THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

It’s a great day to be alive! So it’s got to be a great day to read some profound words from some profound people. So go for it…and enjoy!

Patrick The Poet A GOOD PHILOSOPHY

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
–Mark Twain

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
–Alice Mackenzie Swaim

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
–Raoul Vaneigem

A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an apostle to look out.
–Georg C. Lichtenberg

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
-Jean Rostand

With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair. –Matthew Arnold

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
-Will Rogers

To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
–Kahlil Gibran

Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
–Yogi Berra

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
–Barry Goldwater

At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo — slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.
–Bernard Cooper

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
–John Henry Jowett

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
–Bernard Meltzer

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
–Washington Irving, “Tales of a Traveler”

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.

–James Randi

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
–George Bernard Shaw

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

Lots of funny quotes in this week’s post…to get you ready for gobble, gobble day!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
–Henry David Thoreau

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
–Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

A great man, if he cannot leave his fame behind for 1,000 years, should [try to] leave his stinking repute behind for 10,000 years.
–Huan Wen (312-373)

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
–Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

I think it would be a good idea.
–Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
–Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
–Irving Kristol

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
–Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
– A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
–H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927

Everything that can be invented has been invented.
–Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-11-09)

I am amazed by the incredible sagacity of bar quotes this week. Just amazed. I’m so amazed that I actually don’t have anything amazing to say here. And a mouthy poet being speechless? Well, that’s pretty amazing, too!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-11-09)

Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
–Christopher Morley

The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it.
–Sylvia Plath

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
–Ambrose Bierce

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
–Albert Camus

Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it’s no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the old adage, “Joy is not in things, it is in us.
–Joan Borysenko

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.
–James A. Garfield

No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A woman who takes things from a man is called a girlfriend, a man who takes things from a woman is called a gigolo.
–Ruthie Stein

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
–Samuel Butler

I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many, many people do not have that privilege.’
–Earl Warren

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
–Francis Bacon

Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
–Abel Stevens

You always pass failure on the way to success.
–Mickey Rooney

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
–Minna Antrim

Pessimism never won any battle.
–Dwight D. Eisenhower

Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.–infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
–Wendell Phillips

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

Some awesome bar quotes here for the first Tuesday after Veteran’s Day. And, as usual, Mark Twain has something ridiculously clever to say. Meanwhile, don’t forget to share these with people you know. I don’t charge royalties!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 12-04-09)

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
–Mark Twain

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
–Alice Mackenzie Swaim

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
–Raoul Vaneigem

A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an apostle to look out.
–Georg C. Lichtenberg

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
-Jean Rostand

With close-lipped Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbor to Despair. –Matthew Arnold

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
-Will Rogers

To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
–Kahlil Gibran

Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
–Yogi Berra

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
–Barry Goldwater

At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo — slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.
–Bernard Cooper

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
–John Henry Jowett

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
–Bernard Meltzer

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
–Washington Irving, “Tales of a Traveler”

People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.

–James Randi

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
–George Bernard Shaw

Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
–Mark Twain

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-20-09)

It’s a great day to be alive! So it’s got to be a great day to read some profound words from some profound people. So go for it…and enjoy!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-20-09)

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.
–General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
–Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
–Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
–last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
–Tom Clancy

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
–Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), “The Prince”

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
–Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
–Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live

We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
–Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks

Half this game is ninety percent mental.
–Yogi Berra

There is only one nature – the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
–Bill Wulf

There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
–Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

This is what we all need each Monday after POET’S DAY: some great, profound words to help us segue through the week. And Mark Twain is always a hoot! Enjoy. 🙂

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-13-09)

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
–Henry David Thoreau

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
–Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

A great man, if he cannot leave his fame behind for 1,000 years, should [try to] leave his stinking repute behind for 10,000 years.
–Huan Wen (312-373)

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
–Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

I think it would be a good idea.
–Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
–Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

I’m not a member of any organized political party, I’m a Democrat!
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?
–Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
–Irving Kristol

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
–Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
– A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
–H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927

We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
–Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles in 1962

Everything that can be invented has been invented.
–Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-03-09)

A little more humor with this batch, especially with George Carlin, who passed a few years ago.

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-03-09)

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted?
–George Carlin

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
–Pau (Pablo) Casals

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
–Samuel Smiles

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
–Abraham Lincoln

How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
–Ronald Reagan

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
–George Carlin

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
–Woody Allen

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
–Groucho Marx

We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it.
–Dave Barry

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children!
–Mark Twain

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

If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
–Steven Wright

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
–George Carlin

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