Monday, 11 July 2005

And So They Talked

Ben Hecht: Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
Thomas Jefferson: The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.
Edith Sitwell: The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Abigail Adams: We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Paul Valery: The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Will Durant: Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos
Havelock Ellis: The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
W. Somerset Maugham: It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
Moshe Dayan: If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Malcolm X: You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Jules de Gaultier: Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Mark Twain: The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Sir Winston Churchhill: For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Susan Jeffers: We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.
Benjamin Franklin: Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Joseph Addison: What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

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