THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-18-09)

A little over one week before Christmas, and I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and their budget shopping. Here are some profound quotes from a number of wise and famous people. I hope they complement the good cheer and tidings we all should be especially experiencing at this time.

Happy holiday season to one and all!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-18-09)

There ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, ‘I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.’ It’s called perseverance.
–Lee Iacocca

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
–H.L. Mencken

At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.
–Jim Rohn

Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
–Lawrence Kasdan

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
–Orison Swett Marden

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
–W. Somerset Maugham, playwright and novelist

Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called “Someday I’ll…”
–Denis Waitley

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.
–Henry Ward Beecher

The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
–W.J. Davison

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
–Malcolm Forbes

People say that what we’re all seeking in life is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.
–Joseph Campbell

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
–Budgell, Eustace

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
–Albert Einstein

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
–Theodore Roosevelt

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
–Thomas Jefferson


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