Quotes

It’s been forever since I shared some quotes. Life and mental health have been VERY taxing as of late. Quotes usually make me feel better. SO here are some faves:

No man has lived to much purpose unless he has built a house, begotten a son, or written a book.-Italian Proverb

A wise man knows everything; a shrewd one, everybody.
Author unidentified

No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step toward solution. Do something. -George F. Nordenholt

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Calvin Coolidge

In the Garden of Eden sat Adam,
Massaging the bust of his madam,
He chuckled with mirth,
For he knew that on earth,
There were only two boobs and he had ’em.
Author unidentified

Admonish your friends in private; praise them in public.
Publilius Syrus

In prosperity, caution; in adversity, patience.
Dutch Proverb

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa

Americans are very smart about the things they care about, and ignorant about the things they don’t.
Jonah Goldberg

An angry man [differs] from a madman only in the shorter time which his passion [endures].
Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato)

Odd things animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down to you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.
Winston Churchill

[Astrology] is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeit of our own behavior) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and teachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence.
William Shakespeare

To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.
Woody Allen

Cock’s bones! now again I stand
The jolliest bachelor i’ th’ land.
Attributed to Henry VIII of England: On the beheading of Anne Boleyn, 1536

None are so busy as the fool and knave.
John Dryden

It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis

Canada could have enjoyed:
English government,
French culture,
and American know-how.
Instead it ended up with:
English know-how,
French government,
and American culture. -John Robert Colombo

After this, therefore because of this. (Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.)
Latin Phrase (A familiar logical fallacy)

The more that things change, the more we need to depend upon those things that never change. -Rabbi Daniel Lapin

The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne
It’s never the right time to have kids, but it’s always the right time for screwing. G-d’s not a dumb shit. He knows how it works.
Samuel Halpern

A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure. -Hugh Kingsmill

There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse. -Quentin Crisp

Communism requires of its adherents that they arise early and participate in a strenuous round of calisthenics. To someone who wishes that cigarettes came already lit the thought of such exertion at an hour when decent people are just nodding off is thoroughly abhorrent. -Fran Lebowitz

[The C programming language] makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows your whole leg off. -Bjarne Stroustrup

That’s the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

[Con] men have long known . . . that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe. -Thomas Sowell

Resistance was fatal; flight was impracticable; and the patient submission of helpless innocence seldom found mercy from the Barbarian conqueror. -Edward Gibbon

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly.
Arnold Edinborough

You say that it is your [Hindu] custom to burn widows. Very well. We [British] also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.
Sir Charles Napier

It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. -Author unidentified

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. -Steven Wright

Grandpa: I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s "it" seems weird and scary to me. -The Simpsons

[Pyrrhus] grieved greatly over the death of Aeropus; not so much because he was dead, for that, he said, was the common lot of mankind, but because he himself had delayed repaying him a kindness until it was too late. Debts of money, he said, can be paid to the heirs of a creditor, but men of honour are grieved at not being able to return a kindness during the lifetime of their benefactor. -Plutarch

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. -Alexis de Tocqueville

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