Quotes

My favourite quotes (ok my OTHER favourite quotes) …

Unknown author

If it’s truly love, falling into it is not reversible, only temporarily suspended.

Yogi Berra – ball player and manager (20th century)

You can observe a lot just by watching.
No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
When you buy a stock… If it goes up, sell it. If it goes down, don’t buy it.
You better go to people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (My first real hero)

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.
Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Martin Luther King (The second…)

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.
A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Just watch me! (When asked how far he would go to suppress the FLQ)
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.

Abraham Lincoln (If I have to tell you who or when then i don’t want to know you!)

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

Winston Churchill (See above comment re Lincoln. Ditto!)

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

The two Huxley’s — Aldous and Thomas (yes they are related; Thomas was Aldous’ father)

Aldous – Author – 20th Century – wrote Brave New World, among other things

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Thomas – English Biologist and early supporter of darwinism – 19th Century

 

The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger.

Stephen Weinberg – Physicist who won a Nobel Prize in the 70’s or 80’s

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Tom Wolfe – American author who wrote some pretty cool books (I’ve even read a few!)

The only real possession you’ll ever have is your character.

John Lennon – See note above re: Churchill et al

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.
Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.
Possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law. It’s nine-tenths of the problem.

Thomas Watson Junior – Son of the founder, and the person who made IBM the global force it is today

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t as all. You can be discouraged by failure – or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that’s where you will find success.