Monday, August 18, 2008

Will Durant Quotes

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
~Will Durant Quotes

Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
~Will Durant Quotes


To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
~Will Durant Quotes

It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
~Will Durant Quotes


Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity.
~Will Durant Quotes
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fran Lebowitz Quotes

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes


Don't bother discussing sex with small children. They rarely have anything to add.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes


Nothing succeeds like address.
~Fran Lebowitz Quotes
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Jane Austen Quotes

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
~Jane Austen Quotes

The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
~Jane Austen Quotes



A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
~Jane Austen Quotes

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
~Jane Austen Quotes

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
~Jane Austen Quotes

She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper.
~Jane Austen Quotes

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
~Jane Austen Quotes

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
~Jane Austen Quotes
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dave Barry Quotes

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
~Dave Barry Quotes


Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
~Dave Barry Quotes

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetingsā€.
~Dave Barry Quotes

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
~Dave Barry Quotes


It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
~Dave Barry Quotes

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
~Dave Barry Quotes

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
~Dave Barry Quotes

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
~Dave Barry Quotes

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
~Dave Barry Quotes


Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
~Dave Barry Quotes
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.


All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes


The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes and Sayings

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


A useless life is an early death.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
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