Bill Vaughan quotes

  • The great soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #God #Soul #Thrones

  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #New Year #Fun #New Beginnings

  • People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Education #People

  • A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Happiness #Baby #Children

  • It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Nice #Would Be #Half

  • The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Whales #Ants #Fine

  • We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Hilarious #Gratitude #World

  • Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fitness #Lasts #Muscles

  • It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Book #Ideas

  • As a nation we are dedicated to keeping physically fit - and parking as close to the stadium as possible.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Baseball #Fit #Stadiums

  • Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Funny #Happiness #Witty

  • Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Army #Answers #Needed

  • A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Real #4th Of July #Patriotic

  • My father asserted that there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment.... There's something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Couple #Father

  • Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Anger #Animal #Men

  • Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Baseball #Umpires #Jockeys

  • Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fun #Home #Names

  • If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Hate #Being Different #Prevailing

  • A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Funny #Freedom #Humorous

  • The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Creating #People #Taxation

  • I'd always been a great fan of George Orwell.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fans

  • I've always been struck by how unsuspicious people are in general, if you tell them what you're about.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #People

  • Nor all America can claim him now: Forevermore he is Mankind's and God's.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #America #Claims #Mankind

  • Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Dark #Teeth #Pearls

  • Goal achievement is hero's work.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Hero #Men #Goal

  • There is a huge antipathy in England between the north and the south, the working class and the owning class.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Class #England #Working Class

  • But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Cutting #Men #Life Is

  • Most people - and particularly people whose lives have nothing to do with books at all - are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen to them and get it right.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Book #Ideas #People

  • What's wonderful is to read the different translations - some done in 1600 and some in 1900 - of the same passage. It's fascinating to watch the same tale repeated in such a different way by two different centuries.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Two #Different #Watches

  • The government is shutting down the coal industry, they say it's cheaper to draw nuclear power off the French grid and cheaper to buy coal from Colombia.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Government #Nuclear #Coal

  • Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fashion #Book #Years

  • I never thought I would just be doing Arkady books.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Book

  • All books grow homilies by time; they are Temples, at once, and Landmarks.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Book #Temples #Landmarks

  • There is no Past, so long as Books shall live!
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Book #Past #Long

  • Despatch is the soul of business.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Business #Soul

  • Know, he that foretells his own calamity, and makes events before they come, twice over, doth endure the pains of evil destiny.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Pain #Destiny #Evil

  • Calamity was ordained for man.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Men #Calamity

  • How wisely fate ordain'd for human kind Calamity! which is the perfect glass, Wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fate #Glasses #Perfect

  • I would say the damage here is much more [than the tsunami], the magnitude of the calamity here is much more
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Damage #Calamity #Magnitude

  • In a tournament, even though there are team scores, it's calculated and it's a lot more individual. There is more honor to say you're not just better than the opposing schools' wrestler, you're the best wrestler in your weight class. Plus there are lot more awards to win in a tournament.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Team #School #Winning

  • We deserve this payment by all stretches of how one would calculate it.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Payment #Deserve

  • It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Thinking #Heaven #Entering

  • Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like 'excuse me', and other such simple courtesies.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Simple #Expression #Kind

  • Freedom is knowing who you really are.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Freedom #Knowing #Self Knowledge

  • I feel very bad about getting things wrong.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Feels

  • The Wise (Minstrel or Sage,) out of their books are clay; But in their books, as from their graves they rise. Angels--that, side by side, upon our way, Walk with and warn us!
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Wise #Book #Angel

  • Winter does adversely affect [the roads] and our roads have been let go, so they're more and more porous. We're going to have to put more and more emphasis on permanent patch and maintenance, so I expect a great deal of roads breaking up in the spring.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Letting Go #Spring #Adversity

  • That game gave us a lot of confidence and the fans something to cheer for.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Cheer #Games #Fans

  • It is a game of chess with this city. We'll have to see how it is going to play out. The city goes back and forth trying to figure out what programs to cut and what they have funding for. What I would love to see is for the city to step up and run the rink 10 months out of the year so kids can play in the summer and we can have camps here in Glenwood.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Summer #Running #Kids

  • He had a passion for cricket right from his childhood and liked nothing else but playing with the bat and the ball. I wanted him to study hard and get into a government service. But, he wanted to do something in cricket and earn a name for himself.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Passion #Government #Names

  • The familiar childhood admonition of 'counting to 10' before taking action works because it emphasizes the two key elements of anger management -- time and distraction.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Keys #Two #Childhood

  • The message was, the choices you make can have bad consequences. Everyone has the power of choice. Just like this kid had the power of choice to steal my car.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Kids #Car #Choices

  • The committee has an obligation to give you a choice. The members have the obligation and the right to make that choice.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Giving #Choices #Members

  • Kids are not driving themselves to McDonalds. It's not about kids and their choices. It's about parents and their choices.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Kids #Mcdonalds #Choices

  • In my view there are basically two types of weddings. There is the wedding that is based on law, and there is the wedding that is based on Christ and based on grace. We felt that those who have been married by the law, they would like to have that special privilege and benefit by being married by the church.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Views #Law #Two

  • There is a major disaster when a person allows some success to become a stopping place rather than a way station on to a larger goal. It often happens that an early success is a greater moral hazard than an early failure.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Success #Goal #Hazards

  • Insofar as theology is an attempt to define and clarify intellectual positions, it is apt to lead to discussion, to differences of opinion, even to controversy, and hence to be divisive. And this has had a strong tendency to dampen serious discussion of theological issues in most groups, and hence to strengthen the general anti-intellectual bias...
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Strong #Differences #Issues

  • Christmas turns things tail-end foremost. The day and the spirit of Christmas rearrange the world parade. As the world arranges it, usually there come first in importance -- leading the parade with a big blare of a band -- the Big Shots. Frequently they are also the Stuffed Shirts. That's the first of the parade. Then at the tail end, as of little importance, trudge the weary, the poor, the lame, the halt, and the blind. But in the Christmas spirit, the procession is turned around. Those at the tail end are put first in the arrangement of the Child of Christmas.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Children #Tails #Band

  • There are people in many other states who are cheering us.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Cheer #People #States

  • Were the Inhabitants of Italy charming as their Country, all other Regions would be depopulated I think.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Thinking #Would Be

  • The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Wise #Character #Men

  • If all other risk factors are normal, and you exercise moderately, your risk of having high CRP is one in 2000, .. A person who is a little overweight, with blood fats and cholesterol a little elevated, maybe with a little bit of high blood pressure -- we didn't used to think that having several of these little risk factors were a big deal. But it is. These little risk factors add up in a way that is worse for you than one big risk factor.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Exercise #Thinking #Blood

  • What Strauss is going through drives you nuts. If you care about your batting - which I'm sure he does - he will feel like jumping off a bridge and committing suicide
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Suicide #Jumping #Nuts

  • It sounds bad, but they don't care about your age if you're famous.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Age #Sound #Care

  • I heard that [Clarkson] said some petty things about someone I care deeply about, so I just made some petty remarks 'cause I'm a petty guy.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Caring #Guy #Care

  • Three or four plays cause the momentum to shift. We turned it over and gave Baylor a cheap score.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Play #Three #Momentum

  • We've found some things that are suspicious in nature, and we're going to err on the side of caution.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Sides #Found #Caution

  • These are days you'll remember. If you recall nothing else from your graduation ceremony, remember you heard the New Jersey Governor quote from 10,000 Maniacs.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Jersey #Remember #Ceremony

  • I don't think other people in the world would share the view there is mounting chaos.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Thinking #Views #People

  • SAP is becoming the standard for business software. Oracle is in a state of chaos.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Sap #Oracles #Becoming

  • We tried to be as ready and solid as we could be, ... Filmmaking is always some form of chaos, and to what extent you're able to harness the chaos.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Able #Chaos #Harness

  • Life is about balance too much excess is chaos.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Balance #Excess #Too Much

  • It may be asserted without scruple, that no otherclass of dependants have had their character so entirely distorted from its natural proportions by their relations with their masters.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Character #Class #May

  • He suffered from paralysis by analysis.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Analysis #Paralysis

  • Worship your heroes from afar; contact withers them.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Hero #Afar #Worship

  • In addition to wreaking havoc on our bodies, anger close our inner door, making us feel isolated and distrustful, hindering communication.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Communication #Anger #Doors

  • Grief and constant anxiety kill nearly as many women as men die on the battlefield.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Grief #Men #Anxiety

  • My forces are not enfeebled, I find no decay in my strength; my provisions are not cut off, I find no abhorring in mine appetite; my counsels are not corrupted nor infatuated, I find no false apprehensions to work upon mine understanding; and yet they see that invisibly, and I feel that insensibly, the disease prevails.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Cutting #Understanding #Decay

  • A silly row which got out of hand.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Silly #Hands #Argument

  • Let no one expect anything of certainty from astronomy, lest if anyone take as true that which has been constructed for another use, he go away... a bigger fool than when he came to it.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Going Away #Use #Fool

  • The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Israel #Athens #England

  • The highest duty is to respect authority.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Authority #Duty

  • He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite. - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Writing #Temples #Firsts

  • What the result means is that the Franco-German axis is in serious trouble. It's the end of a phase which began in 2002.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Mean #Axes #Serious

  • There's one word that describes baseball - You never know.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Baseball

  • In adversity man is saved by hope.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Adversity #Men

  • It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Stars #Dark #Race

  • The healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crises. In fact, an individual's psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Life Is Hard #Healthy #Facts

  • All the aftermath that so frequently follows in the wake of war still confront the nation, and we now, as ever before, must hold fast to the ancient landmarks and see to it that all of these plagues that threaten so mightily shall be rendered harmless.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #War #Aftermath #Ancient

  • I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Men #Years #Law

  • Live constructively and live optimistically.
    -- Bill Vaughan

  • Democracy in Yemen did not stop, instead it is in a continuous development, there is no other way to follow rather than democracy, it is our national way for building up our country, it was not imposed on us by others.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Democracy #Yemen

  • Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it's sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Independent #Iraq #Groups

  • The US has not imposed democracy in Yemen, its people have.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #People #Democracy #Yemen

  • United States is a great Country and has its effective role on the international arena, so we have to boost our relations with it, in order to achieve peace and stability in our region and the world.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Country #Order #United States

  • When a woman talks, she just wants to be heard.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Want #Heard

  • The happiest and most contented people are those who each day perform to make the best of their abilities.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #People #Each Day #Ability

  • The only difference between your abilities and others is the ability to put yourself in their shoes and actually try.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Shoes #Differences #Trying

  • Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Anger #Heart #Men

  • Virtue lives when Beauty dies.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Beauty #Virtue