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Quotations section

I like these for the sense they make or the funny element in some of them! Also be sure to check out Quotations Page Part Deux! :-) Some nice ones here.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of i...ts children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
- Dwight Eisenhover (Added 2010-11-24)
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
- Bertrand Russell (Added 2006-01-25)
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein (Added 2006-01-25)
Life is complex, it has both real and imaginary parts
- Anonymous (Added 2004-11-15)
The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.
- David Friedman in The Machinery of Freedom, which I am told is a wonderful book.
It takes more than good memory to have good memories!
- Anonymous, from wisdom cookie at Chinese restaurent (Added 2004-11-15)
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell
If you believe you have a foolproof system, you've falied to take into consideration the creativity of fools!
- Frank W. Abagnale [Catch me if you can ;-)]
From what we get, we make a living; what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe
You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did!
- Dr. Phil McGraw (from RD QQ)
Patriotism is (like) loving your family whether it is good or bad, while always striving to make it better. Nationalism simply insists 'Hey my family is the best'..
- Peter Jennings
Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
- Cora Harvey Armstrong
For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
- unknown
Parliament is an anagram of partial men
- unknown
We are much harder on people who betray us in small ways than on people who betray others in great ones.
Francois Duc de LaRochefoucauld, French writer and moralist ( 1613-80)
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
- Samuel Johnson
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
- Bertrand Russell
At least I finally know what I want to be when I grow up'
- unknown (Off Prof Mike Gassers' page)
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The last positive thing England did for the game was invent it.
- Ian Chappell, for whom England is not his fondest team (for those who don't know - England invented the game of cricket)
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I refuse to accept the view that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life unable to influence the unfolding of events which surround him.
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill
Think Big, Think Fast , Think Ahead. Ideas Are No One's Monopoly
- Dhirubhai Ambani.
Specialisation is knowing more and more about less and less until you know everything about nothing
- unknown (quite common though!)
We have guided missiles and misguided men.
- About the US govt. in general?
Just because I am paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get me anyway?
- Oscar Wilde (not sure)
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
- unknown
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
- James D. Nicoll