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A Big Ol' List of Quotes - Part II 
24th-Dec-2027 12:42 am
nic
(For the first quotes post click here.)

Apparently the first post has become too full of text. Here begineth the second post. As with the first one, next time I add a batch of quotes, the old batch will be cycled below a cut. This will continue until this post is full as well.

"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"
-Albert Einstein-

"'I'm bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you're alive is amazing, so you don't get to say 'I'm bored.'"
-Louis C.K.-

"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
-Ralph Nader-

"I'm getting fairly fed up with the word "polarizing" as it (falsely) infers there are only two points of view on any one topic."
-Damon Lindelof-

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
-Edward Murrow-

"There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self."
-William James-

"Thinking, acting & speaking like Jesus are the easiest ways to get some Christian to call you a Socialist."
-John Fugelsang-

"It doesn't always pay to get up early. If you're a worm, you just get eaten by that early bird. So sleep in, worms."
-Stephen Colbert-

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
-Albert Einstein-

"The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes."
-Aristotle-

"Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy."
-Charlaine Harris-

"Food is not the enemy. Why fight with what you eat? Food is life. To be anal-retentive with it is a miserable existence."
-Twitter user: @electricspacegirl-

"If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable"
-John F. Kennedy-

"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
-John Lennon-

"If Megaupload can work out how to make $175 million from giving stuff away for free, why can't the content creators? Join the fucking dots."
-Shealan Forshaw-

"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."
-Emma Watson-

"It makes me sad that people can wear hate like a coat and call it morality in the name of their religion. Sad, sad times."
-Twitter user: @filmchick85-

"It’s not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not."
-Unknown-

"There is a case for hating people. It's called history."
-Joss Whedon-

"When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
-Sinclair Lewis-

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
-Chinese Proverb-



"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out."
-Anton Chekhov-

"Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else."
-George Halas-

"Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak."
-Cicero-

"Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment."
-Rita Mae Brown-

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."
-Seneca-

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
-Lincoln-

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
-Marcus Aurelius-

"Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one."
-Nietzsche-

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
-Dalai Lama-

"You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination."
-Stephen King-

"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing."
-Socrates-

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
-Albert Einstein-

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
-Krishnamurti-

"Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth."
-Sartre-

"Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused."
-Spinoza-

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
-Eeyore-

"The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food."
-Russian Proverb-

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

"A school cannot correct damage to a child wrought by family. Families must work before schools can work."
-Unknown-

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
-Marcus Aurelius-

"What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat."
-Seneca-

Comments 
2nd-Apr-2011 02:47 am (UTC)
I would like to add to this:

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

This:

"The boundlessness of my own stupidity is the most important lesson I have ever learned in my entire life."
-Daniel O'Brien

From this fantastick article:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-they-never-told-us/


(Also, for more on this:
"The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food."
-Russian Proverb-
See the amazing 1927 film "Metropolis." You will thank me.)
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