Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
- Earl Wilson

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

It is with our judgments as our watches: none goes just alike, yet each believes his own.
- Alexander Pope

Monday, May 22, 2017

Quote of the Day

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give it to the other.
- Voltaire

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quote of the Day

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
- Robert Heinlein

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

L’Etat c’est moi.
[I am the state]
- Louis XIV

Friday, May 19, 2017

Quote of the Day

Don't worry, be happy.
- Bobby McFerrin

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

Last night, it was so cold, the flashers in New York were only describing themselves.
- Johnny Carson

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

A conservative is a man who sits and thinks; mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quote of the Day

Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none.
- I Ching

Monday, May 15, 2017

Quote of the Day

The idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others.
- Ayn Rand

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

A god in wrath
Was beating a man;
He cuffed him loudly
With thunderous blows
That rang and rolled over the earth.
All people came running.
The man screamed and struggled,
And bit madly at the feet of the god.
The people cried,
‘Ah, what a wicked man!’
And -
‘Ah, what a redoubtable god!’
- Stephen Crane, "A God in Wrath"

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
- William Shakespeare

Friday, May 12, 2017

Quote of the Day

Razors pain you; rivers are damp;
Acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful; nooses give;
Gas smells awful; you might as well live.
- Dorothy Parker

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Quote of the Day

I strove with none, for none was worth my strife
Nature I loved, and, next to nature, art
I warmed both hands before the fire of life
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
- Walter Savage Landor

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats, "He wishes for the cloths of heaven"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Quote of the Day

In Youth it was a way I had
To do my best to please
And change with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do
And if you do not like me so
To hell, my love, with you.
- Dorothy Parker "In Youth"

Monday, May 8, 2017

Quote of the Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie.
In Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
- John McCrae "In Flanders Fields"

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Quote of the Day

Ministers say that they teach charity. That is natural. They live on hand-outs. All beggars teach that others should give.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Quote of the Day

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
- Mark Twain

Friday, May 5, 2017

Quote of the Day

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
- P.J. O'Rourke

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Quote of the Day

Mosquitos remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.
- Tom Wilson

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Quote of the Day

"She loves nature, despite what it’s done to her."
- Bette Midler, on Princess Anne of England

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Quote of the Day

We are not amused.
- Queen Victoria

Monday, May 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

Labor omnia vincit
[Labor conquers everything]
- Virgil, Roman poet 70-19 BC

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Friday, April 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

In order to become the master the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new ones
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.
- Bob Dylan, from “The Times they are a-changin’”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quote of the Day

To lose one parent may be regarded as misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
- Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

Those who do not depend on luck have less bad luck.
- Yiddish Proverb

Monday, April 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
- Voltaire