THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-10-09)

Some very thought-provoking quotes here this week. Enjoy!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-10-09)

Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines. You may run upon them as much as you please–even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.
–Henry David Thoreau

A witty saying proves nothing.
–Voltaire (1694-1778)

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
–James Stephens (1882-1950)

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.
–Henry Kissinger (1923-)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
–Will Durant

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
–Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion.
–Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.
–Mario Andretti

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.
–Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
–Henry Ford (1863-1947)

I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
–Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
–Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.
–Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
–Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

While we are postponing, life speeds by.
–Seneca (3BC – 65AD)

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