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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (467 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (547 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (424 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

George Patton, in War and Peace and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy, in Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2923 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 (329 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1066 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.

Albert Einstein, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (465 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

Lao Tsu, in Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (603 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy, in Altruism and Cynicism and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you wrestle with a turd, the more shit gets on you.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (518 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, in Work and Recreation

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