Quotes for a Friday Night

October 15, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

Why do I love quotes? I’ll tell you why:

To me, novels are just quotations with a bunch of filler.
Terri Guillemets

If you liked that one, here are 15 more thought provoking quotes:

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.
Thomas Jefferson

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
David Richerby

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry Truman

A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
Martin H. Fischer

Civil rights in real-life situations simply are not modeled for children…we tell children that it is wrong to assume guilt until such guilt is proven; yet few children are assumed innocent of wrongdoings or mischief until proven guilty…So while children learn slogans like “free speech for all”, they are also learning that such slogans have no meaning.
Zellman, 1975

You can do anything, but not everything.
David Allen

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
Unknown Author

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian

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

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.
Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992)

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
C. P. Snow, English novelist & scientist (1905 – 1980)


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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. Tim Hogan says:

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions."

    Thomas Jefferson

    Erich, NOW do you get this?


  2. I love quotes too; I prove it by publishing a weekly blog of quotations (The Frictionary – http://frictionary.blogspot.com). The quotes it features are taken from my personal database which says that that "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." is generally attributed to L.J. Peter.

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