Quotations: Miscellaneous

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
— Rose Kennedy, mother of President John F. Kennedy (1890-1995)

Don’t wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
— Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American humorist, author, and journalist (1835-1910)

The younger we are, the more we want to change the world. The older we are, the more we want to change the young.
— Unknown

The belly comes before the soul.
— George Orwell, British journalist and novelist (1903-1950)

Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
— Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American journalist, author and humorist (1835-1910)

The meaning of life is that nobody knows the meaning of life.
— Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg), American humorist and filmmaker (b. 1935)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
— Demosthenes, Athenian orator and statesman (384-322 B.C.)

Let no man be sorry he has done good because others have done evil. If a man has acted right he has done well, though alone. If wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.
— Henry Fielding, English novelist (1707-1754)

Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them.
— William James, American philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)

Punctuality is the politeness of kings and the duty of gentle people everywhere.
— Unknown

Satire is tragedy plus time.
— Lenny Bruce (Leonard Schneider), American comedian (1925-1966)

When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
— Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer, essayist and public philosopher (1709-1784)

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the results of sudden impulses and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
— Peter Cooper, American manufacturer and philanthropist (1791-1883)

If you can’t explain what you’re doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong.
— Alfred Kazin, American critic and author (1915-1998)

The kingdom of God is within you.
— Jesus (from the Bible, Luke 17:21)

We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage.
— Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher