Here are some of my favorite proverbs and quotes.
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
Either you are wrong or I am right.
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.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Pride and Prejudice
I can make a difference.
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.
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
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
Never go back to a place where you have been happy. Until you do it remains alive for you.
Bean (movie 1997)
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.
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.
When deciding who is the best guitar player, Keith or Ronnie Wood.
There’s niceness in everyone, a little bit, anyhow.
Things can always get better.
Things can always get worse.
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Pride and Prejudice
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
What is life but a series of moments?
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
You’re never too old to learn something stupid.