Thursday Things To Think About

And now for more Thursday things to think about:

"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give."
P.D. James, British scribbler

"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place."
Abigail Van Buren, gossipy pre-Oprah person

"Misfortune reveals those who are not really friends."
Aristotle, smarty-pants man

"A stupid man's report on what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he heard into something he can understand."
Bertrand Russell, math guy

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."
Charlie Chaplin, funny guy

"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly."
Michel de Montaigne, fancy scribbler

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
Benjamin Franklin, founding father and party animal

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
Pablo Picasso, artsy fartsy

"No government is ever perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected."
Harry Truman, 33rd man to sleep in the President's bed

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain, snarky scribbler

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: We are given one life, and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind or whether to act and, in acting, to live."
Omar Bradley, professional killing machine

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
Charles Kettering, tinkerer

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful."
Edward R. Murrow, journalist who apparently never heard of feminism

"Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it."
J.M. Barrie, overactor

"Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled."
Wu Tingfang, man with funny name

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali, painter with goofy mustache

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change."
Charles Darwin, controversial smartypantsman

"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
Muhammed Ali, stumbling boxer who punched to the neck a lot

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
Confucius, often misquoted Chinese dude

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
Francis Bacon, thinker and breakfast food made from pork

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."
Adlai Stevenson, man who apparently doesn't like CNN

"You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow."
Norman Cousins, editor

"It is not impossibilities that fill us with deepest despair, but possibilities that we have failed to realize."
Robert Mallet, rhyming ladies man

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
John Kenneth Galbraith, money watcher

"Propaganda ends where dialogue begins."
Marshall McLuhan, former professor who would not be welcomed at Harvard anymore

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