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Quotes from hell

The following are just a selection of words of wisdom that I have encountered.  Feel free to suggest additions.

“L’enfer c’est les autres” – Hell is other people – J.P. Sartre

“The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.” – W. Shakespeare

“Lies, damned lies and statistics.” – B. Disraeli

“I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – W.B. Yeats

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – A. Nin

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory” – A. Schweitzer

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – W. Churchill


3 Comments leave one →
  1. 01/03/2010 17:38

    “Moderation is everything” – The HRD (Dedicated to my new friends from

  2. RyanW permalink
    02/05/2010 15:40

    Here are a few by Max Ehrmann from 1920 poem Desiderata…

    “As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story.”

    “If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”

  3. Cazzi permalink
    02/16/2011 15:38

    “Economics is the method, the object is to change the soul”

    Margaret Thatcher (lovely fun when quoted to anyone in the bloated Public Sector – the horror on their faces)

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