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Any words of wisdom out there? Old sayings? Quotable quotes?
130 answers on 2 pages...


Answer by persh on 3.4.00 9:41 PM
"The noblest of spirits, the highest of philosophies, can be eliminated if their bearer is beaten to death with a rubber truncheon." - Goebels

or, if you don't like that one -

"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." - Albert Einstein
 

 Answer by bikrwast on 3.8.00 3:14 AM
For those who believe ignoring something will make it go away.

"What goes away by itself, comes back by itself."
 

 Answer by Besso on 3.8.00 6:08 PM
Religion is man's way of protecting himself from spiritual experience.
 

 Answer by chelsea1 on 3.11.00 12:10 AM
"If you hire morons, you'll get bad decisions quicker." -- President of Harley Davidson
 

 Answer by timandju on 3.12.00 1:42 PM
When there is a piano to be moved, don't reach for the stool.
 

 Answer by Dragger on 3.14.00 11:50 PM
Never get your penis caught in a toaster!
 

 Answer by lezzy on 3.16.00 12:13 AM
"Do right and fear no man.
Don't write and fear no woman".

My Dad told me this when I was 7.
 

 Answer by Phish on 3.16.00 2:31 AM
Suffering leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to the Dark Side.

Yoda (Jedi Master)
 

 Answer by lauren91 on 3.18.00 3:48 PM
"...Strive to be happy"
Max Ehrmann
 

 Answer by dmills on 3.19.00 1:58 AM
To Acquire Knowledge One Must Study
BUT
To Acquire Wisdom One Must Observe

--author unknown
 

 Answer by kc5jvj on 3.19.00 11:30 PM
"Common sense isn't!" --Jeff Baker

"Tolerance is the last 'virtue' in a declining society." --Dr. James Kennedy
 

 Answer by syr on 3.21.00 12:20 AM
I see my body as an instrument not an ornament
-Alanis Morissette

Let the wind blow through your hair while you still have some
-Dave Weinbaum

Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest
-Neil Kinnock

Character is defined by what you do while no one is looking
-I don't remember
 

 Answer by Swillpig on 3.21.00 2:21 PM
My favourite: Keep your timber limber!
 

 Answer by pidtel on 3.23.00 4:50 PM
Try and try until you succeed.
 

 Answer by betsy314 on 3.25.00 4:19 PM
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

If wishes were horses, peasants would ride!

"Give every man thy ear but few thy voice." --Shakespeare

Spanish proverbs:
Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho. (From the said to the done there is a big gap.)
Ya que la casa esta' quemando, calente'monos. (Since the house is burning, let's get warm.)
Quien adelante no mira, atra's se queda. (He who doesn't look ahead stays behind.)

"Happiness is a warm puppy" - Charles Schultz (1922-2000)

"I think, therefore I am." Descartes

"The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred..." - Soichiro Honda

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

One person with courage makes a majority.

"I am only one person, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something." --Helen Keller.

"No one suspects the butterfly!" --Bart Simpson

War doesn't determine who's right but who's left.

"Circumstances derange what men arrange." --Hunchback of Notre Dame

"I'd rather be the head of a fly than the tail of a lion." --Hunchback of Notre Dame

"It's nobler to philosophize and write poetry than to balance cats in the street." --Hunchback of Notre Dame

The past is history. The futureís a mystery. Today is a gift; thatís why itís called the present.

'The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "Hmmm. That's funny..."' - Isaac Asimov

"Give me a balcony and I will be president again!" --Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra, 5-time president of Ecuador

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." - Carl Sagan

"There is no spoon." --The Matrix
 

 Answer by cyndy10 on 3.25.00 9:28 PM
My favorite, I've given it here many times. But it's worth repeating. Someday, somebody will ask me about it...

..."The slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of incompetence is unbearable..."
 

 Answer by jaschem1 on 3.26.00 11:58 AM
Slow down in life a little and always "smell the roses along the way".
 

 Answer by Sirrah on 3.29.00 7:20 AM
Bite off more than you can chew and chew like fury !

"I love work. I could sit and watch it forever"
Jerome K Jerome

"I would never join a club that would have me as a member"
Groucho Marx

Be yourself. No one else is better qualified for the job.

No generalization is true... not even this one.

"Everything I tell you is a lie even what I am telling you now."
Peter Cook as the Devil

God does have a sense of humour. She created man.

Why is chocolate better than sex ? because you can eat chocolate all day, in public, and no one complains.

I worry about my mind sometimes.

It's a case of mind over matter : I don't mind and you don't matter.

It's a case of mind over matter: if only my matter didn't mind.

I can resist anything except temptation.
 

 Answer by jennb on 3.31.00 12:12 AM
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
-Mother Teresa
 

 Answer by lounds on 4.2.00 12:38 AM
"I know that God will never give me more hen I can handle... I jus wish He wouldn't trust me so much."
Mother Teresa
 

 Answer by tash on 4.2.00 10:55 AM
If you dont identify a problem, you cant solve it.
 

 Answer by solana on 4.2.00 11:22 AM
Love is blind
remember this.. and check in with a sighted person!
 

 Answer by syl on 4.4.00 12:02 PM
I read this on the train this morning and thought it was so true.

"Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel"

Horace Walpole
 

 Answer by Theatra on 4.6.00 6:25 PM
You reap what you sow.
To thine ownself be true~Shakespear
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.~William Shakespeare
There can be mircles, when you believe...
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.
 

 Answer by Whillow on 4.8.00 3:47 AM
Love never divides, it multiplies.

Was told this when I was convinced I was ruining my daughters life by having another child. Now that I had my son, I realized how true this is. Just catching her kiss his forehead when she thinks I am not looking makes me see how silly I was acting!
 

 Answer by WSAHM on 4.8.00 12:44 PM
The protestant work ethic says, "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again." To me, trying too hard stifles creativity.

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

"We don't plan to fail, we just fail to plan." - Will Rogers
 

 Answer by WViolet on 4.9.00 6:10 PM
I, too, love quotations and try to use one every week in my newspaper column.

The soul never thinks without a picture. - Aristotle

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. - Marya Mannes

From the time I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. - Bette Davis

A woman has to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one. - Mae West

Too much of a good thing is wonderful. - Mae West

We do not remember the days, we remember the moments. - Cesare Pavese

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. - David Hume

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

Imagination is the eye of the soul. - Joseph Joubert

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart. - Russian Proverb

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it's lacking. - La Rochefoucald

In good writing, words become one with things. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who so loves believes the impossible. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 

 Answer by isk8 on 4.10.00 10:04 AM
As Maria at Ice Zone in bordman always says
"Reach high for the moon and you'll catch the stars."
 

 Answer by jpttu on 4.10.00 11:50 PM
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face ... You must do the thing you cannot do."
ó Eleanor Roosevelt
 

 Answer by Peddie00 on 4.11.00 4:41 PM
The deafest sould are those who refuse to hear.
 

 Answer by Peddie00 on 4.11.00 4:43 PM
Great books are like wine, good books are like water. Wine is good, but everyone must drink water. I write water.
-Mark Twain
 

 Answer by colldoll on 4.11.00 11:40 PM
Time is a test of trouble,
But not a remedy.
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no malady

As the Chinese sage Wei Wu admonished:[3]
Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9% of what you think,
And everything you do,
Is for yourself,
And there isn't one.
 

 Answer by Belzabob on 4.12.00 4:13 PM
"Learn from your friends' mistakes. It's less painful that way."

-Jillian Daniels
 

 Answer by rich2222 on 4.12.00 4:54 PM
When the Pecan trees bud, then Winter is over. If it rains on the 8th day 0f June then it will rain for 40 days.
 

 Answer by witty1 on 4.14.00 6:53 PM
The best revenge is to prove them wrong.
 

 Answer by Roland on 4.15.00 3:35 PM
"Concrete is more interesting than most people think."
-Graham Chapman

"The planet is a large playground for maniacs, which is what the human species really is."
-Mary Angela Barnet Bowie

"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are."
-The Talmud

"Once a philosopher, twice a pervert."
-Eric Idle

"I never hurt anybody but myself, and that's nobody's business but my own."
-Billie Holliday

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."
-Abraham Lincoln

"Moral indignation is in most cases 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy."
-Vittorio de Seca

"Man is a rational animal - so at least I have been told."
-Bertrand Russell

"It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent of moral or clean or upright."
-Murray Rothbard

"The ink of a scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr."
-Mohammed

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."
-Mark Twain

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."
-Thomas Paine

"Distrust all men in whom the impulse to punish is powerful."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."
-Brendan Gill

"Whenever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people."
-Heinrich Heine

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enought to make us love one another."
-Jonathan Swift

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
-Sir Winston Churchill

"The pursuit of truth will set you free, even if you never catch up with it."
-Clarence Darrow

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible."
-Bertrand Russell

"Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto. (I am a human being, so nothing human is strange to me)"
-Terence

I'm a bit of a quote-hound myself, if you can't tell. *chuckle*
 

 Answer by kyle9182 on 4.15.00 4:00 PM
In the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make. - Lennon/McCartney
 

 Answer by pidtel on 4.16.00 5:50 AM
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a singe step.
- Chinese proverb
 

 Answer by baker579 on 4.16.00 11:29 AM
Remember: You are unique. Like everybody else!!
 

 Answer by baker579 on 4.16.00 11:31 AM
A friend in need. Is a pain in the ass!!
 

 Answer by pidtel on 4.17.00 4:18 PM
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand people
who are silent.

- Napoleon Bonaparte
 

 Answer by Bluto on 4.18.00 9:36 PM
No good deed goes unpunished.

Golf is a game that spoils an otherwise pleasant stroll.
Mark Twain
 

 Answer by girly on 4.22.00 10:33 AM

You may never hear the words you want to hear from the person you want to hear them from, but don't be so deaf as to not hear them from the person who says them from his heart.

my favorite quote ever. I don't know who says it, but it's helped me in life. another fav is

We cannot control the tragic things that happen to us, but we can control the way we face up to them
 

 Answer by calm2day on 4.23.00 9:13 AM
There is no problem that cannot be solved with the suitable application of high explosives.

Me.

Never settle with words that which can be solved with a flame thrower.
 

 Answer by Tehuti on 4.24.00 9:49 PM
"I am yesterday...I know tomorrow."

This is a quote from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, I believe; I'm not exactly certain what it means, but if spoken by the deified dead it seems to indicate how we can become one with everything...even God. ;)
 

 Answer by pidtel on 4.27.00 5:54 PM
Silence is the ultimate weapon of
power - Charles de Gaulle

 Answer by Dhali on 4.28.00 2:41 AM
The problem with you is that whenever you reach some "plateau of understanding", you have a tendancy to suspend any possibility that vulnerability exists. "Invincibility" - somehow creeps into the equation. Toward the remedy of that particular ailment, I offer this potential cure:

Perhaps, that plateau is only a self-gratiating belief that what is not, in fact, is (or is, in fact, is not). Perhaps you are not quite who you think (or know) you are... Perhaps, mortality is an intimidating foe (vulnerability equals death).

Whenever you reach that state called "understanding", force yourself to accept the fact that you have only graduated to the next level of kindergarden - for even if you are absolutely and truly "one in a million", there are, at the very least, five thousand of you alive at this very moment (considering the world population of an excess of five billion). Even still, when considering the history of Humanity, and the multitude of those who have come to pass, these living five thousand are only a grain of sand on the beach of time.

So, I advise, whenever epiphany settles on your soul - whenever safety in "knowing" satiates your mind - whenever you attain that elusive "peace" (which - if you are human - surely, you must seek), please know your footsteps not fresh, your security illusion, and your peace only temporary.

Maintain vigilant watch over your ego. Only in knowing your own misgivings, will you truly attain that which eludes you.

This has been your problem. And this has been your solution. Then again, I could be wrong...
 

 Answer by Slappy on 4.28.00 5:25 PM
Everything we drink today was at one time urine.

-some guy on the radio said that
 

 Answer by Belzabob on 4.30.00 10:03 PM
Intelligence is a constant; the population is growing.
 

 Answer by Belzabob on 4.30.00 10:03 PM
What's mine is mine; what's yours is negotiable.
 

 Answer by Sanga on 5.1.00 6:12 AM
Work is the scourge of the drinking classes - Oscar Wilde

Better to have the world think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt - Mark Twain

Opinions are like arseholes: every one's got one and most of them are shitty.

God casts the die, not the dice - Albert Einstein. I think this is a more eloquent (and apparently more accurate) translation.
 

 Answer by LUVROSES on 5.2.00 9:30 AM
Lead, follow or get out of the way

When you are at your deathbed, you will not be wishing you had spent more time at work. You will be wishing you had spent more time with your loved ones, and that you had told them you loved them.
 

 Answer by LUVROSES on 5.3.00 12:08 AM
So many men, so little time

- Mae West

Many a good hanging has prevented a bad marriage

- Shakespeare
 

 Answer by south07 on 5.7.00 8:35 PM
This is my saying and I live by it "You live you learn... you live with a crazy bit$* you really learn"
 

 Answer by totally on 5.10.00 6:27 PM
As Mia Hamm being my favorite soccer player in the world, here are some of my favorite quotes from her:

"I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down."

"After each game, I want to be able to say: I gave it all that I should. I gave my best."

"I am building a fire and everyday I train I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."

"A champion is someone who is bending over to exhaustion when no one else is watching." - Mia's North Carolina coach, Anson Dorrance

"Mia has this amazing ability to go right through defenders. The statistics prove it. But they won't show her acceleration. For that you have to see her play." - Anson Dorrance

"I was honored to be a part the U.S. team because we worked so hard and sacrificed so much to win the championship."

"When I was young, soccer was a way to hang out and make friends."
"I've felt every emotion on the field -- sadness, fear, happiness...."

"I think the decision to play sports, or do anything, has to be your own. It can't be someone else's"
 

 Answer by baker579 on 5.13.00 7:16 AM
"A fool and his money will soon be invited everywhere."
 

 Answer by Beso on 5.14.00 7:55 AM
Only the ephemeral is of any lasting value.
 

 Answer by Flower on 5.14.00 12:13 PM
"Never frighten a little man. He'll kill you."
-Heinlin
"If God didn't exist, man wuld have to invent him."
-voltair
 

 Answer by Kileana on 5.16.00 1:27 AM
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the grim reaper.

Robert Alton Harris
 

 Answer by cutealki on 5.20.00 2:29 PM
i only know a few, one of the best is:
"Fear can hol you prisoner.
Hope can set you free!"
 

 Answer by dusty on 5.26.00 2:21 AM
"The end of all your searching shall be to arrive at the place where you began, and know it for the first time." -- T.S. Elliott
 

 Answer by shy on 12.18.99 6:18 PM
I have 2....you can not be frame if you are not in the picture........and the 2nd is ....how people see you...how you see yourself.....and how you really are
 

 Answer by fchm0522 on 2.7.00 12:38 AM
No matter where you go, there you are.
 

 Answer by deox on 5.3.00 6:32 PM
Remember my name -- You'll be screaming it later.

-unknown
 

 Answer by BBane91 on 5.6.00 6:39 PM
Don't S**t where you have to eat!

 Answer by quest246 on 5.20.00 12:07 PM
life is like a box of choclates you'll never know what your gonna get
 

 Answer by lizard on 1.26.00 11:05 AM
if you wernt born ther you aint from ther
 

 Answer by montyman on 3.3.00 12:02 AM
don't eat yellow snow
 

 Answer by Sirrah on 5.18.00 8:40 AM
I'm more eruditer than you
 

 Answer by Sirrah on 5.18.00 8:42 AM
i'm not as drunk as you thikle peep i am



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