1. these are just some quotes i found at a website i go to for emergency medicine.


    the enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. -- joseph heller, catch-22 --

    the mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect. -- robert louis stevenson --

    life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot -- charlie chaplin --

    leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. it must bring sides together. -- jesse jackson --

    a friend is someone who will help you move. a real friend is someone who will help you move a body. -- unknown --

    glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. -- napoleon bonaparte --
    i have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. -- e.v. lucas --

    life is something that everyone should try at least once. -- henry j. tillman --

    it is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. -- margaret bonnano --

    skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. imagination without skill gives us modern art. -- tom stoppard --

    the nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. -- henry kissinger --

    while we are postponing, life speeds by. -- seneca --

    it is no use saying, we are doing our best. you have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- winston churchill --

    the greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. -- robert g. ingersoll --

    never cut what you can untie. -- joseph joubert --

    reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it. -- jack wagner --

    if you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. -- mark twain

    the older i grow, the less important the comma becomes. let the reader catch his own breath. -- elizabeth clarkson zwart --

    always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. -- oscar wilde --

    when a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. -- bismarck --

    it can take a long time to find a shorter way. -- anonymous --

    history teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. -- abba eban --

    cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. -- unknown --

    youth is a wonderful thing. what a crime to waste it on children. -- george bernard shaw --

    the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- alvin toffler --

    there are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. i dream of things that never were, and ask why not? -- robert f. kennedy --

    any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. -- dale carnegie --

    discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. -- albert szent-gyorgi --

    when you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. when you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. that's relativity. -- albert einstein --

    man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. -- oliver wendell holmes --

    modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. -- john kenneth galbraith --
    it is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. -- mark twain --

    where facts are few, experts are many. -- donald r. gannon --

    well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. -- martin fraquhar tupper --

    isn't it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now? -- arnot l. sheppard, jr. --

    don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. the saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. -- louis e. boone --

    if you don't control your mind, someone else will. -- john allston --
    there is no sin except stupidity. -- oscar wilde --

    the most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -- e. e. cummings --

    cats are smarter than dogs. you can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. -- jeff valdez --

    man is the only animal that blushes. or needs to. -- mark twain --

    get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish. -- mark twain --

    let us never negotiate out of fear. but let us never fear to negotiate. -- john f. kennedy --

    being powerful is like being a lady. if you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -- margaret thatcher --

    if it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. -- anonymous --

    if we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. -- dan quayle --

    the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. they must be felt within the heart. -- helen keller --

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  3. by   live4today
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes with us, CEN35!

    One of my favorite quotes from your post is the one by Helen Keller. That quote is oh so true!

    Some of my favorite quotes come from Andy Rooney. One that I like a lot is this one:

    "I've learned that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." -- Andy Rooney

    I personally have learned a great deal from the elderly in my life, both in my personal and professional world.
  4. by   CEN35
    yes i know rw! this has been one of my favorite for a while! i'll post it again!

    "the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. they must be felt within the heart." -- helen keller --

    ........and they are

    Last edit by CEN35 on Mar 17, '02
  5. by   CEN35
    ok thought of a few that people say,

    "whatever?" but i can deal with it....lol!

    "i guess?" either they know or they don't know? lmao!


  6. by   Zee_RN
    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. -- Dale Carnegie --

    I think I'll put this up in my office.
  7. by   betts
  8. by   CEN35
    thanks betts!

  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by betts

    The 'QUOTE SITE'

    Hi Betts,

    Thanks for sharing that site with us. I just finished reading it, and found a few that I really couldn't resist writing down to share....

    "Teenagers are people who express a burning desire to be different by dressing exactly alike." :chuckle

    Having raised three teenagers myself, I couldn't resisit that one.

    "To be a winner, all you need to give is all you have."

    Oh, so true!

    "As you grow older, you stand for more, and fall for less."

    "Conscious is when you are aware of something, and conscience is when you wish you weren't."

    "He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap."

    "Success in marriage is not so much finding the right person as it is being the right person."

    "Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners."