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Mar. 14th, 2008 08:29 pm
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There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
-- Denis Diderot

He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
-- Horace

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
-- Aldous Huxley
And unfortunately, they are VERY good at that

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
-- Salvador Dali
For varying values of mad

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
And a way to avoid going mad

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
-- Samuel Johnson
And in some cases both ... I know a lot of people who are very good at finding information

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
-- Don Herold
I don't know, less sense is pretty annoying too

I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe.
-- Richard Gere

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read.
-- Mark Twain

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up
and make new trees.
-- Amelia

Qui timens vivet, liber non evit umquam.
He who lives in fear will never be free.
-- Roman saying.

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to
be kind. The third is to be kind.
-- Henry James

Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
-- Dorothy Nevill
Or leave unsaid the right thing to the wrong person

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
-- Thomas A. Edison

Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.
-- Mark Twain
I wonder which he found worse

Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
-- National Lampoon

Art is science made clear.
-- Jean Cocteau

It is not life and wealth and power that enslave men, but the cleaving to life and wealth and power.
-- Buddha
Selling your honor for money and or power is not worth it

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.
-- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-- Herm Albright

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
-- Bertrand Russell

Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction.
-- FrancisPicabia

Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
-- Anonymous

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
-- Larry Gelbart
And everyone around you

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
-- Sir Arthur Eddington

Remember, the spell checker is not your fiend!
-- Garry Owen

Dear god, your followers suck. Please fix this oversite.
-- angelictigress
Or at least your followers who picket funerals and shove their ideas of sin down my throat

No, actually, it's a good cough. Very loyal. It loves me and wants to stay with me forever.
-- Joss Whedon

The living language is like a cow-path: it is the creation of the cows themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A cow is under no obligation to stay.
-- E.B. White
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