Favorite Quotes
 
Sir Winston Churchill
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
 
Albert Einstein
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
 
Friedrich Nietzsche
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
 
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. 
 
Morality is herd instinct in the individual.  
 
Woody Allen
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
 
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.  
 
Martin Luther King Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  
 
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 
 
Socrates
By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
 
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. 
 
Mahatma Gandhi
I think it would be a good idea. (when asked what he thought of Western civilization)
 
Plato
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
 
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
 
George Carlin
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. 
 
George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. 
 
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. 
 
Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
 
Mark Twain
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
 
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
 
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of  fear. 

Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." 
 
Leo Tolstoy (Levin in Anna Karenina) 
In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble-organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me
 
Ambrose Bierce
Love: a temporary insanity curable by marriage 
 
James Morrow
"there are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes.
 
Henry David Thoreau
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
 
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
 
John Lennon
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
 
Bill Murray
I can tell people are judgmental just by looking at them.
 
Anonymous
Three quarters of my wages were spent on motorcycles, beer and women, the rest I squandered.
 
 
Kurt Friedrich
Nothing is either right or wrong; it is better to simply state that it is consistent with or inconsistent with some goal.