Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Wit & Wisdom of People with a 'W'

Various quotes found while rummaging through Google...

Some you may know but not know who said it and some you may never have attributed to the one who actually said it.

In any case - enjoy! And think!

Horace Walpole

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.

Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

Daniel Webster

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange.

H.G. Wells

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.

Simon Wiesenthal

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.

Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought.

Elie Wiesel

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

John Wooden

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

Never mistake activity for achievement.

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