Notable Quotes
This collection of notable quotes, collected from here and there,
is worthy of periodic review and reflection.

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. -Henry Ward Beecher

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. -Will Rogers

Worry is like a rocking chair - it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. -Dorothy Galyean

And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery [The Little Prince]

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. -American Indian Proverb

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. -Henry C. Link

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. -William Arthur Ward

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. -Charles Schwab

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -Linus Pauling

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. -Hans Margolius

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -Margaret Lee Runbeck

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford

Most people reach the top of the ladder of success only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. -John Allston

How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management. -Scott Adams

We often borrow from our tomorrows to pay our debts to our yesterdays. -Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) [Sand and Foam]

Toe: A part of the foot used to find furniture in the dark. -Rilla May

If you're not afraid to face the music you may some day lead the band.

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. -Seneca

The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.

We are really just figments of God's imagination.

He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible." -A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely.

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. -G. H. Hardy

Mr. Bullfrog sez: Time is fun when you're having flies.

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. -Samuel Johnson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour. -Robert L. Stevenson

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. -Thomas A. Edison

If I listen, I have the advantage. If I speak, the others have it.

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

We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. -Talmudic Saying

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. -Abraham Maslow

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. -Marilyn vos Savant

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. -Oscar Wilde

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down. -W. Migner

Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you.

Those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.

Money often costs too much. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

True knowledge comes in small, slow doses.

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)

Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. -Victor Hugo

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. -Western Union internal memo, 1876

Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.

Consultant: n. One who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is and then keeps the watch.

It's not a matter of where you stand but in what direction you're headed.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The nicest thing about the promise of spring is that sooner or later she'll have to keep it. -Mark Beltaire

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. -Leonardo da Vinci

Conscience is the inner voice warning us that someone may be looking. -H.L. Mencken

A wise man will make more opportunities than he will find.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however -Richard Bach

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -Nelson Mandela [A Long Walk to Freedom]

If you judge, investigate. -Seneca

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow. -Charles Brower

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -George Bernard Shaw

I never said it was possible. I only said it was true. -Charles Richet, Nobel Laureate in Physiology

We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. -John Buchan (1875-1940) Scottish author

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. -Stella, Lady Reading

Elbonics: Two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

If you go into a situation with nothing planned, sometimes wonderful stuff happens. -Jerry Garcia

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. -G.B. Shaw

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. -Gen. Omar Bradley

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson

When professors want your opinion, they'll give it to you.

No wonder nobody comes here--it's too crowded. -Yogi Berra

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour. -Robert L. Stevenson The louder he talks of honour, the faster we count our spoons. -Emerson

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. -George Burns

You know the oxygen masks on airplanes ? I don't think there's really any oxygen. I think they're just to muffle the screams. -Rita Rudner

Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity. -Charles Dickens

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson