10/07/2010

My favorite quotes (part 1)

This will be the first list of several pages worth of quotes that I have found and enjoyed.

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov

 "You can change perceptions: Reality won't budge." - Geddy Lee

"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears." - Marcus Aurelius


"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves." - William Hazlitt


"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell


"True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it." - Karl Popper


"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."  - Muhammad Ali


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
 
 
"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - Buddha
 
 
 
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley
 
 
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."  - Albert Einstein


"A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have."  - Barry Goldwater


"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."  - Winston Churchill


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."  - Robert Frost


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle


"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
- John W. Gardner


"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"  - Albert Einstein


"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."  Joseph Stalin


"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." - Thomas Jefferson


"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." - Thomas Jefferson


"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." - John F. Kennedy


"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Frankin


"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." - Benjamin Franklin


"Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good." - Benjamin Franklin


"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other." - Benjamin Franklin
(AKA, learn from others mistakes)


"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." - Benjamin Franklin


"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." - Benjamin Franklin


"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson


"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." - Orlando A. Battista


"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln


"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein


"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

11 comments:

  1. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

    This is my favorite quote because it's true. I fell in love and now i can't stop thinking about her

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  2. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  3. I haven't read most of these quotes before. They're good ones too.

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  4. good quotes man, btw i saw your comment on my blog about the wireless, I actually am wired, otherwise yeah I would have done those steps already, I know my way around my router and stuff and the frequencies but the router is right next to the phone, but everyone on the internet has a wired connection.

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  5. Ahh alright, well that sucks then. Not really sure what to do then to fix that.

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  6. Nice quotes, and welcome to blogging. Good luck to you!

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  7. hmm that is very interesting men i have to agree this

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  8. Thanks, i should print them all..

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