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Only within burns the fire I kindle.
My heart the altar.
My heart the altar.

~ Unknown

- Poem of a Buddhist nun

Great speakers listen to the audience with their eyes.

~ Unknown

Public speaking is an audience participation event; if it weren't, it would be private speaking.

~ Unknown

A good speech is like a pencil; it has to have a point.

~ Unknown

Exhaust either the topic nor the audience.

~ Unknown

No good speech ever came to a bad end.

~ Unknown

Caution: Do not open mouth until brain is in gear.

~ Unknown

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.

~ Unknown

In vino veritas
With wine comes truth.

~ Unknown

God gave burdens, also shoulders.

~ Unknown

- Yiddish Proverb

Everyone, in the final analysis, is in business for himself.

~ Unknown

It's a wise man who lives with money in the bank; it's a fool who dies that way.

~ Unknown

- French proverb


The cards you hold in the game of life mean very little - it's the way you play them that counts.

~ Unknown

A man's deeds are his life.

~ Unknown

- West African saying

Aiming isn't hitting.

~ Unknown

- East African saying

The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.

~ Unknown

- Slogan of the United States Army Service Forces

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

~ Unknown

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.

~ Unknown

My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.

~ Unknown

An act of peace, no matter how small, is an act of hope.

~ Unknown

- CDA website


Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement.

~ Unknown

They said it couldn't be done, but we did it.

~ Unknown

Those who dare do; those who dare not, do not.

~ Unknown

Better return half way than lose yourself.

~ Unknown

- Dutch proverb

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

~ Unknown

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

~ Unknown

Action speak louder than words.

~ Unknown

Only people who do things get criticized.

~ Unknown

He who waits for roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait a very, very long time.

~ Unknown

- Chinese proverb

Your food is close to your stomach, but you must put it in your mouth first.

~ Unknown

- West African saying

When the snake is in the house, one need not discuss the matter at length.

~ Unknown

- West African saying

It's always darkest before the dawn.

~ Unknown
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That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it.

~ Unknown

- A congressional candidate in Texas

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

~ Unknown

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.

~ Unknown

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

~ Unknown

Remember the Maine!

~ Unknown

- 1889, slogan popularized in Hearst and Pulitzer newspapers...

I am an atheist, thank God!

~ Unknown

Character is a victory, not a gift.

~ Unknown

Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is. Cheerfulness, too, promotes health and immortality. Cheerful people live longest here on earth, afterward in our hearts.

~ Unknown

If a child annoys you, quiet him by brushing his hair. If this doesn't work, use the other side of the brush on the other end of the child.

~ Unknown

Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.

~ Unknown

Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.

~ Unknown

- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age.

~ Unknown

- Modern Maturity

To get something done a committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.

~ Unknown

A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.

~ Unknown

Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.

~ Unknown

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the first to be replaced.

~ Unknown

Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive.

~ Unknown

The Bill of Rights - The Original Contract With America. Accept no substitutes. Beware of imitations. Insist on the genuine articles.

~ Unknown

The cowards never started - and the weak died along the way.

~ Unknown

Every hard-boiled egg is yellow inside.

~ Unknown

In God we trust; all others must pay cash.

~ Unknown

Buying on trust is the way to pay double.

~ Unknown

Set a thief to catch a thief.

~ Unknown

Whoever profits by the crime is guilty of it.

~ Unknown

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.

~ Unknown

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to Hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

~ Unknown

A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady's birthday but forgets her age.

~ Unknown

The United States can ... be proud that it has institutions and a structure that permit its citizens to express honest dissent, even though those who do so may be maligned by the highest official in the land.

~ Unknown

- New York Times

The body is the shell of the soul, and dress the husk of that shell; but the husk often tells what the kernel is.

~ Unknown

All sunshine makes a desert.

~ Unknown

The world is run by C students.

~ Unknown

There is nothing so useless as doing effeciently that which should not be done at all.

~ Unknown

Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.

~ Unknown

Give me a productive error over a boring, mundane and unproductive fact any day.

~ Unknown

Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.

~ Unknown

I often wish ... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

~ Unknown

None but a mule denies his family.

~ Unknown

The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends,
And no investment on the street pays larger dividends,
For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent,
And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has spent.

~ Unknown

Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold.

~ Unknown

My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still.

~ Unknown

To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.

~ Unknown

Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.

~ Unknown

Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.

~ Unknown

The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.

~ Unknown

Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.

~ Unknown

We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.

~ Unknown

Money can buy a fine dog, but only love and kindness can make it wag its tail.

~ Unknown

Man is preceded by a forest and followed by a desert.

~ Unknown

- Anonymous French Graffiti

To get to heaven, turn right and keep straight.

~ Unknown

A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go.

~ Unknown

A little help is worth a great deal of pity.

~ Unknown

Hero-worship is mostly idol gossip.

~ Unknown

The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.

~ Unknown

History belongs to the winner.

~ Unknown

History is something that never happened, written by a man who wasn't there.

~ Unknown

We learn nothing from history except that we learn nothing from history.

~ Unknown

Thank God for dirty dishes; they have a tale to tell.
While other folk go hungry, we're eating pretty well.
With home and health and happiness, we shouldn't want to fuss;
For by this stack of evidence, God's very good to us.

~ Unknown

There's no place like home, after the other places close.

~ Unknown

Honour follows those who flee it.

~ Unknown

There is less to fear from outside competition than from inside inefficiency, discourtesy and bad service.

~ Unknown

We are all just monkeys in business suits running around pretending to be executives.

~ Unknown

A sense of humor is what makes you laugh at something which would make you mad if it happened to you.

~ Unknown

Wit is far more often a shield than a lance.

~ Unknown

All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart.

~ Unknown

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when its the only one we have.

~ Unknown

Every time a man puts a new idea across he finds ten men who thought of it before he did - but they only thought of it.

~ Unknown

Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.

~ Unknown

Little wit in the head makes much work for the feet.

~ Unknown

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties
And things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us!

~ Unknown

Attitudes are contagious . is yours worth catching?

~ Unknown
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So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.

~ Unknown

Inflation: Everyone's illusion of wealth.

~ Unknown

Try to save money. Someday it may be valuable again.

~ Unknown

Law of inflation: whatever goes up will go up some more.

~ Unknown

If inflation continues, the two-car garage will be replaced by the two-family garage.

~ Unknown

Insanity: grounds for divorce in some states, grounds for marriage in all.

~ Unknown

I am a poet
and did not know it.
I make a rhyme
every time.

~ Unknown

He who puts up with insult invites injury.

~ Unknown

When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.

~ Unknown

Edison did not invent the first talking machine -- he invented the first on that could be turned off.

~ Unknown

Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment.

~ Unknown

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.

~ Unknown

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