Some more of my favorite quotes

March 15, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More

I periodically publish quotes I have collected. Here is the latest batch (and here is my entire collection). Not particular topic this time:

“A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.”
Paulo Coelho

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

America’s “culture of death”: “a culture that embraces a soulless free-market idolatry in which the value of everything, including human beings, is determined by the bottom line. … It is a culture of death that prevails on Wall Street, K-Street, Hollywood, and our ever expanding Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex.”
Rich Broderick, journalist who writes for the online Twin Cities Daily Planet

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”
Frederick Douglass

“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.”
Aldous Huxley

“Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people.”
James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891)

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

Godwins’ Law – the idea that as an online discussion grows longer the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

“Education isn’t something you can finish.”
Isaac Asimov

If a thing isn’t worth saying, you sing it.
Pierre Beaumarchais (1732 – 1799)

“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” Voltaire

“If the only thing keeping you from being a horrible person is your religion, you are already a horrible person.”
Someecards (on Facebook)

“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.”
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)


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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. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson

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