My Karma ran over your dogma.
Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny.
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out.
If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist?
If you make the world a little better, then you have accomplished a great deal.
The wages of sin are unreported.
Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.
There's a pinch of the madman in every great man.
One thing the inventors can't seem to get the bugs out of is fresh paint.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Most people rust out due to lack of challenge. Few people rust out due to overuse.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
I haven't a clue as to how my story will end. But that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don't conclude that the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?
J.F.K.--The Man and the Airport
What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body.
A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.
A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top .
Oh, come on. If you can't laugh at the walking dead, who can you laugh at?
I'm not worried about the bullet with my name on it... just the thousands out there marked 'Occupant.'
Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
Fools rush in where fools have been before.
Accident, n.: A condition in which presence of mind is good, but absence of body is better.
An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible.
All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.
Barnum was wrong - it's more like every 30 seconds.
All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere.
Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea.
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.
He's the kind of a guy who lights up a room just by flicking a switch.
All general statements are false.
Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.
He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Antonym, n.: The opposite of the word you're trying to think of.
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
Eat a live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
Don't worry if you're a kleptomaniac, you can always take something for it.
The words you speak today should be soft and tender. . . for tomorrow you may have to eat them.
Love is my Sword,Goodness my Armor,And Humor my Shield.
A slipping gear in your M203 grenade launcher can cause it to fire when you least expect it. This could make you very unpopular with what is left of your unit.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn't exist.
We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.
It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.
Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched.
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
"Mac, you ever been in love?""Marshal, I've been a bartender all my life."
It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
The engineer's first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Never lose hope.
If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.
Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand-in-hand.
Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
He is not deemed to give consent who is under a mistake.
An act against my will is not my act.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.
God put me on Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I'm so far behind I will never die!
Use the talents you possess -- for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.
The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass.
There are people who make things happen,those who watch what happens,and those who wonder what happened.
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest.
Don't be afraid to take one large step because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps.
If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking.
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
A healthy family is sacred territory.
Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
You know you're getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.
Ring the bells that still can ring.Forget your perfect offering.There is a crack in everything.That's how the light gets in.
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen, and some wonder 'What happened?'
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me.
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.
A fellow can't keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it.
Love is not blind, it sees more not less; But because it sees more it chooses to see less.
There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.
True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
Life's truest happiness is found in friendships we make along the way.
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
Vacation used to be a luxury, however, in today's world, it has become a necessity.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything
Cycology -- The science of propelling one's self through the environment to enhance well-being.
It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
He who ceases to learn cannot adequately teach.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight, very clean. When it arrives it is perfect. It puts itself in our hands. It hopes we learned something from yesterday.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Words lead to deeds.... They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.
What I said never changed anyone. What they understood did.
It's easy to get lost in thought if it's not familiar territory to you.
It is with a word as with an arrow - once let it loose and it does not return.
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
Life has no rehearsals, only performances.
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
The worst prison would be a closed heart.
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.
Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it.
If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?
Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.
Usability is like oxygen -- you never notice it until it is missing...
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
"Reality" is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
Never give advice...A wise man won't need itA fool won't heed it.
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
A library is an arsenal of liberty.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Courage atrophies from lack of use.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.
He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard deserves to be kicked by the foot.
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Smile -- It's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything.
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
If you listened hard enough the first time, you might have heard what I meant to say.
Everything you do or say is public relations.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
Watch your thoughts, they become words.Watch your words, they become actions.Watch your actions, they become habits.Watch your habits, they become your character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
If you fear change, leave it here.
We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend.
In the sixties, the world was normal and people took acid to make it weird. Nowadays the world is weird and people take prozac to make it normal.
Good seamanship is recovering from an incident at sea. Great seamanship is avoiding an incident at sea.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground....
Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
For the uncontrolled there is no wisdom. For the uncontrolled there is no concentration, and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful how can there ever be happiness?
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.