Friday, November 30, 2012

Winston's Wisdom ~ Talks with Twain

Today (Nov. 30) is the birthday of two great historical figures, Mark Twain and Winston Churchill. I love their quotes, writings and speeches and I thought I should share them with you as well!

Mark Twain once said:


-Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. 
- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. 
- Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. 
-Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. 
- Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. 
-A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. 
    - All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
    -Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the   rest.


And from Winston Churchill:

-We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
-You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
-A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.
-Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
-Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. 
-However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
-It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
     -Never, never, never give up. 

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