My Favorite Quotes and Sayings

These are some of the quotes and sayings I’ve entertained my friends and bored my children with over the years.  Some of these I have made up otherwise I’ve tried to give proper credit.  If you know the author of an uncredited quote please let me know.

The CommishThere are three kinds of people,

The stupid ones, who never learn from their mistakes,

The smart ones, who do,

And the truly wise, who learn from other people’s’ mistakes.

(From the TV showThe Commish“)


Anti-Stratfordian Mark Twain, wrote "Is S...It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and appear ignorant, than to open it and remove all doubt.

(Mark Twain)




The solutions to most of our country’s problems are very simple.  But they’re not easy.


Never before in the history of mankind have we possessed so much knowledge, yet so little wisdom.


I have no intention of growing old gracefully.  I intend to fight it every step of the way

(This anonymous quote  was published by Ellen Goodman at the Boston Globe in 1988)


Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out


Politicians and diapers should be changed regularly. And for the same reason


An unopened fortune cookieThere is no substitute for good manners except, maybe, fast reflexes.

(fortune cookie )
Dear God,

So far today,
I’ve done all right.

I haven’t gossiped.
I haven’t lost my temper.
I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent.

I’m very thankful for that.
But in a few minutes, God,
I’m going to get out of bed,
And from then on,
I’m going to need a lot more help.

(Harry Thomas)
  •            Do or do not.
           There is no try.

Rick Warren

‎”Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
~~Rick Warren



“So this is how liberty dies.  With thunderous applause”

Padme    Star Wars- Revenge fo the Sith




Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
― Margaret Thatcher

“Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”
― Margaret Thatcher

4 responses

  1. In the same vein as the top one… A quote from Will Rogers:

    “There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them just have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”


    1. middleagedhousewife | Reply

      Thanks for the quote Rob, and thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. Will Rogers certainly had a way of putting things in perspective. 🙂


  2. Enjoy some of my favorite quotes, sayings and words of inspiration.
    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
    We don’t see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are.
    The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
    Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.


    1. Thank you for stopping by my humble little blog and sharing your quotes. I especially like the third one.


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