. . some failed quotes
Be grateful for luck.
Pay the thunder no mind.
Listen to the birds.
And, don't hate anybody.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
To teach is to learn twice
risk is not taking one.
Wit is educated insolence.
We are not punished for our sins, but by them
You could not discover the frontiers of the soul even if you traveled
every road to do so; such is the depth of its meaning.
The last word has not yet been said.
Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.
is moving you toward your destiny.
Time takes care of what
"If it be so, so
Having said thus, why the hurry.
you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
The point of living, and of being an
optimist, is to be foolish enough
to believe that the best is yet to come.
are lies, there are damn lies, and then there are statistics.
Social work is a band-aid on the festering wounds
I do not know what we are here for upon
this wonderful and beautiful earth, this incalculably interesting
earth, unless it is to crowd into a few short years every possible
fine experience and adventure; unless it is to seize upon every
fresh impression, develop every latent capacity; unless it is
to grow as much as ever we have it in our power to grow.
Learn as if you would live forever, Live as if you
would die tomorrow.
Life shrinks and
expands in proportion to one's courage.
AND. . . SOME FAILED QUOTES, WRONG CALLS,
AND FLOPPED 20TH-CENTURY FUTUROLOGY
JANUARY 27, 1997. CLOUDY DAYS IN TOMORROWLAND)
I confess that in 1901, I said
to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
. . Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.
U.S. aviation pioneer,
I must confess that my imagination.
. . refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating
its crew and floundering at sea.
H. G. Wells
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
strategist and future World War I commander, 1911
The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty
A president of the Michigan
Savings Bank advising Horace Rackham (Henry Ford's lawyer) not
to invest in the Ford Motor.