Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Favorite Quotes: 5

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”—Martin Buber
“In all crises of human affairs there are two broad courses open to a man. He can stay where he is or he can go elsewhere.” —P.G. Wodehouse

“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.” —Phyllis Theroux

“Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.” —Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Drift beautifully on the surface and you will die unbeautifully in the depths.” —Richard Ellmann

“The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.” —Arnold Glasow

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” —Oscar Wilde

“Patience is a minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.” —Ambrose Bierce

“The soul that has no fixed goal loses itself; for as they say, to be everywhere is to be nowhere.” —Michel de Montaigne

“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.” —Bertrand Russell

“Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.” —Voltaire

“Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in, you won’t get anything out.” —W. C. Handy

“The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.” —Voltaire

“Stupidity lies in wanting to draw conclusions.” —Gustave Flaubert

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken.” —David Hume
(For more like these: My Favorite Quotes: 4)

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