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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Alden Nowlan

"The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise." - Alden Nowlan

This sums up everything.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ogden Nash Billboards vs trees

Ogden Nash
"I think that I shall never see / a billboard lovely as a tree. / Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, / I'll never see a tree at all."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Dune - Frank Herbert

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Oscar Wilde "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sam Levenson quotes

"Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children."

In his comedy routines and humorous books, Levenson gave the world
Hundreds of other spectacular quotations. . .

"Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find

"You must pay for your sins.
If you have already paid, please ignore this notice."

"The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well
is that they have a common enemy."

"You must learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."

"Love at first sight is easy to understand;
it's when two people have been looking at each other for a
lifetime that it becomes a miracle."

"When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted.
Now I have to do what my boy wants.
My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?"

"Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him
and has a houseful of books isn't poor."

"If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage,
just listen to her talking to her little brother."

"Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds,
there is a woman giving birth to a child.
She must be found and stopped."

"It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder
and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'"
(Note: this became one of Audrey Hepburn's favorite quotes, and the
"If you need a helping hand" portion is often misattributed to her)

Friday, July 10, 2009


Ed Gardner

"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."

Samuel Butler

"The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way."

Laurence J. Peter

"Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings."


"It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything."

Otto von Bismarck

"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice."

W. C. Fields

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally."

Buzz Aldrin

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."

H. L. Mencken

"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."

Mark Twain

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."

Demetri Martin

"I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert."

Jimmy Buffett

"We are the people our parents warned us about."

George Aiken

"If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon."

Thomas Pickering

"In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stephen Covey Quotes

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen Covey

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Stephen Covey

It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
Stephen Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Stephen Covey

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
Stephen Covey

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen Covey

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Stephen Covey

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
Stephen Covey

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
Stephen Covey

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Stephen Covey

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
Stephen Covey