Famous Sayings - and Some Not so Well Known

Famous sayings have been around for decades, centuries, and even millenia.

It's fun to run across them from time to time - and fun to consider the source - though the source for many may only be conjecture.

Some of them seem to convey something profound - such as a rolling stone gathers no moss.

I guess this saying means that it's good to be on the move - yet moss rock here in Colorado has been gathered for its beauty, and used for landscaping or to build fireplaces. So maybe there should also be a contrary saying - such as, a stationary rock is a thing of beauty.

Sometimes stability is a prized quality.

Many famous sayings were spontaneous and displayed great wit.

Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana.

I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home.

Television was in its infancy just as Groucho's career was winding down - though he lived almost three more decades from the time he was on You Bet Your Life during the 50's. I loved watching that program and laughing with my Dad.

Here are a couple more of Groucho's lines:

Outside of a dog a book is man's best friend.

Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped

I remember enjoying Groucho Marx week after week on black and white TV during the '50's. Watching it with my Dad was a real treat. His great laugh could always be heard when Groucho was on.

A lot of famous sayings came from Winston Churchill.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Among many other quotes, Albert Einstein said, The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Some sayings have been around for thousands of years, such as these from Lao Tzu:

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Khalil Gibran said some neat things during his relatively short life during the early part of the 20th century. Here are a couple of his most meaningful to me:

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep; too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

There have been a lot of sayings lately by teachers such as Eckhart Tolle. They're probably not yet famous sayings, but I think they stand a good chance of becoming famous.

For example: The more you make your thoughts into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension withing yourself.

Don't seek happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.

Eckhart himself is not at all concerned with being famous, or having any of his words be considered to be famous. He only claims that his words point to the truth.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Lots of valuable truth in that little short one. It may be one of the best of all famous sayings when it comes to practicality.

Here's another saying which is not yet famous: There are no incurable diseases - just incurable patients.

I think this one about disease came from Alejandro Junger, M.D. in his book, Clean. I remember reading it in his book, but I can't find it right now.

I did find this one, where Dr. Junger quotes Professor Robert Thurman: There is no true health without enlightenment.

Modern eating habits and lifestyles pollute our bodies and don't provide the nutrients necessary for them to function at optimum levels.

Clean is a tool that anybody can use for restoring, rebalancing, and healing.

Both of the above sayings are from Dr. Junger's book, Clean. If you have been chronically ill for months or years, I highly recommend you buy this book and read it carefully.

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This site is all about finding out how you can take control of your own health by knowing how to become completely healthy and how to stay that way.

Famous sayings can point you in the right direction, but they're always only the beginning.

Here's one that's been around for a long time:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

If it were true we'd all eat at least one apple every day, right?

Like most sayings, though, it has it limitations.

Clearly just eating an apple, or even several apples each day does little or nothing for your continue health. Especially if you eat other foods which are less healthy or downright dangerous.

Because most of the apples commercially available at the supermarket are loaded with pesticides and other chemicals, we're better off avoiding them. Organically grown apples are highly beneficial.

They tend to be quite expensive, however - especially when they're not in season.

Pineapple is extremely beneficial food - but as with apples, the fruit should always be eaten raw.

At certain times of the year, whole pineapples are sold very inexpensively - even the organically grown ones.

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