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Miscellaneous quotes

Miscellaneous quotes

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Don't complain about the problem unless you are willing to offer a solution.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
-- Unknown

"Knowing and not doing are equal to not knowing at all."
-- Unknown

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.
Do not walk ahead of me,for I may not follow.
Do not walk beside me, either. Just leave me the hell alone."

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel as if you've lost a friend."
-- Anonymous

"Mother is the name of God in the hearts and minds of children."
-- unknown

Some drink at the fountain of knowledge...others just gargle.

"It's not what you know that matters.
It's not even who you know that matters.
It's what you know about who you know that matters."
-- Sign left by a departing contractor, quoted by Marc Donovan

The only true failed attempt is the one that isn't made.

An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world.
A pessimist fears that this is true.

When all is said and done, usually more is said than done.

Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

Opportunity knocks only once. Temptation bangs on the door for years.

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.

There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side.

Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them.

Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

When you're right, no one remembers. When you're wrong, no one forgets.

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward.

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Ability is what you're capable of doing...
Motivation determines what you do...
Attitude determines how well you do it.

Don't insult the alligator until after you cross the river.

You can't have everything, where would you put it?

A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.

Watch your step carefully! Everyone else does!

Go ahead and take risks....just be sure that everything will turn out OK.

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
-- Anonymous

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Don't cry because its over; smile because it happened.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

It's easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
-- Italian Proverb

"If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum."
-- Chinese proverb.

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
-- Old Chinese saying

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."
-- unknown

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
-- Anonymous

"The believer is happy; the doubter is wise."
-- Hungarian proverb

"Theory: when you have ideas. Ideology: when ideas have you."
-- Anonymous

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
-- Anonymous

"Stress is when your mouth says 'No Problem' and your gut says 'NO WAY'"

Love your enemies: they'll go crazy trying to figure out what you're up to.

Marriage involves falling in love with the same person over and over again!
-- Unknown

Trust in God but lock your car.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
-- Turkish Proverb

DCWPDGD: Drink Coffee, Write Program, Debug, Get Drunk

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
-- Paul Erdos

When in doubt, empty your magazine.

-- Murphy's Rules of Combat Operations

The best tank terrain is that without anti-tank weapons.
-- Russian Military Doctrine

If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.

You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
-- Yiddish proverb

Change is inevitable; progress is optional.

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone, and more fragile than a rose.
-- Turkish proverb

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
-- Zen proverb

Stupid questions are better than stupid mistakes.
-- Japanese proverb

Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then.
-- Southern Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
-- African Proverb

The deer hunter does not notice the mountains.
-- Zen proverb

Before you meet your prince you have to kiss a lot of toads.

'Aut vincere aut mori.'
-- Traditional McCabe motto (do or die).

The longer a man is wrong, the surer he is that he's right.

Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended.

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.

Honesty pays, but not enough for some people.

Experience teaches us that there is a small but important difference between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out.

Caution: Do not ask for advice, you might get it.

A lot of trouble in this world is caused by combining a narrow mind with a wide mouth.

The trouble with being punctual is that no one notices it when you are.

A family man is one who replaces the money in his wallet with snapshots of the wife and kids.

The man who knows how will always find a place in life,
but the man who knows why will probably be his boss.

There is nothing remarkable about love at first sight. It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

The quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.
-- The Talmud

Remember that it is better to regret the things you have done than haven't done.
(Credit : Siddhartha Singh )