Favorite quotes, proverbs, sayings....greenspun.com : LUSENET : A Village Commons : One Thread
On my favorite coffee mug at work: (I'm a psych nurse!): "Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples' habits" - Mark Twain
"They can't get your goat if your goat ain't availble to get got" - Grandma Lillie
"What's done, is done, and can't be undone" - Unknown; to which Grandma Lillie always added "So get off your butt and quit fussin' about it!"
-- Polly (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 31, 2001
I don't know who coined this, bit it's my favorite saying. I drilled this little tidbit into my 3 son's heads, and everyone of them love their jobs..........
"Find something you love to do, and you'll never have to work a day in your life."
-- Carol from Dixie (email@example.com), October 31, 2001.
Proven fact there's more horses' rear ends than horses and you can't fool the little black flies.
-- Sandra Nelson (Magin@starband.net), October 31, 2001.
People hear what they want to hear and believe what they want to believe.
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2001.
Polly, I am not going to answer this one and start another fight...LOL
-- Alison in N.S. (email@example.com), November 01, 2001.
"Don't think you are on the right road, just because it is well traveled"
-- Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2001.
Awww - c'mon Alison; they'll like it - I know they will!
"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day." - Unknown
-- Polly (email@example.com), November 01, 2001.
Folks, "The highest form of man's existence is his ability to create!" L. Ron Hubbard
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2001.
My computer monitor at work is covered in various inspirational sayings. Here are a few:
Only those who can see the invisible can do the impossible - source unknown
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours - Thoreau
The three foundations of Spirituality: Hearth as Altar, Work as Worship, Service as Sacrifice - traditional Irish triad
If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs, that is your success. - Thoreau
-- Sherri C (CeltiaSkye@aol.com), November 02, 2001.
"If a man fails to keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away." Heny David Thoreau
-- paul (email@example.com), November 02, 2001.
One that I liked went something like "reasonable people adapt to their environment and cultivate changes to advance progress, unreasonable people force the environment to immediately change to their own requirements. Therefore , all progress is a result of actions by unreasonable people."
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 03, 2001.
Oohh Jay I like that one. I am going to post my quote to make Polly happy plus I read some of the jokes in the archive and I don't think it will offend the crowd here. "You can lead a whore to the library but you can't make her think." Dorothy Parker, 20th century writer I am not big on quotes and its the one that has stayed with me the longest ..since a University poetry class. Thanks Doctor Baker!!
-- Alison in N.S. (email@example.com), November 03, 2001.
Definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over, but expecting things to change.
Another one I like:
The Lord helps those who help themselves.
Talk to you later.
-- Bob in WI (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 2001.
"Love your enemies, just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards."
-- dm (email@example.com), November 10, 2001.
"Life is real. Life is earnest." This was one of my mother's favorites.
"Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man." - A.E. Housman (and another of my mother's favorites)
"My get-up-and-go done got up and went."
"That might seem expensive, but it'd be a bargain at half the price." - I say this to the clerk whenever I think an item is too pricey. The smart ones get it.
"Knuckle down or knuckle under." - my father favored this one.
-- Miserable SOB (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2001.
If brains were castor oil, he wouldn't have enough to phisic a bluejay.
-- terri (email@example.com), November 13, 2001.