05 September 2008

Some of My Dad's Fav Quotes

"The fundamental fallacy of utopianism is to assume that everyone wants to live in the same utopia.".. Ken Alder, in; The Measure Of All Things.

"When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself."...Jules Renard

"Man does not live by bread alone. Sometimes he needs a little buttering up."

"There is a destiny which makes us brothers.
None goes on his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own." Edwin Markham

"We buy things we do not need to impress people we do not like."
Arthur Gish in: "Beyond The Rat Race"

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

"When you come into the world, you cry and everyone else rejoices.
Live your life so that when you die, you rejoice and everyone else cries."...

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain." ..Stage 4 Lymphoma Patient, Bradenton, FL.

As a public speaker, I often quote my dad, who has considerable experience in public speaking. I know that sometimes I am quoting him quoting others, but the original source has sometimes been mislaid. No disrespect intended. When anyone says something so wise and so quotable, the value of their words are likely to make more of an impression than the their name.

What are your favourite quotes, either public or family in origin?


AHS Our Gang said...

"Life is what happens when you had other plans made."
Tommy Smothers

Quote Collector said...

"All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast."
--Andre Maurois