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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (494 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Michael A. Loduha

When skunks duel, wind direction is everything.

Michael A. Loduha, (on environmental factors in legal cases vs. the attorneys' skills; from a lecture series), in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (496 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand.

Benny Hill, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

Daniel Boorstin, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

Sherrill Brown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

Stanley Garn, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (624 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (530 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (585 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2919 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3001 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Altruism and Cynicism

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (366 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

Elbert Hubbard, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in Wisdom and Ignorance

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