Resources:  File 8
Humanities 100

 

 

Billy on a Bike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities 100: Creative and Critical Thinking

 

 

 

Billy on a Bike

 

Imagination is more important than knowledge,

For knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.

-----Albert Einstein

 

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

-----Aristotle

 

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.

-----Walter Lippman

 

The best argument against democracy

is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

-----Winston Churchill

 

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass

And the little ones get caught.

-----Honore’ de Balzac

 

Many people speak of killing time…

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

-----Henry David Thoreau

 

Good judgement comes from experience;

Experience comes from bad judgement.

-----Aldous Huxley

 

I find that the harder I work,

the more luck I seem to have.

-----Thomas Jefferson

 

The whole problem with the world

Is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,

but wiser people so full of doubts.

-----Bertrand Russell

 

If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for,

He isn’t fit to live.

-----Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars,

Or sailed to an uncharted land,

Or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

-----Helen Keller

 

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

-----Lao Tse

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed

By the things you didn’t do,

Than by the things you did.

-----Mark Twain

 

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown

Is the belief that ones work is terribly important.

-----Bertrand Russell

 

It was when I found out I could make mistakes

that I knew was on to something.

-----Ornette Coleman

 

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

-----Ingrid Bergman

 

A word to the wise ain’t necessary,

It’s the stupid ones that need all the advice.

-----Bill Cosby

 

Don’t be so humble—you are not that great.

-----Golda Meir

 

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances,

But rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

-----Hugh Downs

 

The wise man doesn’t give the right answers,

He poses the right questions.

-----Claude Strauss

 

If everything is under control you are going too slow.

-----Mario Andretti

 

If you are going through hell, keep going.

-----Winston Churchill

 

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself

For he shall never cease to be entertained.

-----John Bowell

 

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing

Those who do not know it,

But for the sake of defending those that do.

-----William Blake

 

Well done is better than well said.

-----Benjamin Franklin

 

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle

Is a false opinion;

And if we were sure,

Stifling it would be an evil still.

-----John Stewart Mill

 

There are two ways to slide easily through life:

To believe everything or to doubt everything;

Both ways save us from thinking.

-----Theodore Rubin

 

The law of gravitation cannot be held responsible

For two people falling in love.

-----Albert Einstein

 

It is the work of an educated mind

To be able to entertain thought without accepting it.

-----Aristotle

 

It is not the size of the dog in the fight,

It’s the size of the fight in the dog.

-----Mark Twain

 

The cobra will bite you whether you call it cobra

or Mr. Cobra.

-----Indian Proverb

 

People demand freedom of speech

to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.

-----Soren Kierkegaard

 

Obstacles are those frightful things you see

when you take your eyes off your goals.

-----Henry Ford

The right to be heard does not automatically include

the right to be taken seriously.

-----Hubert Humphrey

 

To refuse praise reveals a desire to be praised twice over.

-----Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

Wear your learning like a watch in a private pocket;

And do not pull it out and strike it

Merely to show that you have one.

-----Earl of Chesterfield

 

I shall never permit myself to stoop so low

As to hate any man.

-----Booker T. Washington

 

I don’t know the key to success,

But the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

-----Bill Cosby

 

Happy is the man who knows what to remember of the past

What to enjoy in the present,

and what to plan for the future.

-----A Glason

 

Men are disturbed not by the things that happen,

but by their opinions of the things that happen.

-----Epictetus

 

In three words I can sum up everything I have heard about life:

It goes on.

-----Robert Frost

 

Life is a journey not a destination.

-----Steven Tyler

 

First say to yourself what you would be;

Then do what you have to do.

-----Epictetus

 

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.

-----Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

Don’t worry about life.

You are not going to survive it anyway.

-----Harry S. Truman

 

Some, for renown, on scrapes of learning dote,

And think they grow immortal as they quote.

-----Edward Young

 

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,

But most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

-----Winston Churchill

 

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

-----W.C. Fields

 

The best and most beautiful things in the world

cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart.

-----Helen Keller

 

Defend me from my friends;

I can defend myself from my enemies.

-----Napoleon Bonaparte

 

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

-----Albert Einstein

 

Our greatest glory is not never falling

But in rising everytime we fall.

-----Confucius

 

Kindness is a language

which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

-----Mark Twain

 

Everybody is ignorant, just on different subjects.

-----Roy Rogers

 

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

-----Willy Wanka

 

God gave men both a penis and a brain,

But unfortunately not enough blood supply

to run both at the same time.

-----Robin Williams

 

I’m the one who has to die when it is time for me to die,

So let me live my life the way I want to.

-----Jimi Hendrix

 

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being

Can alter his life by altering his attitude.

-----Richard Carlson

 

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;

The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

-----George Bernard Shaw

 

The object of war is not to die for your country,

But to make the other bastard die for his.

-----General George Patton

 

The difference between involvement and commitment

is like an egg and ham breakfast.

The chicken is involved—the pig was committed.

-----Unknown

 

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

-----Vladimir Lenin

 

If you want to make beautiful music,

You must play the black and white keys together.

-----Richard M. Nixon

 

We should take care not to make the intellect our god.

It has, of course, powerful muscles,

But no personality.

-----Albert Einstien

 

It is better to be feared than loved, if not both.

-----Niccolo Machiavelli

 

A single death is a tragedy.

A million deaths is a statistic.

-----Joseph Stalin

 

The 2nd most foolish man to have ever walked the earth found a small patch of land and called it his property. The 1st most foolish man was the one who believed him.

-----Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.

It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

-----Charles Schultz

 

Only dead fish swim with the stream.

-----Mark Twain

 

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

-----Adolf Hitler

 

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,

Or what’s a heaven for.

-----Robert Browning

 

Avoid all needle drugs.

The only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.

-----Abbie Hoffman

 

We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world.

-----Dan Quayle

 

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

-----Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

-----Thomas Jefferson

 

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

-----Benjamin Franklin

 

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

-----St. Augustine

 

Minds are like parachutes.

They only function when they are open.

-----Sire James Dewar

 

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

-----Mark Twain

 

Forgive your enemies,

But never forget their names.

-----John F. Kennedy

 

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

-----Mae West

 

 

 

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish),

But it’ll also deprive me of the possibility of being right.

-----Igor Stravinsky

 

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

-----Napoleon Bonaparte

 

While we are postponing, life speeds by.

-----Seneca

 

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

-----Anthony Powell

 

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.

-----George Burns

 

Half the world is composed of idiots.

The other half of them are people clever enough to take

indecent advantage of them.

-----Walter Kerr

 

If a million people say a foolish thing,

It is still a foolish thing.

-----Anatole France

 

Education without values, as useful as it is,

Seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

-----C.S. Lewis

 

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

-----Abraham Lincoln