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July 15th, 2009  |  Published in Quotes

Man and Superman – Bernard Shaw

- Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
- If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
- Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior and are disgraced by the inferior.


I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch – and I will be heard!

On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind. It becomes a pleasure.

Learn from those with a past but join those with a future.

When you see a starving man, do not give him a fish. Give him a fishing rod.

There are only two things in life one should not get upset about:
- The things one can change and
- The things one can’t change

Peter Shaffer – Shrivings

Lois: ” Would you like to hear what I think about you.”
Mark: “Not at all. Mediocre descriptive powers are not necessarily improved by having a great subject to work on.”

“To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle; Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” (Walt Whitman)
“What is incapable of happening never happened,
And what was capable of happening is not a miracle…
Consequently there are no miracles. (Cicero)


“Grant me the serenity to accept
Things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.”

“Every man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him.
But a day comes when he begins to take care
That he does not cheat his neighbor.
Then all goes well.” (R.W. Emerson)

“Most man have a greater love for those that they support,
Than for those that support them.
Our vanity carries more might than
Our self-interest.”

“When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That is my Religion. (A. Lincoln)

All the knowledge plus no action equals zero

“While it is the camel at the front of the caravan
That holds up the caravan,
It is the ones at the back that get the beating.” (Ethiopian proverb)

” The budget should be balanced,
The treasury should be refilled,
Public debt should be reduced,
the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled,
and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed,
Lest Rome become bankrupt.” ( Cicero 63 B.C. )

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven
to the human spirit.” ( Helen Keller )

“Permanence is a man-made fantasy,
smiled upon by time.” (P.von Ringelheim)

“Sail!” ordered the King;
“Hold!” saith the wind.

The Congressional Quarterly Researcher lists the following top problems in Public Schools as
identified by teachers:

1940: Talking out of turn; Chewing gum; Making noise; Running in the halls; Cutting in line, Dress code infractions and littering.

1990: Drug abuse; Alcohol abuse; Pregnancy; Suicide; Rape; Robbery and Assault.


“I like to instruct people.
It is noble to teach oneself.
It is still nobler to teach others.
And less trouble.” (Mark Twain)

” Do you remember, in classical times,
when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said
“How well he spoke”, but when Demosthenes had
finished speaking, the people said, “Let us march!”"

“My opinions have changed, but not the fact that I am right.” (Ashleigh Brilliant”

“We can easily forgive a child who fears the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men fear the light.” (Plato)

“The utility of living consists not in the lengths of days but in the use of time. A man may have lived long, and yet lived little.” (Montaigne)

“If you are unwilling to fly, you will never be able to land
If you are unwilling to go abroad, you can never come home.”

“Make sure you give your children both roots and wings.”

“On a cold, rainy day – go paint the sun”

“Often people sleep in the same bed – but have different dreams.”

“People are retarded chimpanzees. We develop so much slower than any other animal species that we have the time to become dominated by language, allowing the language of variable and questionable meanings to take the place of the fixed, pure meaning of instinct…” (Lancan)

“The United States is neither a “real nation” nor a “real state” but an efficiently organized power, exclusively from the economic side, with predominantly economic worries. Its people, piled into big cities, a ready prey for demagogues and athirst for religious revelation. People, trembling for their future, turning to religion for solace. And religion turning into a big business.” (Otto Spengler 1880-1936)

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