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Foster Brooks Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Foster Brooks.

Fellow made me a $10 bet I couldn't quit,
and I haven't had a drink since.
At the time I needed the $10.
- Foster Brooks

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

 

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

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Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man,
and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
- Kin Hubbard

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his
way of eating jellybeans.
- Ronald Reagan

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.
- H. L. Hunt

I wouldn't like to see a chick of mine taking her clothes
off and kissing a fellow on screen.
And my girls must get very hurt when they see me doing it.
- Oliver Reed

Fear has nothing to do with cowardice.
A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
- Jerome Cady

After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for
someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.
- Kin Hubbard

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

From 8,000 miles away...
I would not judge a fellow soldier from a friendly
nation and how they are employing their resources.
- Peter Pace

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed
something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man,
I shall be satisfied.
- George Westinghouse

Manners are like the shadows of virtues,
they are the momentary display of those qualities which
our fellow creatures love and respect.
- Sydney Smith

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.
- E. Y. Harburg

If you're a governor of a big state,
people sense your presence a little bit,
even your fellow governors.
- Ed Gillespie

Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition
to do good to our fellow-creatures.
- Samuel Richardson

Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world
what the Germans can do when they work for peace.
- Walter Ulbricht

I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay
attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy.
Elvis never seemed too busy.
- Minnie Pearl

In 1995, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- John E. Walker

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings,
his viewpoints, his desires and needs.
Think more of what the other fellow wants,
and how he must feel.
- Maxwell Maltz

The pitcher has got only a ball.
I've got a bat.
So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let
the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
- Hank Aaron

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more
concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
- William Hazlitt

It's clearly more important to treat one's fellow man
well than to be always praying and fasting and touching
one's head to a prayer mat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked.
- David Dean Rusk

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail,
and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands,
that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
- Davy Crockett

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane

I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense,
personally and bottom line.
- Mario Puzo

What an occupation!
To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their
skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
- August Strindberg

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably
reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
- Sid Caesar

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men.
There is no greater contribution than to help the weak.
There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
- Walter Reuther

It is important that the United States remain a two-party system.
I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican
Party can't be too small to suit me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Always try to do something for the other fellow and
you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way -
how many pleasing things are done for you.
- Claude M. Bristol

If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup
of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you,
let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it."
- T. S. Eliot

I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers,
on the spirit and success with which you have executed
this important part of our enterprise.
- James Wolfe

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has
been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with
whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
- Marcus Aurelius

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man,
depends on the opinion of his fellow men.
He is constantly acting a studied part.
- Jeremy Collier

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change,
the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
- Lee Iacocca

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either
a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
- Kin Hubbard

If I have any appeal at all, it's to the fellow who takes out the garbage.
- Lee Marvin

Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man,
but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman.
Case dismissed.
- Roy Bean

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces.
- Anthony Trollope

A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence,
but doesn't climb over it.
- Arthur Baer

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men,
and expects to make a living at it.
- Edward W. Howe

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye,
nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve

My fellow citizens, the state of our city is strong.
- Thomas Menino

If we dare to come closer to our fellow human beings,
we will be able to see and understand them better.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

As this is the first time I have had the floor,
it may be well for me now to confess,
that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow.
- Caryl Chessman

My third appeal is to my fellow citizens in all countries:
Help us to establish lasting peace in the world.
- Joseph Rotblat

Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother!
- Charles Baudelaire


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