Quotations & Aphorisms, my collection of a decade

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
- George Carlin

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite
- Sir Winston Churchill

Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy
- Gary Busey

To be in love is to be in a state of perpetual anasthesia
- HL Mencker

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should get used to the idea
- Robert Heinlin

Some things have to be believed to be seen
- Ralph Hodgson

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat
- Paul Brown

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable
- Bernard Shaw

Persistance is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite
- Robert Half

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
- La Rochefoucauld

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
- Kalpana Chawla

Your talent is god's gift to you.
How you use it is your gift to god.
- a country saying

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another. (this should be a CSR motto)
- Luciano Crescenzo

It is intelligent to have a plan, but neurotic to fall in love with it.
- Albert Einstein (he's among my top favs)

It's not that i can't live without you, it's that i don't even want to try.
- Julia Roberts

In the sex war,
thoughtlessness in the weapon of the male
vindictiveness of female
- Cyril Connolly

Love is lost in men's capricious minds,
but in women's, it fills all the room it finds.
- John Crowne

When god made woman, he said:
"When i made a woman,
i decided she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough to carry
the weight of the world, yet,
made her arms gentle enough to give comfort.

i gave her the inner strength
to endure childbirth
and the rejection that many times will come
from her own children.." (disclaimer: let women be ordinary human pls)

(i love this!) The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations
-David Friedman (he must know the US very well)

Money can buy you a house, but not a home
It can buy you a bed, but not sleep
It can buy you a clock, but not time
It can buy you a book, but not knowledge
It can buy you position, but not respect
It can buy you medicines, but not health
It can buy you blood, but not life
It can buy you sex, but not love
Conclusively, it can buy you everything material, but not the necessary satisfaction

Recipe for Happiness
Take two cups of patience,
one heartful of love
two handsful of generosity
dash of laughter
one headful of understanding
sprinkle generosity with kindness
add plenty of faith and mix well
serve over a period of lifetime
and serve to everyone you meet
(i guess somebody like Mother Teresa would have written this)

Obedience alone gives the right to command.
- Anon
Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
- Anon


An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

It is injustice which breeds hatred.

Even the wildest can be tamed by love.

Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Sometimes, the best gain is to lose.

Good intentions are not good unless carried out.

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

Influence is the exhalation of character (and the exertation of money).

To err is human, to persist in error is devilish.

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

Beauty is a short lived reign.

The best throw with the dice is to throw it away.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world (wow!).

We live in our desires rather than in achievements.

To do injustice is less disgraceful that to suffer it.

Ability is poor man's welath.

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
- Socrates

You can bomb the world into pieces.
But you can't bomb it into peace.
- Michael Franti

God made pepsi
god made whisky
god made me...so damn sexy
god made rivers
god made lakes
god made you...well, who doesn't make mistakes!