More of my favorite quotes

December 22, 2009 | By | Reply More

I love good quotes. There’s a novel in every sentence. Some of them are explosive. I collect them from many sources, though I see many of them on my homepage, which is set for The Quotations Page. Here are my favorite quotes that I’ve collected over the past few months:

-If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: ‘I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.’ When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods.
Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)

-Life is a series of things you’re not quite ready for.
Rob Hopkins, of the Post Carbon Institute

-An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988)

-The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006)

-The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal . . . If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
Malcolm X Speaks, p.93

-As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

-The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Paul Valery (1871 – 1945), 1895

-Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin

-Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)

-It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

-About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings (1818 – 1885)

-What if the price of machines that think is people who don’t?
George Dyson

-I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
–Christopher Marlowe, English playwright

-Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

-The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
Friedrich Hegel

-Parting is all we need to know of hell.
Emily Dickinson

-There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
Voltaire (1694 – 1778), Dialogue, XIV, “Le Chapon et la Poularde” (1766)

-He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

-Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement, in Newsweek, 1959

-There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
Agnes Repplier (1855 – 1950)

-Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
Henry George (1839 – 1897)



Category: Meaning of Life, Quotes

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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