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I have a collection of quotes I'd like to share... in raw form. These are all my favorites. Better grab some coffee... hard to stop reading.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell

"The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children." -- Clarence Darrow

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." -- Mark Twain

"Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment." -- Rita Mae Brown

"There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures." - James Thurber

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"
-- Steven Wright

Hurricanes spin around a low-pressure center called the "eye." Sinking air makes this 20- to 30-mile-wide area calm and free of clouds. A thick ring of clouds called the "eye wall" surrounds the eye and is the strongest part of the hurricane. - Provided by

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true." -- James Branch Cabell

"It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth." -- George Burns

"I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out."
-- Rodney Dangerfield

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams

"Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again." -- Mike Myers

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." - George Washington

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."-- Albert Einstein

"When I was a young man, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did 10 times more work." - George Bernard Shaw

"Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there." -- Scott Adams

"I believe that professional wrestling is clean and everything else in the world is fixed." -- Frank Deford

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them." -- Robert Frost

"If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in." -- Bradley's Bromide

The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it." - Peter Medawar

"In this world, you must be a bit too kind to be kind enough." - Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux

"In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation." -- Roger Allen

"No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast." -- W. S. Gilbert

When sign makers go on strike is there anything written on their signs?

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill

"Always desire to learn something useful." - Sophocles

"Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand." -- Mark Twain

Why are aliens always green?

"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." - Leo Tolstoy

"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?"
-- Laurence J. Peter

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

"I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty."
-- George Burns

"I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so." -- Stephen Leacock

"We have always found that people are most productive in small teams with tight budgets, time lines and the freedom to solve their own problems." - John Rollwagen

"Catching people doing things right is a powerful management concept. " - Ken Blanchard

"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible." -- Jean Kerr

"It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back." -- Mick Jagger

Is Santa so jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live?
Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. The islands have an area of 6,459 square miles (16,729 square kilometers). The name is thought to derive from Hawaiki, the former name of Raiatea, one of the Society Islands, from which Polynesians sailed in voyaging canoes to settle after AD 1000.

"He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses." - Horace

Why do you often see a shoe lying on the side of the street?

"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." - Warren Buffett

"We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact." -- Jean-Paul Sartre

"I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks."
-- Totie Fields

"Speak the truth, but leave immediately after."
-- Slovenian Proverb

"Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience."
-- Bill Watterson

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." -- Peter

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
-- Aldous Huxley<>

"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level."
-- Quentin Crisp<>

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." -- H. L.


"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The inability to forget is infinitely more devastating than the inability to remember," - Mark Twain

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly." - Leo Tolstoy

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -- Sir Winston Churchill<>

"Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it."
-- Russell Baker<>

Why do they call it quicksand when it sucks you down slowly?

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong."
-- Bill Vaughan<>

"There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'"
-- Frederick L Collins<>

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it." - Ellen Goodman

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
-- Tallulah Bankhead<>

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

"To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail." - Abraham Maslow

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

"A fool learns from his experience. A wise person learns from the experience of others." (Otto von Bismarck<>, German Chancellor, 1815 - 1898)

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." (Mark Twain<>)

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"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." -- Peter Drucker

"By the time we've made it, we've had it."
-- Malcolm Forbes<>

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
-- William James<>

"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."
-- Jules Renard<>

"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."
-- Jerome K. Jerome

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus

"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Lady Dorothy Nevill

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
-- Benjamin Franklin

"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it." (Fernando Pessoa<>, The Book of Disquiet)

"If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the South or to the North, in the place where it falls, there will it lie. Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap." (Bible<>, Ecclesiastes 11)
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