"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm
for the rest of his life." - Terry Pratchett
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham
breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of
verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."
- Paul Valery
"The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which
time and mediocrity can solve." - Hugh Trevor-Roper
"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to
burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
- William H. Borah
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist
and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists,
but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat."
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in
trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the
unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
- Groucho Marx
"The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made."
- Jean Giraudoux
"The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit
of - the last he does not concern himself about."
- William Hazlitt
"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. But not
in that order." - Brian Pickrell
"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure
they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."
- Elizabeth Taylor
"The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired
feeling." - Paula Poundstone
"Dream as if you'll live forever; Live as if you'll die today..."
- Tambra Asher
"A moment on the lips saves 9 months on the hips..."
"We shall never forget and never forgive. And never ever fear. Fear is for the enemy.
Fear and bullets." - James O'Barr, "The Crow"
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
- Emiliano Zapata
"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking"
- John Kenneth Galbraith
"We didn't break free from that pansy country England by voting! We did it by
throwing their stinkin' tea in our American harbor! And why? Because Americans
don't like tea. We like coffee. And Americans don't like wine. We like beer. Ice-
of-it-next-day beer!" - Al Bundy, Married with Children
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other poor dumb
bastard die for his." - General George S. Patton
"Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer"
- Major Holdridge
"I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another
man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged