Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You Know What They Say

Yes, time for a few more quotations, culled, as usual, from the delightful A Word a Day:

All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays. -Cathy Ladman, comedian, writer, actress (1955- )

Wit is educated insolence. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. -Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst. -Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

Appeal, v.t. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw. -Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1906)

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? -T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Along this tree / From root to crown / Ideas flow up / And vetoes down. -A senior executive, quoted by Peter Drucker

Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? -Thomas Wolfe, novelist (1900-1938)

Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. -Jesse Lee Bennett

The man who thinks he can do without the world is indeed mistaken; but the man who thinks the world cannot do without him is mistaken even worse. -Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)

We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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