My Favorite Quotes
This page contains some of my favorite quotes. Enjoy!

"The more you read, 
The more you know. 
The more you learn, 
The more places you'll go." 
    Dr. Seuss I can read with my eyes shut 

"If you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain." 

"Your conscience is a song God sings in your spirit." 
        Touched by an Angel 

"Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you should." 

"I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one." 

"The man who dies rich dies disgraced." 
        Andrew Carnegie 

" Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in men." 
        David Sarnoff, founder of NBC 

"The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." 
        James Hoffmeier 

"Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups." 

"You pretend to work and we'll pretend to pay you." 

"Practice random acts of intelligence & senseless acts of self-control" 

"In the new year may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." 
        Irish Toast 

"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life." 
        Jean Paul Richler 

"Traditionally, most of Australia's imports come from overseas." 
        Former Australian Cabinet Minister, Keppel Enderbery 

"Washington D.C. is about 300 square miles surrounded by realty." 
        Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears 

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew that he would never be found out." 
        F.B. Macaulay 

"Smile - It increases your face value." 

"You cannot always prevent others from speaking evil against you, but you can live so that their stories will be false." 

"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions." 
        Joey Adams 

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." 
        Matthew 5:16 

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." 
        Chinese Proverb 

"Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish - don't overdo it." 

"If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work." 
        Beryl Markham 

"It is better to be known by 6 people for something that you are proud of than by 60 million for something you're not. 
        Albert Brooks 

"When everything goes against you...never give up , for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." 
        Harriet Beecher Stowe 

"They might not need me, but they might. 
I'll let my head be just in sight, 
A smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity." 
        Emily Dickenson 

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven for the human spirit." 
        Helen Keller 

"...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." 
        Matthew 25:40 

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth." 
        Aesop's Fables The Fox and the Mask 

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

"Treason doth never prosper; what's the reason? 
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason." 
        Sir John Harington 

"Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree." 

"Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it primarily in one place." 
        John Billings 

"History is written by those who have hanged heroes." 

"Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock." 
        Will Rogers 

"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them." 
        Charles Caleb Colton 

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." 
        Hebrews 13:2 

"He who is brave in daring will be killed, he who is brave in not daring will survive." 

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." 

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed." 
        James 1:5-6 

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man." 
        Mark Twain 

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much." 
        Oscar Wilde 

"He who laughs last, thinks slowest." 
        Brad Pollock 

"But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love on another, and to serve one another." 
        Mosiah 4:15 

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." 
        Mark Twain 

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." 
        Mark Twain 

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches..." 
        Proverbs 22:1 

"I would rather suffer defeat than have cause to be ashamed of victory." 
        Quintus Curtius 

"He who steals a hook shall be hanged; while he who steals the state shall be crowned as prince." 

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." 
        Benjamin Franklin 

"Get your facts first and then you can distort them as you please." 
        Mark Twain 

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and to remove all doubt." 
        Abraham Lincoln 

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. 
        Mark Twain 

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." 
        Oscar Wilde 

"So many relatives, so little time." 

"In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular." 
        Kathleen Morris 

"Judge not, that ye be not judged." 
        Matthew 6:1 

"There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you're interrupting." 
        Mark Twain 

"Children are an heritage of the Lord." 
        Psalms 127:3 

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." 
        Mark Twain 

"Do or do not, there is no try." 
        Yoda (Star Wars) 

"Real education begins with the willingness to learn from mistakes." 

"You are who you are, not who you used to be." 

"Let others know what you stand for - and what you won't stand for." 

"With faith you are never alone." 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." 
        The Declaration of Independence 

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." 
        Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC 

"A word to the wise isn't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need the advice." 
        Bill Cosby 

"Laptops available. Mouse not included." 
        A sign advertising free kittens 

"Genealogists don't die, they just lose their census." 

"A tattoo is permanent proof of temporary insanity." 
        Wise and Aldrich 

"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness." 
        Josh Billins 

"Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children." 
        The Family, A Proclamation to the World 

"Never mistake motion for action." 
        Ernest Hemingway 

"Good God, this thing was built by the lowest bidder." 
        Wally Schirra, when asked what he was thinking before being blasted into space. 

"Money does not buy happiness but neither does poverty." 
        Pico lyer 

"The truly educated can listen to any view without losing their temper or self-confidence." 
        Robert Frost 

"A Liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money." 
        Carter Glass 

"Don't be dismayed by good-byes. 
A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, 
and meeting again, 
after moments of a lifetime 
is certain for those who are friends." 

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
          Douglas Adams

"Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel, but that's why there's us. Champions. Doesn't matter where we come from, what we've done or suffered or even if we make a difference. We live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be."
          Angel (10/6/02)

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