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Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. [Psalms 34:14]
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute -- a white skin.
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
We must love one another or die.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
Real love stories never have endings.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant.
France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes.
The French complain of everything, and always.
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
In the long run, the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
I've never seen a monument erected for a pessimist.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it the light of the oncoming train.
The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.
Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.
Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad.
The more I saw of foreign countries the more I loved my own.
Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water.
A beard signifies lice, not brains.
As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.
China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders.
Spain: A whale stranded upon the coast of Europe.
How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!
Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die. [Isaiah 22:13]
Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. [Last words of Pancho Villa]
Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year.
Women's fashion is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
The same costume will be Indecent 10 years before its time, Shameless 5 years before its time, Outr? (daring) 1 year before its time, Smart, Dowdy 1 year after its time, Hideous 20 years after its time, Ridiculous 20 years after its time, Amusing 30 years after its time, Quaint 50 years after its time, Charming 70 years after its time, Romantic 100 years after its time, Beautiful 150 years after its time.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and that they would get into trouble.
We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.
They say that the best defense is offense, and I intend to start offending right now.
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
Pass no rash condemnation on other peoples words or actions.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.
Why should the devil have all the good tunes?
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.
Only man has dignity; only man, therefore, can be funny.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
Dictators always look good until the last minutes.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [Merchant Of Venice]
A lot of people say to me, Why did you kill Christ? I dunno... it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know. We killed him because he didn't want to become a doctor, that's why we killed him.
One man's folly is often another man's wife.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
America is an adorable woman chewing tobacco.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
You know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.
My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy it's glories.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.
Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.
Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
If you can't believe in God, chances are your God is too small.
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.
Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third.
The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground.
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support

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