Saturday, March 14, 2009

Name That Famous Dead Person (NTFDP) #1 - Quotes

Paint image by Vanessa V. Kilmer © March 13, 2009

1. "Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody."

2. "What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

3. "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information."

4. "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear."

5. "Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?"

6. “Which way did he go, George? Which way did he go?”

7. "How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win."

(Answers tomorrow, unless you cheat and Google™ them.)


  1. To Google one would have to have energy, and by Friday I don't.

  2. Hell is full of silver-tongue devils!

  3. Quilly: Which is also why I didn't write anything original.

    Tom: Hell is just full.

  4. he also wrote this:

    A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

    i was looking for something a while ago and came across this man's quotes so i didn't really cheat ;)

  5. I'm also too tired to Google!! What's with us all?

  6. Having read Juliana's comment I think I know who it is.

  7. I'm clueless and it's too cold here on the mainland to even think of googling it. :) brrrrrrrrrrrrr

  8. I like the quotes...have not a clue as to who the brilliant author is.

  9. Juliana: He is one of the quoters.

    Jientje: By Saturday we are all in need of rest.

    Dr. John: She, and you, got one of the fellas.

    TTWC: Oh, it's not so very important.

    Thom: Think tropical thoughts.

    Mo'a: We don't need to know the authors to enjoy the wisdom.