Monday, 1 July 2013

Free Perspective Quotes part 2

If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles. ✏ Benjamin Franklin

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them. ✏ Seneca

What’s frustrating about being disliked is that it’s invariably for the wrong reason. ✏ Robert Brault

An exhibitionist is nothing without a voyeur. ✏ S.A. Sachs

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in. ✏ Bill Copeland

The pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. ✏ D.H. Lawrence

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ✏ Marcel Proust

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ✏ John Lubbock

An unattempted woman cannot boast of her chastity. ✏ Michel de Montaigne

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. ✏ Henry David Thoreau

Conscience gets a lot of credit that belongs to cold feet. ✏ Author Unknown

The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it. ✏ Author Unknown

And see, no longer blinded by our eyes. ✏ Rupert Brooke

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. ✏ Robert Benchley,

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. ✏ William Shakespeare,

Credulity is the man’s weakness, but the child’s strength. ✏ Charles Lamb,

Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. ✏ Henri Frederic Amiel

The reverse side also has a reverse side. ✏ Japanese Proverb

‘Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. ✏ Thomas Campbell,

At high tide the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish. ✏ Thai Proverb

It takes a while, but eventually we appreciate that the people who were always there for the special occasions of our youth had other things to do. ✏ Robert Brault

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. ✏ Anatole France

Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room. ✏ William Hazlitt,

A sodomite got very excited looking at a zoology text. Does this make it pornography? ✏ Stanislaw J. Lec

When a guy goes to a hooker, he’s not paying her for sex, he’s paying her to leave. ✏ Author Unknown

They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards. ✏ Creighton W. Abrams

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. ✏ Tom Stoppard

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space. ✏ Gloria Steinem

There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other. ✏ Blaise Pascal

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. ✏ Robert Green Ingersoll

Advice to children crossing the street: damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain’t never killed nobody. ✏ Moms Mabley

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. ✏ H.L. Mencken,

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ✏ Charles Simic

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ✏ Douglas Adams,

Each moment is a place you’ve never been. ✏ Mark Strand

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell. ✏ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window – that is at once interesting. ✏ Billy Wilder

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. ✏ Abe Lemons

A hole is nothing at all, but you can still break your neck in it. ✏ Author Unknown

Everything’s got a moral if only you can find it. ✏ Lewis Carroll,

To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than. ✏ Oscar Holmolka

Perhaps there should be one day a week when you tackle your "Things I Gotta Undo" list. ✏ Robert Brault

When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper. ✏ Andy Rooney

If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues? ✏ John Churton Collins,

We have them just where they want us. ✏ James T. Kirk

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. ✏ George Bernard Shaw

Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid. ✏ Albert Einstein

Chaperons don’t enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet. ✏ Judith Martin

Never is a long, long word, but it’s less frustrating than "God knows when." ✏ Mignon McLaughlin,

Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war. ✏ Al McGuire

A woman who sells herself to buy bread for her aged mother or her child, stands upon a higher moral plane than the blushing maiden who marries a money bag, in order to gratify her frivolous appetite for parties and travel. Of two men, he is the less deceived, the more logical and rational, who pays his companion of an hour in cash, each time, than he who gets a companion for life by the marriage contract, whose society was purchased as much as in the former case. Every alliance between man and woman in which either one is influenced by the substantial or selfish advantage to be gained by it, is prostitution. ✏ Max Nordau,

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. ✏ James Baldwin

There’s such a thin line between winning and losing. ✏ John R. Tunis

There are always three sides to every story: your side, the other side, and the truth. ✏ Author Unknown

In the life we might have lived, the years never pass. On the person we might have been, time never leaves its mark. How different would seem our might-have-beens if we could picture them as would-be-nows. ✏ Robert Brault

Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation. ✏ Friederich Nietzsche

It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. ✏ Author Unknown

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. ✏ Ambrose Bierce

In the strict scientific sense we all feed on death – even vegetarians. ✏ Spock from

Emotion has taught mankind to reason. ✏ Marquis de Vauvenargues

One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity. ✏ Kevin Smith

There is no burnt rice to a hungry person. ✏ Philippine Proverb

If one man offers you democracy and another offers you a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation will you prefer the grain to the vote? ✏ Bertrand Russell

Dare to turn life on its end, and you may find that topsy-turvy is a truer perspective than turvy-topsy. ✏ Robert Brault

Nothing is further than Earth from Heaven: nothing is nearer than Heaven to Earth. ✏ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

As far as the Moon is concerned, he is always full. ✏ Terri Guillemets

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed. ✏ Howard Nemerov

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! ✏ Logan Pearsall Smith

Everybody’s talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses. ✏ Thornton Wilder,

A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it. ✏ Curtis Billings

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. ✏ Dawn French

Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept. ✏ Saint Francis de Sales

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. ✏ William Blake

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part. ✏ Marcel Proust,

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food. ✏ Russian Proverb

My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure. ✏ Ashleigh Brilliant

The tyrant is nothing but a slave turned inside out. ✏ Herbert Spencer

The bluebird carries the sky on his back. ✏ Henry David Thoreau

Expectant of greater things, We try climbing - Higher And Higher; An effort that costs us much, Leaving us short of breath To find only The ground below is much prettier.


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