Thursday, May 29, 2008

13 Quotes

I really enjoy a well turned phrase (righteous indignation, detrimental aversion to reflection, an arrogant sense of entitlement).

I also enjoy a well stated thought, opinion, or philosophy. Following are thirteen of my favorite quotes -in no particular order. They are from a wide range of contributors.

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  • The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. - Muhammad Ali
  • What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient. -Bodie Thoene
  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. -Mark Twain
  • Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away. –Elvis Presley
  • Freedom...is not an inconsequential chucking of one's weight about, it is the disciplined overcoming of self. - Iris Murdoch
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin
  • If you have it (love), you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. - Sir James M. Barrie
  • Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. -E.F. Schumacher
  • Sin would have fewer takers if its consequences occurred immediately. -C.H. Spurgeon
  • Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it. - Max Frisch
  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa
  • The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life. - Billy Graham


6 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Some admirable quotes there. I particularly agree with Schumacher - Small is Beautiful, and all that.

grace said...

I like Mother Teresa's quote best. Great list! Happy TT.

Laura said...

Great quote. Happy T-13!

Lori said...

Nice list. I always like the quotes lists, they make you think or smile or nod in agreement.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Gal Herself said...

Elvis said that? Good for him! Very sweet and very wise. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Patty, mamastimeout.com host said...

Quotes are always a great way to get you thinking...one of my favorite's is "God does not challenge us with more than we can handle."
Another favorite is:
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
I'm a new Thurs 13 poster and look forward to having you visit my blog :)