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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Quotes from Books

This weeks challenge.
Favorite quotes from books.

Plain Speaking by Harry Truman: Behind every successful man is a good woman and a surprised mother-in-law.

Mark Twain Tonight by Hal Holbrook: I think the devil is much reviled. You have to say something good about someone who can control three fourths of the world's population and all of the politicians.

De Provedencia: Lucius Annaeus Seneca: It is not the man has too little that is poor, but the man who hankers after more. You ask what is the proper limit of a person's wealth? First what is essential, and second, having what is enough.

Cross of Gold Speech by William Jennings Bryan 1896: There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, there prosperity will find its way up through every class that rests upon them.

Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich: One cannot be strong without love. For love is not an irrelevant emotion; it is the blood of life.

Kurt Vonnegut's Law: multiple sources. 90% of everything is crap.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman:
Life is pain, anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.
Learn to live with disappointment.
As you wish.

National Love Proverbs :
German: Love knows hidden paths.
Spanish: He who finds not love, finds nothing.
Scottish: A pennyweight o' love is worth a pound o' law.
English: Love will find a way.
American: Love makes the world go round.


Tricia Schneider said...

Nice list! I love the first one with the "surprised mother-in-law." That's often true! lol Thanks for sharing your list! :)

Lydia said...

I love these quotes! Good job with them.

My post.

P M Prescott said...

Tricia, Truman's mother-in-law was against him till the day she died.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks Lydia

Michael Mock said...

Excellent selection! Love the selection of proverbs at the end, too.

P M Prescott said...

Glad you liked them Michael.

Berthold Gambrel said...

Great selections!

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

The Princess Bride is so quotable. Good list.

Tanith Davenport said...

Good list!

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Berthold

P M Prescott said...

Yes it is, Wendi and Megan

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Tanith