Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Some of my favorite quotes

"You have to forget about what other people say- when you're supposed to die, when you're supposed to be loving. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."
-Jimi Hendrix

"As I would not be a slave, so would I not be a master."
-Abraham Lincoln

"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
-Thomas Carruthers

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students."
-John Ciardi

"It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts."
-Millard Fuller

"College isn't the place to go for ideas."
-Helen Keller

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
-William James (1842-1910)

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."
-Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable and praiseworthy."
-Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

"Pray (v.): To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
-Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

"When government takes responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves."
-George Pataki

"Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work."
-Al Capp

"We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read."
-Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
-Erich Fromm

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
-Albert Einstein

"A liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested."
-John Grisham, The Brethren

"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
-Buddhist adage

"He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
-Albert Einstein

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
-Albert Einstein

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education."
-Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

"To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition."
-Woody Allen

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
-Henry Louis Mencken

"There are two rules to success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know."


At 7:29 AM, October 09, 2006, Blogger First Year said...

Those are some great quotes :)


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