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    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 Kant

    Pashuteh Yid

    “The whole world is waiting for Jews to be Jews.”

    -Reb Shlomo Carlebach


    “Stop making the ikar tafeil, and the tafeil ikar.”

    My dad O”H


    “Talking causes trouble, please excuse my silence.”

    My Grandfather ZT’L


    Better to be silent and thought stupid, than to talk, and remove all doubt.

    (I have no idea who said this originally).


    I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?

    Jean Kerr

    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.

    Mark Twain

    Whoever says money can’t buy you happiness obviously doesn’t know where to shop.



    “A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”

    -Bill Cosby

    “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

    -Albert Einstein

    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

    -Winston Churchill

    ” I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

    -Woody Allen

    ” Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

    -Mark Twain

    “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…


    “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)

    Pashuteh Yid

    “Once a feminist, always a feminist, and always looking for more trouble.”

    -Pashuteh Yid


    R’ Yirmiya

    “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”.


    “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”.

    Pashuteh Yid

    “No one goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s too crowded.”

    -Yogi Berra


    “a man is just about as happy as he decides he is going to be”

    abraham lincoln


    “My fellow citizens! Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.”

    – John Fitzgerald Kennedy


    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.”

    lammed hey

    A man without a plan is not a man.

    A shadchan with the initials TJ


    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 Smith


    “Adulthood is defined by the willingness to accept fell responsibility for where you are at in life; no longer blaming others or circumstances”

    –Joe Westbrook

    anon for this


    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.


    If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.


    With the economy sinking and times as tough as they are, some jewish girls are doing the unthinkable. They are actually marrying for love.


    “Only fools leave an inheritance”

    Resh Lakish

    “Sometimes the only thing more dangerous then a question is an answer!”

    Bais Yaakovs where Shindy lives.


    anon for this-

    Yours is even better, because it’s true!


    a woman without a man, is nothing


    Shtark, where does that quote come from?


    “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!


    jfem, he just said that to get your ire up. And you took the bait.


    Okay, you got me- but notice I asked a simple, polite question instead of going off on a rant.


    A man without a woman, is half man, and half ape.




    This is just for jewishfeminist02

    “The best MAN for the job is a woMAN”…


    a woman; without her, is nothing





    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”.

    anon for this


    Did you ever read the book of the same title?


    anon for this-

    No, although I heard of it. Is it a linguistics book?

    anon for this

    It’s a punctuation history and guide by Lynne Truss. I never read it either, just the reviews.


    “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 Tennyson


    jf02- chumash breishis says ki loy toiv ho’odom lvadoi, eeseh loy ezer knegdoy.

    posek hador


    98.7687545 % of things that happen were less than a one percent chance that they would happen.


    Amongst my most prized possesions are the words I never said


    The most important thing is to make the most important thing the most important thing…


    What you are,is G-d’s gift to you. What you MAKE OF YOURSELF is YOUR GIFT TO G-D.


    A balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand!


    You may be only one person in this world but you may also be the world to one person…


    It nice to be important but its MORE important to be nice!


    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.


    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 Berra


    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 Lincoln


    “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)


    “The best gift we as parents can give our children is to get along”

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