Perspective Quotes SMS Collection

The activities you spent your time on

The activities you spent your time on yesterday were the things that were important to you.  Calendars don’t lie.  ~Scott Ginsberg, hellomynameisscott.com

Every vice is only an exaggeration of

Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1836LCD

Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung hills

Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept.  ~Saint Francis de Sales

If a fanatic is willing to give

If a fanatic is willing to give his life for a cause, he’s probably willing to give yours as well.  ~David Gerrold

Daughter am i in my mothers house

Daughter am I in my mother’s house; But mistress in my own. ~Rudyard Kipling, "Our Lady of the Snows," 1898LCD

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

Sin is geographical bertrand russell

Sin is geographical.  ~Bertrand Russell

Dare to turn life on its end

Dare to turn life on its end, and you may find that topsy-turvy is a truer perspective than turvy-topsy.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

One mans frankness is another vulgarity kevin

One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity.  ~Kevin Smith

Where there is perhaps a province in

Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there

If you see a whole thing

If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful.  Planets, lives…  But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. 

It isnt that they cant see the

It isn’t that they can’t see the solution.  It is that they can’t see the problem.  ~G.K. Chesterton

For a nation which has an almost

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time

A kind soul knows impoliteness is just

A kind soul knows impoliteness is just preoccupied with distraction. ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/153694607929126912

I always thought a yard was three

I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn.  ~C.E. Cowman

I am chained to the earth pay

I am chained to the earth to pay for the freedom of my eyes.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

For many men the acquisition of wealth

For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.  ~Seneca

Nothing is more desirable than to be

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.  ~James

To really enjoy the better things in

To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.  ~Oscar HolmolkaMBT

Now what is it which makes a

Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting?  If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing.  If you see

In order for something to become clean

In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty.  ~Imbesi’s Conservation of Filth Law

When a dog runs at you whistle

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Not everything that is more difficult meritorious

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

We have them just where they want

We have them just where they want us.  ~James T. Kirk

Every man takes the limits of his

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer, "Studies in Pessimism," Psychological Observations,

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.  ~Tom Stoppard

What we see depends mainly on what

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.  ~John Lubbock

The tyrant is nothing but a slave

The tyrant is nothing but a slave turned inside out.  ~Herbert Spencer

If all the year were playing holidays

If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work. ~William Shakespeare, Henry IVCDC, MCTO

Each act is virgin even the repeated

Each act is virgin, even the repeated ones.  ~René CharFD

If the only tool you have is

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.  ~Abraham Maslow

Do not call any work menial until

Do not call any work menial until you have watched a proud person do it.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The enemy of your is friend proverb

The enemy of your enemy is your friend.  ~Proverb

A penny will hide the biggest star

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.  ~Samuel Grafton

Without the aid of prejudice and custom

Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.  ~William Hazlitt, Sketches and Essays,

If you do not raise your eyes

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by

If we would see others as they

If we would see others as they see themselves, our shyness would soon become compassion.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The grass may be greener on the

The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.  ~Author Unknown

Destiny has two ways of crushing us

Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.  ~Henri Frederic Amiel

The devil can cite scripture for his

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.  ~William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Set out from any point they are

Set out from any point.  They are all alike.  They all lead to a point of departure.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish

There is only one pretty child in

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese ProverbFW

How child do i know where youre

How, child, do I know where you’re headed?  Because I’m there, and I can see you coming.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

With most men unbelief in one thing

With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.  ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, "Notebook L," AphorismsPMB

Wont you come into the garden i

Won’t you come into the garden?  I would like my roses to see you.  ~Richard Brinsley SheridanMBT

The pyramids will not last a moment

The pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy.  ~D.H. Lawrence

Expectant of greater things we try climbing

Expectant of greater things, We try climbing – Higher And Higher; An effort that costs us much, Leaving us short of breath To find

Every man regards his own life as

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.  ~Jean Paul Richter

If a dream is realistic its not

If a dream is realistic, it’s not really a dream. It’s a to-do. ~Kim & Jason Kotecki, kimandjason.comtwitter.com/kimandjason/status/25313669955

An idea can turn to dust or

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.  ~William Bernbach

Every saint has a past and every

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that e[E]very saint has a past and every sinner has a future.  ~Oscar Wilde,

There are always three sides to every

There are always three sides to every story:  your side, the other side, and the truth.  ~Author Unknown

A man should never be ashamed to

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than

When you are sorrowful look again in

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been

What was most significant about the lunar

What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the

I never complained of the vicissitudes fortune

I never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune, nor suffered my face to be overcast at the revolution of the heavens, except once, when

No man but feels more of a

No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his

It is not enough for a man

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.  ~Mexican Proverb

Emotion has taught mankind to reason marquis

Emotion has taught mankind to reason.  ~Marquis de Vauvenargues

When those waiters ask me if i

When those waiters ask me if I want some fresh ground pepper, I ask if they have any aged pepper.  ~Andy RooneyNEMYL

Thunder is good thunder impressive but it

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that does the work.  ~Mark TwainCUL

As far as the moon is concerned

As far as the Moon is concerned, he is always full.  ~Terri Guillemets

The aim of an argument or discussion

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.  ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842LCD

There is nothing either good or bad

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.  ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600LCD

The enemy is anybody whos going to

The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.  ~Joseph Heller, Catch-22

I went to a cafe that advertised

I went to a cafe that advertised breakfast anytime, so I ordered French Toast during the Rennaisance.  ~Steven Wright

Be careful how you interpret the world

Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.  ~Erich HellerPMB

Were all hookers what matters is dignity

We’re all hookers.  What matters is dignity.  ~Mike Farren

Tis distance lends enchantment to the view

‘Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue. ~Thomas Campbell, Pleasures of Hope, Part I, line 7;

Distance is inspirations best hearting emarshall

Distance is inspiration’s best hearting.  ~E. Marshalljun09mail

When a man sits with pretty girl

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.  But let him sit on a hot stove

Education is indoctrination if youre white

Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black.  ~James BaldwinLLDT

Immorality the morality of those who are

Immorality:  The morality of those who are having a better time.  ~H.L. Mencken

Plagiarists at least have the merit of

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

An exhibitionist is nothing without a voyeur

An exhibitionist is nothing without a voyeur.  ~S.A. Sachs

Inside my empty bottle i was constructing

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.  ~Charles Simic SD

A light supper a good nights sleep

A light supper, a good night’s sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a

There is no burnt rice to a

There is no burnt rice to a hungry person.  ~Philippine ProverbCOCI

A child on a farm sees plane

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place.  A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse

The shadows some hide others reveal antonio

The shadows:  some hide, others reveal.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

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

I am not an athenian or a

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.  ~Socrates

An apology for the devil it must

An apology for the Devil:  It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case.  God has written all the

How many merits one sees in those

How many merits one sees in those one likes! how many faults in those one dislikes!  Yet people fancy they see with their eyes. 

In the ideal sense nothing is uninteresting

In the ideal sense nothing is uninteresting; there are only uninterested people. ~Brooks AtkinsonCUL

A statistician made a few calculations and

A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than

It takes a while but eventually we

It takes a while, but eventually we appreciate that the people who were always there for the special occasions of our youth had other

Each moment is a place youve never

Each moment is a place you’ve never been.  ~Mark Strand SD

The chains that bind us most closely

The chains that bind us most closely are the ones we have broken.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

A boil is no big deal on

A boil is no big deal.  On someone else’s neck.  ~Jewish Sayingin Leo Rosten’s Treasury of Jewish Quotations

If anyone were to be willing trace

If anyone were to be willing to trace his descent through an ape as his grandfather, would he be willing to trace his descent

A full heart has room for everything

A full heart has room for everything and an empty heart has room for nothing.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S.

The things which are most important dont

The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.  ~Bob Hawke

A hole is nothing at all but

A hole is nothing at all, but you can still break your neck in it.  ~Author Unknown

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

It is seldom indeed that one parts

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.  ~Marcel Proust, The

Edible adj good to eat and wholesome

Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a

The judicial mind is too commonly characterized

The judicial mind is too commonly characterized by a regard for a fourth decimal as the equal of a whole number. ~Martin H. FischerFFM

When a guy goes to hooker hes

When a guy goes to a hooker, he’s not paying her for sex, he’s paying her to leave.  ~Author Unknown