Quote SMS Collection

How like herrings and onions our vices

How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What we need are critical lovers of

What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.  ~Hubert H.

Our body is a machine for living

Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and

To perceive christmas through its wrappings becomes

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.  ~Elwyn Brooks White

Philosophy like medicine has plenty of drugs

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.  ~Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes et penseésDCMOO

Fords success has startled the country almost

Ford’s success has startled the country, almost the world, financially, industrially, mechanically.  It exhibits in higher degree than most persons would have thought possible

Science is the record of dead religions

Science is the record of dead religions. ~Oscar Wilde

The problem with children is that you

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.  ~Charles DeLint

I crave your mouth voice hair pablo

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair…. ~Pablo Neruda, translated from Spanish by Stephen Tapscott

Most of all the other beautiful things

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.  Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows,

Seeking happiness i passed many travelers headed

Seeking happiness, I passed many travelers headed in the opposite direction, seeking happiness.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I had very good dentures once some

I had very good dentures once.  Some magnificent gold work.  It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate. 

Walking through puddles is my favorite metaphor

Walking through puddles is my favorite metaphor for life.

To watch us dance is to hear

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying

Marriage isnt all that its cracked up

Marriage isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  Let me tell you, honestly.  Marriage is probably the chief cause of divorce.  ~Larry Gelbart,

When a man throws an empty cigarette

When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50.  When a man throws a

I really dont think need buns of

I really don’t think I need buns of steel.  I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.  ~Ellen DeGeneresWL

A man sometimes wins an argument but

A man sometimes wins an argument, but a woman always wins a silence. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comtwitter.com/RobertBrault1/status/203076397516849154, 17may2012 tweet

Consider what you have in the smallest

Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library.  A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all

It is all very well to say

It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the game.  Perhaps he ought, but to

If you want to forget all your

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

Borrowers of books those mutilators collections

Borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.  ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia,

The government which was designed for the

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.  An invisible

Conscience warns us before it reproaches us

Conscience warns us before it reproaches us.  ~Comtesse Diane (Marie Josephine de Suin de Beausacq), Maximes de la vie, 1908PMB

The great majority of us are required

The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after

Adieu i have too grieved a heart

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.  ~William Shakespeare

Birthdays are good for you statistics show

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.  ~Larry Lorenzoni

To preserve a man alive in the

To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as great a miracle as to create him.  ~Jeremy

To look backward for a while is

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime

Democracy is being allowed to vote for

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.  ~Robert Byrne

If one looks closely enough can see

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Terri Guillemets

It is only possible to live happily ever after

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.  ~Margaret Bonnano

A smile is the light in window

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  ~Author Unknown

The great thing about getting older is

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.  ~Madeleine L’EnglePIH

Perfection is not attainable but if we

Perfection is not attainable.  But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.  ~Vince Lombardi

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.  ~Soren Kierkegaard

What a misfortune it is that we

What a misfortune it is that we should thus be compelled to let our boys’ schooling interfere with their education!  ~Grant Allen, 1894, commonly

That some good can be derived from

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does

When he walks casts a shadow of

When he walks he casts a shadow of purpose.  ~Terri Guillemets

For those wounded by civilization yoga is

For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.

They who disbelieve in virtue because man

They who disbelieve in virtue because man has never been found perfect, might as reasonably deny a sun because it is not always day. 

Do not condemn the judgment of another

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own.  You may both be wrong.  ~Dandemis

Never work before breakfast if you have

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.  ~Josh BillingsCUL

California can and does furnish the best

California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America.  ~Hinton R. Helper

Sadness flies away on the wings of

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.  ~Jean de La Fontaine

If you have formed the habit of

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together,

In the night of death hope sees

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll

The true way to render age vigorous

The true way to render age vigorous is to prolong the youth of the mind.  ~Mortimer CollinsDCMOO

I think that the insane desire one

I think that the insane desire one has sometimes to bang and kick grumblers and peevish persons is a Divine instinct.  ~Robert Hugh BensonCUL

Love comes with a knife not some

Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! ~Rumi

There is such a special sweetness in

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.  ~Pamela S. Nadav

O how much simpler things would be

O, how much simpler things would be If eyes could paint or brush could see. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I walked barefoot the only way

I walked barefoot – the only way to walk on a muddy road.  ~Laurie Gough, "Light on a Moonless Night"CCQ

Hard work is rewarding beyond gold sweating

Hard work is rewarding beyond gold. Sweating is living. ~Terri Guillemets

Some things have to be believed seen

Some things have to be believed to be seen.  ~Ralph Hodgson, The Skylark and Other Poems

To a runner side stich is like

To a runner, a side stich is like a car alarm.  It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away. 

Dancing faces you towards heaven whichever direction

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.

To know how to grow old is

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. 

If one synchronized swimmer drowns do all

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?  ~Steven Wright

As for food half of my friends

As for food, half of my friends have dug their graves with their teeth.  ~Chauncey M. DepewCOE

Not everything that is more difficult meritorious

Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.  ~Saint Thomas AquinasCUL

An optimist stays up until midnight to

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.  ~Bill

But from this earth grave dust my

But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.  ~Walter Raleigh

To waste to destroy our natural resources

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will

As soon seek roses in december ice

As soon Seek roses in December, ice in June; Hope constancy in wind, or corn in chaff; Believe a woman or an epitaph, Or

There is a necessity for regulating discipline

There is a necessity for a regulating discipline of exercise that, whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted.  ~Thomas

Guilt is always hungry dont let it

Guilt is always hungry, don’t let it consume you. ~Terri Guillemets

There is no god higher than truth

There is no god higher than truth.  ~Mahatma GandhiGCLE

The quickest way for a parent to

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.  ~Lane OlinghouseFCN

Close your eyes and see the beauty

Close your eyes and see the beauty.  ~Author Unknown

You cannot help but learn more as

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands.  Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece

It is in the nature of cats

It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming.  ~Adlai Stevenson

The wise men of old have sent

The wise men of old have sent most of their morality down the stream of time in the light skiff of apothegm or epigram;

Her kisses left something to be desired

Her kisses left something to be desired… the rest of her.  ~Author Unknown

The us palate now understands spicy lynn

The U.S. palate now understands spicy.  ~Lynn Dornblaser

I look to a time when brotherhood

I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity; to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award

They say men can never experience the

They say men can never experience the pain of childbirth. They can… if you hit them in the goolies with a cricket bat for

Stripped of the cunning artifices tailor and

Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden – what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked,

Nothing but heaven itself is better than

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~Plautus

All women become like their mothers that

All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That’s his.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, act

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. 

Happiness is the resultant of relative strengths

Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.  ~Norman

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.  ~Author Unknown

I hate writing love having written dorothy

I hate writing, I love having written.  ~Dorothy Parker, may not be exact wordingGloria Steinem in PL no no

A womans best love letters are always

A woman’s best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.  ~Lawrence Durrell

I try to take one day at

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.  ~Jennifer YaneWL

Im so poor i cant even pay

I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.  ~Ron Kittle, 1987BQ

If you love animals called pets why

If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?  ~As seen on a shirt at veganstore.com

Language is the blood of soul into

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.  ~Oliver Wendell HolmesAE

I guess have never really doubted that

I guess I have never really doubted that we are all born to our guardian angel.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.comTPV

Tattoo the pristine flesh what is permanent

Tattoo the pristine flesh What is permanent anyway? This ink only lasts ’til the grave, Skin and ideas decompose That which we did compose.

When i had reached my term looked

When I had reached my term, I looked like a rat dragging a stolen egg.  ~Colette

Money is much more exciting than anything

Money is much more exciting than anything it buys.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

What is it that you like doing

What is it that you like doing?  If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it.  ~Lee Iacocca

We are always getting ready to live

We are always getting ready to live but never living.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Family is just accident they dont mean

Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves.  They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.  ~Marsha

An optimist is a guy that has

an optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. ~Don Marquis, archy and mehitabel, 1927LCD

We do not what we want and

We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.  ~Jean Paul Sartre,

Govern well thy appetite lest sin surprise

Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin Surprise thee, and her black attendant, Death. ~John MiltonCOE