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Miscellaneous Quotes

Men fight for freedom; then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. - Napoleon
As the twig is bent the tree inclines. - Virgil (70-19 B.C.)
Happiness is an activity of the soul in accord with perfect virtue.
If the world keeps on serving you lemons, then make lemonade
Absence makes the heart go wander.
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. - Horace Walpole
Every day is Judgment day.
Vagueness is OK...I think
After all is said and done, a great deal more is said than done.
When bad things happen to us, our true self is revealed. That is why bad things happen.
Violence never settles anything. - Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
A person never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.
It's easy fighting evil and winning. But how can you fight something that feels good, but yet is evil?
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
First Postulate of Isomorphism: Things equal to nothing else are equal to each other.
A man paints with his brains not his hands. - Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Give some people an inch, and they think they're a ruler.
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
He who beats his sword into a ploughshare usually ends up ploughing for those who kept their swords.
Eschew obfuscation.
There is no need for violence. We can discuss this peacefully and sensibly. - Clint Eastwood
Oh what tangled data we weave , when first we patch it to deceive.
Trickle down theory (in economics) -- Piss on the poor
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. - Thoreau
To be is to do. -Socrates.
To do is to be. -Sartre
Do be do be do. -Sinatra
There is no such thing as a good tax. - W.S. Churchill
There is more at stake here than our lives
- Col. Travis a pep talk at the Alamo.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. - Edward John Phelps
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
Constantinople fell because someone forgot to lock the door.
A man is known by the enemies he keeps. - Solomon Short

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.

When your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat everything like a nail. - Abraham Maslow
People do not hire lawyers because they want justice. They hire lawyers because they want revenge. - Solomon Short
A recession is a time when we have to do without a lot ot things our grandparents never heard of.
Any port in a storm will do
All paid employments absorb and degrade the mind. - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
Its official. More people have seen Elvis since he died then saw him when he was alive.
A mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original form. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
People seek the truth not because it is lost, but because they are.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the difference between a dog and a man.
Give me liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. - John Milton (1608-1892)
A committee is a group who individually can do nothing, but collectively can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
Society attacks early when the individual is helpless. - B.F. Skinner
Design flaws travel in groups.
Question: How many surrealist painters does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: A fish.
He jests at scars, that never felt a wound. - Shakespeare
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulty.
Every gun that is made signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed. - D.D. Eisenhower
Surplus squirrels must die, but surplus lawyers can changes niches and find honest work. - Introduction to Psychohistory.
Live every day as if you were to die tomorrow;
work every day as if you were to live forever.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future. - Winston Churchill
Men use thoughts only to justify their wrong-doing, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. - Voltaire
Paranoids tend to persecute free men. - Solomon Short
This we know. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.
Many a truth are spoken in jest.
Liberty may make mistakes but tyranny is the death of a nation.
Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. - Polish Proverb
The early worm has a death wish.
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do ? - Picasso
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - E. Burke
You can't simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. Albert Einstein
If I have seen far, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Guns don't die. People do.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. - Buddha
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. Mohandas K. Gandhi
This glass is 1/32 full! - The incredible optimist
The Space Bar - Not a Cosmic Saloon.
Why settle for the moon, when you can reach for the stars?
Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses. - Ambrose Bierce
A neurotic is a person who builds castles in the air, and a psychotic is one who lives in them. - David Viscott
High insurance rates are the real reason why the dinosaurs are extinct.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. - W. Shakespeare
What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Foreign aid is a subsidy from the poor in the rich countries to the rich in the poor countries. Harry Johnson
THE GOLDEN RULE -- He who has the gold makes the rules
Quantum mechanics is very impressive, but I am convinced that God does not play dice. - Albert Einstein
As the wind blows, the tree inclines
The opulence of the front office decor varies inversely with the fundamental solvency of the firm.
In the beginning there was nothing. Then God said "Let there be light" and there was still nothing but at least you could see it.
Question: How many Country & Western singers does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Four. One to put in the new one, and three to sing about the old one.
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no one objected and no one rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
If you treat a person as she appears to be, you make her worse than she is. But if you treat a person as if she already were what she potentially could be, you make her what she should be. - Goethe
A corporation, of course, pays no taxes. If only collects them for the government and passes on the expenses to the consumer. - Victor Alin
In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire. 1764
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington
What a piece of work is man; how noble in reason; how infinite in faculty, in form, in moving; how express and admirable in action; how like an angel in apprehension; how like a god.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. - Chief Seattle
The brain is impossibly complicated - if it were simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it. - Lyall Watson
Science is built up with facts as a house is with stones. But a bunch of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
If you can not convince them confuse them.
What I need I don't have; What I have I don't own; What I own I don't want; What I want, Lord, I don't know.
Money will buy me a house, but not a home, a bed, but not a good night's sleep.
-- Zig Ziglar

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

 What worries you, masters you.
Haddon W. Robinson


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