Cool Quotes

Cool Quotes and Sayings. A list of cool quotes from famous and anonymous people, from Einstein and Churchill to Marx.

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
Winston Churchill

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."
Phyllis Diller

"A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B."
Fats Domino

"The tiger can't change his spots. No, wait, he did! Good for him!"
Jack Handey

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"
Edgar Bergen

"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
Truman Capote

"A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
Bill Cosby

"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
Groucho Marx

"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head."
Carol Burnett

"I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away."
Nancy Mitford

"Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected."
Red Buttons

"Youth is wasted on the young."
George Bernard Shaw

"Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying."
Fran Lebowitz

"Never have children, only grandchildren."
Gore Vidal

"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."
Phyllis Diller

"I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home."
Robert Orben

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
George Burns

"He who laughs last didn't get it."
Helen Giangregorio

"It's probably not a good idea to be chewing on a toothpick if you're talking to the president, because what if he tells a funny joke and you laugh so hard you spit the toothpick out and it hits him in the face or something."

Jack Handey

"My mother loved children - she would have given anything if I had been one."
Groucho Marx

Einstein Cool Quotes

"Any intelligent fool

can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

"God is subtle but he is not malicious."

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

"The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

"Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."

"Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

"In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"

"No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

"Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."

"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."

"Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

"One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."

"...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."

"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)

Cool Quotes from Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

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

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

More Cool Quotes from anonymous sources:

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

A wise man does not need advice and a fool won’t take it.

Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

If you can stay calm while all around you is chaos, then you probably haven't completely understood the situation.

He who can, does. He who can’t, teaches.

Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies.

It is better to stay silent and be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

Teamwork…means never having to take all the blame yourself.

I no longer have the fear of being alone. It’s cool to find out that you don’t need a boyfriend to be happy.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

If you don’t know where you’re going how do you expect to get there ?

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

Being cool, is not trying to be cool.

A smile is the lighting system of the face, the cooling system of the head and the heating system of the heart.

That’s the secret to life… replace one worry with another…

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.

A friend is someone who has the same enemies you have.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.

Wisdom begins in wonder.

Bacteria is sometimes the only culture some people have.

Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.

To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.

Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.

Being yourself is being the person everyone else wants you to be.

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.

Be of use, but don’t be used.

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

When in doubt, consult your inner child if it doesn’t come naturally, leave it.

Why is abbreviation such a long word ?

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

Be nice to your kids . . . they’ll be the ones choosing your nursing home.

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

It’s good to be clever, but not to show it.

God is clever, but not dishonest.

A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

They have to be clever, cunning, imaginative, dogged and wily, whereas society merely has to lean its weight a little.

To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Remember that time is money.

Copying from a single source is called plagiarism, copying from multiple source is called research.

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

If you’re not very clever you should be conciliatory.

Two things are infinite : the universe and human stupidity; I’m not sure about the universe.

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.

Fish and visitors smell in three days.

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.

Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.

I should keep my words soft and sweet in case I have to eat them.

Pressure makes diamonds.

Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Life is like a dream, sometimes it is good and somtimes it is bad, but in the end it is over.

One thing I can give and still keep: my word.

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

It’s good to be clever, but not to show it.

God is clever, but not dishonest.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.

They have to be clever, cunning, imaginative, dogged and wily, whereas society merely has to lean its weight a little.

To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.

Copying from a single source is called plagiarism, copying from multiple source is called research.

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

If you’re not very clever you should be conciliatory.

Two things are infinite : the universe and human stupidity; I’m not sure about the universe.

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.

Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.

Pressure makes diamonds.

Between thought and expression lies a lifetime.

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.

Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

Radio has no future.

A generous heart is good for the right sort of people.

If you love someone, put their name in a circle, instead of a heart, because hearts can break, but circles go on forever.

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.

An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.

The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing.

Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

You are better off trusting gold than government.

People are quick to share their food when they realize they can’t eat it all.

Nothing bores the people more than last year’s war.

We don’t need to restore the American Dream; we need to wake up from it.

When the rich run out of money, it’s over.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

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

“Don’t give your children too much money, too soon,” say the old timers. You may not care about the money itself, but you’d hate to see it ruin their lives.

To believe in one’s dreams is to spend all of one’s life asleep

Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.

Smart money and smart people are highly mobile, and they go to where the return on capital is highest.

A rich man’s joke is always funny.

I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

An alarm clock is a device that wakes you up just in time to go back to sleep.

There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.

Whenever the government tells you to do something, it’s generally a good idea to do the opposite.

The standard of living of the common man is highest in those countries which have the greatest number of entrepreneurs.

If you can’t fix it with duck tape you have’nt used enough.

To cease smoking is the easiest thing. I ought to know. I’ve done it a thousand times.

Marriage is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.

Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

Middle age is the time in life when, after pulling in your stomach, you look as if you ought to pull in your stomach.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.


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