Good Quotes P18


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  • In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower


  • I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

E. B. White


  • Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

E. W. Dijkstra


  • I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell


  • If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

Edith Wharton


  • Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton


  • Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

Edward R. Murrow


  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

Edwin Schlossberg


  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt


  • Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

Ellen Goodman


  • The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Ellen Parr


  • I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.

Elvis Presley


  • If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we’d be too simple to understand it.

Emerson Pugh


  • If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.

Emma Goldman


  • There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.



  • You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer


  • When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Eric Hoffer


  • The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.

Eric Hoffer


  • Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

Erica Jong


  • Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway


  • You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. There’s nothing to that.

Ernest Hemingway


  • A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moment, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life.

Esther Hicks


  • Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.

Eugene McCarthy


  • Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose.

Evan Esar


  • America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar


  • We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld


  • Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Lao Tze


  • We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Frank Tibolt


  • Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Frank Zappa


  • The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.

Franklin P. Jones


  • Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Franklin P. Jones


  • A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen


  • Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche


  • The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche


  • Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan


  • I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei


  • I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei


  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.



  • My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.

Garry Shandling


  • I’ve been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence.

Gary Trudeau


  • Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  • My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.

George Bernard Shaw


  • The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw


  • Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw


  • Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.

George Burns


  • You know you’re getting old when you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.

George Burns


  • It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.

George Burns


  • Are people more violently opposed to fur rather than leather because its much easier to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs?

George Carlin


  • The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

George F. Will


  • All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell


  • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana


  • A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms.

George Wald


  • I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.

Georges Duhamel


  • Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Gordon R. Dickson


  • 2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2.

Grabel’s Law


  • Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.

Groucho Marx


  • A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Groucho Marx


  • There is no truth. There is only perception.

Gustave Flaubert


  • All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

H. L. Mencken


  • There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.

Harold Stephens


  • I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays.

Henny Youngman


  • My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.

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