Summary: 1- Zeal and Knowlege 2- Wealth and Poverty
INTRO.- Quips and quotes.
Abraham Lincoln: 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the USA
- Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
- Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Albert Einstein: 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist
- Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- I want to know God’s thoughts,..... the rest are details.
- If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
- Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.
Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
- Beware the hobby that eats.
- Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
- Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
- God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
- Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
- Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
- Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.
- She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
- There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
- When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
Charles Dickens: 1812-1870, British Novelist
- A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
- I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
- Lizzie! I never thought before, that there was a woman in the world who could affect me so much by saying so little.
- There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
G.K. Chesterton: 1874-1936, British Author
- A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
- I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
- People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
George Bernard Shaw: 1856-1950, Irish Dramatis
- I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.
- If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they wouldn’t reach any conclusion.
- It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can.
- The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
- We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!
- Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Henry Ward Beecher: 1813-1887, American Clergyman
- A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - jolted by every pebble in the road.