Avram Lebor collection of quotations from famous people
- Important principles may and must be inflexible
- The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.
- It’s better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
- You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. – Avram Lebor personal favorite
- Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle
- Grief can take care of itself: but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with
- In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid then to open it and remove all doubt
- Truth is stranger than fiction
- It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you
- If you want to see the dregs of humanity go down to the jail and watch the changing of the guard. – Another Avram Lebor personal favorite
- We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and it’s efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read. – Avi Lebor favorite quote
- Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all has to make sense
- Few sinners are saved after the first 20 minutes of the sermon
T.S. Eliot, Sam Ewig, Sam Ewig, Plutarch, Winston Churchill, Arnold Palmer, Cyrus Curtis, Anne Frank, Gandhi etc…
- Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
- It’s not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours.
- It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
- Necessity is the mother of invention
- There are two kinds of men who never amount to much those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else. – Another Avram Lebor personal favorite
- Its a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
- It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- From a moving carriage one should distance himself – 5 feet; from a moving horse one should distance himself – 50 feet; from a moving elephant one should distance himself – 100 feet; from an evil person there is no distance that can be measured from how far to distance yourself. Avram Lebor’s personal favorite
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