19 December 2012

Quotes

More in our occasional series of quotes we met but to which you may not have been introduced ...

Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
[James Thorpe]

What we call "Progress" is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
[Havelock Ellis]

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
[Henrik Tikkanen]

The storm will pass. The spring will come.
[Robert H Schuller]
Compare with Anthony Powell's I'll pass, Sir, like other days in the Army and Shakespeare's Time and tide wait for no man.

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
[Thomas Szasz]

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
[Arnold H Glasow]

In love there are two things — bodies and words.
[Joyce Carol Oates]

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
[Thomas J Watson Sr, Founder of IBM, 1874-1956]

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
[Thoughts of Angel]

Evil is about choice. Sickness is about absence of choice.
[Lindsey Fitzharris; Guardian Science Blogs; 17/12/2012]

Surely the answer to every difficult question in life is "woof".
[Lucy Stiles on Facebook]

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
[Rod Serling]

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