Quotes J - M
Below are just a selection of quotes I have gathered which I think are worth looking at.They are in alphabetical order by author and cover a wide selection of topics. I hope you enjoy them as I think they are all worth reading and remembering.
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James, William: Link to Wiki page - A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Johnson, Samuel: Dedicated website
- Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. - Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
Kauffman, Lionel: (nothing found)
- Children are a great comfort in your old age -- and they help you reach it faster, too.
Kennedy, Rose: (family matriarch, on her 100th birthday) Link to Wiki page - I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved. - Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
- Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house.
- Research is an organized method for keeping you reasonably dissatisfied with what you have.
- When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
- Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.
- Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
- Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
Levant, Oscar: Link to Bio page - I envy people who drink -- at least they know what to blame everything on. - There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Leverett, Bruce; (American computer scientist and software engineer)
- All major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
- I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks.
- I distrust camels and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
- If you drink like a fish, don't drive. Swim.
- We are all either fools or undiscovered geniuses.
Lincoln, Abraham: Link to Bio page - I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. - If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
- You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Lorenz, Konrad: Link to Wiki page - Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people.
- The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
- Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates....
Marden, Orison Swett: Link to Wiki bio page
- Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
Marino, Michael Garrett: (Author, very little written about him)
- A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
Martin, Judith: (columnist and author))
- "If written directions alone would suffice, libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached.
- Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
- Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
- Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five.
- Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
- Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Matthew: (pick up a bible)
- Ask and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened for you.
- You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
- Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
- Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.
- Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
McLandburgh, Wilson: (Sci-Fi author))
- Twixt the optimist and pessimist, the difference is droll: The optimist sees the doughnut, but the pessimist sees the hole.
- Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
- Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
- No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to?
- Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
- Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.
Morgan, Henry: (obviously not the famous Welsh pirate one)
- A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light.
- A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.
- The world is divided into people who do things--and people who get the credit.
- Their fatal hands, no second stroke intend (Paradise lost).
- Author: A fool, who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting the generations to come.
Murray, John: (theologian) Link to Wiki page
- Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.