Random Quotes

Francis Bacon

Number itself importeth not much in armies, where the people are of weak courage: for, as Virgil says, it never troubles a wolf how many the sheep be.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Is it not better to fail after asking advice than to risk acting on our own?

Paul Davies

Scientists will accept the existence of timeless eternal laws just like (theists) accept the existence of a timeless eternal God. And that these laws exist necessarily and that they are not chosen by anybody or any agency but are simply there, that they are universal and there is a linear time, it's all just taken straight from theology.

Douglas Adams, fully Douglas Noel Adams

AHENNY (adj.) - The way people stand when examining other people's bookshelves.

Rodney Mullen, fully John Rodney Mullen

Don?t let anything poison your individuality. Break away & look in, not outward.

Maltese Proverbs

You can't buy heaven with money.

Mark Twain, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Hotels are the only proper places for lecturers; when I am ill-natured I so enjoy the freedom of a hotel where I can ring up a domestic and give him a quarter and then break furniture over him

William Jennings Bryan

If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.

Stephen Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey

It doesn't matter where you're coming from? all that matters is where you aregoing. You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into.

Wayne Dyer, fully Wayne Walter Dyer

Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.

Ramakrishna, aka Ramakrishna Paramhamsa or Sri Ramakrishna, born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay

One cannot attain divine knowledge till one gets rid of pride. Water does not stay on the top of a mound; but into low land it flows in torrents from all sides.

Italian Proverbs

All good things are three.

Edward Young

The spirit walks of every day deceased.

Will Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant

Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.

William Shakespeare

Is the sun dimmed, that gnats do fly in it? Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

Polish Proverbs

That which everybody guards will soon disappear.

Steve Forbes, fully Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes, Jr.

By not bringing the American people along, everyone thought it was just an unmitigated bloody disaster.

W. Clement Stone, fully William Clement Stone

Big doors swing on little hinges.

Max Frisch

Present it is a culture that strictly ignores present obligations and places itself entirely at the service of eternity.

Hungarian Proverbs

He does not hide his opinion under a bushel.

Thomas Moore

To the soul, the ordinary is sacred and the everyday is the primary source of religion.

Jane Hirshfield

You can't write an image, a metaphor, a story, a phrase, without leaning a little further into the shared world, without recognizing that your supposed solitude is at every point of its perimeter touching some other.

Scottish Proverbs

He has got the heavy end of him. (in an argument or struggle he has the best of it.

Socrates

And now that the hour of departure is appointed to me, this is the hope with which I depart, and not I only, but every man that believes that he has his mind purified.

James Freeman Clarke

Religion is life, philosophy is thought; religion looks up, friendship looks in. We need both thought and life, and we need that the two shall be in harmony.