or three. But by those who have two. So close, yet so far, lower, mid & upper class. ” (Professor Tom Karfunkel & myself)
“…the concept of religious tolerance is new: in earlier times we wanted our neighbor to accept our religion. If he didn’t we wanted to burn his house down…with him in it.” (Professor Tom Karfunkel)
“With family you don’t need enemies.” (Christine Donovan)
“Family’s what u make of it.” (Victoria Rowling, actress & author)
"It is (sex in failed relationship) like losing a finger: you are unable to go on in life but there are scars." (Katy Carro)
“Sex satisfies your physical needs, nit your emotional ones.
”It’s amazing how effortlessly people say, do and ask the stupidest things without so much as a single thought!” (Dave Leifer)
“The limits are that of the -imagination" (Rod Serling)
“Writing’s the endless rearranging of 26 letters". (Larry Gelbart, comedy writer and author of M*A*S*H*)
“Paper is more ‘patient’ than people.” (Anne Frank)"Writers wage a war with words on paper!" (Professor Alice Richardson)
"Government is the great fiction, through which everyone endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else." (Fred Bostait, Essays on Political Economy)
"Some say prosperity’s when the prices of things you sell rise and inflation is when the cost of the things you buy rise." (Steve Slavin)
“If we love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude, better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your council, or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands of those who feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you. May prosperity forget you were ever our- country -men." (Samuel Adams)
"Give me liberty, or give me death!" (Patrick Henry)
"...every form of refuge has its price..." (The Eagles rock band)
"You spend a billion dollars here or there and sooner or later it adds up to real money." (former Illinois Senator, Ed Berkson)
"One man's wage rise is another's price hike." (Sir Harold Wilson, 1970)
"Money can't buy me love." (The Beatles)
"A part of man's nature is a void in his soul which cannot be filled with anything, but spirituality." (St. Augustine)
"What is it if a man gains the whole world, but loses- his-soul." (Jesus Christ)
“Success is the best perfume.” (Liz Taylor)
"The budget should be balanced, the treasuries…refilled and the public debt…reduced. The arrogance of officialdom…tempered and controlled. And assistance to foreign lands…curtailed, less we become bankrupt." (Cicero, 63 B.C)
"As U.S. citizens, we're consuming more than we produce, borrowing more than we save & spending more than we earn. We're rapidly approaching the time to pay the Pied Piper." (Murray Weidenbaum, Rendezvous with Reality, N.Y: Basic Books, 1988, P.4)
"Just because something is good for business does not necessarily mean it is good for people." (David Axelrod)
"To err is human; to get paid for it is divine." (William Fruend, Economic Consultant)"It's easy to train economists. Just teach a parrot to say supply and demand." (Tom Caryle)
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday did not come true today." (Lawrence J. Peter, Peter's Quotations)
“Nothing is as permanent as a temporary government program." (Milton Freidman, "the art of taxation is plucking the Goose to get the most feathers with the least hissing." (Jean Colbert)
"That which angers men most is to be taxed above their neighbors." (Sir William Petty)
"Taxes are the price we pay for being a civilized society." (A- Treaty- of- Taxes,- and- Contributions 1662).
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. The- idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest." - (Albert Einstein)
"Creditors have better memories than debtors." (Jim Howell, 1659)
“Money means a lot when you don’t have it.” (Isidore Asinoff, RIP)
"The entrepreneur indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own gain, & he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention... By perusing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." (Adam Smith, The-Wealth-Of-Nations, Book 4, Chapter 2, PP. 477-8, London: Methuen, 1950).
My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn't.
I’m never wrong. I thought I was once, but it was a mistake. I was right.
Forgiveness releases you from the past.
The art of diplomacy’s telling people where to go in such a way they look forward to the ride.
If you’re unhappy, it’s because you didn’t plan for the future in the past.
God, grant me the-senility to forget those I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones I do & the vision to tell them apart.
Going to church or temple doesn’t make you a good Christian of Jew anymore than going to a garage makes you a car.”
Think education’s expensive? Try ignorance.
"Do not fear your friends…as they can only betray you Do not fear your enemies…as they can only destroy you. Fear the apathetic…as their silence condones all the atrocities in the world." (Russian Poet)
Truth has a way of finding daylight.If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.
We’re not humans having a spiritual experience. We’re spiritual beings having a human experience."
“If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
Brian Berliner, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
“Ambition and commitment are two very different things.
”Some people produce and some are produce.”
"Just because something feels natural or good, does not mean that it is right. Adultery feels good, that does not make it right." (Dahoud Ibraham)
"A 10 year study by the David Barton Research Center took 15,000 quotes from our founding fathers and then boiled them down to the top 3,154 and then found that were all biblically inspired." (Dr. Jay Grimstead, Founder of The-Coalition On-Revival)
"Some people view God as a cosmic Santa-Claus or a genie in a book. God closes a door and opens a window.” (Dr. Al Pecora)
“The Bible is a guide book for life." (Harvey Jablon)
“…above all else to thy own self one must be true.” (William Shakespeare)
“People today watch TV for all of three seconds before changing channels. If you don’t get their attention by then chances are you never- will.” (Professor Eileen Fisher)
“Your average redneck doesn’t know anything about Judaism. He’s ant-Semitic because of the people.”(Detective Mike Goodwin)
"Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of the immortals."- David Ogilvy
“Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
“Last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty.
“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." (Unknown)
“Small minds discuss people. Average ones discuss events. Great ones discuss ideas!
“If you fail to plan you plan to fail." (Unknown)
“The 12th Commandment says, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished." (Myself)
“Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." (James Donaha, Mr. Scott, Star Trek)
“Insanity’s hereditary: you get it from your family.
If it’s not document it never happened.
You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.” (Melanie Clark)
"Love helps you over the rough spots" (Arnita Finerson).
There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her -heart. (Melanie Griffith)
“Be thankful for what you’ve got and you'll get more. If you focus on what you don't have,
you’ll -never have- enough." (Oprah Winfrey)
“Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are…of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
“Eat to live. Don’t live to eat.” (Ben Franklin)
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
“The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.” (Japanese proverb)
”Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.” (Sam Ullman)
"Life is a paradox because people are complex creatures. Yet we all have simple needs & it often takes so little to satisfy them. We're like snowflakes: we are all a bit different, but we come from and go to the same place & all have the same basic needs." (Scott Chaiet)
"We will find neither national purpose nor personal satisfaction in a mere continuation of economic progress, in an endless amassing of worldly goods. We cannot measure national spirit by the Dow Jones average, nor national achievement by the Gross National Product..." (Senator Robert Kennedy, To-Seek- A- Never World, Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1967, p. 264).
“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation.” (G.W. Griffin, filmmaker)
"20-30 million adults cannot read, write, or add well enough to function effectively at work." (Joe Berger, "Companies Step in Where the Schools Fail", N.Y. Times, 9/26/89, A-1)
Unfortunately, "U.S. schools are graduating students who even lack the skills to fill existing assembly line jobs, let alone the sophisticated new jobs that increasingly dominate the economy." (Ed Fiske, "Impending U.S. Jobs 'Disaster': Work Force Unqualified to Work", N.Y. Times, 9/25/89, A-1
"The propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." (George Washington, first Inaugural Address of a U.S. President, 1789)
"If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the constitution designates.–But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed." (G. Washington)
”We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
“Anyone who never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years
"He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help."- (Abraham Lincoln, 16th President)
“Every American should read, write and cipher well enough to defend their rights and provide for their family.
"My theory’s always been that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair. "God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we’ve removed convictions that are a gift from God"
Stop the powers of few from ruling on the labor of the many.
“That which governs least, governs best.” (Thomas Jefferson, second President 1801, his first Inaugural Address)
"Our problems are man made. Therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." – (John F. Kennedy)
“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket & trying to lift himself up by the handle." Sir Winston Churchill
“he inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
“Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so.
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."~R. Reagan ~
"I have wondered at times about what the 10 Commandments would’ve looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.
"The taxpayer: someone who works for the federal gov't., but doesn't have to take the civil service exam.
"Gov’t.’s like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end & no sense of responsibility at the other.
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
"Govt.'s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
"Politics is not a bad profession. If u succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself u can always write a book." (Regan)
When George Washington was sworn in as the first president of our great nation some two centuries ago he placed his hand upon the Bible, standing less than a day’s journey, by horseback from raw, untamed wilderness. There were four million Americans in a union of 13 Colonies. Since then we've pioneered and revolutionized the world with inventions like the train, car and plane, and journeyed to the moon. We stood together as a nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Many feel we need to look back for glory and greatness, but present day America need not. There are many mountains yet to climb. (President Reagan's inaugural address, January 21, 1985)
“Reagan defeated Communism without firing a shot or shedding a drop of blood. We had the food & they couldn’t eat bullets." (Jim Ledi)
“If you agree with me seven out of ten times vote for me, but if you agree with me ten out of ten times see a psychiatrist.
“Reagan had tunnel vision, but boy what tunnel- vision.!” (Ed Koch)
"A major problem with Americans today is ignorance, as they are 'dumbing -down'" (late Dan Monihan, former NY, US ‘ –Senator-R.I.P.).
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."-(General H. Norman Schwartzkopf)
Great Quotes by Mark Twain
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet, steady, loyal & enduring a nature. It’ll last a lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
A man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Dance & sing like no one’s watching or listening. Love, like you've never been hurt & live like it's Heaven on Earth.
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he’ll do all things to get himself envied.
It’s better to keep your mouth shut & appear dumb than open it & remove all doubt.
It is noble to be good; it is still nobler to teach others to be good - and less trouble.
Let your secret, sympathies & compassion always be with the under-dog…it’s magnanimity; bet on the other-it’s business.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life
Nothing incites to money-crimes like great poverty or great wealth.
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she has laid an asteroid.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, & therefore are most economical in its use.
All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he’ll do all things to get himself envied
It is better to keep your mouth shut & look stupid than open it & remove all doubt.
It is noble to be good; it is still nobler to teach others to be good - & less trouble.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know, I've done it a 1,000 times.
The old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended ,by saying such a laugh was money in a man's pocket, because it cut down the doctor's bills like anything.
When I was 14, my dad was so ignorant I barely stood him. At 21, I was astonished how much he- learned in seven years.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you’d stay out and your dog would go in
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress....But then I repeat myself.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. (1866)
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. -Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.-Herb Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man....which debt he proposes
to pay off with your money.” -G Gordon Liddy
“You can’t let go of your dreams.” (Kathy Napoli)
“When I was a kid, I always wanted to be somebody...I should’ve been more specific." (Lilly Tomlin)
“Presentation is everything: if you can’t get your ideas across in a clear, concise manner they’re lost. It doesn’t matter how brilliant they are.” (Thea Custis, R.I.P.)
“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” - Rita Mae Brow
“Some people have nothing to worry about because they have nothing to worry with.” (Richard McNally)
“Worry’s the absence of faith.” (Pastor Dave )
“Your flaws grow as you age.
“God talks to us through ideas.” (Helen Delaney)
“I can’t lend you my lawnmower now because my wife’s cooking/in the shower/mom’s visiting... What’s the connection? None, one excuse is as good as another.” (Zeke Cohen)
"Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm." - Robert Louis Stevenson
“When- you -assume you make an ass of u and me.” (Felix Unger-Tony Randall-R.I.P.)
“Two people can keep a secret, if one’s dead.” (Joy Browne, Ph. D.)
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself." – (Galileo)
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” (M. Ali)
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal." – (Helen Keller)
“Always remember, there is more strength in you, than you ever realized or even imagined. Certainly nothing can keep you down, if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there.” .—(Norman V. Peale)
“Many doctors can’t see beyond their training because they weren’t taught to think.” (Dr, Peter Herteloo)
“The time has come for you to start owning your own life… You own it for whatever you choose to be. If you don’t, let me make you a promise: someone else will through guilt and demands.” (Carol Price)
"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel." - G. K. Chesterton
“I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.” (Woody Allen)
The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What... does a woman want?" (Freud)
“An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” (Agitha Christie)
"In a relationship one of the most important things is sharing the same values." (Connie Pizzero)
“The media only plays up the condom angle & doesn’t push abstinence as the only sure way to avoid contracting AIDS...” (Magic Johnson)
"Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
"Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work." (Henry Ford)
“I’m German & the first thing I noticed here is young people sit around bars talking sports. In Europe they talk politics, current events & world affairs.” (Manny Schlarb)
“The problem with Americans is they glorify entertainers and athletes who are merely entertainers. I’m Pilipino and I’ve lived in many countries. This is the only with derogatory names for educated people. It began as bookworm. Then it became nerd, geek, and dweeb. They have a nickname in Europe too... scholars.” (Bing Inocensio, Ph.D.)
”The power to tax is the power to destroy.” (Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Marshall)
"Corporations are an ingenuous device for obtaining individual profit, without individual responsibility." (Ambrose Peirce, The Devil's Dictionary)
"We are a schizophrenic society: in one hospital room a woman is having an abortion in the fifth month, while in another room doctors are working feverishly to save a premature baby..." (Professor Michael Gallagher)
"Abortion is like cutting your own foot off." (Dr. Sid Zelin)
"People need to appease their conscience so they rationalize by saying things like it isn't a baby. It's a fetus, or something else. And since it isn't a baby, it isn't murder." (Professor Carmen Valle)
"The debate over abortion isn't over whether or not life begins at conception. It obviously does, or you wouldn't have to abort it. The debate is over when it attains 'personhood', whatever that is." (Professor Tony Mancini)
“We’re a schizophrenic society: in one room there’s a neo-natal care unit. Across the hall they’re performing third term abortions.” (Professor Michael Gallagher)
“People all too often are willing to give their bodies, but not their hearts, & we can't wear condoms on our hearts.
"Lesbians are trying to be the man the man they are meant to marry.
”Failure can be a back door to success.” (Dr. Howard Asinoff)
"Many people are too independent, don’t know what they want,& do not appreciate what they have, or had." (Peter Moreo & Dr. Asinoff)
"We must help kids by setting role models for personal and moral stability." (Jerry Farwell)
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz
“Going away to college makes you mature, independent, self- sufficient, adult.” (Michelle Harris)
"Learn to pause ... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you." - Doug King
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to." - George E. Allen
"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." - H. G. Wells
“Sometimes we make our own hell. Life in NYC's pergatory” (Bob Blei)
“Guard- well your- spare- moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them & they'll become the brightest gems in a useful life.
"Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders & absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely & with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."-Ralph W. Emerson
"Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself." - Andrew Carnegie
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
"Quality is long remembered while price is soon forgotten" - Aldo Gucci.
“Love gives and –forgives. There is nothing too much for love to heal with its magical touch!” Helen Steiner Rice
“NYC Teachers deserve combat pay!” (Carolyn Henry)
“I've never learned anything while I was talking.” - Larry King
"I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others." - Booker T. Washington
"Good words shall gain you honor in the marketplace, but good deeds shall gain you friends among men." - Lao Tzu
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." - Thomas Paine
"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." - Somerset Maugham
“A problem with marriage today is it’s a business arrangement: 50/50. You install a “back-door:” If you do you’ll use it.
“Even hypocrites have their standards: somw would never steal or hesitate to lie.” (Rasheda Mitchell)
"Forgetting of a wrong is mild Revenge." Thomas Fuller
George Bernard Shaw
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves & a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” - Zig Ziglar
“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
“My goal’s to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.” –(Anonymous)
“f your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.” (Unknown)
“Accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – (Ann Landers) ”If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went...-“ (Will Rogers ”There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” (Ben Williams)
”A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” (Josh Billings)
“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” – (Andy Rooney)
”We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.” (M. Acklam)
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.” (Sigmund Freud)
”I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” (Rita Rudner)
”A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance & to turn around 3X times before lying down”.-(Robert Benchley)
“Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” (Franklin P. Jones)
”If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, & very, very few persons.” – (James Thurber)
”My dog’s worried about the economy cause Alpo’s up to $3 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog $.“ Joe Weinstein
"If you think dogs can't count, try putting 3 biscuits in your pocket & give him only two”. (Phil Pastoret)
”Ever-consider-what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth.” (Anne Tyler)
”Women & cats will do as they please. Men & dogs should relax & get used to the idea.” “Robert A. Heinlein”
“If you pick up a starving dog & make him prosperous, he won’t bite you; that’s the principal difference between a dog and a man.” –(Mark Twain)
”You- can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that.” – (Dave Barry)
”Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – (Roger Caras)
"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it." – (Johnathan Winters)
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to errr. It passes- my comprehension, how humans, be they ever so experienced, and- able, can delight in depriving other humans of that precious right.
“A "No" uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
“Better to be violent to serve violence in our hearts than to put on a cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good the good’s only temporary. The evil it does is permanent.” (Gandhi)
"They say the chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. The chains you put around yourself now have enormous consequences as you go through life." --Warren Buffett
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor country.” Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown U.
"Giving $ & power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." -P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” -Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” -Will Rogers
"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!” -P.J. O'Rourke
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” -Voltaire (1764)
Just- because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn't mean it won't take an interest in you! (Pericles, 430 B.C.)
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." -Groucho Marx
"The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once." -H.V. Prochnow
"I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it." -Lyndon B. Johnson
"A man's wife has more power over him than the state has." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My husband & I split over religious differences. He thought he was God. I didn't." - Unknown
"My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met." -Rodney Dangerfield
"Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain't so hot." -Minnie Pearl
"Behind every great man there is a surprised woman." -Maryon Pearson
"They say love’s blind...& marriage is an institution. Well, I'm not ready for an institution for the blind just yet."-Mae West"Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
"No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single."- -H.L. Mencken
"A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished." -Zsa Zsa Gabor
"I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her." -Rodney Dangerfield
"A wedding is just like a funeral, except that u- get- to- smell your own flowers." -Grace Hansen
"If nature had arranged that husbands & wives should have children… alternatively, there’d never be more than three in a family." -Lawrence Housman
"Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women." -Marion Smith "Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits & then complain that he's not the man she married?" Barbra Streisand
"Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery." -Erma Bombeck
"I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married." -Lewis Grizzard
There's a way of transferring funds that’s faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage." -James Holt McGavran
"In an age of deceit, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act". - George Orwell
“If Christians lived according to their faith, there would be no Hindus left in India. I knew how powerful the fundamental tenets of Christianity -- fighting poverty, caring for the least among us, loving your enemies, eschewing materialism and embracing humility -- could be if everyone who called themselves a Christian truly followed them?" - Gandhi
"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." ~Oscar Wilde
“What the big print giveth, the fine print taketh away.” (Unknown)
“If a doctor, lawyer or accountant had 30 people in his office @ one time, all with different needs, some didn’t want to be there & were causing trouble, & the doctor, lawyer or accountant, had to treat them all, alone with professional excellence for nine months, they might have a clue about the demands of a teacher’s job.” (Unknown)
“In marriage one person’s (woman) goal is to bend their spouse’s- will to theirs.” (Dr. Laura Schlesinger)