Sunday, April 26, 2009

Even More Quotes

Okay, it's Sunday but I expect you to know these quotes for a test on Monday. Yeah, I know. I don't do test anymore, either. I even have a hard time doing a urine test. But there are some good ones, so enjoy.

If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
- I. F. Stone

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
- Saki

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
- George Bernard Shaw

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
- Frank Zappa

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
- Bertrand Russell

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
- Robert Heinlein

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
- Harry Shearer

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
- Sam Levenson

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns

When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right.
- Albert Guinon

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
- John Burroughs

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
- Leonardo da Vinci

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

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.
- Ronald Reagan

If you look good and dress well, you don't need a purpose in life.
- Robert Pante

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
- Oscar Wilde


SkippyMom said...

Oscar would've never said that had he been alive now.

I like your quotes.

Sarge Charlie said...

I added the following comment on my post:

Note to Coffeypot: These things are not always done correctly, he also had a crew who agreed to fly with him, he said they deserved the medal.

Christine said...

The older I get the better I used to be!”

Lee Trevino.

(My favorite and sooo true!)

Anonymous said...

History is bunk-- Henry Ford.

Did you know he was an Adolf Hitler supporter?

Makes me want to read more history. Tina