Sunday, 15 April 2018

Gems in a sentence

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
When you want something down, well done, give it to a busy person.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. You’ll only double trouble, and trouble others too.
There are only 2 rules for good manners. One is always think of others, and the other is never think of yourself.
The biggest source of man’s unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature.
One great thing about vacations is that they make you feel good enough to go back to work, and poor enough so that you have to.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding, and that which is lost by not trying.
One ought every day to hear a little music, read a good poem, see a picture, and if possible, speak a few reasonable words. (Wolfgang Goethe)
If all the trees were pens, and all the oceans full of ink, they would not suffice to describe the wonders of the Almighty.
A sharp tongue, a dull mind, haughty eyes and inattentive ears are usually found in the same head.
For the interested, everything is interesting. For the bored, everything is boring.
I noticed that the wicked people of this world usually hang out together, even when they hate each other – and this is their strength. Good people on the other hand, are scattered – and this is their weakness. (Yevgeny Yevtuschenko)
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount (Gen. Omar Bradley)
The most gleaming trophy a great man can claim in his life is the discovery of a few truths, and the destruction of a few errors.
In written English, 12 most used words are, in order of frequency: the, of, and, to, a, in, that, is, I, it, for, as. The word most used in conversation is I. The most frequently written letter is e; the most frequently used capital letter is T.

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