Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Well said

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Thomas Jefferson

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E.Cummings.

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow.

James Dean.

Wisdom is offtimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

William Wordsworth

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen

I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.

William Shakespeare

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.

General Douglas Macarthur.

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

H.E, Luccock

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens

One should always play fair when one had the winning cards.

Oscar Wilde

14 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Am I the only one who, when reading a quote, reads the attribution first? I've done this my whole life! I've always felt that that information should be presented first. It lends a voice to what's being said.

Pat said...

UB: maybe I'll try that next time:)

R. Sherman said...

The Jefferson quote is one we often forget, I'm afraid. Alas, the bad guys know that, too, and just bide their time.

Cheers.

Scarlet Blue said...

Well chosen!
Sx

Pat said...

Randall: sad but true.

Scarlet: thanks to my audiologist:)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

helen keller! such wisdom she shares with us still! ee cummings with his laughter which i know to be true! james dean - and didn't he just say it all!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOVE the Helen Keller quote---and really, all of them. Jefferson's words---so very important.
Thanks Pat....

As to Woody Allen....We have just had a WONDERFUL Documentary on him shown on our Public Television stations...It was shown in two parts....I hope you get it across the pond---It is really well done and incredibly interesting....!

Judy (kenju) said...

James Dean followed his own advice, I think.

lom said...

I like these



The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E.Cummings.



Wisdom is offtimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

William Wordsworth



We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.

General Douglas Macarthur.



Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: Helen is the star of them all I think.

Naomi: I'd love to see that - he's bit of an enigma to me.

Judy: maybe he had prescient powers.

LOM: good - it was worth doing then:)

Mike and Ann said...

Ann's grandfather (a Norfolk/Lincolnshire farmer) had a saying I always liked. It went :-

If a man cheats me it proves he's a knave. If he cheats me twice it proves I'm a fool.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: you can't argue with that:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I'd ask Oscar, If I had the losing cards, is it okay to cheat? haha. He'd have something caustic to say, I bet.

Pat said...

GG: I don't think he was capable of uttering a banality which must have been exhausting to live with:)