He who throws mud loses ground
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don’t swallow it.
- Hank Ketcham
We need not fear those who do evil in the name of evil, but Heaven protect us from those who do evil in the name of good.
- Arthur C. Adams
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.
- Gloria Steinem
An average is just an abstraction; I’ve never met a family with exactly 2.5 children
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
- George Santayana
Unconditional love dissolves the illusion of separation; anger reinforces it
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep — not screaming, like the passengers in his car
- Jack Handey
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
“Violence won’t solve a thing. It makes it more challenging to solve, though.
“Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
“The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.
“The best mind-altering drug is truth.
“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu
“ The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.
- Lao Tzu
“ The best things in life are not things.
“ Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
“ Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
The costs of the Bush-Obama wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now estimated to run as high as $4.4 trillion — a major victory for Osama bin Laden, whose announced goal was to bankrupt America by drawing it into a trap. The 2011 military budget — almost matching that of the rest of the world combined — is higher in real terms than at any time since World War II and is slated to go even higher .
- Noam Chomsky