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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ...
by Lewis Carroll

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Related topics: Intelligence

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

 

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

'What is the use of a book', thought Alice,
'without pictures or conversations?'
- Lewis Carroll

I have proved by actual trial that a letter,
that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
- Lewis Carroll

We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
- Lewis Carroll

But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten,
And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
- Lewis Carroll

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
- Lewis Carroll

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -
but never jam today.
- Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end;
then stop.
- Lewis Carroll

That's the reason they're called lessons,
because they lesson from day to day.
- Lewis Carroll

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford


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