Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
King George V
First, I tell them what I am going to tell them, then I tell them, then I tell them what I told them.
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
David Lloyd George
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.
London Sunday Correspondent
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth.
T J Hoover
I am not going to enter into this chapter, but you all know that this which is called—I do not much like the name, but I confess I have not a better name—"State Socialism" is what has protected us from revolutionary socialism, which is much a worse thing. Probably a considerable portion of this audience consists of men who live on weekly wages; but I ask you not to rush at the first thing that is offered you, not to believe that because a thing sounds very pleasant—like compulsory reduction, for example, of the hours of labour—do not be quite sure until you have looked round it that it may not end in leaving your condition worse than it found it. I should deplore the advance of State Socialism, though I believe much may be hoped from it. I should regard it as a great disaster, the greatest disaster that could befall this great population, if it did anything to take away your self-reliance, the control of the individual over his own appetites and passions, his own idleness and self-indulgence, and make you look to anything but self-reliance. This, in the long run, would do more harm than good.
I can see ... only one safe rule for the historian: that he should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the contingent and the unforeseen.
Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher
Depression, gloom, pessimism, despair, discouragement, these slay ten human beings to every one murdered by typhoid, influenza, diabetes or pneumonia. If tuberculosis is the great white plague, then fear is the great black plague.
Give them pleasure--the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
When it comes to politics, one has to do as one [does] at sea with a sailing ship... reach one's course having regard to prevailing winds.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by vanity only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
Edward W Ziegler
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
The highest of distinctions is service to others.
King George VI
When one of these flashbacks was reported to me by a conscious patient, I was incredulous. For example, when a mother told me she was suddenly aware, as my electrode touched the cortex, of being in the kitchen listening to the voice of her little boy who was playing outside in the yard.
The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this -- the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.
Sir Walter Scott
When I went there, I did not think to have done this. But perceiving the spirit of God so strong upon me, I would not consult flesh and blood.