Devon's li'l web site

....your IP address is:


Quotes I like

One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs

The harder I work, the luckier I get. -- some famous golfer

It is better to try than to hope. -- Scottish Proverb

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. --J. M. Barrie

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. -- Millicent Fenwick Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. -- Ernest Hemingway Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. -- William Makepeace Thackeray Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease. -- John Witherspoon I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it ceased to be one. -- Mark Twain What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your fellow man. That is the whole Torah; the rest is just commentary. --Rabbi Hillel Too many people are working at jobs they hate to buy things they don't particularly want to impress people they don't even care about. --Dr. Deepak Chopra

Inquiry is fatal to certainty. -- Will Durant

How to be successful? Always supply your competitive advantage. --Warren E. Buffett

What does Warren Buffet invest in? Warren E. Buffett --Warren E. Buffett

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style. -- Matthew Arnold

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin [ 1809 -1882 ]

Organized Religion is like Organized Crime; it preys on peoples' weakness, generates huge profits for its operators, and is almost impossible to eradicate. -- Mike Hermann

Sharing food is the highest form of Karma. --Bhagavad Gita

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. -- W.C. Fields

The world is run by those who show up. --Ron Nehring, vice chairman of the CA Republican Party

80% of success is showing up. --Woody Allen

If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further. - Mahatma Gandhi [ 1869-1948 ]

Everything wrong with you, I like. -- unknown

Certainly no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated extermination of its inhabitants. -- (Charles Darwin - quote from journal, Voyage of the HMS Beagle)

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

We are all entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts. -- Daniel Patrick Moynahan is lamentable how each man draws his own different conclusions from the very same fact. -- Charles Darwin

The difference between winners and losers is that winners do things that losers do not want to do. --Dr. Phil McGraw

The greatest antidote to fear is overpreparation. --heard on Work with Marty Nemko

Knowledge maketh a bloody entrance. --Shakespear? Bacon? Anonymous?

Take what you want, and leave the rest.

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. --Albert Einstein

If you would preserve peace, then prepare for peace. -- Barthelemy Enfantin (go tell Rummy that)

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. -- Albert Einstein

Making peace is harder than making war. -- Adlai Stevenson

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. - Charles Darwin [ 1809 -1882 ]

Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. - Mark Twain [ ]

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. - Albert Einstein [ 1879-1955 ]

When you enjoy loving your neighbor it ceases to be a virtue. - Kahlil Gibran [ 1883-1931 ]

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell [ 1872-1970 ]

You have to bloom where you're planted. --Bill Clinton likes this one.

Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it!

The people make the place. --my own aphorism, meaning it doesn't matter, really, what the place looks like, it's how well you get along with the people there that matters. If you get along well with the people, the decorations don't matter.

The more you know, the more you realize you don't know.

Cream and hard work definitely rise to the top. -- Katie Couric

Be to others as you'd have others be to you. --paraphrase of the golden rule.

displacement: you're angry at 'A', so you blame 'B'. (more of a definition than a quote)

All the world is a stage, the play is just badly cast. Oscar Wilde

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. -- Sean O'Casey

I never cease to get a chuckle when I read a personal ad that says "straight acting." I always think, "god, that doesn't sound like much fun, does it?" -- Mike Hennahane

Absence of evidence should never be mistaken for evidence of absence. -- Walter Lewin

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. -- Walter Lippmann

To Jon Stewart: There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. -- Will Rogers

Even if you're on the right track, you'll still get run over if you just sit there. -- Will Rogers

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: The bad artist seems to copy a great deal. The good one really does copy a great deal. -- William Blake

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. -- William Hazlitt

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. -- William James

Fundamentalism to me boils down to an inability to distinguish the sign from the thing signified--thus a fetus is a baby, song lyrics about sex are the same as sex, testifying about what Jesus has done in your life is the same as Jesus doing things in your life, etc. -- William Meikrantz

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. -- Winston Churchill

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. -- Wilson Mizner

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. -- Winston Churchill

Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best. -- Woody Allen

Sex is dirty only when it's done right. -- Woody Allen

The Lord is a man of war. -- Bible Exodus 15:3

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. -- Beverly Sills

Some would sooner die than think. In fact, they often do. -- Bertrand Russell

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. -- Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. -- Bertrand Russell

It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk. -- Bertold Brecht

All would live long, but none would be old. -- Benjamin Franklin

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? -- Benjamin Disraeli

"The Good Book" -- one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined. -- Ashley Montagu

If you think the problem is bad now, just wait until we've solved it. -- Arthur Kasspe

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. -- Albert Einstein

The important thing is never to stop questioning. -- Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -- Albert Einstein

Common sense: The collection of prejudices acquired by age 18. -- Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. -- Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking. -- Albert Einstein

I play with images. -- Albert Einstein when asked where his ideas came from

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. -- Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. -- Albert Einstein "Ideas and Opinions," 1954

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -- Albert Einstein

"Luck" is the residue of hard work.

What luck for the rulers that men do not think. -- Adolf Hitler

It's better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. -- Abraham Lincoln

The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma. -- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. -- Abraham Lincoln

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -- Abraham Lincoln

Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts. -- Abel Stevens

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. -- Stanislaw Lec

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me. -- Steve Jobs

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired. - Robert Frost [ 1874-1963 ]

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. - John Steinbeck [ 1902-1968 ]

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. - Galileo [ 1564-1642 ]

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. - Mark Twain [ ]

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. - Nietzsche [ 1844-1900 ]

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. -- Rita Mae Brown

If Michelangelo were a heterosexual the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller. -- Rita Mae Brown

See my big frustration here is that my main squeeze has turned out to be a Late Blooming Nerd, and is in the habit of (in the midst of cuddling) saying sweet things like "you think if I disable the caching it would work?" -- Ro Reid

Blind acceptance of the government's policies is a concept inimical to true freedom. -- Robert Coren

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. -- Niels Bohr

Billions of neutrinos are passing in all directions through your body, as you read these words; by the time you pause to think about them, they have gone on their way, out past the orbit of the moon. -- Nigel Calder

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. -- Nikita Khrushchev

All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple frugal heart. -- Nikos Kazantzakis

We find that the sexual instinct, when disappointed and unappeased, frequently seeks and finds a substitute in religion. -- Richard von Krafft-Ebing

Ukoncete prosim vystup a nastup, dvere se zaviraji

If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. -- Robert Cringely "InfoWorld"

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -- Robert F. Kennedy

Five is a sufficiently close approximation to infinity. -- Robert Firth

The best way out is always through. -- Robert Frost

We Americans, we're a simple people... but piss us off, and we'll bomb your cities. -- Robin Williams "Good Morning Vietnam"

Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us. -- Roy Adzak "Contemporary Artists," 1977

A GUI is to a command-line as a TV is to a book. -- Scott Hess

Better blatant than latent. -- Scott Safier

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. -- Sean O'Casey

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak. -- Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. -- Soren Kierkegaard

Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards. -- Soren F. Petersen

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing. -- Stan Kelly-Bootle "Computer Language," Oct 90

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had my life to live again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. -- Tallulah Bankhead

I take Him shopping with me. I say, "OK, Jesus, help me find a bargain." -- Tammy Faye Bakker

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with. -- Tennessee Williams

There is no expedient to which man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking. -- Thomas Edison

All Bibles are man-made. -- Thomas Edison

In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty. -- Thomas Jefferson

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -- Thomas Jefferson

It is appropriate for the *homophobe*, rather than the homosexual, to be apologizing for his/her existence. -- Tom Chatt

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. --Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. Oscar Wilde

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. Oscar Wilde

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. Oscar Wilde

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. Oscar Wilde

Charity creates a multitude of sins. Oscar Wilde

I got smarter by being dummer - Alan Alda

I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Half the people you know are below average.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. (?)

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

Copyright (©) 2024 by D3VON