Quote SMS Collection

Use what talent you possess the woods

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.  ~Author unknown, quoted in

Every one should keep a mental wastepaper

Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it – torn up

If god asks that you bend bend

If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful. ~Terri Guillemets

You dont get harmony when everybody sings

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.  ~Doug Floyd in Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington

Too many of todays children have straight

Too many of today’s children have straight teeth and crooked morals.  ~Unknown high school principal

A nickel aint worth a dime anymore

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.  ~Yogi Berra

I am tired beloved of chafing my

I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it. ~Amy Lowell,

Soon silence will have passed into legend

Soon silence will have passed into legend.  Man has turned his back on silence.  Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase

By night an atheist half believes in

By night, an atheist half believes in God.  ~Edward Young, Night Thoughts, 1742-1745, Night 5, l. 177, PMB

God and other artists are always a

God and other artists are always a little obscure.  ~Oscar Wilde, to Ada Leverson, Dec 1894; BTSG

We can always find something to be

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations

If winning isnt everything why do they

If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?  ~Vince Lombardi

It is easier to denature plutonium than

It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.  ~Albert Einstein

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

The mind is its own place and

The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. ~John Milton

Be glad of life because it gives

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.  ~Henry

A physician is obligated to consider more

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man – he must view the man in

I believe there are more instances of

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power

So sweetly she bade me adieu i

So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return. ~William Shenstone

An 34unemployed34 existence is a worse negation

An "unemployed" existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.  ~José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses, ch 14, sct

We dont read and write poetry because

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.  We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.  And the

The greatest oak was once a little

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.  ~Author Unknown

One can find so many pains when

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.  ~John Steinbeck

The law condemns and punishes only actions

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie

The secret of dealing successfully with a

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.  ~Mell Lazarus

An environment where people have to think

An environment where people have to think brings with it wisdom, and this wisdom brings with it kaizen [continuous improvement].  ~Teruyuki Minoura

History is nothing but a problem of

History is nothing but a problem of mechanics applied to psychology.  ~Hippolyte Taine, quoted in History of Historical Writing by ThompsonSH

I saw a poet chase butterfly in

I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow.  He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book. 

What deep wounds ever closed without a

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Child Harold’s PilgrimageDCMOO

Tomorrow always comes and today is never

Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday.  ~S.A. Sachs

Sin is geographical bertrand russell

Sin is geographical.  ~Bertrand Russell

Middle age is when your starts to

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.  ~Bob Hope

Service to others is the rent you

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.  ~Mohammed Ali

He fed his spirit with the bread

He fed his spirit with the bread of books.  ~Edwin MarkhamCOE

Self discipline implies some unpleasant things to me

Self-discipline implies some unpleasant things to me, including staying away from chocolate and keeping my hands out of women’s pants.  ~Oleg Kiselev

All great art comes from a sense

All great art comes from a sense of outrage.  ~Glenn Closein More, quoted in rdqq sep2002

In diving to the bottom of pleasure

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.  ~Honore de Balzac

Give me a fruitful error any time

Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections.  You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.  ~Vilfredo

Women do not find it difficult nowadays

Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen.  ~Compton Mackenzie,

Moderation is a fatal thing nothing succeeds

Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.  ~Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, 1894LCD

The fishing was good it the catching

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.  ~A.K. Best

Advice to children crossing the street damn

Advice to children crossing the street:  damn the lights.  Watch the cars.  The lights ain’t never killed nobody.  ~Moms MableyWL

Drag your thoughts away from troubles by

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.  ~Mark Twain

When hope is hungry everything feeds it

When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

We dont need to eat anyone who

We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.  ~James Cromwell

And whats a butterfly at best hes

And what’s a butterfly? At best, He’s but a caterpillar, at rest. ~John Grey

To the editor author and public speaker

To the editor, the author, and the public speaker, it is believed that a great convenience will hereby be afforded; for nothing adorns a

Amount of time it takes for a

Amount of time it takes for a dog to "do its business" is directly proportional to outside temperature + suitability of owner’s outerwear.  ~Betsy

I am not merely a habitual quoter

I am not merely a habitual quoter but an incorrigible one. I am, I may as well face it, more quotatious than an old

Then shall the dust return to earth

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.  ~Ecclesiastes 12:7

There is no more intrepid explorer than

There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.  ~Jules Champfleury

There are no strangers on christmas eve

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.  ~Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini

Life has taught us that love does

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.  ~Antoine

Jumping for joy is good exercise author

Jumping for joy is good exercise.  ~Author UnknownFELI

The only thing that could spoil a

The only thing that could spoil a day was people.  People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were

A mans life is often builded on

A man’s life is often builded on a proverb. ~Hebrew Proverb

I like my coffee black and mornings

I like my coffee black and my mornings bright. ~Terri Guillemets

Something that has always puzzled me all

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually

Corporations no longer try to fit square

Corporations no longer try to fit square pegs into round holes; they just fit them into square cubicles.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

We all participate in weaving the social

We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes – mismatches between

The crisp drenching rustle from the dry

The crisp drenching rustle from the dry foliage of the perceptibly grateful trees… the little plants, in speechless ecstasy, receiving cupful after cupful into

Rock bottom is good solid ground and

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around.  ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock

You and i will meet again when

You and I will meet again When we’re least expecting it One day in some far off place I will recognize your face I

But ah disasters have their use and

But ah! disasters have their use; And life might e’en be too sun-shiny. ~Charles Stuart Calverley, Disaster, after MooreBMC

Theres an alternative always a third way

There’s an alternative.  There’s always a third way, and it’s not a combination of the other two ways.  It’s a different way.  ~David CarradineSD

Honk if you hate noise pollution author

Honk if you hate noise pollution.  ~Author unknown, as seen on a bumper sticker

There are mystically in our faces certain

There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B,

How oftbe witness guardian of our days

How oft,?be witness, Guardian of our days!… The sky besprinkled o’er with rainbow hues, As if angelic wings had wanton’d there;… ~Robert Montgomery, “Death,”

God may forgive your sins but nervous

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.  ~Alfred KorzyybskiDCMOO

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting

Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of

All my scattering moments are taken up

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.  ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

You know you are getting old when

You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.  ~Author Unknown

A half baked idea is okay as long

A half-baked idea is okay as long as it’s in the oven.  ~Author Unknown

Christmas is the season when you buy

Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.  ~Author Unknown

If god wanted us to be brave

If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs?  ~Marvin KitmanBTSG

You are a beautiful soul hidden by

You are a beautiful soul hidden by the trench coat of the ego.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/3534163254

He that has energy enough to root

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.  ~Charles Caleb

There is not a more pleasing exercise

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is

There is one word which may serve

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity.  ~ConfuciusCUL

Youve got a lot of choices if

You’ve got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular

I dont think ive ever drunk champagne

I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before.  With breakfast on several occasions, but never before before.  ~From the movie Breakfast at

Get mad then get over it colin

Get mad, then get over it.  ~Colin Powell

Sometimes its just enough to smile sincerely

Sometimes it’s just enough to smile sincerely.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/155665223741747202

There is more simplicity in the man

There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grapenuts on principle.  ~G.K. ChestertonETW

A 6 aluminum needle has been known

A #6 aluminum needle has been known to furnish an excellent emergency shearpin for an outboard motor.  ~Elizabeth Zimmerman

Any proverbs about weather are doubly true

Any proverbs about weather are doubly true during a storm.  ~Terri Guillemets

The fear of being laughed at makes

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

A mans work is nothing but this

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images

Fairy tales are more than true not

Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. 

For you see each day i love

For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard

Souls wouldnt wear suits and ties theyd

Souls wouldn’t wear suits and ties, they’d wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. ~Terri Guillemets

Unlike any other business in the united

Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.  The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose

God that dumping ground of our dreams

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.  ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d’un Biologiste, 1962MCDD

Even when you do not feel big

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way.  ~Lama Willa Millertwitter.com/lamawilla/status/8453901729

The moon is nothing but a circumambulating

The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate.  ~Christopher Fry

They are sick that surfeit with too

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.  ~William ShakespeareCOCI

Dont worry that children never listen to

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum

There are souls in this world which

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.  ~Frederick

To labor is to pray motto of

To labor is to pray.  ~Motto of the BenedictinesCD