Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Word in your Ear.


I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.

Whoopi Goldberg


Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhaur


To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas A. Edison.


All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.

J.R.R.Tolkien


Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

Harold Wilson.


The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.

James M. Barrie.


All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

Charlie Chaplin.


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Yogi Berra


Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.

Plato


I don’t mind lying but I hate inaccuracy.

Samuel Butler


Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Confucius


Moderation in all things.

Terence


I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor – and believe me, rich is better.

Sophie Tucker.


Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller.


I’m told only three other people have spoken here before; the Pope, her Majesty the Queen and Nelson Mandela. That is either a very high par or the beginning of a very funny joke.

President Obama. (Yesterday)

26 comments:

savannah said...

we just listened to a repeat of the President speaking! he actually said "high bar," not "par." i do like the title of this a word in your ear xoxoxox

Pat said...

Savannah: thanks for that - I tried to check but couldn't find it recorded. I didn't hear all his speech but loved his opening and admired his dignity and bearing.xoxox

Sausage Fingers said...

Nice one, love the Obama quote.
Cheers, Sausage...

Luna said...

These quotes are beautiful Thanks Pat. What a wonderful way for me to start my day :) (it's 7:45am in Trinidad)

R. Sherman said...

I've always had a problem with Schopenhauer and your quote crystallizes some of my thinking. "Compassion," while laudable if it based on empathy for others, seems to be used more as a justification for abandoning moral absolutes than otherwise. Perhaps its the post modern view of compassion which is the problem, but I think Schopenhauer started the ball.

(P.S. Come to the blog post. Stay for the philosophy round-table.)

Cheers.

kenju said...

GOOD quotes. I love the one by Whoopi!

john.g. said...

"Don't drive under dead trees in high winds!"

Me.

Pat said...

Sausage: it got everybody laughing and he laughed back.

Luna: that is very nice to hear and has brightened my day;)

Randall; it's a difficult one. I'll pop over and see what you are up to.
Will there be chocolate?

Judy: she's a very bright lady.

Pat said...

John.G: i always think of you in a high wind.xoxox

Berowne said...

"Thanks for making this day -- necessary." Yogi Berra

angryparsnip said...

I think Whoopi's quote says it all...
Wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Berowne: nice one;)

Parsnip: amen to that.

Rog said...

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

Bob Dylan (70)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are all so good, Pat....I really like every one of these. I do remember reading that "....rich is better..." LOL...I agree!

I loved seeing Mr. & Mrs. Obama with The Queen....It made me feel really good that we finally have a President, again, that I can be proud of.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Ooops! I forgot to mention that I have a bew post up...! It might make you smile, my dear.

Eryl said...

I do like that Obama chappy, and now I must go in search of a video of this speech. Sometimes not having a tv is a pain, if it weren't for you and Scarlet I'd have no idea what to look out for.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Off topic:

I picked up a copy of THE MAN WITH THE WOODEN HAT. I had *no idea* it was about our old friend. Just started it. Another fantastic read. You wonder why she married him at all! According to the author bio, there's a third book out there with Old Filth in it.

THANKS for the recommendation.

Pat said...

Rog: I like it:)

Naomi: I felt proud of him too:)
I'll pop over soon.

Eryl; I didn't stay the whole course as I had been watching since 3pm and the build up took forever - but worth it.

UB: she's my favourite author at time of going to press. I loved every word and the relationship between them was fascinating and the awful Albert Ross. Oh to write like that. Such heart break - I must get the other book.

mapstew said...

'Walk Tall!' (My Da.)

I do!

Have a lovely weekend dear Pat! :¬)

xxx

Miss Scarlet said...

Mr Obama was doing so well... but now there is rumour that Cheryl Cole has been dismissed from the American X Factor. Dark clouds will be gathering.
Sx

Pat said...

Mapstew: thank you and you too. Seven more sleeps and we're off to Devon:)

Scarlet: I know! I was DEVASTATED!
It's not as if she can't talk proper.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Harold Wilson knows me, biggest coward around here, haha.

I like 'em all, Pat.

Yesterday, I met a gal who could've been related to Charlie Chaplin...she's hilarious.

Pat said...

GG: maybe she was. He had a lot of children;)

Gadjo Dilo said...

If there's any US president capable of telling that joke and making it worth listening to, it's Obama :-) Who's 'Terence', a friend of yours?

Pat said...

Gadjo: lovely to see you! Terence? Time for a google;)

Pat said...

Gadjo: Andria Terence
Roman Comic Dramatist
185BC - 159BC
He also said:
'Nothing is said that has not been said before.'
Thanks for making me look him up:)