Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Quotes to make you think

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Those who can't hear the music, think the dancer is mad.

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is fatal.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Who is General Failure and why is he reading drive C?

Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.

The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands at times of challenge and controversy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. Benedict Spinoza: The Ethics V

Those who cannot remember the past, are condemmed to repeat it. George Santayana: The Life of Reason.

People don't see the world as it is, but as they are.

Science is everything we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else. David Knuth.

Anatidaephobia: the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F.Scott Fitzgerald.

Simplicity of character is the result of profound thought.

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Voltaire.

Many ideas grow better when they are transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein.

Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something. Plato.

Usually I try to take it one day at a time, but lately several have attacked me at once...

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. Napoleon Bonaparte.

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along.

The probability of finding me in this office is inversely proportional to the magnitude of your urgency.

Push to test...release to detonate.

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

Happiness is not a destination, but a manner of traveling.

Never anger a dragon, for you are crunchy and you go well with Brie.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. Napoleon Bonaparte.

Living in fear is the same as fear of living. Either way, you have no life.

Could crop circles be the work of a cereal killer?

Be alert - the world needs more lerts.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When their numbers dwindled from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect Hungry.

Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of. Benjamin Franklin.

Due to operational requirements and financial constraints, the light at the end of the tunnel will be switched off until further notice.

A good pun is it's own reword...

You know you've spent too much time on the computer when you spill milk and the first thing you think is, "edit, undo".

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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