Famous Quotations: 2009

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Alexander Graham Bell

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

Johannes Kepler

“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.”

Leo Buscaglia

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.

Grave Yard Shift & Dead Ringer

These are sayings you hear a lot of but did you know were they originated from?
In the 1800s they were afraid of burying dead people that weren't dead so they tied a string arround there wrists that connected to a bell above the grave were a person from the village had to stay there all night and listen for the bell.

George Brett Quotes

A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.

If I stay healthy, I have a chance to collect 3,000 hits and 1,000 errors.

Jay Leno Quotes

I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries." The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that?"

If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.

The Bush administration said today there is a lot of support for us to attack Iraq. Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, Chevron, they're all lining up.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.

The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most.

Bill Clinton Quotes

“If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

“Global poverty is a powder keg that could be ignited by our indifference.”

“We should, all of us, be filled with gratitude and humility for our present progress and prosperity. We should be filled with awe and joy at what lies over the horizon. And we should be filled with absolute determination to make the most of it.”

"The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists."

Judith Martin Quotes

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.

Benjamin Franklin Famous Quotes

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Fatigue is the best pillow.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Alicia Keys Quotes

And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to New Kids on the Block.

If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom.

It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.

John Belushi Quotes

I guess happiness is not a state you want to be in all the time.

Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!

Christ, seven years of college, down the drain.

I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Will Smith Quotes

In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet.

There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy?

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.

I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Quotes

Some of us can be examples about going ahead and growing, and some of us, unfortunately, don't make it there, and end up being examples because they had to die. I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.

What I am trying to get across to you; is please take of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are hear for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me?

You know, there's a big lie in this business. The lie is that it's okay to go out in flames. But that doesn't do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around.

Larry The Cable Guy Quotes

Here are just a few quotes from the very funny Larry The Cable Guy...

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

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