More quotes of note

December 2, 2007 | By | Reply More

I collect quotes.   They come from many places.   Many of them come from the quote of the day page of The Quotations Page–it’s my browser’s home page.   Here is a sampling of quotations that I’ve especially enjoyed over the past two months:

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
Steven Wright (1955 – )

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
Herman Melville (1819 – 1891)

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”
— Thomas Edison

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC)

“Believe those who are seeking the truth; be careful of those who find it.” – Andre Gide

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), (attributed)

“Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief — resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.”
–Abraham Lincoln. From the July 1, 1850 [?] Notes for a Law Lecture

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910)

If you don’t know what to do, call the media and at least give the appearance of doing something.
David Peterson

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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