November 17, 2008 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #588676
I was thinking we start a thread about inspirational, funny, and interesting quotes.
I thought this quote to be appropriate, seeing that there’s been a lot of talk about science in here lately…
“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
-Immanuel KantNovember 17, 2008 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #1083546
“The whole world is waiting for Jews to be Jews.”
-Reb Shlomo CarlebachNovember 17, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #1083547
“Stop making the ikar tafeil, and the tafeil ikar.”
My dad O”HNovember 18, 2008 2:14 am at 2:14 am #1083548
“Talking causes trouble, please excuse my silence.”
My Grandfather ZT’LNovember 18, 2008 2:29 am at 2:29 am #1083549
Better to be silent and thought stupid, than to talk, and remove all doubt.
(I have no idea who said this originally).November 18, 2008 4:59 am at 4:59 am #1083550
I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
Forgiveness is giving up the possibility of a better past.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Whoever says money can’t buy you happiness obviously doesn’t know where to shop.
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“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
” I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
” Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing”
-Don’t remember who said this, I just remember this line as a kids…November 18, 2008 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #1083552
“People like you and I, though mortal of course, like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live. What I mean is that we never cease to stand like curious children before the great Mystery into which we were born.”
-Albert Einstein (excerpted from a letter he wrote to Otto Juliusberger in 1942)November 18, 2008 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #1083553
“Once a feminist, always a feminist, and always looking for more trouble.”
-Pashuteh YidNovember 18, 2008 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #1083554
“It is obvious we are right (halacha is like us), since we are older. and you are not right because you are children”
R’ Avahu (reply)
“Age is irrelevant, only logic counts”.November 18, 2008 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #1083555
“gee thanks, you ain’t lookin too hot yourself”
yogi berra, upon being told by Mayor LaGaurdia’s wife at a world series parade that he “was looking nice & cool today”.November 18, 2008 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #1083556
“No one goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s too crowded.”
-Yogi BerraNovember 18, 2008 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #1083557
“a man is just about as happy as he decides he is going to be”
abraham lincolnNovember 18, 2008 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1083558
Charles R. DarwinMember
“My fellow citizens! Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.”
– John Fitzgerald KennedyNovember 19, 2008 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1083559
I dont know who said them but their still great quotes:
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
“To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.”
“Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.”
“The best things come when you least expect them to.”
“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.”
“Life is an oppurtunity.”November 19, 2008 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #1083560
A man without a plan is not a man.
A shadchan with the initials TJNovember 19, 2008 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1083561
Some Nautical Quotes:
– Horatio Nelson
“Don’t give up the ship”
– James Lawrence
“I have not yet begun to fight”
– John Paul Jones
– Edward John SmithNovember 19, 2008 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #1083562
“Adulthood is defined by the willingness to accept fell responsibility for where you are at in life; no longer blaming others or circumstances”
–Joe WestbrookNovember 19, 2008 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #1083563
How about “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance,” the last words of Union General John Sedgewick, before he was killed by a confederate sharpshooter.November 19, 2008 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1083564
If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.November 19, 2008 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1083565
With the economy sinking and times as tough as they are, some jewish girls are doing the unthinkable. They are actually marrying for love.November 19, 2008 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1083566
“Only fools leave an inheritance”
“Sometimes the only thing more dangerous then a question is an answer!”
Bais Yaakovs where Shindy lives.November 19, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #1083568
anon for this-
Yours is even better, because it’s true!November 20, 2008 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #1083570
a woman without a man, is nothingNovember 20, 2008 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #1083571
Shtark, where does that quote come from?November 20, 2008 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #1083572
“I am not perfect, you are not perfect and that is perfect”
Don’t know the source, but it’s good to remember when posting!November 20, 2008 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1083573
jfem, he just said that to get your ire up. And you took the bait.November 20, 2008 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #1083574
Okay, you got me- but notice I asked a simple, polite question instead of going off on a rant.November 20, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #1083575
A man without a woman, is half man, and half ape.November 20, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #1083576
jFO2: ITS A KNOWN QUOTE THROUGHOUT THE VELTNovember 21, 2008 12:02 am at 12:02 am #1083577
This is just for jewishfeminist02
“The best MAN for the job is a woMAN”…November 21, 2008 12:07 am at 12:07 am #1083578
a woman; without her, is nothingNovember 21, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am #1083579
That line is from an English teacher’s joke which is used to illustrate the importance of punctuation:
The words used are “Woman without her man is nothing”.
Man’s punctuation – “Woman, without her man, is nothing.”
Woman’s punctuation – “Woman: without her, man is nothing.”
Similiar to the panda’s diet joke of “eats shoots and leaves”.November 21, 2008 2:49 am at 2:49 am #1083580
Did you ever read the book of the same title?November 21, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #1083581
anon for this-
No, although I heard of it. Is it a linguistics book?November 21, 2008 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #1083582
It’s a punctuation history and guide by Lynne Truss. I never read it either, just the reviews.November 21, 2008 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #1083583
“It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And though we are not now that strength which in old days
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will;
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
Frasier Crane – Final Episode – Written By Alfred TennysonNovember 21, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm #1083584
jf02- chumash breishis says ki loy toiv ho’odom lvadoi, eeseh loy ezer knegdoy.November 23, 2008 4:16 am at 4:16 am #1083585
98.7687545 % of things that happen were less than a one percent chance that they would happen.November 23, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1083586
Amongst my most prized possesions are the words I never saidNovember 23, 2008 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1083587
The most important thing is to make the most important thing the most important thing…November 23, 2008 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #1083588
What you are,is G-d’s gift to you. What you MAKE OF YOURSELF is YOUR GIFT TO G-D.November 23, 2008 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #1083589
A balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand!November 23, 2008 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #1083590
You may be only one person in this world but you may also be the world to one person…November 23, 2008 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1083591
It nice to be important but its MORE important to be nice!November 23, 2008 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1083592
I read Eats, Shoots and Leaves; I have a paperback copy sitting on my bookshelf back in America. It’s a great book; highly entertaining as well as informative.
labochur, I have learned Bereshit and spent a good deal of time on the “ezer k’negdo” portion. I’m not sure why you mention this pasuk- do you think this is a proof that man is nothing without woman, or the other way around? Either way, I don’t think it holds much water. “Lo tov” is not the same thing as saying “man will be nothing alone.” I am a feminist, but that does not mean c’v that I think women are better than men (as some people assume; I don’t know where these misconceptions about feminism originate!) So I’m not a fan of people who turn it around and say “man needs woman, man is nothing without woman, women do all the work and men take the credit.” On the contrary, I believe that both men and women are necessary in this world to balance each other out (hence the ezer k’negdo.) I have heard all these quotations before, like “behind every great man is a great woman” but my problem with this is that it puts women very much behind the scenes and also belittles men’s accomplishments, neither of which I would ever want to insinuate. Actually, there are certain streams of radical feminism which actually believe the world would be a better place without men; they just haven’t figured out how to eliminate the troublesome issue of procreation! I categorically distance myself from these radical feminists and would never want to be associated with them or their belief systems.November 24, 2008 3:02 am at 3:02 am #1083593
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
All pitchers are liars or crybabies.
Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.
How can you think and hit at the same time?
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.
I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
I never said most of the things I said.
I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.
I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.
I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.
If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
In baseball, you don’t know nothing.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
It ain’t over till it’s over.
It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.
It gets late early out there.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
It’s like deja-vu, all over again.
It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.
So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.
The future ain’t what it used to be.
The only color I don’t have is navy brown.
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.
We have deep depth.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.
You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
Yogi BerraNovember 24, 2008 3:21 am at 3:21 am #1083594
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Everybody likes a compliment.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Abraham LincolnNovember 24, 2008 3:27 am at 3:27 am #1083595
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” !! – Maya Angelou
“We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
(esp. appropro re: our kids!)
“Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller
“There are two ingredients for raising wonderful children: fifty percent tefillah and fifty percent shalom bayis” – R. Nachman of Breslov (Mishpacha Magazine last week)November 24, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am #1083598
“The best gift we as parents can give our children is to get along”
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