If silence is golden, then speech is platinum. It spreads wisdom, dispels ignorance, ventilates grievances, stimulates curiosity, lightens the spirits and lessens the fundamental loneliness of the soul. -Jan Struther  If I get big laughs, I'm comedian. If I get little laughs, I'm a humorist. If I get no laughs, I'm a singer - George Burns

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about.
- Sam Ewing

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1. Even more exasperating than the guy who thinks he knows it all is the one who really does. 
- Al Bernstein 
2. We all basically go back to being children when we're in a dentist's chair. - Arthur Benjamin
3. Pride comes from an achievement that does not depend on others' approval. It is the hard-earned approval we grant. - Pot Jordan 4. Love is what's left in a relationship after all the selfishness has been removed. - Cullen Hightower 
5. Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlit 6. Never give in - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - except to convictions of honour and good sense. 
- Winston Churchill (From a speech) 
7. If it were not for labour, men could neither eat so much, nor relish so pleasantly, nor sleep so soundly, nor be so healthful, so useful, so strong, so patient, so noble, nor so untempted. 
- Jeremy Taylor (the 17th-century English bishop)
8. If you want the world to beat a path to your door, just try to take a nap on a Saturday afternoon. 
- Sam Ewing in Mature Living 
9. The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day. 
- Persian proverb
10. Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache. 
- Proverb
11. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake  12. The truth will ouch. - Arnold H. Glasow 
13. No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. - David Eddings 14. Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved. -Ann Douglas 
15. One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. - Michael Cibenko  16. Management by objectives works if you first, think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't. - Peter F. Drucker 
17. Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. - John Betjeman 18. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets 
of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
- Helen Keller 
19. There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. - Jill Churchill 20. The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. - Lao-tzu 
21. Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. - Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes)  22. When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power. - Alston Chase 
23. Humour is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain  24. Live. is a connect-the-dots puzzle: You have to wait until you're almost done before you can see what you've drawn. - Todd Ruthman 
25. Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy. 
- Henry Kissinger 
26. Television brings the average person more news than he wants to hear, more weather than he can do anything about and more sports than he has crackers and cheese to watch. -William Cannon 
27. Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit. - John Updike (In the Beauty or the Lilies)  28. There is no greater burden than great potential. 
- Charles M. Schulz 
29. If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. - Gertrude Stein  30. The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. - Lewis Grizzard
31. Every cynic is a sentimentalist under the skin. 
-Louis U Amour
32. An act of justice closes the book on a misdeed; an act of vengeance writes one of its own.               - Marilyn vos Savant in Parade 
33. The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. - B. B. King  34. If people don't like tailgaters, why do they buy bumper stickers? -Melanie Clark 
35. We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist. - Joseph Heller  36. Human instincts are hard-wired programming. 
- William Rotsler
37. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce  38. Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being. - Ken Burns
39. The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.  - Doug Engelbart  40. True power is knowing that you can, but you don't. - Juliet Alicia Jarvis 
41. Those who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do. 
- Terry Marchal 
42.Country music is three chords and the truth. 
- Harlan Howard 
43. If silence is golden, then speech is platinum. It spreads wisdom, dispels ignorance, ventilates grievances, stimulates curiosity, lightens the spirits and lessens the fundamental loneliness of the soul. 
- Jan Struther 
44. Time spend laughing is time spent with the gods. - ( Japanese proverb )
45. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. - Nathan Hale  46. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy 
47. I guess any team can have a bad century.
- Harvey Walken, former part-owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates
48. To much agreement kills a chat. 
- Eldridge Cleaver (Soul on Ice)
49. There are three ways to get something done; Do it yourself, employ someone or forbid your children to do it. - Monta Crane 50. If I get big laughs, I'm comedian. If I get little laughs, I'm a humorist. If I get no laughs, I'm a singer
- George Burns

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