- M -
- Avoid pulpits, platforms, stages and pedestals. Keep to the hard ground. It is the only way you can judge your approximate status as a man.
- You cnnot know what you do not feel.
- If you can't be kind, at least be vague.
- Decide promptly, but never give your reasons. Your decisions may be
right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.
- Neither fear, nor wish for, your last day.
Martial, (40-102 AD)
- Never slap a man in the face if he's chewing tobacco.
- Don't be so humble. You're not that great.
- Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
- Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.
- To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease.
- Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same
people on the way down.
- My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never
quite believe it.
- There is only one rule for being a good talker -- learn to listen.
- Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for your
- Either do as your neighbors do, or move away.
- No one is the worse for knowing two languages.
- Trust in God but tie your camel.
- Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed!
Ethel Watts Mumford
- In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, be sure to leave room for the mouse.
H.H. Munro ("Saki")
- A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Joyce A. Myers
- N -
- When you've got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.
- If called by a panther
- Just go out there and do what you've got to do.
- Worship your heroes from afar. Contact withers them.
Susanne Curchod Necker
- Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
Richard M. Nixon
- Changing husbands is only changing problems.
- O -
- Never play cards with a man named Doc, and never eat at a place
- The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.
- Get a sun lamp to keep you looking as if you have just come back from somewhere expensive.
- If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
- Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Ovid, (43 BC - 18 AD)
- Never argue; repeat your assertion
- If you don't try to win you might as well hold the olympics in
somebody's back yard.
- P -
- Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. ANd don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
- There is only one way to achieve happiness
On this terrestrial ball
And that is to have either a clear conscience
Or none at all.
- Should they whisper false of you,
Never trouble to deny;
Should the words they say be true,
Weep and storm and say they lie.
- Let time that makes you homely, make you sage.
- Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
- Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale
- Never read a book to the end, nor even in sequence and without skipping.
- Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
Phædrus, Fables, (8 AD)
- If you want to have your own ideas, change them as often as you would a shirt.
- Never eat anything at one sitting that you can't lift.
Miss Piggy (Muppet character, by Jim Henson/Frank Oz)
- Boys should abstain from all use of wine until after their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
- Always bring money along with your complaints.
- Always act in such a way as to secure the love of your neighbour.
Pliny the Elder, (23-79 AD)
- To have a good enemy, choose a friend. He knows where to strike.
Diane de Pointiers
- Let your face be bright during the time you live. That which goes into the storehouse must come out therefrom; and bread is to be shared.
- Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they
will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above
all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.