"I will never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty...resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
Said during her
trial for the offense of "registering to
vote" in 1872.
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
George Bernard Shaw
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"I hate women because they always know where things are."
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
"My wife thinks I'm too nosy. At least that's what she keeps scribbling in her diary."
"A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished."
Zsa Zsa Gabor
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
Booker T. Washington
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use."
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
"Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds."
Remy de Gourmont
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."
"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."
H. L. Mencken
"There are people who want to be everywhere at once, and they get nowhere."
"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be."
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms, history shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall."
"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."
"I don't view a glass of water as half empty, or half full. I just see another glass which needs to be washed."
Michael Allen Henning Sr.
"All good people like me. All bad people do not."
Michael Allen Henning Sr.
"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book."
"It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man."
"First, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He created school boards."
"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home."
"If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."
"To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I have done it a thousand times."
"The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right."
"Try not to become a person of success, rather try to become a person of value."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous last words:
"Hey, watch this!!"
"Life is tough. Life is tougher if you're stupid."
"The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy and advice in the world won't work - if you won't"
"In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks."
Calvin and Hobbes
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
"Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know."
"Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift."
"For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity."
"The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself."
"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence."
"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."