Saturday, October 28, 2006

Famous Quotes

"Some people say that I must be a terrible person, but it’s not true. I have the heart of a young boy in a jar on my desk"
-Stephen King

"Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood".
-Oscar Wilde

"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle."
- Bob Hope

"Commit the oldest sins, the newest kind of ways."
- William Shakespeare

"Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value."
- Albert Einstein

"Don't be so humble, you're not that great".
- Golda Meir

"Boredom is a great motivator."
- Uma Thurman

If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
~Yiddish proverb

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does.

No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
~Daisy Bates (1863-1951)

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
~James R. Cook

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
~Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault] (1844-1924)

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
~Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.
~Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.
~Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
~Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
~Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
~Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991)

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
~Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

A memorandum isn't written to inform the receiver, but to protect the writer.
~Dean Acheson

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
~Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
~George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880)

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
~Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1775)

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
~Thomas Neill

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
~Plato (429-347 BC)

The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything.
~Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
~George Santayana (1863-1952)

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones.
~John Cage (1912-1992)

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
~Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


Anonymous said...

Nice famous quotes collection. You

Anonymous said...

The quote of Adolf Hitler shouldn't be there.
This man doesn't diserve it...

Unknown said...

We are not glorifying Adolf Hitler or his concepts,but neither can we deny the fact that he WAS an effective speaker and his quotes deserve a place in the books.

Please do not take it personally.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is this, above all else, that we should take away from the second world war. The atrocities committed were carried out by men who did not think but simply acted on the orders they were given, a fact that did not go unappreciated by their ruler.
"Pain and repetition are both excellent teachers, pray the pain of this particular lesson lasts."

Anonymous said...

Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Anonymous said...

very true. a horrible person no doubt, but his speaking ability was one to be reckoned with. Just as his actions wont be forgotten, neither will his speakings.

Anonymous said...

hey, its true, adolf hitler was a horrible person, but that doesnt mean that his quote should be taken away... he was a great speaker...

Anonymous said...

The perfect words to quote from such an evil should make us all think!

Anonymous said...

Adolf Hitler was a brilliant man, and a great leader, with ambitions to conquer the world, just, the way he went about it could have been different. Am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

take out the adolf hitler . Everything was fine until i read that one.

Anonymous said...

Adolf Hitler was not a brilliant man, He was a maniac! The crimes that he committed should never be condoned.

Anonymous said...

If hitler was not brilliant how did he nearly succeed in taking over the entire world. While his crimes can never be over looked there cannot be the denying of the fact that he was an amazing leader even if he was a terrible man.

It is a shame that we only condone hitler for his actions even though he gained much of his ideas about concentration camps from the way the "settlers" of america decimated the native american population

Anonymous said...

Sir, maybe you should reconsider looking for a different role model like Jesus. He is exactly opposite of everything Hitler stood for and did. Jesus was a great leader, he was an effective speaker, with ambition to help and serve the world not conquer it. He did not take lives but saved them.

All, though Adolf Hitler is the epitome of evil we should never forget that just because someone speaks with persuasive words doesn't mean you should follow them. We should desire to hear the truth instead of what we want to hear.

Matt B said...

I think the quote by Adolf Hitler should be in every quote collection. Its not a matter of whether he deserves it or not, Its not a matter of he was a great orator, I think the quote should be in every quote collection because the man exemplifies the truth of the quote.

peterhugomcclure said...

Cornwall's like a sock
And all the nuts are at the...
Bottom...that's Penzance

pete mcclure

Anonymous said...

go watch the history channel and learn about hitler idiot

Anonymous said...

sorry i didn't mean to insinuate that the author is an idiot

Anonymous said...

I can not understand why there is such resentment for Adolf Hitler's quote. Of course I do not condom his actions and nor do I defend them. However should his actions negate the lessons that may be learnt?
Despite what Adolf Hitler has done, only a fool, blinded by his/her own antipathy can disagree with the relevancy and power within this quote.

Anonymous said...

No one is condoning anything he did.... he was a horrible person, but as it goes with most "maniacs", he was a very brilliant man!

Anonymous said...


he is a good speaker, should he be praise for that?, common people,


Anonymous said...

I saw Stalin's quote as well. If he can stay Hitler can stay!

Anonymous said...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
~George Santayana (1863-1952)

Did you miss that one?
THAT is the reason we keep Hitler's quotes, and remember who he was, and what he stood for, and how he did it.

Anonymous said...

You all are getting a little out of hand with this quote....REALLY....I feel it is a great reminder to all of us to think before we blindly follow the person in front of us. He doesn't deserve anything that is true but we deserved to have to hear it. That way we never forget what can happen.

Anonymous said...

Even though Adolf Hitler said it listen to the words and look at your own government. Then take a good look at what the american people think or have power to do about it.

I say start thinking and acting look who quoted it and what is happening in your own country.

the quote has some truth to it no matter where you live.

Rules don't seem to care about the people anymore just money.

Anonymous said...

Hitler was able to conquere almost all Europe becouse of fact that Stalin used him to create confusion over west countries and hide his true intentions.
However all dictators couldnt have such big authority if they wouldnt have been great orators.
So we cant deny this fact and forget their briliant words.
Words doesnt hurt, person who uses words is the one at fault.

Anonymous said...

Just look at all the attention your giving the One we wish didn't have such power. And there are a lot more inspiring quotes up there being ignored

Such as...
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
~Plato (429-347 BC)”

Mrs. Maulolo said...

I want the Hitler comment to stay because I believe that "we" America our selfs should really think about those words!!

let me modernize it for you

" How great it is for us CORRUPT LEADERS to have men beneath us that DO NOT THINK!"

.. if we dont want history to repeat its self we should all THINK before we VOTE as well as THINK about firing congress and taking back our nation!

Storm said...

Why are people stuck on the quote by Adolf Hitler? It takes a mastermind to come up with the ideas that he did. Those ideas were, at the least, insane, however; he was brilliant for those very insane ideas. His rage was misdirected and not taken as heavily as it should have been taken.
If people are so concerned with this Adolf Hitler quote, go find something constructive to do.
Such as: Help families victimized by NeoNazis. Go volunteer at a homeless shelter.
Why do you people have nothing constructive to do with your precious time besides complaining about a quote??

Anonymous said...

I believe that the quote from Adolf Hitler should stay there and people should seek to understand it rather than shun it. Terrible things can come from wise men but they are wise men all the same.

Take for example, Hassan-i Sabbah. A leader of the Hashashins. He was a great leader but his success came from slaughter and fear. They had a saying "Nothing was certain but everything was possible" Are we not to acknowledge this simply because it came from the mouth of an evil person?

You cannot forget that much of the world was built on blood. The Crusades, The taking of America, China's communist take-over. Why should this one be any different? Moa Zedong was a successful leader, though many died under his rule, should we not acknowledge his success? Why do so many still see him as a benevolent man? Hitler was much like any other ruler. Every country has its share of shame. Hitler is no different.

We should not follow Hitler's lead, nor should we look up to him but we should always respect those we despise. Or else we cannot learn.
Aristotle once said "There was never a genius without a tincture of madness"

This can be applied to Hitler. He was successful. We cannot deny that he was cunning and clever, using the world around him to go from nothing more than a drunkard to albeit, an evil reminder of everything wrong with the world. We should learn.

Anonymous said...

you people complain about adolf hitler and u leave idiotic coments like ''watch the history channel to learn about hitler idiont'' grow up or are you a child? my spelling is not the best because i do not like the way a keyboard is set up and i am also very tired but on to the point hitler no matterhow violent/crazy/a maniac he may be he still deserves reqognization for his quotes hitler was a great speaker a power full man but he did commit a crime whether u disagree or agree with him and or his actions is not for me to try to sway but he was a good speaker and insporational good bye my fellow man sorry for my lack of english skills it is not the language i was taught at birth

Anonymous said...

Wow. I thought this was a site for quotes, not opinions...

Anonymous said...

lmao, very true this is a site for quotes. But is it not the a good thing that such quotes can inspire such debates?

As for the quote by Adolf Hitler. I have spent several years studying history and I speant most of that time looking at World War II and the events that lead upto it. As a result of that I learned alot about Adolf Hitler. Prior to the Nazi pary, and subsequently Hitler's, rise to power Germany was in a terrible state. It owed large amounts of money to the Allied nations, primarily Great Britain and America. The was sever depression, inflation and unemployment. Hitler had a profound effect on German society and essencially 'saved' it. I am not saying at all that Hitler was 'good' but he was 'good' for Germany. The path Hitler took to fullfilling his goal of a 'super-race' and world domination was moraly wrong. However I do not think that just because of that he, or the things he said and did, should be removed from history. He was a powerful man who, for better or worse, shaped the modern world that we live in today. Such people should be remebered and know of, they should not be erased because of the heinousness of their actions, but instead remembered for the effect those actions had on the world.

Anonymous said...

Adolf Hitler should stay there because although he was psycho, he was also a genius. Im not saying that what he did ws right at all but we should all look at the past to understand the future. Hitler was amazing at what he did and he managed to get men to support him and women to love him, just that in itself makes you realise that he was an amazing leader of his time. obviously he abused the trust of his people in the end which was to little to late but he is still a great leader of the 20th century and i think he always will be

The_Gate_Keeper1 said...

LOL! I really enjoyed the list of quotes you shared. All of them. Really.

As for the Comments and Opinions, I enjoyed them too. Put a smile on my face. Both debaters have valid points in defense of their views. I personally like a great many things in life, both the bad and the good. Evil and Good. "Misery is one of life's greatest Teachers." I believe a quote goes. Love I would believe is understanding the meaning of what we learn from the accumulated knowledge to apply it in the best way possible for others to live a life worth while.

As for the hitler and the Jesus bit shadowed with the child comment.... Well, done everyone. =) Really, because as far as I perceive just about every quote listed by this collector has been confirmed as real/true. ;)

That said "Sieg Hiel" --Hail Victory.
"Do as the Pharisees say. Dont do as They Do." --Jesus Christ
My definition of an "A - dult is: someone who is an older, more experienced Child." So we are all still trying to put the pieces together to figure out the Whole picture. Ask more questions and put the knowledge obtained into a story that leads up to the end. =)

Anonymous said...

adolf hitler was a great man. his methods were bad, but an ordinary person cannot stand in his position. good or bad, adolf hitler's sayings must be present