Archive for September 10th, 2011
I love to collect quotes. You’ll find hundreds of them under the category “Quotes.” Here is a set of quotes I’ve collected over the past 2 months:
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
Voltaire (1694 – 1778)
“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
- Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962)
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
- G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)
”Study: An increasing number of Americans lack the reading and math skills to do anything but run for President.”
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 – 1980), Nausea (1938) “Vendredi”
There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
- Alice Thomas Ellis
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Doing what you love means dealing with things you don’t.
- David Shore, House M.D., Last Temptation, 2011
“Of course I believe in free enterprise, but in MY system of free enterprise, the democratic principle is that there never was, never has been, never will be, room for the ruthless exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few.”
-Harry S. Truman
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow (1857 – 1938)
“Get used to the idea that death should not matter to us, for good and evil are based on sensation. Death, however, is the cessation of all sensation, hence death, ostensibly the most terrifying of all evils, has no meaning for us, for as long as we exist, death will not be present. When death comes, then we will no longer be in existence.”
“If I were wrong, one would be enough.”
- Albert Einstein
“… when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.”
- Isaac Asimov belongs in Skepticism 101
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967), (attributed)
“It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.”
Pierre Beaumarchais (1732 – 1799)
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair (1878 – 1968)