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.
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.
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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