Notable Quotes

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C.
This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.”

— Jay Leno



“Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.

— Thomas Jefferson



“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm,  and we all go through it together.”

— Garrison Keillor Leaving Home



“There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do.
The result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.”

— Benjamin Franklin



For the eighth year in a row, a U.S. poll declared “Whatever” to be the most annoying word in use.



“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

— Albert Einstein



“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.” 

— Benjamin Franklin



“Learn from the mistakes of others—you don’t have nearly enough time to make them all yourself.”

— Tristan Gylberd



“It’s amazing how much panic one honest man can spread among a multitude of hypocrites. ”

— Thomas Sowell



“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned
but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”

 — Thomas Sowell,
Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays



“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

 — Winston Churchill



“I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say.”

 — Calvin Coolidge



“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” 

 — Mark Twain



“Good judgment usually comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”

 — Will Rogers



“We have a natural and justifiable distrust of talky men
who make a sounding and ostentatious pretense of saying a thing and yet don’t say it after all…”

 — Mark Twain



“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew.
‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round
—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that
—as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of,
in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely,
and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave,
and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket,
I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”

 — Charles Dickens
 A Christmas Carol – 1843