Famous Quotes/Wisdom from around the world Lifestyle

  • View author's info Posted on May 26, 2005 at 09:39 PM

    Please submit your favorite quotes and wise sayings from around the world.

    Cross cultural exchange wanted here. There must be people or authors in the world with great wisdom other than myself. lol Tell us about them here.
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  • View author's info Posted on Mar 04, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    Age cannot whither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. 

    Other women cloy the appetite they feed, but she makes hungry what most she satisfies.


    - Shakespeare.  (Cleopatra)




  • View author's info Posted on Jul 04, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    "... no woman is a genius. They are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.", The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 01:44 PM

    This is something that I came across years ago, and it has stuck with me.

    "Becareful of the words you say, to keep them soft and sweet, you'll never know from day to
    day which ones you may have to eat". OK, maybe I am the only one who like this.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 05, 2009 at 09:08 PM

    more quotes please
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 03, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Ad astra per espera

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  • View author's info Posted on Oct 04, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    # A: Until he gets caught.
    Q: How long does a United States Congressman serve?

    # A: Old wives tale.
    Q: What do cannibals find hard to digest?

    # A: Rub-a-dub-dub.
    Q: What does a masseuse do to your dub-dub?

    # A: Shareholder.
    Q: What did Sonny Bono used to be?

    # A: Skalliwags.
    Q: What does your skalli do when it's happy?

    # A: David Frost.
    Q: On a cold morning what forms on your david?

    # A: Head and shoulders.
    Q: What do you see if you open the trunk of the Godfather's car?

    # A: Hickory Dickory Dock.
    Q: Who do you go to when you have a pain in your hickory dickory?

    # A: "Rose Bowl."
    Q: What do you say when it's Rose's turn at the bowling alley?

    # A: That darn cat.
    Q: Who ruined that darn rug?

    # A: High rollers.
    Q: Describe a stoned bowling team.

    # A: Gunga din.
    Q: What do you hear when you put an amplifier in your gunga?

    # A: "Follow the yellow brick road."
    Q: What are good directions to a urologist's office?

    # A: At both ends.
    Q: Where do New Yorkers put their dogs muzzles?

    # A: Igloo.
    Q: What do you use to keep your ig from falling off?

    # A: R-O-L-A-I-D-S.
    Q: How does a stupid person spell "backgammon"?

    # A: Grape Nuts.
    Q: What are Ernest and Julio Gallo?

    # A: Supervisor.
    Q: What does Clark Kent wear to keep the sun out of his eyes?

    # A: Crabgrass.
    Q: What do crabs get high on?

    # A: Shake-N-Bake.
    Q: Describe a double feature with Earthquake and The Towering Inferno.

    # A: Blazing Saddles.
    Q: What do they put on horses at the Preparation H Ranch?

    # A: Flypaper.
    Q: What do you use to gift wrap a zipper?
  • View author's info Posted on Oct 04, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    From the net.
    Carnac the Magnificent was one of the highlights of the Johnny Carson Show. In the ongoing sketch, Carnac would draw a sealed envelope from a mayonnaise jar, and hold it to his forehead. He would then answer the question sealed inside the envelope. What is missing here is his delivery.

    Even if a joke fell flat, Johnnie rarely did.

    * A: Gatorade.
    Q: What does an alligator get on welfare?

    * A: Bible belt.
    Q: What holds up Oral Roberts' pants?

    * A: Milk and honey.
    Q: What do you get from a bee that has an udder?

    * A: Clean air, a virgin and a gas station open on Sunday.
    Q: Name three things you won't find in Los Angeles.

    * A: Black and white and twenty feet tall.
    Q: Describe Sister Mary Kong.

    * A: Ben Gay.
    Q: Why didn't Mrs. Franklin have any kids?

    * A: An unmarried woman.
    Q: What was Elizabeth Taylor between 3 and 5 pm on June 1, 1952?

    * A: Disjoint.
    Q: What was dat hippie smoking?

    * A: The Laughing Policeman.
    Q: What do you call a cop who frisks himself?

    * A: Dustin Hoffman.
    Q: Describe someone cleaning his Hoffman.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 25, 2006 at 08:26 PM

    There are some great ones here, but here's a few we missed from the often cited (mostly paraphrased):

    Mark Twain
    "I've been through some horrible and terrible things in my life...and some of them actually happened."

    Winston Churchill (in response to "Winston, you're drunk")
    "I am drunk madam, but you're ugly and I shall be sober in the morning."

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    "I'm very glad Christ tells us to love our neighbor and not to like our neighbor because it's hard to like someone threatening your children and throwing fire bombs through your window, but He asks us to love them and that I can do" [This is majorly paraphrased but that's what I remember from his speech on Agape or "Christian love"]

    "Being Happy" (great book)
    "Do you want the secret of happiness? I'll tell you what the Indian guru told his student who climbed the mount. 'The secret of happiness is happy.' You see, happiness is a conscientious decision we make."
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 20, 2006 at 06:19 AM

    We can secure other people's appoval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it.

    Mark Twain
    I only have "yes" men around me. who need's "no" men?

    Mae West
    An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? LOL!

    Michel De St. Pieree
    why is it no one ever sent me yet, one perfect limousine, do you suppose? ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose. LOL!

    Dorothy Parker
    I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exisits is, in my opinion, is a form of optimism. LOL!

    Roberto Rossellini
    Paradise is where I am.

  • View author's info Posted on Sep 19, 2006 at 11:40 AM

    We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way
    through Congress.
    >-- Will Rogers
    >Don't worry about avoiding temptation, as you grow older, it will avoid you.
    >-- Winston Churchill
    >Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty ... but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
    >-- Phyllis Diller
    >By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.
    >-- Billy Crystal
    >A cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 19, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    >Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~ "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."
    >-- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

    >I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall."
    >-- Eleanor Roosevelt
    >Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
    >-- Mark Twain
    >The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
    >-- George Burns
    >Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
    >-- Victor Borge
    >Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
    >-- Mark Twain
    >By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
    >-- Socrates
    >I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
    >-- Groucho Marx
    >My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
    >-- Jimmy Durante
    >I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
    >-- Zsa Zsa Gabor
    >Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
    >-- Alex Levine
    >My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
    >-- Rodney Dangerfield
    >Money can't buy you happiness .. but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
    >-- Spike Milligan
    >I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
    >-- Mark Twain
    >Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
    >-- Joe Namath
    >I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
    >-- Bob Hope
    >I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
    >-- W.C. Fields
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:51 AM

    Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.
    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:33 AM

    Life is like a field of snow, be careful how you thread it for each mark will show


    Happiness is just a state of mind.

  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:32 AM

    If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:29 AM

    A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
    Author: Larry Byrd (Basketball Player, Coach)
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 10:02 AM

    The qualities of a great man are "vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
    Author: Dwight Eisenhowe
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 09:58 AM

    I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position.
    Author: Charles Swindoll
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 24, 2006 at 05:53 PM

    There are a lot of people who talk a lot and say little, and a few that say little but it means a lot.

  • View author's info Posted on Aug 24, 2006 at 05:33 PM

    " Sorry, but that is the way I am....I was like this in the beginning, am now, and ever shall be...." is a handy motto and delusion to have around if you don't want to grow up.

    "Most people tend to overcompensate. People who are riddled with doubts tend to be dogmatists who are never wrong."

    "The greatest kindness I have to offer you is always: The truth.

    "I only know that much of myself which I have had the courage to confide to you"

    " It is a low of human life, as certain as gravity: To live fully, we must learn to USE things and LOVE people, not love things and use people. "

    All are from one of my favorite books. There are many more great thoughts in this book.
    "Why Am I Afraid To Tell You Who I Am"
    by John Powell.

    Highly recommended reading. Written many years ago,(1969) over a million sold, so used copies should be available

    Summary of the book -

    Insights on self-awareness, personal growth, and interpersonal communication.