Thoughtful Quotes page 8

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
It is better to have men ask why you have no statue, than why you have one.
Money will not buy happiness, but it will let you be unhappy in nice places.
For a human there are but three great events: to be born, to live and to die. She doesn't know she is born, he suffers of dying and she forgets to live.
Jean de la Bryère
Tell me what you're laughing at and I shall tell you who you are.
Goethe
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again -- and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain
You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him.
Confucius
Ageing isn't that bad if you consider the alternatives.
Maurice Chevalier
A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Though they may have won all the battles, we had all the good songs.
Tom Lehrer
An optimist is a guy without much experience...
When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I've never tried before.
Mae West
I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde
Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth.
Ashleigh Brilliant
Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
Confucius
Smile -- things may get worse more slowly.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
Irving Caesar
When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.
Confusius
Poetry withers and dries out when it leaves music, or at least imagined music, too far behind it. Poets who are not interested in music are, or become, bad poets.
Ezra Pound

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