Pithy Sayings and Random Questions

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. (Abraham Lincoln)

Be who you are and say what you feel: because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. (Dr. Suess)

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, they will never cease to be amused.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. (John Lennon)

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember; and I remember more than I have seen.

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. (David Grayson)

Make no judgments where you have no compassion. (Anne McCaffrey)

Materialism is buying things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people who don't matter.

Morning people: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." Night people: "Anybody who goes to bed the same day they got up is a quitter."

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. (Abraham Lincoln)

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

One of the most important things in communication is to hear what is not being said. (Peter Drucker)

Only the winners decide what were war crimes. (Gary Willis)

there are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.

People do not care how much you know, till they know how much you care! (Brett Watson)

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. (Carl Sandburg)

Preach the Gospel at all times ... if necessary, use words. (St. Francis of Assisi)

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can shatter my soul.

Sympathy sees and says, "I'm sorry." Compassion sees and says, "I'll help."

The best way to have the last word is to apologize.

The difference between a rebel and a patriot is wether who is in power.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. (Einstein)

The only thing worse than an ignorant man is an ignorant man with a bible.

The opposite of love is not hate, but apathy. You cannot hate someone you don't care about.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. (Elie Wiesel)

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. (Garborg)

Truth is not determined by majority vote. (Doug Gwyn)

Two rules to success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know.

Blessed is he who, having nothing to say, refrained from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

Borrow money from pessimists. They don't expect it back

Changing one thing for the better is worth more than proving a thousand things are wrong

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. (Mark Twain)

Common sense is genius dressed up in work clothes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. (Ambrose Redmoon)

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Winston Churchill)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only life can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. (Martin Luther King Jr)

Democracy is three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly. (Mary Smich)

Don't seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought. (Basho)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. (Albert Camus)

Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?

Every man dies; not every man really lives.(Braveheart)

Everywhere children are schooled to become masters at answering questions and to remain novices at asking them. (Dillon, 1988)

Fanatics are the first to betray their beliefs in order to defend them.

Give a man a fish and he won't starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life. (African proverb)

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

Golden Rule: Those who have the gold rule.

Great minds ... discuss ideas. Average minds ... discuss events. Small minds ... discuss people.

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child. Teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep. Wake him. He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man. Follow him. (Arab Proverb)

History is a set of lies agreed upon by the victors.

History is a selective interpretation of events designed to justify those currently in power. Memory is the same thing on an individual scale.

Is ignorance or apathy the biggest problem with the world today?" "I don't know and I don't care".

It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune. (Mahatma Gandhi)

It is not a war on drugs; it's a war on people.

I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather ... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car ...

What sees a blind man when he's dreaming?

Are unripened oranges called greens?

Do they have reserved parking for non-handicapped people at the Special Olympics?

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?

If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

I saw a sign that said "seeing eye dogs only" who is supposed to read this? the dog?

Why do men have nipples?

Why do people point at their wrists when they ask what time it is? I know where my watch is! Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the bathroom is?

Why do the sick people have to walk all the way to the back of the pharmacy for medicine when cigarettes can be purchased at the front door?

Why do we act like we know what someones talking about when we have no idea?

Why is lemonade made with artificial flavoring, while dishwasher soap is made with real lemons?

Wouldn't it be strange if the God who made His people free and happy should then give them commands that enslaved them again? Doesn't it seem more likely that what He gave them were rules for remaining free and happy? (Mark Finley)

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.

Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. (Richard Carlson)

Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Be more concerned about your character than about your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think of you.

Best friends don't ask you: "Is something wrong?" Best friends ask you: "Whats wrong?"

Be tender to the young, compassionate to the aged, tolerant with the weak. For in your life you will be all of these.

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes.

Avoid people who say they know the answer. Keep the company of people who are trying to understand the question.

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children?to leave the world a better place?to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.

A drunk mans' words are a sober mans' thoughts.

After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history.

All I ask for is the opportunity to prove that money doesn't buy happiness.

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. (Wendell Johnson)

Always forgive your enemies but never forget their names.

A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realised that prayer is listening. (Soren Kierkegaard)

America is a country where half the money is spent buying food, and the other half is spent trying to lose weight.

America is the only country in the world where the poor have a parking problem.

How does Teflon stick to the pan?

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame you.

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Multitasking means screwing up several things at once.

Never mess up an apology with an excuse.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Plan to be spontaneous, tomorrow.

Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.

Remember half the people you know are below average.

Give me ambiguity or give me something else...

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't.

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?