Random Quotes

Noah Weinberg, fully Rabbi Yisrael Noah Weinberg

If we're united, we have the power of God behind us.
Conversely, when the Jewish people are fighting internally, we forfeit God's power. Strife within the Jewish people is therefore the most insidious and debilitating enemy. It takes us from being the predominant force which can turn the world toward God, and reduces us to an impotent collection of self-absorbed individuals.
That's why the verse "Love your neighbor," concludes with "I am God." Because unity and friendship is so precious that even God wants to be part of it. He wants to be the third friend.
If we're united, the Almighty's with us. If we're divided, we're on our own.

Uttaradhyayana Sutra

With the knowledge, wise man becomes humble.

Lord Byron, formally George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

They sicken at the calm that know the storm.

William Makepeace Thackeray

What tortures have men to endure, comparable to those daily repeated shafts of scorn and cruelty with which poor women are riddled by the tyrants of their sex?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

After the 9/11 attacks, when President George W. Bush, in a speech aimed at distinguishing the U.S. from the Muslim fundamentalists, said, 'Our God is the God who named the stars.' The problem is two-thirds of all the stars that have names, have Arabic names. I don't think he knew this. This would confound the point that he was making.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The meaning of good and bad… is simply helping or hurting.

Alan Watts, fully Alan Wilson Watts

Not to see the unity of self and other is the fear of life, and not to see the unity of being and nonbeing is the fear of death.

Giacomo Leopardi, fully al battesimo conte Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi

You little banks and hills, although the splendor in the western sky which silvered all the night has passed away, you will not long be orphaned in the dark; for from the other side, you soon will see the heaven grow white again, the dawn begin, and then the sun return, which burning brightly with tremendous fire shall flood with shining streams of light yourselves and the ethereal fields. But human life, once flown our lovely youth, will never quicken to another light or know another dawn. Widowed we shall remain until the end; and in the night to come the gods have raised a sign for us, the tomb.

Michio Kaku

You can always spot the scientist at a strip club, because he is the only one examining the audience.

Orison Swett Marden

The lack of opportunity is ever the excuse of a weak, vacillating mind. Opportunities! Every life is full of them. Every newspaper article is an opportunity. Every client is an opportunity. Every sermon is an opportunity.

William Shakespeare

Then with the losers let it sympathize, for nothing can seem foul to those that win.

Chinese Proverbs

Virtue and vice, wisdom and folly are not hereditary.

Hindu Proverbs

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

Benjamin Franklin

He that makes excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Rush Limbaugh

We're throwing money down a rat hole drain of public education! We lead the world in public education spending. We lead the world in getting the least for it.

Lord Byron, formally George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth. How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Wilferd Peterson, fully Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Remind me each day that the race is not always to the swift; that there is more to life than increasing its speed.

Tibetan Proverbs

If you want to know your future, look at what you are doing in this moment.

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

Moral authority is never retained by any attempt to hold on to it. It comes without seeking and is retained without effort.

Jon Rappoport

When you boil it down, this means they want something official.

Scottish Proverbs

Ye canna make a silk purse of a sow's lug (a pig's ear).

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.

Robert Aris Willmott

History is a great painter, with the world for canvas, and life for a figure. It exhibits man in his pride, and nature in her magnificence,--Jerusalem bleeding under the Roman, or Lisbon vanishing in flame and earthquake. History must be splendid. Bacon called it the pomp of business. Its march is in high places, and along the pinnacles and points of great affairs.

Adrienne Rich, fully Adrienne Cecil Rich

The beauty of darkness is how it lets you see.