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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quotes to Think About

Got some quotes kickin' around in me noggin which need to come out. These inspire me, keep me grounded, and/or make me laugh, among other things. So, gonna throw 'em out here. Who knows? They may touch you somehow, too. Will do my best to give credit where credit is due. Some come from TV, some from movies, some from history and various other places. Hope you enjoy:
  • You beat everything! You know that?! - Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
  • Poor old Horatio - Opie Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
  • Whooped 'em again, eh, Josey? - Jamie, The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Be kind for everyone you meet is involved in a great struggle - Unknown
  • You never know when that stranger you just met was really an angel sent by God - David Martin
  • Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it - Winston Churchill
  • The tribe has spoken - Jeff Probst, Survivor
  • Charging someone with murder here is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500 - Capt. Benjamin Williard, Apocalypse Now
  • Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest - Jesus, Matthew 11:28
  • A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education - Theodore Roosevelt
  • If I'm so smart, why did I just put a stitch in my glove? - Col. Sherman T. Potter, M*A*S*H
  • I didn't understand a word you just said, but I'll fight to the death your right to confuse me - Capt Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce, M*A*S*H
  • All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson, a wise and great American
  • A man's got to know his limitations - "Dirty" Harry Callahan. Magnum Force
  • And you want to be my latex salesman - Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld
  • Somebody left the barn door open, and the wrong cows came home - The Stranger, High Plains Drifter
  • When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty - Thomas Jefferson, a wise and great American
  • Oh, I'm a trained noticer - Barney Fife, The Andy Griffith Show
  • Men, we just signed a treaty with the Japanese. So, if you see one of their [war] planes, shoot them down in a friendly manner - Admiral William "Bull" Halsey
  • The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older - Roger Waters, "Time," The Dark Side of the Moon
  • One of the saddest days of my life was the day I realized I could beat my dad at most things - Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
  • Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with the those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat - Theodore Roosevelt
  • So, do not fear, for I am with you - Isaiah 41:10
  • No man is a failure who has friends - Clarence, It's A Wonderful Life
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16

Whoa. That's more than I initially thought. Could list some more but figure you're probably getting tired of reading about now. Please feel free to share any you have.

In honor of this post, have added a quote of the day section at the top. Hope you enjoy it.

Have a great weekend!


  1. One of my all time favorites: "I spent all my money on fast cars and loose women, the rest I wasted".

    And, "Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

  2. I don't know who actually said it, but my mom always said, "To thine own self be true."

    And of course, "Let it be." The Beatles.

  3. Eric, the second one sounds like something one of our policticians today would say.

    Julie, the curiosity was killing me so had to look up where the first quote came from. Comes from "Hamlet" and is spoken by Polonius to his son.

    Thanks to both of you for your comments and quotes!