A Greek proverb says: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” What an insight. Here are some more of my favorite proverbs and quotes.



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A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

Either you are wrong or I am right.

David Gilmour

Even if I know nothing, I will still say something.


Every problem can be solved.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.

Lord Peter Wimsey
Have His Carcase
Dorothy L. Sayers

I can make a difference.

Roger Waters

I say, if any misanthrope were to put, in my presence, the question 'Why were we born?' I should reply, 'To make an effort'

Mrs. Chick in 'Dombey and Son' by Charles Dickens

If goodness has causes, it is not goodness; if it has effects, a reward, it is not goodness either. So goodness is outside the chain of cause and effect.

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

If we're all alone, then we're all together in that too.

From the movie: P.S. I Love You.

In matters of love all advice is useless.

It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

Mick Jagger

Never go back to a place where you have been happy. Until you do it remains alive for you.

Nice frame!

Mr. Bean
Bean (movie 1997)

Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.

Native American

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always ... they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.

John Steinbeck

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.

Henry S. Haskins

The truth is we're both pretty lousy, but together we're better than ten others.

Keith Richards
When deciding who is the best guitar player, Keith or Ronnie Wood.

There's niceness in everyone, a little bit, anyhow.


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