Thursday, December 05, 2019

When an old person dies, and other quotes

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“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” -- Maurice Switzer. The more common version is “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” This is often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln.

“When an old person dies, it’s like a library burning down.” -- Alex Haley

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -- Stacia Tauscher

“Predestination embraces the ‘whole counsel of God’.” -- Stanley Phillips

“In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in High School to teaching Remedial English in College.” -- Joseph Sobran

“What’s bad for the hive is bad for the bee.” -- Marcus Aurelius

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” -- Billy Graham

“We are all on our way somewhere.” -- Leo Griffith

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” -- Herman Melville

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -- Theodor Seuss Geisel “Dr. Seuss,” in Horton Hears a Who!

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