cherished things

Written by 200pockets





  • Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
  • As eternity is reckoned, there’s a lifetime in a second. – A Moment’s Thought by Piet Hein
  • Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company. – George Washington
  • Audi partem alterum (Hear the other side). – Saint Augustine
  • Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  – George Washington
  • Beware of a man of one book. – English proverb
  • Coexistence or no existence. – That is the Question (Hamlet anno Domini) – Piet Hein
  • Don’t lead me; I may not follow.  Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.  Walk beside me and be my friend. – Anon
  • I’d like to know what this whole show is all about before it’s out. – I’d Like by Piet Hein
  • If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Keep changing.  When you’re through changing, you’re through. – Bruce Barton
  • Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber
  • Life makes sense, and who could doubt it, if we have no doubt about it. – Making Sense by Piet Hein
  • Living is a thing you do … now or never – which do you do? – Living Is by Piet Hein
  • Love truth, and pardon error. – Voltaire
  • Make yourself necessary to somebody.  Do not make life hard to any. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men, said the Devil, are good to their brothers: they don’t want to mend their own ways but each other’s. – Mankind by Piet Hein
  • My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now it’s lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity. – Out of Time (A holiday thought) by Piet Hein
  • The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. – Francis Maitland Balfour
  • The day’s length.  If a man has a great deal to put in them, a day will have a hundred pockets. – Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Nietzsche
  • The goal of education is not to produce higher scores, nor to impress students with your personal acolates, but to educate and empower students to become responsible people with well-developed minds and good character. (H. Borrero)
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and most undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington
  • There is no way to make people like change.  You can only make them feel less threatened by it. – Frederick O’R. Hayes
  • To live is not to live for oneself alone; let us help one another. – Menander
  • T.T.T.  Put up in a place where it is easy to see the cryptic admonishment T.T.T.  When you feel how depressingly slowly you climb, it’s well to remember that Things Take Time. – T.T.T. by Piet Hein
  • What is required is sight and insight – then you might add one more: excite. – Robert Frost
  • When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius
  • You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. – Irish proverb