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Past Impromptu Quotations

Recently Rediscovered Super Old Quotations, from the Inaugural Gaston Day Tournament

A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit. 
- Ivy Compton-Burnett 

The cat was created when the lion sneezed

 - Arabian Proverb

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. 
- George Bernard Shaw  

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. 
- Napoleon Bonaparte 

I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I *do*! 

- Cowardly Lion

 I'm afraid there's no denyin' / I'm just a dandy-lion / A fate I don't deserve / I'm sure I could show my prowess / Be a lion, not a mouse / If I only had the nerve. 

- Cowardly Lion

Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important

- Korean Proverb

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. 
- Confucius

In waking a tiger, use a long stick. 
- Mao Tse-Tung  

If you don't enter the tiger's den, how can you catch the tiger's cub? 
- Ban Chao   

There is never a need to outrun anything you can outwit.

― Jim Davis, Garfield Swallows His Pride

After dark all cats are leopards.

- Native American Proverb

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.

- Will Rogers

Quotations from Round 1 - Shepherd University

What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.

– American Indian Proverb

It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another thing to wallow in it.

– Kenneth Auchincloss

The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.

– Ivern Ball

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.

– Les Brown

To look back at antiquity is one thing, to back to it is another.

– Charles Caleb Colton

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.

– Cyril Connolly

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealized past.

– Robertson Davies

To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice.

– Marcus Valerius Martial

The past always looks better than it was because it isn’t here.

– Finley Peter Dunne

It is not the literal past, the facts of history, that shape us, but the images of the past embodied in language.

– Brian Friel

Modern men are afraid of the past. It is a record of human achievement, but its other face is human defeat.

– Walter Lippman

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.

– George W. Ball

quotations from Round 1 - College of Charleston

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

– Aesop

One swallow does not make a summer.

– Aristotle

How helpless are we, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire.

– Belva Plain

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.

– Chinese Proverb

I hope you love birds, too.  It is economical.  It saves going to heaven.

– Emily Dickinson

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

– Eric Berne

Use what talents you possess:  the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

– Henry Van Dyke

Gove loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages.

– Jacques Deval

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.

– Joseph Addison

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. – Robert Lynd

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?

– Rose Kennedy

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

– William Blake


Quotations from Round 1: Shippensburg University

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

– Adelle  Davis

Eating is always a decision, nobody forces your hand to pick up food and put it into your mouth.

– Albert Ellis, Michael Abrams & Lidia Dengelegi

Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.

– Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.

– Charles Dickens

Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.

– Epictetus

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent.

– Epictetus

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

– G. K. Chesterton

Good food ends with good talk.

– Geoffrey Neighor

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

– George Bernard Shaw

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

- J. R. R. Tolkien

It’s the company, not the cooking, that makes a meal.

– Kirby Larson

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.

– M. F. K. Fisher

What is food to me, is to others bitter poison.

– Lecretius

At a dinner party, one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.  

- W. Somerset Maugham


Quotations from Round 1: Morgan State University

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

– Abraham Lincoln

The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it.

– Al Batt

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

– Albert Schweitzer

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.

– Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.

– C. P. Snow

Cherish all your happy moments:  they make a fine cushion for old age.

– Christopher Morley

A lifetime of happiness!  No man alive could bear it:  it would be hell on earth.

– George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

– George Burns

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.  

- Mahatma Gandhi

Very little is needed to make a happy life.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but the manner of traveling.

– Margaret Lee Runbeck

Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.

– Oscar Levant

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

– Robert Frost

True happiness is born of self-reliance.

– The Laws of Manu


Impromptu Quotes from Gaston Day, 2015

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

-Henry David Thoreau

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

-Jim Hightower

Don't be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground.

-Kim Young-ha

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

-Lao Tzu

No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.

-John Ruskin

Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish.

-Mark Twain

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.


A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.

-George Crabbe

The big fish run the show. I'm a middle fish, but there are small fish that are poisonous.

-Roberto Cavalli

The fast fish, not the big fish, eats the small fish.

-Ali Babacan

I'd rather be a big fish in a specialized pond than a little, little fish in a more generalized big pond.

-Leonard Lauder