patience is a good thing, but has limits

My quote on the limit of patience from around 2008 or so.


The world and its desires crumble and fall, but the man who does the will of the LORD lives forever.

— 1 John 2:17

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

— Albert Einstein

Science with out religion is lame, religion with out science is blind.

— Albert Einstein

Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.

— Aldous Huxley

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Life is hard. Its even harder if you’re stupid.

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

— Bertrand Russell

Youth is wasted on the young.

— Bertrand Russell

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

— Bertrand Russell

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

— Bill Cosby (William Henry, Jr)

What you’ve just said….is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.

— Adam Sandler (as Billy Madison)

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

— Cassare Pavese

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

— Charles Sykes

These groups spend other people’s money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

— Dick Armey

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

— Emiliano Zapata

It is impossible to love and be wise.

— Francis Bacon

Phenomenal cosmic powers… itty bitty living space!

— Robin Williams (as Genie from “Disney’s Aladdin” )

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

— George Bernard Shaw

Don’t confuse being ‘soft’ with seeing the other guy’s point of view.

— George Bush

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

— Hector Berlioz

I eat cold eels and think distant thoughts.

— Jack Johnson

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

— James Dean

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

— John F. Kennedy

Love is like an hour glass, with the head filling up as the brain empties

— Jules Renard

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.

— Katharine Hepburn

A woman obsessed with her body is also obsessed with the limitations of her emotional life.

— Kim Chernin

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

— Martin Luther, Jr. King

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses courage loses all.

— Miguel De Cervantes(1547-1616)

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!

— Inigo Montoya in Princess Bride

Annual drug deaths: tobacco: 395,000, alcohol: 125,000, ‘legal’ drugs: 38,000, illegal drug overdoses: 5,200, marijuana: 0. Considering government subsidies of tobacco, just what is our government protecting us from in the drug war?

— Ralph Nader

A male becomes a man when he can go through life picking, choosing, and using wise judgment with all the little battles he faces.

— RC Johnson

Its better to fight and make up than puss out and break up.

— RC Johnson

Sometimes its hard to tell the ones closest to you how you feel about them; but its always even harder to deal with what happens when you don’t.

— RC Johnson

Sometimes there are things in life that frustrate. This is why we must all have patience. Yet even the most patient of people know how much like a well patience is; sometimes a well can seem endless, but even the deepest of wells have limits.

— RC Johnson

Only those who fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

— Robert F. Kennedy

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

— Robert Frost

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.

— Romans 12:2

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate to do I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

— Romans 7:15-20

I believe that there is a god, but I don’t believe that to truly believe you must sit with other believers one day a week for 2 hours. If God is God then I’m sure he will not mind if I chose to believe in him my own way.

— Rudiger Rapin

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.

— Sandra Carey

The unexamined life is not worth living.

— Socrates, Apology 38a

Soft words are hard arguments.

— Thomas Fuller

No Jesus, No Peace – Know Jesus, Know Peace.

— Two Seekers

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

— W.C. Fields

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

— Winston Churchill

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

— Winston Churchill

I can resist everything except temptation.

— Oscar Wilde

Be the change you seek in your world.

— Gandhi

I’d rather come home to a friend than a lover

— Erin Clodgo

There’s more to life than crying like a little girl.

— RC Johnson

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not protest;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.

— Martin Niemöller

Do, or do not. There is no try.

— Yoda, Star Wars Episode V

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

— Shakespeare’s King Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3, Scene 1

Ok then, let’s put that behind us.

— Tony Almeda (24 Season 7)

Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.

— Jesus Speaking, Mark 6:4

Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says “But Doctor… I am Pagliacci.”

— Rorschach (The Watchmen)

Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter’s wedding day.

— Don Corleone (The Godfather)

The only way we can truly understand each other is through pain

— RC Johnson

If you’re a man, you don’t cry about it, you take life, the ups and downs; if you’re a real man you never go down, you just stay up!

— Ric Flair

If I tell you I’m good, you would probably think I’m boasting. If I tell you I’m no good, You know I’m lying

— Bruce Lee