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Thu 24 Apr 08 #1 
tob39
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -Robert F. Kennedy

Rest is not a matter of doing absolutely nothing. Rest is repair. -Daniel W. Joselyn

It's not what happens to you in life that's important, it's how you react to what happens. -Mike Keenan

A child mis-educated is a child lost. -John F. Kennedy

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Knowledge is power. -Francis Bacon

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Berthold Auerbach
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. -Derek Bok

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.--George Bernard Shaw

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? -- Dick Cavett, mocking the TV-violence debate

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.-- F. P. Jones

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” J KRISHNAMURTI You Are The World

“I don't do drugs. I am drugs.” SALVADOR DALI

“A drug is a substance that, when injected into a rat, produces a scientific paper.”Edgerton Y Davis JR

“What the rest of us see only under the influence of mescalin, the artist is congenitally equipped to see all the time.”Aldous Huxley The Doors of Preception

'Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. Ambrose Bierce

“Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.” Leonardo deVinci(1452-1519)

“You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria.” HENRY KISSINGER (1923-)

“Electricity is the soul of the universe.” JOHN WESLEY (1703-91)

“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”
DAVE BARRY (1947-)

In this world, only three things dispel anxiety: women, horses, books. Arabic proverb

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” Dorothy Parker

“The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Anais Nin

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been put up to a critic.” Jean Sibelius

"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." Jack Dempsey

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” W C Fields

“If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.” Carl Perkins

“The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.” Woody Allen

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."--Albert Einstein

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” Sir Francis Bacon

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” Gustav Mahler

"Ageing is mind over matter; if you don't mind it dosen't matter"

“Music is the space between the notes.” Claude Debussy

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.” Anon

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein

“The two entities who might enlighten us, the baby and the corpse, cannot do so.” E M Forster

“Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, wisdom is humble that he knows no more.” William Cooper

“Never was anything great achieved without danger.” Niccolò Machiavelli

“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.” Alfred Adler

“A man who is being delivered from the danger of a fierce lion does not object whether this service is performed by an unknown or an illustrious individual. Why therefore do people seek knowledge from celebrities?” El-Ghazali

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
Helen Adams Keller

“Man is certainly stark raving mad. He cannot make a worm, yet he makes gods by the dozens.” Michel de Montaigne

“Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God.” Jean Rostand

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” Joseph Stalin

"Living in fear is just another way of dying before your time" Patterson Hood

“The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.” Frank Herbert

“The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.” Rebecca West

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The more original the discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.” Arthur Koestler

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” Albert Szent-Györgyi

“Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.” Indian Proverb.

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves" Abraham lincoln

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it." Stan Smith

“I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.” David Herbert Richards Lawrence

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the mind while awake?” Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

“Art is the most beautiful of all lies.” Claude Debussy

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do" Walter Bagehot

“Cocaine isn't habit-forming. I should know, I've been using it for years.” Tallulah Bankhead

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.” Hunter Stockton Thompson

“I saw a notice which said 'Drink Canada Dry' and I've just started.” Brendan Behan

“Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are.” Matt Lauer

“Too small to distinguish are the individual fragments of a disintegrating world: the skin flakes, rock flakes, tree bark, bicycle paint, lampshade fibres, ant legs, sweater wool, brick shards, tire rubber, hamburger soot and bacteria. The world is in a constant state of disintegration.” Hannah Holmes.

"If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities" Voltaire

"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy,the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon. --Comedian Chris Rock

“I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street.”
Neil Armstrong

"It takes a long time to become young."--Pablo Picasso -

“I am pushing sixty, That is enough exercise for me.”-- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy."-- Tom Waits-

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”-- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

"Don't Cry because it is over...smile because it happened."--Gabriel García Marquez

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”--Epictetus (c 55-135 AD)

"Never argue with an idiot. The people watching might not know the difference."

“We want a story that begins with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.”--Sam Goldwyn (1882-1974)

“The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.”--Bill Bryson (1946-)


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Fri 25 Apr 08 #2 
scratch
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Thanks, tob - this is what I added - some were too long and some had no person attributed:


oops. I copied and pasted the wrong thing. Anyway, most of that is in. Thanks!


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