Yes, more quotes

March 2, 2011 | By | Reply More

I constantly copy and paste quotes, and you’ll find many of them under the category “quotes.” Here are some more for my growing collection:

The Gish Gallop is an informal name for a rhetorical technique in debates that involves drowning the opponent in half-truths, lies, straw men, and bullshit to such a degree that the opponent cannot possibly answer every falsehood that has been raised, usually resulting in many involuntary twitches in frustration as the opponent struggles to decide where to start. It is named after creationism activist and professional debater Duane Gish”

“Citing the Bible as evidence for anything is like saying that the sun is in fact a chariot of fire that races across the sky because we read about it in Greek mythology.”
– Stephen Ban

“Regrettably, I have anecdotal evidence that lawyers stop laughing at a judge’s jokes after the judge’s retirement.”
-Judge Robert Clayton II, commenting on his approaching retirement.

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
— Isaac Asimov

“Capitalism, in its purer forms doesn’t reward people for their hard work with success. It rewards people less for what they contribute to the economy and more for what they own and control.”
– “Niklaus” at DI

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life
– Charles Darwin

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
– Harry S Truman

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
– Saul Bellow

“You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.”
– John, Lord Morley

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” – Winston Churchill

“When I became convinced that the Universe is natural — that all the ghosts and gods are myth, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood, the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell, the dungeon was flooded with light and all the bolts, and bards, and manacles became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf, or a slave.”
– Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fear, fraud, greed, imagination and poetry.”
– Edgar Allen Poe

“There is nothing so absurd that it cannot be believed as truth if repeated often enough.”
– William James

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The hinting and intimidating manner of writing that was formerly used on subjects of this kind [religion], produced skepticism, but not conviction. It is necessary to be bold. Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it. Say a bold thing that will stagger them, and they will begin to think.”
– Thomas Paine


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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