Monday, 2 March 2015

Doubt Those Who Find It


Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

When all is said and done, as a rule, more is said than done. ~ Lou Holtz #quote

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is. ~ Francis Bacon #quote

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~ Andre Gide #quote

Life is just one damned thing after another. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid for any more than they do. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Some would sooner die than think.  In fact, they often do. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

Whatever you are, be a good one. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

Mastery is often taken for egotism. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

We can lick gravity, but the paperwork’s a bit tougher. ~ Wernher von Braun #quote





It’s not so much what folks don’t know that causes problems; it’s what they do know that ain’t so. ~ Artemus Ward #quote

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. ~ Wernher von Braun #quote

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. ~ Mark Russell #quote



When I eventually met Mr Right I had no idea that his first name was Always. ~ Rita Rudner #quote

How can anyone govern a nation that has 240 different kinds of cheese? ~ Charles de Gaulle #quote

I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you. ~ Unknown #quote

There are still places where people think that the function of the media is to provide information. ~ Don Rottenberg #quote

Hypocrisy is the Vaseline of social intercourse. ~ Unknown #quote

The difference between theory and practice is always greater in practice than in theory. ~ Unknown #quote

May you live in interesting times, and attract the attention of important people. ~ Full version of famous Chinese curse #quote

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so. ~ Josh Billing #quote

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.  #oneliner

Everywhere is walking distance if you have time. ~ Steven Wright #quote


So I did the only thing you can do when you are trapped in a corner: I chewed my way through the wall. ~ Scott Adams #quote

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~ Timothy Leary #quote

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. ~ Joe E. Lewis #quote

Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you're in. ~ Courtney Cox (Monica on "Friends") #quote

A genius is a man who can rewrap a new shirt and not have any pins left over. ~ Dino Levi #quote

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like. ~ Jean Cocteau #quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.   #oneliner

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? ~ Edgar Bergen #quote

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody. ~ John Churton Collins #quote

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

No one wants to learn from mistakes, but we cannot learn enough from successes to go beyond the state of the art. ~ Henry Petroski #quote

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not, “Eureka!” (“I found it!”) but rather, “Hmm... that’s funny...” ~ Isaac Asimov #quote


The human body was designed by a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area? ~ Unknown #quote

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ~ Albert Szent-Györgyi #quote

The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult. ~ Winston Churchill #quote


Life is too important to take seriously. ~ Corky Siegel #quote

I've enjoyed just about as much of this as I can stand.   #oneliner

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. ~ Josh Billings #quote

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming dragon.   #oneliner

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. ~ H. H. Williams #quote