Quotations – Holidays and leisure

Holidays are over-rated disturbances of routine, costly and uncomfortable, and they usually need another holiday to correct their ravages. (E.V. Lucas)

I must confess that I am interested in leisure in the same way that a poor man is interested in money. (Prince Philip)

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilisation. (Bertrand Russell)


Business quotations – Law

Riches without law are more dangerous than is poverty without law. (Henry Ward Beecher)

We do not get good laws to restrain bad people. We get good people to restrain bad laws. (Chesterton)

The law of England is a very strange one; it cannot compel anyone to tell the truth … But what the Law can do is to give you seven years for not telling the truth. (Charles John Darling)

Business quotations – Retirement and old age

Retirement means twice as much husband on half as much money. (Anon.)

There is no such thing as ‘on the way out’. As long as you are still doing something interesting and good, you are in business because you’re still breathing. (Louis Armstrong)

‘You are old, Father William,’ the young man said,
And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head –
Do you think at your age, it is right? (Lewis Carroll)

Humorous quotations – Anger

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor (Francis Bacon)

When angry, count four; when very angry swear (Mark Twain)

At this present moment, I have a strong urge to go over there, wrap both his legs round his neck and stick his suede shoes in his mouth. But I suppose that would only be termed a temporary solution (Alan Ayckbourn)

Business Quotations – Money

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons (Woody Allen, comedian)

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it, and thought of other things if you did (James Baldwin, novelist)

A man accustomed to think in millions – other people’s millions (Arnold Bennett, novelist)


Yet more Parliamentary quotes

Ship stewards work a 32-hour week and 20 weeks annual leave.
Like the Senate?

I did not give a ruling that I did not give a ruling.

We could have pilots undergo a crash course of 3 months.

I raise a point of order Mr. Speaker. My point of order is that you have already ruled on the point of order, so the Honourable Member cannot take a point of order on a point of order that you have decided is not a point of order.
Do not confuse me.

What colour is New Zealand?

The Government has created a milk bar economy staffed by topless speculators.

More Parliamentary quotes

If a seminal idea ever entered the mind of the honourable member, it would be a plain case of promiscuity.

I wish Senator …… would cease his prattle. If he has reached his second childhood he should not be demonstrating it in this place.

The Parliament is being diverted by sympathetic symphonies by Ministers who have an infinite capacity to fiddle interminably.

On a point of order! Can the Honourable member be forced to prove his stupid remarks?

They are private revolutionaries and public doormats.

The architect of this situation is the ……. Minister who has nothing more than a small toy to play with.
How do you know?