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In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

-- Albert Einstein

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The trouble with the World is that the stupid

are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.

-- Bertrand Russell

If you cannot convince them,
confuse them
-- Harry S Truman
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

-- Winston Churchill

Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in

the universe and he will believe you.

Tell him a park bench has wet paint on it and

he will have to touch it to be certain.     

-- Pablo Picasso

You got to know the rules

before you can break 'em.

Otherwise, it's no fun.

-- Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)


Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. 
-- Mark Twain


In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are
useless, but planning is indispensable.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower


The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
-- Fiedrich Hegel
The best argument against democracy
is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
-- Winston Churchill .

My opinions may have changed,
but not the fact that I am right.

-- Ashleigh Brilliant

If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
-- Anatole France
First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you’re going, it’s uphill and against the wind.

A genius becomes an idiot when he tries to convince a fool



Mankind must put an end to war or

war will put an end to mankind
-- John F Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names
-- John F Kennedy

Albert Einstein - attributed:


If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will
claim me as a German and France will say I am a man of the world. If it's proven wrong, France will say I am a German and Germany will say I am a Jew.


No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong


In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Not everything that counts can be counted,

and not everything that can be counted counts


The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all.


What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the Old One. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.

... science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind  ...

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one


The advantage of a bad memory is that one

enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

In heaven all the interesting people are missing. 
-- Friedrich Nietzsche


I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
-- E. V. Lucas 

In the first place God made idiots; that was for practice; then he made school boards.  -- Mark Twain


Few things are harder to put up with

than the annoyance of a good example.

-- Mark Twain


Lying increases the creative faculties,
expands the ego, and lessens
the frictions of social contacts.
Clare Booth Luce

There's a fine line between fishing
and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
-- Steven Wright 




All by

Oscar Wilde: 


I am not young enough to know everything.
I think that God in creating man somewhat
overestimated his ability.

Whenever people agree with me
I always feel I must be wrong.

Man is a rational animal
who always loses his temper
when he is called upon
to act in accordance
with the dictates of reason

It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it

Bigamy is having one wife too many.
Monogamy is the same





Only a fool would make the bed every day.
-- Nancy Spain

Support bacteria - it's the only culture some people have
-- Confucious

There are two rules for success:

1) Never tell everything you know.

-- Roger H. Lincoln
Asking a working writer what he feels
about critics is like asking a lamppost
what it feels about dogs.
-- John Osborne

Half of the people in the world are below average.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
-- Napoleon Bonaparte

Dear God, if there is a God, if you can,
save my soul, if I have a soul.

-- somebody



The fact that the world is utterly insane makes it tolerable.  Errol Morris
Si le bon Dieu a mis les anglais sur une île, c'est qu'il avait ses raisons.
If God put the English on an island, it's because he had his reasons.
- an old Frenchwoman living near the Channel
Bring a newspaper editor
the Ten Commandments
and they'll take out one.
-- cartoonist Lee Judge
There are three kinds of lies:
lies, damn lies, and statistics.

-- Mark Twain

Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising everytime we fall
-- Confucius




A fishing rod is a stick with a hook
at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson


A patriot must always be ready to defend
his country against his government
- Edward Abbey

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them
-- Mark Twain


Of course I believe in luck. How otherwise to explain the success of some people you detest? - -Jean Cocteau


Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. 
- Charlotte Whitton

Remember, Ginger Rogers did
everything Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels. 
Faith Whittlesey

Woman was God's second mistake
-- Friedrich Nietzsche


By Douglas Adams:


In the beginning the Universe was created.
This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.


I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.


The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well,

on the surface of a gas covered planet

going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away

and think this to be normal

is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

Time is an illusion,
lunchtime doubly so
Don't believe anything you read on the net.
Except this. Well, including this, I suppose
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof, is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
It's not the fall that kills you; 
it's the sudden stop at the end.

Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things


If you try and take a cat apart
to see how it works,
the first thing you have on your hands
is a non-working cat

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong
and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong
is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong
it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.


It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth
has ever produced the phrase, 'as pretty as an airport.'
Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly.
Some attain a degree of ugliness that can
only be the result of a special effort.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Time is the worst place,
so to speak, to get lost in...

The knack of flying is learning how to
throw yourself at the ground and miss


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