Quotes- Miscellaneous

"Remember the Golden Rule: Those who have the gold make the rules."

Never Argue with an Idiot....They'll drag you down to their level

"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least"

It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press.
It is the soldier, not the poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer who gives us the Freedom to Demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves under the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives the protestor the right to burn the flag.
-Father Dennis Edward

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."*
-Adrian Rogers, 1931

Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.

"The IQ test was invented to predict academic performance, nothing else. If we wanted something that would predict life success, we'd have to invent another test completely."
- Robert Zajonc

"Failing to plan is planning to fail."

If you paint a sign
saying, “the circus is
coming to town
this Sunday”, that’s

If you put the sign on
the back of an elephant
and walk him
through town, that’s a

If the elephant walks
through the mayor’s
flowerbed, that’s

If you get the mayor to
laugh about it, that’s
public relations.

And if you planned
the whole thing, that’s


"Present to inform, not to impress; if you inform, you will impress. "
- Fred Brooks

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."
- Chinese proverb

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
-Aesop (620–560 BC)

Of World War II: "First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they
came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me".
-Pastor Neimoller

You will never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
-P.T. Barnum

Anyone who votes for Obama has a "wishbone" where their "backbone" should be.

Personality can open doors,
but only character can keep them open.
-Elmer G. Letterman

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
-Soren Kierkegaard

"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, quickly tried and hanged!!!"

Girls are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree.The boys dont want to reach for the good ones because they r afraid of falling and getting hurt.Instead, they get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples up top think something wrong with them when in reality they're amazing.They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree...

"Being a graduate student is like becoming all of the Seven Dwarves. In the beginning you're Dopey and Bashful. In the middle, you are usually sick (Sneezy), tired (Sleepy), and irritable (Grumpy). But at the end, they call you Doc, and then you're Happy."
- Unknown

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.


Twelve Rules of Spiritual Wisdom

1. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
2. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
3. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
4. Dear God, I have a problem, it's me.
5. Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.
6. Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent
out of shape.
8. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling
home everyday.
9. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
10. It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and
again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
11. Surviving and living your life successfully requires
courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require
courage and risk taking. Learn from the turtle, it only
makes progress when it sticks out it's neck.
12. Be more concerned with your character than your
reputation, because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.


Those who are Awake
live in a state of constant amazement ...

~ Jack Kornfield

History has taught us that weakness is provocative
-Donald Rumsfeld
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