Quotes and Conundrums

"History is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."

Edward Gibbon

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant."


"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."

Edward Abbey

"The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper."

Thomas Jefferson

"Few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool - and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable."

Duc de La Rouchefoucauld

"We must execute not only the guilty. Execution of the innocent will impress the masses even more."

Nikolai Krylenko
Lenin's Commissar of Justice

There is a voice that we all hear. Some spend a lifetime listening but not heeding it's call, while others spend a lifetime doing. The saddest part is told of those who spend a lifetime pretending they don't hear it at all."

Bob Perks

The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go."

Martha Washington

"I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.'"

Richard Jeni

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

Bertrand Russell

"Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination; try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

Kahlil Gibran.

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