Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Word in your Shell-like.

To respond to violence with violence is to increase the darkness on a night already devoid of stars.

Martin Luther King JR

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means of going backwards.

Aldous Huxley

We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb as they go by.

Will Rogers

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde

No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.

Tiger Woods

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles

Washington Irving

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

John Steinbeck

Experience is simple the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings

Euripides

23 comments:

Queenie said...

Lovely, pithy, wisdom and humour. Thanks Pat.

Pat said...

Queenie: happy to pass it on:)

Scarlet Blue said...

Sniggering at Tiger Woods... for all the wrong reasons.
Apologies.
Sx

mapstew said...

That Aesop fella had some good 'uns! :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

Scarlet: no apologies needed:)

Mapstew: how did he find out - one wonders.

Pat said...

Mapstew: oops ! I was thinking of Euripides.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I thought it was "No act of kindness ever goes unpunished?" I must have been mistaken all these years.

R. Sherman said...

The Huxley quote is a good one. Unfortunately, too many people try to turn their most prosaic of behaviors into "heroism" in order to claim the moral high ground. I'm sorry, but recycling one's tins is nothing more than sorting garbage.

Cheers.

Leigh Russell said...

I'm not sure why I'm leaving a comment as there's nothing to add, except thank you for the post. So - thank you!

Pat said...

UB: you old cynic you!

Pat said...

Randall: I sympathise and frequently visit a supermarket sans bags. The bags they provide are well and truly used and recycled - by me!

Leigh: it's always a pleasure:)

Kim Ayres said...

I don't know where the quote comes from, but I'm reminded by the ones you've quoted from Wilde:

Experience is something you have immediately after you most needed it

Guyana-Gyal said...

Was Tiger Woods trying to get better with all those gals?
:-D


Speaking of cynics, ohhh Oscar Wilde. I luv him and I'm not cynical, Pat.

I quite agree with Mr. King.

Pat said...

Kim: that sounds new to me but my memory is rubbish these days.

GG: that's what it looks like.

I had forgotten that was Wilde. It's a wonder he ever had time to do anything else with all his epigrams.

The think about Mr King - his language was poetic.

lom said...

I wish I could have met Oscar Wilde

Pat said...

LOM: dinner with him would have been interesting.

Macy said...

Pat - You missed out my favourite quote from WC Fields.
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...
Then give up. No point being a damn fool about a thing"

Madame DeFarge said...

I shall ponder on these words of wisdom and then promptly forget their sensible exhortations.

Pat said...

Macy: I love him!

Madame D: or like I do - half remember them and get them wrong and forget who said them.

kenju said...

You quoted lots of smart men!

Pat said...

Judith: I hadn't realised they were predominantly men. Maybe they are smarter than women!!!!!!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Marie Corelli:
You should always be well and bright, for so you do your best work; and you have so much beautiful work to do. The world needs it, and you must give it!

Pat said...

GG: that's telling us!