Sunday, February 28, 2010

King Solomon: Quote for February 28, 2010

After what has come to pass between us, new words keep singing in my heart.
Queen of Sheba: Tell them to me.
Behold thou art fair my love.
Thine eyes are as doves.
Thy lips are as pomegranates.
How much better is thy love than wine?
Queen of Sheba: I have never before known such happiness.
Neither have I. If had thought I was happy, I know now that I was deceived.
from: Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Yul Bynner acted as King Solomon
Gina Lollobigida appears in this clip acting as Queen of Sheba.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dale Carnegie: Quote for February 27, 2010

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

Friday, February 26, 2010

George Santayana: Quote for February 26, 2010

Christianity persecuted, tortured, and burned. Like a hound it tracked the very scent of heresy. It kindled wars, and nursed furious hatreds and ambitions. . . . Man, far from being freed from his natural passions, was plunged into artificial ones quite as violent and much more disappointing.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kerry Packer: Quote for February 25, 2010

If a working class Englishman saw a bloke drive past in a Rolls-Royce, he'd say to himself "Come the social revolution and we'll take that away from you, mate." Whereas if his American counterpart saw a bloke drive past in a Cadillac he'd say "One day I'm going to own one of those." To my way of thinking the first attitude is wrong. The latter is right.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Karl Marx: Quote for February 24, 2010

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tony Robbins: Quote for February 23, 2010

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Max Planck: Quote for February 22, 2010

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing it's opponents and making them see the light, but rather because it's opponents eventually die, and new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Isaac Asimov: Quote for February 21, 2010

It is no defense of superstition and pseudoscience to say that it brings solace and comfort to people. . . . If solace and comfort are how we judge the worth of something, then consider that tobacco brings solace and comfort to smokers; alcohol brings it to drinkers; drugs of all kinds bring it to addicts; the fall of cards and the run of horses bring it to gamblers; cruelty and violence bring it to sociopaths. Judge by solace and comfort only and there is no behavior we ought to interfere with.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

John Brown: Quote for February 20, 2009

I am only walking as God foreordained I should walk. All my actions, even the follies leading to this disaster, were decreed to happen long ages before this world began. But, I cannot remember a night so dark as to have hindered the coming day; or a storm so furious as to prevent the return of warm sunshine in the country at peace. I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. Aye, let them hang me. I forgive them, and may God forgive them for they know not what they do!
from: Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Raymond Massey acted as John Brown
John Brown was an American abolitionist, who was hung after he was caught during an unsuccessful raid of the Armory at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in 1859.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Carl Sagan: Quote for February 19, 2010

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shirley MacLaine: Quote for February 18, 2010

When you look back on your life and try to figure out where you've been and where you are going, when you look at your work, your love affairs, your marriages, your children, your pain, your happiness - when you examine all that closely, what you really find out is that the only person you really go to bed with is yourself.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lou Dobbs: Quote for February 17, 2010

Competition is the hallmark of a free enterprise economy. For the past thirty years, however, corporate America has been doing everything it can to cut competition, with major corporations merging and consolidating at every opportunity.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anatole France: Quote for February 16, 2010

Theologians and philosophers, who make God the creator of Nature and the architect of the Universe, reveal Him to us as an illogical and unbalanced Being. They declare He is benevolent because they are afraid of Him, but they are forced to admit the truth that His ways are vicious and beyond understanding. They attribute a malignity to Him seldom to be found in any human being. And that is how they get human beings to worship Him. For our miserable species would never lavish worship on a just and benevolent God from whom they had nothing to fear.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Daisaku Ikeda: Quote for February 15, 2010

The institutions of human society treat us as parts of a machine. They assign us ranks and place considerable pressure upon us to fulfill defined roles. We need something to help us restore our lost and distorted humanity. Each of us has feelings that have been suppressed and have built up inside. There is a voiceless cry resting in the depths of our souls, waiting for expression. Art gives the soul's feelings voice and form.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Judy Garland: Quote for February 14, 2010
Valentines Day

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Richard Feynman: Quote for February 13, 2010

The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity—and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mark Twain: Quote for February 12, 2010

There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
from: The Mysterious Stranger (Book-1916)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reinhold Niebuhr: Quote for February 11, 2010

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rembrandt: Quote for February 10, 2010

And of a sudden he knew that when one woman gives herself to you, you possess all women. Women of every age and race and kind, and more than that, the moon, the stars, all miracles and legends are yours. Brown-skinned girls who inflame your senses with their play, cool yellow-haired women who entice and escape you, gentle ones who serve you, slender ones who torment you, the mothers who bore and suckled you; all women whom God created out of the teeming fullness of the earth, are yours in the love of one woman.
from: Rembrandt (1936)
Charles Laughton acted as Rembrandt

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emersom: Quote for February 9, 2010

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.