Quotations section Part Deux
And some more to go with my Quotations section! Once again, I like these for the sense they make or the funny element in some of them!
Most of these are from this webpage: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/quotes.html
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."
"Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher." - Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me."
"Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them."
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew
before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no
deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method
is far more difficult."
"No one can earn a million dollars honestly."
"I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking."
"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."
" The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
"The average person thinks he isn't."
"Sometimes it is not enough to our best; we must do what is required."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible."
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep."
"For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing."
"Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."