Showing posts from August, 2008

Walter Bagehot

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Father Larry Lorenzoni

The average person thinks he isn’t.

John J.Plomp

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

Thomas Sowell

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth—anonymously and posthumously.

Oscar Wilde

One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Fran Lebowitz

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.

Jay Leno

I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?’

Jerry Seinfeld

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.

Totie Fields

I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.

Henry James

She had an unequalled gift… of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

Charles de Gaulle

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

Russell Green

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

Ellen DeGeneres

Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.

Peter Drucker

In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

Richard Lewis

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

Laurence J.Peter

Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Barbara Tober

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.


For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.

Robert Frost

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Ronald Reagan

The 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.

Jessica Alba

My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you’re doing.

Margo Kaufman

The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can.

Robert Benchley

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

CE Montague

To be amused by what you read—that is the great spring of happy quotations.