Quote SMS Collection

The best performance improvement is the transition

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.  ~J. Osterhout

I will never admit that the beloved

I will never admit that the beloved flag is to me merely the symbol of a land where I can live in rich content

Some defeats are more triumphant than victories

Some defeats [are] more triumphant than victories.  ~Montaigne, Essays, 1588LCD

He that will learn to pray let

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.  ~George HerbertMCTO

A rule that cannot be bent will

A rule that cannot be bent will certainly be broken.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Never fear shadows they simply mean theres

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby. ~Ruth E. Renkel

The scars you cant see are the

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.

If he is comic it only because

If he is comic, it is only because of the incongruity of so demure a look and so wild a heart.  ~Alan Devoe

Assumptionof cooperative goals

Assumptionof cooperative goals leads to viewing the conflict as a common problem to besolved for mutual benefit.

The world always makes the assumption that

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that the error and

Worry doubt fear and despair are the

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die. 

To poke a wood fire is more

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.  ~Charles Dudley WarnerCUL

And of course the funniest food all

And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats.  ~George Carlin

There is a sort of man who

There is a sort of man who pays no attention to his good actions, but is tormented by his bad ones.  This is the

To eat an egg you must break

To eat an egg, you must break the shell.  ~Jamaican ProverbCOCI

Strength and honour are her clothing she

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue

If a girl looks swell when she

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late?  Nobody.  ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

How is it that one match can

How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?  ~Christy

Many great ideas have been lost because

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.  ~Author Unknown

Imagination was given to man compensate him

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. 

Pay with compliments and you will always

Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/3558842395

One filled with joy preaches without preaching

One filled with joy preaches without preaching.  ~Mother Teresa

Whenever i feel blue start breathing again

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.  ~L. Frank Baum

A conservative is a man with two

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio speech,

Sometimes i laugh so hard the tears

Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg.  ~Author Unknown

Time is like the wind it lifts

Time is like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.  ~Doménico Cieri Estradaauthor submitted see email Nov2008

It is easier to mend neglect than

It is easier to mend neglect than to quicken love.  ~Saint Jerome

How much can you know about yourself

How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David

Tears are the safety valve of heart

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.  ~Albert Smith

Law is nothing unless close behind it

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm living public opinion.  ~Wendell Phillips

The only way to read a book

The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests

To be interested in the changing seasons

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.  ~George Santayana

Mother in law a woman who destroys her son in laws

Mother-in-law:  a woman who destroys her son-in-law’s peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers.  ~Author Unknown

If theres a book you really want

If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison

Sunshine is my quest winston churchill

Sunshine is my quest.  ~Winston Churchill

Meow is like aloha it can

Meow is like aloha – it can mean anything.  ~Hank Ketchum

God why do i storm heaven for

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart?  Every grace I need has already been given me.  Oh,

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:  an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are

The present age for all its cosmopolitan

The present age, for all its cosmopolitan hustle, is curiously suburban in spirit.  ~Norman DouglasCUL

I figure that the degree of difficulty

I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown

Dont handicap your children by making their

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.  ~Robert A. Heinlein

I have little confidence in any enterprise

I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.  ~Walt Whitman

Yearning for sun and starlight roses winter

Yearning for sun and starlight, roses and winter, together.  ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.comtwitter.com/WordWhispers/status/155359290893414400

To fear is one thing let grab

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I

Take the time to come home yourself

Take the time to come home to yourself every day.  ~Robin Casarjean

You cant run away from trouble there

You can’t run away from trouble.  There ain’t no place that far.  ~Uncle Remus

A bagel is a doughnut with the

A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.  ~George RosenbaumCOCI

Symptoms are the bodys mother tongue signs

Symptoms are the body’s mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language.  ~John BrownDCMOO

Journalism a profession whose business it

Journalism – a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.  ~Lord NorthcliffeCUL

He is one of those giant figures

He is one of those giant figures, of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death.  ~David Lloyd GeorgeCOE

There is no more intrepid explorer than

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

Having babies is fun but grow up

Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, "The Price of Tomato Juice"

Trust only movement life happens at the

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler

Every idea i get have to deny

Every idea I get I have to deny, that’s my way of testing it.  ~Alain, Histoire de mes penséesLCD

We must embrace pain and burn it

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~Kenji Miyazawa

When you catch bugs early also get

When you catch bugs early, you also get fewer compound bugs.  Compound bugs are two separate bugs that interact:  you trip going downstairs, and

Glory to god in highest heaven who

Glory to God in highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given; While angels sing with tender mirth, A glad new year to

Large naked raw carrots are acceptable as

Large, naked raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who lie in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.  ~Fran LebowitzETW

Dear intelligent people of the world dont

Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now fucking stop torturing animals. ~Ricky Gervais2012

A woman is like a tea bag

A woman is like a tea bag.  It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.  ~Attributed to both

Once a woman has given you her

Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her.  ~John Vanbrugh, The Relapse, 1696

Happinessis

Happinessis the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a madand lamentable experiment.

History is the sextant of states which

[H]istory is the sextant of states which, tossed by wind and current, would be lost in confusion if they could not fix their position. 

I hold my skirt sash untied and

I hold my skirt, sash untied and stand before the window with unpainted eyebrows. Silk clothes fly open so easily. If my skirt opens,

I can understand people simply fleeing the

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become… but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make

To the question of your life you

To the question of your life, you are the only answer.  To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert,

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease.  ~Roul Turley

Illness is the result of imbalance imbalance

Illness is the result of imbalance. Imbalance is a result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that

It has been said that death ends

It has been said that death ends all things. This is a mistake. It does not end the volume of practical quotations, and it

Its not who you are that holds

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.  ~Attributed to Hanoch McCarty

Mysterious opals contain the wonders of skies

Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies – sparkling rainbows, fireworks, and lightning, shifting and moving in their depths.  ~Author Unknown

The right to be heard does not

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.  ~Hubert Humphrey, speech, Madison, Wisconsin, 23 August 1965LCD

What to do with your one life

What to do with your one life?  The same thing you would do if you had two lives, and this were the second.  ~Robert

How can one conceive of a one party

How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?  ~Charles de Gaulle, about FranceGCLE

Every man prefers belief to the exercise

Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.  ~Seneca

In many areas of understanding none so

In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we

The time to read is any time

The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.  It is the only art which can

A christmas candle is a lovely thing

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away. ~Eva LogueDMCR

The saddest aspect of life right now

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.  ~Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science

Sin is geographical bertrand russell

Sin is geographical.  ~Bertrand Russell

History a collection of epitaphs elbert hubbard

History:  a collection of epitaphs.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft DictionarySH

Flatterers look like friends as wolves dogs

Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.  ~George Chapman

When it comes to housework the one

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin.  Or maybe I

Summer has set in with its usual

Summer has set in with its usual severity.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When a sermon at length comes to

When a sermon at length comes to an end, people rise and praise God, and they feel the same way after many other speeches. 

If a woman has to choose between

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life

The telephone is a good way to

The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.  ~Fran Lebowitz

Theres more than one answer to these

There’s more than one answer to these questions Pointing me in a crooked line. And the less I seek my source for some definitive

Legend a lie that has attained the

Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.  ~H.L. Mencken

Dont bother just to be better than

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.  ~William Faulkner

No one can understand the truth until

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.  ~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir

What at first was plunder assumed the

What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.  ~Thomas Paine

Its always darkest before the dawn so

It’s always darkest before the dawn.  So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.  ~Author Unknown

Sewing a creative mess is better than

Sewing: A creative mess is better than tidy idleness.  ~Author Unknown

Trust only movement life happens at the

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.  ~Alfred Adler

He who angers you conquers you elizabeth

He who angers you conquers you.  ~Elizabeth Kenny

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.  ~Edward de Bono, Observer, 12 June 1977MBT

When the japanese mend broken objects they

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and