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Some Previous Quotes of the Month
"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 can’t change with our beliefs. But we can open our minds and hearts to earnestly seek the truth, even if it means risking being wrong."
"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."
"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"
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water"
"The older you get, the better you realise you were"
"God is Real, unless declared Integer"
"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."
"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."
"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes"
Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001)
"Science is a procedure for testing and rejecting hypotheses, not a compendium of certain knowledge"
Stephen Jay Gould
"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity"
"Accidents are the number one cause of safety legislation"
"dnuor yaw siht ti gniod htiw melborp eht ees t'nac I"
"All art is but imitation of nature"
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"Never fall into the trap of judging that which you don't understand as nonsense"
Raymond E Feist
"The modern world stinks"
"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
"History is on our side (as long as we can control the historians)"
"The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded"
"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.)
"Finally, there is the suggestion which would probably be made by every other animal on the face of this earth, except man, namely that war is an inestimable boon to creation as a whole, because it does offer some faint hope of exterminating the human race"
T H White
"STEAM IS ADDICTIVE AND CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR WEALTH"
"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"
"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!"
"The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm bears"
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"
"Hindsight is an exact science"
Ron "the Frog" Olgiati?
"For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism"
"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"
"I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous"
"I believe we should all pay our tax bill with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash."
"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"
"Naturists wear a suit with only one button"
"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."
"I'm going to live forever, or die trying!"
"Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now"
"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