Archived Quotes from November 2017


There are things which it is not only impossible to discuss intelligently, but which it is not even intelligent to discuss. ~~ Feodor Dostoyevsky



We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~~  Frederick Keonig.


 [Snoopy:] More health tips:  eat lots of fruits and vegetables, get plenty of exercise and learn to duck. ~~ Charles M. Schulz



Most of the trouble on this planet is caused by people who must be right. ~~ William Burroughs



Use what talents you possess:  the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~~ Henry Van Dyke



That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ~~ James K. Beibleman



[On the removal of a 2-inch moth from an early computer in 1945] From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. ~~ Grace Murray Hopper



It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers. ~~ John P. Loughrane



The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live. ~~ Ann Landers



The Hawaiian people have been from time immemorial lovers of poetry and music, and have been apt in improvising historic poems, songs of love, and chants of worship, so that praises of the living or wails over the dead were with them but natural expression of their feelings. ~~ Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani



A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.  ~~ 
Joseph Campbell



From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. ~~ John Hoeven



There is nothing in the world so attractive as someone who will dream with us, merge their dreams with our own, clarify the path toward the actualization of the dream, and lock their arms into ours while walking the path. ~~ Neil Clark Warren




[There is] a mistaken belief that the word [Indian] refers somehow to the country, India.  When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Carribean, he was not looking for a country called India.  Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492… Columbus called the people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God." ~~ Russell Means



You don't stop laughing because you grow old.  You grow old because you stop laughing. ~~ Michael Pritchard



Home is where you can say anything you please, because nobody pays any attention to you anyway. ~~ Joe Moore



Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst.  We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondence and depression. ~~ Robert Johnson



In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~~ Albert Schweitzer



Do you ever have the feeling that you'd need a head start just to finish last? ~~ Robert Orben




Archeologists 10,000 years from now will believe [Thanksgiving] was a sacred feast where gravy boats were worshipped. ~~ Just Bill



Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, "How long has Mom been drinking like this?" My mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, "Here, kitty, kitty." ~~ David Letterman



Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.  ~~ Henry Van Dyke



Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.  ~~ Joyce Giraud



A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~~ Carl Reiner



Guilt:  the gift that keeps on giving. ~~ Erma Bombeck



Right now, I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time.  I think I've forgotten this before. ~~ Steven Wright



I'm forty six… I grew up in a gentler, slower time.  When Ike was president, Christmases were years apart, and now it's about five months from one to the next. ~~ Garrison Keillor




There are two kinds of people in the world:  fireside people and travelers.  Always one wishes to be a bit of the other. ~~ Fiona Shaw



We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does.  Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining -- they just shine. ~~D. L. Moody



True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. ~~ E. S. Bouton