Still Waters: Collectible quotes

I have a fun time collecting and culling quotes sent daily from “Editor & Publisher.” Here are a few of my recent favorites:

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” — Victor Borge

“He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit.” — Unknown

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn (I think Marilyn Loser may have used this or a similar quote recently in one of her very informative columns. I enjoy the quotes at the end of each of her columns.)

“A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all — he’s walking on them.” — Leonard Louis Levinson

“Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250” — Harper’s Index

“Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business.” — Davey Barry

“There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” — Sir Winston Churchill

“I haven’t the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.” — David Sedaris

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” — W.E.B. Du Bois

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” — Dr. Mae Jemison

“Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” — Kim Hubbard

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.” — Elbert Hubbard

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” — John F. Kennedy

“There’s always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little — and it’s always somebody else.” — Cullen Hightower

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln

“I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!” — Tom Lehrer

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

“If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.” — Paul Beatty

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” — Albert Einstein

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” — Dean Martin

“There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.” — L.M. Boyd

“I was always taught to respect my elders and I’ve now reached the age when I don’t have anybody to respect.” — George Burns

“The United States Congress, like a lot of rich people, lives in two houses.” — John Green

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” — George F. Will

“What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.” — Hansell B. Duckett

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” — Ralph W. Sockman

“Ill be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” — Terry Pratchett

“The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.” — Paul Fix

“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream.” — Bill Murray

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson