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Famous Quotes July 24, 2010

Posted by emuleman in Thoughts.
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I came across a website that featured interesting quotes of famous people, Brainyquote.com.  Some of the quotes are political, some cause you to think, some are life lessons, and some are just funny.  As I began to read them I realized that I would like to share the ones that I enjoyed.

Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Rodney Dangerfield

A girl phoned me the other day and said… Come on over, there’s nobody home. I went over. Nobody was home.

I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.\

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet.

I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.

I’m taking Viagra and drinking prune juice – I don’t know if I’m coming or going.

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.

George Carlin

Always do whatever’s next.

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.

Anne Frank

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Henry Ford

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Any color – so long as it’s black.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.

Ronald Reagan (One of my favorite Presidents)

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

Don’t be afraid to see what you see.

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

How can a president not be an actor?

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Latinos are Republican. They just don’t know it yet.

Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

Trust, but verify.

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.

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