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Monday, October 13, 2008

October Quotations

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"Education is a better guard of liberty than a standing army."
~~ Edward Everett [1794-1865]

"He who opens a school door closes a prison."
~~ Victor Hugo [1802-85]

"I'm an idiot, I'm a fool, I know ... but I've been a good read, right?"
~~ Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005] in his suicide note

"I reject the cynical view that politics is inevitably, or even usually, dirty business."
~~ Richard M. Nixon [1913-94]

"The feminist movement is just something for ugly women to do."
~~ ugly male Limp Rushbaugh

"There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to fish and a time to cut bait."
~~ John F. Kennedy [1917-63] (improvising from Ecclesiastes)

"Time has convinced me of one thing: Television is for appearing on – not for looking at."
~~ Noel Coward [1899-1973]

"Why not?"
~~ Robert F. Kennedy campaign slogan

"Any man who hates dogs and children can't be all bad."
~~ Byron Darnton, New York Times reporter (about W.C. Fields)

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
~~ Red Sanders, football coach at Vanderbilt University {long before Lombardi)

"I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."
~~ Wm. Tecumseh Sherman [1820-91] (in 1884)

"History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history [that] we make today."
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947] (in 1916)

"No one on his deathbed ever said 'I wish I had spent more time on my business'."
~~ Arnold Zack (quoted by U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas)

"[New York Tribune editor] Horace Greeley himself could not give a young man better advice than "Go west, young man'."
~~ John B.L. Soule, editor of the Terre Haute, Indiana Express (in 1851)

"Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living."
~~ Jean Kerr [1922-2003]

"The Bush-Cheney administration [has] been the worst in modern American history – a failure at home and abroad, [and] intellectually and financially corrupt."
~~ Lou Dubose

"To my mind, pretty much everything besides bread is a dietary supplement."
~~ Corby Kummer, senior editor at Atlantic Monthly

"Never invest in any idea [that] you can't illustrate with a crayon."
~~ Peter Lynch, Wall Street tycoon

"I was always an independent, even when I had partners."
~~ movie producer Samuel Goldwyn [1879-1974]

"Life can only be understood backwards. It must be lived forwards,"
~~ Søren Kierkegaard [1813-55]

"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for."
~~ Earl Warren [1891-1974]

"It is somewhat surprising that there is not already rioting in the strets [in America], given the gigantic fraud perpetrated by the financial elite at the expense of ordinary Americans."
~~ Larry Elliott, economics editor at The London Guardian

"The basic question of philosophy ... is the same as that of the detective novel: Who is guilty?"
~~ Umberto Eco

The Law of Louis XIVth: The reason that real antique chairs are often uncomfortable is that the comfortable chairs get used, and get worn out – and are replaced.

"The discovery of a sign of true intellect outside ourselves procures us something of the emotion [that] Robinson Crusoe felt when he saw the imprint of a human foot on the sandy beach of his island."
~~ Maurice Maeterlinck [1862-1949]

"Civilization involves subjection of force to reason, and the agency of this subjection is law."
~~ Roscoe Pound [1870-1964]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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