Quotations about Camping

November 19, 2008

I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent.  That’s a bad place for an argument, because then I tried to walk out and slammed the flap.  How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation?  Zipper it up really quick?  ~Mitch Hedberg

We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.  ~Jack Handey

It always rains on tents.  Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.  ~Dave Barry

Backpacking:  An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.  ~Author Unknown

How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?  ~Author Unknown

Quotations about Butterflies

November 19, 2008

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  ~Jeffrey Glassberg

The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.  ~Richard Buckminster Fuller

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.  ~Edith Wharton

With the rose the butterfly’s deep in love,
A thousand times hovering round;
But round himself, all tender like gold,
The sun’s sweet ray is hovering found.
~Heinrich Heine, “New Spring”

Quotations about Business

November 19, 2008


Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus puerisque, 1881

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.  ~Robert Bosch

In college, Yuppies major in business administration.  If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry.  ~Dave Barry

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.  ~David Sarnoff

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.  ~Howard Scott

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.  ~Elting E. Morison

Quotations about Brothers

November 19, 2008

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.  ~Sam Levenson

It snowed last year too:  I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.  ~Dylan Thomas

A brother is a friend given by Nature.  ~Jean Baptiste Legouve

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see.  I sought my God, but my God eluded me.  I sought my brother and I found all three.  ~Author Unknown

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother – and they’ll settle for a puppy every time.  ~Winston Pendelton

All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.
~Author Unknown

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.  ~Mahatma Gandhi

In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.  ~Booker T. Washington

We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.  ~Virginia Burden, The Process of Intuition

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.  ~Kenyan Proverb

I have often noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them.  I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.  ~Don Marquis

Quotations about Brevity

November 19, 2008

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.  ~Dennis Roth

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.  ~Blaise Pascal, translated from French, Lettres Provinciales, XVI, 1656<!–I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.  ~Blaise Pascal, Letters provinciales, 1656-1657, no. 16, MBT p262–>

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.  ~Sydney Smith

If you bring that sentence in for a fitting, I can have it shortened by Wednesday.  ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, “The Gun”

“In good prose (says Schlegel) every word should be underlined!” that is, every word should be the right one; and then no one would be righter than another.  There are no italics in Plato.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

He replies nothing but monosyllables.  I believe he would make three bites of a cherry.  ~Rabelais, Pantagruel

Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.
~Author : Thornton Wilder Wise Quotes

When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.
~Author : Huey Long Motivational Sayings

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
~Author : Florida ScottMaxwell Famous Quotes

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.
~Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox Inspirational Sayings

True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
~Author : John Hay Distichs latter 19th century Nice Quotes

Complaining is good for you as long as you’re not complaining to the person you’re complaining about.
~Author : Lynn Johnston Great Sayings

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
~Author : Carl Jung Meaningful Sayings

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.
~Author : Thomas Jefferson Wise Quotes

The art of being bored is lost.
~Author : Ted Klauber Senior Executive FCB Worldwide Wise Quotes

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
~Author : Unknown Motivational Sayings

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
~Author : Fran Lebowitz Famous Quotes

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.
~Author : Ed Parker Grandmaster American Kenpo Inspirational Sayings

‘State intelligence,’ like ‘military intelligence’ and ‘woman friend,’ is a contradiction in terms.
~Author : Niall MacDermot Nice Quotes

Assassins!
~Author : Arturo Toscanini 18671957 To his orchestra Great Sayings

Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
~Author : J G C Brainard Meaningful Sayings

The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
~Author : Anaxagoras from Diogenes Laertius Lives of Eminent Philosophers Inspirational Sayings

Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
~Author : Samuel Johnson Nice Quotes

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
~Author : Henry Winkler Great Sayings

The United States is a nation of laws badly written and randomly enforced.
~Author : Frank Zappa Meaningful Sayings

Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.
~Author : Sophocles Antigone Wise Quotes

My mother had morning sickness after I was born.
~Author : Rodney Dangerfield monologue Motivational Sayings

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
~Author : Agnes Repplier Famous Quotes

Nothing feeds upon itself as liberality does.
~Author : Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince 1513 Inspirational Sayings

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment they know enough who know how to learn.
~Author : Henry Adams Nice Quotes

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
~Author : William Penn Great Sayings

There was never anything by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.
~Author : Book of Common Prayer Meaningful Sayings

That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.
~Author : Gustave Flaubert 1911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said Wise Quotes

“How long does getting thin take?” Pooh asked anxiously.
~Author : A A Milne Motivational Sayings