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Proverbs are Nothing More than Timeless Wisdom Rooted in Common Sense

Proverbs for life –

  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced – Soren Kierkegaard
  • A life without cause is a life without effect – Barbarella  
  • One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching
  • “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep –not go screaming, like one of his passengers in his car.” Source unknown  
  • No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
    William Feather

Proverbs for Inappropriate Discourse –

  • Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you – Spanish Proverb  
  • The biggest lair in the world is “They Say” Douglas Malloch
  • What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t give witness with your mouth- Jewish Proverb
  • “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate – Cool Hand Luke 1967 with Paul Newman

Feminist Quotes –

  • “You don’t understand, Osgood. (Uh, I’m a Man). Well, nobody’s perfect!” Joe E. Brown, Some Like it Hot 1959
  • Female personhood is not a contradiction – the term refers to a non-gender specific being
  • Not to have felt pain is not to have been human – Jewish Proverb
  • Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it.
  • I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.   Madonna Ciccone

Friendship Quotes –

  • Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
    Samuel Butler
  • True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
    Charles Caleb Colton
  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved –loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo
  • “The world may see you as one person, but to one person you may be the world.”


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Regardless, of the length of time that has passed the thinking of the best of minds still has the power to influence and motivate us.  Below I have listed some terrific quotations that I feel are worthy of, not only reading, but repeating.

“To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer.”

Capsules of Almanac for (1978)

“Through struggle to the stars.”

The People of the Mist (1894)

“Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself loses his misery.”

“Self-Dependence (1952)

“The singer not the song.”

Title of a Novel (1959)

“You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”

An Enemy of the People (1882)

“I know you: solitary griefs, desolate passions, and aching hours.”

The Precept of Silence (1895)

“Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget what thou among the leaves hast never known, the weariness, the fever, and the fret.”

Ode to a Nightingale (1820)

“She dwells with beauty – beauty that must die; And joy, whose hand is ever at the lips

bidding adieu.”

Ode on Melancholy (1820)

“In the castle of my skin.”

Title of a novel (1953)

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”

The Unquiet Grave (1944)

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43  B.C.

Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.

Stephen Covey,  consultant and writer

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.

William S. Burroughs

It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man’s principal toy and tool: without the meanings and values it sustains, all man’s other tools would be worthless.

Lewis Mumford

A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood.

Old Irish Sayings

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