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They now have a 900 number for atheists. When you call nobody answers and you get charged for the call.
Unknown Category: Atheism
Half of the people in the world are below average.
Unknown Category: Average
The older I get the better I used to be.
Unknown Category: Old
Truth fears no questions.
Unknown Category: Question
All things come to those who wait But when they come theyre out of date.
Unknown Category: Wait
You never know what makes some people tick until they begin to unwind.
Unknown Category: Insanity
Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely.
Unknown Category: Today
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Unknown Category: Improve
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is like one who ploughs a field but does not sow it.
Unknown Category: Knowledge
Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.
Unknown Category: God
The nature of God is a circle of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
Unknown Category: Center
People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection which they cannot have and looking for it where they will never find it.
Unknown Category: Perfection
A farmer purchased an old run–down abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds the farmhouse was falling apart and the fences were broken down. During his first day of work the town preacher stops by to bless the mans work saying May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams! A few months later the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold its a completely different place. The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well–fenced pens and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows. Amazing! the preacher says. Look what God and you have accomplished together! Yes reverend says the farmer but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!
Unknown Category: Agriculture
The happiest people are those who discover that what they should be doing and what they are doing are the same thing.
Unknown Category: Achievement
Many lives fail from inability to deliver the last blow; a workman lifts his iron maul repeatedly upon the plow until the deed is done. Which blow split the rock? They all did but without the last one the first one and all between would have come to nothing.
Unknown Category: Last
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Unknown Category: Diet
You cant prevent birds of sorrow flying over your head but you can stop them building nests in your hair.
Unknown Category: Grief
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.
Unknown Category: Time
The man who attends strictly to his business usually has plenty of business to attend to.
Unknown Category: Business
The real test of a man's maturity is his ability to make wise adjustments to painful realities.
Unknown Category: Maturity
If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad he should see how bad it is with representation.
Unknown Category: Tax
Self-praise is no recommendation.
Unknown Category: Praise
We the willing led by the unknowing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
Unknown Category: Impossible
Whenever I get the energy to exercise I sit down until it passes.
Unknown Category: Exercise
The secret of life is that there is no secret of life.
Unknown Category: Fair
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Unknown Category: Beauty
There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
Unknown Category: Effort
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered either by themselves or by others.
Unknown Category: Genius
To err is human but it is against company policy.
Unknown Category: Company
Never try to guess your wife's size. Just buy her anything marked petite and hold on to the receipt.
Unknown Category: Clothes
You can lead a car to a highway but you cant make it think.
Unknown Category: Prostitution
There is no point at which having arrived we can remain.
Unknown Category: Finish
Conquer a man who never gives by gifts; Subdue untruthful men by truthfulness; Vanquish an angry man by gentleness; And overcome the evil man by goodness.
Unknown Category: Conquer
Honor is like the eye which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.
Unknown Category: Honor
Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient at least it benefits the bestower.
Unknown Category: Kindness
The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion.
Unknown Category: Fact
Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of thesame side.
Unknown Category: Liberal
There are many who wait for their ships to come in For their ships to come in from the sea. This question they ask as they watch and wait: Will a ship come home to me? The answer comes swift from a voyager old A voyager weathered and gray: Have you sent forth a craft with a cargo friend? A craft that might some in today? There are many who long for their ships to come in That they from their cares may be free; But how could a ship come home to them When they've sent no craft to sea?
Unknown Category: Ship
Overheard in a brokerage: I worry about economists who are so young that they think the Great Depression was ended by Prozac.
Unknown Category: Depressed
Samson killed a thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass. That many sales are killed every day with the same weapon.
Unknown Category: Sales
Other things may change us but we start and end with family.
Unknown Category: Family
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Unknown Category: Persecution
Watsons Law: The reliability of machinery is inversely proportional to the number and significance of any persons watching it.
Unknown Category: Machinery
Take pride in how far you have come have faith in how far you can go.
Unknown Category: Risk
To err is human to blame the next guy even more so.
Unknown Category: Blame
Don't expect your neighbor to be better than your neighbor's neighbor.
Unknown Category: Neighbor
Just because youre paranoid it doesnt mean they arent out to get you.
Unknown Category: Paranoid
Show me somebody who doesn't have a dream about the future and I'll show you somebody who doesn't know where he is going.
Unknown Category: Dream
The end of the world has been delayed two weeks due to a lack of experienced trumpters.
Unknown Category: Doomsday
If you cant get enthusiastic about your work its time to get alarmedsomething is wrong. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. No one keeps up his or her enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions new aspirations new efforts new vision. It is your own fault if your enthusiasm is gone; you have failed to feed it. If you want to turn hours into minutes renew your enthusiasm.
Unknown Category: Enthusiasm
If you found a man at the top of the mountain he did not fall there.
Unknown Category: Life
It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
Unknown Category: Mind
Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.
Unknown Category: Mystery
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
Unknown Category: Refuse
Charlie Brown: Which do you think lasts longer in life the good things or the bad things? Linus: Good things last eight seconds ... bad things last three weeks. Charlie: What about in between? Snoopy (Lying on his back on top of his doghouse): In between you should take a nap.
Charles M. Unknown Category: Unsorted
Whatever impedes a man but doesnt stop him aids his progress.
Unknown Category: Observe
Determination is the down payment on sales achievement.
Unknown Category: Determination
Knowing trees I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass I can appreciate persistence.
Unknown Category: Grass
Plow deep while sluggards sleep.
Unknown Category: Ambition
March 20th. Marks the 1st day of true spring. The Goddess blankets the Earth with fertility bursting forth from Her sleep as the God stretches and grows to maturity. He walks the greening fields and delights in the abundance of Nature. This is a time of beginnings of action of planting spells for future gains and of tending ritual gardens.
Unknown Category: Spring
Its failings notwithstanding there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Unknown Category: Journalism
No life may not be easy it can be lonely. Full of people we think we know but barely comprehend. Yet we must always remember: its the challenges that define us best and the obstacles that illuminate what were truly capable of. We must welcome adversity and embrace struggle and no matter what we get from life never give less than 100 percent. Of course at the end of every battle weary day we fold ourselves into peaceful darkness and find comfort in those gentle words ... good night.
Unknown Category: Adversity
Some day my ship will come in and with my luck Ill be at the airport.
Unknown Category: Airplanes
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
Unknown Category: Change
Some say it's holding on that makes you strong; sometimes it's letting go.
Unknown Category: Strength
The person who lives by himself and for himself is apt to be corrupted by the company he keeps.
Unknown Category: Selfishness
The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass.
Unknown Category: Judgment
Its no accident that capitalism has brought with it progress not merely in production but also in knowledge. Bureaucracy is the death of any achievement.
Unknown Category: Capable
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
Unknown Category: Fire
Be everywhere do everything and never fail to astonish the customer.
Unknown Category: Astonish
Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
Unknown Category: Revenge
The one thing worse than a quitter is the one who is afraid to begin.
Unknown Category: Begin
To many of today's parents youth is stranger than fiction.
Unknown Category: Parents
Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw.
Unknown Category: Computer
You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.
Unknown Category: Apparel
Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind lubricates our inward machinery and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful there wouldnt be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is. Cheerfulness too promotes health and morality. Cheerful people live longest here on earth afterward in our hearts.
Unknown Category: Cheerful
Old gardeners never die they just go to seed.
Unknown Category: Teach
People will believe anything if you whisper it.
Unknown Category: Gossip
Gambling eating meat wine-bibbing adultery hunting thieving debauchery these seven things in this world lead to the hells.
Unknown Category: Sin
What man does not understand he fears; and what he fears he tends to destroy.
Unknown Category: Poetry
Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here.
Unknown Category: Gentle
I'm arm'd with more than complete steelThe justice of my quarrel.
Unknown Category: Justice
The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.
Unknown Category: Glory
Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.
Unknown Category: Absurd
When money talks nobody notices what grammar it uses.
Unknown Category: Grammar
The Crossroads of America.
Unknown Category: Road
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
William Frederick Bull Unknown Category: Goals
Steel loses much of its value when it loses its temper.
Unknown Category: Temper
Its all very well in practice but it will never work in theory.
Unknown Category: Practice
If you want to test your memory try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Unknown Category: Memory
Take care of the minutes and the hours and years will take care of themselves.
Unknown Category: Sense
Out of sight out of mind.
Unknown Category: Absent
In friendships fragrant garden There are flowers of every hue. Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you.
Unknown Category: Garden
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Unknown Category: Cannot
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Unknown Category: Quit
An elephant is a mouse with an operating system.
Unknown Category: Elephant
Eight things to do when difficulty hits you. 1. Keep calm don't panic don't get dramatic. 2. Don't nurse regrets (forget what is over the dam). 3. Practice de-confusion (list it on paper). 4. Don't insist on a solution for the whole problem (just go one step at a time). 5. Ask yourself if the problem is right or wrong; (no wrong action works out right) (hold on to the right and you will come out all right in the end.). 6. Pray. 7. Go for a walk and talk with the Lord and then listen and believe. 8. Continue to persevere. You will somehow stay on top and come out all right.
Unknown Category: Difficulty
Successful Problem Solving: 1. Identify the problem. 2. Gather data. 3. Test possible solutions. 4. Select best possible solution. 5. Put solution into action. 6. Monitor and improve on it.
Unknown Category: Problem
When you obey your superior you instruct your inferior.
Unknown Category: Oath
Any simple problem can be made unsolvable if enough meetings are held to discuss it. .
Unknown Category: Committee
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.
Unknown Category: Humor
You have achieved success if you have lived well laughed often and loved much.
Unknown Category: Success
It is now beyond any doubt that cigarettes are the biggest cause of statistics.
Unknown Category: Statistics
It is not faith and works; it is not faith or works; it is faith that works.
Unknown Category: Reason
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
Unknown Category: Behavior
My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think thats what she said.
Unknown Category: Never
He who chooses the beginning of a road also chooses its destination.
Unknown Category: Choice
Light is good from whatever lamp it shines.
Unknown Category: Good
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didnt spend half of our time wishing.
Unknown Category: Wish
Sticks and stones may break your bones when theres anger to impart.
Unknown Category: Anger
Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.
Unknown Category: Opportunity
People who do things that count never stop to count them.
Unknown Category: Stop
If mathematically you end up with the wrong answer try multiplying by the page number.
Unknown Category: Answer
The common cold if left untreated lasts about two weeks. If treated with medication and rest it lasts about fourteen days.
Unknown Category: Illness
They say that diamonds are a girls best friend and a dog is a mans best friend. What does that tell us about which sex is smarter.
Unknown Category: Diamond
If I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant an apple tree.
Unknown Category: Tree
Love at first sight is one of the greatest labor-saving devices the world has ever seen.
Unknown Category: First
No matter what your past has been you have a spotless future.
Unknown Category: Future
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. Pooh! he whispered. Yes Piglet? Nothing said Piglet taking Poohs paw. I just wanted to be sure of you.
Alan Alexander Unknown Category: Unsorted
After youve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident it makes you wonder about history. How do we know for sure what ever happened anywhere?
Unknown Category: History
No man is too big to be courteous but some are too little.
Unknown Category: Courtesy
The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.
Unknown Category: Law
A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
Unknown Category: Magic
If all my friends were to jump off a bridge I wouldn't jump with them. I'd be at the bottom to catch them.
Unknown Category: Bridge
While All is in THE ALL it is equally true that THE ALL is in the All.
Unknown Category: Eloquence
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
Unknown Category: Loquacity
I shall endeavor not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
Unknown Category: Experience
What the fool does in the end the wise man does in the beginning.
Unknown Category: Fool
Life is like a piano ... what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Unknown Category: Depend
When a resolute fellow steps up to that great bully the world and takes him boldly by the beard he is often surprised to find that the beard comes off in his hand that it was only tied on to scare away timid adventurers.
Unknown Category: World
Every hard-boiled egg is yellow inside.
Unknown Category: Cowardice
The mere possession of a gun is in itself an urge to kill not only by design but by accident by madness by fright by bravado.
Unknown Category: Gun
If there is righteousness in the heart there will be beauty in the character. If there be beauty in the character there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation there will be peace in the world.
Unknown Category: Soul
We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.
Unknown Category: Information
That which does not kill me had better be able to run away damn fast.
Unknown Category: Kill
When citizens fear government we call it tyranny When government fears citizens we call it freedom
Unknown Category: Fear
Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
Unknown Category: Animals
He is your friend your partner your defender your dog. You are his life his love his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Unknown Category: Friendship
Unknown Category: Holiday
Overcoming challenges 1. Knowledge of self 2. Knowledge of others 3. Desire to work 4. Desire to learn 5. Ability to say :Yes and No 6. Ability to pick friends 7. Turn back on bad advice 8. Recognize inner beauty 9. Persistence 10. Avoid temptation
Unknown Category: Challenge
Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities.
Unknown Category: Civilization
As we learn to shorten the time between offense and forgiveness there becomes no time left for anger or vindictiveness.
Unknown Category: Forgive
When you want what youve never had you must do what youve never done.
Unknown Category: Unsorted
Live Free or Die
Unknown Category: Freedom
The real aim of criticism is not the destruction of cherished traditions although a due regard for the facts does often compel us to revise older opinions but a fuller appreciation of the beauty and truth of the creative work on which it fixes its regard. The word criticism is derived from the Greek word kritikos which means the ability to select or discriminate hence to decide or judge. The meaning of criticism is thus discriminating judgment.
Unknown Category: Criticism
The supreme Self is neither born nor dies. He cannot be burned moved pierced cut nor dried. Beyond all attributes the supreme Self is the eternal witness ever pure indivisible and uncompounded far beyond the senses and the ego.... He is omnipresent beyond all thought without action in the external world without action in the internal world. Detached from the outer and the inner This supreme Self purifies the impure.
Unknown Category: Self
If a pessimist is always right is he a realist?
Unknown Category: Pessimist
Stupid is a boundless concept.
Unknown Category: Stupidity
Where are we going and why am I in this hand basket?
Unknown Category: Hell
Work expands to fill the time available.
Unknown Category: Housework
If you are all wrapped up in yourself you are overdressed. • If you are all wrapped up in yourself you make a very small package.
Unknown Category: Conceit
I am a feather for each wind that blows.
Unknown Category: Wind
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
Unknown Category: Courage
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three all they have now all they ever had and all they except to have.
Unknown Category: Trouble
To love something is to give it room enough to grow.
Unknown Category: Love
The sooner you fall behind the more time you have to catch up.
Unknown Category: Procrastination
If you chase two rabbits both will escape.
Unknown Category: Greed
Those who are gonna burn in the end are those who are not on fire now.
Unknown Category: Innocent
I finally realized that it wasnt Starfleet that I was trying to get away from. I was trying to escape the pain I felt after my wifes death. I thought I could take the uniform wrap it around the pain and toss them both away. But it doesnt work like that. Running may help for a little while but sooner or later the pain catches up with you and the only way to get rid of it is to stand your ground.
Unknown Category: Running
Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
Unknown Category: Frontiers
Words That Encourage Darkness and The Adversary: Angry Antagonistic Appetites Arrogant Confused Contention Covetous Critical Depressed Domineering Doubt Easily Offended Evasive Fear Frustrated Harshness Impatience Ineffective Irritable Jealousy Negative Pessimistic Possessive Resentful Secretive Self-C entered Selfish Troubled Uncontrolled Unhappy Vindictive
Unknown Category: Adversary
The shortest distance between two points is usually under repair.
Unknown Category: Distance
Keep your words sweetyou may have to eat them.
Unknown Category: Easy
Don't think you're on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path.
Unknown Category: Habit
I thought your sermon would be shorter now that Readers' Digest has condensed the Bible.
Bob Unknown Category: Unsorted
The Ten Commandments contain 297 words. The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address contains 266 words. A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26911 words.
Unknown Category: Bigotry
Just as the separation and independence of the coordinate branches of the Federal Government serve to prevent the accumulation of excessive power in any one branch a healthy balance of power between the States and the Federal Government will reduce the risk of tyranny and abuse from either front....The power of the Federal Government would be augmented immeasurably if it were able to impress into its service and at no cost to itself the police officers of the 50 states.
Unknown Category: Government
I don't pray anymore. I used to I used to pray for answers. A clue a sign of what I should do. How to find something precious in this life. There was a time when I thought it was my work my job but is it? Nothing in this world changes because of what I do. The hurt goes on and on. God has given up on us. He doesnt hear us anymore.
Unknown Category: Drugs
A gold-medal winner in life may not be the person who is the fastest the strongest the toughest who has the admiration and cheers of the crowd but the person who has the courage to overcome adversity overcome the thorns of life the person who in fact has overcome the world.
Unknown Category: Win
Someday is not a day of the week.
Unknown Category: Day
What I said never changed anyone. What they understood did.
Unknown Category: Understand
Just because I have pain doesnt mean I have to be one.
Unknown Category: Standards
If it is to be it is up to me!
Unknown Category: Be
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
Unknown Category: Night
We all are where we are because we want to be there.
Unknown Category: Alike
The average American thinks he isnt.
Unknown Category: Ego
If I persist if I continue to try if I continue to charge forward I will succeed.
Unknown Category: Indispensable
You cant steal second base and keep one foot on first.
Unknown Category: Baseball
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest.
Unknown Category: Rest
When you think everything is hopeless A little ray of light comes from somewhere!
Unknown Category: Proverb
The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
Unknown Category: Kissing
When we walk to the end of all the light we have and take a step into the darkness of the unknown we must believe one of two things will happen: that we will land on something solid or we will learn how to fly.
Unknown Category: Fly
We did not inherit the land from our forefathers- we are borrowing it from our children.
Unknown Category: Ancestors
The contented person enjoys the scenery of a detour.
Unknown Category: Content
Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind but in the people your life has touched.
Unknown Category: Immortality
Woman was created from the rib of man She was not made from his head to top him; Nor of his feet to be trampled upon; But pit of his side to be equal to him; Under his arm to be protected; And near his heart to be loved.
Unknown Category: Epithet
We come from the earth we return to the earth and in between we garden.
Unknown Category: Thank
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Unknown Category: Care
This is my rule of married life: its better to be happy than to be right.
Unknown Category: Marriage
It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.
Unknown Category: Solution
Don't worry about temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.
Unknown Category: Growth
Usenet is like Tetris for people who still remember how to read.
Unknown Category: Internet
When a man boasts about what he'll do tomorrow we like to find out what he did yesterday.
Unknown Category: Brag
A straight line is shortest in morals as well as in geometry.
Unknown Category: Morality
Quite a number of people also describe the German classical author Shakespeare as belonging to the English literature because quite accidentally born at Stratford-on-Avon he was forced by the authorities of that country to write in English.
Unknown Category: Country
That Jim Brown. He says he isnt Superman. What he really means is that Superman isnt Jimmy Brown!
Unknown Category: Football
Tell a man that there are 6 billion stars in the sky and he will believe you. Tell him that the paint on a park bench is wet and he has to touch it to find out.
Unknown Category: Universe
If you would live your life with ease; do what you ought not what you please.
Unknown Category: Please
To get to Heaven turn right keep straight.
Unknown Category: Heaven
Since wars begin in the minds of men it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations
Unknown Category: Peace
Live each day as if it were your last and garden as though you will live forever.
Unknown Category: Death
A vision without a task is but a dream a task without a vision is drudgery a vision and a task is the hope of the world.
Unknown Category: Vision
I am a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Unknown Category: Hair
When the river is deepest it makes least noise.
Unknown Category: Deep
There are always two choices two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that its easy.
Unknown Category: Politeness
To get nowhere follow the crowd.
Unknown Category: Conformity
Success in our calling is the result of a person's love of and belief in the work he has undertaken. Earnest and conscientious labor often accomplishes more in the end than brilliant genius.
Unknown Category: Labor
The manner in which it is given is often worth more than the gift.
Unknown Category: Gift
You can lead a horse to water but if you can get him to float on his back youve got something.
Unknown Category: Leadership
May the best from your past be the worst of your future.
Unknown Category: Blessing
Vows made in storms are forgot in calms.
Unknown Category: Calm
Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity Strength without Insolence Courage without Ferocity and all the virtues of a man without his vices.
Unknown Category: Dog
Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
Unknown Category: Walk
Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable.
Unknown Category: Age
Reasons For Low Activity & Service: 1. Lack of understanding. 2. Lack of acceptance. 3. Lack of obedience. 4. Lack of good works.
Unknown Category: Service
As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.
Unknown Category: Conspiracy
To know how to laugh is to know how to reign.
Unknown Category: Despise
So you think working conditions are bad today? Before you answer here are some rules that are said to have been posted by a New York company in October 1863: 1. Office employees each day will fill lamps clean chimneys and trim wicks. Wash windows once
Wilbur F. Unknown Category: Unsorted
This is an age-old truth: People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
Unknown Category: Copy
Exhilaration that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you and before you realize whats wrong with it.
Unknown Category: Feelings
The greatest men are the simplest.
Unknown Category: Gravity
An onion can make people cry but theres no vegetable that can make them laugh.
Unknown Category: Laugh
A tree never hits an automobile except in self–defense.
Unknown Category: Automobiles
True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
Unknown Category: Eyes
Conversation is the slowest form of human communication.
Unknown Category: Conversation
Explaining the unknown by means of the unobservable is always a perilous business.
Unknown Category: Unknown
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
Unknown Category: Worry
If you really do put a small value upon yourself rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Unknown Category: Valor
I wish TV had a knob so you could turn up the intelligence. The one marked Brightness doesnt seem to work.
Unknown Category: Intelligent
Never deprive someone of hope it may be all they have.
Unknown Category: Hope
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Unknown Category: Education
Where we love is truly home; home that our feet may leave but not our hearts.
Unknown Category: Home
There is no They Only Us.
Unknown Category: Us
I asked God for strength that I might achieve I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.... I asked for health that I might do greater things I was given infirmity that I might do better things... I asked for riches that I might be happy. I was given poverty that I might be wise... I asked for power that I might have the praise of men I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.... I asked for all things that I might enjoy life I was given life that I might enjoy all things.... I got nothing I asked for but everything I hoped for. Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered. I am among men most richly blessed!
Unknown Category: Civil
The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.
Unknown Category: Mistake
I care not whether I am dying or not; for if I die I shall be with God; if I live He will be with me. Author Unknown
Unknown Category: Sex
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession and therefore are most economical in its use.
Unknown Category: Truth
Misfortune n. The kind of fortune that never misses.
Unknown Category: Misfortunes
All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I wont have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me. A promise I made.
Unknown Category: Afraid
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in darkness.
Unknown Category: Sun
Laugh when you can; cry when you must.
Unknown Category: Duty
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Unknown Category: Children
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get its what you are expected to give which is everything
Unknown Category: Give
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
Unknown Category: Manners
Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.
Unknown Category: Temptation
When you go home Tell them of us and say For your tomorrow We gave our today.
Unknown Category: Soldier
If you can read this thank a teacher.
Unknown Category: Reactionaries
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
Unknown Category: Failure
Its not the cold its the lack of humidity.
Unknown Category: Weather
You can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink.
Unknown Category: Futility
And the blind will lead the blind and all Those too scared to see I am afraid beware the masque And the truth it conceals.
Unknown Category: Blind
Measure wealth not by the things you have but by the things you have for which you would not take money.
Unknown Category: Man
If you are not afraid to ask 'why' you can change whatever you want.
Unknown Category: Why
It is better to have loved and lost than to have hated and won.
Unknown Category: Better
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
Unknown Category: Faith
The ladder that leads to success cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets. La escalera que lleva al exito no se sube con las manos en las bolsas.
Unknown Category: Egg
Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.
Unknown Category: Alcohol
The first step of handling anything is gaining an ability to face it.
Unknown Category: Face
The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
Unknown Category: Politics
Virtue is its own punishment.
Unknown Category: Virtue
We generally admire the wisdom of those who come to us for advice.
Unknown Category: Advice
The end of the world is coming. Please pay your bill so we don't have to look all over hell for you.
Unknown Category: Book
A great war leaves the country with three armies: An army of cripples an army of mourners and an army of thieves.
Unknown Category: Army
Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring wedding ring and suffering.
Unknown Category: Circus
A hole is nothing at all but you can still break your neck in it.
Unknown Category: Trifles
The arms race can kill though the weapons themselves may never be used ... by their cost alone armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.
Unknown Category: War
You can tell some fellows arent afraid of work by the way they fight it.
Unknown Category: Work
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
Unknown Category: Hand
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.
Unknown Category: Creative
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Unknown Category: Pride
Probably the most neglected friend you have is you
Unknown Category: You
Patience is the ability to put up with people youd like to put down.
Unknown Category: Patience
The ability to accept victory graciously and take defeat without bitterness is what makes heroes.
Unknown Category: Hero
Im a nobody nobody is perfect therefore Im perfect.
Unknown Category: Logic
Trying to settle a problem with oratory is like attempting to unsnarl a traffic jam by blowing horns.
Unknown Category: Orators
Marriage is like a box of chocolates. You have to squeeze a few bottoms to make sure you like what you are getting.
Unknown Category: Chocolate
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side his nobler instincts
Unknown Category: Husband
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
Unknown Category: Purpose
Don't worry too much about what people think because they seldom do.
Unknown Category: Others
To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Unknown Category: No
Victory is a political fiction.
Unknown Category: Fiction
The only one who can tell you you cant is you. And you don't have to listen.
Unknown Category: Complacency
The supreme test of a person is his ability to make things go right.
Unknown Category: Right
Do unto others as though you were the others.
Unknown Category: Gold
The best preacher is the heart the best teacher is time the best book is the world the best friend is God.
Unknown Category: Preach
Adam Had 'em.
Unknown Category: Adam
The foolish and dead never change their opinions.
Unknown Category: Opinion
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Unknown Category: Fault
Somebody who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.
Unknown Category: Contrast
I was going to change my shirt but I changed my mind instead.
Alan Alexander Unknown Category: Mind
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.
Unknown Category: Diploma
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Unknown Category: Art
The closest anyone ever comes to perfection is on a job application form.
Unknown Category: Job
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Unknown Category: Smile
Intelligence is like a river: the deeper it is the less noise it makes.
Unknown Category: Merit
There are three possible parts to a date of which at least two must be offered: entertainment food and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment a moderate amount of food and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.
Unknown Category: Affection
The more you know the more there is to know.
Unknown Category: Writing
If you realize that you arent as wise today as you thought you were yesterday youre wiser today.
Unknown Category: Thief
In the cathedral at Lubek Germany near the turn of the century was the following inscription: Ye call me master and obey me not; Ye call me light and seek me not; Ye call me way and walk me not; Ye call me wise and follow me not; Ye call me fair and love me not; Ye call me rich and ask me not; Ye call me eternal and seek me not; Ye call me gracious and trust me not; Ye call me noble and serve me not; Ye call me mighty and honor me not; Ye call me just and fear me not; If I condemn you blame me not.
Unknown Category: Philosophy
The older a man gets the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.
Unknown Category: Boy
Church aint over till the fat lady sings.
Unknown Category: Fat
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Unknown Category: Action
Study reveals that 5 out of 4 Americans have trouble with fractions.
Unknown Category: Mathematics
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
Unknown Category: Pleasant
I don't want the world I just want your half.
Unknown Category: Revolution
Justice n.: A decision in your favor.
Unknown Category: Decency
A bore is someone who when you ask him how he is tells you.
Unknown Category: Bore
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
Unknown Category: Approval
The new Congressmen say theyre going to turn the government around. I hope I don't get run over again.
Unknown Category: Congress
The west wasnt won on salad.
Unknown Category: Food
Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
Unknown Category: Talk
Referees report: This paper contains much that is new and much that is true. Unfortunately that which is true is not new and that which is new is not true.
Unknown Category: School
Reforms come from the bottom. No man with four aces requests a new deal.
Unknown Category: Reform
When trade grew slack and notes fell due The merchants face grew long and blue; His dreams were troubled through the night With sheriff bailiffs all in sight. At this his wife unto him said Rise up at once get out of bed And get your paper ink and pen And advertise to all good men. He did as his good wife advised And in the papers advertised. Crowds came and bought of all he had; His notes were paid his dreams were glad; And he will tell you to this day How well did printers ink repay.
Unknown Category: Advertising
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Unknown Category: Ordinary
The man who wakes up and finds himself famous hasnt been asleep.
Unknown Category: False
I don't know why. You don't know why. Most likely God doesnt know why either. Its just Government business thats all.
Unknown Category: Apathy
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Unknown Category: Yourself
Life is like quotations. Sometimes it makes you laugh. Sometimes it makes you cry. Most of the time you don't get it.
Unknown Category: Quotations
The more adapted you are the less adaptable you tend to be.
Unknown Category: Adapt
There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.
Unknown Category: Optimism
Chaos results when the world changes faster than people.
Unknown Category: Chaos
Creative thinking is no substitute for hard work.
Unknown Category: Substitutes
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
Unknown Category: Compassion
It is nothing less than fantastic the way mathematical odds add up. For instance take the possibility of making a mistake in making a telephone call. Most local exchanges require seven digits which is accomplished in four or five seconds. The phone has ten digits on it. The mathematical formula of possibilities is ten to the seventh power which is 10000000 or it is 9999999 to 1 that you would enter a wrong number if you didnt know what you were doing. Add the four digits to get a long distance number and it becomes 100000000000. Mortality which fortunately lasts for most of us many times that four or five seconds that it takes to place a telephone call is also full of chances to make mistakes. Fortunately too the path through mortality is well marked and we can with exercising care get to where we all desire to be at the end of mortality.
Unknown Category: Telephone
Tact is rubbing out anothers mistake instead of rubbing it in.
Unknown Category: Tact
Ah some love Paris And some Purdue. But love is an archer with a low I.Q. A bold bad bowman and innocent of pity. So I'm in love with New York City.
Unknown Category: New
Bite off more than you can chew then chew it. Plan more than you can do then do it.
Unknown Category: Dogma
Todays mighty oak is yesterdays little nut that held its ground.
Unknown Category: Small
The future of the aircraft industry is still the responsibility of the engineer. Money alone never did and never will create anything.
Unknown Category: Engineer
You can tell what a man is by what he does when he hasn't anything to do.
Unknown Category: Character
Let your pride pardon what your nature needs the salutary censure of a friend.
Unknown Category: Censure
Saying nothing often shows a fine command of language.
Unknown Category: Language
Unknown Category: Speak
When you have no observers be afraid of yourself.
Unknown Category: Conscience
Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will? For if she will she will you may depend on't. And if she won't she won't; so there's an end on't.
Unknown Category: Woe
When small men begin to cast long shadows it is a sure sign that the sun is setting.
Unknown Category: Big
It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.
Unknown Category: Busy
Boys flying kites draw in their white winged birds But you can't do that when you're flying words. Careful with fire is good advice we know But careful with words is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed my sometimes fall back dead But God Himself can't kill them once they're said.
Unknown Category: Word
Remember we all stumble every one of us. Thats why its a comfort to go hand-in-hand.
Unknown Category: Comfort
The control center of your life is your attitude.
Unknown Category: Attitude
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
Unknown Category: Confidence
Use your own best judgment at all times. [This is their entire policy manual.]
Unknown Category: Best
Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
Unknown Category: Sick
You are only young once but you can stay immature indefinitely.
Unknown Category: Youth
If it werent for the last minute nothing would get done.
Unknown Category: Nothing
Better to eat vegetables and fear no creditors than eat duck and hide from them.
Unknown Category: Debt
If you are going to walk on thin ice you might as well dance.
Unknown Category: Cynic
If winning isnt important why keep score?
Unknown Category: Everything
Your imagination is your world.
Unknown Category: Illusions
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
Unknown Category: Heart
Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy and you will intensify its ecstasy.
Unknown Category: Joy
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
Unknown Category: Television
Vacation used to be a luxury however in todays world it has become a necessity.
Unknown Category: Necessity
This is the story of the little bee whose sex is very hard to see. You cannot tell the he from the she but she can tell and so can he. The busy bee is never still and has no time to take the Pill. And that is why in times like these there are so many sons of bees.
Unknown Category: Bee
If you make the world a little better then you have accomplished a great deal.
Unknown Category: Accomplishment
A word to the wise is often enough to start an argument.
Unknown Category: Argument
The mind is like a TV set when it goes blank its a good idea to turn off the sound.
Unknown Category: Brain
If all men told the truth the tears of the women would create another flood.
Unknown Category: Cry
If you don't find it in the index look very carefully through the entire catalogue.
Unknown Category: Find
Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.
Unknown Category: Plan
I don't want to heal. I opened a wound right here. It hurts like hell. I don't want it to get better and I don't want to pretend that everythings all right.
Unknown Category: Money
You are what you think not what you think you are.
Unknown Category: Possessions
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Unknown Category: Expectation
Happiness comes through doors you didnt even know you left open.
Unknown Category: Happiness
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
Unknown Category: Irish
I cant listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Unknown Category: Music
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
Unknown Category: Mountains
Never complain about growing old Because so many never get the chance!
Unknown Category: Chance
He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.
Unknown Category: Buy
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Unknown Category: Lonely
Some confuse motion with action words with deeds promises with deliveries excuses with results.
Unknown Category: Confuse
If you have tried to do something and failed you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Unknown Category: Try
If you listened hard enough the first time you might have heard what I meant to say.
Unknown Category: Listen
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Unknown Category: Ears
Timidity is mistrust of self and proceeds not from modesty but from conceit. A man is timid because he is afraid of not appearing to his best advantage.
Unknown Category: Timid
A man is not poor because he has nothing but because he does nothing.
Unknown Category: Leisure
Sitting quietly doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
Unknown Category: Do
The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
Unknown Category: Religion
Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
Unknown Category: Reality
The person who makes no mistakes usually does not make anything.
Unknown Category: Error
Liberty is always unfinished business.
Unknown Category: Liberty
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
Unknown Category: Factory
Usability is like oxygen you never notice it until it is missing.
Unknown Category: Notice
Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.
Unknown Category: Defeat
You are totally unique just like everyone else.
Unknown Category: Everyone
Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers grow grow.
Unknown Category: Angel
The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
Unknown Category: Wisdom
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Unknown Category: Learn
If it isnt one thing its another unless its neither.
Unknown Category: If
Two rules of success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know.
Unknown Category: Know
Don't criticize your wife's judgment look whom she married.
Unknown Category: Crisis
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Unknown Category: Miser
In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.
Unknown Category: Idea
Someone of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
Unknown Category: Deeds
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Unknown Category: Endure
The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Unknown Category: Bird
Words should be weighed not counted.
Unknown Category: Vote
In God We Trust
Unknown Category: Trust
If we put a limit on the things we will do we put a limit on the things we can do.
Unknown Category: Limits
If your nose runs and your feet smell then youre built upside down.
Unknown Category: Nose
Theres nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them wont aggravate.
Unknown Category: Insults
I don't believe in atheism.
Unknown Category: Belief
I want to live forever or die in the attempt.
Unknown Category: Live
Stand still and silently watch the world go by and it will.
Unknown Category: Idleness
Do infants have as much fun in infancy as adults do in adultery?
Unknown Category: Adultery
You can't spell 'brothers' without at the same time spelling 'others.'
Unknown Category: Brotherhood
If anything cant go wrong it will.
Unknown Category: Wrong