Monday, 12 August 2013

Veterans Day

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for,
Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
~Thomas Dunn English www.onlineexamguide.com


It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler


In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis


But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
~Philip Freneau www.onlineexamguide.com


Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown


I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.  ~Gary Hart


When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?  ~George Canning www.onlineexamguide.com


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is


Unemployment


It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.  ~Harry S Truman


Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.  ~Orson Scott Card


Hunger is not the worst feature of unemployment; idleness is.  ~William E. Barrett


A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.  ~Thomas Carlyle


You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live.  ~William Shakespeare


A man who has no office to go to - I don't care who he is - is a trial of which you can have no conception.  ~George Bernard Shaw


The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job.  ~Slappy White


[O]f all the aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.  ~Jane Addams, 1910


Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.  ~Cato the Elder


The hardest work in the world is being out of work.  ~Whitney Young, Jr.


An "acceptable" level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.  ~Author Unknown


Unemployment diminishes people.  Leisure enlarges them.  ~Mason Cooley


Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature - unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.  ~William Henry Beveridge


We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.  ~John F. Kennedy


When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.  ~Paige Rense


When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.  ~Jesse Jackson www.onlineexamguide.com


I do not believe we can repair the basic fabric of society until people who are willing to work have work.  Work organizes life.  It gives structure and discipline to life.  ~Bill Clinton


What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?  ~Gerald Barzan


The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.  ~Robert Farrar Capon, "Being Let Go," New York Times, 5 August 1984 www.onlineexamguide.com

USA Patriotic

 Note:  Not all these authors are from the U.S.A.; however, the sentiments can be applied to patriotism all around the globe.


I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln


America is a tune.  It must be sung together.  ~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds www.onlineexamguide.com


We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.  ~Charles F. Browne


What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."  ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade


[P]atriotism... is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.  ~Adlai Stevenson


A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.  ~George William Curtis


When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea.  He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.  ~Adlai Stevenson


Love your country.  Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.  ~Giuseppe Mazzini


There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  ~Archibald MacLeish


National honor is national property of the highest value.  ~James Monroe, first inaugural address, 4 March 1817


How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.  ~Paul Sweeney


May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster www.onlineexamguide.com


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis


The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.  ~David Lloyd George


Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Poet," Essays, Second Series, 1844


If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish


And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood


The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~Thomas Jefferson


America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson


From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"


Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~John Gunther


America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.  America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.  ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949


Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
~John Dickinson


If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.  ~Author Unknown


Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin


Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!  ~Daniel Webster


If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.  ~Geraldine Ferraro


Oh, it's home again and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea
To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.
~Henry Van Dyke


Sometimes people call me an idealist.  Well, that is the way I know I am an American.  America is the only idealistic nation in the world.  ~Woodrow Wilson


This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson


We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America.  ~Val Saintsbury


America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I love my freedom.  I love my America.  ~Jessi Lane Adams


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt


Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under USA's constitution have proved the best.  Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.  ~Martin H. Fischer


He loves his country best who strives to make it best.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll


It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.  ~J. Horace McFarland


"Our country, right or wrong."  When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.  ~Carl Schurz


Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you're man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
~Henry Cuyler Bunner


It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge


The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.  ~Woodrow Wilson


Star-spangled happiness
and banner waves of pride.
~Cherishe Archer


My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson


America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness.  ~Aurora Raigne


I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir


There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  ~William J. Clinton


My favorite thing about the United States?  Lots of Americans, one America.  ~Val Saintsbury


Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.  It is also owed to justice and to humanity.  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.  ~James Bryce


Our great modern Republic.  May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.  ~Ulysses S. Grant


For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.  ~Louis D. Brandeis


Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.  ~Seneca


Territory is but the body of a nation.  The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.  ~James Garfield


Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
~George M. Cohan


We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations.  ~Francis John McConnell


I believe in America because we have great dreams - and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.  ~Wendell L. Wilkie


To me, being an American means feeling safe.  ~Currielene Armstrong


We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  ~Robert J. McCracken


It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.  ~Sallust


We need an America with the wisdom of experience.  But we must not let America grow old in spirit.  ~Hubert H. Humphrey


May I never wake up from the American dream.  ~Carrie Latet


A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.  ~Bill Vaughan


I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.  ~Gary Hart


My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.  ~Author Unknown


Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't.  You cannot shirk this and be a man.  To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.  ~Mark Twain


All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899


What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.  ~Hubert H. Humphrey


You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world.  ~Herman Melville


Our hearts where they rocked our cradle,
Our love where we spent our toil,
And our faith, and our hope, and our honor,
We pledge to our native soil.
God gave all men all earth to love,
But since our hearts are small,
Ordained for each one spot should prove
Beloved over all.
~Rudyard Kipling www.onlineexamguide.com


He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.  ~Felix Frankfurter


Patriotism is easy to understand in America - it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.  ~Calvin Coolidge www.onlineexamguide.com


We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.  ~John F. Kennedy


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.  ~Woodrow Wilson


Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.  ~Sinclair Lewis


Twins

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared:  twins.  ~Josh Billings


It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins.  ~Author Unknown


My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.  ~Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band


A good neighbor will babysit.  A great neighbor will babysit twins.  ~Author Unknown


Twice as much to love, two blessings from above.  ~Author Unknown www.onlineexamguide.com


God touched our hearts so deep inside, our special blessing multiplied.  ~Author Unknown


It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.  ~Chinese Proverb


Life is two-riffic with twins.  ~Author Unknown


Can it be, that the Greek grammarians invented their dual number for the particular benefit of twins?  ~Herman Melville, Redburn. His First Voyage, 1849


...So we grew together
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem...
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Note: This isn't actually about twins)


You can spend too much time wondering which of identical twins is the more alike.  ~Robert Brault,
Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother:
I see by you I am a sweet-faced youth.
~William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors


Constant togetherness is fine - but only for Siamese twins.  ~Victoria Billings


Hearts entwined
Twenty fingers, twenty toes,
two sweet babies with cheeks of rose.
Born on the same day, two gifts from above,
lives entwined, two babies to love.
~Author Unknown


When I have a kid, I want to put him in one of those strollers for twins, then run around the mall looking frantic.  ~Steven Wright


Twin one, twin too!  ~Author Unknown


What's cuter than one baby?
A precious set of twins!
With matching little outfits -
And matchless little grins...
With twice as many babies,
How very busy you will be -
Just think of all the loving
They'll bring your family.
~Author Unknown www.onlineexamguide.com


All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.  ~Lord Byron


Two faces to wash, and four dirty hands
Two insistent voices, making demands
Twice as much crying, when things go wrong
The four eyes closing, with slumber song
Twice as many garments, blowing on the line
Two cherubs in the wagon, soaking up sunshine
Work I do for twins, naturally comes double
But four arms to hug me, repay all my trouble.
~Author Unknown


When I was born the doctor took one look at my face, turned me over and said, "Look, twins!"  ~Rodney Dangerfield


Not double trouble, but twice blessed.  ~Author Unknown


There's two to wash, two to dry;
There's two who argue, two who cry....
There's two to kiss, two to hug;
And best of all, there's two to love!
~Author Unknown


I may be a twin but I'm one of a kind.  ~Author Unknown www.onlineexamguide.com


We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
~William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors


Body and spirit are twins:  God only knows which is which.  ~Algernon Charles Swinburne

Truth


God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.  Take which you please - you can never have both.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.  ~Aldous Huxley


Truth, like milk, arrives in the dark
But even so, wise dogs don't bark.
Only mongrels make it hard
For the milkman to come up the yard.
~Christopher Morley, Dogs Don't Bark at the Milkman www.onlineexamguide.com


It is error alone which needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself.  ~Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia


I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.  ~Peter Altenberg


The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.  ~William James


Men ardently pursue truth, assuming it will be angels' bread when found.  ~W. MacNeile Dixon


There is no god higher than truth.  ~Mahatma Gandhi


Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


The trouble about man is twofold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.  ~Rebecca West


It will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth.  ~Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy


Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature.  ~Martin H. Fischer


When I tell any truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.  ~William Blake


Truth only reveals itself when one gives up all preconceived ideas.  ~Shoseki


Without faith there is no truth, for that is all the truth is or ever was.  ~Robert Brault,

If there be no God, then what is truth but the average of all lies.  ~Robert Brault,

There is no Truth.  There is only the truth within each moment.  ~Ramana Maharshi, attributed


Truth is after all a moving target
Hairs to split,
And pieces that don't fit
How can anybody be enlightened?
Truth is after all so poorly lit.
~Neil Peart, Turn the Page
(Thank you, Ryan)


Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.  ~Oscar Wilde


My truths do not last long in me.  Not as long as those that are not mine.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Truth breeds hatred.  ~Bias of Priene, Maxims www.onlineexamguide.com


If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?  ~Dōgen Zenji


One of life's regrets is that you didn't always tell the truth, and now it's too late, because the truth has changed.  ~Robert Brault,

People always think something's all true.  ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye


A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth.  ~Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried


Truth is tough.  It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Professor at the Breakfast Table


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


Truth is the breath of life to human society.  It is the food of the immortal spirit.  Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


Seek truth and you will find a path.  ~Frank Slaughter


I am the fellow citizen of every being that thinks; my country is Truth.  ~Alphonse de Lamartine, "Marseillaise of Peace," 1841


Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.  ~Jean-Paul Sartre


Don't keep searching for the truth, just let go of your opinions.  ~Author Unknown


There are more martyrs to nonsense than truth, truth preferring missionaries.  ~Robert Brault,

Truth is a great flirt.  ~Franz Liszt


I am of the Buddhists.  The great Teacher comes periodically.  He is followed by pupils who corrupt the texts and then a new Buddha must be born to reëstablish the truth.  ~Martin H. Fischer


We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.  ~Denis Diderot


All great truths begin as blasphemies.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Annajanska, 1919


...Science and mathematics
Run parallel to reality, they symbolize it, they squint at it,
They never touch it:  consider what an explosion
Would rock the bones of men into little white fragments and unsky the world
If any mind for a moment touch truth.
~Robinson Jeffers, "The Silent Shepherds," The Beginning & the End


Do not mistake probability for truth, for it is a notorious liar. ~Robert Brault,

The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.  ~Simone de Beauvoir


Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage.  He lives... by make-believe.  ~W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938 www.onlineexamguide.com


When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.  ~French Proverb


Once an absurdity is accepted as truth, it will seem truer the more absurd it is shown to be.  ~Robert Brault,

Truth is no Doctoresse, she takes no degrees at Paris or Oxford... but oftentimes to such an one as myself, an Idiota or common person, no great things, melancholizing in woods where waters are, quiet places by rivers, fountains, whereas the silly man expecting no such matter, thinketh only how best to delectate and refresh his mynde continually with Natura her pleasaunt scenes, woods, water-falls, or Art her statelie gardens, parks, terraces, Belvideres, on a sudden the goddesse herself Truth has appeared, with a shyning lyghte, and a sparklyng countenance, so as yee may not be able lightly to resist her.  ~Charles Lamb


We do not err because truth is difficult to see.  It is visible at a glance.  We err because this is more comfortable.  ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn


The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.  ~Attributed to James A. Garfield


Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.  In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer


There is no truth.  There is only perception.  ~Gustave Flaubert


If a thousand old beliefs were ruined in our march to truth we must still march on.  ~Stopford Brooke

Trust

 One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.  ~E.M. Forster


I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.  ~Henry David Thoreau


Our distrust is very expensive.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson www.onlineexamguide.com


You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.  ~Frank Crane


The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.  ~Henry L. Stimson


We're all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.  ~Booker T. Washington


I trust everyone.  I just don't trust the devil inside them.  ~Troy Kennedy-Martin, The Italian Job


You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.  ~Robert Brault,

Many people say that government is necessary because some men cannot be trusted to look after themselves, but anarchists say that government is harmful because no men can be trusted to look after anyone else.  ~Nicolas Walter, About Anarchism


Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.  Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.  ~William E. Gladstone, 1866


Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life. ~Georg Feuerstein


Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.  ~Charles Krauthammer


Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.  ~Billy Wilder


Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart.  ~Author Unknown


There comes a point in a relationship when you realize that you trust someone enough to let them keep their secrets.  ~Robert Brault,

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare www.onlineexamguide.com


A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.  ~Edgar A. Shoaff


You can only trust yourself... and barely that.  ~Paige Wilson


Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.  ~Lemony Snicket


Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.  ~George MacDonald


Government is an unnecessary evil.  Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.  ~Fred Woodworth, The Match!, No. 79


A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.  ~Paul Sweeney www.onlineexamguide.com


In God we trust, all others we virus scan.  ~Author Unknown


Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.  ~Helen Rowland


Trees

 If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.  ~Henry David Thoreau


You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.  ~Denise Levertov www.onlineexamguide.com


I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.  ~Henry David Thoreau


The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
~Leonora Speyer


I never saw a discontented tree.  They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.  They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!  ~John Muir


Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend,
Unnerves his strength, invites his end.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Woodnotes"


God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools.  ~John Muir


I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.  ~Willa Cather, 1913


Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing "Embraceable You" in spats.  ~Woody Allen


If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?  We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.  ~Jack Handey


I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
~Ogden Nash, "Song of the Open Road," 1933


The groves were God's first temples.  ~William Cullen Bryant, "A Forest Hymn"


Trees are your best antiques.  ~Alexander Smith www.onlineexamguide.com


A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.  But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.  Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves.  No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.  ~John Muir


A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.  ~Welsh Proverb


For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  ~Martin Luther


There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.  ~Minnie Aumonier


It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees.  ~Wilson Flagg


And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.  ~William Shakespeare


We all travel the milky way together, trees and men... trees are travellers, in the ordinary sense.  They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true:  but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings - many of them not so much.  ~John Muir, Scribner's Monthly, November 1878


The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber.  The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert


Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.
~Candy Polgar


Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved.  You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?  ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982


It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson


He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
~Lucy Larcom, "Plant a Tree"


Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~J. Lubbock


Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Kahlil Gibran


To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them — the whole leaf and root tribe. ~Henry Ward Beecher


The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods -
~Robert Frost


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.  ~Chinese Proverb


I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.  ~James Russell Lowell www.onlineexamguide.com


Sit still with me in the shade of these green trees, which have no weightier thought than the withering of their leaves when autumn arrives, or the stretching of their many stiff fingers into the cold sky of the passing winter. ~Fernando Pessoa


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson


No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels, if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets.  ~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs, 1887


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.  ~Bill Vaughn


If I knew I should die tomorrow, I would plant a tree today.  ~Stephen Girard


Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.  ~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928


The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way.  ~William Blake


Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.  ~Sara Ebenreck, American Forests


Why are there trees I never walk under
But large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892


The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what "the story of the trees" would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand.  ~Author Unknown, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938


There are rich counsels in the trees.  ~Herbert P. Horne


God in the whizzing of a pleasant wind
Shall march upon the tops of mulberry trees.
~George Peele, David and Fair Bathsabe, 1599


The trees are whispering to me, reminding me of my roots, and my reach... shhhhhh... can you hear them? Selflessly sharing their subtle song. ~Jeb Dickerson,

The best part of happiness is the pines. ~Terri Guillemets


Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~Cree Proverb


To heal mine aching moods,
Give me God's virgin woods.
~Clinton Scollard


Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing.  It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total.  ~Forsyth and Rada, Machine Learning


Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.  ~John Muir


If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.  ~Hal Borland


It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nation's need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted.  ~Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 Arbor Day Message


Oaks are the true conservatives;
They hold old leaves till summer gives
A green exchange.
~Roy Helton, Come Back to Earth


A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.  ~American Proverb


...Long, sparkling aisles of steel-stemmed trees
Bending to counterfeit a breeze...
~James Russell Lowell


Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other's company.  Only a few love to be alone.  ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939


Newspapers:  dead trees with information smeared on them.  ~Horizon, "Electronic Frontier"


They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.  ~James G. Watt, quoted in Newsweek, 8 March 1982


Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.  ~Henry David Thoreau, "Chesuncook," The Maine Woods, 1848


A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor.  ~George William Curtis


Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers - for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.  ~Osho www.onlineexamguide.com


I hear the wind among the trees
Playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature?  Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window?  When the only wild animal he knows is a rat - glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum?  When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning?  ~Frank N. Ikard, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Houston, March 1968


You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.  ~Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964


Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Second Series, 1844


Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.  ~J.J. Furnas


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer, "Trees," 1914


Climb a tree - it gets you closer to heaven.  ~Author Unknown


We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.  We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.  And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.  ~Author Unknown


Save a tree.  Eat a beaver.  ~Author Unknown


Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eating under a tree.  ~Elizabeth Russell


As the poet said, "only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.  ~Woody Allen


Acknowledgment:
Thanks to Michael P. Garofalo of The Spirit of Gardening
for sharing some of these wonderful quotes with me!



Travel

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.  ~Elizabeth Drew


The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine


I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel's sake.  The great affair is to move.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson www.onlineexamguide.com


When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money.  ~Susan Heller


Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.  ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt


I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.  ~Lord Dunsany


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.  ~Lao Tzu


Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.  ~Anatole France


No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.  ~Lin Yutang


Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.  ~Seneca


The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience.  The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.  He goes "sight-seeing."  ~Daniel J. Boorstin


It is not down in any map; true places never are.  ~Herman Melville


What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds.  When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then.  People don't have your past to hold against you.  No yesterdays on the road.  ~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways


The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.  ~G.K. Chesterton


To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.  ~Charles Horton Cooley


And that's the wonderful thing about family travel:  it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.  ~Dave Barry


Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.  ~Mason Cooley


Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.  ~Regina Nadelson


I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.  ~Lillian Smith


Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.  ~Ray Bradbury


There are only two emotions in a plane:  boredom and terror.  ~Orson Welles


Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings.  You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye.  ~Terry Hanson


I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.  ~Mark Twain


I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.  ~Jean Kerr, "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall," The Snake Has All the Lines, 1958


In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley


Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.  ~Dave Barry


If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  ~James Michener


If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.  ~George Winters


I met a lot of people in Europe.  I even encountered myself.  ~James Baldwin www.onlineexamguide.com


Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.  ~G.K. Chesterton


There's a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation.  It's called your checkbook.  ~Author Unknown


The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.  ~George Ade, Forty Modern Fables


I did not fully understand the dread term "terminal illness" until I saw Heathrow for myself.  ~Dennis Potter, 1978


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.  ~Mark Twain


I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.  ~George Bernard Shaw


I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.  ~Caskie Stinnett


A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.  ~Lemony Snicket


To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.  ~Aldous Huxley


The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see.  ~G.K. Chesterton


We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.  ~Hilaire Belloc


Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.  ~Benjamin Disraeli www.onlineexamguide.com


The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  ~Henry Boye

Time



Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.  ~William Faulkner


Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.  ~John Archibald Wheeler


As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.  ~Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854


Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror.  It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving.  ~Martin Amis, Money www.onlineexamguide.com


The clock talked loud.  I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.  ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle


Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  ~Dion Boucicault


In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us.  ~Osbert Sitwell


For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.  ~Doug Larson


But what minutes!  Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.  ~Benjamin Disraeli


Time goes, you say?  Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.
~Henry Austin Dobson


Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.  ~Charles Dickens


Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits.  ~Author Unknown


Time is the fire in which we burn.  ~Delmore Schwartz, "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day," 1937  (Thanks, George)


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
~William Shakespeare


You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.  ~James Matthew Barrie


A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.  ~John B. Priestly


It strikes! one, two,
Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch,
Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest;
Would thou could'st make the time to do so too;
I'll wind thee up no more.
~Ben Jonson


The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


It's a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.  ~J.K. Rowling, "The Hungarian Horntail," Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000


Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.  ~The Talmud


Old Time, in whose banks we deposit our notes
Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats;
He keeps all his customers still in arrears
By lending them minutes and charging them years.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes www.onlineexamguide.com


Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.  ~Doménico Cieri Estrada


Time is making fools of us again.  ~J.K. Rowling


El tiempo da buen consejo.  ~Proverb


There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men:  time.  ~Napoleon I, Maxims, 1815


Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.  ~Faith Baldwin


When told the reason for Daylight Saving time the old Indian said, "Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket."  ~Author Unknown


Why won't they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can't they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping — rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas — But, goodness, why need they do it? ~John Dos Passos, 1917


How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. ~Zall's Second Law


The years like great black oxen tread the world
And God, the herdsman, goads them on behind.
~William Butler Yeats, The Countess Cathleen


Some day man will travel at the speed of light, of small interest to those of us still trying to catch up to the speed of time. ~Robert Brault,

Time! the corrector when our judgments err. ~Lord Byron


The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and then are not.... ~Thomas Carlyle


Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~Carl Sandburg


Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu.  ~Robert Brault,

Time heals what reason cannot.  ~Seneca


I am tired of the imposed rhythms of men,
Tethered time, restrained and trained
To a monotonous beat
Digital time blinking exactness
Unliving.
~Phillip Pulfrey, "Conjecture," Beyond Me, www.originals.net


If you want work well done, select a busy man - the other kind has no time.  ~Elbert Hubbard


Darn the wheel of the world!  Why must it continually turn over?  Where is the reverse gear?  ~Jack London


Time flies on restless pinions - constant never.  ~Friedrich Schiller


The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.  ~C.S. Lewis


Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?  ~Paracelsus


What then is time?  If no one asks me, I know what it is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.  ~Saint Augustine


Time is a very healing place, one in which you can grow.  ~Denise Tanner


Each moment has its sickle, emulous
Of Time's enormous scythe, whose ample sweep
Strikes empires from the root.
~Edward Young


The inertia hardest to overcome is that of perfectly good seconds.  ~Martin H. Fischer


Time is the wisest counsellor of all.  ~Pericles


A lot like yesterday, a lot like never.  ~Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried


There are whole years for which I hope I'll never be cross-examined, for I could not give an alibi.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The clocks are all turned forward from Funny Time to Right Time.  I always remember, "Spring back or Fall in."  ~Dave Beard (@Raqhun)


Time brings an end to everything. We should not mistake for a tragedy what is no more than the passage of time. ~Robert Brault,

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


Time is the only thief we can't get justice against. ~Terri Guillemets


Time is neither friend nor enemy it's just a measurement.  ~Mike Dolan,

Time is what we want most, but... what we use worst.  ~Willaim Penn


Time is the longest distance between two places.  ~Tennessee Williams


Among life's regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything.  ~Robert Brault,

Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right - it holds my golden time!  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


Man goes nowhere.  Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Whether we wake or we sleep,
Whether we carol or weep,
The Sun with his Planets in chime,
Marketh the going of Time.
~Edward Fitzgerald


For centuries, man believed that the sun revolves around the earth.  Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise.  ~Robert Brault,

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it:  he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.  ~Henry David Thoreau


The Present is a Point just passed.  ~David Russell


Methinks I see the wanton hours flee,
And as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.
~George Villiers


Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can't buy more hours.  Scientists can't invent new minutes.  And you can't save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  ~Denis Waitely


Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.  ~Charles Caleb Colton


One must learn a different... sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones. ~Sister Mary Paul www.onlineexamguide.com


Time is an old firmly rooted tree; we are the breeze rustling its leaves. ~Terri Guillemets


Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.  ~Louis Hector Berlioz


Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.  ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata" (Thanks Tom)

Thrift

Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character.  ~S.W. Straus


Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse.  ~Seneca


Thrift was never more necessary in the world's history than it is today.  ~Francis H. Sisson


Whatever thrift is, it is not avarice.  Avarice is not generous; and, after all, it is the thrifty people who are generous.  ~Lord Rosebery www.onlineexamguide.com


The thrift that does not make a man charitable sours into avarice.  ~M.W. Harrison


Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.  ~Calvin Coolidge


A bargain ain't a bargain unless it's something you need.  ~Sidney Carroll, A Big Hand for the Little Lady


Be thrifty, but not covetous.  ~George Herbert


By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.  ~Agesilaus


I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living.  ~John D. Rockefeller


Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?  ~Cicero


Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty.  ~Samuel Johnson


Thrift means that you should always have the best you can possibly afford, when the thing has any reference to your physical and mental health, to your growth in efficiency and power.  ~Orison Swett Marden


He who does not economize will have to agonize.  ~Confucius www.onlineexamguide.com


Frugality is misery in disguise.  ~Publilius Syrus


Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.  ~Benjamin Franklin


We are not to judge thrift solely by the test of saving or spending.  If one spends what he should prudently save, that certainly is to be deplored.  But if one saves what he should prudently spend, that is not necessarily to be commended.  A wise balance between the two is the desired end.  ~Owen Young

Thinking

The mind is what it thinks. To make it true, think true. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj


No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.  ~Voltaire


Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.  ~Edmund Burke www.onlineexamguide.com


Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.  ~Carl G. Jung


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.  ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun


No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.  ~Terry Josephson


You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think.  ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997


Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?  ~Winnie the Pooh


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.  ~Soren Kierkegaard


Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  ~John F. Kennedy


The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.  ~Will Durant


Begin challenging your own assumptions.  Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.  ~Alan Alda


I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree.  ~James Douglas


The forceps of our minds are clumsy things and crush the truth a little in the course of taking hold of it.  ~H.G. Wells


Our minds are lazier than our bodies.  ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1678


Invest a few moments in thinking.  It will pay good interest.  ~Author Unknown


Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar territory.  ~G. Behn


Thinking is like loving and dying.  Each of us must do it for himself.  ~Josiah Royce


It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.  ~Luther Burbank www.onlineexamguide.com


Physiological response to thinking and to pain is the same; and man is not given to hurting himself.  ~Martin H. Fischer


We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve.  ~L'Estrange


Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking.  ~Author Unknown


Thinking in its lower grades is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.  ~Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923


The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life.  The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of clichés.  ~H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, 1925


Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once a week.  ~George Bernard Shaw


...the thoughtful excitement of lonely rambles, of gardening, and of other like occupations, where the mind has leisure to must during the healthful activity of the body, with the fresh and wakeful breezes blowing round it...  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Belief is when someone else does the thinking.  ~Buckminster Fuller, 1972


Irons rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.  ~Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks, 1508


A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man.  But they don't bite everybody.  ~Stanislaw Lec, Unkempt Thoughts, 1962


Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.  ~G.C. Lichtenberg


The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.  ~Albert Einstein www.onlineexamguide.com


Brain, n.  An apparatus with which we think that we think.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


At a certain age some people's minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat.  ~William Lyon Phelps


It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else.  ~Stanley Kubrick


We are dying from overthinking.  We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything.  Think.  Think.  Think.  You can never trust the human mind anyway.  It's a death trap.  ~Anthony Hopkins


One cannot think crooked and walk straight.  ~Author Unknown


Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


No amount of energy will take the place of thought.  A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.  ~Henry Van Dyke


Tell your friends not to think aloud
Until they swallow.
~Nickelback, "Leader of Men," The State


Believing is easier than thinking.  Hence so many more believers than thinkers.  ~Bruce Calvert


A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.  There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor  ~Victor Hugo


Sometimes I think and other times I am.  ~Paul Valéry, Variété: Cantiques spirituels, 1924


Few minds wear out; more rust out.  ~Christian N. Bovee


From restless thoughts, that, like a deadly swarm
Of hornets arm'd, no sooner found alone,
But rush upon me thronging.
~John Milton


What a blessing it is to be alone with your thoughts when so many are alone with their inability to think.  ~Robert Brault,

We use 10% of our brains.  Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60%.  ~Ellen Degeneres


Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.  ~John Erskine


Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


If a man's stomach has been filled by eating greens and other vegetables, although the most precious dainties with exquisite tastes should be given him, he cannot swallow them, he must first get rid of a few portions of the greens; so in reading, the same is true of the mixed thoughts which distract the mind, which are about the dusty affairs of a vulgar world.  ~Robert Morrison, quoted in The Middle Kingdom by Samuel Wells Williams


Men can live without air a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months - and without a new thought for years on end.  ~Kent Ruth


The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.  ~John Locke, 16 May 1699


Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.  ~George Savile, Marquess de Halifax, Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections


A lawyer's brief will be brief, before a freethinker thinks freely.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action.  Twice would have been quite enough.  ~Confucius, Analects www.onlineexamguide.com


Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew.  They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming.  But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking.  ~Steve Allen


What luck for rulers, that men do not think.  ~Adolph Hitler


Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind, but certainty is absurd.  ~Voltaire, 1767


Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death.  Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit.  Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid.  Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.  ~Bertrand Russell


[Thinking is] what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.  ~William James


For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.  ~Luther Burbank


How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.  Now we have some hope of making progress.  ~Niels Bohr


You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.  ~Author Unknown


He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.  ~William Drummond, Academical Questions


Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.  ~Howard Mumford Jones

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Tennis

 Tennis belongs to the individualistic past - a hero, or at most a pair of friends or lovers, against the world.  ~Jacques Barzun


I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.  ~Yannick Noah www.onlineexamguide.com


Love is nothing in tennis, but in life it's everything.  ~Author Unknown


Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let him go.  ~Russell Lynes


Ladies, here's a hint.  If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys.  That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed.  ~Billie Jean King


Good shot, bad luck, and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified.  ~Virginia Graham, Say Please, 1949


When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis.  I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.  ~Hugo L. Black


An otherwise happily married couple may turn a mixed doubles game into a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.  ~Rod Laver


The serve was invented so that the net could play.  ~Bill Cosby


Though your game is hardly the best
You can fray your opponent's nerves
By methodically bouncing the ball
At least ten times before your serves.
~Arnold J. Zarett


Why has slamming a ball with a racquet become so obsessive a pleasure for so many of us?  It seems clear to me that a primary attraction of the sport is the opportunity it gives to release aggression physically without being arrested for felonious assault.  ~Nat Hentoff


But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer.  ~Billy Carter, while being taught a two-handed backhand shot


The primary conception of tennis is to get the ball over the net and at the same time to keep it within bounds of the court; failing this, within the borders of the neighborhood.  ~Elliot Chaze


A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.  ~Billie Jean King, about tennis


Tennis begins with love.  ~Author Unknown www.onlineexamguide.com


What a polite game tennis is.  The chief word in it seems to be "sorry" and admiration of each other's play crosses the net as frequently as the ball.  ~J.M. Barrie


Tennis is not a gentle game.  Psychologically, it is vicious.  That people are only just beginning to come to terms with this fact illustrates just how big a con trick has been perpetrated on the non-playing tennis public - and even a few players, usually losing players - for decades.  ~Richard Evans


The cunning competitor plays on the other party's guilt.  Continuously praise your opponent's shots, and you'll notice how he begins to press.  Self-beratement also serves to balance a guilty conscience for being successful and makes your opponent disturbed for upsetting you so.  If on occasion you call one of your opponent's "out" shots "in," then later on you can innocently call an "in" shot "out" on a crucial play.  Practice saying "Good try," sincerely; then you can call a lot of close shots "out" and get away with it.  ~Theodor Saretsky


Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes.  Many of the players famed for quickness on court would finish dead last in a field of schoolgirls in a race over any distance more than ten yards.  ~Eugene Scott


In tennis the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe.  ~Elliot Chaze www.onlineexamguide.com


It's difficult for most people to imagine the creative process in tennis.  Seemingly it's just an athletic matter of hitting the ball consistently well within the boundaries of the court.  That analysis is just as specious as thinking that the difficulty in portraying King Lear on stage is learning all the lines.  ~Virginia Wade


It's one-on-one out there, man.  There ain't no hiding.  I can't pass the ball.  ~Pete Sampras


Television

The bathtub was invented in 1850 and the telephone in 1875.  In other words, if you had been living in 1850, you could have sat in the bathtub for 25 years without having to answer the phone.  ~Bill DeWitt, 1972


The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.  ~Fran Lebowitz


Middle age:  When you're sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.  ~Ogden Nash www.onlineexamguide.com


I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind!  ~Author Unknown


I'd rather sit down and write a letter than call someone up.  I hate the telephone.  ~Henry Miller


Telephone, n.  An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.  ~Ambrose Bierce


A woman is a person who reaches for a chair when she answers the telephone.  ~Milton Wright


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine


Cell phones are the latest invention in rudeness. ~Terri Guillemets, 2005


Anytime I see someone blocking the aisle in the supermarket while talking on a phone, I want to ram that person with my shopping cart. ~Richard Turner (1937-2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," from "The Curmudgeon Sounds Off: Cell Phone-itis Revisited"


Cell phones are not a sign of power, they're a sign of subservience.  ~Doug Pappas


Some one invented the telephone,
And interrupted a nation's slumbers,
Ringing wrong but similar numbers.
~Ogden Nash, Look What You Did, Christopher


How come wrong numbers are never busy?  ~Author Unknown


I'd play every day if I could.  It's cheaper than a shrink and there are no telephones on my golf cart.  ~Brent Musburger


I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number.  ~Edith Armstrong www.onlineexamguide.com


Words from the past: "It's a clever idea, Mr. Bell, but don't wire us, we'll wire you."  ~Robert Brault,

It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone.  ~Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890


If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me.  ~Song title by Jimmy Buffet


I don't answer the phone.  I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end.  ~Fred Couples www.onlineexamguide.com


As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.  ~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies


Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.  ~Evelyn Hendrickson


Telephones

The bathtub was invented in 1850 and the telephone in 1875.  In other words, if you had been living in 1850, you could have sat in the bathtub for 25 years without having to answer the phone.  ~Bill DeWitt, 1972


The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.  ~Fran Lebowitz www.onlineexamguide.com


Middle age:  When you're sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.  ~Ogden Nash


I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind!  ~Author Unknown


I'd rather sit down and write a letter than call someone up.  I hate the telephone.  ~Henry Miller


Telephone, n.  An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.  ~Ambrose Bierce


A woman is a person who reaches for a chair when she answers the telephone.  ~Milton Wright


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine


Cell phones are the latest invention in rudeness. ~Terri Guillemets, 2005


Anytime I see someone blocking the aisle in the supermarket while talking on a phone, I want to ram that person with my shopping cart. ~Richard Turner (1937-2011), The Grammar Curmudgeon, a.k.a. "The Mudge," from "The Curmudgeon Sounds Off: Cell Phone-itis Revisited"


Cell phones are not a sign of power, they're a sign of subservience.  ~Doug Pappas


Some one invented the telephone,
And interrupted a nation's slumbers,
Ringing wrong but similar numbers.
~Ogden Nash, Look What You Did, Christopher


How come wrong numbers are never busy?  ~Author Unknown


I'd play every day if I could.  It's cheaper than a shrink and there are no telephones on my golf cart.  ~Brent Musburger www.onlineexamguide.com


I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance.  Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number.  ~Edith Armstrong


Words from the past: "It's a clever idea, Mr. Bell, but don't wire us, we'll wire you."  ~Robert Brault,
It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone.  ~Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890


If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me.  ~Song title by Jimmy Buffet


I don't answer the phone.  I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end.  ~Fred Couples


As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.  ~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies www.onlineexamguide.com


Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.  ~Evelyn Hendrickson


Teenagers


The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time.  They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.  ~Quentin Crisp


Little children, headache; big children, heartache.  ~Italian Proverb www.onlineexamguide.com


Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.  ~Laurence J. Peter


Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.  ~Logan Pearsall Smith, "Age and Death," Afterthoughts, 1931


If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.  ~Al Bernstein


When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio.  If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.  ~Larry Lujack


The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.  ~Dorothy Parker


Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.  ~Erma Bombeck


Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.  ~Karen Savage and Patricia Adams, The Good Stepmother


In order to know whether a human being is young or old, offer it food of different kinds at short intervals.  If young, it will eat anything at any hour of the day or night.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.  ~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies


Too many of today's children have straight teeth and crooked morals.  ~Unknown high school principal


Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.  ~Doug Larson


Adolescence: A stage between infancy and adultery.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911


Mother Nature is providential.  She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.  ~William Galvin www.onlineexamguide.com


The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.  ~Raymond Duncan


When the boy is growing he has a wolf in his belly.  ~German Proverb


In the time it takes you to understand a 14-year-old, he turns 15.  ~Robert Brault,

Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers.  ~Fran Lebowitz


The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.  ~Edgar Friedenberg, The Vanishing Adolescent


The invention of the teenager was a mistake.  Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.  ~Judith Martin


There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure.  ~Dan Bennett


Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.  Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.  ~Author Unknown


When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark Twain but no evidence has yet been found for this (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)


Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.  ~Judith Martin


Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.  ~Bob Phillips


The average income of the modern teenager is about 2 a.m.  ~Author Unknown


Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.  ~Arnold H. Glasow


There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.  ~Art Buchwald


It's difficult to decide whether growing pains are something teenagers have - or are.  ~Author Unknown


A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.  ~Author Unknown


The average teenager still has all the faults his parents outgrew.  ~Author Unknown


A baby-sitter is a teenager who gets two dollars an hour to eat five dollars' worth of your food.  ~Henny Youngman www.onlineexamguide.com


There is nothing wrong with today's teenager that twenty years won't cure.  ~Author Unknown


What a shame that allowances have to stop with the teens:  both those that are paid to us and those that are made for us.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory:  an empty gin bottle.  ~Erma Bombeck


You don't have to suffer to be a poet.  Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.  ~John Ciardi, Simmons Review, Fall 1962


I tell my child, if I seem obsessed to always know where you've been, it is because my DNA will be found at the scene.  ~Robert Brault,

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.  ~Lewis B. Hershey, News summaries, 31 December 1951


You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.  ~Author Unknown


How strange that the young should always think the world is against them - when in fact that is the only time it is for them.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


At fourteen you don't need sickness or death for tragedy.  ~Jessamyn West


It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.  ~Edgar W. Howe


Adolescents are not monsters.  They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.  ~Virginia Satir, The New Peoplemaking, 1988


The troubles of adolescence eventually all go away - it's just like a really long, bad cold.  ~Dawn Ruelas


Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.  ~Earl Wilson


Why do children want to grow up?  Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity.  But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do?  Not much:  they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State).  For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty.  Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?  ~Thomas Szasz


I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now.  ~Will Rogers


Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.  ~Yiddish Proverb


My adolescence progressed normally:  enough misery to keep the death wish my usual state, an occasional high to keep me from actually taking the gas-pipe.  ~Faye Moskowitz


Helping your eldest to pick a college is one of the greatest educational experiences of life - for the parents.  Next to trying to pick his bride, it's the best way to learn that your authority, if not entirely gone, is slipping fast.  ~Sally and James Reston