Quotes from the wise

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By Brenda Harrison, Editor

Following are some quotes worth quoting:

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. – Bob Hope

Old age is fifteen years older than I am. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

Always listen to the experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it. – Robert Heinlein

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think. – Milton Berle

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. – Benjamin Franklin

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits and then complain that he’s not the man she married? – Barbra Streisand

Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television. – Woody Allen

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. – John Leonard

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. – Mark Twain

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. – Rita Rudner

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. – Oscar Wilde