"Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York you're Jewish.

If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish." -- Lenny Bruce "G~d could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -- Yiddish Proverb "Old friends, like old wines, ONLY GET MORE flavor." -- Yiddish Proverb "Don't look for more honor than your learning merits." -- Yiddish Proverb "First mend yourself, and then mend others." -- Yiddish Proverb "A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right." -- Yiddish Proverb "Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds." -- Yiddish Proverb "One old friend is better than two new ones." -- Yiddish Proverb "What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth." -- Yiddish proverb "The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks." -- Yiddish Proverb "You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails." -- Yiddish proverb

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"As you teach, you learn." -- Yiddish Proverb "Behind every successful Jew stands a bigot who could not stop him." -- Sam Levenson "A half-truth is a whole lie." -- Yiddish Proverb "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist." -- Sam Levenson "Our faith is grounded in our Jewish tradition. We believe we're from the House of David. We believe we're from the House of Abraham, so we cannot hate our own." -- James Caviezel "I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how." -- Lionel Blue "There are more important things in life than money. The trouble is they all cost money." -- Sam Levenson "You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose." -- Mary Antin "War doesn't prove who is right; only who is left." -- Sam Levenson "I'm so proud of being Jewish. Are you kidding? That's how I was raised." -- Dyan Cannon "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." -- Albert Einstein 2

"It seemed ironic that Lowell Levine and I, who were both Jewish, were going over to identify the remains of a man who was so anti-Semitic." -- Michael Baden "The U.N. has been as effective against war as foghorns have been against Fog." -- Sam Levenson The Six-Day War With more and more papers being declassified, some light has just been shed on the real reason the Israelis won the Six-Day War. It seems all the equipment was rented for one week. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx. "I have an inferiority complex, it's just not a very good one." Anonymous. "Don't judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors." -- Yiddish Proverb "The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault." -- Henry Kissinger "I'm not afraid of dying - I just don't want to be there when it happens!" -- Woody Allen "One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world." --Jewish Proverb 3

"Don't be so humble - you are not that great." -- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat "The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks." -- Yiddish Proverb "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." -- Albert Einstein When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: "They want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits." -- Albert Einstein "It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore." -- Golda Meir "A wise man hears one word and understands two." Yiddish Proverb "I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed, even if it is in the middle of the night. When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed, there will be peace." -- Golda Meir "A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal." -- Yiddish Proverb "I don't believe in mathematics." -- Albert Einstein

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"Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. " -- Golda Meir "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." -- Albert Einstein "I don't want to become immortal through my work. I want to become immortal through not dying." -- Woody Allen "A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right." -- Yiddish Proverb "We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative..." -- Golda Meir "When you teach your son, you teach your son's son." --The Talmud "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." -- Albert Einstein "If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the Poor could make a wonderful living." -- Yiddish Proverb "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein "What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth." -- Yiddish proverb "The Two-Minute Haggadah" Opening prayers rapidly :

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25. 3. Life was bitter. Whoever finds it gets $4. then it was morning. Religious child . When we left Egypt. The story of Passover: It's a long time ago. Hungry people get to slouch.) Dip the egg ( remove shell first ) Overview: Once we were slaves in Egypt. There was no time for making decent bread. We're slaves in Egypt. (Drink wine. What's with the dipping of the herbs? 4. What's this whole slouching at the table business? Answers: 1. Silent child . like horseradish. Simple child . We escape. Pharaoh is a nightmare. It's called symbolism. the Egyptians aren't so lucky. 6 .explain Passover.explain Passover loudly.Thank G~d for creating wine. 2. What's the deal with horseradish? 3. these five rabbis talked all night. Four questions: 1. (Heat soup now. We cry out for help.have the child explain it to you. enjoy several years without being persecuted again. G~d brings plagues upon the Egyptians.) Thanks for creating produce. What's up with the matzah? 2. get a new temple. Speaking of children: We hid some matzah. 4. (Eat parsley. That's why we're doing this. Now we're free. G~d parts the Red Sea. bake some matzah. We wander 40 years in the desert. Now tell a funny story: Once. wind up in Israel.) The four kinds of children and how to deal with them: Wise child . we were in a hurry.explain Passover slowly. We make it through. eat manna. get the Torah.

and do it all again tomorrow night." -.) The 10 Plagues: Blood. If he'd parted the Red Sea ." -. The singing of "Dayenu": If G~d had gotten us out of Egypt and not punished our enemies. Take a few more sips of way too sweet red wine. If he'd punished our enemies and not parted the Red Sea.. count your teeth. oh. it would've been enough. "The Egyptians could run to Egypt . Dayenu.Golda Meir "Not everything that counts can be counted." -. don't lose their flavor." --Jewish Proverb 7 .Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton "When a thief kisses you. Again thank G~d for everything. it would've been enough. Slouch. The only place we could run was into the sea. like old wines.(Remove gefilte fish from refrigerator now.Albert Einstein "Old friends." -. and not everything that can be counted counts... Frogs.(Let brisket cool now... the Syrians into Syria.lessens the appetite..) Eat more matzah.Yiddish Proverb "The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax. and before we did that we might as well fight. Dayenu! Dayenu. Lice ..you can name all the bad stuff before you have dinner.

" -. no matter how insignificant." -. and as far as they are certain.. but it requires a special genius to formulate them 8 . and a race that has made its own life apart and irreconcilable. they are not certain. are separate from ourselves by a greater gulf than divides us from Sura or Bactra of the most distant Indies. is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal." -." -. they do not refer to reality. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights.. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been revealed." -. Every Jew.Philostratus .The Life of Apollonius of Tyana. but against humanity. that cannot share with the rest of mankind in the pleasure of the table nor join in their libations or prayers or sacrifices." -. It is the most perpetual people of the earth. Chutzpah is doing the same thing wearing a Mickey Mouse hat."We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.Woody Allen "Certainly.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. 3rd Century CE Teacher "On the plus side.Albert Einstein "For the Jews have long been in revolt not only against the Romans..Anonymous "Energy is the basis of everything. the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place.. But we cannot be sure.Albert Einstein "One definition of courage is the willingness of a person to stand up for his beliefs in the face of great odds. death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Not from his feet to be walked on." -.for the first time. but from the side to be equal. accepted the Jewish conviction that there is only one G~d. both divine and human. of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the foundation of justice. Not from his head to be superior.Paul Johnson (Christian historian. author of A History of the Jews and A History of Christianity) "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.T." -. that is so unthinkable. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law. of the individual conscience and so a personal redemption. 186 "Be very careful if you make a woman cry." -.Albert Einstein "I'm Jewish. Under the arm to be protected.Talmud "G~d does not play dice with the Universe. Today it is polytheism that is so difficult to understand. and next to the heart to be loved. The Jews had this gift.Joan Rivers "If we were forced to choose just one.Albert Einstein "Mankind. of the sanctity of life and the dignity of human person. The Ancient World." -. because G~d counts her tears. there would be no way to deny that Judaism is the most important 9 . and many other items which constitute the basic moral furniture of the human mind." -. Christian and Muslim. East and West." . Grover. If G~d had intended me to bend over.R. The woman came out of a man's rib. Without Jews it might have been a much emptier place. of collective conscience and so of social responsibility. I don't work out. p. he'd have put diamonds on the floor.

intellectual development in human history.Woody Allen "So prominent was the Jewish role in the foreign commerce of Europe that those nations that received the Jews gained and the countries that excluded them lost in the volume of international trade. The Story of Civilization ." -. You know full well you are not watching the 10 . If you go to a synagogue. (New York: Simon & Shuster. From Alexander to Cleopatra: the Hellenistic World "There are worse things in life than death. if you're married. which not only survived intact." The genius responded.. and." -. through our children we reveal our reality. "What are you watching when you sit on a hillside in the late afternoon as the colors turn from yellow to orange and red and finally darkness?" He answered. but subsequently gave birth to Christianity as well.Will Durant. 1953) A renowned genius once asked a student." -.David Gelernter. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?" -.. "You are watching the sunset. owing to the gigantic influence exerted throughout subsequent ages by their religion. In a church. someone is always asking if you're alone.Michael Grant. the demonstration that this was so proved one of the most significant turning points in Greek history." -.Peter Malkin "The Jews proved not only unassimilated. but inassimilable. in a hundred years no one would ask. "That is what is wrong with our age. To Kindle A Soul p.The Reformation. Yale University Professor "In the facades we put on for others we demonstrate our potential.Lawrence Kelemen. 195 "I spent a lot of time in churches." -.

"The Jewish Self" "There are only two ways to live your life." .Albert Einstein "The brief legal emancipation of Jews during the Napoleonic wars released unparalleled economic.Amos Elon.sun set. It was though a high dam had suddenly been breached. 2002) "Five Jewish men influenced the history of Western civilization: Moses said the law is everything. Einstein said everything is relative. You are watching the world turn. and some do not. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -.Prime Minister of Great Britain 11 . One is as though nothing is a miracle.Jeremy Kagan.Bishop Ruediger . The Pity of It All .Winston Churchill .Anonymous "Wishing to make Speyer into a city. the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world." -. they do not refer to reality. Freud said sex is everything. professional." -." -." -.A portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743 -1933 (New York: Picador. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are. Marx said capital is everything. Jesus said love is everything.Huozmann – 1084 "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. beyond any question. I thought to increase its honor a thousand fold by bringing in the Jews. and as far as they are certain. they are not certain.Albert Einstein "Some people like the Jews. and cultural energies." -.

He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. He is the embodiment of eternity. Commentary to Mishlei 4:13 ear Rabbi. whose oppressors and persecutors only suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?! The Jew . printed in Jewish World periodical.is the symbol of eternity. 1908) "The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits..." -. burned and drowned..What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed. persecuted. Is this nitpicking what Jews all spirituality? (I actually already sent you this question over a week ago and didn't receive a reply. A people such as this can never disappear.What is the Jew?. what is the right way to tie my shoelaces? It seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae. and who. pg.Leo Tolstoy (What is the Jew? quoted in The Final Resolution." .Vilna Goan. 189. Why does the Jewish religion seem to obsess over insignificant details? How much matza do we have to eat.. What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world. which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat. . continues to live and to flourish. despite their anger and their fury. The Jew is eternal. Could it be that you have finally been asked a question that you can't answer?!) Rob 12 .

the message gets to the right destination. Jewish practices have infinite depth. And every dot counts.T. If you want to understand the symbolism of the dot."Rabbi's Answer: " Dear Rob. study it. because after all. I sent a reply immediately. That dot has meaning far beyond the pixels on the screen that form it. study I. I figured that you should still receive the email. and you did get the answer. But it happens to be that I did answer your question. You see. I never claimed to have all the answers. When they are performed with precision. without it. it's not as if I wrote the wrong name or something drastic like that! Would anyone be so nitpicky as to differentiate between "yahoocom" and " yahoo. To me it may seem insignificant. It represents something. it is only one little dot missing. If you want to understand the symbolism of Judaism. Rabbi 13 . but I wrote your email address leaving out the "dot" before the "com". Because the dot is not just a dot. a spiritual vibration is emailed throughout the universe. the message is lost to oblivion. I mean come on. The fact that you didn't receive it is itself the answer to your question. All I know is that with the dot. All the best. all the way to G~d's inbox. but that is simply due to my ignorance of the ways of the web.com"? Isn't it a bit ridiculous that you didn't get my email just because of a little dot? No. Each nuance and detail contains a world of symbolism. it's not ridiculous. There are many questions that are beyond me. I sent you a reply.

Intolerance without cause.Golda Meir "Among those who stand. fools speak of what they know.Rabbi Menachem Mendle "A bird that you set free may be caught again. among those who weep. But intolerance of another being who dares to exist." -. but a word that escapes your lips will not return. Not the intolerance that results from any threat or danger."A bird that you set free may be caught again. but a word that escapes your lips will not return. do not weep. because every human being secretly desires the entire universe to himself." -." -. It is so deep within us.Minchas Shabbos Pirkei Avos 3:18 / Ethics Of The Fathers "Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. To care for each other simple because that 'other' exists. Our only way out is to learn compassion without cause. emotional and physical fatigue and incredible financial sacrifice beyond comprehension. do not stand. do not sit. do not laugh." -.Jewish Proverb "Intelligent people know of what they speak. 14 .Yiddish Proverb "The Best Bar Mitzvah Invitation Ever" It is with great stress.Jewish Proverb Intolerance lies at the core of evil." -. Among those who laugh." -. among those who sit.

. please skip the kiddush (it's just cookies and cake) and join us instead for the ostentatious evening meal (Kosher. or you will be billed for $210. Birchwood Country Club Westport . Connecticut 06880 at the ungodly hour of 9 am Even though you don't really need to be there until 10:20am to catch the real action. May 12th (yes we realize it's Mother's Day Weekend) Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Road Westport . Please RSVP as soon as you get this and not the day before the cut-off date.00 a plate if you are a no-show. or contains 15 . If you make it through the 3 hour service. (not 8 PM. my husband's idea). CT 06880 (which we had to join just for this event and you would not believe the initiation fees) Please have the courtesy of showing up if you RSVP that you are attending. I can't take the stress. Saturday.that we invite you to join us as our wonderful son Jacob Adam is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. which starts at 7 PM. The gift of choice is either green. or you will miss out on the 2000 canapes).

1. vol.Yiddish Proverb "Do you know what it's like to preach to a white audience? I invented a pill called 'Preach-agra. then the non-Jew will make Havdalah for him (by making the Jew realize he is truly different).Yiddish Proverb "If a Jew doesn't make Kiddush (to sanctify himself by maintaining a distinctly Jewish lifestyle).Gary Ackerman "It's not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small.' It keeps the audience erect during services. pg 46) When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: "If they want to see me.a routing and account number." -." -.R' Chaim of Volozhin "A pessimist.Albert Einstein "A mother understands what a child does not say. but how much or how little you are with what you have. here I am. open my closet and show them my suits. confronted with two bad choices.Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Horeb." -. If they want to see my clothes. " Hope you can make it! Lisa and David XXXX Dress: Black Tie optional Theme: 007 James Bond Kippot and Matching Eye Patch will be provided Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher standard which sometimes we take great pride in. chooses both." -." -." 16 ." -.

1963. its theology.' The author has deliberately attempted to write this book in a secular spirit.-. that means that Jews refuse to accept criticism and will not listen to corrective advise. 17 .Carlyle B Heynes in The Bible. Oxford University (History of the Jews..Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Tomashov (the Kotzker Rebbe) "This one book (the Bible) . illustrative." . Practically speaking. he has been saved from disaster in a manner.Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.Albert Einstein "The preservation of the Jew was certainly not casual. a higher immanence" . p. New York.. Time after time in his history. author of Kosher Sex. An immense bulk of the world's literature owes its origin to this book.Cecil Roth. 424) "I have already explained with clear proofs that the soul is the dominant factor in the nature of the Jew. he does not think that his readers can fail to see in it. For example. which cannot be described excepting as 'providential. has attracted to it. its chronology." . on every page. vastly more thought and has called forth more works. being stiff-necked is one of the bad qualities that Jews have. its meaning. based on the recognition of a Higher Power in human affairs. apologetic. its geography. its evidences. than all the rest of the literature of the world put together. upon its text. This is in fact because they are not essentially materialistic. moreover. explanatory. He has endured through the power of a certain ideal. The wise man will spend his main efforts in trying to make his future home the more beautiful one. To keep your balance you must keep moving. and had concentrated on it. its inspiration. to Al Sharpton "Death is merely moving from one home to another. its origin. Is it a True Book "Life is like riding a bicycle." -.

1609) "Imagination is more important than knowledge. the Rabbis say (Talmud . Wilson. A Bar mitzvah is defined as the day when a Jewish boy comes to realize that he is more likely to own a professional sports team than he is to play for one. so apparent that mention of it is almost trite.Beitzah 25b) that they are the most aggressive and pushy people. John A. Irwin" Jewish proverb: "A Jewish wife will forgive and forget. 1526 ..Maharal of Prague (Rabbi Yehuda Loewe. Frankfort." .One may raise the question whether any other single contribution from whatever source since human culture emerged from the stone age has had the far reaching effect upon history that Israel in this regard has exerted both through the mediums of Christianity and Islam and directly through the world of Jewish thinkers themselves" .. Another of life's mysteries is when a Jewish woman hangs something in her wardrobe for a while and it shrinks two sizes! The trouble with some Jewish women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him. Thorkild Jacobsen.Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton: ? Israel's great achievement.from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man.. Further." One of life's mysteries . but she'll never forget what she forgave.Only something which is materialistic is readily altered. 18 .how a 2Ib box of chocolates can make a Jewish woman gain 5lb. was Monotheism." -. by H. It was an achievement that transformed subsequent history. William A. A. Consequently Jews are very resistant to change and will not accept the advise of others. and H.

when it skipped to Spain.Minchas Shabbos Pirkei Avos 3:18 / Ethics Of The Fathers "The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization.will always find the means for its existence. the Jewish center was in Babylon. when the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward the Old 19 .Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Tomashov (the Kotzker Rebbe) "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. all that is written should not be published. there again were the Jews. -. The rise of the United States to the leading world power found Judaism focused there.Albert Einstein "All that is thought should not be said. all that is said should not be written. When in the Middle Ages the center of civilization moved into Central Europe. and the Jews were at its crossroads.Lionel Blue "Intelligent people know of what they speak. In the heyday of Rome.which speculates upon the labor of people . And now." -.Mikhail Bakunin "There is a striking point that runs through Jewish history as a whole." -. today.Albert Einstein "At infant school. When power shifted eastward. and not everything that can be counted counts." -. the Jewish and Christian children compared what their parents and grandparents had told them about each other. the Jews were close to the Empire's center. the Jews were waiting for it in Germany and Poland. all that is published should not be read." -.Not everything that counts can be counted." -. and where this exists. Western civilization was born in the Middle East. fools speak of what they know. there the parasitic Jewish nation .

If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism. pg. which is almost the most ancient in the world.Theodore Bikel "I'm not afraid of dying ." . then this 20 . I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist." -. timidity and fear. most Jews are but recent new-comers to their respective lands of residence.Lionel Blue "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. I was fed up with Jewish weakness.World and the East rises to renewed importance. 9 (Heb. theatre and concerts." ." -. TV. we are surprised to see that this Nation. As a result of the relentless persecutions and forced expulsions. Ninety percent of the Jewish people have lived in their new homes for no more than 50 or 60 years! (The Jewish People) are dispersed throughout over 100 lands on all five continents. is in truth the youngest in terms of the land under its feet and the sky above its head. New York: HarperCollins. I do not resent the label. 1989 "I didn't want to be on the losing side. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering.Professor Huston Smith The Religious of Man. I was sickened by our sad songs.Leschzinsky "The Jewish Dispersion".) "I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other..Woody Allen "When we scan the Diaspora of Jewry over the entire globe and throughout the entire civilized world.Albert Einstein "Despite a large body of work in films.. there again are the Jews in Israel.I just don't want to be there when it happens!" -." -. except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general.

" -." -.Theodore Bikel "I started to get giddy on Fritz the Cat. when I suddenly was able to get a pig that was a cop." -. and I thought. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.encounter. may happen. this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever. the members of my people. Oh my G~d! A Jewish pig? These were major steps forward. and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren.Gary Ackerman "Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person. But it is mine. and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict." -. deeper than any theology. Agnon "I mean to say. how I ever got into this dreadful trade.Shmuel Y.Al Alvarez "There was a special examination for the Jewish candidates.Lionel Blue "What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.Ralph Bakshi "Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism." -. of course: a nine-year-old Jewish child had to answer questions that a thirteen-year-old 21 ." -. and this particular other pig was Jewish.Daniel Barenboim "We have some Jewish members of Congress. not a lot but there's a bunch of us." -.

" -.A. authority on Shakespeare "Many wise words are spoken in jest. future.Harold Brodkey "The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside . Irish Author 22 . spring.A.new. adventure. even on those new paths which we opened up without their aid.Gentile was hardly expected to answer. time. progress." -.Mary Antin If there is any honour in all the world that I should like. He is the religious source. French publicist.Sam Levenson "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire. hope. A. individual. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. in my case. history. surprise. and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions.pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here. Most of our best words." -. in fact ." -. faith. unique. it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen. Leroy Beaulieu. vocation. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they easily caught up with us. an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events . person." -." -.Thomas Cahill.our outlook and our inner life." -. justice are the gifts of the Jews. freedom. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. 1842 "So an autobiography about death should include. and has illumined with it the entire world. but they don't compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest. spirit.L Rowse.Leo Tolstoy "It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the walls of the Ghetto.

Paul Johnson... American Historian "As long as the world lasts." -. I would see these Japanese and Chinese faces being clearly moved.. and their preservation was foretold. these still exist. and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over such a long spell of years. and any modern man who has not learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think at all.. This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has also lasted for a singular long time. French Mathematician "The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity. however. They have always been preserved. of Sparta..Theodore Bikel "One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has taught Christians to think like Jews. My encounter with this people amazes me." -. as their historians testify. separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called the Jewish people.Blaise Pascal. stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose. both divine and man made.. despite the efforts of so many powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out." -.." -. former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a member of the House of Lords "It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar people.. therefore. Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so long ago."Half of my audience was not only not Jewish. The Jews. they were not Caucasian.William Rees-Mogg. all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense 23 .. For whereas the people of Greece and Italy.

Jewish. British poet and critic "As he thinks in his heart. My grandmother jumped overboard. lest you be eaten up. Crossing over from Bavaria.for righteousness most glowing and strongest... so he is. don't be bitter." -. My grandfather followed." -. Arabs celebrate the deed. the ship started to sink." -. of course. unless. but that doesn't make him a rabbi.. will not live to see the good. my grandmother." -. to save this girl he 24 .. lest you be spewed out.Matthew Arnold. when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do.Theodore Bikel "He that can't endure the bad." -.Yiddish Proverb "The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and a skullcap will not bar a man from the White House.." -. as immigrants to the United States.Sam Levenson "But. the man is Jewish.Yiddish Proverb "A goat also has a beard." -.Yiddish Proverb "But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.Yiddish Proverb "Don't be sweet.Jules Farber "A wise man hears one word and understands two." -." -. I am indeed a Jewish artist.Theodore Bikel "My grandfather was Catholic.

He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! " -. the man is Jewish.Yiddish curse "Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses." -." -. many of them were Jewish kids.Theodore Bikel "A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms.Michael Chabon "I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor." -." -.Jules Farber 25 .had never met. and the creators of all these golden age comic books." -." -.Judith Butler "A half-truth is a whole lie.Golda Meir The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House." -.Yiddish Proverb "May gypsies camp out in your belly and steal your guts one by one. of course.Emanuel Celler "There was a Jewish element to all that. unless.

" -." -. never to shave on Saturday." -." -.Yiddish Proverb "What you don't see with your eyes.» ALbert EINSTEIN ( 1879. -. Taught never to marry a Gentile woman.Yiddish Proverb 26 .1955 ) "I was raised in the Jewish tradition.Yiddish Proverb Jewish Quote du Jour "Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors. and most especially.1955 ) "If not for fear.Yiddish Proverb "Do not meet troubles half-way.Woody Allen « Il est hélas devenu évident aujourd'hui que notre technologie a dépassé notre humanité.Je suis réellement un homme quand mes sentiments.» ALbert EINSTEIN ( 1879.Yiddish Proverb "Wear a SMILE all day just because." -. mes pensées et mes actes n'ont qu'une finalité : celle de la communauté et de son progrès. never to shave a Gentile woman on Saturday. don't invent with your mouth. sin would be sweet.

" -. but couldn't You choose somebody else for a change?" -. do it outside. the poor would make a very nice living." -." -.Yiddish Proverb "Look for the good. not the evil.Shalom Aleichem "If the rich could hire the poor to die for them." -." My Jewish mother taught me RELIGION. "If you're going to kill each other. in the conduct of members of the family." -.but don't rush to pick him up either. I just finished cleaning." -.Yiddish Proverb "G~d.Yiddish Proverb "Don't open a shop unless you know how to smile. 27 .Yiddish Proverb "Things My Jewish Mother Taught Me" My Jewish mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE."Worries go down better with soup than without." -.Yiddish Proverb "Not to have felt pain is not to have been human." -.Yiddish Proverb "Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors. I know we are Your chosen people.Yiddish Proverb "Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.Yiddish Proverb "Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall .

"Stop acting like your father!" My Jewish mother taught me about ENVY." 28 . in case you're in an accident." My Jewish mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS." My Jewish mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "Just wait until we get home. "Because I said so." My Jewish mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."You better pray that will come out of the carpet. "If I told you once." My Jewish mother taught me FORESIGHT. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes." My Jewish mother taught me LOGIC. "Make sure you wear clean underwear. you're not going to the store with me. that's why. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone." My Jewish mother taught me MORE LOGIC. they are going to freeze that way." My Jewish mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!" My Jewish mother taught me about STAMINA. I've told you a million times-don't exaggerate!" My Jewish mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION." My Jewish mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

Yiddish Proverb "Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys." And the most enduring one: My Jewish mother taught me about JUSTICE.My Jewish mother taught me ESP." -. you'll never grow up. "One day you'll have kids." My Jewish mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. and I hope they turn out just like you!" "When two divorced people marry.Yiddish Proverb "You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money. "When you get to be my age. "You're just like your father. "Put your sweater on." My Jewish mother taught me GENETICS. "If you don't eat your vegetables." -." -. four people get into bed.Yiddish Proverb "Anyone who teases you loves you." My Jewish mother taught me WISDOM. you'll understand." -.Yiddish Proverb 29 . don't you think I know when you are cold?" My Jewish mother taught me DARK HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes. don't come running to me.

" -." -." -. like old wines.Yiddish Proverb "First mend yourself.Yiddish Proverb "Don't look for more honor than your learning merits." Haklı olduğunda ağzını kapatanlara “kahraman” denir. -." -. Moses said the law is everything. you must go under. ONLY GET MORE flavor." -.Yiddish Proverb "Old friends. "The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax. Marx said capital is everything. Jesus said love is everything. Einstein said everything is relative.Yiddish Proverb "A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.Albert Einstein "If you can't go over." -. and then mend others. Freud said sex is everything.Yiddish Proverb "Never trust people who tell you all their troubles but keep from you all their joys.Yiddish Proverb 30 .Five Jewish men who influenced the history of Western civilization.

" Gözünle görmediğini. konuşan bir aptaldan daha çok şey söyler.Yiddish Proverb "What you don't see with your eyes. ama yelkenleri ayarlayabilirsin. says more than the fool when he speaks." -." Eski bir arkadaş.Yiddish Proverb "One old friend is better than two new ones.Yiddish Proverb "You can't control the wind.be wise in deeds. but you can adjust your sails.Yiddish proverb "As you teach. ağzınla icat etme -." Rüzgari kontrol edemezsin."Do not be wise in words ." Sessiz kalan akıllı bir insan. you learn. -. don't invent with your mouth." Söylediklerinle değil.Yiddish proverb "The wise man. -. even when he holds his tongue.Yiddish Proverb 31 . yaptıklarınla akıllı ol -. iki yeniden iyidir -.

Yiddish Proverb "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. -." Hayatta paradan daha önemli şeyler var.Sam Levenson 32 . We believe we're from the House of David.Lionel Blue "There are more important things in life than money.Sam Levenson "A half-truth is a whole lie." Sıkılı bir yumrukla el sıkışamazasın -. para gerektirmeleri -. The trouble is they all cost money."Behind every successful Jew stands a bigot who could not stop him.James Caviezel "I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. We believe we're from the House of Abraham." -.Sam Levenson "Our faith is grounded in our Jewish tradition." -." Her başarılı Yahudinin arkasında. Tek sorun. so we cannot hate our own. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how." -. onu durdurmayı başaramayan bir bağnaz vardır.

only who is left." -. your heart heavy about that matter of your nose.Michael Baden "The U. kimin hayatta kaldığını gösterir. some light has just been shed on the real reason 33 ." -. -.Dyan Cannon "Intellectuals solve problems.Mary Antin "War doesn't prove who is right." -. kimin haklı olduğunu göstermez.Albert Einstein "It seemed ironic that Lowell Levine and I."You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children. Are you kidding? That's how I was raised. who were both Jewish. were going over to identify the remains of a man who was so anti-Semitic.Sam Levenson The Six-Day War With more and more papers being declassified. geniuses prevent them. has been as effective against war as foghorns have been against Fog.Sam Levenson "I'm so proud of being Jewish." Savaşın sonu.N." -." -.

" Ünlü bir insan olmanın faydası şudur: İnsanları sıksanız bile. -." Groucho Marx.Yiddish Proverb "The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault. sadece bu gerçekleştiğinde orada olmak istemem. -.the Israelis won the Six-Day War. Inside of a dog. Gizli belgeler açıklandıkça İsraillilerin 6 gün savaşını neden kazandıkları konusu açıklığa kavuşmaktadır. kendi hataları olduğunu düşünürler. "Don't judge a man by the words of his mother. "I have an inferiority complex. it's too dark to read. ekipmanları yalnızca bir haftalığına kiralamışlar! "Outside of a dog." Bir insanı yargılamak için annesini değil.I just don't want to be there when it happens!" Ölmekten korkmuyorum. Anlaşılan. a book is a man's best friend. listen to the comments of his neighbors.Henry Kissinger "I'm not afraid of dying . it's just not a very good one." Anonymous.Woody Allen 34 . It seems all the equipment was rented for one week. -. komşularını dinle.

" Çok mütevazi olmayın.Albert Einstein When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: "They want to see me. says more than the fool when he speaks. Alman Büyükelçisi ile görüşmesi için giysilerini değiştirmesini söylediğinde Albert Einstein’ın cevabı: Beni görmek istiyorlarsa. işte karşılarındayım. open my closet and show them my suits." Yaşamın en büyük muammalarından biri.Yiddish Proverb "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." -. -."One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. o kadar da büyük bir insan değilsiniz. görsünler." Karısı. kızınla evlenmeyi hak edecek kadar iyi olmayan bir adamın. here I am.Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat "The wise man. dünyanın en akıllı çocuğun babası olmasıdır. Elbiselerimi görmek istiyorlarsa. even when he holds his tongue. dolabımı açalım.you are not that great.Albert Einstein 35 . -. If they want to see my clothes." -. --Jewish Proverb "Don't be so humble .

Albert Einstein 36 . bana haber verilmesi için talimat verdim. -. -. Bir Mısırlı saker öldüğünde Naser de uyandırılmak istediği zaman barış olacaktır. -. When President Nasser leaves instructions that he is to be awakened in the middle of the night if an Egyptian soldier is killed.Golda Meir "A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal. iki kelime anlar." Doğrudur ki tüm savaşlarımızı kazandık." -. Yiddish Proverb "I have given instructions that I be informed every time one of our soldiers is killed." Bir askerimiz öldüğünde." Bir insan.Yiddish Proverb "I don't believe in mathematics. hiç çalmaya fırsatı olmadığı için dürüst sayılamaz. We don't want victories anymore."It is true we have won all our wars. Ama büyük bedeller ödedik." Akıllı bir adam bir kelime duyar.Golda Meir "A wise man hears one word and understands two. but we have paid for them. even if it is in the middle of the night. Artık yeni zaferler istemiyoruz. there will be peace. gece yarısı bile olsa.

" -." -." Hayat.no alternative. To keep your balance you must keep moving." --The Talmud "Intellectuals solve problems.Golda Meir "Life is like riding a bicycle.Albert Einstein 37 . you teach your son's son." -. -. bir Yahudi için taşıyamayacağı bir lükstür.Golda Meir "When you teach your son. -... I want to become immortal through not dying. Dengede kalmak için hareket etmeye devam etmek gerekir. " Pesimistlik. bisiklete binmek gibidir.Albert Einstein "I don't want to become immortal through my work." -."Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. geniuses prevent them.Woody Allen "A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.Yiddish Proverb "We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon .

What's this whole slouching at the table business? Answers: 1. Life was bitter.Albert Einstein "What you don't see with your eyes." -. What's the deal with horseradish? 3. Hungry people get to slouch. 2. There was no time for making decent bread. we were in a hurry. Now tell a funny story: 38 .Yiddish Proverb "Imagination is more important than knowledge. 4.Yiddish proverb "The Two-Minute Haggadah" Opening prayers rapidly : Thank G~d for creating wine. When we left Egypt. Four questions: 1." -. Now we're free.) Thanks for creating produce. (Eat parsley. don't invent with your mouth.) Dip the egg ( remove shell first ) Overview: Once we were slaves in Egypt. the Poor could make a wonderful living. That's why we're doing this. It's called symbolism. like horseradish. What's up with the matzah? 2." -. What's with the dipping of the herbs? 4."If the rich could hire other people to die for them. 3. (Drink wine.

Once, these five rabbis talked all night, then it was morning. (Heat soup now.) The four kinds of children and how to deal with them: Wise child - explain Passover. Simple child - explain Passover slowly. Silent child - explain Passover loudly. Religious child - have the child explain it to you. Speaking of children: We hid some matzah. Whoever finds it gets $4.25. The story of Passover: It's a long time ago. We're slaves in Egypt. Pharaoh is a nightmare. We cry out for help. G~d brings plagues upon the Egyptians. We escape, bake some matzah. G~d parts the Red Sea. We make it through; the Egyptians aren't so lucky. We wander 40 years in the desert, eat manna, get the Torah, wind up in Israel, get a new temple, enjoy several years without being persecuted again. (Let brisket cool now.) The 10 Plagues: Blood, Frogs, Lice - you can name all the bad stuff before you have dinner...lessens the appetite. The singing of "Dayenu": If G~d had gotten us out of Egypt and not punished our enemies, it would've been enough. If he'd punished our enemies and not parted the Red Sea, it would've been enough, oh, Dayenu! Dayenu, Dayenu... If he'd parted the Red Sea - (Remove gefilte fish from refrigerator now.) Eat more matzah. Take a few more sips of way too sweet red wine. Slouch. Again thank G~d for everything....and do it all again tomorrow night.

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"The Egyptians could run to Egypt , the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight." -- Golda Meir

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." -- Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton

"When a thief kisses you, count your teeth." -- Yiddish Proverb

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." -- Albert Einstein

"Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor." --Jewish Proverb

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein

"One definition of courage is the willingness of a person to stand up for his beliefs in the face of great odds. Chutzpah is doing the same thing

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wearing a Mickey Mouse hat." -- Anonymous

"Energy is the basis of everything. Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal... It is the most perpetual people of the earth..." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." -- Albert Einstein

"For the Jews have long been in revolt not only against the Romans, but against humanity; and a race that has made its own life apart and irreconcilable, that cannot share with the rest of mankind in the pleasure of the table nor join in their libations or prayers or sacrifices, are separate from ourselves by a greater gulf than divides us from Sura or Bactra of the most distant Indies." -- Philostratus - The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 3rd Century CE Teacher

"On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down." -- Woody Allen

"Certainly, the world without the Jews would have been a radically different place. Humanity might have eventually stumbled upon all the Jewish insights. But we cannot be sure. All the great conceptual discoveries of the human intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they had been 41

revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of human person; of the individual conscience and so a personal redemption; of collective conscience and so of social responsibility; of peace as an abstract ideal and love as the foundation of justice, and many other items which constitute the basic moral furniture of the human mind. Without Jews it might have been a much emptier place." - Paul Johnson (Christian historian, author of A History of the Jews and A History of Christianity)

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein

"Mankind, East and West, Christian and Muslim, accepted the Jewish conviction that there is only one G~d. Today it is polytheism that is so difficult to understand, that is so unthinkable." -- T.R. Grover, The Ancient World, p. 186

"Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because G~d counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved." -- Talmud

"G~d does not play dice with the Universe." -- Albert Einstein 42

"I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If G~d had intended me to bend over, he'd have put diamonds on the floor." -- Joan Rivers

"If we were forced to choose just one, there would be no way to deny that Judaism is the most important intellectual development in human history." -- David Gelernter, Yale University Professor

"In the facades we put on for others we demonstrate our potential; through our children we reveal our reality." -- Lawrence Kelemen, To Kindle A Soul p. 195

"I spent a lot of time in churches. If you go to a synagogue, someone is always asking if you're alone, if you're married. In a church, in a hundred years no one would ask." -- Peter Malkin

"The Jews proved not only unassimilated, but inassimilable, and... the demonstration that this was so proved one of the most significant turning points in Greek history, owing to the gigantic influence exerted throughout subsequent ages by their religion, which not only survived intact, but subsequently gave birth to Christianity as well." -- Michael Grant, From Alexander to Cleopatra: the Hellenistic World

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A portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743 -1933 (New York: Picador." The genius responded.Albert Einstein "The brief legal emancipation of Jews during the Napoleonic wars released unparalleled economic. 1953) A renowned genius once asked a student. It was though a high dam had suddenly been breached. "What are you watching when you sit on a hillside in the late afternoon as the colors turn from yellow to orange and red and finally darkness?" He answered. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -." -." -. You know full well you are not watching the sun set. The Pity of It All . "The Jewish Self" "There are only two ways to live your life." .Will Durant.Jeremy Kagan. One is as though nothing is a miracle.The Reformation. "You are watching the sunset. "That is what is wrong with our age.Amos Elon. You are watching the world turn. 2002) 44 .insurance salesman?" -.Woody Allen "So prominent was the Jewish role in the foreign commerce of Europe that those nations that received the Jews gained and the countries that excluded them lost in the volume of international trade. The Story of Civilization . and cultural energies. (New York: Simon & Shuster. professional.

Anonymous "Wishing to make Speyer into a city. and who. Jesus said love is everything. they do not refer to reality. despite their anger and their fury." -..Bishop Ruediger . beyond any question. the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world. and as far as they are certain.What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed." -.Winston Churchill .Prime Minister of Great Britain What is the Jew?. I thought to increase its honor a thousand fold by bringing in the Jews.Albert Einstein "Some people like the Jews."Five Jewish men influenced the history of Western civilization: Moses said the law is everything.Huozmann – 1084 "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. continues to live and to flourish. What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world. Freud said sex is everything. Marx said capital is everything. and some do not." -. they are not certain. Einstein said everything is relative." -. persecuted. whose oppressors and persecutors only suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?! 45 . But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are.. burned and drowned.

Why does the Jewish religion seem to obsess over insignificant details? How much matza do we have to eat.The Jew . 1908) "The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits. Commentary to Mishlei 4:13 ear Rabbi. A people such as this can never disappear.is the symbol of eternity. But it happens to be that 46 . Could it be that you have finally been asked a question that you can't answer?!) Rob "Rabbi's Answer: " Dear Rob. He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. .." . The Jew is eternal. 189." -. I never claimed to have all the answers. printed in Jewish World periodical. what is the right way to tie my shoelaces? It seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae. pg. Is this nitpicking what Jews all spirituality? (I actually already sent you this question over a week ago and didn't receive a reply.Leo Tolstoy (What is the Jew? quoted in The Final Resolution. He is the embodiment of eternity.Vilna Goan.. There are many questions that are beyond me. which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat.

Each nuance and detail contains a world of symbolism. the message is lost to oblivion. To me it may seem insignificant. And every dot counts. Rabbi "A bird that you set free may be caught again." -. all the way to G~d's inbox. but a word that escapes your lips will not return. a spiritual vibration is emailed throughout the universe. All the best.com"? Isn't it a bit ridiculous that you didn't get my email just because of a little dot? No. I sent you a reply. I sent a reply immediately. I figured that you should still receive the email. it's not ridiculous. the message gets to the right destination. study it. because after all. You see. When they are performed with precision. it's not as if I wrote the wrong name or something drastic like that! Would anyone be so nitpicky as to differentiate between "yahoocom" and " yahoo.Jewish Proverb 47 . The fact that you didn't receive it is itself the answer to your question.T. but I wrote your email address leaving out the "dot" before the "com". If you want to understand the symbolism of the dot. without it.I did answer your question. That dot has meaning far beyond the pixels on the screen that form it. I mean come on. It represents something. Because the dot is not just a dot. study I. Jewish practices have infinite depth. but that is simply due to my ignorance of the ways of the web. All I know is that with the dot. If you want to understand the symbolism of Judaism. it is only one little dot missing. and you did get the answer.

do not laugh. do not stand.Golda Meir "Among those who stand." -.Minchas Shabbos Pirkei Avos 3:18 / Ethics Of The Fathers "Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. But intolerance of another being who dares to exist." -. It is so deep within us. Not the intolerance that results from any threat or danger. emotional 48 ." -. Among those who laugh. To care for each other simple because that 'other' exists. Intolerance without cause. because every human being secretly desires the entire universe to himself. fools speak of what they know. do not sit. do not weep.Intolerance lies at the core of evil." -. among those who weep.Jewish Proverb "Intelligent people know of what they speak. but a word that escapes your lips will not return." -. among those who sit.Yiddish Proverb "The Best Bar Mitzvah Invitation Ever" It is with great stress. Our only way out is to learn compassion without cause.Rabbi Menachem Mendle "A bird that you set free may be caught again.

or you will be billed for $210. Please RSVP as soon as you 49 . Connecticut 06880 at the ungodly hour of 9 am Even though you don't really need to be there until 10:20am to catch the real action. May 12th (yes we realize it's Mother's Day Weekend) Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Road Westport . Birchwood Country Club Westport . my husband's idea). that we invite you to join us as our wonderful son Jacob Adam is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.. which starts at 7 PM. (not 8 PM. Saturday.00 a plate if you are a no-show. CT 06880 (which we had to join just for this event and you would not believe the initiation fees) Please have the courtesy of showing up if you RSVP that you are attending. If you make it through the 3 hour service. or you will miss out on the 2000 canapes).and physical fatigue and incredible financial sacrifice beyond comprehension. please skip the kiddush (it's just cookies and cake) and join us instead for the ostentatious evening meal (Kosher.

pg 46) When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: "If they want to see me.get this and not the day before the cut-off date. The gift of choice is either green." -. open my closet and show them my suits.Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Horeb." -. If they want to see my clothes. or contains a routing and account number. vol. 1. but how much or how little you are with what you have.Albert Einstein "A mother understands what a child does not say.Gary Ackerman "It's not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small. " Hope you can make it! Lisa and David XXXX Dress: Black Tie optional Theme: 007 James Bond Kippot and Matching Eye Patch will be provided Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher standard which sometimes we take great pride in." -." -. I can't take the stress.Yiddish Proverb 50 . here I am.

its inspiration.Carlyle B Heynes in The Bible."If a Jew doesn't make Kiddush (to sanctify himself by maintaining a distinctly Jewish lifestyle).Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.." . apologetic. upon its text." . The wise man will spend his main efforts in trying to make his future home the more beautiful one. to Al Sharpton "Death is merely moving from one home to another. and had concentrated on it.' It keeps the audience erect during services." -. chooses both. than all the rest of the literature of the world put together." -. vastly more thought and has called forth more works. confronted with two bad choices. illustrative. its evidences. author of Kosher Sex." -. its meaning. its theology. then the non-Jew will make Havdalah for him (by making the Jew realize he is truly different). has attracted to it. its origin. explanatory.Yiddish Proverb "Do you know what it's like to preach to a white audience? I invented a pill called 'Preach-agra..Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Tomashov (the Kotzker Rebbe) "This one book (the Bible) . Is it a True Book 51 . An immense bulk of the world's literature owes its origin to this book. its chronology. its geography.R' Chaim of Volozhin "A pessimist.

To keep your balance you must keep moving. Further. Time after time in his history." -. New York. he has been saved from disaster in a manner. he does not think that his readers can fail to see in it. It was an achievement 52 . was Monotheism. that means that Jews refuse to accept criticism and will not listen to corrective advise. a higher immanence" . on every page. He has endured through the power of a certain ideal.' The author has deliberately attempted to write this book in a secular spirit. 1526 . Consequently Jews are very resistant to change and will not accept the advise of others. moreover. based on the recognition of a Higher Power in human affairs. which cannot be described excepting as 'providential. 424) "I have already explained with clear proofs that the soul is the dominant factor in the nature of the Jew."Life is like riding a bicycle. Practically speaking.Albert Einstein "The preservation of the Jew was certainly not casual.Cecil Roth. This is in fact because they are not essentially materialistic. Only something which is materialistic is readily altered.Beitzah 25b) that they are the most aggressive and pushy people.1609) "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -. the Rabbis say (Talmud . 1963." .Maharal of Prague (Rabbi Yehuda Loewe.Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton: ? Israel's great achievement. p. being stiff-necked is one of the bad qualities that Jews have. Oxford University (History of the Jews. For example. so apparent that mention of it is almost trite.

Thorkild Jacobsen. John A. and not everything that can be counted counts. by H. A Bar mitzvah is defined as the day when a Jewish boy comes to realize that he is more likely to own a professional sports team than he is to play for one. Irwin" Jewish proverb: "A Jewish wife will forgive and forget.from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. all that is published should not be read. Another of life's mysteries is when a Jewish woman hangs something in her wardrobe for a while and it shrinks two sizes! The trouble with some Jewish women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him. William A.One may raise the question whether any other single contribution from whatever source since human culture emerged from the stone age has had the far reaching effect upon history that Israel in this regard has exerted both through the mediums of Christianity and Islam and directly through the world of Jewish thinkers themselves" ." One of life's mysteries ." 53 . Not everything that counts can be counted. Frankfort. all that is said should not be written..how a 2Ib box of chocolates can make a Jewish woman gain 5lb. all that is written should not be published..Albert Einstein "All that is thought should not be said. but she'll never forget what she forgave. A. -. and H. Wilson..that transformed subsequent history.

Minchas Shabbos Pirkei Avos 3:18 / Ethics Of The Fathers "The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization." -." -. Western civilization was born in the Middle East.Mikhail Bakunin "There is a striking point that runs through Jewish history as a whole.Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Tomashov (the Kotzker Rebbe) "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. the Jewish and Christian children compared what their parents and grandparents had told them about each other. when the 54 . the Jewish center was in Babylon. and the Jews were at its crossroads.will always find the means for its existence." -. and where this exists. And now. In the heyday of Rome.which speculates upon the labor of people . When in the Middle Ages the center of civilization moved into Central Europe. today.Lionel Blue "Intelligent people know of what they speak. when it skipped to Spain." -. fools speak of what they know.Albert Einstein "At infant school. there again were the Jews. there the parasitic Jewish nation . the Jews were close to the Empire's center. When power shifted eastward. The rise of the United States to the leading world power found Judaism focused there. the Jews were waiting for it in Germany and Poland.-.

Albert Einstein "Despite a large body of work in films." -.Professor Huston Smith The Religious of Man. which is almost the most ancient in the world.Theodore Bikel "I'm not afraid of dying .I just don't want to be there when it happens!" -." . I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist.Woody Allen "When we scan the Diaspora of Jewry over the entire globe and throughout the entire civilized world. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was fed up with Jewish weakness. TV.pendulum seems to be swinging back toward the Old World and the East rises to renewed importance. except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general." -. there again are the Jews in Israel." -. As a result of the relentless persecutions and forced expulsions..Lionel Blue "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. theatre and concerts.. timidity and fear. I was sickened by our sad songs. I do not resent the label. we are surprised to see that this Nation. New York: HarperCollins. is in truth the youngest in terms of the land under its feet and the sky above its head. 1989 "I didn't want to be on the losing side. most Jews are but recent new-comers to their respective lands of 55 .

and I thought. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.) "I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other.Lionel Blue "What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.Daniel Barenboim "We have some Jewish members of Congress.residence. may happen.Leschzinsky "The Jewish Dispersion". But it is mine." -.Gary Ackerman 56 ." -." -. Ninety percent of the Jewish people have lived in their new homes for no more than 50 or 60 years! (The Jewish People) are dispersed throughout over 100 lands on all five continents.Ralph Bakshi "Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism.Theodore Bikel "I started to get giddy on Fritz the Cat. pg. 9 (Heb. and this particular other pig was Jewish." -. not a lot but there's a bunch of us. Oh my G~d! A Jewish pig? These were major steps forward. and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict." . then this encounter." -. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism. when I suddenly was able to get a pig that was a cop. deeper than any theology.

" -."Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person. it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen." -. He is the religious source. this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever." -.Shmuel Y." -. and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren.A.Al Alvarez "There was a special examination for the Jewish candidates.L Rowse.Sam Levenson "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire. how I ever got into this dreadful trade. and has illumined with it the entire world. but they don't compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest. Agnon "I mean to say." -.Mary Antin If there is any honour in all the world that I should like. authority on Shakespeare "Many wise words are spoken in jest. the members of my people. 57 . of course: a nine-year-old Jewish child had to answer questions that a thirteen-year-old Gentile was hardly expected to answer.

spring. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they easily caught up with us. history.Theodore Bikel 58 ." -." -. an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events ." -. I would see these Japanese and Chinese faces being clearly moved. vocation.new." -. surprise. progress. unique. freedom.A. Irish Author "Half of my audience was not only not Jewish.Harold Brodkey "The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside . even on those new paths which we opened up without their aid. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions.Thomas Cahill. in fact . future. hope.our outlook and our inner life.pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here. A. Leroy Beaulieu. faith. 1842 "So an autobiography about death should include. person. spirit. they were not Caucasian. adventure. Most of our best words. time. French publicist.Leo Tolstoy "It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the walls of the Ghetto. justice are the gifts of the Jews." -. individual. in my case. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish.

For whereas the people of Greece and Italy..." -.William Rees-Mogg.. British poet and critic 59 . however. as their historians testify. Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so long ago. former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a member of the House of Lords "It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar people. My encounter with this people amazes me. therefore...Blaise Pascal. French Mathematician "The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity." -. and any modern man who has not learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think at all. all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest. American Historian "As long as the world lasts.. and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over such a long spell of years."One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has taught Christians to think like Jews.Matthew Arnold. of Sparta. separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called the Jewish people. both divine and man made. and their preservation was foretold." -. these still exist.Paul Johnson.. The Jews." -. despite the efforts of so many powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out. This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has also lasted for a singular long time. They have always been preserved. stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose...

lest you be eaten up.."As he thinks in his heart. unless. Arabs celebrate the deed." -. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel. of course. lest you be spewed out. the man is Jewish..Yiddish Proverb "A goat also has a beard." -." -..Yiddish Proverb "Don't be sweet.Jules Farber "A wise man hears one word and understands two." -." -.Sam Levenson 60 ." -.Theodore Bikel "He that can't endure the bad. will not live to see the good.. but that doesn't make him a rabbi.." -.Yiddish Proverb "The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and a skullcap will not bar a man from the White House. so he is.Yiddish Proverb "But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered. don't be bitter.

I am indeed a Jewish artist.Michael Chabon "I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor." -. and the creators of all these golden age comic books." -. many of them were Jewish kids.Emanuel Celler "There was a Jewish element to all that." -." -.Judith Butler 61 . when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do."But. My grandfather followed. the ship started to sink. Jewish. as immigrants to the United States.Theodore Bikel "A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms. My grandmother jumped overboard. my grandmother.Theodore Bikel "My grandfather was Catholic. to save this girl he had never met. Crossing over from Bavaria." -.

" -.Golda Meir "Do not make yourself so big.Yiddish Proverb "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Yiddish curse "Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses." -." -."A half-truth is a whole lie.Yiddish Proverb 62 .Yiddish Proverb "Don't live in a town where there are no doctors. don't be too bitter lest you be spewed out." -. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! " -.Yiddish Proverb "Don't make a toil of pleasure." -. you are not so small.Yiddish Proverb "He who puts up with insult invites injury.Yiddish Proverb "Don't be too sweet lest you be eaten up.Yiddish Proverb "Don't pick a wasp out of a cream-jug." -." -." -." -.Yiddish Proverb "May gypsies camp out in your belly and steal your guts one by one.

" -." -. you don't want to know about it."Your friend has a friend. you are handsome." -." -. mobilize the spirit of courage. don't invent with your mouth." -. and you sing well too.Yiddish Proverb "Pride joined with many virtues chokes them all.Yiddish Proverb "When you have no choice. don't tell him. Every hour on the hour. what you give in sickness is silver.Yiddish Proverb "What you don't see with your eyes.Yiddish Proverb "With money in your pocket you are wise." -.'" -." -. 'Oy.Yiddish Proverb What you give for the cause of charity in health is gold." -.Yiddish Proverb "Pride is the mask of one's own faults.Yiddish Proverb "The innkeeper loves a drunkard. an announcer says.Yiddish Proverb "The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten. but not for a son-in-law. and his wisdom is a meditation not of death 63 .Anonymous "Pride that dined with vanity supped with poverty." -. what you give after death is lead.Yiddish Proverb "I discovered a Jewish all news radio station.Yiddish Proverb "A free man thinks of death least of all things." -.

. Your people will be my people and your G~d my G~d." -.Jewish Proverb "Don't live in a town where there are no doctors." -.Baruch Spinoza." -. and where you stay I will stay. you learn. but a word that escapes your lips will not return.Jewish Proverb "The Jew has always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion.Jewish Proverb "Don't be sweet." -. and there I will be buried.Jewish Proverb "Ask about your neighbors." -.Jewish Proverb "G~d.Adolf Hitler {Well. May the LORD deal with me." -." -. then buy the house.Jewish Proverb "As he thinks in his heart. lest you be eaten up. confronted with two bad choices." -.Shalom Aleichem "A pessimist..} "As you teach. chooses both. consider the source. "Ethics" "A bird that you set free may be caught again. lest you be spewed out. but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change? -. so he is. if 64 .but of life. don't be bitter." -.Jewish Proverb "Where you go I will go. Where you die I will die. be it ever so severely. I know we are your chosen people.

this country is our own. for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of ." -. and when the ancestors of the Right Honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island." -.The Bible Ruth 1. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!" -. I am a Jew.Golda Meir "A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work. your wife is bound to interfere.Henry Miller "It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted.another Jew?" -.Geoffrey Norman 65 .Golda Meir "Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?" -. Anytime you have a romance.anything but death separates you and me. mine were priests in the temple of Solomon. Being a Jew is no problem here." -.Heinrich Heine "Yes.Benjamin Disraeli "Above all.Groucho Marx Jewish Quote du Jour "Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses." -." -. There's no doubt about it. 16-17 "Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him.

R.Winston Churchill -----------------------------------------------------------------------#2 "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire.Anonymous #1 "Some people like the Jews. and some do not. He is the 66 ." -. W." -.Dr. beyond any question." -. and has illumined with it the entire world. learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling. Shepherd "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are."If depression is creeping up and must be faced.

" -.A. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. 1842 -----------------------------------------------------------------------#4 "The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside .our outlook and our inner life. unique.new. Leroy Beaulieu. even on those paths which we opened up without their aid. Most of our best words. and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions. individual." -.religious source.Leo Tolstoy -----------------------------------------------------------------------#3 "It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the walls of the Ghetto. French publicist. spring. 67 . surprise. adventure. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they easily caught up with us. in fact . A.

person.Thomas Cahill. history. freedom. separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called the Jewish people." -.William Rees-Mogg.are the gifts of the Jews. hope. progress... faith. spirit. This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but 68 . Irish Author -----------------------------------------------------------------------#5 "One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has taught Christians to think like Jews. justice .. former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a member of the House of Lords -----------------------------------------------------------------------#6 "It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar people. time. vocation. and any modern man who has not learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think at all. future." -.

They have always been preserved. of Sparta.has also lasted for a singular long time. Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so long ago. as their historians testify. stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose. both divine and man made The Jews. herefore.. French Mathematician -#7---------------------------------------------------------------------"The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity." -. despite the efforts of so many powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out.. My encounter with this people amazes me.Blaise Pascal... For whereas the people of Greece and Italy. however. and their preservation was foretold. these still exist." 69 . and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over such a long spell of years...

British poet and critic -----------------------------------------------------------------------#9 "Indeed it is difficult for all other nations of the world to live in the presence of the Jews. It is irritating and most uncomfortable. American Historian -----------------------------------------------------------------------#8 "As long as the world lasts. introduced the world to high ethical standards and to the fear of Heaven. The Jews embarrass the world as they have done things which are beyond the imaginable.--Paul Johnson. which many nations prefer to defy. They have become moral strangers since the day their forefather. all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest. They violated the rules of history 70 ." --Matthew Arnold. They brought the world the Ten Commandments. Abraham.

Moreover. while totally out of proportion to their actual numbers." Jews taught the world not to accept the world as it is. They aggravated mankind by building. but to transform it. whether in science. including vast empires such as the Romans and the Greeks. yet only a minority wanted to draw the moral consequences. medicine. They built living monuments such as the duty to be holy and the privilege to serve one's fellow men. a democratic State which others were not able to create in even hundreds of years. They angered the world with their return to their homeland after 2000 years of exile and after the murder of six million of their brothers and sisters. the Jews introduced the world to one God. So the nations of 71 . They had their hands in every human progressive endeavor. in the wink of an eye.by staying alive. psychology or any other discipline. yet only a few nations wanted to listen. They gave the world the Bible and even their "savior. totally at odds with common sense and historical evidence. They outlived all their former enemies.

72 . and they found a stick. too difficult to live by. The goal: to prove that Jews are as immoral and guilty of massacre and genocide as some of they themselves are. All this in order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest when six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of Auschwitz and Dachau. they do anything to suppress it. It is simply too much to handle for them. So the nations of the world decided once again to go out of 'their' way in order to find a stick to hit the Jews. and above all.. so as to wipe out the moral conscience of which the Jews remind them. They deny that Jews remind them of a higher purpose of life and the need to be honorable. too embarrassing to admit.the world realize that they would have been lost without the Jews. And while their subconscious trie s to remind them of how much of Western civilization is framed in terms of concepts first articulated by the Jews. and do anything to escape its consequences.

have to defend themselves in order to survive. they happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy of the Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral issues. the world allows and initiates the rewriting of history so as to fuel the rage of yet another people against the Jews. When Jews look at the bizarre play taking place in The Hague. if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. against their best wishes. This in spite of the fact that the nations understand very well that peace between the parties could have come a long time ago. The study of history of Europe during the past centuries teaches us one 73 .Nothing could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews in a struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by their own leaders) against whom the Jews. With great satisfaction. Instead. they can only smile as this artificial game once more proves how the world paradoxically admits the Jews uniqueness. It is in their need to undermine the Jews that they actually raise them.

" --A. South African novelist and social activist -----------------------------------------------------------------------#10 "If there is any honor in all the world that I should like.David Ben-Gurion "The financial situation at the moment is so bad that Jewish women are now marrying for love" -." -.Anonymous 74 . it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen. of a people that can fight with heroism." --Olive Schreiner. and that the nations that have tortured and oppressed them have written out their own curse. authority on Shakespeare "Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.uniform lesson: That the nations which received and in any way dealt fairly and mercifully with the Jew have prospered." -.Golda Meir "Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world the image of a working and an intellectual people.L Rowse.

Jewish Proverb "What one Christian does is his own responsibility." -. do we not bleed? if you tickle us. Atheists believe that life begins at birth.Jewish Proverb "My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all-Yiddish-speaking Canada. subject to the same diseases. will not live to see the good. passions? fed with the same food. France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.Albert Einstein "He that can't endure the bad. as a Christian is? If you prick us." -.David Steinberg Catholics believe life begins at conception. Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews. healed by the same means." -. Jews believe that life 75 . we will resemble you in that." -.Anne Frank "If charity cost nothing. do we not laugh? if you poison us." -. warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer." Shylock From The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare "If my theory of relativity is proven successful. affections."I am a Jew. hurt with the same weapons. dimensions. organs. do we not die? and if you wrong us. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands. senses. Should my theory prove untrue. shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest. the world would be full of philanthropists.

people would break his windows. when Ken Lay.Golda Meir "Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. but they failed to mention she was Jewish. Conrad Black. Martha Stewart. this country is our own. the man is Jewish. On the other side of the equation. they said how great he was but they failed to mention he considered himself Jewish (born half-Jewish). When the woman (Helen Suzman) who helped Nelson Mandela died recently. they said how great she was. Gov Ryan.Heinrich Heine A MARVELOUS QUOTATION BY ALBERT EINSTEIN (Read these before looking at his quote. -. Edwards. Being a Jew is no problem here. Randy Cunningham." -. Senator Keating. when Ivan Boesky or Andrew Fastow or Bernie Madoff committed fraud. of course.Golda Meir "It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted." -.another Jew?" -.Anonymous "If G~d lived on earth. for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of .begins when the children leave home and the dog dies. and Gov Blagojevich messed up. almost every article mentioned they were Jewish. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him.) When Paul Newman died.Jewish Proverb The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House. because they were not Jewish. Jeff Skilling. However. no one reported what religion or denomination they were. Gov. This is a reminder of a famous Einstein quote: 76 .Jules Farber "Above all. unless." -." -.

" -. self-respect.Golda Meir "Don't be humble. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!" -. "If I am proved correct.Hebrew Proverb "Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother. but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change?" -." -. "If relativity is proved wrong. And the Germans will call me a Jew". "If not for fear. "the Germans will call me a German." -." -. and charity. Albert Einstein presented a paper on his then-infant Theory of Relativity at the Sorbonne.a tender heart.Jewish Proverb "These three are the marks of a Jew .Golda Meir "G~d. I know we are your chosen people. sin would be sweet. the prestigious French university. and the French will call me a great scientist.In 1921.Benjamin Disraeali 77 . you are not that great. the Swiss will call me a German. -." -. the Swiss will call me a Swiss citizen. the French will call me a Swiss.Richard Lewis "Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses.Peter Malkin "Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.Shalom Aleichem "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me." he said.

we Jewish Americans are living in it. So. if you live in New York you're Jewish.Jewish saying 78 . you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish.Fran Lebowitz "Look at Jewish history." -. If you live in Butte. for every ten Jews beating their breasts.Mel Brooks "Even if you are Catholic. it cannot be helped at all." --. a Gentile will remind you. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. G~d designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters." -. Montana.Rabbi Jacob Neusner Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being." -.Theodor Herzl "Fools search always for yesterday. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable.Lenny Bruce "It's time to say that America is a better place to be a Jew than Jerusalem.Morris Joseph "It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper." -."Humility is no substitute for a good personality." -.Bernard Malamud "If a people cannot help itself. If there ever was a promised land." --." --." -.Jerry Seinfeld "If you ever forget you're a Jew.

If G~d had wanted us to bend over. the Christian was the theorizing Jew. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember." --.Elie Wiesel "Sometimes we are too lazy to STOP working. the most daring course is often safest." --. No other people has such an obsession with memory." --." --.Karl Marx 79 . Then I want to move in with them." -." -. the Jew is therefore the practical Christian." --.Rabbinic saying "Maturity is the point where emotion merges with intellect.Joan Rivers "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. I don't work out.Jewish saying "I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford.Alfred Adler "It's good to hope.Phyllis Diller "From the outset. but bad to depend solely on it." --.Henry Kissinger "I'm Jewish. He would have put diamonds on the floor. and the practical Christian has become a Jew again." -.Sheim M'Shmuel "In crises.

Bechinas HaOlam "Historically the profoundest meaning of Passover is something which sets Judaism apart from other religions.a useless burden."It's so simple to be wise. Out of a mass of slaves." --.Leo Stein "In Jewish history there are no coincidences. Moses fashioned a nation and gave them a faith." --. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.Sam Levenson "It's no longer a question of staying healthy. active-memoried." -." --." --." --.Sidney Brody "To be intelligent is to be open-minded. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." --. It marks the birth of a nation.Philip S.Jewish saying "Middle age is when a man is warned to slow down by a doctor instead of a policeman.Jackie Mason "Brains to the lazy are like a torch to the blind --." -.Elie Wiesel 80 . and persistently experimental. Bernstein "The suspense is often worse than the ordeal.

hardly appreciated. the singer to sing her song."The learned who parade their knowledge are worth less than the stupid who." -." --. but also of progress.Mark Helprin "A baptized Jew is a circumcised Christian.Midrash Shmuel "Discontent is the source of trouble. the political prisoner to resist. It is what enables the soldier to die alone. we know what honor is. ashamed. on a side street.Jewish saying 81 ." --.Jewish saying Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.German Proverb "The eyes does not see as well as the heart. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice." --." --." --. hide their ignorance.Elie Wiesel "He who is merciful when he should be cruel will in the end be cruel when he should be merciful.Berthold Auerbach "From long familiarity." --.

"Hard as the world is to explain with the Almighty. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.Ann Landers 82 ." --." --." -." --. for imitated truth is no longer truth." --.Abba Eban "Those who place too much stock in the stock they descend from.Ludwig Borne "Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors. which alone can give flavor.Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz "If you must hate. selfishness. violence." --." --. descend. then hate what should be hated: falsehood.Jewish Proverb "A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.Jewish saying "All can be imitated." --.Rabbi Shraga Silverstein "Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. it is harder yet without the Holy One. save truth.Moses Montefiore "Too much modesty is half-conceit. if hatred is the leaven of your life.

Shekel HaKodesh "I was raised in the Jewish tradition." -.Unknown "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.Rebbe Shlomo of Karlin "Strength is not the absence of weakness. and without imagination there can be no reality.Franz Werfel "The worst fault a person can have is to forget his intrinsic greatness as a human being." --. women shave on Saturday and most especially never to shave a Gentile woman on Saturday." -.Henny Youngman "He who laughs last thinks slowest. but how we wrestle with our weaknesses.Noah Benshea "Why do Jewish men die before their wives? They want to." --. taught never to marry a Gentile." --.Woody Allen "Without inwardness there can be no external world.Louis Mann 83 ." --. each glorifying the other." --." --."Knowledge and action are twins.

quick-witted. volatile.Edna Ferber "A real leader faces the music. craving entertainment. swarming in Fords." -.Rebbe Nachman of Breslav 84 . maligned.Jacob Klatzkin "Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They're worth it.Anonymous "The lazy are generally the busiest people in the world. The chuckle among the nations of the world. its people are travelers and wanderers by nature." --. adaptable. moving. lavish. even when he doesn't like the tune."Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?" --. restless.Barbra Streisand "America / rather. shifting. the United States / seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. given to extravagant speech and gestures. feared.Henny Youngman "Necessity can break iron. colorful. imposed upon." --. in ocean liners. over-friendly. It is warm-hearted." --. envied.Jewish saying "If you believe you can spoil." -. It is resourceful. believe you can fix." --.

and some do not.Yiddish proverb "To do good is better than to inherit brilliance.Chassidic saying "The touchstone of moral growth is a progressive displacement of reaction by action.Jewish saying "Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.Winston Churchill "Beauty wanes." --." --." -." --. but our virtue is that we can improve. beyond any question.Abba Eban 85 .The Talmud "The miser pays double in the end. their flaw is that they cannot improve. the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world." --." --.Rabbi Shraga Silverstein "Some people like the Jews." -." --. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are.Jewish saying "History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Humanity's flaw is that we can deteriorate."The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate. but a reputation endures.

Abba Eban "The righteous." --.Talmud "The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority. the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities.they are just running in a different race. of any faith." --." --.Midrash "Nice guys do NOT finish last --." -.Talmud "The one who causes a good deed to be performed is as meritorious as he who performs it.Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Be a tail among lions and not a head among foxes. whoever they might be." --." 86 .Meir Weingarten "Pride is a mask for faults." --. will be rewarded in the World to Come.Chassidic saying "The wisdom of wisdoms is that a man should not be overwise." -.Jewish saying "One who thinks that money can do everything is likely to do anything for money."The Almighty prefers YOUR deeds to your ancestors' virtues" --.

I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. one must first love man.Jewish saying "The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.Anne Frank "Israel is a country surrounded on all sides by enemies." --." -." --. a third grabs the hat.Chassidic Proverb 87 ." --. and believed in blind eternal fate.Talmud "When two quarrel. he is lying." -.Jewish saying "A heavy purse is light to carry.Jewish saying "When the Divine does a favor. And if one tells you that he loves the Divine but does not love his fellow man. He doesn't boast about it. but the people's headaches are caused by the neighbors upstairs." --.John Adams "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. If I were an atheist." --.--.Efraim Kishon "To truly love the Divine.

and when the ancestors of the Right Honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island. our prayers grow habitual and tedious." --." --.Baal Shem Tov Yes.Efraim Kishon 88 .Golda Meir "Unless we believe the Divine renews creation every day. I am a Jew. Either you be or you don't be." --.Mishlei Chachamim "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches.Benjamin Disraeli "Israel is the only country in the world where the coffee is already so good that Starbucks went bankrupt trying to break into the local market." --. but to reveal to him his own. mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.Benjamin Disraeli Reply to a taunt by Daniel O'Connell "Wealth is a pedigree to the man who lacks one." -." -."To be or not to be is not a question of compromise.

Prayer opens locked gates." -.Mel Brooks "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.Jewish saying "The man surrounded by dwarfs looks like a giant." --. they think it's THEIR fault." --. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. By the time I was five I knew I was that one.Erica Jong "Man is what he is.Henry Kissinger "Sorrow locks the gates of Heaven. So." --.Benjamin Mandelstamm "Don't uproot a garden because of thorns.Jewish saying "The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people." 89 . not what he used to be." --. G~d designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast-beaters." --.Jewish saying "Look at Jewish history." --. Joy has the power to tear down the walls."A heart without affection is like a purse without money. for every ten Jews beating their breasts.

" -.Rabbi Shlomo ibn-Gavriel "Jews and homosexuals are the outstanding creative minorities in contemporary urban culture. lest you be eaten up. and where olives ARE a food and even a main course in a meal.Susan Sontag "Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall --.--." --. none of which contain any lettuce (which is not really a food).Baal Shem Tov "Israel is one of the few places in the world where the sun sets into the Mediterranean Sea. that is." --. don't be bitter. Creative. 90 .but don't rush to pick him up." -. The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony.Jewish Proverb "Don't be too sweet. lest you be spewed out.Jewish Proverb "Israel is the only country in the world whose soldiers eat three sets of salads a day.Efraim Kishon "The test of good manners is being able to bear with bad ones patiently." --. either. in the truest sense: they are creators of sensibilities.

Talmud 91 . and if it does." -. it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. the black. . If you hear bells." --.Noah Benshea "The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write. the Jew. the Native American. unlearn. the old." --. the peace activist. the lesbian. it's the only time we've got." --. but those who cannot learn. without banners or flashing lights.Erich Segal "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times.rather than something one tosses into a martini.Art Buchwald "Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger.Efraim Kishon "What grows never grows old. and relearn. . the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt. the Hispanic. the small farmer." -. the environmentalist.Jesse Jackson "True love comes quietly.Alvin Toffler The white. get your ears checked. the Arab. the business person." --." --. a miracle may not save you . the young. the woman.

the poor could make a wonderful living. don't invent with your mouth. Yiddish Proverb What you don't see with your eyes.Mivchar Hapeninim "Israel is the only country in the world where one is unlikely to dig a cellar without hitting ancient archaeological artifacts. even when he holds his tongue.Efraim Kishon "Yeast. not counted.Talmud Jewish Proverbs. Yiddish proverb A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.Yiddish Proverb "Israel is the only country in the world where people cuss using dirty words in Russian or Arabic because Hebrew has never developed them. Yiddish Proverb 92 ." -. Most Direct Quotes If the rich could hire other people to die for them. salt and recalcitrance are good only in small doses.Efraim Kishon "Words should be weighed. says more than the fool when he speaks ." --." -. Yiddish Proverb The wise man."Wisdom is the finest pedigree." --." --.

Yiddish proverb I don't want to become immortal through my work. Jewish Proverb A wise man hears one word and understands two. Woody Allen Imagination is more important than knowledge. 93 . Yiddish Proverb "Don't be so humble . geniuses prevent them.One old friend is better than two new ones. Albert Einstein Intellectuals solve problems. but you can adjust your sails. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein You can't control the wind.you are not that great. It takes a touch of genius ." Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. I want to become Immortal through not dying. Albert Einstein Life is like riding a bicycle. Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton .and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Golda Meir Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Yiddish Proverb One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.

" --.Viktor Frankl "Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable." -.Samuel Butler ***** 94 .Jewish saying "Israel is the only country in the world where everyone strikes up conversations while waiting in lines.Efraim Kishon "You don't have to be big to be great." --." --. save those worth committing.Anonymous “A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins.Shalom Aleichem "Better pain in your heart than shame on your face.Efraim Kishon "Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.Albert Einstein "Israel is the only country in the world where patients visiting physicians end up giving the doctor advice. or nearly all." --." -.” .

“Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.” - Josh Billings

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“Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.” - The Talmud

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Sign on a synagogue just before Yom Kippur: “Your sins are not so many that you should stay out… Or so few that you shouldn't come in.”

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“It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.” - Mae West

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“Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.” - Kahlil Gibran

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“Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.” - Mark Twain

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Said one man to the other after the Rabbi’s Yom Kippur sermon on the congregation’s myriad of sins: “Well, at least I haven't made any graven images.”

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A Rabbi prayed to God in turmoil over the sinful state of his city, "Lord, most of the people in the city have no interest in following you. And the rest of us are having a hard time holding on!" God heard the prayer and sent down an angel to investigate the claim. Later the angel reported back that, indeed, things were much worse that the Rabbi indicated. 99% of the city was more sinful than Sodom and Gomorrah, and the remaining faithful 1% were struggling. God considered what to do for those who were staying true to the faith. Finally God decided to send a letter of encouragement to the faithful few. And do you know what the letter said? Well, DID you know what the letter said? Surely, you MUST know what the letter said… C’mon, share what the letter said, already…

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Two astronauts land on Mars. Their mission: to check whether there is Oxygen on the planet "Give me the box of matches" says one. "Either it burns and there is Oxygen, or nothing happens." He takes the box, and is ready to strike a match when out of the blue, a Martian appears waving all his arms yelling "No, no, don't!" and grabbing the match away. The two guys look at each other, worried. Could there be an unknown explosive gas on Mars? But he takes another match...and now, a crowd of hysterical Martians is coming, all waving their arms yelling "No, no, don't do that!" The astronaut says to his buddy, "It looks serious. What are they afraid of? He turns to the Martian and says We mean you no harm but we're here for Science, to know if man can breathe on Mars". Before the Martian can react, he strikes the match, which flames up, burns down, and...nothing happens. "Why did you try to prevent us from striking a match?" The leader of the Martians says, "Today is Yom Kippur!"

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Subject: Sukkah An observant Jew who lived on Park Avenue, built a Sukkah on his balcony. Some of his 'high society' non-Jewish neighbors brought him to court. They claimed that the Sukkah on his balcony was an eyesore and was having a negative impact on the value of their homes in this posh neighborhood. In court, the man was very worried about the outcome. It was the eve of the eight-day holiday, leaving him no time to make alternative arrangements in case the judge ordered him to take down the Sukkah. He prayed for help. And God listened. Judge Ginsburg, who was Jewish himself, had a reputation of being a very wise man. After hearing both sides, he turned around to the observant Jew and scolded him: "Don't you realize that you live on Park Avenue, and not in Brooklyn? There is a certain decorum which is expected on Park Avenue. You have no right to be putting up an ugly hut on this lovely street without a building permit authorizing it. I hereby rule that either you remove the hut, or I will fine you one thousand dollars. You have exactly eight days to do so! Next Case!"

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Top Rejected Jewish Books from Jewish Authors

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Portnoy Is No Longer Complaining: Philip Roth writes this sequel about his hero, Alexander Portnoy in which he has nothing to complain about. In fact, for a whole 312 pages, Portnoy reassures us that in fact he "is fine and pretty well adjusted." War and a Piece of Cheesecake: Herman Wouk's attempt to write about the Goldstein family and their fight over the last piece of cheesecake in the fridge left from Shavuoth. Mein Camp: Mel Brooks writes a "campy" version of Mein Kampf in which he desperately looks for the jokes that were unused in the Producers. The Red Tent: a story of one woman's plight to stand up to her mother about the colors for her wedding canopy. Chicken Schmaltz for the Soul: A collection of vignettes about gaining weight around the Jewish holidays ~~~~~~~

"A fool grows without rain." --- Jewish saying "Israel is the only country in the world where there is the most mysterious and mystical calm ambience in the streets on Yom Kippur, which cannot be explained unless you have experienced it." -- Efraim Kishon "Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice." --- Stanley Horowitz "Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." --- Ann Landers

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"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -- Elie Wiesel

"Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions." --- Albert Einstein "Sadness locks the gates of Heaven; prayer opens locked gates; and joy has the power to break down walls." --- Baal Shem Tov "Who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral." -- Yiddish saying "The Creation narrative says 'In the beginning the Almighty created...' to teach us that He only created the beginning. The remainder is left to us." --- Rebbe Leibele Eiger of Lublin "Two eyes were given to man: One with which to see his fellow man's virtues, and another with which to see his own faults." --- Rebbe Meir of Premishlan

Quien no tiene su casa, es vecino de todo el mundo. He who has no home is neighbor to all the world. El que corre, se cae. He who runs, falls.

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Quien no risica, no rosica. Whoever doesn't laugh, doesn't bloom. Si Mose morio, adonay quedo. Moses may be dead, but God endures.

Aboltar cazal, aboltar mazal. A change of scene, a change of fortune. Si los anios calleron, los dedos quedaron. If the rings fell off, at least the fingers stayed. Quien no sabe de mar, no sabe de mal. He who knows nothing of the sea, knows nothing o f suffering

asa mia, nido mio. My home, my nest. Quien hijo cria, ora hila. To beget a son is to spin gold. Quien no tiene hija, no tiene amiga. To not have a daughter is to not have a friend. Hija de casar, nave de encargar. Daughter to marry, boat to equip. De vez que vengo lleno, so marido bueno. When I come fully, I am a good husband. SELF-RELIANCE Arremediate con lo tuyo y no demandes de dingunos. Get by with what you have, & ask nothing from no one. Dexame entrar, me hazere luar. Just let me in, & I'll make my own space. Paga lo que debes, saves lo que tienes. Pay what you owe; know what you have. Esperar de otros officio de locos.

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Fry in oil before you beg. y no mires con quien. He who knows nothing of the sea. Help yourself. Wherever you go. A good heart makes for good character.To rely on others is to be a fool. mirami la savor. Ayudate. la que te plaza a ti. Do something when you are able. may you find friends. rather for my loneliness. & don't care about with whom. judge me by my flavor. not when you want to. What is beauty--that which is pleasing to you. Haz cuando puedes. Quien no sabe de mar. es vecino de todo el mundo. (Waiting on others is crazy.) Freite en la aciete. knows nothing of suffering. No me llores por ser prove. Non mi mires la color. no sabe de mal. Weep not for my poverty. Whatever one says of another is true of oneself. Haz bien. Cualo es la hermoza. I will pity you. Better to be alone than with bad company. OPEN-HEARTEDNESS Buen corason haze buen caracter. al lo que li sale. Onde iras. amigos toparas. Mejor solo que al acompanado. sino por ser solo. y no cuando queres. HOW TO DO IT AND VIEW IT 100 . Do good. y no demandes de la gente. Don't judge me by my color. He who has no home is neighbor to the entire world. A lo que lo echa la persona. te aydare. Quien no tiene su casa.

El que corre se caye. if he can escape.Cuando avre la boca se conoce lo que es. Works are loves. Befriend the hangman until you are over the bridge. fue. but don't brag. Aboltar cazal. 101 . The snake that doesn't bite me. take. To live days is to see marvels. If they give you. Ningun encarcelado. if they hit you. Quien mas hace. hasta que pases el ponte. Hazer y non agradecer. toma: si te ajahvan. que viva mil anos. He who runs falls. Measure one hundred and cut one. Obras son amorer. Do. Faste a amigo con el huerco. mas vale. he reveals who he is. que cabezera al raton. run. A change of scene. Cien mezura y una corta. Vivir dias. ver miravillas. Mas vale ser coda al leon. the chicken fills its intestines. SURVIVAL AMIDST A POWER THAT BE Culebra que no mir morde. a change of fortune. It's better to be the tail of a lion than the head of a rat. When one opens his mouth. Si ten dan. Si los anios calleron. Grano a grano. los dedos quedaron. Grain by grain. Whoever does much is worth much. may it live a thousand years. at least the fingers stayed. aboltar mazal. No one is a prisoner. se puede descarcelar. inche la gallina el papo. If the rings fell off.

THE VALUE OF KEEPING YOUR MOUTH SHUT Quien si serra la boca. moscas no entra. says yes. Little talk is gold. no one answers. El havlar poco es oro. A closed mouth. alambicos corazones. Haragan y consejero.Cominos macarones. lo muncho es lodo. & he will fry. El rey fa hasta donde puede. Al entendedor. He's a lamb. Kind words open iron gates. a single word suffices. Asno callado. A sleeping lion shouldn't be awakened. He who bows down too low exposes his ass. Lazy and wordy. speech is muddy. flies cannot enter. un punto. If no one asks. To one who understands. Leon que esta dormiendo. y no hasta donde quere. Si el callar es oro. Codrerico es. Boca que dixo no. no le espiertas. The mouth that said no. If silence is golden. A silent jackass is counted among the wise. el hablar es lodo. Boca dulce abre puertas de hierro. & licked our hearts. We ate macaroni. no hay respondedor. por sabio cantado. Si no hay demandador. Quien se comio el queso? los ratones. va se asara. Who ate the cheese? The rats. & not as far as he wishes. 102 . much talk is mud. el culo se le vee. The king goes as far as he can. dize si. Quien muncho se aboca.

Dawn breaks when it is darkest. hay saludar. En la ciuda de ciegos. no se la fada Yersalaim. El que te hace riir. Rey sin gente no vale niente. te quiere ver llorar. poco hablar. As one gives. es para amenescer. What the world thinks impossible can happens in a moment. Lo que no acontece en un mundo. Look at the mother before you take the daughter. Quien mucho pensa. tome la hija. Whoever accepts the kisses must also accept the kicks. A king without a people is worthless. Whoever walks in the sun knows the pleasure of shade. Trouble comes in gallons & goes in droplets. De boca a boca va fin a Roma. Quien esta para los bexos deve de estar para los pedos. Cuando mucho escuresce. Whoever thinks too much will never reach Jerusalem. so he is received. Unos tienen las hechas. poco mal tener. the one-eyed man is king. In the city of the blind. 103 . El mal viene a quintales. beato quien teine un ojo. acontece en un punto. Hear little. Mira la madre. others their reputations. Quien camina por el sol save la savor de la sombra. speak little. Como hay dar. Del loco y el nino se sabe la verdad. suffer little.WORLDLY WISDOM Quien con perros se acuesta con pulgas se levanta. se va a miticales. Truth is found in the mouths of babes & fools. Some have their deeds. He who beds down with a dog gets up with fleas. Poco oir. From mouth to mouth & on to Rome. otras la fama.

HUMAN NATURE El farto no cree al fambrento. While the Garden of Eden may be closed. Pepino sin sal se da savor es la tena de Bajor. Dueda. Pan y queso y dos candelas. is undressed in public. The well-fed doesn't believe the starving. Quien no tiene miyoyo. Guay! cuando el amares favla leshon hakodesh. Cada subida tiene su abajada. Bread & cheese & two candles. Every rise has its fall. merca la candela. Work pays off debts. Cuando ganeden esta acerrado. Beware when the ignoramus starts quoting scripture. must have feet. guehinam esta siempre abierto. Debts can't wait for better times. Quien cae. Quien se prestado se vestio. No se espalden los pies mas de las colcha. Whoever falls. Eating and scratching must have a start. 104 . qui tenga pies. Don't spread your feet further than your blanket. He who has no brain. El comer y el arrazca hay que al empazar. El hombre es mas sano del fierro mas nezik del vidro. Cucumber without salt tastes like the skin rash of Walt. Whoever sells the sun buys a candle. He who dresses on credit. feels. Quien vende el sol. Hell is always open. consiente.He who makes you laugh wants to see you cry. buen dia no espera. en medio de la calle se quito. El trabajo paga las devdas.

Quien no risica. Quien de todos es amigo. es muy pobre. barbas honra. no rosica. El mal castigado. ballan los ratones. da con miedo. Cada gallo canta en su gallinero. A green tree can straighten itself out. Whoever is everyone's friend is either very poor or very rich. que no mi lo cree. A camel doesn't see his own hump. gives with fear. El palo en verde se enderecha. Quien da en primero. doesn't bloom.A man is stronger than iron and more fragile than glass. Cuando te llaman azno mira si tienes cola. When they call you a jackass. He who sees beards. The great & the small all want a marriage bed. Cuando el gato se va de casa. o muy rico. Grande i chica talamo quere. No one gives out candy during a war. He who has been severely punished knows how to punish severely. make sure you don't have a tail. So much is my need. en el ojo de la ciega. Where do they throw rocks. Un buen pleito trae una buen paz. En la guerra no se esparten confites. Whoever doesn't laugh. honors beards. Ande va la piedra. Happiness is shortlived in the house of a gambler. Every rooster sings in his own chicken coop. sabe bien castigar. 105 . I can't believe my greed. A good fight yields a good peace. Poco tura la alegria en la casa del cumargi. but in the eyes of the blind. Whoever gives first. Tanto mi lo quero. Quien barbas vee. El gamello non mira a su corcova.

106 . Without God's decree. adonay quedo. the rats dance. Quien al cielo escupe. Desiring the rose. no mira al espino. Whoever spits at the heavens. but not much. Honorable wounds hurt. but He never forgets. Quien quere a la rosa. Pasa punto. Ninguno sabe loque me alma consiente. all is one. Al haragan el dios le ayuda. mas quieres. Moses may be dead. but God endures. no cae la oja del arbol. Quien quiere ser servidor. Cuanto mas tienes. pasa mundo. Al xefoj se senten las bozes. es mal sufrido. qui me dice: dilo. Si Mose morio. En el escuro es todo uno. En la boca tengo un grillo. you finally hear the voices. In the darkness. The more you have the more you want. en la cara la cae.When the cat leaves the house. El haragan es consejero. not a leaf falls from the tree. dilo! I have a cricket in my mouth that says: "Tell him! Tell him!" Llagas untadas duelen ma no tanto. When the last prayer is said & done. hits himself in the face. God helps the lazy. El Dio es tadrozomas no es olvidadozo. one overlooks the thorns. God may act slowly. No one knows what my heart feels. The lazy one is the advisor. The person who desires to serve suffers the most. GOD & MYSTICISM Si no viene la hora del dios.

Anne Frank Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. God even takes care of the ant in the field." --. El dios tiene cargo. they called me a liar. El dios da la llago.Michael Levine "When I was a young boy.Rebbe Tzadok HaKohein "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news." --. so too light may be hiding behind darkness.A moment passes. they call me a writer. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" -. y el da la medicina.Isaac Bashevis Singer 107 ." --. a world passes. "Just as darkness may be hiding behind light. Now that I'm all grown up. y de de la horfigo del campo. God inflicts the wound & provides the medicine.

" --. a poet must write. an artist must paint." -.Jewish saying "Who is the bravest hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend.Avos D'Rabbi Nosson "Israel is the only country in the world where the leading writers in the country take buses." -.Abraham Maslow "One of man's greatest tragedies is mistaking the seed within him for the flower. so do necessities."Everyone has a talent. if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. In many cases.Anonymous "When a wallet grows.Erica Jong "Israel is the only country in the world where everyone on a flight gets to know one another before the plane lands. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads. he must be. they also get to know the pilot and all about his health or marital problems. friendship closes its eyes.Efraim Kishon "Love is blind.Efraim Kishon "A musician must make music." --." --. What a man can be.Rabbi Shraga Silverstein 108 ." --." --." --.

" --." --." --. whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. it's suddenly called a hobby."Better a good enemy than a bad friend.not a destination.Jewish saying "Israel is the only country in the world where the graffiti is in Hebrew.Efraim Kishon "When a habit begins to cost money.Jewish proverb "Every person contains something precious that cannot be found in anyone else." -.Roy M." --." -.Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz Remember that happiness is a way of travel --.Unknown "Life is a grindstone.Popular saying about Israeli driving 109 ." --." --.Jacob Morton Braude "It's better to be late in this world than early in the other one. Goodman "The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Jewish Proverb 110 .Yaakov Laska "If a thing goes without saying --.Efraim Kishon "A book gives knowledge.Sam Levenson "Nothing speaks more loudly to a child than a good parent's quiet example." --." --. but not for a son-in-law." --." --.Yiddish Proverb "Times don't change. Men do." -." --." --."The innkeeper loves the drunkard.Unknown "Better to ask something foolish than to do something foolish." -. don't invent with your mouth. but it is life that gives understanding.Jacob Morton Braude "Israel is a country where the same drivers who cuss you and flip you the bird will immediately pull over and offer you all forms of help if you look like you need it.Jewish saying "What you don't see with your eyes.let it.

younger than their own children. He is the religious source. and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions." --." -. male and female." --.Leo Tolstoy To lose courage is worse than to lose an army."The guilty make excuses BEFORE they are accused. spring.Efraim Kishon "What is just is always right." -." --. and has illumined with it the entire world.Rabbi Shraga Silverstein "Israel is the only country in the world where reservists are bossed around and commanded by officers.Jewish saying "Some things are easier done than said.Jewish saying "Israel is the only country in the world where no one cares what rules say when an important 111 .Jewish saying "No reason to smile? Do so anyway and the Creator will give you every reason to.Rebbe Nachman of Breslov "The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire." --." --.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov "Rabbi Judah says: Whoever does not teach his son a trade or profession teaches him to be a thief." 112 ." -." --.Jewish Proverb "Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall .Unknown "Israel is the only country in the world with bus drivers and taxi drivers who read Spinoza and Maimonides." --.Efraim Kishon "If you won't be better tomorrow then you were today.goal can be achieved by bending them." -.but don't rush to pick him up either." --. what do you need tomorrow for?" --." -.Jewish Proverb "Opportunities are never lost. someone will take the ones you miss.Efraim Kishon "I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes --.until I met a man who had no feet.Talmud "A country's prosperity can be seen simply in how it treats its elderly.

--- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov "Israel is the only country in the world where 'small talk' consists of loud, angry debate over politics and religion." -- Efraim Kishon "Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it." --- Bernard Meltzer

"No man dies before his time." --- Jewish saying "The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside - our outlook and our inner life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact - new, adventure, surprise, unique, individual, person, vocation, time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit, faith, hope, justice - are the gifts of the Jews." -- Thomas Cahill, Irish Author Israel is the only country in the world that introduces applications of high-tech gadgets and devices, such as printers in banks that print out your statement on demand, years ahead of the United States and decades ahead of Europe." -- Efraim Kishon "If you are hungry, sing. If you hurt, laugh." -- Yiddish Proverb 113

"Israel is the only country in the world where no one has a foreign accent because everyone has a foreign accent." -- Efraim Kishon "What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth." --- Jewish proverb Laughter is the closest distance between two people." --- Victor Borge "Israel is the only country in the world where inviting someone "out for a drink" means drinking cola, coffee or tea." -- Efraim Kishon "Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." --- Albert Einstein "Better a good enemy than a bad friend." --- Jewish saying "The mind of each is different from that of the other, just as the face of each is different from that of the other." --- Jewish saying "After making every possible effort to get out of our rut and failing, we must call it home and remodel it." 114

--- Rabbi Shraga Silverstein "The trouble with some Jewish women is that they get all excited about nothing; then they marry him." -- Anonymous A little light will dispel much darkness." --- Tzeda LaDerech "Israel is the only country in the world where the ultra-Orthodox Jews beat up the police and not the other way around." -- Efraim Kishon "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." --- Elie Wiesel "The most important lesson you can learn from winning is that you can." --- Dave Weinbaum "Learn how to be silent --- so that you'll know how to speak." --- Rebbe Mendel of Vorki The man who persists in knocking will succeed in entering." --- Rabbi Moshe ibn-Ezra

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"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations." --- Isaac Disraeli "Death is merely moving from one home to another. The wise spend the main efforts of life trying to make their future home, the more beautiful one." --- The Kotzker Rebbe "As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest." -- Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic

"Israel is the only country in the world where people read English, write Hebrew, and joke in Yiddish!" -- Efraim Kishon "It's better to ask ten times than to go astray once." --- Jewish saying It was a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals." --- Felix Frankfurter "When one must, one can." --- Yiddish Proverb

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Whoever does not try, does not learn." --- Adapted from "Pirkei Avos" "Most people believe they see the world as it is. However, we really see the world as we are." --- Anonymous "The righteous say little and do much." --- Talmud "The beginning of wisdom is to desire it." --- Rabbi ibn-Gavrioel "A young man has to live and an old man wants to." --- Yiddish Proverb "A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails." --- Anonymous "Pretending to be amused when a fool tells a joke is also a form of charity." --- Rabbi Yechiel Michal of Alexander

"One must learn about humility from pride itself, for what is more humble and simple than pride? It is found amongst the lowest and basest of men, and wherever there are ignorant and empty people --- it befriends them." 117

Rebbe Wolf of Zhitomir "To be born a gentleman is an accident.Ben Hamelech V'hanazir "A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back to the crowd.Zohar "There is no better exercise for your heart." --. failure in can'ts.--." --.Unknown "Success comes in cans. an achievement." --. than reaching down and helping to lift someone up." 118 ." Anger begins with madness and ends with regret. to die one." --. who lives with poverty in order to die with wealth.Rebbe Yechezkal of Shinova "The perfect human has a man's strength and a woman's compassion." --.Unknown "How pitiful is the miser." --.Bernard Meltzer "No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.

David Steinberg My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. hope for tomorrow.Jules Farber The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers.Morris Mandel "Learn from yesterday. unless. 119 . . The original meal has never been found. the man is Jewish.Gold Meir Humility is no substitute for a good personality. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil.Unknown I once wanted to become an atheist but gave up. . They have no holidays." --.Henny Youngman The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl amd skullcap will not bar a man from the White House. ." --.Calvin Trilling Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. . _ Fran Lebowitz My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all-Yiddish-speaking Canada.Albert Einstein "A babysitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers. live for today.--. of course. .

Groucho Marx Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. .Sam Goldwyn A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. I want everybody to tell me the truth. . . even if it costs 120 .Sam Goldwyn I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.It's His business. . you are not that great..Milton Berle I don't want yes-men around me.Golda Meir God will pardon me.Benjamin Disraeli It's so simple to be wise. Lewis Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors.. -Joe E. . .George Burns A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.Sam Levenson Don't be humble . . .Heinrich Heine I went on a diet. swore off drinking and heavy eating.Jackie Mason Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. ..

for every ten Jews beating their breasts. you're Jewish. . I know we are your chosen people. . if you live in New York. God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.Ernie Kovacs With the collapse of vaudeville.them their jobs. . you are going to be goyim even if you are Jewish. .Woody Allen Even if you are Catholic.Sam Goldwyn Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done. they think it is their fault. but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change? .Mel Brooks God.Shalom Aleichem Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.George Burns When I bore people at a party.Henry Kissinger I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. new talent has no place to stink. So. If you live in Butte. Montana. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. -Shalom Aleichem Look at Jewish history. . . Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. _ Peter Malkin 121 .

1841 – 1935 We hate some persons because we do not know them.But who wants to live in an institution? . but a kind word is never 122 . Jr. Sr. Volume 1. Dreaming ties all mankind together. –Oliver Wendell Holmes.. –Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1741 – 1794) Life is painting a picture.1894) The Professor At The Breakfast Table [1860] Most anthologists of poetry or quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters.1924] The Life Everlasting [1911] Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked.Groucho Marx What the fool cannot learn. he laughs at. –Charles Caleb Colton (1780 . first picking the best and ending by eating everything. 1841 – 1935 All human beings are also dream beings. –Oliver Wendell Holmes. Jr.. (1809 . Number 103 A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy. –Marie Corelli [1855 .1832) Lacon [1825]. –Oliver Wendell Holmes. –Jack Kerouac Wise sayings often fall on barren ground. not doing a sum. and we will not know them because we hate them.Marriage is a wonderful institution.

. and that is not learning from experience. –Laurence J. –George Bernard Shaw * Experience has two things to teach: the first is that we must correct a great deal. Jones * There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience. the second. . who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others. –Heinrich Heine * A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience. Peter * One never believes other people’s experience. that we must not correct too much. –Douglas Adams I’ve always imagined heaven to be a kind of library. 123 . * We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. –Sacha Guitry * Experience is a good school. –Eugene Delacroix * Our wisdom comes from our experience. and one is only very gradually convinced by one’s own. –Elbert Hubbard * Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. –Arthur Helps Learning from Experience . –Vita Sackville-West * Human beings.thrown away. are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. –Franklin P. and our experience comes from our foolishness. But the fees are high.

the things you look at change. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 . –Clare Booth Luce We ought to use our neighbors as looking glasses to see our own faults in.1700) If you change the way you look at things. 1475). you lose the power to think. –C.1892) John Ploughman’s Talk [1880] If you lose the power to laugh.–Gabriel Garcia Marquez I am still learning. poet and dramatist (1631 . Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below. –Michelangelo (born March 6. and mend in ourselves what we see in them. –Sam Donaldson Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. –Clarence Darrow The questions don’t do the damage. 124 . –Dr. said in his 80s. –John Dryden. Only the answers do. Wayne Dyer What could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it? –Edward Albee Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Northcote Parkinson *** I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

–Edmund Rouse.2002 Be careful going in search of adventure – it’s ridiculously easy to find. if I thought he might get up. give it more thought. –Russian proverb * God deliver me from a man of one book. listen to his speech. –Chinese proverb * He who leaves God out of his reckoning does not know how to count. –Italian proverb * There is no mortar that time will not loosen. –English proverb * Speak the truth. –French proverb * Good fortune wears a pretty dress but its underclothes do not bear investigation. –Thomas Aquinas Would you kick an opponent when he was down? Yes. but leave immediately after.–George Burns If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship. –William Least Heat Moon If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind. –Dennis Roth *** * If you would know the mind of a man. –Slovenian proverb ***** 125 . 1926 . he would keep it in port forever.

. but a lie is the handle which fits them all –Oliver Wendell Holmes. the good they do is inconceivable. –Joseph Addison * Smiles are the soul’s kisses. –William Arthur Ward The most exhausting thing in life. . but. Dreams. –Victor Borge * A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. to be sure. If you’re not using your smile. –Albert Einstein Sin has many tools. –Phyllis Diller * A smile is the million-dollar asset in your human relations inventory. –Minna Thomas Antrim * A smile is the shortest distance between two people. –Les Giblin * A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring. Jung. * What sunshine is to flowers. I have discovered.When you reach the top. is being 126 . Memories. smiles are to humanity. –Denis Waitley * A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. scattered along life’s pathway. Sr. that’s when the climb begins. These are but trifles. –Michael Caine If you want to live a happy life. not to people or objects. sharing person inside. –Carl G. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Reflections The Power of a Smile . tie it to a goal.

like a buzzing bee. Manser’s The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations [2001]. –C. Life’s Little Instruction Book Great accomplishments are often attempted but only occasionally reached.. Whenever you’re right. –Friedrich Nietzsche 127 . –anon. With love in the loving cup.) (In Martin H. Jackson Brown. "A Word to Husbands" in Marriage Lines [1964] Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. Metcalf To keep your marriage brimming. Savages * Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play. can make a fellow uneasy without ever stinging him. W. –American Farm & Home Almanac It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong. –Charles R. Jr. –H. Gift from the Sea Take your work seriously but yourself lightly. The American Gas Light Journal [24 July 1911] * You’re never too old to grow up. Failures are only temporary tests to prepare us for permanent triumphs. Those who reach them are usually those who missed many times before. Faith) A conscience. Swindoll (1934 .Whenever you’re wrong. –Shirley Conran.insincere. admit it. –Ogden Nash (1902 – 1971) American writer of humorous poetry.. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh. shut up.

you grow old because you stop laughing. –Andre’ Maurois Rule #1 : Obey all Rules. these are wealth enough for me.1933) Love Songs [1917]. but believe.430) In Ioannis Evangelium The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. –Henrik Ibsen I have no riches but my thoughts. –John Mason Brown *** Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Harris A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe. 1894 .* Maturity begins when we’re content to feel we’re right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong. Yet. –Sara Teasdale (1884 . Riches Understanding is the reward of faith. –Michael Pritchard 128 . –Barney Fife You don’t stop laughing because you grow old.1985 We appreciate frankness from those who like us. –Susan Ertz. that thou mayest understand. Frankness from others is called insolence. –Sydney J. –Saint Augustine (354 .

not knowing what they will be." –Spanish proverb 129 .) Tides Of Light [1989] We play out our days as we play out cards." than "Here he died.Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains. –English proverb * Discretion is knowing how to hide that which we cannot remedy. taking them as they come. –Samuel Butler. those who steal from the public treasure go dressed in gold and purple. but you can pay heavily for it. then beggars could ride. hoping for a lucky card and sometimes getting one.149 BC The existence of a well-defined problem does not imply the existence of a solution. –French proverb * On the day of victory no one is tired. –Gregory Benford (1941. –Marcius Porcius Cato. –Arab proverb * If wishes were horses. –Polish proverb * There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. 1835 . 234 . "Here he ran away. often getting just the wrong one.1902 You can’t buy love. –English proverb * It is better that they say. –Spanish proverb * The man who can’t dance thinks the band is no good. –Henny Youngman *** * You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.

ch. –Christopher Morley * There are three things extremely hard: steel. –Louis L’Amour. –Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902) The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. to scoff is simple. –Malcolm Kusher * There are three ingredients in the good life: learning.Laughter is an instant vacation. –Benjamin Franklin 130 . more or less. the one general and the other particular. –Blaise Pascal. To the Far Blue Mountains I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them. an exception to the general rule. or ask your kids not to do it. This is the general rule. Henry Festing Jones [1917] To disbelieve is easy. earning. a diamond. get what he wants if he only tries. –Albert Camus Rules of Three: * There are three ways to get something done – do it yourself. ed. hire someone to do it. to have faith is harder. I . there would not be four friends in the world. and yearning. What is Man?. Lord. The particular rule is that every individual is. –Milton Berle You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. The first is that every one can. –Billy Wilder There are two great rules of life. and to know one’s self. in the end. Penseés Charm is a way of getting the answer "yes" without asking a clear question.

From discord. –Ben Sweetland The secret of all victory is the organization of the non-obvious. 2. don’t try to be subtle or clever. .* Albert Einstein’s three rules of work: 1. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. if we have worked hard to attain them. Without it. –Oswald Spengler The sense of humor is the oil of life’s engines. find harmony. We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. but they don’t quit. –G. –Conrad Hilton 131 . the machinery creaks and groans. Out of clutter. They make mistakes. relaxing times – although such experiences can also be enjoyable. –Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934 . Merriam Contrary to what we usually believe . Then hit it a third time a tremendous whack. 3. receptive.) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [1990]. find opportunity. . –Winston Churchill Achievement seems to be connected with action. Use a pile driver. Successful men and women keep moving. the best moments in our lives. find simplicity. S. Chapter 1 If you have an important point to make. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. are not the passive. In difficulty.

–Margaret Mead There is no such thing as darkness. run with it. –C. only a failure to see. D. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement. in a 1967 interview * Success has always been easy to measure. Stoltz Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. Jackson *** Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have 132 .You never know where the bottom is until you plumb for it. –William Morris Learning requires a pause. –Paul G. –Malcolm Muggeridge The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. –Bob Dylan. –Michael Korda * I personally measure success in terms of the contribution an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. –Walter Bagehot Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung. –Frederick Laing When you’re given a longer leash. and in between does what he wants to do. You must stop to harvest the lesson from each adversity. –Bruce Bildsten * A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night.

–Hans Christian Andersen A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. Basford Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. you’re probably on someone else’s. –Chinese proverb * Danger and delight grow on one stalk. –African proverb * A man is as wise as his head. and small things can be reduced to nothing. –Franklin Pierce Adams If the path before you is clear. –Red O’Donnell It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. and 133 . the enemies outside cannot hurt you. –Joseph Campbell *** * Who timidly requests invites refusal. –Scottish proverb ***** Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. L.his way. –Joseph Joubert It requires a strong constitution to withstand repeated attacks of prosperity. not his years. –Latin proverb * When there is no enemy within. –Turkish proverb * Great things can be reduced to small things. –J.

but great minds rise above them. It cannot burn for ever. Number 574 Great minds have great purposes. It reveals its story one moment at a time.secondly. yet is there anything that can come into being without it? –Marcus Aurelius * We can change our whole life and the attitude of people around 134 . 1849 .1719) The Spectator [July 30.1912 Changes You Need to Make . 1714]. but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. 1924 . One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. –Washington Irving * Laugh at yourself. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory. concentrate our energy. Be bold. –August Strindberg. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune. * We shrink from change. . . –Denis Waitley Happiness consumes itself like a flame. –Leo Buscaglia. When you embark for strange places.1998 You may be disappointed if you fail. and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. –Beverly Sills Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. That is what goals can do for us. how much more unhappy he might be than he really is. but you are doomed if you don’t try. others have wishes. –Alan Alda * Life is uncharted territory. it must go out. –Joseph Addison (1672 .

it is greatly marred when accompanied by vanity. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 .1892) Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit. Volume 24 [1878] The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short. –Abraham Maslow 135 . so cruel and so just. or you will step backward into safety. which demanded that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same. one of its most potent charms lies in its modest unconsciousness. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. –Norman Mailer * You will either step forward into growth. –Abraham Maslow * It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. we don’t grow. –Gail Sheehy * There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go. If we don’t grow. –Aldous Huxley * There is no sin punished more implacably by nature than the sin of resistance to change. –Tennessee Williams As for beauty. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. –Rudolf Dreikurs * I wanted to change the world. we are not really living.us simply by changing ourselves. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh * There was that law of life. –Mignon McLaughlin * If we don’t change.

No one can grow in the shade. essayist. honored by the Few. –Leo Buscaglia A young gambler is sure to be an old beggar if he lives long enough.–Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 . It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.456 BC) Prometheus Bound [c. or Church. –Colin L. Human nature has a much greater genius for sameness than for originality. or State. be sure at least of this. to offer a solution everybody can understand.Console yourself.1892) John Ploughman’s Talk [1880] *** The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s 136 . or the world would be at a sad pass shortly. debate and doubt. –James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891) American poet. To count as naught in World. modest. true. that you are dreadfully like other people. 478 BC] Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through argument. critic. Powell (1937 . Jeffries Wyman [1874] Don’t smother each other. Safe from the Many. and diplomat.) The wisest man could ask no more of Fate Than to be simple. manly. But inwardly in secret to be great. –James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891) On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners in the essay collection My Study Windows [1871]. dear man and brother. whatever you may be sure of. –Aeschylus (525 .

–H L.unfamiliar territory. the way to avoid it is discovered. –Italian proverb * Fortune and misfortune are two buckets in a well. –French proverb * Self praise smells bad. –Paul Fix.1891) Hawthorne And His Mosses [1850] The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949) *** * Do not give advice unless you have the wisdom to go with it. –Bette Davis Everything has been said before. It is the chief occupation of mankind.’ –Maya Angelou 137 . get a couple of old broads to do it. –Swedish proverb Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. –German proverb * Quarrels would not last long if the wrongs were all on one side. Let’s go. Mencken. –Herman Melville (1819 . than to succeed in imitation. –Andre Gide (1869 – 1951) Le traite du Narcisse [1891] It is better to fail in originality. but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.1983 All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. 1901 . –Sean O’Casey If you want a thing done well. –Irish proverb * When a law is made.

Lewis * Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity. and so our society resembles a bag of marbles. manhood. . but we are afraid to be peculiar. * A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity. or a string of mold candles. . nothing else matters. –Warren Buffet * Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity. 138 . –C.1644) What Is Life? Nature made us individuals. 1802 . and energy. even when no one is watching. –Samuel Richardson * If you have integrity. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike. –Alan Simpson * The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. they think of you. –Baltasar Gracian * Integrity is doing the right thing. intelligence. and decrepit age. nothing else matters. And if they don’t have the first. If you don’t have integrity.1880 Integrity in Life . S. you look for three qualities: integrity. Whose glory in one day doth fill the stage With childhood.And what’s a life? – a weary pilgrimage. Jr. as she did the flowers and the pebbles. * In looking for people to hire. –Lydia Maria Child. Jackson Browne. –Francis Quarles (1592 . –H. the other two will kill you.

–Washington Irving I expect to pass through life but once. to offer a solution everybody can understand. nay. 1819 . Powell (1937 . If therefore. there be any kindness I can show.1891 It is not enough that you can form. it is a temporary expedient. –James Russell Lowell. and not defer or neglect it. let me do it now. debate and doubt. often wise in party politics. –William Penn (1644 . You must also know when to 139 . –Bertrand Russell Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through argument. because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. –Colin L. –Elizabeth Bibesco Great minds have purposes. and follow. the most excellent rules for conducting yourself in the world.) Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.–Zig Ziglar Our losses should frequently be put on the credit side. others have wishes. –Pablo Picasso Compromise makes a good umbrella.1718) A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate. but a poor roof. as I shall not pass this way again. or any good thing I can do to any fellow being.

like charity. –Isaac Asimov The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age. about thirty years after date. unconforming. smash it! The greatest sin of all is satisfaction. but. unlike chess.1987 Be always restless. II. –all from Clare Boothe Luce. * Money can’t buy happiness. –Robert Greville * Censorship.deviate from them. unlike charity.1832 140 . –Charles Caleb Colton. * There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. pt. unsatisfied. it should end there. should begin at home. 1780 . –Marian Anderson *** In life. II. * There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife. 1903 . –Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) Don Quixote de la Mancha.1957) The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises [1927]. XXIII [1615] Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. Whenever a habit becomes convenient. the game continues after checkmate. payable with interest. * No good deed goes unpunished. but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. –Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 . bk. and where lies the exception. ch. The March: First Step Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.

God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By 141 . So. you must expect to be stung. –George Canning Loneliness is the most terrible poverty. –Anne Lamott I can prove anything by statistics except the truth. They have no holidays. >>>>Henny Youngman>>> Look at Jewish history. >>>>David Steinberg>>> I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. I work and walked my old one. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. –Mother Teresa (1910 .Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die. for every ten Jews beating their breasts. –Greek proverb * I dreamed a thousand new paths. –Spanish proverb * If you play around the beehive. –French proverb * Desperation is the mistress of the impossible. –Chinese proverb * Good bargains empty our pockets. –German proverb My father never lived to see his dream come true of an allYiddish-speaking Canada.1997) *** * From a short pleasure comes a long repentance.

I know we are your chosen people. you are going to be goyim even if you are Jewish >>>>Lenny Bruce>>> God. Montana . unless. >>>>Calvin Trillin>>> Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. If you live in Butte . >>>>Mel Brooks>>> The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House. if you live in New York .the time I was five I knew I was that one. you're Jewish. but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change? >>>>Shalom Aleichem>>> The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. the man is Jewish. of course. >>>>Jules Farber>>> Even if you are Catholic. The original meal has never been found. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! 142 .

>>>>Benjamin Disraeli>>> It's so simple to be wise. >>>>Heinrich Heine>>> 143 . >>>>Sam Levenson>>> Don't be humble. It's His business. >>>>Fran Lebowitz>>> My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. >>>>Golda Meir>>> God will pardon me. you are not that great. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. >>>>Peter Malkin>>> Humility is no substitute for a good personality.>>>>Golda Meir>>> Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.

>>>>Jackie Mason>>> I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. swore off drinking and heavy eating. >>>>Joe E. Lewis>>> Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors. But who wants to live in an institution? >>>>Groucho Marx>>> Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy 144 . >>>>Sam Goldwyn>>> A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. >>>>Woody Allen>>> Marriage is a wonderful institution.I went on a diet. and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. >>>>Sam Goldwyn>>> I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something.

>>>>Ernie Kovacs>>> 145 . >>>>Oscar Levant>>> Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair. I want everybody to tell me the truth. >>>>Milton Berle>>> I don't want any yes-men around me. >>>>Mort Sahl>>> A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. even if it costs them their jobs.>>>>Groucho Marx>>> A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. >>>>Sam Goldwyn>>> Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. >>>>George Burns>>> Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions.

2006) Credo [2004]. –Cynthia Ozick If you would thoroughly know anything. and particularly in the lives society counts least and puts last. >>>>George Burns>>> When I bore people at a party. they think it is their fault >>>>Henry Kissinger>>> = Life is about learning. (1924 ." only valuable. Roosevelt (advice to son James on speech-giving) To want to be what one can be is purpose in life. Love * Clearly the trick in life is to die young as late as possible. Jr. be seated. (1924 . (1924 .With the collapse of vaudeville. First you leap.2006) Credo [2004]. teach it to others. when you stop learning. Hope. Jr. –William Sloane Coffin. Life In 146 . you die. –Tom Clancy Be sincere. We don’t have to make money. –William Sloane Coffin. –Franklin D. new talent has no place to stink. and then you grow wings. Faith. Jr. only a difference. Hope. Faith. Love * I love the recklessness of faith. –Tryon Edwards * We don’t have to be "successful.2006) Credo [2004]. be brief. –William Sloane Coffin.

1452 . Perpetually makes a hit– "You really haven’t changed a bit!" –Margaret Fishback (1900 .1985) The Lie Of The Land Nothing is more apt to deceive us than our own judgment of our work. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. they toughen and make strong. * There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. –Richard Bach * The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with. –Dag Hammarskjold. Repeated as the years scoot by. –John W.General The same old charitable lie. –Theodore Ruskin The longest journey is the journey inward. but whether it is the same problem you had last year. –Leonardo da Vinci. We derive more benefit from having our faults pointed out by our enemies than from hearing the opinions of friends. You seek problems because you need their gifts. .–Norman Vincent Peale * The problem is not that there are problems. It comes from a 147 . –Duke Ellington * We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. . Gardner * Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles. the Swedish statesman (1905-1961).1519 Self-Worth from Problem Solving . –John Foster Dulles * A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

1819 . –James Russell Lowell. * The stupid neither forgive nor forget. * If you talk to God. * The irresponsible life is not worth living. –Marva N. Clark Thomas Szasz: * Where there is no will. * People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. * Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. But the self is not something one finds. you are praying. serenity. there is no way.1891 If you can’t make a mistake. tells him what he shouldn’t do . it is something one creates. –Frank A. –Anatole France One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end. –Claude M. but they make a good excuse. if God talks to you. like a warning line on the highway. * Two wrongs don’t make a right. * Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. you have schizophrenia. that nothing is.posthumously published collection of short notes called "Markings." Step by step you will achieve realization. Bristol A man’s conscience. you can’t make anything. the wise forgive but do not forget.but it does not keep him from doing it. It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. the naive forgive and forget. Collins *** 148 .

348 BC) Laws #888 149 . –Hannes Messemer Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. the mules are always to blame. –Samuel Johnson. the worst is better than none. 1709 . as the years go by. –Scottish proverb ***** You are young. time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.1784 If you can’t annoy somebody. –Plato (428 . –Peter Ustinov Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. there’s little point in writing.Dictionaries are like watches. my son. –Chinese proverb * It is seldom the fault of one when two argue. –Greek proverb * The first step in the ladder of folly is to believe oneself wise. –Albert Einstein *** * A good teacher is better than a barrelful of books. –Spanish proverb * Eagles fly alone but sheep flock together. Refrain therefore awhile from the setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters. –Swedish proverb * To the bad driver. and the best cannot be expected to go quite true. –Kingsley Amis Habits are like supervisors that you don’t notice. and.

1974 The Meaning of Happiness * Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness. something to love. are made without moving from the spot. –Dale Carnegie * True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents. Gardner * Happiness consists in the full employment of our faculties in some pursuit. die for it. live for it. it is generally the by-product of other activities. vol. and you’ll find a happiness that you had thought could never be yours. in many instances. and something to hope for.1958) Paris Gazette [1940] Voyages are accomplished inwardly. and the most hazardous ones. p. –Aldous Huxley * The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do. 1. –Lion Feuchtwanger (1884 . –Harriett Martineau 150 . is only a wholesome fear of the constable. –Joseph Addison * Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart. 117 [2 vols.1980) The Colossus Of Maroussi [1941]. the weak are made weaker. They think they’re listening. –Henry Miller (1891 . 1862] Women like silent men. needless to say. –Christian Nestell Bovee (1820 – 1904) Intuitions and Summaries of Thought.It is only the strong who are strengthened by suffering. Chapter 1 What we call conscience. –Marcel Achard. 1899 . –John W.

but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. Alas! They will repent one day that they did not repent at once. is not always ready to make himself absolute. –Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) Letter to George Wythe [13 August 1786] Delay is the devil’s great net. We all recognize this in our daily lives. common sense fact is routinely ignored. 151 . All men mean to repent. * Just improve yourself. An Urchin in the Storm [1987]. the seeds of political manipulation are sown.1892) Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit. * I don’t know why we are here. and in gladly relinquishing all the rest. The problem is that most of these good things can be gotten only by sacrificing other good things. with a sufficient force. –Thomas Sowell. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 . Volume 14 [1868] Life has many good things. It is only in politics that this simple. –Stephen Jay Gould (1941 – 2002) American palaeontologist. Townhall * Genius is talent exercised with courage. Good Things.* Happiness consists in finding out precisely what ‘the one thing necessary’ may be in our lives. that is the only thing you can do to better the world. –Thomas Merton When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes. who. The Quack Detector There is no king.

only when everything is in place does the door open. in When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough [1986] Striving to better. over most of the world. all kinds of fantastic things are happening. most of the time. oft we mar what’s well. from King Lear 152 . all the time. –Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 – 1972) Quoted by his student. –William Shakespeare. now that I am old. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.) Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations [1990] You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.* I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. Proposition 6 People have the illusion that all over the world. –Immanuel Kant (1724 . 44 [2001] When I was young. I admired clever people. nothing is happening. I admire kind people. When in fact. –all from Ludwig Wittgenstein Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made. * Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing. Quoted in Andrew Finlayson Questions That Work.1804) The Idea of a Universal History [1784]. Harold S. Kushner. –Naguib Mahfouz (1911 – 2006) Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. –David Brinkley (1920 – 2003) Quoted in Sy Safransky (ed. p.

–James Reston 153 .1885 *** There are three ways . George Aiken. it will plague you like the devil. –Josh Billings. to deal with embarrassing political situations.1885 * Self-made men are most always apt to be a little too proud of the job. . former mayor of New York. That wonderful old former Republican Senator from Vermont. The best way is to admit them. advised President Johnson during the Vietnam War.*** Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. The next best way is to proclaim that your blunders were really triumphs. . gets it. –Henry Fielding He who demands little. 1818 . "When I make a mistake. 1818 . "Say you won and get out!" Mr. –Charles Darwin It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. The worse way is to pretend and blame everything that goes wrong on somebody else. –Josh Billings. Johnson ignored him and regretted it till the end of his days. disarming his critics. –Benjamin Disraeli If you make money your god. it’s a beaut!" Fiorello La Guardia. once said. –Ellen Glasgow * Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

–Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) The Idler (essays in the newspaper The Universal Chronicle from 1758 – 1760) [Issue of 5 August 1758]. –English proverb * Friendship is a plant we must often water. the less necessary it appears to have been. 1564 . –Italian proverb * Children act in the village as they have learned at home. –Anonymous Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. –John Burroughs It is to be hoped that. It is in the nature of precaution that the more successful it is.*** * Of two cowards. –Galileo Galilei. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. –Swedish proverb * A good conscience is God’s eye. and imagine that they are every day adding some improvement to human life. The great opportunity is where you are. the one that finds the other out first has the advantage. with all the modern improvements. many flatter themselves with high opinions of their own importance. and die without a memorial.1642 No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. a mode will be 154 . –Russian proverb * Variety is the spice of life. –German proverb Of those that spin out life in trifles.

overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.discovered of getting rid of bores. letter to John Jay. 1786 Challenges are what makes life interesting. –Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902) English novelist. –Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron] (1788 – 1824) Quoted in Chetwood Evelyn The Companion. Jacula Prudentum (Outlandish Proverbs) [1640]. for it is too bad that a poor wretch can punished for stealing your pocket handkerchief or gloves. Marine No one else can grow for us: We must each grow for ourselves. and that no punishment can be inflicted on those who steal your time. and critic. –George Washington. –Joshua J. –George Herbert (1593 – 1633) English religious poet. –Thomas Troward * Truth generally is kindness. ed. –Bernard Malamud We must take human nature as we find it.] * All truths are not to be told. After-Dinner Table-Talk [1850] Teach yourself to work in uncertainty. and with it your temper and patience. Perfection falls not to the share of mortals. The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. kindness should override truth. August 15. essayist. Henry Festing Jones [1917 ed. –Rudyard Kipling 155 . * I reckon there’s more things told than are true.And more things true than are told. but where the two diverge and collide.

but the people don’t. –Kevin Smith How we spend our days is. –Jerry Seinfeld Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. drills. the pickings get slimmer. –Annie Dillard Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. –Richard J. of course. –Joseph Addison We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals. Needham 156 . ills. only the wise profit from it. never get personal – else the dagger digs too deep. pills and wills. –Edward R. Murrow As you get older. –Carrie Fisher The seven ages of man: spills.Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading. –Harper Lee In a political struggle. others. by their acts. bills. –Harold Nicolson *** You can’t stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. how we spend our lives. –Jack Valenti Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up. –Jay Leno Many receive advice. thrills.

–Maori proverb * Much would have more. –French proverb ***** Ah. Heinlein The world is living today in what might be described as an era of carnality. Atlanta. Georgia [22 October 1964]. –English proverb * A cup of coffee commits one to 40 years of friendship. but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. *** * Turn your face to the sun. but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. –Gloria Pitzer Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round.About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. –Turkish proverb * To know the road ahead. –Chinese proverb * A fault denied is twice committed. 157 . –Dean Rusk (1909 – 1994) Speech to the American Bar Association. –Robert A. –Rabindranath Tagore Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Or what’s a heaven for? –Robert Browning Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. and the shadows fall behind you. ask those coming back.

which glorifies sex. –Golda Meir It is not titles that make men. you negate me. innocence with ignorance. It will be extremely costly. thinking only of self. hands folded across their breasts. and turns men and women into Buddhas with their eyes closed. identifies purity with coldness. hates restraint. intently looking inward. –Thomas Fuller * Never let your inferiors do you a favor. –Miguel de Cervantes * The costliest women are the ones who cost nothing. –Niccolo Machiavelli I Started a Joke? MOSCOW. * What you get free costs too much. –Alfred de Musset * Free love is too expensive. –Jean Anouilh * What is bought is cheaper than a gift. but men who make titles.Bim-Bom the clown started making jokes about the Bolsheviks during his act. –Soren Kierkegaard You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. –Albert Einstein * Nothing costs so much as what is given us. –Bernadette Devlin * Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. DECEMBER 1917 . in "The Winter’s Tale" Once you label me. . –H.1979) The Cross And The Beatitudes [1937] The Cost of Free Things . there was a party from 158 . . –William Shakespeare. Mencken * You pay a great deal too dear for what’s given freely. L. –Fulton John Sheen (1895 . Unfortunately.

1855) You create opportunities by performing. June 4. They pulled out their guns. –Henry David Thoreau (1817 . –Henry David Thoreau (1817 . –Samuel Johnson There is no higher religion than human service. –Muriel Shebert A good leader is not the person who does things right.1862) Journal [1906]. –Henry David Thoreau (1817 . –Anthony Dadovano Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. * The words of some men are thrown forcibly against you and adhere like burs. September 26. –Albert Schweitzer *** 159 . 1859 It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand. –Soren Kierkegaard (1813 .the Cheka visiting the circus that night. March 11. 1856 * The savage in man is never quite eradicated.1862) Journal [1906]. not complaining. and shot not only Bim-Bom but also any members of the audience they had seen laughing at his jokes.1862) Journal [1906]. 1839 * That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. but the person who finds the right things to do.

–Swedish proverb * Don’t believe everything you hear nor tell all that you know. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for. –Italian proverb * Evil people know one another.65 AD) A mistake only proves that someone stopped talking long enough to do something. no wind is the right wind. and yet deprecate agitation. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca (ca. Kennedy Though friendship is not quick to burn. 160 . –May Sarton The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you. it’s because you’re not going anywhere. Johns *** * Who lies for you will lie against you. –Bosnian proverb * Lovely flowers fade fast. –Robert F. –Lady Nancy Astor There is so little difference between husbands that you might just as well keep the first one.If there’s nobody in your way. –German proverb Our plans miscarry because we have no aim. it is explosive stuff. 4 BC . –Arab proverb * The purse of the patient protracts his care. Weeds last the season. –Adele Rogers St. –Michael LeBoeuf Those who profess to favor freedom.

–all from Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 . written in 1578 No matter how bad things get. * To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom. the best counsel for a desperate man. be swift to love! * Blessed be childhood. * An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains. which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. –Salvador Dali The only sin is mediocrity.1881) Reading is the best medicine for a sicke man. –Sholem Aleichem Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. * Ten clever men are not worth one man of talent. * The great artist is the simplifier. 1817 .are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. you got to go on living.1895 * Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. the best musicke for a sadde man. –Frederick Douglass. even if it kills you. the best comfort for one afflicted. O. –Martha Graham People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the 161 . and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. –John Florio.

ground. the better your chances will be of acquiring it.1634 * Sameness is the mother of disgust. –Ram Dass It’s where we go and what we do when we get there that tells us where we are. –Fred Jandt When one finds himself in a hole of his own making. we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. we find hope in the thoughts that things are so bad they have to get better. And when they are.1374 * Beware of monotony. 162 . –Joyce Oates Keep in mind the better you understand what you want and why you want it.1937 When things are bad. –Edward Coke. and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions. 1552 .–Petrarch. it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. the fool others. –Jon Remmerde * Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose. No one becomes successful in the past. 1862 . it is a good time to examine the quality of the workmanship. –Malcolm S. –Henri Arnold Forget the past. 1304 . the more you can hear. –Marcel Proust The quieter you become. Forbes The wise person questions himself. –Edith Wharton. variety the cure.

’ –Mary Kay Ash A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. –German proverb 163 . 1835 . Mencken Baseball is 90% mental. –Bobby Darin Sex: the pleasure is momentary. and the expense damnable. –H. L. –Jean De La Fontaine Conceit is thinking you’re great. ‘Make me feel important. egotism is knowing it. lies go roundabout. –Clifton Fadiman *** Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. –Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra If you can’t beat them.1910 A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. –Mark Twain. arrange to have them beaten. the position ridiculous. The other half is physical. –George Carlin Necessity is the mother of taking chances. –Lord Chesterfield *** * Truth gives a short answer.–Richard Bell Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying.

–French proverb * It is better to do a kindness close to home than to go far to burn incense. 164 . and that has made all the difference. –Alexis de Tocqueville * None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. –Eleanor Roosevelt To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. –Chinese proverb * He who knows but little presently outs with it. and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. –Michel de Montaigne * Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual. –Dame Margot Fonteyn Where love is concerned. –Robert Frost * Once conform. but define yourself. you have an obligation to be one. –Italian proverb * The fiddle is judged by its tune. not privilege. and I – I took the one less traveled by. but never yourself. once do what others do because they do it. you cannot hasten the dawn. –Spanish proverb * The sword of justice has no scabbard. –Harvey Fierstein * Two roads diverged in a wood.* However early you get up. –Robertson Davies * History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. –Ralph Waldo Emerson * Accept no one’s definition of your life.2005) An Invitation to Joy [1999] Take your work seriously. –Russian proverb Power is responsibility: it is service. –Pope John Paul II (1920 . too much is not even enough! –Pierre de Beaumarchais Being Yourself * A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.

And the second half is enjoying it. 1760 . –Nora Ephron You learn something every day if you pay attention. we esteem too lightly. –Ibn Rahel Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers. –Austin O’Malley. –Boris Pasternak If you organize your life around the things you are passionate about. You end up spending time with people you want to spend time with and doing what you love. the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. –Henrik Ibsen Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.1854 What we obtain too cheap. –Ray Leblond The more difficulties one has to encounter. –Francie Lear *** Don’t go through life. –Jeffrey Bores The worst a human being can do to himself is to do wrong to others. –Horace Bushnell True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. 165 . The first half is finding out how you do it. –E. S. Bouton The less tenderness a man has in his nature the more he requires of others. grow through life. it is dearness only that gives everything its value. –Standing Bear I believe the second half of one’s life is meant to be better than the first half. –Thomas Paine Fear has the largest eyes of all.–Bertrand Russell The tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next. nothing is a time burden. within and without.

–Native American proverb * The sweetest grapes hang the highest. –Harold Stephens The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak. –Bob Dylan Do not confuse motion and progress. A worried person sees a problem. and yet yield to a glance. –Dutch proverb ***** There is a great difference between worry and concern. –Garth Henrichs Money doesn’t talk.–Eric Butterworth Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. –Alfred A. it swears. –Italian proverb * Credit is invisible fortune. –Langston Hughes Men are so made that they can resist sound argument. Montapert *** * Learn a new language. and it will live in my heart forever. and get a new soul. –Isaac Asimov The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves. Tell me a story. –Japanese proverb * Good right needs good help. Tell me a truth. a concerned person solves a problem. 166 . –German proverb * The same shoe does not fit every foot. and I’ll believe. and I’ll learn. –Czech proverb * Tell me a fact. –Honore de Balzac Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.

ask for wisdom and understanding. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned.1986 We either make ourselves miserable. and we only learn from our mistakes. 1920 . It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by. Chapter 1 167 . So when you pray.) The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint [2006]. The secret of prayer is expressing gratitude for our existence. .1991 * Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. . The amount of work is the same. or we make ourselves strong. –Carlos Castaneda Knowing how to pray has saved my butt countless times. because if you have wisdom and understanding you don’t need anything else. –John Steinbeck. 1919 . –Tommy Chong (1938 . We are here to learn. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior.–Jacques-Benigne Bossuet Patterns * There is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him.1968 * Life forms illogical patterns. for who knows whether any of them will ever return? –Margot Fonteyn. 1902 . gathering destructive momentum. . We exist on this plane for a reason. Don’t bother asking for anything else. everything happens for a reason. –Frank Herbert. And the Truth is.

adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.* In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best. but the happiest are usually the best. –all from Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. –George Adams A good leader is a curious leader. the best are not only the happiest. * The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation. * The prudent person may direct a state. –Ralph Waldo Emerson * You cannot do a kindness too soon. –John B. –Susan Sontag If you have nothing else to do. not overturning it. –Saj-Nicole A. * It is often the easiest move that completes the game. It may make you wealthy. 1803 .1873 You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. though it is more likely that it will make you happy. but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it. look about you and see if there isn’t something close at hand that you can improve. for you never know how soon it will be 168 . Joni * A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. * Happiness and virtue rest upon each other. Gough The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.

You have to go looking for them. No process is so fatal as that which would cast all men into one mold. –Theodore Roethke Human resources are like natural resources – they’re often buried deep. –Henry Kissinger *** I have not observed men’s honesty to increase with their riches. the eye begins to see. childhood. but it’s more important to be nice. –Thomas Jefferson It’s nice to be important. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The four stages of man: infancy. –Robert Schuller Never say ‘no’ to adventures. –Art Linkletter In a dark time. the most daring course is often safest. they’re not just lying around on the surface. –Ian Fleming In crises. –Nancy Donahue You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re 169 .too late. –Ken Robinson No man should part with his individuality to become another. adolescence. and obsolescence. –William Ellery Channing Again and again the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

–Chinese proverb * Profit and loss are twin brothers.going.1924) (In Gustav Janouch’s Conversations With Kafka [1953]) * Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality. but a fool’s without him. they 170 . –English proverb * Give time time. because you might not get there. you have the worst kind of heart trouble. –Estonian proverb If you haven’t any charity in your heart. –Yogi Berra Obstacles are the things people see when they take their eyes off the goal. justice is servant. that soon we shall only be able to do goodness and justice in the deepest secrecy. –Yiddish proverb * Where might is master. Humphrey *** * A wise man’s thoughts walk within him. To blame someone else is politics. –Franz Kafka (1883 . –Robert Thorpe To err is human. –German proverb * Working slowly produces fine goods. –Italian proverb * Every person has his own idiosyncrasies. –Hubert H. as if it were a crime. –Bob Hope We live in an age which is so possessed by demons.

–William Arthur Ward * We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Chesterton * The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. –Aesop * Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.2002 * Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. –Storm Jameson * Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. –Carl Jung. it exacts a full look at the Worst. K. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.1961 If a way to the Better there be. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination. And more truly for what I have not received. –Thomas Hardy One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.are also dress rehearsals. –Eric Hoffer * For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. –Thornton Wilder 171 . plans. –Helen Keller We only think when we are confronted with a problem. –G. –Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. 1934 . 1875 . –John Dewey Gratitude * Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Hope. never our courage. Love * No one need be afraid of fear. –William Sloane Coffin. and then doing the right thing anyhow. –William Sloane Coffin. Life In General * Our faith should quell our fears.2006) Credo [2004]. Social Justice And Economic Rights Never be haughty to the humble. (1924 .2006) Credo [2004]. 4 BC . being scared almost to death. –Jefferson Davis Many a man might have known if he had but been aware that he did not know. 172 . Chapter 5 Fire is the test of gold." only valuable. (1924 .1955) The Magic Mountain [1924]. only a difference. –William Sloane Coffin. On Providence * We don’t have to be "successful. Courage means being well aware of the worst that can happen. of strong men. –John Wooden Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject – the actual enemy is the unknown. Faith. We don’t have to make money. Jr. never be humble to the haughty. Jr. Jr. and particularly in the lives society counts least and puts last. only afraid that fear will stop him or her from doing what’s right. (1924 . –Thomas Mann (1875 . adversity.Never mistake activity for achievement. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. A sense of ignorance is the doorstep of the palace of wisdom.2006) Credo [2004].65 AD) Moral Essays.

1996) *** * Wisdom is easy to carry but difficult to gather. –Daniel P. –Agnes Repplier (1855 . the ambitious quote passages they like from works they admire.1734) Gnomologia [1732] *** There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth. –Malcolm Muggeridge. Smith (1946 . –Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835 – 1910) Pudd’nhead Wilson [1894].–Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 .1892) Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.1950) Compromises [1904]. 173 . and the smartasses just invent their own. M. –Thomas Fuller. 15 epigraph: Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar The impoverished in spirit look up their quotations in dictionaries. –Joe Namath Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.) (In a posting to alt. and heaven will come down on you.D. –Danish proverb * Continue to do good. Re: Quotes. B. The Gayety of Life Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. (1654 . nothing hurts. November 9. 1903 . Volume 28 [1882] A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.1990 When you win. –Czech proverb * God gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests. ch.quotations.

–Morris Adler People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. the planners are all alike . . –H. –Gambian proverb * Silence is sometimes the answer. say what you’ve got to say. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. Then distractions minimize themselves. –Joel Bryant * Mission Statement: A long awkward sentence that demonstrates management’s inability to think clearly. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885 – 1930) Studies In Classic American Literature. Jackson Browne A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. II [1923] Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask but when we are challenged to be what we can be. it’s better to set worthwhile goals. H. when genuine passion moves you. –Carolyn Wells Instead of trying to minimize distractions. heal yourself.–Hawaiian proverb * Before healing others. –D. and say it hot. –Frédéric Bastiat Be still when you have nothing to say. –Estonian proverb * Long is not forever. –German proverb The plans differ. ch. 174 . .

* If you want to kill an idea without being identified as the assassin.1945) Desiderata [1927] (poem) The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. you may become vain or bitter. * There are two essential rules to management. –William James * In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. –Aldous Huxley * The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. and religion. and two. for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. –Bertrand Russell * All work takes place in time and uses up time. the customer is always right. One. –all from Scott Adams If you compare yourself with others. suggest that the legal department take a look at it. K.1988) To The Far Blue Mountains [1976] Taking for Granted or with Gratitude * When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. –Max Ehrmann (1872 . they must be punished for their arrogance. –Louis L’Amour (1908 . I am simply an ignorant man. This is the principle behind lotteries. Yet most people 175 . dating. Chesterton * Man has an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. * Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. trying to lessen his ignorance. –G.* The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage Management.

Inge The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. –Thomas Mann The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as escaping from old ones. R. for one of them may be the king. –Paul Gauguin Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due. –John Maynard Keynes *** The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. –W. –Margaret Carty There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t. –Anonymous Man needs difficulties. –Carl Jung Bring ideas in and entertain them royally. they are necessary for health. –Saul Alinsky A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. irreplaceable. –Mark Van Doren 176 . and necessary resource.take for granted this unique. –Peter Drucker * We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. –Thornton Wilder I shut my eyes in order to see.

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 . in adversity. –American proverb Put yourself in competition with yourself each day. –Dutch proverb * When fortune calls. –Swedish proverb * In prosperity. caution. look back upon your work of yesterday and then try to beat it. –Charles Sheldon I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do and like it. –Yiddish proverb * Industry need not wish. take everything on evidence. –Scott Adams *** * Goodness shouts. –Charles Dickens There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. –Harry S. –Balinese proverb * A word and a stone once thrown away cannot be returned. There’s no better rule.Take nothing on its looks. –Mexican proverb * What breaks in a moment may take years to mend. Each morning. Truman The great mischief of most men is that they procrastinate. patience. 177 . but that they resolve to be saved tomorrow. offer her a chair. It is not that they resolve to be damned. Evil whispers.1892) Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.

1988) The Lonely Men [1969] * The face is the mirror of the mind. not to their humanity but to their self-love. and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. "Why do you not practice what you preach?" –Saint Jerome (c.. While death rolls out the dice. –Saint Jerome (c. lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself. When 178 .420) Letter 48 * Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 .Volume 10 [1864] And fate sets up the chessboard. it is easy to talk of fasting. and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.420) Letter 58 * Do not let your deeds belie your words.. but from their regard to their own selfinterest. –Saint Jerome (c. 342 . We address ourselves. Anyone For Tennis I find that the harder I work. the more luck I seem to have.420) Letter 54 * When the stomach is full. –Cream. 342 . –Adam Smith No piper ever suited all ears. –Louis L’Amour (1908 . –Thomas Jefferson It is not from the benevolence of the butcher. the brewer.1892) John Ploughman’s Talk [1880] Even those who fancy themselves the most progressive will fight against other kinds of progress. or the baker that we expect our dinner. 342 . for each of us is convinced that our way is the best way.

–G. nameless. but that he cannot believe anyone else. 342 . –Ella Fitzgerald The best time to make friends is before you need them. The ability to do a job without being supervised. –Saint Jerome (c. –William Wordsworth Maturity is: The ability to stick with a job until it’s finished. K. unremembered acts of kindness and of love. –Ethel Barrymore There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. who can restore it to its previous whiteness? –Saint Jerome (c. –George Bernard Shaw The best portion of a good person’s life is the little.420) Letter 3 Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances we know to be desperate. –Abigail Van Buren The blow you can’t see coming is the blow that knocks you out. –Tom Peters *** 179 . it’s where you’re going that counts. The ability to carry money without spending it. –Joyce Carol Oates It isn’t where you came from. and The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.once wool has been dyed purple. 342 .420) Letter 107 * The friendship that can cease has never been real. Chesterton The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed.

–Monta Crane *** * Difficulties make you a jewel. –Josh Billings Words are loaded pistols. takes longer. we must begin by doubting. or in anything else. –Greek proverb * A day is lost if one has not laughed. –Japanese proverb * The gods sell all things to hard labor. The completely obvious. –Barry Manilow Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you’re only looking for a lucky break. –Jean-Paul Sartre There is no safety in numbers. –Estonian proverb 180 . –Thomas Fuller As scarce as truth is. –Polish proverb * Give good and get good. –James Thurber The obscure we see eventually. it seems. –French proverb * To believe with certainty. –Ed Murrow Misfits aren’t misfits among other misfits. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.It’s easy to sit up and take notice. the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

* The salt of patience seasons everything. stand like a rock. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation. mostly knaves. * Rational. whatever steps we take. Aim for the company of immortals. –all from Ambrose Bierce. Aim out of the ball park. n. of events mostly unimportant. * Old Age. swim with the current.–Richard Bach (1936 . n. no matter how unpleasant. experience and reflection. An account mostly false. Chapter 11 Progress is not created by contented people. 1881 . which are brought about by rulers. –Italian proverb There are no mistakes. –Thomas Jefferson * Consult. –Frank Tyger In matters of style. mostly fools. adj. * History. * Year. n. –Richard Bach Don’t bunt. are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn. they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go. in matters of principle. To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon. The Devil’s Dictionary. v. 181 . A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.) The Bridge Across Forever [1984]. and you’ll never be the one who overcame them. The events we bring upon ourselves.1906 Avoid problems. That time in life when we condemn the vices we no longer have the enterprise to commit. and soldiers.

–Bernard Baruch It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious. –Viktor Frankl The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles. If you can’t change it. but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. more than anything else. –Elbert Hubbard If you want people to think well of you. –Blaise Pascal Never forget what a man has said to you when he was angry. to choose one’s own way. –John Ciardi * If you don’t like something. –Maya Angelou * A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances. change it. Don’t complain. and the mutual dependence of the old. –William James * The last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. –Anne Morrow Lindbergh Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young. will affect its successful outcome. –Henry Ward Beecher 182 . do not speak well of yourself. the habituation of the middle-aged. –Hugh Downs * It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which. change your attitude.–David Ogilvy The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

–Spanish proverb God is always where we don’t look for him. -David Steinberg I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays. you have to break an egg. –French proverb Swift gratitude is the sweetest. –Elisabeth Marbury Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. –Greek proverb Love kills with golden arrows. –Barry Goldwater I like long walks. –E.1985 Sex and politics are a lot alike. –Russian proverb Every age wants its playthings. –Norman Cousins We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. You don’t have to be good at them to enjoy them. –French proverb My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all-Yiddish-speaking Canada.Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. B. -Henny Youngman 183 . the more they will cost you. 1899 . –Fred Allen [John Florence Sullivan] (1894 – 1956) *** To make an omelet. especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. White. –Virginia Satir *** The richer your friends.

-Benjamin Disraeli It's so simple to be wise. -Mort Sahl A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. -Golda Meir I went on a diet. -Oscar Levant Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair. you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish. The original meal has never been found. -Milton Berle 184 . I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -Lenny Bruce The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. unless. -Calvin Trillin Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. swore off drinking and heavy eating. the man is Jewish. -Sam Goldwyn I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. Montana. If you live in Butte. -George Burns Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. -Peter Malkin My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. for every ten Jews beating their breasts. -Woody Allen Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. you're Jewish. -Joe E. if you live in New York. you are not that great. Lewis A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. -Jules Farber Even if you are Catholic.Look at Jewish history. -Sam Levenson Don't be humble. So. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! -Golda Meir Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother. -Groucho Marx A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. -Mel Brooks The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House. of course.

–Dale Archer * Sustained success comes only when you take what’s unique about you and figure out how to make it useful. the mature mind seeks to follow through. –Charles Kuralt Some things have to be believed to be seen. –Harry A. -Henry Kissinger Look for joy in your life. you lose your uniqueness. even if it costs them their jobs. –T. –Ralph Hodgson The immature mind hops from one thing to another. I want everybody to tell me the truth.I don't want any yes-men around me. Overstreet Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. –Marcus Buckingham * None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. H. which can be the foundation for your greatness. they think it is their fault. it’s not always easy to find. -Ernie Kovacs When I bore people at a party. Huxley A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. -Sam Goldwyn Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 185 . –Antoine de Saint-Exupery * When you’re always trying to conform to the norm.

because it is easier to travel on a highway than over untrodden grounds. –Benjamin Disraeli You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. –Harriet Beecher Stowe Any attempt to replace the personal conscience by a collective conscience does violence to the individual and is the first step toward totalitarianism.Never give up. Others follow the example. Lichtenberg How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. modernity. –John Bunyan Some of us think holding on makes us strong. you can only help him find it within himself. –Horace Mann. 1796 . C. technology. for that is just the place and time the tide will turn. progress.1859 Stupidity does not give way to science. but sometimes it is letting go. on the contrary. –Phyllis Theroux 186 . it progresses right along with progress. #32 They who set an example make a highway.1962) Reflections [1974]. –Hermann Hesse (1877 . –Milan Kundera The most entertaining surface on earth is the human face. –G. –Galileo Galilei Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. –Hermann Hesse You cannot teach a man anything.

no less wise. –Vladimir Nabokov Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done. –Spanish proverb 187 . –George Santayana *** You can only be young once. to balance it. –Tom Stoppard It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot. –Amelia Earhart *** When friends meet. hearts warm. –Dave Barry People change and forget to tell each other. –Italian proverb Good and bad make up a city. –Lillian Hellman Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.Success is often just an idea away. But you can always be immature. –Portuguese proverb No one loves life like the old. –French proverb Too much prosperity makes most men fools. –Scottish proverb The bad workman never finds a good tool. –Frank Tyger Almost every wise saying has an opposite one.

virtue. –Tenzin Gyatso. Every possession.One can choose the clover yet end up in weeds. an obligation. –Emil Dickinson * Life is made up of marble and mud. –Og Mandino * Life is a horizontal fall. –all from John D. where they were good or bad. a duty. for vice.1937 Great love and great achievements involve great risk. CCCCLVII [1821 ed. C. Every opportunity. Rockefeller.] * A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. Colton (1780 – 1832) Lacon: or. Many Things in Few Words. –Jean Cocteau * That it will never come again Is what makes life so sweet. 1839 . and time are three things that never stand still. * Every right implies a responsibility. * Save when you can and not when you have to. –Swedish proverb ***** He that is good will infallibly become better. and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life. * Success comes from keeping the ears open and the mouth closed. –Nathaniel Hawthorne 188 . and he that is bad will as certainly become worse. the 14th Dalai Lama I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone. –C.

and without whining. –Marcel Proust After a time you sort of give up trying to escape who you are. –Finley Peter Dunne (on the aim of newspapers) People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground. –Celestine Chua It’s much harder to ask the right question that it is to find the right answer to the wrong question. Morison The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful. –Terence 189 . film director * Maturity is when you don’t lose your cool on having to suffer a fool. A large part of maturity is acting on that knowledge.When you are through changing. –Bill Emmons * Maturity is when you handle the tasks of life without being ordered to. E. –Alfred Adler I hold this as a rule of life: Too much of anything is bad. Nandini Bahri * A small part of maturity is learning the difference between wants and needs. –Bruce Barton To comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. –Dr. –Stephen Frears. you are through. nothing changes. –Dee Dee Longenecker By changing nothing. –E.

a dirge. for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. –Louis Armstrong Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. –Anna R. –Harriet Martineau *** There are some people that. –Agatha Christie Enjoy the little things. Heinlein Depend upon it. if they don’t know. B. you can’t tell them.Everyone has a gift. as you will. –Robert A. –Thomas Carlyle Too much safety is abhorrent to the nature of a human being. Lindsay You better live your best and act your best and think your best today. and you make of it a dance. –Robert Brault That we are alive today is proof positive that God has something for us to do today. there is nothing so unnatural as the 190 . for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. or a life march. You let it take you as far as it can. –Lynette Woodard Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through.

1986 This is one of the sad conditions of life. –Portuguese proverb We are the authors of our own disasters.) Maxims Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck. –French proverb All are not saints who go to church. –Italian proverb The person afraid of bad luck will never know good. he must suffer himself. –James H. –Christopher Isherwood. –Russian proverb Think of many things – do one. to do it better is difficult. –German proverb The greatest cunning is to have none at all. Aughey (1828 – 1911) Spiritual Gems of The Ages [1886] 191 .commonplace. and not too much imagination. –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle *** To blame is easy.C. –Latin proverb Don’t give your advice before you are called upon. –Desiderius Erasmus It is not every question that deserves an answer. a good physique. 1904 . that experience is not transmissible. –Publilius Syrus (85 – 43 B. No man will learn from the suffering of another.

192 . –George Santayana People are hoping for the best. –Oliver Goldsmith (1728 – 1774) The Citizen of the World. that lessens the enjoyment of life. and thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burdens of the past. –Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680) * We are all strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others. –Marshall McLuhan * We live in a fantasy world.Live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. increases our desire of living. There’s always more than you can cope with. a world of illusion. –Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680) One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. according to his interest in the present. –Pat Epple * The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits. –Iris Murdoch (1919 . –Henry David Thoreau Age. Letter LXXIII [1762] * The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good. but there’s an expectation that there will be some glitches. The great task in life is to find reality.1999) * One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats. –Gabriel Garcia Marquez * A man’s memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past.

213 [1959] * Let us be thankful for the fools. –Walter Savage Landor There is a kind of victory in good work. c. p. Wright Mills (1916 – 1962) American sociologist. Following the Equator (1897) * Idiots have always been exploited. –Nelson Mandela Life is a rainbow which also includes black. –Jack Kemp Often you get the best insights by considering extremes – by thinking of the opposite of that with which you are directly concerned. I learned much more from defeat than I ever learned from winning. but for them the rest of us could not succeed. –C. –Alexander Hamilton We talk on principle. –Grantland Rice A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. –Yevgeny Yevtushenko *** 193 . they will triumph. and this is only right. –Mark Twain. The day they cease to be.1999) Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. –Alfred Capus. late 19th cent. no matter how humble.–Iris Murdoch (1919 . and the world will be lost. but we act on interest. chapter epigraph from Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar. The Sociological Imagination.

–Jawaharlal Nehru We have to believe in free will. the way you play it is free will. –French proverb An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend. Stay up and fight. –Korean proverb 194 . The hand that is dealt you represents determinism. –Danish proverb Going beyond is as bad as falling short. –Bill Cosby Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. –Serbian proverb One’s utmost moves the heavens. –Henry Miller Life is like a game of cards. –Chinese proverb You will meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it. We’ve got no choice. –Phyllis Diller *** Advice after mischief is like medicine after death. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it. –Senegalese proverb It is easier to believe than to go and ask.A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. –Isaac Bashevis Singer Never go to bed mad.

–Oswald Chambers (1874 . –Madonna * Perhaps I am stronger than I think. –Thomas Merton Don’t let life discourage you. On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking It is a great education to try and put yourself into the circumstances of others before passing judgment on them.What we anticipate seldom occurs. –F.1917) Shade Of His Hand [1924] Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. 4 [1837] To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) The Great Gatsby [1925] Play is the highest form of research. 2. bk. –Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) Henrietta Temple. ch. everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. –Albert Einstein. from people who don’t believe in themselves and their abilities. 195 . –Richard Louis Evans Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. –Benjamin Jowett * Limits are always influences that come from outside. –William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830) Table Talk [1821 – 1822]. 1879 – 1955 The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality. what we least expected generally happens.

Harper 196 .1987) The nicest thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people. –Ralph W. –Alfred Adler The man who goes alone can start today.–George Washington Carver When people are free to do as they please. Sockman *** Life is like arriving late for a movie. –Henry David Thoreau The larger the island of knowledge. –Joseph Campbell (1904 . –Norman Cousins * Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions. the longer the shoreline of wonder. but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. –Lucille S. –Eric Hoffer All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare –Baruch Spinoza * The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends. they usually imitate each other. –Mignon McLaughlin It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. –Gloria Pitzer You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. –Doug Floyd Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward. –Benjamin Franklin *** A wet man does not fear rain. –Russian proverb If you believe everything you read, better not read. –Japanese proverb A friend is one soul in two bodies. –Turkish proverb What you dislike for yourself do not like for me. –Spanish proverb You don’t satisfy your hunger by watching others work. –Armenian proverb There is no virtue in a promise unless it be kept. –Danish proverb ***** Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. –Booth Tarkington Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or 197

convictions. –Dag Hammarskjold Be Careful What You Ask for . . . * Be careful what you set your heart upon – for it will surely be yours. –James Baldwin * The handsome gifts that fate and nature lend us Most often are the very ones that end us. –Geoffrey Chaucer * For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received. –Storm Jameson * More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. –St. Teresa of Avila * When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. –Oscar Wilde Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. –Dorothy Height The most dangerous thing about power is to employ it where it is not applicable. –David Halberstam We must become the change we want to see. –Mahatma Gandhi The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. –Walter Bagehot The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. –Albert Einstein 198

We swallow greedily a lie that flatters, but sip little by little at a truth we find bitter. –Denis Diderot Good can imagine Evil, but Evil cannot imagine Good. –W. H. Auden * Be thankful not only that you are an individual but also that others are different. The world needs all kinds, but it also needs to use and respect that individuality. –Donald A. Laird * Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. –Norman Vincent Peale * Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this. –Eleanor Roosevelt The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. –Hannah Arendt Invention is the mother of necessity. –Thorstein Veblen There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving . . . your own self. –Aldous Huxley If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his

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vengeance need not be feared. –Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469 - 1527 Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. –Carl Jung Life is an incurable disease. –Abraham Cowley You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life. –James Bilker Everyone is a fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. –Elbert Hubbard *** The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. –Don Marquis Never pray for justice. You just might get some. –Margaret Atwood Live so that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. –Will Rogers No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. –Mark Twain Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. –Edith Wharton A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the 200

bricks that others throw at him. –Sidney Greenberg *** A smiling face is half the meal. –Latvian proverb Who loves well, forgets slowly. –French proverb Fortune and misfortune dwell in the same courtyard. –Russian proverb He who bears the burden on his shoulders knows its weight. –Indian proverb A discreet man will always be ignorant of more than he knows. –Spanish proverb A man cannot leave his wisdom or his experience to his heirs. –Italian proverb ***** A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him. –John C. Maxwell You can’t have rosy thoughts about the future when your mind is full of blues about the past. –E. C. McKenzie Second chances come along all the time; it’s up to us to recognize them. –Katherine Russell Rich Most people want security in this world, not liberty. –Henry Louis Mencken (1880 - 1956), Minority Report [1956] John Dryden: 201

–John Greenleaf Whittier Enthusiasm * When a man is willing and eager. without. For what is enthusiasm but the oblivion and swallowing-up of self in an object dearer than self? –Samuel Taylor Coleridge * Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of some enthusiasm. God joins in. I alone the music jar. –Sir Edward Appleton. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 202 . 1947 Nobel laureate in physics * Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. You give but little when you give of your possessions. * None but the brave deserves the fair. –Aeschylus * I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. * Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below. I know.* Dead men tell no tales. Yet with hands by evil stained. * Beware the fury of a patient man. –Kahlil Gibran (1883 . And an ear by discord pained. * Pains of love be sweeter far Than all others pleasures are. * A mob is the scum that rises upmost when the nation boils. and then our habits make us. I alone the beauty mar. I am groping for the keys Of the heavenly harmonies. * Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.1931) For myself alone I doubt. * We first make our habits. All is well. * Even victors are by victory undone.

It is an attitude. –Edgar Allan Poe * We grow old by deserting our ideals. No greeting like his welcome. –Alexander Penny Only mediocrities rise to the top in a system that won’t tolerate wavemaking. –Joseph Conrad To burn always with this hard. Peter 203 . to maintain this ecstasy. is success in life. Sr. –Laurence J. Years may wrinkle the skin. –Oliver Wendell Holmes Excellence is not a skill. –Gordon Parks * There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted. but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. gem-like flame. No homage like his praise. –Ralph Marston The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands. –Beilby Porteus There is no friend like an old friend Who has shared our morning days. suffers them twice over. * Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. –Oliver Wendell Holmes. –Walter Pater He who foresees calamities. –Samuel Ullman To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being.* It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.

James Statistics are like a bikini. –Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong If from infancy you treat children as gods they are liable in adulthood to act as devils. –German proverb He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.2001) Mostly Harmless [1992] You blows who you is. but celibacy has no pleasures. but what they conceal is vital. –Aaron Levenstein Marriage has many pains. Samuel Johnson *** Who begins too much accomplishes little. –Marilyn Ferguson *** The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. –Italian proverb 204 . –Douglas Adams (1952 . What they reveal is suggestive. –Dr. –P. D.We are discovering our capacity for endless awakening in a universe of endless surprises.

–Philip K. when you stop believing in it. doesn’t go away.) The Works of Aretino [1926]. none is greater or better than friendship. –Bertolt Brecht You only have power over people so long as you don’t take 205 . –Pietro Aretino (1492 – 1556) Italian poet.You can’t take more out of a bag than what’s in it. but in seeing wisely. –Irish proverb Love kills with golden arrows. –William Osler I keep my friends as misers do their treasure. How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later. prose writer. 1978. –Swedish proverb ***** Opportunity is often difficult to recognize. –French proverb Better wisdom than riches. and dramatist. Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. Dick.1982). US science fiction author (1928 . of all the things granted us by wisdom. Attributed in Pascal Covici (ed. William Arthur Ward The value of experience is not in seeing much. we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards. because. –Spanish proverb We must learn from life how to suffer it. Reality is that which.

–Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1741 – 1794) Attributed in Maturin M. –Leonardo da Vinci The best way to predict the future is to invent it.An Extra Routine is not organization. Chapter 17. to be weaker than ourselves. –Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 . Three and . The Spell of the Past. 313 [1882]. p.2008) The First Circle [1964]. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. –Alan Kay Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything. any more than paralysis is order. he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again. Literary Values and Other Papers [1902].everything away from them. –Arthur Helps 206 . The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water. until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves. –John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) American naturalist and writer. –William Blake * We justly consider women. * The silliest woman can manage a clever man. and yet we are governed by them. Ballou Notable Thoughts About Women. and breeds reptiles of the mind. but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool! –Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) Plain Tales from the Hills [1888]. as a rule.

–Saul Bellow The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. –James Russell Lowell A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work. –Thomas Mann It is not hard work which is dreary. in five years there’d be a shortage of sand. –Russell Baker Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot. it is superficial work. is crime. –Ayn Rand Not failure. not by the desire to beat others.If you want to build a ship. 207 . –Antoine de Saint-Exupery A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve. and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? –George Carlin If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert. –Edith Hamilton *** A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. but low aim.

–English proverb Bad is called good when worse happens. –Arabian proverb There are a thousand roads to every wrong. man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to 208 . –Norwegian proverb By pride one causes virtue to decline. –Gilbert Keith Chesterton * Indeed. –Polybius Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. –Chinese proverb Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. –Tibetan proverb The tongue of experience has the most truth. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. –William Wharton *** Some are wise and some are otherwise. –Polish proverb Too much politeness conceals deceit.–Milton Friedman I’m always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact. –Diane Sawyer What we all tend to complain about most in other people are those things we don’t like about ourselves.

–Augustine of Hippo. and yet yield to a glance. –Honore de Balzac * Those who love to be feared.1895 * If a man could have half his wishes. and not on certainties. –Benjamin Franklin. –Margaret Anderson The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.make happiness impossible. –Marguerite Guardiner All business proceeds on beliefs. first. –Louis Pasteur. 354 . –Saint Francis de Sales (1567 . not to do what you don’t want to do. fear to be loved. to do what you do want to do. second. 1706 . and. –Charles W.1790 There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world. he would double his troubles.1622) (In Jean-Pierre Camus’ The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales [1952]) 209 . 1822 .430 * The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it to be so. –Bertrand Russell Men are so made that they can resist sound argument. and wiser people so full of doubts. or judgments of probabilities. Eliot [T]he great thing to learn about life is.

–Samuel Johnson Government is not reason.* The human mind is so constructed that it resists vigor and yields to gentleness. but by a series of small things brought together. –John Wooden The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing. I have my own. but failure to change might be. it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. –Charles F. Skinner Great things are not done by impulse. –Saint Francis de Sales (1567 . it is not eloquent -. Kettering *** Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which 210 . Mind) Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.it is force. –Vincent Van Gogh Failure is not fatal. F. –George Washington I share no man’s opinions. Mansers The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations [2001]. –Ivan Turgenev The problem when solved will be simple. –B. Like fire. –Walt Disney The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.1622) (In Martin H.

and radio personality [1928 – 1962]. the king and the pawn go back into the same box. –Italian proverb 211 . –Horace Everything that needs to be said has already been said. –Andre Gide *** Once the game is over. This is what makes the trade of historian so attractive. But since no one was listening. How to Believe [1953]. –Steven Wright A person may sometimes have a clear conscience simply because his head is empty. He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. Somerset Maugham There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot. –Ralph Washington Sockman (1889 – 1970) American pastor of the United Methodist Christ Church in New York City. –William Ralph Inge There is only one thing about which I am certain. and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain. everything must be said again.probably never happened and those which do not matter. –W.

another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon. 212 . bad advice never is. Link * Mistakes are the portals of discovery. you’ll be part of someone else’s. the longer the journey seems. –French proverb Even the best writer has to erase. –Henry C.Good advice is often annoying. but no one thinks of changing himself. –Yiddish proverb The more you ask how much longer it will take. –James Joyce Few people see genius in someone who has offended them. –Leo Tolstoy Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the world will be clean. offer her a chair. –Spanish proverb When fortune calls. –Robertson Davies * The rule in carving holds good as to criticism. –American proverb ***** Everyone thinks of changing the world. –Maori proverb If you don’t have a plan for yourself. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * While one person hesitates because he feels inferior.

–Norman Schwarzkopf If we have a why to live. –Frank A. we can endure almost any how. –Ray Bradbury You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.–Charles Buxton * Criticism. –Robert H. –Benjamin Disraeli * People fed on sugared praises cannot be expected to feel an appetite for the black broth of honest criticism. Strive for doing your best. Instead. –Sir Laurence Olivier * People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection. –Jacob Bronowski You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. It’s your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Clark * It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. strive for excellence. not by contemplation. should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. like rain. Schuller * Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. –Agnes Repplier The world can only be grasped by action. which 213 . –Simone Weil * Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. –Friedrich Nietzsche It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves.

–Sean Connery *** Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead. that is in itself a choice. –Edith Schaeffer (1772 . –William Lyon Phelps Do not wish to be anything but what you are. 2. and looking for it where they will never find it. and try to be that perfectly. –G. K. others mature. –John Buchan One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. tr. but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil. you’re overdoing it. 214 . Chesterton Some age.1 [1942]. –St. Francis De Sales *** When you have to make a choice and don’t make it.they cannot have. I pretended to agree.1801) German poet Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown. –Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) The Stranger. –Josh Jenkins Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. Stuart Gilbert [1946] To err is human. –William James As I usually do when I want to get rid of someone whose conversation bores me.

–Latin proverb You can’t have peace longer than your neighbor pleases. But die with all their music in them! –Oliver Wendell Holmes * Kindness is in our power. Samuel Johnson * A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. –John Locke Alas for those who never sing. you must be a bit too kind in order to be kind enough. to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life. –Italian proverb Time builds castles. –Serbian proverb ***** I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of 215 . –Dr. –Dutch proverb Beware the person with nothing to lose. –Pierre de Marivaux To be really great in little things. even when fondness is not. –Joseph Joubert * In this world. and time destroys them. –Japanese proverb There is often wisdom under a shabby coat.–Chinese proverb Money grows on the tree of persistence.

–Christopher Morley The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.canonization. –all from Albert Einstein All growth is a leap in the dark. geniuses prevent them. –Stephen King * Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes. * The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. –Henry Miller There are three ingredients in the good life: learning. –John Stuart Mill 216 . –Aldous Huxley Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. –Viktor Frankl * Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. earning and yearning. –Herman Melville * All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. * Intellectuals solve problems. –Harriet Beecher Stowe Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. –Arthur Koestler * It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. the opening of new frontiers. –Thomas W. Higginson * The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality. * Information is not knowledge. a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.

The Princess Bride One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. anyone who says differently is selling something. –Euripides * There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. –Michael Cibenko If I have been able to see farther than others. but as a question. –James Oppenheim Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far. it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. –William Goldman. –Jules Verne *** 217 . –Josh Billings * Life being what it is. –Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation. –Isaac Newton The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. –Niels Bohr Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. the wise grows it under his feet. one dreams of revenge.Life is pain. –Confucius Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.

–Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard The best mind-altering drug is truth. –Lily Tomlin Life is full of misery. get a committee working on it.It’s what we learn after we think we know it all that counts. Involve me and I will understand. are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. –Pablo Picasso Human beings. –Douglas Adams *** Tell me and I may forget.) If you want to kill any idea in the world. They can only give you answers. –Charles F. –Henry Ward Beecher Computers are useless. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.and it’s all over much too soon. Kettering A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. –Woody Allen (1935 . –Chinese proverb To the bad driver. loneliness. the mules are always to blame. and suffering . –Greek proverb 218 . who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others. Show me and I may remember.

H. –Yugoslav proverb Words often do worse than blows. –Arnold Palmer * It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. –Susan Sontag The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being. –Andre Maurois * No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude. –German proverb The one who saves something has something. –French proverb A day of worrying is more exhausting than a week of work. –Joseph Joubert * The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. should not be victory. –D. –Pierre Beaumarchais * The aim of argument. or of discussion. Lawrence 219 .God shuts one door in order to open a hundred doors. –John Lubbock The road to success is always under construction. –Karl Popper * Shouting has never made me understand anything. –Swedish proverb A man’s value is that which he sets upon himself. but progress.

define yourself. –Albert Einstein * He is richest who is content with the least. and therefore good. –Ralph Waldo Emerson * When I stand before God at the end of my life.We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. ‘This is new.’ –John Brunner A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.’ And one says. I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. –Virginia Satir We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self. ‘This is old. and therefore better. and could say. men see the stars. –Cyril Connolly * Look deep into nature.’ –Erma Bombeck * Never be bullied into silence. One says. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life. And a heaven in a wild flower. And eternity in an hour. and then you will understand everything better. –John le Carre To see a world in a grain of sand. –William Blake 220 . for content is the wealth of nature. ‘I used everything you gave me. –Socrates When it is darkest. –Harvey Fierstein There are two kinds of fool.

It will be extremely costly. not discourage.People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. –Nicholas Murray Butler *** You may not be able to change the world. and if they can’t find them.it’s day to day living that wears you out. but at least you can embarrass the guilty. 1880 – 1956 Any idiot can face a crisis . Mencken. make them. now I know nothing. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. –Jessica Mitford * Evil is that which one believes of others. –William Ellery Channing Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. 221 . The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. I don’t believe in circumstances. but it is seldom a mistake. L. –George Bernard Shaw Sixty years ago I knew everything. –H. It is a sin to believe evil of others. education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. –Will Durant Difficulties are meant to rouse. * Never let your inferiors do you a favor.

–Lucille Ball Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. and lie about your age. –Greek proverb They are most cheated who cheat themselves. –Peruvian proverb If you are afraid of something. –German proverb It is better to prevent than to cure. and swell as little as possible on the evil and false. –Robert Cecil 222 . –Moroccan proverb Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and good.–Anton Chekhov The secret of staying young is to live honestly. –French proverb The gods sell all things to hard labor. –Wendell Johnson The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. eat slowly. –Danish proverb People show their character by what they laugh at. –Paul Valery *** All the treasures of the world can’t bring back one lost moment. you give it power over you.

* Kindness is in our power. Unless you know where you’re going. and if you’re too late. you’re a failure. praises nobody. There’s a fine line between eccentric and genius. Watson. –Thomas J. and to gain applause which he cannot keep. will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. * It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it. If you’re a little ahead of your time. Henry Dr. you’re a genius. any road will take you there. * Nothing . . –Vincent Ferrai Heart or Head for Guidance? 223 . * A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity. though we know it can never be reached. it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do. * No estimate is more in danger of erroneous calculations than those by which a man computes the force of his own genius. –O.A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. . * Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess. but if you hit it right on the head. Samuel Johnson: * He who praises everybody. you’re an eccentric. even when fondness is not. Jr. –Joseph Joubert It ain’t the roads we take.

224 . use your heart.* It is not the brains that matter most. –Theodore Roosevelt * If any part of your uncertainty is a conflict between your heart and your mind. –Albert Einstein * The head never rules the heart. –Katharine Whitehorn Any act often repeated soon forms a habit. it has. follow your mind. an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. –Fyodor Dostoyevsky * We should take care not to make the intellect our god. progressive ideas. easily broken through. but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. but just becomes its partner in crime. and habit allowed. to handle others. –Eleanor Roosevelt * I am all for people having their heart in the right place. steadily gains in strength. but no personality. generous qualities. –Mignon McLaughlin * There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. At first it may be but as the spider’s web. –Edward Lytton People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. but that which guides them – the character. powerful muscles. use your head. but the right place for a heart is not inside the head. the heart. of course. –Tyron Edwards When a person is down. –Ayn Rand * To handle yourself.

money makes counterfeit men. –Adlai Stevenson Living with a conscience is like driving a car with the brakes on. We think of them as opposites. –Wesley Forcier Men make counterfeit money. but it cures. but they’re really not.–George Bernard Shaw Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. –Laurence Shames *** Opportunities are never lost. like surgery. may hurt. –Budd Schulberg Truth. –Maurice Chevalier Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. in many more cases. –Sydney J. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick. –Han Suyin 225 . The other person takes those you miss. –Marc Halprin We are so vain we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for. –Herb Caen Man does not live by words alone. –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Success and failure. Harris The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

not what is done by others. but the worst of them never came. –William Golding Self-Deception: * Nothing is more apt to deceive us than our own judgment of our work. –Italian proverb Great and good are seldom the same man.*** It is a bad game where nobody wins. We derive more benefit from having our faults pointed out by our 226 . given to cultivating strange notions about himself. –English proverb Idleness is the mother of all evil. –Greek proverb Sometimes the servant is nobler than the master. –French proverb Human nature is the same all the world over. –American proverb We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. –Arthur Schopenhauer Man is an evasive beast. Garfield What a man does defiles him. one must like what one has. –Upton Sinclair I have had many troubles in my life. –James A. –Yiddish proverb When one has not what one likes.

and believes his own lies. but progress. in men as in soils. It is. we’re liable to fool ourselves. Try to be better than yourself. either in himself or in anyone else. –William Faulkner The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory. even when fondness is not. –Dr. Samuel Johnson Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. –Jonathan Swift * We do not deal much in fact when we are contemplating ourselves.enemies than from hearing the opinions of friends. –Emily Dickinson Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. –Joseph Joubert Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful. –Fyodor Dostoevsky * Where we have strong emotions. –Lauren Bacall The truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind. –Carl Sagan * Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness. and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. yet perhaps as few know their own strength. –Leonardo da Vinci * A man who lies to himself. becomes unable to recognize truth. –Mark Twain Kindness is in our power. committed citizens 227 . where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

228 . –Neil Postman If you’re strong enough. there are no precedents. Indeed. –Charles Kettering I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do. it’s that there are so many answers. Scott Fitzgerald Laughter is the language of the soul. it is probably wrong. –Frank Capra If you have always done it that way.can change the world. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always. –Rita Rudner A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. –F. –Margaret Mead The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. –Edward de Bono People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not. –William James You can’t dig a new hole by digging the same hole deeper and wider. –Pablo Neruda *** The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer. it’s the only thing that ever has. –Ruth Benedict When I eventually met Mr.

–Katherine Mansfield Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll 229 . it’s only for wallowing in. –Danish proverb ***** Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. –English proverb When the game is most thriving it is time to leave off. –Norwegian proverb Better to be idle than ill-occupied. –Greek proverb Luck and ill luck are neighbors. He that knows and knows that he knows is a teacher. wake him. –Yiddish proverb The first mistake is a lesson and a teacher for those that follow. –Persian proverb Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.–Arthur Warwick Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. He that knows and knows not that he knows is asleep. He that knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. –John Perry Barlow *** He that knows not and knows that he knows not is a child. follow him. Regret is an appalling waste of energy. teach him. shun him. you can’t build on it.

I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. you can see the stars. compassionate with the aged. Beard * Act as if what you do makes a difference.stones out of his way. –William James * If you don’t design your own life plan. It does. –George Washington Carver Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. –Albert Schweitzer All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough. –Jim Rohn * I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. –Oliver Wendell Holmes 230 . but they grind exceedingly small. sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. –Ken Venturi How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young. chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. –Charles A. The mills of God grind slowly. they first make mad with power.

They are born small. and something to hope for. Ideas are somewhat like babies. Le Guin These. combined with self-criticism. –Peter F. –William James My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. and your belief will help create that fact. –Thomas Jefferson Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do. curiosity. –William Makepeace Thackeray 231 . –Albert Einstein * In a battle between two ideas.* Innovation starts with an idea. Believe that life is worth living. immature and shapeless. –Seth Godin * You can’t crush ideas by suppressing them. No. obsession and dogged endurance. They are promise rather than fulfillment. something to love. –Joseph Addison There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. the best one doesn’t necessarily win. are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. have brought me to my ideas. then. You can only crush them by ignoring them. the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. –Ursula K. Drucker * I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent.

–Jonathan Swift As soon as man does not take his existence for granted. if it is right. but not enough to make us love one another. –Jacques Maritain We’re all only fragile threads. K. Mann *** Even if you fall on your face. but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious.We have enough religion to make us hate. –G. but what a tapestry we make. –Gertrude Stein In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it 232 . –Jerry Ellis What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. –Louis L. Chesterton Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. thought begins. saves the labor of an infinity of experiences. –Victor Kiam I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice. –John Mackovic A single idea. and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -Albert Schweitzer You must dream big dreams to be something special. you’re still moving forward.

–English proverb The best cause requires a good pleader. and what they ought to be. yet bitter fruit. –Italian proverb God’s mill goes slowly. but it grinds well. –Russian proverb A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. –Patricia Neal Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps. –German proverb He knows enough who knows how to live and keep his own counsel. –Everett Dirksen *** Beauty may have fair leaves.goes on. –Robert Frost I am a man of fixed and unbending principles. –Czech proverb Sorrow follows in gaiety’s footsteps. for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are. –William Hazlitt 233 . the first of which is to be flexible at all times. –French proverb Not every opinion is truth.

except man. Kind words can be short and easy to speak. 1835 – 1892: * It is tact that is golden. not silence. you won’t be asked to repeat yourself.Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber. –Mother Teresa A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. –Elbert Hubbard In the absence of clearly-defined goals. * The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. –Calvin Coolidge Samuel Butler. we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it. know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. –William James 234 . * All animals. * The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance. but their echoes are truly endless. * Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. –Robert Heinlein The supreme sin is not to be able to forgive yourself. –Waldo Frank If you don’t say anything. * Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Let him step to the music he hears. the more he had. and self-complacent is erroneous. –Paulo Coelho A man there was. humble. on the contrary. tolerant. for the most part. –Sigmund Freud The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain. Mastering others is strength. mastering yourself is true power. –William Somerset Maugham Time is the coin of your life. knowing yourself is true wisdom. and kind. –Lao-Tzu The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. it makes them. –John Bunyan There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice. and only 235 . It is the only coin you have. however measured or far away.If a man does not keep pace with his companions. –Elie Wiesel Knowing others is intelligence. it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives. –Henry David Thoreau When every day seems the same. Failure makes people cruel and bitter. egotistic. but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. tho’ some did count him mad The more he cast away.

–Artemus Ward The secret of success is knowing whom to blame for your failure. Kersten I couldn’t wait for success so I went ahead without it. –Carl Sandburg He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. –Jonathan Winters *** The palest ink is better than the best memory. –E. the abyss also stares into you. –Graham Greene The larger and more complex a machine. how they lose shows all of it. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. And when you stare persistently into an abyss. –Arnold Grant Let us all be happy and live within our means. L. –Chinese proverb 236 . –Friedrich Nietzsche *** How people play the game shows something of their character. the more unforgiving it is when something goes wrong. even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.you can determine how it will be spent.

–French proverb He who bears the burden on his shoulder knows its weight. for he is both the marble and the sculptor. and small needs.Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it. endure adversity. –Todd Ruthman There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power. –H. –Scottish proverb He that is proud of his fine clothes gets his reputation from his tailor. Power Keep high aspirations. –J. –Honore de Balzac Suffering . . Good or Bad for You? * Wisdom comes alone through suffering. and stumble from defeat to defeat. M. You can’t hope for a fairer match. –Indian proverb Poverty is a pain but not a disgrace. Stein The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. –English proverb Who seeks a quarrel will find it near at hand. –Italian proverb The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. –Alexis Carrel * Life is truly known only to those who suffer. 237 . –Aeschylus * Man cannot remake himself without suffering. moderate expectations. lose. .

and those who dare not. * Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. * Beauty is like success: we can’t love it for long. those who cannot.–Anais Nin * Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. and run away from those who have found it. 238 . are fools. Art is knowing which ones to keep. –Eric Hoffer Men in business are in as much danger from those at work under them as from those that work against them. –William Safire Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. –George Savile Never assume the obvious is true. are slaves. Gardner Graham Greene: * Failure too is a form of death. –John W. –Kahlil Gibran * We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. –Vaclav Havel Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. –Scott Adams Those who will not reason. * Never presume yours is a better morality. are bigots. the most massive characters are seared with scars. –Lord Byron Seek the company of those who seek the truth.

Opportunity does the knocking for temptation. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. –Andrew Carnegie * Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. –Carl Jung *** A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them. –Herman Melville Always take a job that is too big for you. –Alvin Toffler * People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity. * A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible. –Anatole France 239 . –Harry Emerson Fosdick It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution. –Al Batt People who have no weaknesses are terrible. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. too.* Human nature is not black and white but black and grey. no matter how impressive their other talents. –Frank A. Clark Be cautious. there is no way of taking advantage of them. * Sentimentality – that’s what we call the sentiment we don’t share.

–Carl Hubbell There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. there is room in the house. –David Friedman A fellow doesn’t long on what he has done.*** Make friends when you don’t need them. –Louis ’Amour 240 . who will be like me? –Yiddish proverb ***** Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force. –James Allen Live so enthusiastically you cannot fail. –Dorothea Brande Making a mistake and not admitting it is just hurting yourself twice. –Danish proverb The road to ruin is paved with good intentions. –German proverb A good heart breaks bad fortune. –Spanish proverb If I try to be like him. That will be the beginning. –Jamaican proverb The bad workman never finds a good tool. –French proverb When there is room in the heart. He's got to keep on delivering as he goes along.

gifts. Mason Don’t tell your friends their social faults. –Rebecca Russell Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. or whatever. they will cure the fault and never forgive you. for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.There is more grace and dignity to be found in learning to be impressed than in straining to be impressive. –James Thurber We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. –Andrew V. labor. advice. affection. –Olin Miller The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it. –Logan Pearsall Smith Honesty isn’t a policy at all. –Oscar Wilde The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog. –Joseph Joubert A good architect can improve the looks of an old house merely by 241 . –Dale Dauten Giving. whether it be of time. it’s a state of mind or it isn’t honesty. –Eugene L’Hote A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies. is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

it is more important to talk about who is going to fix it. –Joseph Hall Cherish all your happy moments. –Richard Armour Our body is a well-set clock. –Booth Tarkington If something goes wrong. they make a fine cushion for old age. the alarm runs out before the hour. but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with. than who is to blame. When was the last time you saw a team of cats pull a heavy sled in the snow? –Anonymous 242 . and the world is full of thin-skinned people. –Clyde Burns Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief. than from those very things for which you are angry or grieved. which keeps good time. –Kahlil Gibran *** My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. –Peter Drucker Cats are smarter than dogs. –Francis Gable An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.discussing the cost of a new one. –Marcus Aurelius Beauty is only skin deep.

that we may hear the whispers of the gods. –Andy Rooney I am not young enough to know everything. Barrie There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. –Russian proverb In the young. –William Boetcker Nothing in fine print is ever good news. –Ralph Waldo Emerson 243 .What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more. –Chinese proverb Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run. –Scottish proverb A good reputation sits still. –Japanese proverb ***** Let us be silent. silence is better than speech. a person by associating with him. –English proverb An ill-tempered question deserves an ill-tempered answer. M. –Niels Bohr *** A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things. –Greek proverb Know a horse by riding him. –J. a bad one runs around.

the big things take care of themselves. –Edmund Burke * The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things. –Edward Gibbon Choose the life that is most useful. we must not stand back. courage. –Francis Bacon If you take care of the small things. –Joseph Campbell * The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid. and scramble through as well as we can. –Eleanor Roosevelt * To do anything in this world worth doing. shivering and thinking of the cold and the danger. –Nelson Mandela * You gain strength. 244 . purity.I was never less alone than when by myself. and habit will make it the most agreeable. –Margaret Fuller Conquering Fear: * He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. –Emily Dickinson It is astonishing what force. but he who conquers that fear. but jump in. –Aristotle * No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

–George Bernard Shaw Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties. Gene Wilkes Persistent people begin their successes where others end in failure. and too few corresponding actions that correspond with them. * We have too many high sounding words. passing from one step of success to another. –Edward Eggleston There is a big difference between what we have the right to do and what is right. 245 . not those who intimidate them. –Samuel Johnson Abigail Adams: * Great necessities call out great virtues. –Potter Stewart A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. * Many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons. * Learning is not attained by chance. forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. * Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.–Sydney Smith People prefer to follow those who help them. –C.

Kindness in giving creates love. hard work. the more light you pour upon it. or the help of others. stick-to-it-iveness. –Samuel Butler 246 . You imagine what you desire. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. it is in yourself alone. –George Bernard Shaw The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. and third. the more it will contract. –Thomas Edison The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye. –Orison Swett Marden Kindness in words creates confidence. It is not in your environment. –Oliver Wendell Holmes A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.Imagination is the beginning of creation. it is not in luck or chance. –Lao-Tzu If there is anything that we wish to change in the child. second. –Carl Jung *** The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are. and at last you create what you will. common sense. first. you will what you imagine.

–Scottish proverb To make an omelet. –Thomas Hardy By words the mind is winged. you have to break an egg. the old should be honored. –Andre Gide A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible. –French proverb The young should be taught. –Swedish proverb ***** The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it. for you have great ones yourself. everything must be said again. But since no one was listening. but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. 247 . –German proverb Wink at small faults. To believe none so is something worse. –Germaine De Stael Everything that needs to be said has already been said. –Greek proverb A discreet man will always be ignorant of more than he knows. –Spanish proverb Love can turn the cottage into a golden palace. –John Quincy Adams *** Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.To believe all men honest would be folly.

–Abraham Lincoln Determination * Desire is the key to motivation. but if you want to test a man’s character. . that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. . but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal . –Christian Nestell Bovee * Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. that will enable you to attain the success you seek.–Mario Andretti * A failure establishes only this. –George Horace Lorimer * Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. –Thomas Fuller * You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. –Dale Carnegie * An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything.–Aristophanes Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. give him power. –Albert Camus Nearly all men can stand adversity. –Tony Robbins 248 . –Polybius Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

first. to do what you do want to do. –Victor Hugo Great things are not done by impulse. –Marguerite Guardiner [T]he great thing to learn about life is. –George Santayana Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. it is useless to seek it elsewhere. –Vincent Van Gogh When a man finds no peace within himself.* Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. The world is one of these books. –Margaret Anderson We are always complaining that our days are few. –Denis Waitley There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader’s hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. and acting as though there would be no end of them. –Seneca 249 . –Francois de La Rochefoucauld There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world. but by a series of small things brought together. not to do what you don’t want to do. and. –Karl von Clausewitz * Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. second.

–Latin proverb 250 . B. but for your bread. –Minna Antrim *** Ask the experienced rather than the learned. –William Gibbs McAdoo When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. –Portuguese proverb Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie. but slower in changing him. –John Ruskin Experience is a good teacher.*** Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. –E. –English proverb Do not lengthen the quarrel while there is an opportunity of escaping. –Scottish proverb The best armor is to keep out of range. not for you. –Arabic proverb Be slow in choosing a friend. White When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. but she sends in terrific bills. –Italian proverb The dog wags his tail. –John Ruskin It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

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