Monday, September 10, 2007

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"Everything is vague to a degree you do not realise till you have tried to make it precise." - Bertrand Russell.

"We don't know a millionth of 1 per cent about anything." - Thomas Edison.

"In case your worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation" - Roger Allen.

"You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on it's hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men" - Max Beerbohm.

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions" -Augusten Burroughs.

"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you. - Don Marquis.

"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." -Voltaire.

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." - Will Durant.

"The best way to keep one's word is not to give it." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

"I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there." - Herb Caen.

"We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau.

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. - Dr Martin Luther King jr.

"The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others." - Friedrich Nietzsche.

"A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done." - Fred Allen.

"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right." - H. L. Mencken.

"The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism." - Norman Brenner.

"The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois." - Gustave Flaubert.

"You can't make up anything any more. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it." - Art Buchwald

"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern." Lord Acton.

"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." Oscar Levant.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." - Ernest Benn.

"Faith is, at one and the same time absolutely necessary and altogether impossible." - Stanislaw Lem.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Awesome quotes! I'll have to bust them out sometime.