Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Of all forms of caution...

Now I say quotes to go here:

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
-Dwight D Eisenhower.

"The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid."
-Art Spander.

"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
-Laurence J Peter.

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
-William G McAdoo.

"Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening."
-Barbara Tober.

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."

"Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
-Frank Leahy.

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."
-Thomas Szasz.

"Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated." George Santayana.

"The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary."
-Dave Kellett.

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1 comment:

Tim said...

I picked up a good one recently:

"Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events and small minds discuss people"
-Can't remember who

sort of sums up my disapproval of gossip mags and idle chatter.