Yet more quotes

February 28, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

I’ve been finding a lot of new quotes (new to me) these days. Here is another batch of my favorites:

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. – Hanlon’s Razor

A woman approached a virtuoso piano player after a particularly brilliant performance and said, ‘I’d give anything to play like that.’ He replied, ‘No, you wouldn’t.’
Attributed to Artur Rubenstein

What is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
Christopher Hitchens

If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on. Terrance McKenna

If the minimum wasn’t acceptable, it wouldn’t be called the minimum.
Anon

No matter how good she looks, some guy is sick of her shit
Anon

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. \Robert Heinlein (through Lazarus Long)

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
Hunter S. Thompson

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.
Voltaire

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

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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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  1. Brynn Jacobs says:

    Oh, I love Voltaire! Candide has to be one of the funniest books I've ever read. Here's another one of his gems:

    It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

    – Voltaire

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