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Some Previous Quotes of the Month

"The cynics are right nine times out of ten"
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

"I write to discover what I know."
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

"To our sweethearts and wives; may they never meet."
19th century toast

"Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film."
Anon

"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans"
Anon

"We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying."
Douglas Adams, 1952 2001

"Lettuce hope for whirled peas"
Stitch

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe"
H G Wells (1866-1946)

"Beauty doesn't have to be about anything. What's a vase about? What's a sunset or a flower about? What, for that matter, is Mozart's Twenty-third Piano Concerto about?"
Douglas Adams, 1952 2001

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it"
Anon

"I don't know where I've been but I know where I'm going - I think!"
Simon Hudson

"If at first you don't succeed, bugger it."
Pete "the steam"

"... regardless of what we choose to believe, somewhere beyond us all IS the truth, which we cant change with our beliefs. But we can open our minds and hearts to earnestly seek the truth, even if it means risking being wrong."
Anon

"I don't think there is any country in the world where, proportionately, there are fewer ignorant people nor fewer wise people than in America"
Alexis de Tocqueville

"It is utterly beyond our power to measure the changes of things by time. Quite the contrary, time is an abstraction, at which we arrive by means of the changes of things."
Ernst Mach

"Men have become the tools of their tools"
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"All of us could take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism"
Anon

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water"
Ronnie Corbett

"The older you get, the better you realise you were"
Anon

"God is Real, unless declared Integer"
Anon

"There are three kinds of men: those that learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest who have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
Anon

"The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."
Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth."
Jules Verne
...

"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
Roedy Green

"Science is a procedure for testing and rejecting hypotheses, not a compendium of certain knowledge"
Stephen Jay Gould

"Never fall into the trap of judging that which you don't understand as nonsense"
Raymond E Feist

"I really do believe that the most optimistic thing about the human race is its relative stupidity. There would be little hope if the human race was as bright as it thinks it is and still got itself into so much trouble"
Edward de Bono

"In the past I have spent my money on fast women, slow horses and drink, mind you I wasted the rest"
An anonymous Catholic priest

"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault"
Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

"STEAM IS ADDICTIVE AND CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR WEALTH"
Peter Longfils

"The reason why truth is so much stranger than fiction is that there is no requirement for it to be consistent"
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"
Anon

"Religion encysts past mythologies, guesses, hidden assumptions of trust in the universe, pronouncements by people in search of personal power, mingled with shreds of enlightenment. And always an unspoken commandment: Thou shalt not question!"
Frank Herbert

"The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm bears"
Chris Addison

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"
Albert Einstein

"Hindsight is an exact science"
Ron "the Frog" Olgiati?

"For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism"
Anon

"Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same."
George Bernard Shaw

"Odd things, animals; all dogs look up to you, all cats look down to you; only a pig looks at you as an equal"
Winston Churchill

"Id give my right arm to be ambidextrous"
Anon

"I believe we should all pay our tax bill with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash."
Anon

"Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, believe not because you have been made to believe from your childhood, but reason truth out, and after you have analysed it, then if you find it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up to it and help others live up to it"
Buddha

"People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust"
E. B. White

"Before you can change the world you have to be able to form a picture of the world being other than it appears. Imagination, not intelligence, made us human."
Terry Pratchett

"I'm going to live forever, or die trying!"
Spider Robinson

"Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now"
Anon

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one"
Cato the Elder (234-149 BC), AKA Marcus Porcius Cato