Monday, May 16, 2005


Ok, I know I just created a new word but roll with it. Based on the comments of Yoda and Ford, thank you Darren, I thought it would be really cool to have blog post dedicated to our collective wisdom. It could be a short blog. lol ha ha 8-P

So let us bloggify ourselves. Let us together reach beyond our individual limitations. I believe it was Einstein that said something along the lines that the sum of something is greater than it's parts. I searched and searched but alas, I could not find it. I'm sure one of you knows what I'm looking for. So I boldly say, "Join me fellow bloggists, and let us", oh whatever, let's just have some fun. :-)

Here are some of my faves.

"A ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what a ship is built for" unknown.

"Streams become crooked by taking the path of least resistance, so do people" unknown.

I found this one looking for the afore mentioned quote.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort". Herm Albright

That's just too funny :-) I really like that one.

So what do you say....


At 7:24 AM, Blogger Sylvie said...

Hmmm Here is a quote from Mother Teresa that hits home for me and my hunny....

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.

I don't know if this is a "sageism" but I really and truly believe in this one!!!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Darren B said...

Ok, Ken, you've touched on a passion of mine -- and you asked for it.

To start with the witty sayings, my absolute favourite is from Voltaire. "A witty saying proves nothing."

Having said that there are pearls of wisdom to be gained from sageisms.

"Teach the children how to think, not what to think" is my current thought.

"One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again." Henry Ford.

"Everything comes to him that hustles while he waits." Thomas Edison.

Here's one that directly relates to this past Sunday's sermon: "The worst things in your life may contain seeds of the best." Joe Kogel.

"To manage men (kids in your case Ken), one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath." George Eliot.

Perhaps one of the more powerful sageisms:
"If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer." -- God.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger John & Kathy said...

Oh goody! Favourite quotes! I'm with you Darren - this is one of my favourite things! Here's a few for you:

There is always a best way of doing everything. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Good, better, best; never let it rest 'til your good is better and your better is best. (Anon)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. (Henry David Thoreau)

Here's one you can use in English class Ken.....

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. (Winston Churchill)

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. (H.G. Wells)

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. (Ben Franklin) - I'm still working on this one!!

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Al Menezes said...

A couple quote and a couple statements..... :)

"Man who says 'it cannot be done' should not interrupt man who is doing it."

"Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway."
- Frank A. Clarke

I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. - Art Spander

"It takes one man to turn his back on the crowd to lead an Orchestra."

"The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson."

And my favourite quote...
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're out of your tree.....
it wasn't my tree.....
ah ahahahahhahahahaha

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous me said...

This is great. Like you I love quotes and sageisms. I collect them. So, gleefully I read these, adding them to my collection. There are just way to many funny and powerful quotes that you have posted already for me to comment.

As an American though, I do have to note one, the smith and wesson. :-) Ya baby.

And, miss anonymous (Angela :-) for those that don't know, is quoting form Benny and June, a rather funny and witty movie.

Keep em comin. :-)

At 2:15 PM, Blogger John & Kathy said...

Here's another one I just came across.

An anthropologist once asked a Hopi why so many of his people's songs were about rain. The Hopi replied, "Because water is so scarce. Is that why so many of your songs are about love?"
~ Gila: Life and Death of an American River

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a tail??

At 3:38 AM, Anonymous me said...

LOL, Ok Angela, that one almost made me choke. I shouldn't eat when I read these any more.

Unfortunately for everyone else it's so inside I can't even begin. Put it this way, it's a comment from a little kid. :-)

This is by far my favorite blog post. I don't think I'll be able to top it. All of the quotes are great. I have but one thing to say, more more more.

At 3:40 AM, Anonymous me said...

"Give me quotes or give me death."
John Quincy Adams

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Al Menezes said...

There are so many good quotes. Here's a web site with tons of them...

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Darren B said...

Came across one of my long lost favorites. This is a small part of the whole thought, but it sums it up nicely.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Goethe.

Here's another good link for pearls of wisdom:


At 3:26 AM, Blogger Ken Schrock said...

lol, that's funny. Bible Gateway eh? I use that one all the time. It truely is a good source for sageisms and much much much more.

At 3:26 AM, Blogger Ken Schrock said...

"Resentment is like drinking a cup of poisen and waiting for the other person to die" Readers Digest

At 7:09 AM, Blogger Sylvie said...

Here's one for ya Ken :))))

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
--Robert A. Heinlein

OK So it's not a sageism, but I thought you might enjoy it right about now...

At 7:58 AM, Blogger AndyOfVermont said...

Oh, cool! Quotes! I have a quotes blog called "old sayings we just made up". If anyone has any quotes that they overheard, said, or whatever, its a great place to post those. Occasional celebrity quotes are allowed too, especially if they're off the beaten path, but not ben franklin quotes or that sort of thing.

Good stuff, nice blog.


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