quotes, quotes, quotes! iv been collecting for a year now. here they all are; there are some from chain emails that i have recieved.
“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”
“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
“War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
“What science cannot tell us, mankind cannot know.”
“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
"It is worth a thousand pounds a year
to have the habit of looking
on the bright side of things."
"Why do I do this job? The moneys good, the scenery changes, and they let me play with explosives."
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident" -Arthur
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past" -George Orwell
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." -F.Roosevelt
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even when there are no rivers.“
- Nikita Krustjev
"The theory of the Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property."
"From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his needs."
"Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others
by means of such appropriations."
"Democracy is the road to socialism."
"Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. Working men of all countries,
"I worked at a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something
about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So
I became a communist."
"From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxembourg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily
growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive
movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and
America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."
"A communist is like a crocodile – when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up."
"The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx
"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Communism, it
will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even
now being written."
"In an ironic sense, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis – a crisis where the demands of the economic order
are colliding directly with those of the political order. But the crisis is happening not in the free, non-Marxist West, but in the home of
Marxism-Leninism, the Soviet Union ... [Communism will be] left on the ash heap of history."
"The Soviet Union is an Evil Empire, and Soviet communism is the focus of evil in the modern world."
"Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work"
"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."
"Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny
–Adlai E. Stevenson
"In my opinion, nothing has contributed so much to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country
and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. And so for the last ten years, I have been convinced that the destruction of the
Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement."
–George Orwell, Preface to Animal Farm
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."
–Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian archbishop
"Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I
would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate."
"If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under
"The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians"
–Henry Louis Mencken
"We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. ... The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is
the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a
–E. B. White
I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if i can remember any of the damn things. ~
Dorothy Parker, The Little Hours
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. ~ Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest
Beware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fueled by a quotation. ~ Emile Cioran, Anathemas and Admirations
Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated, the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited, and
modified by subsequent generations. ~ Robert Andrews
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better. ~ Montaigne, "Of the Education of Children"; Variant: I quote others only the
better to express myself
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
One good quote is worth a book. ~ Anonymous
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. ~ Diogenes
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. ~ Samuel Johnson
Quotation. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. ~ Ambrose Bierce
The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is. ~ Mary Pettibone Poole
Only spiritual awakening will save the Earth | "We must be the change we wish to see in the world" -Gandhi
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can
exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."-Abraham Lincoln
We must always fear the wicked. But there is another kind of evil that we must fear the most, and that is the indifference of good men. - Troy
"Hasty climbers have sudden falls."
"How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?" ~Jay Leno
1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I
am with you..
2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make
3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to,
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
4.. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your
5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them
knowing you can't have them.
6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is
falling in love with your smile.
7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the
8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste
their time on you.
9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the
right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to
10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to
do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next
12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try
and know someone else and expect them to know you.
13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them
"The greatest glory of a free-born people
is to transmit that freedom to their children."
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. ~ Woodrow Wyatt
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~ Plato
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell
He is not a lover who does not love forever. ~ Euripides
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson
If I know what love is, it is because of you. ~ Hermann Hesse
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. ~ C.S. Lewis
Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twines
Tell me why the sky's so blue
And I will tell you why I love you.
Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine
Phototropism makes ivy twine
Rayleigh scattering makes sky so blue
Sexual hormones are why I love you. ~ Fortune file
You are what you love, not what loves you ~ Adaptation (movie)
"If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."
"Necessity is the mother of invention"
"When the LASER was invented in the 60's it was largely regarded as a "solution looking for a problem". Today we see LASER technology every day,
in every walk of life, and the benefit to society is incalculable. Throughout history we've quipped "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"; and
inventors occupied themselves solving problems and building better mousetraps. Today, as in the case of the LASER, "Invention has become the Mother
of Necessity". Technological advancement pursued for it's own sake, only later to be repackaged into consumer products and marketed as the "Next
Big Thing". -Jeff Raber, Netizen.
"Don't sh*t where you eat."
"It is best to hide nothing, and watch all the fools run around trying to find it
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be”
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care
"Knowledge is one. Its division into subjects is a concession to human weakness."
A book written by the man
used to control and command
All rights will be denied,
without the mark you shall die
There are many things that are true which it is not useful for the vulgar crowd to know, and certain things which although they are false it is
expedient for the people to believe otherwise.
St Augustine, City of God
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A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Mark Twain
the only truths are love and death.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
Understanding is a three-edged sword."
"The only way to freedom is the way of love, harmony,
feelings & goodness.
Well, wake up from your
long 'Winter' sleep
and open your hearts and feelings"
An inquisitive mind
Will always tune into the world beyond.
Curiously you'll find yourself
Observing it all with intrigue.
So keep a close eye
Such a detailed awareness
Helps you to feel alive...
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and
servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Teddy Roosevelt
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 -
"Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have been there."
"The path one walks will not make them holy. They must make the path holy regardless of the path they have chosen."
"You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same."
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ...Your playing small doesn't serve the
world. There's nothing enlightening about shrinking, so that other people won't feel insecure around you... As we let our light shine, we
unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you will have been, and there you will always
long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci
No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
"If we hit that bull’s-eye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
All power to the imagination!
Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!
"Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything" --- William of Ockham (1285-1349)
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." ~ Otto von Bismarck
“War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.” — Ambrose Bierce
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. — Napoleon Bonaparte
In war there is no prize for the runner-up — General Omar Bradley
There is no war crimes, war is a crime. — D.R.I.
So long as there are men there will be wars — Albert Einstein
Peace cannot be achieved by force, only by understanding — Albert Einstein
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its
scientists, the hopes of its children. — Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953, a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. — Dwight David Eisenhower
"The most difficult thing in life to do is explaining truth." - Anonymous
“Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that them had always boasted of
their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose
flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks... Only
the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now
I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral
freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly” Albert Einstein
"What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease."
"The more you read and learn, the less your adversary will know."
"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director
of the opponent's fate."
"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting."
"A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective."
"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
"All war is deception."
"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."
"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without
"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not
because they are disinclined to longevity."
"Know thy enemy and know thyself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know thyself but not thy enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy
but not thyself, wallow in defeat everytime."
"It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and
care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used."
"Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men
"O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our
"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to
secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance."
"Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move."
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good
service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations
"The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
"The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim."
"The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay
plans against you."
"There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare."
"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights
and afterwards looks for victory."
"Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."
"To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without
"To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence."
"If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders ARE clear, and
the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers."
"A leader leads by example not by Force."
"If your opponent is of choleric temperment, seek to irritate him."
"To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy...Keep your Friends close and your Enemies closer."
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert
myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...
I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who
should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all
FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams
NINE. Love ! deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the
way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer,
and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve
FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for
responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps
TWENTY. Smile when pi cking up the phone. The caller will hear it in
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.
Now, here's the FUN part! Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve. 1-4 people:
life will improve slightly. 5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking. 9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks
15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you
dreamed of will begin to take shape.
A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your
"Some men are born old,
and some never seem so.
If we keep well and cheerful
we are always young,
and at last die in youth,
even when years
would count us old."
"Words become luminous
when the poet's finger has passed over them
"Peace rules the day,
rules the mind."
It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure
line of progress." ~ Paul Dirac
“The worst part about death is all the things left unsaid, So say them now”
asala , above top secret
"people have killed each other for greed, political gain, fear, jealousy, outright brutality, wearing the wrong shade of socks - but they like to
label it In The Name Of God in order to justify their actions and make it more palatable to their followers"
"If your success
is not on your own terms,
if it looks good to the world
but does not feel good
in your heart,
it is not success at all."
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."
Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.
Hoaxes and theories should be proven fact or fiction, not flamed into non-existence. -- Simon Gray
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
Sir Winston Churchill
"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."
John F. Kennedy
"United by Truth, Divided by Ignorance"
Never attempt to teach a person that refuses to learn.
The first beliefs you should challenge are your own.
But it is unfair to single out Bush. The Bush/Rush/Fox News/Ann Coulter/National Review mindless blare of American exceptionalism and entitlement has
helped enlist millions of Americans into the ranks of selfish bastards. "We are all Britons" blogtalk is cheap, like wearing another one of those
shucky-darn colored wristbands to signal that you nominally support a cause (sympathy as kitsch). Yet again the American eagle has exposed its chicken
feathers and rubber beak in the face of adversity.
How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot, without disgrace, be associated with it.-Henry
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves- Edward R. Murrow The Secret American Government
Most people think great god will come from the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will search for your's on Earth
Now you see the light
Don't give up the fight - Bob Marley
“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his
country" June 1944
George S Patton
"I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting." Gen. Schwartzkopf
Love, Lust, Life, Luck all have one thing in common. They dont last.
They who start by burning books will end by burning men.
"Life is neither bitter nor sweet it just is what it is."
- Jack Kerouac
"Always hope for a better tommorw. And if you know there won't be one; create it." - the motto of Michael Guastella.
"Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains."
It is with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Only the educated are free
"The cheerful live longest in years,
and afterwards in our regards.
Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness."
"I love sleep. My life has the tendancy to fall apart while I'm awake."
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
-- Adolf Hitler
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
"Let him who desires peace prepare for war."