Monday, 1 July 2013

Free Perspective Quotes part 3

✏ Phillip Pulfrey

I don’t see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes. ✏ Robert A. Heinlein

How many merits one sees in those one likes! how many faults in those one dislikes! Yet people fancy they see with their eyes. ✏ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. ✏ Mason Cooley

If anyone were to be willing to trace his descent through an ape as his grandfather, would he be willing to trace his descent similarly on the side of his grandmother? ✏ Samuel Wilberforce

What is a promiscuous person? It is usually someone who is getting more sex than you are. ✏ Victor Lownes,

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function. ✏ Ralph Waldo Emerson,

A liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged. ✏ Wendy Kaminer

I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn. ✏ C.E. Cowman

It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor. ✏ Seneca

Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ✏ Dorthea Lange

It is easier for me to see everything as one thing than to see one thing as one thing. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

We’re all hookers. What matters is dignity. ✏ Mike Farren

A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. ✏ Samuel Butler

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ✏ Chinese Proverb

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ✏ Ivy Baker Priest

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. ✏ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped. ✏ Author Unknown

I am chained to the earth to pay for the freedom of my eyes. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. ✏ Elizabeth Bowen,

Sin is geographical. ✏ Bertrand Russell

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. ✏ Henry Moore

Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

Someone said, "The dead writers are remote from us because we know so much more than they did." Precisely, and they are that which we know. ✏ T.S. Eliot

Immorality: The morality of those who are having a better time. ✏ H.L. Mencken

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. ✏ Bill Vaughan

In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty. ✏ Imbesi’s Conservation of Filth Law

If you’re being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade. ✏ Author Unknown

Do not call any work menial until you have watched a proud person do it. ✏ Robert Brault

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. ✏ George Santayana

We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions. ✏ Ian Percy

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ✏ Henry Miller

All honor’s wounds are self-inflicted. ✏ Andrew Carnegie

The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on. ✏ Joseph Heller,

There’s no such thing as bragging. You’re either lying or telling the truth. ✏ Al Oliver

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ✏ Denis Waitely

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. ✏ Samuel Grafton

Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be? ✏ Author Unknown

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ✏ Abraham Maslow

Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. ✏ Author Unknown

Be careful how you interpret the world: It is like that. ✏ Erich Heller

Astronomers always work in the past; because light takes time to move from one place to another, they see things as they were, not as they are. ✏ Neale E. Howard,

Each act is virgin, even the repeated ones. ✏ René Char

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. ✏ Anaïs Nin

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress. ✏ Joseph Joubert,

The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate. ✏ Bern Williams

No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property. ✏ Charles Dudley Warner

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius. ✏ Sid Caesar

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute – and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity. ✏ Albert Einstein

Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. ✏ Ambrose Bierce,

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. ✏ Arthur Schopenhauer, "Studies in Pessimism,"

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. ✏ David Dunham

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. ✏ Mexican Proverb

If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ✏ Carl Sagan

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ✏ Alexander Pope, in Swift,

Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold. ✏ Latin Proverb

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ✏ Kahlil Gibran

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. ✏ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. ✏ Jean Paul Richter

All the suns labor to kindle your flame and a microbe puts it out. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

A light supper, a good night’s sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward. ✏ Earl of Chesterfield

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. ✏ Sylvia Plath

I went to a cafe that advertised breakfast anytime, so I ordered French Toast during the Rennaisance. ✏ Steven Wright

Why assume so glibly that the God who presumably created the universe is still running it? It is certainly conceivable that He may have finished it and then turned it over to lesser gods to operate. ✏ H.L. Mencken

I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. ✏ Daniel Boone

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. ✏ William Shakespeare,

Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. ✏ Ambrose Bierce,

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that does the work. ✏ Mark Twain

I have scarcely touched the sky and I am made of it. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem. ✏ G.K. Chesterton

There is no possible line of conduct which has at some time and place been condemned, and which has not at some other time and place been enjoined as a duty. ✏ William Lecky

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. ✏ Norman Cousins

I’m right-handed, whereas the fellow in my mirror is left-handed. I start shaving from the left; he starts from the right. Differences only in perception, but religious wars have been fought over such. ✏ Robert Brault

If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. ✏ Ursula Le Guin

The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ✏ Soren Kierkegaard

If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work. ✏ William Shakespeare,

A gifted small girl has explained that pins are a great means of saving life, "by not swallowing them." ✏ Charles Edward Montague,

[E]very saint has a past and every sinner has a future. ✏ Oscar Wilde,

Addictions do come in handy sometimes: at least you have to get out of bed for them. ✏ Martin Amis

If a fanatic is willing to give his life for a cause, he’s probably willing to give yours as well. ✏ David Gerrold

I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. ✏ Andy Warhol

The highest virtue here may be least in another world. ✏ Kahlil Gibran

Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black. ✏ James Baldwin

I never ask God to give me anything; I only ask him to put me where things are. ✏ Mexican Proverb

Distance is inspiration’s best hearting. ✏ E. Marshall

If you cry "Forward," you must make plain in what direction to go. ✏ Anton Chekov

A full heart has room for everything and an empty heart has room for nothing. ✏ Antonio Porchia,

The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses. ✏ Henry Van Dyke

All men have a reason, but not all men can give a reason. ✏ John Henry Cardinal Newman

Presence is more than just being there. ✏ Malcolm S. Forbes,

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. ✏ Benjamin Disraeli

The answer to poverty is not charity, the solution to abortion is not laws, the key to saving the environment is not recycling. As Thoreau so wisely noted, we must strike at the root, not hack at the branches. ✏ Tere Saudavel

Injury, when it is slight, upsets me; when it is strong it calms me. ✏ Antonio Porchia,


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