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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. - Sacha Guitry
Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt."
- Herbert Hoover
A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
- Sidney Goff
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. - Bob Hope
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. - Friedrich Nietzsch
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realised that The Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me. - Emo Ph
History repeats itself; historians repeat each other. - Philip Guedalla
Some men rob you with a six-gun -- others with a fountain pen.
- Woodie Guthrie
Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into a car boot sale and sold the engine? - Frank Carson
Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease. - Colin Greene
He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news. - Bertolt Brecht
When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped. - Marcel Achard
Start every day with a smile and get it over with. - W.C. Field
My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it."
- Buddy Hackett
I had lunch with a chess champion the other day. I knew he was a chess champion because it took him 20 minutes to pass the salt.
- Eric Syke
Laughter is higher than all pain. - Elbert Hubbard
I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfi
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.- Konrad Adenauer
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell me the truth--even if it costs him his job. - Samuel Goldwyn
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. - Napoleon Bonapart
Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
- Will Rogers
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.- Scott Adams
My apartment was robbed and everything was replaced with exact replicas. I told my roommate and he said 'Do I know you?'
- Steven Wright
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. - Victor Borge
I met this guy who said he loved children, then I found out he was on parole for it. - Monica Piper
I went to a meeting for premature ejaculators. I left early.
- Jack Benny
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen King
What's the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts?
Beer nuts are $1.50 and deer nuts are under a buck. - Anonymous