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October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More

This is part of my non-ending series of my favorite quotes. I’ll keep publishing them as long as I keep finding new ones. The entire series is here. Here are my new favorites:

“The mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality.”
Henry David Thoreau.

“Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.”
—Epictetus, Greek philosopher

“Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.”
Frank Zappa

“It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“By Learning you will teach. By teaching you will learn.”
Latin Proverb

“In the Age of Information ignorance is a choice.”
Facebook – attributed to Danny Miller

“I have no problem paying taxes because roads don’t pave themselves.”
I have no problem paying taxes because I’m an adult and that’s part of the deal.”
Facebook photo of two demonstrators with signs

“We may have democracy in this country, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
— Glen Cook (from Sweet Silver Blues…first in the Garrett P.I. series),

“Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.”
Mark Twain

“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)

“Don’t try to tell me a loving and caring god exists. How do you explain stillbirth? What was the loving and caring plan of your god there?”
Marina C (on Facebook).

“Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.”
Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC)

“If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music… and of aviation.”
Tom Stoppard (1937 – )

“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”
Ron Paul

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
Buddha

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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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