Category Archives: Quotations

Quotable #20: Art Of Taxation

“The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing,” — Jean-Baptiste Colbert

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Quotable #19: Idealist And Cynic

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” “A cynic is a man, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” — H. L. … Continue reading

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Quotable #18: Facts

“In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.” — Paul Eldridge

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Quotable #17: Fraction

“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.” — Leo Tolstoy

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Mark Twain On Golf

The following two famous golf quotations, often repeated by golf aficionados and golf publications, were attributed to Mark Twain: “It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.” “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” … Continue reading

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It’s Not Whether You Win Or Lose…

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — But HOW you played the Game. — Grantland Rice, from the poem “Alumnus Football” Here is the more popular version … Continue reading

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Quotable #16: Transience

“When told of a man who had acquired great wealth, a sage replied, ‘Has he also acquired the days in which to spend it?’” — Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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