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List of popular quotes – a small selection

  • “Your own home with its peace is part of paradise”  -  Traditional
  • “From contentment with little comes happiness!  -  African proverb
  • “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance”  -  O.T. Proverb XV13
  • “It is a rare thing, not to have been bonny, once”  -  S Becket. Godot
  • “Honey is sweet but the bee stings”  -  Ben Franklin
  • “Variety’s the very spice of life, that give it all its flavour”  -  William Cowper
  • “To make an end is to make a beginning”  -  T S Eliot
  • “To a friend’s house the road is never long”  -  Watcomb Pottery 1690
  • “Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative”  -  M Chevalier
  • “The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough”  -  Tagore
  • “Life is just one damn thing after another”  -  Frank Ward O’Malhey
  • “If you’re down in the mouth think of Jonah – he came up alright”  -  Watcomb Pottery 1690
  • “All I want is loving you and music, music, music”  -  Put another nickel in...
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living”  -  Socrates
  • “Children’s children are the Crown of their elders”  -  Krakóu synagogue after Proverbs 17 v6
  • “Old friends and old wine are best”  -  1616 Traditional
  • “The company makes the feast”  -  Traditional
  • “It takes more oil than vinegar to make a good salad”  -  Bishop J P Ca? 1652
  • “Tomorrow is another day – you can do something about everything then”  -  Molly Keane
  • “And she will have music wherever she goes”  -  ‘Ride a cock horse...’
  • “The hills are alive with the sound of Music”  -  O. Hammerstein
  • “I beg your pardon, I didn’t recognise you. I’ve changed a lot”  -  O. Wilde
  • “Cleanliness is next to impossible”  -  Audrey Austin
  • “Wine in the bottle doth not quench the thirst”  -  James Gamble room V&A Museum
  • “Hangover, the wrath of grapes”  -  Dorothy Packer
  • “Will you still need me, will you still fee me – when I’m 64”  -  Lennon & McCartney
  • “One tequila two tequila three tequila, Floor!”  -  Buddy Bernier
  • “The future is not what it used to be”  -  Yogi Berra
  • “and behind every man who’s a failure there’s a woman too!  -  John Ruge
  • “Ah but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp”  -  Robert Browning


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