Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quotations II(a)

“Individual force is the sole arbiter of every conflict, of every clash of interests or ideas. Make a difference. It's all up to you."

"Pray as though everything depends on God but work as though everything depends on you."

“Do not argue with an idiot, they will drag you down and beat you with experience. Do not argue with me, I will drag you down and beat you with a baseball bat.”

“I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look too good either.” "Are you still here?"

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity."
- Dale Carnegie

"What you cannot enforce, do not command."
- Sophocles

"Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there's someone out there working just as hard, to put you down..."

"You've been born into royalty…Now you just gotta be thankful and wear the crown."

"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness."
- Josh Billings

"Self-respect is the root of discipline: One’s dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
- Abraham

"Complain to one who can help you."
- Yugoslav Proverb

"Pain is temporary, pride is forever."
- Anonymous

"Even God cannot change the past."
- Agathon (Discuss this)

"Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only."
- Samuel Butler

"The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales."
- Aesop

"You may share the labors of the great, but you will not share the spoil until you achieve."
- Aesop

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."
- Henry Ford

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages."
- Henry Ford

"Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all."
- Henry Ford

"Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in."
- Aesop

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
- Voltaire

"Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser."
- Donald Trump

"It is easy to despise what you cannot get."
- Aesop

"Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Never believe in mirrors or newspapers."
- Tom Stoppard

"Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
- Malcolm Forbes

"You're the groom, it's your wedding day and somebody else is the best man." Go figure.

"Better to die once and for all, than live in continual terror."
- Aesop (maybe, but be sure to take a few of them out with you when you go...)

"You can't run a business or anything else on a theory."
- Harold Geneen (Discuss in terms of communism/socialism)

"You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own."
- Rupert Murdoch

The entertainment industry:

"If you see a boob, it's rated R... if you shoot a boob, it's PG13."
- Hollywood Mogul

"Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat."
- Jim Davis

"He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great." (A lesson learned from the bible.)
- John Ruskin

"Nothing brings people together more than mutual hatred."
- Henry Rollins

"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn."
- David Russell

"A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later."
- General George S. Patton

"Women feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that because women are so judgmental, whereas the men are just grateful."

"Don't tell your problems to people: 80% don't care and the other 20% are glad you have them."
- Lou Holtz

"Those who know how to win are more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories."
- Polybius

"Did you know rat poison has an expiration date? When it expires it becomes delicious…here, try some." John Puzzo

"Failure is postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
- Herbert Kaufman

"I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out... Just my enemies."
- Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II

"Heaven on Earth can be found in the pages of a book, on the back of a horse and between the breasts of a woman."
- Arabic Proverb

"It is easy to be brave from a distance."
- Aesop

"When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers."
- C.C. Barrett

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world."
- Thomas Carlyle

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."
- Voltaire

"A gentleman is a patient wolf."
- Henrietta Tiarks

"I learned that the people who have the cards are usually the ones who talk the least and the softest; those who are bluffing tend to talk loudly and give themselves away."
- Richard Nixon

"Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death."
- Lyman Beecher

"All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that 'luck' is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation."
- Unknown

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
- Aesop

"When the candles are out, all women are fair." Plutarch

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it's not going to go away."
- Elvis Presley

"We often give to our enemies the means of our own destruction."
- Aesop

"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."
- E. Sitwell

"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself, a leader is interested in the mission and the group."
- Russell H. Ewing

"Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold."
- Lord Chesterfield

"You have a choice. You can get laid or you can get screwed. Choose."
- John Puzzo

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own."
- Aesop

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
- Harper Lee

"Time and money spent in helping men do more for themselves is far better than mere giving."
- Henry Ford

"A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice." James Callaghan

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
- Lord Acton

"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas Edison

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"You know your business, I know mine. Your business is being an asshole; so, Asshole, you are leading Jack and Shit...and Jack just left town."

"The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
- Archibald Macleish

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