Favorite Quote and It's Origin Please - page 4

I have seen some incredibly cleaver qotes on this BB. Could I see them (again) and get some feedback on where they originated? I finally got my one I intend to use. I got it from a fortune cookie... Read More

  1. by   rninformatics
    "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
    -- Vernon Law

    "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
    -- Malcolm X
  2. by   donmurray
    "Take two buckets, one full, marked "luck" one empty, marked "experience". Try to fill the second one before you empty out the first."
    Introduction by my old motorcycle riding instructor.
  3. by   TracyB,RN
    I learned this one from my dear Dad, as a teen, when I often "wished" I had this or that . . .
    "Wish in your left hand, s*** in your right hand. See which one fills up faster."
  4. by   KatWright
    I used to procastinate
    now I practice avoidance

  5. by   Andy S.
    This is my all time fav!

    "He who stands on toilet is also high on pot!"

    So I am not the intellectual, but it suits me! Life is too serious on it's own. LOL
  6. by   bungies
    I found a few in a quotes book that have stayed with me for the last 15 years or so:

    Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there

    People are unhappy because they build walls, not bridges.

    I'm not sure of the origins of these (I don't have the book any more) but I try to use them.
  7. by   BadBird
    Some Gene Pools need a filter!!! I don't remember where I read this but I love it.
  8. by   Kimbryn
    One of my favorites is by Garth Brooks...or at least that's where I heard it first.
    You aren't rich until you have what money can't buy.

  9. by   ALISHAJO
    Just had a great quote from one of my ER patients, (who happens to be a nurse)
    " If you are going to be dumb, then you got to be tough"
    Jo Beth

    I wish several of our frequent flyers had learned this!!!!
  10. by   janmae1950
    When anything goes, everything will - Disraeli
  11. by   betts
    Procrastination is Great! It gives me more time for all the things I'm not going to do anyway.
  12. by   Veneta Masson
    "I am faithful. I do not give out."

    from "The Wound Dresser"
    Walt Whitman,
    poet & Civil War nurse
  13. by   tattoochick
    My fav quote came out of my psych book...

    "Do not touch the psychotic patients"

    I cracked up when I read it because I was thinking, "well, DA!"