Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - #26


13 Quotes From Famous People.

The following were all swiped directly from Uncle John's Biggest Ever Bathroom Reader. A series I highly recommend for reading anywhere.

1. You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership. - Eisenhower

2. Rise early. Work late. Strike oil. - J. Paul Getty

3. I always advise people never to give advice. - P.G. Wodehouse

4. If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes. - H. Ross Perot

5. Of course we're doing this for the money. We've always done it for the money. - Mick Jagger

6. Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. - Napoleon

7. Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates (470-399 BC)

8. Few things are harder to put up with than a good example. - Mark Twain

9. Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper. - Quentin Crisp

10. Never accept a drink from a urologist. - Erma Bombeck

11. Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with something much bigger and heavier. - Anon.

12. Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. - Marlene Dietrich

13. Victory is joyful only back home. Up at the front it is joyless. - Marlene Dietrich

Check here for more Thursday Thirteen.

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Yep..dragging them Joneses down is definetly the way to go! lol!! I love quotes and are great...quite a few i've not heard before!

scooper said...

#10 is too funny. Great quotes all very true no matter the time when they were made.

Jeremy said...

Good old uncle John, some of these are personal favorites. Great post! Happy TT

MamaArcher said...

I wonder what Socrates would think about some of the children today?! HMMM..

Happy TT!

Robin said...

Those are great! I think #11 is my favorite.

Darla said...

Oh, these are fun. I'm thinking Uncle John would be a good addition to my bookshelf. :)

Michael Schurmann said...

And I thought children today were different! :-)

Those are great quotes! #9 and #12 are my favorites!

aftergrace said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
byoc said...

What a great list - I love quotes - I started collecting them, intending to use them on hand made greeting cards - but collecting them is as far as I've gotten - and I probably wouldn't be able to find them now anyways.

Sherry said...

I love quotes! You've got some great ones on your list!

Nicholas said...

#9 is very apt, and #13 very profound.