Friday, 6 March 2015

Certainty is Absurd

Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. ~  Romain Gary #quote

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. ~ John Steinbeck #quote
Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people. ~ Aleister Crowley #quote

The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

Those who wish to sing always find a song. ~ Swedish #proverb

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. ~ Johnny Carson #quote

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. ~ A.A. Milne #quote

...each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late. ~ Thomas Sowell #quote

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~ Henri Louis Bergson #quote

Everything comes too late for those who only wait. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

The supreme irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive. ~ Robert A. Heinlein #quote

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. ~ Thomas Paine #quote

If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. ~ Francis Bacon #quote

The believer is happy. The doubter is wise. ~ Unknown #quote

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think. ~ Chinese #proverb

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. ~ Linus Pauling #quote

If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. ~ Lyall Watson #quote

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late. ~ Henny Youngman #quote

Only a mediocre person is always at his best. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes. ~ Theodor Reik #quote

Beauty is only skin-deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. ~ Parker’s Law #quote

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. ~ Aeschylus #quote

Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanour. ~ Robert A. Heinlein #quote

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau #quote

Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps. ~ David Lloyd George #quote

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ~ Voltaire #quote

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. ~ Winston Churchill #quote