Making life make sense
I don't think that this is just a me phenomenon! I have on occasion read something, which just captured my view on life, and I have said to myself wow.... this person just put into words what I have felt all along.
"In such condition, there is no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no culture of the earth, no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building, no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth, no account of time, no arts, no letters, no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of people, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. "
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
If I die of vanity, promise me, promise me
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
"Dad" - Brad
No fair Brad!
Life's uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Two of my personal favorites:
Eat your bitamins, They have 13 degrees of healthium!
"The best defense against a bomb is not to be there when it goes off"
Harvey T Pengwyn
"If it bleeds, we can kill it" - Schwartzenegger
"Its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and i'm all outta gum"
Eric W. Sink
"Fortune favors the bold"
In confusion, there is profit.
Nobody ever said Elves are good. Elves are bad.
At midnight, when suddenly you hear
"People make themselves vulnerable by shaping their fears into pillars of trust with which they hold up the enormously heavy construct that is a responsible relationship. If you kick the supports loose, don't be surprised when the roof falls on your head."
The people who really run organizations are usually found several levels down, where it is still possible to get things done.
Mark: who wrote the "Alexandria" poem? It wasn't Durell, was it?
We Are Not Here To Be Nice To People
Simon P. Lucy
They didn't know it was impossible, so they did it.
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not
There is one quote which just speaks to me profoundly about our ability to demonstrate how close we are, still, to the animals, evolution-wise. The tenous grasp of the human intellect on language. I see it used frequently on Usenet. It has no attribution to a famous person who first said it. That quote is:
"Wird's besser, wird's schlechter fragt man alljährlich,
"The scepticism that I advocate amounts only to this: (1) that when the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain; (2) that when they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert; and (3) that when they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exist, the ordinary man would do well to suspend his judgment. "
"Nobody ever wins a fight." -Dalton
"Deep down inside, <i>everyone</i> is a Ferengi"
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. Yet, it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but also its own talents as well.
Two quotes come to mind:
"We often don't see things as they are. We see them as we are."
"Wherever you go, there you are."
"Ely [n]: The first, faintest, tiniest inkling that something, somewhere has gone terribly wrong."
> "Wherever you go, there you are."
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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"There is only one sure means in life of ensuring that you are not ground into paste by disappointment, futility, and disillusion. And that is always to ensure, to the utmost of your ability, that you are doing it solely for the money."
$20! The same as in town!
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire!" - Reggie Leach
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