Monday, August 27, 2012

Frasier Wisdom

Frasier (Kelsey Grammer): I, for one, happen to believe in the kindness of strangers.
Roz (Peri Gilpin): Well, I believe in the strangeness of strangers.

Roz's unheeded advice as she tries to keep Frasier from inviting listeners to feel free to approach him in public

Season 3, Episode 11 The Friend, 1996
Writers David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
Grub Street Productions


Urban Meyer on Setting Reachable Goals

Right now, we’re going to do the best we can to help them be less stupid.

Urban Meyer

On two Ohio State football players coming back from suspension after being arrested for obstructing official business when they urinated on a building and fled from police.

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Nikita Khrushchev on Common Ground

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Nikita Khrushchev


Leonard Bernstein on Ideals

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

Leonard Bernstein
The New York Times, 30 October 1988


Alexis de Tocqueville on Political Parties

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville lived in the first half of the 19th century.


Will Rogers on Distraction

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.

Will Rogers


Phyllis Diller on Housekeeping

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet them with, “Who could have done this? We have no enemies.”

Phyllis Diller


My lifelong housekeeping resource and inspiration. Thank you and farewell.

Neil Armstrong on Accomplishment

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.

Neil Armstrong


Thank you and farewell.