Quotable quotes

Originally posted at: http://quotablequotes1.blogspot.com.au/

Here’s just a snippet of quotes I was given years ago. Can anyone help acknowledge their derivation?

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me, the idea of getting rid of it truly breaks my heart.”

“Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful than to be forty years old.”

“There is so much good in the worst of us
And so much bad in the best of us
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.”

“Thank goodness the sun has gone in and I don’t have to go out and enjoy it.”

“I grew intoxicated with my own eloquence.”

“A smattering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing.”

“Knowledge is power. To believe without understanding is the act of mental bankrupt.”

“To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.”

“Skill comes so slow
And life so fast doth fly
We learn so little
And forget so much.”

“Every minute dies a man, and one and one-sixteenth is born.”

“The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.”

“The night hath a thousand eyes.”

“He more had pleased us had he pleased us less.”

“Before man made us citizens
Great nature made us men.”

“In this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.”

“I don’t believe in principle, but O, I do believe in interest.”

“He earns whate’er he can
And looks the whole world in his face
For he owes not any man.”

“In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.”

“Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing
Onward through life they go.”

“Still pleased to teach
And yet not proud to know.”

“A little learning is a dangerous thing.”

“One murder makes a villain, millions, a hero.”

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of none.”

“Laugh at all you troubled at before.”

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”

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