Favorite quotes ~ Volume 3

Well, it’s no secret how much I like lists, wisdom, and punchy one-liner quotes, so here’s a post that delivers all three!  Yay for multitasking lol.

“Everybody lies.” ~Greg House, MD on “House MD” (TV show)

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~George Orwell, author of “1984” (book)

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

“If you have to stop being all of who you are to be half of a relationship, the price is too high.” ~Dr Phil

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ~Buddha

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” ~Mark Twain

“May you be born into interesting times.” ~ancient Chinese curse

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We teach people how to treat us.” ~Dr Phil

“You’re a ray of sunshine, on a cloudy day.” ~Greg House, MD on “House”

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” ~George Orwell, author

“Necessity is the mother of all invention.” ~(unknown)

“Idleness is the parent of psychology.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~Buddha

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ~Norman Cousins

“If you wanted fair, you chose the wrong job, the wrong profession, the wrong species.” ~House MD

“You don’t reward bad behavior.” ~Dr Phil

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ~George Orwell, author

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” ~Winston Churchill

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~John Dalberg-Acton

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ~ Aldous Huxley, author

“The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” ~Dr Phil

“We were both wrong, not equally wrong. You were at least six more wronger than me.” ~House MD

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” ~George Orwell, author

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~Winston Churchill

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” ~Albert Einstein

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.” ~Mark Twain

“Words are good servants but bad masters.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Everything is conditional. We just don’t know what the conditions are.” ~House MD

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ~George Orwell, author

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” ~Winston Churchill

“If you want to be awesome, read the food ingredient labels. If you want to be REALLY awesome, eat food without labels.” ~me

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Everything is temporary, if you give it enough time.” ~Red, played by Morgan Freeman, in “Shawshank Redemption” (movie)

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“You can have all the faith you want in spirits and the afterlife, heaven and hell, but when it comes to the world, don’t be an idiot, because you can tell me that you put your faith in God to get through the day but when it comes time to cross the road, I know you look both ways.” ~House MD

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ~George Orwell, author

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” ~Winston Churchill

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” ~Mark Twain

“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“One right-thinking man thinks like all other right-thinking men of his timeβ€”that is to say, in most cases, like some wrong-thinking man of another time.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” ~Winston Churchill

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein

“The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.” ~George Orwell, author

“Insanity is doing something different each time and getting the same result.” ~me

“An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“There’s no ‘I’ in team. There’s a ‘me’ though, if you jumble it up.” ~House MD

“There’s no ‘J’ in ‘team.” ~(my partner)

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ~George Orwell, author

“We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Somewhere out there there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.” ~House MD

“The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion.” ~George Orwell, author

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” ~Albert Einstein

“Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” ~Winston Churchill

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~Mark Twain

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Our bodies break down, sometimes when we’re ninety, sometimes before we’re even boring, but it always happens and there’s never any dignity in it. I don’t care if you can walk, see, wipe your own ass. It’s always ugly. Always. You can live with dignity, we can’t die with it.” ~House MD

“The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.” ~George Orwell, author

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” ~Albert Einstein

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” ~Mark Twain

“Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.” ~House MD

“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” ~George Orwell, author

“Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~Albert Einstein

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” ~Winston Churchill

“Never have so many been manipulated so much by so few.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“This doesn’t have to destroy your life. It doesn’t mean anything about you. It wasn’t your fault. You did nothing wrong. Statistically there was always a chance this could happen. The fact that it did happen doesn’t change anything. The world doesn’t suck any more today than it did yesterday.” ~House MD

“That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.” ~George Orwell, author

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~Mark Twain

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ~Albert Einstein

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.” ~Winston Churchill

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“I take risks, sometimes patients die. But not taking risks causes more patients to die, so I guess my biggest problem is I’ve been cursed with the ability to do the math.” ~House MD

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” ~George Orwell, author

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” ~Mark Twain

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” ~Albert Einstein

“Unless you are the lead dog, the view is always the same.” ~(unknown)

“Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.” ~Mark Twain

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” ~Winston Churchill

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” ~Albert Einstein

“Humanity is overrated.” ~House MD

“The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.” ~George Orwell, author

“Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” ~Albert Einstein

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” ~Winston Churchill

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” ~George Orwell, author

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~Albert Einstein

“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.” ~Winston Churchill

“The press is only free if you own one.” ~(unknown)

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental , nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.” ~George Orwell, author

“Experience teaches only the teachable.” ~Aldous Huxley, author

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” ~Albert Einstein

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” ~George Orwell, author


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