Quotes I Like!!!, Jim’s Fountain Pen Site

Quotes I Like!!!, Jim’s Fountain Pen Site

Jim’s Fountain Pens
“Quotes That I Like”

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
– Charles F. Kettering –

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
– Jewish Proverb –

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
– Mother Teresa –

“Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.”
– Elizabeth Bowen –

 “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right
thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing”.
– Theodore Roosevelt –

“Noble and common blood is of the same color”.
– German proverb –

“Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined”.
– Josh Billings –

“The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than
the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.”
– Benjamin Franklin –

“I don’t know jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.”
– Will Rogers -“

In the quiet hours when we are alone and there is nobody to tell us what fine fellows we are,
we come sometimes upon a moment in which we wonder, not how much money we are earning,
nor how famous we have become, but what good we are doing.”
– A.A. Milne –

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time”
– Abraham Lincoln –

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.”
– Jean de La Bruysre –

“God intends no man to live in this world without working; but it seems to me
no less evident that he intends every man to be happy in his work.”
– John Ruskin –

“Do what you love and love what you’re doing,
and you’ll never work another day in your life.”
– Unknown –

“There is only one way to  happiness and that is to cease
worrying about things which are beyoned the power of our will.”
– Epictetus –

“He who conquers the mind, conquers the world.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda –

“He who praises everybody praises nobody.”
– Samuel Johnston (1709 – 1784) British lexicographer –

“Life is what happens while you are making other plans.”
-John Lennon –

“Work banishes those three great evils boredom, vice and poverty.”
– Voltaire – French author (b. 1694)

“Don’t talk about your troubles!”
“Eighty percent of the people don’t care and the
other 20 percent are glad you are having them!”
– Tommy Lasorda –

“People who cannot find time for recreation
are obliged sooner of later to find time for illness.”
– John Wanamaker –

“He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.”
– Tomas Fuller –

“Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom.”
– M. Scott Peck –

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.”
– Joseph Joubert –

“If you depend on the opinion of others, you will forever be their prisoner.”
– Unknown –
(Thanks to John Frogge for sharing this one with me)

“Life Is Something That Happens To You While You’re Making Other Plans…”
– Margaret Miller –

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance…”
– Thomas Huxley –

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain,,and most fools do.”
– Andrew Carnegie –

“The Very Ink With Which All History Is Written Is Merely Fluid Prejudice…”
– Mark Twain –

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much room”
(Thanks to my friend Jim Day For This One)

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem
your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”
– George Washington –

“To Teach Is To Learn”
–  Japanese Proverb –

Yesterday, is history…
Tomorrow, is a mystery…
Today is a gift…
That’s why it’s called,
The present…
(Thanks to my friend Jim Day for sharing the above with me)

“What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

“We become what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is NOT an act but a habit!”
– Aristotle –

“Adventure is worth while in itself.”
– Amelia Earhart –

If you don’t know where you’re going, when you get there you’ll be lost.”
– Yogi Berra –

“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”
– Confucious (551-497 BC) Chinese philosopher –

“Do Not Spoil What You Have By Desiring What You Have Not;
But Remember That What You Now Have Was Once Among
The Things You Only Hoped For.”
– Epicurus –

“Fashions, After All, Are Only Induced Epidemics”
– George Bernard Shaw –

“Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will
unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are
involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.”
– Mark Twain (1835 -1910) –

He hadn’t time to pen a note..
He hadn’t time to cast a vote…
He hadn’t time to sing a song…
He hadn’t time to right a wrong…
He hadn’t time to love or give…
He hadn’t time to really live…
From now on he’ll have time on end…
He died today, my ‘busy’ friend…

“Work banishes those three great evils boredom, vice and poverty.”
– Voltaire – French author (b. 1694)

“The best way to get something done is to begin.”
– Anonymous – “

“Failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one
can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
– B F. Skinner –

“If you could kick the person responsible for most of your
troubles, you would not be able to sit down for six months.”
– Unknown –

“Over The Last 20 Years; We’ve Changed The World Just Enough
To Make It Radically Different, But Not Enough To Make It Work.”
– Anna Quidlen –

“Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion.
Every day you’re alive is a special occasion”
– Jim Gaston –

“Give to One Good Fortune and It Will Be
Returned To You Many Times Over”
– Chinese Proverb –

“None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.”
– C. C. Colton (1780-1832), English author –

“Too bad that all the people who know how to run
the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.”
– George Burns (1896-1996) –

“A Mind Is Its Own Place, And In Itself Can
Make Heaven Of Hell, A Hell Of Heaven”
– John Milton –

“Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside
desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.”
– Montaigne –

“My Wife Was Too Beautiful For Words, But Not For Arguments”
– John Barrymore –

“Don’t go around saying that the world owes
you something. It owes you nothing; it was here first.”
– Mark Twain –

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved
and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
– Calvin Coolidge –

“There Is A Time For Departure Even When There’s No Certain Place To Go”
– Tennessee Williams –

“They Call You Stubborn When You Fail, But Persistent When You Succeed.””
– Anonymous –

“Fame Usually Comes To Those Who Are Thinking About Something Else””
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. –

“No One’s More Ethical Than Someone Who’s Just Become So”
– Robert Half –

“A Young Man Must Let His Ideas Grow, Not Be Continually
Rooting Them Up To See How They Are Getting On”
– William McFee –

“Law Can Never Make Us As Secure
As We Are When We Do Not Need It.”
– Alexander M. Bickel –

“Wisdom Gave The Elderly The Opportunity To Become Elderly”
– Robert Half –


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