Thursday, September 5, 2019

Valentine's Day Quotes

"We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures."
John Doolittle

"America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world."
Buckminster Fuller

"Either war is obsolete or men are."
Solomon Ortiz

"As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear—we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees."
Zack Wamp

"Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what our positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
Gary Hart

"In valor there is hope."
James Baker

"If you're not gonna pull the trigger, don't point the gun."
Abraham Lincoln

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
Frederick the Great

"The most certain way of ensuring victory is to march briskly and in good order against the enemy, always endeavoring to gain ground."
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

"Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching."
Richard Watson Gilder

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
Allan Keller

"The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that."
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war."
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
Thomas Dunn English

"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye."
Maya Angelou

"America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago."
Jennifer Granholm

"I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot."
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"
Andrew Bernstein

"The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and/or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
Earlene Larson Jenks

"Have the courage to act instead of react."
Sidney Sheldon

"My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place—police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces."
Michel de Montaigne

"When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?"
Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men."
Michel de Montaigne

"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace."
Elmer Davis

"The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums."
Sun Tzu

"Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."
Mark Twain

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
Jim Ramstad

"America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it."
Ronald Reagan

"History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap."
Steve Buyer

Women's Day Quotes

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe: So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls. Why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?"
  • Brett Butler: I would like it if men had to partake in the same hormonal cycles to which we're subjected monthly. Maybe that's why men declare war -- because they have a need to bleed on a regular basis.
  • Katherine Hepburn: Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
  • Carolyn Kenmore: You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.
  • Ian Fleming: A woman should be an illusion.
  • Stephen Stills: There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
  • Germaine Greer: Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
  • William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.
  • Mignon McLaughlin: Women are never landlocked: they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.
  • Robert Brault: Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human 
  • species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is.
  • Voltaire: I hate women because they always know where things are.
  • Hermione Gingold: Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.
  • Joseph Conrad: Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
  • Janis Joplin: Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
  • Martina Navratilova: I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
  • Anita Wise: A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent she is. I don't think it works like that. I think it's the opposite. I think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent the men become.
  • Arnold Haultain: A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
  • Ogden Nash: I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.
  • Oliver Goldsmith: They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
  • Aristotle Onassis: If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
  • Gilda Radner: I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
  • George Eliot: A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
  • Mignon McLaughlin: A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine.
  • Stanley Baldwin: I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
  • Simone de Beauvoir: One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
  • Rosalyn Sussman: We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.
  • Virginia Woolf: As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
  • Mae West: When women go wrong, men go right after them.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
  • Gloria Steinem: I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

Quotes International Women's Day

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."

David Bower

"Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt."

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world."

Barbara Bush

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

Ville Valo

"Women are always beautiful.."

Loretta Young

"A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself."

Philip Moeller

"The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves."

Margaret Sanger

"God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Women are the real architects of society."

Charles Malik
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."

Christabel Pankhurst

"Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us."

Roseanne Barr

"Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!"

Virginia Woolf
"Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity."

Farrah Fawcett
"The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it."

Erma Bombeck

"Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size."

Timothy Leary

"A free race cannot be born of slave mothers."

Ellen DeGeneres

"I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon."

Joseph Conrad

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."

Margaret Thatcher

"Women are seldom silent. Their beauty is forever speaking for them."

Nancy Pelosi

"Women are leaders everywhere you look -- from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes."

Melinda Gates

"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission."

Robert Elliott Gonzales, "Poems and Paragraphs"

"All the world's a stage, and it's a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts."

Louise Otto

Funny Quotes

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

Sen. Bob Dole

"Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time."

Groucho Marx

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

Jim Carrey

[Putting his arms around British personality and food journalist Nigella Lawson] "My wife is going to kill me. But you look like my wife, so that's OK!"

Jerry Seinfeld

"She's a wonderful, wonderful person, and we're looking to a happy and wonderful night—ah, life."

Cary Grant

"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

Oscar Levant
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"

J. P. Getty

“My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.”

Reba McEntire

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone."

James A. Garfield
"Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end."

George Bernard Shaw

"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire."

Ambrose Bierce

"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

Sen. Ted Kennedy

"Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter."

Lies and Self-Deprecation
Thomas Sowell

"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance."

Oscar Wilde

"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."

Mel Brooks

"I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know."

S.E. Hinton

"I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me."

Abraham Lincoln

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."

Mark Twain

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."

Groucho Marx

"I never forget a face, but in your case, I'll be glad to make an exception."

W. C. Fields

"I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday."

George Bernard Shaw

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I."

Aging, Happiness, and Health
Luis Bunuel

"Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are a cheese."

George Burns
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."

Henny Youngman

"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late."

Steve Martin

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

Josh Billings

"Every man has his follies—and often they are the most interesting thing he has got."

Anthony Burgess

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

W. H. Auden

"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know."

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

Mark Twain

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not."

Pablo Picasso

"I'd like to live like a poor man—only with lots of money."

Mark Twain


“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless or time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.”

Mandy Hale

“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."

Joseph F. Newton

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

Some people find it unnerving to be left alone when there are far too many uncomfortable dimensions to the solitude. Yet being alone does not necessarily mean being lonely. For instance, assume you are left alone with your thoughts. If you find peace in solitude, your time alone may be a blessing, a welcome respite from the cares of the world. The right quotes show that being alone—far from being lonely—provides a chance to reflect on life.


"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that."

Thomas Merton

"If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts."
Wayne Dyer

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."

John Steinbeck

"All great and precious things are lonely.

Blaise Pascal

"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."

James Dean

"Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have."

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying."

George Washington

"It is better to be alone than in bad company."

Dr. Seuss

"All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot."

Dalai Lama

"Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to."

Georg Trakl

"For whoever is lonely there is a tavern."

Paul Tillich

"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."

Henry David Thoreau

"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."

Ann Landers

"It is far better to be alone than to wish you were."

Warsan Shire

"My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude."

Marilyn Monroe

"I restore myself when I'm alone."

"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone—so far."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."

Julie Delpy

"Language...has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone."

Jose Garcia Villa

"No more truth. Bells ring no more in me. I am all alone singly. Lonely rests my head. O my God! I am dead."

Pearl S. Buck

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."

Vicki Baum

"Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice-cold and lonely as the North Pole."


"I think I'd do better on my own, no friends, no fights, just me alone."

Christopher Morley

"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."

Hafiz of Persia

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”

Ancient Chinese Proverb
"Spend some time alone every day."

African Proverb

"It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion."

Jules Renard

"If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."

Suzanne Gordon

"To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone."

Charles Caleb Colton

"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."

Alain de Botton

Monday, September 2, 2019

Benjamin Disraeli

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

H. L. Mencken

"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."

Stella Terrill Mann

"Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens."

Greg Evans

"Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last."

Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."

Tallulah Bankhead

"It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time."

Henry David Thoreau

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

Scott Adams

"You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public."

Management Quote of the day

National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services - Corazon Aquino

Martina Navratilova

"The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else."

Freeman Dyson

"It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment."

Konstantin Stanislavsky

"Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and shortened period of mental assimilation."

William Wirt

"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."

P. J. O'Rourke

"Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink."

Henri Poincare

"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science."

Inspiring Quote of the day

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.... - Winston Churchill

Michael Friedman

"The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch."