Good Sayings

As a collector of words, I found this the other day in the back of my Daytimer:

  • Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.
  • Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
  • Better one’s house be too little one day than too big all the year after.
  • But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
  • The key to wisdom is this: Constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
  • You cannot master yourself unless you know yourself. There are mirrors for the face but none for the mind.
  • Your life is made up of years that mean nothing, moments that mean all.
  • Middle age is ten years older than you happen to be at the time.
  • In difficult times, you should always carry something beautiful in your mind.
  • The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
  • There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

And a friend sent this the other day:

When you’re dead you don’t know you’re dead. The pain is only felt by others.

The same thing happens when you’re stupid.


  1. Life is what happens when you make other plans – a favourite as is anything by Oscar Wilde and from Withnail and I. That is all. 😊

  2. You may add this, or not
    Man carries two wallets, one in his front pocket and one in his rear pocket. The one in the front carries other people’s faults, the one in the rear pocket carries his own faults,therefore he only sees the faults of others, never his own…we should switch them around every so often, otherwise you will always be blind to your own faults.

  3. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

  4. They are all pretty good! The fourth and fifth ones seem to contrast each other, which says something about happiness and wisdom (in my opinion, haha)… And the one your friend sent is pretty much perfect!

  5. Nice post, Fortright One – made me smile.

  6. Love this post. In fact they are all great!

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