Quotations for Daily Use


"I do think unpunctuality is a vile habit, and all my life I have tried to break myself of it." (Talking about former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin)" Winston Churchill as quoted in The Last Lion - Defender of the Realm, 1940 - 1965 by Paul Reid

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."  John Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

"The foundation that is played in youth lasts through life." Martha Benjamin Washburn (1820-1909) was the oldest daughter of Israel and Martha Washburn. She was born at Livermore on February 6, 1820. She was educated in the schools of Livermore and at Waterville Liberal Institute. Afterwards, Martha taught school in Livermore.

"The life you are leading is due to the choices you have made." Unknown

"Toss a shoe once, you're engaged. Toss a shoe twice, you're married." Father Timothy Kavanagh in In the Company of Others by Jan Karon; Father Tim was confronted by a dog with a shoe in its mouth wanting Father Tim to toss the shoe.

"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." Frank Outlaw, late president of a successful supermarket chain, Bi-Lo stores

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle, (384–322 BC ), Greek philosopher and scientist. A student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great, he founded a school (the Lyceum) outside Athens. He is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Western thought. His surviving works cover a vast range of subjects, including logic, ethics, metaphysics, politics, natural science, and physics.

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