THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-17-09)

Everyone please enjoy this week’s Bar Quotes and have a fabulous July 4th that’s right around the corner!


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-17-09)

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
–Thomas Jefferson

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
–Toni Morrison

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only path left is to lean out of the edge and become interesting, noteworthy and yes, remarkable.
–Seth Godin

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
–William James, psychologist and philosopher

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
–Thomas Jones

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
–Al Capone (1899-1947)

The gods too are fond of a joke.
–Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
–Gloria Leonard

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.
–Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
–Robert Orben

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
–Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem!
–George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 05-15-09)

Outstanding ones for this week. But isn’t that always the case!


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 05-15-09):

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
–Thomas Paine

The arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties being with one mind resolved to die free rather than live slaves.
–Thomas Jefferson

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
–Helen Keller

Are you missing opportunities because you are too focused on obstacles?
–Jeffrey Gitomer

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
–Lou Holtz

I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2,000-step process.
–Thomas Edison

The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things.
–Brian Tracy

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
–Leonardo da Vinci

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
–Benjamin Disraeli

The door of success swings on the hinges of obstacles.
–Denis Waitley

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
–Mary Kay Ash

Success is the best revenge.
–Michele Jolivette

Every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. No matter how unreasonable others may seem, I am responsible for not reacting negatively. Regardless of what is happening around me I will always have the prerogative, and the responsibility, of choosing what happens within me. I am the creator of my own reality. When I [review my day], I know that I must stop judging others. If I judge others, I am probably judging myself. Whoever is upsetting me most is my best teacher. I have much to learn from him or her, and in my hearts, I should thank that person.
–Bill Wilson, “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 88”

If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do for them is to present them with copies of ‘The Elements of Style’. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
–Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967), American writer and poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-17-09)

I expect no one to be bored or complaining of this week’s quotations.  Enjoyment is mandatory!


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-17-09)

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
–Betty Smith

It is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
–Winnie the Pooh

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
–Will Rogers

Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
–Mahatma Gandhi

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
–Noel Coward

Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?”
–Bumper Sticker

God, please save me from your followers!
–Bumper Sticker

Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches.
–the Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
–Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Luck is the residue of design.
–Branch Rickey – former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
–Mel Brooks

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
–Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Wit is educated insolence.
–Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.
–Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-27-09)

These ought to knock someone’s socks off!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-27-09)

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
–Albert Einstein

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
–Nelson Mandela

Civilized man cannot exist without cooks.
–James Beard

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
–George Bernard Shaw

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
–Will Rogers

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
–Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
–Richard L. Evans

An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
–Syndey J. Harris

There are no mistakes.
The events we bring upon ourselves,
no matter how unpleasant,
are necessary in order to learn
what we need to learn;
whatever steps we take,
they’re necessary to reach
the places we’ve chosen to go.
–Richard Bach

Every now and then go away…for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.
–Leonardo da Vinci

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
–Pablo Picasso

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

The future is an unknown, but a somewhat predictable unknown. To look to the future we must first look back upon the past. That is where the seeds of the future were planted. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
–Albert Einstein

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-20-09)

I was in a life inspirational mood when I originally compiled these bar quotes, so naturally I compiled a bunch of life inspirational quotations to share with everyone!  Enjoy.

And HAPPY POET’S DAY this coming Friday!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-20-09)

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
–Benjamin Franklin

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
–Helen Keller

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
–Jawaharal Nehru

Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.

Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.
–Kal Menninger

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
–Italian Proverb

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
–La Bruyere

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself,
but most of them were written for him.
–Harry Emerson Fosdick

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
–Earl of Beaconsfield

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
–Elbert Hubbard

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
–Herman Melville

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins?
–Edgar Alan Poe

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
–William Feather

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
–Rainer Maria Rilke

To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
–Samuel Butler

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
–Sir Thomas Brown

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
–Jules Renard

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 02-13-09)

So much profundity here…that I am left almost speechless. I said almost. So don’t get too comfortable or giddy!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 02-13-09)

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks … It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.
–Samuel Adams

The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer.
–Henry Clay, The Great Compromiser

Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore; they fill their little hands with sand, and then let the grains fall through, one by one, till all are gone.
–Thomas Jones

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult…I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
–Og Mandino, author

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
–Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.
–Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
–Umberto Eco

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
–Jimmy Durante

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
–Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
–Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
–Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working.
–Albert Giacometti (sculptor)

There’s a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I’m not there yet.
–Randy Pausch (1960-2008)

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
–Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

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

As always, though a little late in the day, are this Monday’s Bar Quotes!

Patrick The Poet


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

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
–Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
–Henry Ward Beecher

Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.
–Edmund Morrison

The next time it begins to rain… lie down on your belly, nestle your chin into the grass, and get a frog’s-eye view of how raindrops fall…The sight of hundreds of blades of grass bowing down and popping back up like piano keys strikes me as one of the merriest sights in the world.
–Malcolm Margolin

Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
–Francis Bacon

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
–Ralph Ellison

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
–James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936), Historian

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
–Carl. W. Buechner

If a great thing can be done, it can be done easily, but this ease is like the of ease of a tree blossoming after long years of gathering strength.
–John Ruskin

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
–Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
–Thomas Jefferson

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