Famous Quotations: August 2008

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Adventure is just bad planning.

-Roald Amundsen

Pride Quotation

The quote is by Charles Caleb Colton...

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.

This next quotation is by Mignon McLaughlin...

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.

Albert Einstein

I want to know God's thoughts...the rest are details

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.

Joey Adams Quotes

Joey Adams was a comedian that passed away in 1999, here are some of his famous quotes...

The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win.

Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.

Famous Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill was known for his brilliant leadership in World War II, here are some of his quotes from throughout his lifetime...

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

My Mark Twain's Top 5

The famous Writer Mark Twain has thousands of quotations, here are five of my favorites.

1.I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.

2.It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

3.Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

4.Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

5.The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

Welcome To Famous Quotations!

This site will feature some of the most famous quotes ever uttered by mankind. If you have any suggestions feel free to e-mail us and we will display the quotes.

Let start out with a quote that I ran across sometime ago, unfortunetly I do not know who the author is, perhaps you know...

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"

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