Classic Quotes

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Every now and then it takes a
true military mind to come up with
a classic quote!
In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkof was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harboured and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.
His answer:

"I believe that forgiving
them is God's function.
Our job is simply to arrange
the meeting."

"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." -- Kahlil Gibran

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. -- The Talmud

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl -- H.L. Mencken
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved -- William Jennings Bryan
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance -- Aesop Love: the delusion that one woman differs from another. -- H.L. Mencken
If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. --Robert Cringely The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable. -- Nagarjuna
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law -- Hubert Humphrey The four stages of man are: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and Obsolescence. -- Art Linkletter
Too much of a good thing can be taxing -- Mae West Aging is bad, but consider the alternative -- Anon
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. -- John Barrymore The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes -- Winston Churchill
"Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as they formerly got in wages." -- H.L. Mencken If you live to the age of a hundred, you have it made because very very few people die past the age of a hundred -- George Burns
Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -- Groucho Marx The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. -- Havelock Ellis
Show respect for age. Drink good scotch for a change. The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. -- Oscar Wilde What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster! -- Jeremy Taylor
Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. -- Benjamin Disraeli The drowning man is not troubled by rain -- Persian Proverb
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake -- Bob Hope The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool -- William Shakespeare
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. -- Epicurus I'm at that age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. -- George Burns
Adversity is merely an obstacle, those who are wise simply walk through it. -- Eric Strife If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. -- Harry Truman
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. -- Anatole France Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar. -- William Wordsworth

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer -- Philip of Macedon

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, & taken in exchange - my youth  -- Sara Teasdale
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. -- William James Life is the childhood of our immortality -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe