Tag Archives: Quotable Quotes

Quotable #59: Wealth & Fame

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” — Arthur Schopenhauer Advertisements

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Quotable #58: Superstition

“It is true that that may hold in these things, which is the general root of superstition; namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over … Continue reading

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Quotable #57: Knowing

“If I don’t know I don’t know, I think I know. If I don’t know I know, I think I don’t know.” — Ronald David Laing

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Quotable #56: Efficiency

Efficiency experts — At least those I’ve known — Can cope with my troubles But not with their own. — Anon.

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Quotable #55: Necessity

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” — Anon. “Invention is the mother of necessity.” — Samuel Butler “Necessity knows no law.” — St. Augustine “‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a silly proverb. ‘Necessity is the mother of futile … Continue reading

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Quotable #54: Rat Race

“A study shows that stress does not cause high blood pressure. It was conducted with rats, so it may not mean much. They’re not in the people race.” — Bluefield Daily Telegraph, October 22, 1968

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Quotable #53: Grass

There is no riddle to surpass The mystery of growing grass, Which bravely thrusts its tender stalk Thru tiny cracks along the walk, And thrives in crannies of the wall, And in the flower beds grows tall And grows and … Continue reading

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