Saturday, 5 March 2011

05.03. More famous quotes

Hi, I thought I would share some more quotes with you today, I haven’t done that for a while. I collect quotes and aphorisms I find and write them down for later use, and I especially like those where the person who said it can be added to the saying; it makes the quote so much more meaningful. Sometimes I use the quotes I find on the greeting cards I make, you can see them on my web-site and download as many as you like for free, as long as the cards are not copied or downloaded for commercial use. Feel free to print and give the cards away, you can FIND THE GREETING CARDS HERE :-) I haven’t got any good photos to go with today’s topic, but since I already have mentioned my greeting cards I thought I would spread a few of them
in between the text, just to brighten up the page a bit.

The first three quotes are by Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962). She became an advocate for civil rights and after her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist.

-Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

-Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

-No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

The next quotes are by Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and father of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. The term scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the scientific method is: "a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses."

There is a plethora of quotes by Sir Francis Bacon, some of them I must admit I don’t properly understand as they are written in old-fashioned 16th century English. But there are many quotes by him that are just as relevant today as they were when they were made. Below is a small selection.

-A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.

-Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

-Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humour to console him for what he is.

And next one on the list is Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), did you know that his real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens? As an American author and humorist he is most famous for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). There are ample quotes to choose from when it comes to Mark Twain too, so here is just a small selection I find interesting, funny and/or relevant.

-Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.

-A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

-All generalizations are false, including this one.

-Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

-The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.

-To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

-Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

-Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

-Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

The last person’s quotes today are by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), the 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science; displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism. His style and radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth have resulted in much commentary, analysis and interpretation.

-You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

-I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

-Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?

-One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.

-It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

-One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

-To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

-The most instructive experiences are those of everyday life

-When we set truth on its head we usually fail to notice that our head too is not standing where it ought to stand.

OK, that’s it for tonight, I hope you have enjoyed the quotes and the greeting cards, and here is the link again if you want to have a look at the rest –I have uploaded NEARLY 100 GREETING CARDS of mine here.

Until next time, take care :-)

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