Saturday, April 02, 2011

Quotes collected by Gabriel Robins


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat

His ignorance is encyclopedic
Abba Eban (1915-2002)

If a man does his best, what else is there?
General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.
Charlton Heston (1924-)

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
Robert Pirsig (1948-)

Sex and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer.
Saint Thomas Moore (1478-1535)

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Saint Augustine (354-430)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

We are all atheists about most of the gods humanity has ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
Richard Dawkins (1941-)

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emile Zola (1840-1902)

This book fills a much-needed gap.
Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review

The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
e e cummings (1894-1962)

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra

I'll moider da bum.
Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
But in practice, there is.
Yogi Berra

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