Friday, 6 January 2012

Voltaire Quotations

1....the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

2.A witty saying proves nothing.

3.All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.

4.Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

5.Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

6.Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

7.Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

8.Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

9.God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

10.God is always on the side of the big battalions.

11.History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.

12.I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.

13.If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

14.Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

15.A witty saying proves nothing.

16.All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

17.All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

18.All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

19.All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

20.An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

21.Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

22.Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

23.Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

24.Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

25.Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter.

26.It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

27.It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

28.Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

29.Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

30.Love truth, and pardon error.

31.Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

32.Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

33.Prejudice is opinion without judgement.

34.Regimen is superior to medicine.

35.The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

36.The multitude of books is making us ignorant.

37.The secret of being boring is to say everything.

38.There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.

39.Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

40.To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

41.The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

42.The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Success Quotes

Action is the foundational key to all success.

(Pablo Picasso)

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

(Abraham Lincoln)

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

(Benjamin Disraeli)

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

(Bill Cosby)

It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.

(Carrot Top)

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get.

(Kevin Spacey)

Religion Quotes

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

(Isaac Bashevis Singer)

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

(Paul Valery)

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

(Henry David Thoreau)

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

(Helen Keller)

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

(Napoleon Bonaparte)

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

(Philip James Bailey)

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

(Edmund Burke)

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

(Elbert Hubbard)

Funny Quotes

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

(George Bernard Shaw)

A lot of baby boomers are baby bongers.

(Kevin Nealon)

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

(George Burns)

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

(Lily Tomlin)

I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I'm watching the highlights.

(Jay London)

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.

(Ellen DeGeneres)

Never have more children than you have car windows.

(Erma Bombeck)

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

(Benjamin Franklin)

Educator Quotes

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.

(Charles Kendall Adams)

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

(Roger Babson)

If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world.

(Vinoba Bhave)

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

(Robert Conklin)

Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain.

(William Vickrey)

Friendship Quotes

A friend to all is a friend to none.


A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

(John D. Rockefeller)

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

(Leo Buscaglia)

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.


Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

(Muhammad Ali)

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

(Oscar Wilde)

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Wisdom Quotes

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

(Katharine Graham)

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

(Robert Frost)

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.

(James Huneker)

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.

(Henry Ward Beecher)

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

(Henry David Thoreau)

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

(Walter Lippmann)

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

(Tom Wilson)

Wisdom is a sacred communion.

(Victor Hugo)

Wisdom is found only in truth.

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

(Khalil Gibran)