Quotes and Sayings

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
Oswald Spengler, The Hour of Decision, 1933
Mark twain - facts are stubborn, but statistics are more...

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
Jay Leno
Jewish prove - first mend yourself, and then mend others....
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
Oscar Levant
Victor hugo - one is not idle because one is absorbed. there is...

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 3, 1887.
An artist does not fake reality - - He *stylizes* it.
Ayn Rand, From the article "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to.
Granville Hicks
We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
Mark Twain
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Sir Francis Bacon
Your brain can only absorb what your ass can endure.
P. Dan Wiwcha
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
John Foster Dulles
In Britain, the segregated world of public schools crops up in all kinds of institutions A boy can pass from Eton to the Guards to the Middle Temple to Parliament and still retain the same male world of leather armchairs, teak tables and nicknames. They need never deal closely with other kinds of people, and some never do.
Anthony Sampson
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein
The notion that the colonel need be a better man than the private is as confused as the notion that the keystone need be stronger than the coping stone.
George Bernard Shaw
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.
Robert A. Heinlein
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Buddha
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at second, or even the third place.
Cicero
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
Quintilian
All things come alike to all there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 92 Bible
The present is theirs the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Sir James Barrie
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Caleb Colton
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Saint Teresa Of Avila
History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Joseph Conrad
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Kahlil Gibran
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
Helen Kelle
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Plato
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
Bruce Grocott
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies.
1 Timothy 14 Bible New Testament
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
John Maynard Keynes
Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire
If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
Robert F. Goheen
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
George F. Will