Quotes and Conundrums

"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything."

Thomas Sowell

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"

John Keats

"A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy."

Joseph Campbell

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."


"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth."

Ludwig Borne

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference."

Elie Wiesel

"Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into."

Don Marquis

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Lucille Ball

"A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it."

Mark Twain

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."

Samuel Adams

"Our losses include not only our separations and departures from those we love, but our conscious and unconscious losses of romantic dreams, impossible expectations, illusions of freedom and power, illusions of safety - and the loss of our own younger self, the self that thought it would always be unwrinkled and invulnerable and immortal."

Judith Viorst

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."

A. A. Milne

"When you have a crowd on the bridge, you're at the very limits of human knowledge. We understand the bridge very well, but we don't understand the crowds."


"Where is no strong beer, just weak men"

Dan Castellaneta.

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