Tuesday, March 10, 2009

tuesday quotes

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it.

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.
Sharon Anthony Bower

The most intelligent among us are the standards of conduct so long as the integrity of their understanding remains secure. Challenge their foundations, however, and the tyrannical child within will storm out and call you an idiot.
Thomas Whigham

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame.
Erica Jong

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
Arabian Proverb

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

H. L. Mencken

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Shadow said...

oh the consciouns mother-in-law one had me giggling....

clean and crazy said...

this is an awesome and insightful set of quotes, I love it