A few interesting quotes…

From various places…

If the assumptions are wrong, so are the conclusions. [Murphy’s Laws of Combat, Marion F. Sturkey]

No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session.  [Mark Twain]

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard, there is nothing you can do about it.  [Golda Meir]

The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. [Mark Twain]

Never confuse education with intelligence, you can have a PhD and still be an idiot.  [Richard Feynman]

Ain’t but three things in this world that’s worth a solitary dime, but old dogs and children and watermelon wine.  [A 65-year old gentleman in Miami, Florida]

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. [Samuel Johnson]

I don’t get my news from CNN for the same reason I don’t eat out of the toilet.  [Roger Stone]

Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it.  [Steven Wright]

What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience.  [Adam Smith]

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.   [George Bernard Shaw]

The Frenchman may fight for France, but the American fights for mankind, for freedom; for the people, not the land.  [Michael Shaara]

If someone despises me. That’s their problem.  [Marcus Aurelius]

Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.  [Mike Tyson]

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.  [Montaigne]

You are the only person who cares about your excuses.  [Shane Parrish]

One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the one thing you’ve always wanted. Do it now.  Paulo Coelho]

Change your opinions, keep to your principles, change your leaves, keep intact your roots.  [Victor Hugo]

History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. [Thomas Jefferson]

When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.  [Rumi]

In the short term, you are as good as your intensity. In the long term, you are only as good as your consistency.  [Shane Parrish]

When a clown moves into a palace, he doesn’t become a king. The palace becomes a circus.  [Turkish proverb]

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.  [Voltaire]

Being dead is like being stupid. Everyone knows it but you. [Unknown]

Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. [Elie Wiesel]

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.  [Marquis De Lafayette]

One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans – anything except reason.  [Thomas Sowell]

So many of these are even more applicable today… sigh


A few interesting quotes… — 6 Comments

  1. “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. [Marquis De Lafayette]”

  2. The American no longer fights for freedom…. He’s unlikely to fight even for his own country.

    …..and the Eli Wiesel quote is particularly pertinent.

    I’m not Yank-bashing. Partly because I know too many good Americans, and too many soft, lazy and cowardly people from other places. But I hold to the belief that our respective societies have come to take comfort and security for granted. What will it take? Another Pearl Harbour?

    • How soft are we?

      In 1851, the thermometer registered 117F and 25% of the State of Victoria burnt in 24 hrs.

      Yesterday, it was 104 and less than 1% burnt.
      Major headlines claiming that anything over 96F is “extreme” …
      Like some of you, I’ve worked and fought fire on days over 110F. The panic amongst those for whom the hardships of summer are limited to the scurry from the air-conditioned office to the air-conditioned mall would be amusing if it didn’t have so many evil consequences.