Holiday quotations for inspiration and fun

From: Max More (
Date: Thu Dec 20 2001 - 10:33:17 MST

 From the profound to the hilarious, some quotations for the holiday season
in a year of terrible and wonderful events:

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
--Thomas Jefferson

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then
don't say it."
--Sam Levenson

"Never make predictions, especially about the future."
--Casey Stengel

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even
though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who
neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight
that knows not victory or defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to
be serious when people laugh."
--George Bernard Shaw

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society."
--Mark Twain

"A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner."
--English proverb

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
--Japanese proverb

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
--Japanese proverb

"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's
what you do with what you have left."
--Hubert H. Humphrey

"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75."
--Benjamin Franklin

"Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it."
--Tallulah Bankhead

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to
become what they are capable of becoming."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Max More, Ph.D. or
Strategic Philosopher
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