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 12-04-09)

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 10-09-08)

 

Thomas Wolfe, one of America’s greatest novelists, starts off this round of profound quotes.  If you’ve never read “Of Time And The River,” I highly recommend it.  It is a pure and simple example of The Great American Novel.  And one by a nonpareil poet who wrote his verse as prose.
 
Have a great POET’S Day, one and all!
 
Patrick The Poet
 
 
THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (FROM 10-09-08)
 
All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, and the lover to the love he has forsaken.
–Thomas Wolfe, “Of Time and the River”
 
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
–Sir Winston Churchill
 
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
–George Horace Lorimer
 
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
–Christopher Hampton
 
I have always admired the insular closed-mindedness which fundamentalists possess, a quality which allows them to filter the chaff from the wheat. And eat the chaff.
–Jim Acker
 
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny…”
–Isaac Asimov
 
It is as useless to argue with those that have renounced the use and authority of reason as to argue with the dead.
–Thomas Paine
 
You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place.
–Jonathan Swift
 
It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.
–Edmund Way Teale, “Circle of the Seasons,” 1950
 
This mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity, and of incompleteness; as if, with all the materials for world-making assembled, the Creator had desisted, gone away and left everything on the point of being brought together, on the eve of being arranged into mountain, plain, plateau. The country was still waiting to be made into a landscape.
–Willa Cather
 
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
–Lewis Carroll
 
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
–Tom Krause
 
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
–Morrie Schwartz