Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wise Words

A child's hand in yours -- what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
- Marjorie Holmes

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
- Ludwig Erhard

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
- Mitch Ratliffe

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
- Sydney J. Harris

A grownup is a child with layers on.
- Paxton Blair

A man does what he must-in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. 'I reckon,' he asid, with a twinkle in his eye, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.'
- Dorothea Kent

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.
- Louis L'Amour

For most people, life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed
-Clifton Fadiman

A ship in harbor is safe--- but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

A wise man is never too sure of what he knows to be true.
- James W. Gray

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
- John Sheffield

Never tell everything at once.
- Ken Venturi

Feeling introspective today....

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