Quotations


Quotations

  • Whether we bring our enemies to justice or justice to our enemies, justice will be done. ( George W. Bush, Jr. 09.21.2001)
  • The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult (Mme du Deffand)
  • What is difficult we do immediately; what is impossible takes a little longer (US Armed Forces)
  • In any hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his/her level of incompetence (The Peter Principle - U.S.)
  • Several excuses are always less convincing than one (Aldous Huxley)
  • It ain't over till it's over ( Yogi Berra, U.S. )
  • Put all your eggs in one basket and WATCH THAT BASKET ! (Mark Twain)
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going (Joseph P. Kennedy)
  • Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils ( George Orwell )
  • Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before (Mae West)
  • I'll make an offer he can't refuse (Mario Puzo)
  • There is only one thing in life which never changes, and it is change (Confucius)
  • "Guts?" That's grace under pressure (Ernest Heminway)
  • Alea jacta est = The dice is cast (Julius Caesar)
  • Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph (Pierre Corneille)
  • An open foe may prove to be a curse / But a pretended friend is worse (John Gay)
  • O what a tangled web we weave / When first we practise to deceive (Sir Walter Scott)
  • You may fool all the people some of the time; you may fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all the people all of the time ( Abraham Lincoln )
  • Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far (Theodore Roosevelt)
  • The buck stops here ( Harry S Truman )
  • I know this - a man got to do what he got to do (John Steinbeck)
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch (Milton Friedman)
  • Even while they teach, men learn (Seneca the Younger)
  • The heart has its reason which reason knows nothing of (Blaise Pascal)
  • A man who has never passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them ( Carl Gustav Jung )
  • Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer (Mario Puzo)
  • Better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in (Lyndon Baines Johnson, about CIA Director Jay Edgar Hoover)
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch (Milton Friedman)
  • Like other parties of the kind it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputations, then unintelligible, then altogethery, then inarticulate and then drunk (Lord Byron)
  • Work expands to fill the time available for its completion ("Parkinson's First Law" by Cecil Northcote Parkinson)
  • Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without defeat (Sun Tzu´s Art of War)
  • To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence (Sun Tzu´s Art of War)
  • One must leave a way of escape to a surrounded enemy (Sun Tzu´s Art of War)
  • If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! (Harry S Truman)
  • Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove any doubt (Mark Twain)
  • What is a friend? One soul inhabiting two bodies (Aristotle)
  • If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it's big enough to take away everything you have (Gerald Ford)
  • Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Hell is other people. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
  • After all, tomorrow is another day. (Margarat Mitchell)

  • If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quack like a duck, then it just may be a duck (Walther Ruther)
  • General notations are generally wrong (Lady Mary Montagu)
  • When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch (Matthew)
  • I'll give you a definite maybe (Samuel Goldwin)
  • The height of cleverness is to hide it (le Duc de la Rochefoucauld)
  • Eureka! (I've got it!) (Archimedes))
  • Knowledge itself is power (Francis Bacon)
  • Language is the dress of thought ( Samuel Johnson )
  • A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred man with guns (Mario Puzo)
  • The courteous retort...the modest quip...the churlish reply...the valiant reproof...the quarrelsome countercheck...the circumstantial lie...the direct lie (William Shakespeare)
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this sort of thing they like (Judgement of a book, Abraham Lincoln)
  • Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get (George Bernard Shaw)
  • To keep your marriage brimming With love in the loving cup Whenever you're wrong, admit it Whenever you're right, shut up (Ogden Nash)
  • When everyone is wrong, everyone is right (Nivelle de la Chaussée)
  • The love of money is the root of all evil (Timothy)
  • Just direct your feet To the sunny side of the street ( Dorothy Fields )
  • Those who cannot remember the past are condemmed to repeat it (George Santanaya)
  • Who loves not woman, wine and song Remains a fool his whole life long ( Martin Luther )
  • Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero(seize the day, put no trust in the future) (Horace)
  • When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • What you're saying today is that you're either part of the problem or you're part of the solution (Eldridge Cleaver)
  • Houston, we've had a problem (James Lovell)
  • Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed (Buzz Aldrin)
  • Tis better to have fought and lost Than never to have fought at all (Arthur Clough)
  • Show me the money (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
  • Remember that time is money ( Benjamin Franklin )
  • You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ( Dale Carnegie )
  • A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. ( Fr. Jerome Cummings )
  • The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. ( Abraham Lincoln )
  • And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ( Abraham Lincoln )
  • Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence. ( Henry Chester )
  • No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. ( Samuel Goldwyn )
  • The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. ( William McFee )
  • Nothing great was every achieved without enthusiasm. ( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
  • Every man dies. Not every man truly lives. ( Braveheart )
  • The best way to predict your future is to create it. ( Unknown )
  • When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ( Alexander Graham Bell )
  • Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere. ( Unknown )
  • Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. ( John Wooden )
  • In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. ( Daniel L. Reardon )
  • It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ( Unknown )
  • Dont cry because its over, smile because it happened. ( Unknown )
  • Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic. ( Jean Sibelius )
  • To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. ( Michael Korda )
  • To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. ( Michael Korda )
  • To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it. ( Bunker Hunt )
  • There is no need to boast of your accomplishments and what you can do. A great man is known, he needs no introduction. ( Unknown )
  • A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ( William Shedd )
  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. ( Vince Lombardi )
  • Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ( Woody Allen )
  • You never really lose, until you quit trying. ( Unknown )
  • The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ( Walter Bagehet )
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. ( Herman Cain )
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ( Robert Francis Kennedy )
  • The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom. ( Unknown )
  • Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. ( Rob Gilbert )
  • The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible--and achieve it. ( Pearl Buck )
  • Don't judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try. ( Unknown )
  • People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ( Abraham Lincoln )





  • Torben Laurberg