Quotes on life


I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

~ Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.

~ William Jefferson Clinton

Children have more need of models than of critics.

~ Carolyn Coats

Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.

~ John Cogley Commonweal

The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them-thus preserving the system.

~ Quentin

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe

~ Quentin Crisp

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

~ Confucius

The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.

~ Maxim Gorky

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

~ Chinese Proverb

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