THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 01-23-09)

CHRISTMAS WREATHChristmas is tomorrow.  We got that to celebrate plus the fact that the entire planet survived the demise of the entire planet this past 12/31/12.  But before we get to all the celebrating and gorging on delicious cuisine, let’s take in a queue of sagacious aphorisms by some wife and famous people from the past.  Then go party down!

Patrick The Poet



THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 01-23-09)

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or idea, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
–Maxwell Maltz

If something’s not right, it’s wrong.
–Bob Dylan

Keep remembering that after Pandora closed the box, after all the scourges had been loosed, the only thing that did not escape was hope.
–David Plowden

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
–George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near.
–Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
–Plato (427-347 B.C.)

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.
–George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
–Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.
–Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-)

Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.
–Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

We have art to save ourselves from the truth.
–Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
–Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

I have nothing to declare except my genius.
–Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) upon arriving at U.S. customs 1882

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
–H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
–Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ – the pig was ‘committed’.


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