Category: Quotes

BBC News – New government: Reaction in quotes

Hooray! Listen – you’ve heard my comment, which is one word. It’s the first time you’ve had a one word statement and it is, hooray. And I’ll repeat it. Paddy Ashdown BBC News – New government: Reaction in quotes.


Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead httpv://

John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is “the astonishing belief that the nastiest motives of the nastiest men somehow or other work for the best results in the best of all possible worlds.” via John Maynard Keynes – Wikiquote.

John Macnab

An awful joy fell upon Sir Archie’s soul. He realised anew the unplumbed preposterousness of life. John Macnab, by John Buchan

Despair – Herman Hesse

Despair is the result of each earnest attempt to go through life with virtue, justice, and understanding, and to fulfil their requirements. Herman Hesse, Journey to the East

They said I was mad, I said they were mad, but they out-numbered me, dammit

I’m not sure who said it, but I like it. They said I was mad, I said they were mad, but they out-numbered me, dammit

Dissolution of the Long Parliament

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like ...

Money is getting in the way of progress

It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. Henry Ford (1863-1947), Founder of Ford Motors via Thomas Seidler

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” And the no less brilliant: “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer – Wikipedia

The perception that something ought to be done

In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. H. G. Wells

Make it important

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso


Time & Space

Time and space stretch out before you And the universe implores you To take your place Amongst all things And to see what the morning brings To your own self be true There’s nothing more to do You are young and the world is open So many words you’ve never spoken Don’t be afraid to ...


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein


“This is no place to stop – half way between ape and angel” Benjamin Disraeli.

Your life

“This is your life, it doesn’t get any better than this. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” Fight Club.