"Don't Forget To Sing in the lifeboats"

Discussion in 'Positive Thinking and Inspirational Quotes' started by rockgor, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    A quote from Voltaire. "Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to
    sing in the lifeboats."

    Lottsa quotes on the net. I found a bunch of good ones in a book titled "Don't
    Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats." I wrote down the page numbers of some really
    good quotes. Of course I can't find those numbers. This teaches us all a valuable
    lesson although I'm not sure what it is.

    There are also a lot of fake quotes or misattributed quotes on the net. I am
    pretty suspicious of the one from Voltaire as he lived in the 18th century,
    and lifeboats don't seem to have appeared until the 19th century. Abe
    Lincoln and Mark Twain also have some questionable quotes at various

    But all that forgotten and off to one side (to quote an old radio program
    from the 1930s and 40s) here are some quotes I found in a paperback
    book titled "Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats" compiled by Kathyrn
    and Ross Petras.

    A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. W. C. Fields.

    The first rule about holes is: when you're in one, stop digging. Molly
    Ivins, writer and columnist from Texas.

    Be amusing. Never tell unkind stories. Above all, never tell long ones.
    Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister to Queen Victoria.

    Money will not make you happy, and happy will not make you money.
    Groucho Marx said this in the movie Coconuts. Maybe the credit
    really belongs to George S. Kaufman who wrote the script.

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