Friday, April 29, 2011

quotes about growing up and life

quotes about growing up and life

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quotes about growing up and life quotes about growing up and life quotes about growing up and life

Men look at themselves in mirrors. Women look for themselves. ~Elissa Melamed

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves. ~Arnold Toynbee

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. ~Edvard Munch

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. ~Abraham Lincoln

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring. ~S.J. Perelman

I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, letter to wife Sophia, 5 December 1839

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? - the cuckoo clock. ~Graham Greene & Orson Wells, The Third Man, movie

Sun spreads through the treetops like an epidemic. ~Dave Bonta, from The Morning Porch blog at

Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark. ~Samuel Johnson

An infinite God ought to be able to protect Himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures. ~Robert Ingersoll, quoted in Ingersoll the Magnificent

Do not nurse a kid who wears braces. ~Author Unknown, "Nursing Mother Principle"

A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin A diet is a plan, generally hopeless, for reducing your weight, which tests your will power but does little for your waistline. ~Herbert B. Prochnow

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good. ~Sara Ebenreck, American Forests

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. ~Thomas Jefferson

Darkness cannot put out the Light. It can only make God brighter. ~Author Unknown

One of the great disappointments of a football game is that the cheerleaders never seem to get injured. ~Author Unknown

Liberty is the breath of life to nations. ~George Bernard Shaw

It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone. ~Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890

In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team. ~Luis Suarez

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