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Aphorism and quotes by "different" people
 There is no real world, just your personal opinion about something you call reality.
Åke Ekenberg

If you cannot convince them,
confuse them
Harry S Truman
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

Winston Churchill

The trouble with the World is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he will believe you.
Tell him a park bench has wet paint on it and he will have to touch it to be certain.
    Pablo Picasso

You got to know the rules before
you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun.

Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)


All by Oscar Wilde: 

I am not young enough to know everything.
I think that God in creating man somewhat
overestimated his ability.

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

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

It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it

Bigamy is having one wife too many.
Monogamy is the same



Only a fool would make the bed every day.
Nancy Spain

Support bacteria - it's the only culture some people have

There are two rules for success:

1) Never tell everything you know.

Roger H. Lincoln
Asking a working writer what he feels
about critics is like asking a lamppost
what it feels about dogs.
John Osborne

Half of the people in the world are below average.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Napoleon Bonaparte

Dear God, if there is a God, if you can,
save my soul, if I have a soul.


Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. 
Mark Twain
The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
Fiedrich Hegel

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

My opinions may have changed,
but not the fact that I am right.

Ashleigh Brilliant

If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France

First Law of Bicycling: No matter where you’re going, it’s uphill and against the wind.
A genius becomes an idiot when he tries to convince a fool- Chasro

Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind
John F Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names
John F Kennedy

 About Life:


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz


Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
R. D. Laing


Life is what happens to you
while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

The fact that the world is utterly insane makes it tolerable.  Errol Morris
Si le bon Dieu a mis les anglais sur une île, c'est qu'il avait ses raisons.
If God put the English on an island, it's because he had his reasons.
- an old Frenchwoman living near the Channel
Bring a newspaper editor
the Ten Commandments
and they'll take out one.
cartoonist Lee Judge
There are three kinds of lies:
lies, damn lies, and statistics.

- Mark Twain

Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising everytime we fall

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
Teach him how to fish, and you can sell him equipment.

Avram Grumer


 Albert Einstein - attributed:

If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will
claim me as a German and France will say I am a man of the world. If it's proven wrong, France will say I am a German and Germany will say I am a Jew.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts

The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all

What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.

Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the Old One. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.

... science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind  ...

 The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.  Robert Oppenheimer
Never interrupt your enemy
when he is making a mistake
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Some editors are failed writers,
but so are most writers
- T. S. Eliot

If you are going through hell, keep going
- Sir Winston Churchill

Facts are the enemy of truth
- Don Quixote - Man of La Mancha

Black holes are where God divided by zero
- Steven Wright

A little inaccuracy sometimes
saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki)

Happiness is good health and a bad memory
- Ingrid Bergman

Never mistake motion for action
- Ernest Hemingway

 Woman was God's second mistake
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A fishing rod is a stick with a hook
at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson

A patriot must always be ready to defend
his country against his government
- Edward Abbey

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them
- Mark Twain

Of course I believe in luck. How otherwise to explain the success of some people you detest? - Jean Cocteau

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. 
- Charlotte Whitton

Remember, Ginger Rogers did
everything Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels. 
Faith Whittlesey
Woman was God's second mistake
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

In heaven all the interesting people are missing. 
Friedrich Nietzsche
I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
E. V. Lucas 

In the first place God made idiots; that was for practice; then he made school boards.  - Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. - Mark Twain

Lying increases the creative faculties,
expands the ego, and lessens
the frictions of social contacts.
Clare Booth Luce

There's a fine line between fishing
and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
- Steven Wright 
By Douglas Adams:
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light
with the possible exception of bad news,
which obeys its own special laws.
I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck,
we have at least to consider the possibility
that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
The impossible often has a kind of integrity
to it which the merely improbable lacks
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

More Quotes by Douglas Adams:

In the beginning the Universe was created.
This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works,
the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well,
on the surface of a gas covered planet
going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away
and think this to be normal
is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so
Don't believe anything you read on the net.
Except this. Well, including this, I suppose
A common mistake people make
when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
It’s not the fall that kills you; 
it’s the sudden stop at the end.

Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things

A learning experience is one of those things that says,
'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'

First we thought the PC was a calculator.
Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII
— and we thought it was a typewriter.
Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television.
With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong
and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong
is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong
it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth
has ever produced the phrase, 'as pretty as an airport.'
Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly.
Some attain a degree of ugliness that can
only be the result of a special effort.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Time is the worst place,
so to speak, to get lost in...
The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss

Underordnade sidor (2): Fish-aphorism Yogi Berra - quotes