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Friday, October 23, 2009

October 2009 Quotations

"The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life."
~~ George Carlin [1937-2008]

"In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these."
~~ Paul Harvey [1918-2009]

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."
~~ Charles M. Schultz [1922-2000]

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."
~~ John Lennon [1940-80]

"Where there is no consideration nor use of reason, the is no Liberty at all."
~~ John Bramhall [1594—1663]

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."
~~ Marilyn Monroe [1926-62]

"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"The human species ... has outlived the name homo sapiens."
~~ Wendell Berry

"Language is the house of the truth of Being."
~~ Martin Heidegger [1889-1976]

“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists”
~~ John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006]

"Discussion in America means dissent."
~~ James Thurber [1894-1961]

"Immanuel Kant is the real villain of our age."
~~ philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82], in 1979

"This strange economy produces in the ordinary course of business products that are destructive or fraudulent or unnecessary or useless, or all four at once,"
~~ Wendell Berry

"Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one."
~~ Martin Heidegger [1889-1976]

"That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward."
~~ Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
~~ Alexander Hamilton [1755?-1804], in 'Federalist Paper 79'

"A generation which ignores history has no past - and no future."
~~ Robert A. Heinlein [1907-88]

"In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other."
~~ Voltaire [1694-1778], in 1764

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools."
~~ English philosopher Herbert Spencer [1820-1903]

"Democracy is two wolves and a sheep, voting on what to eat for dinner; Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote."
~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947]

"Life is so much more meaningful if you take the time to hunt down and strangle twits who post blather to inappropriate newsgroups."
~~ Henry Spencer

"An unbiased person is someone who has the same bias as we have."
~~ Mason City [Iowa] Globe-Gazette, in 1998

"They [corporations] cannot commit treason ... for they have no souls."
~~ Sir Edward Coke [1552-1634]

"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."
~~ T.S. Eliot [1888-1965]

"It's not ... how you play the game, but how you design the playing field."
~~ Trevor Marshall, in 1988

"I worry about my judgment when anything I believe in or do regularly begins to be accepted by the American public."
~~ George Carlin [1937-2008]

"Courage is resistance of fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"A camel is a horse designed by a committee and an elephant is a mouse built to military specifications."
~~ Caxton C. Foster

"The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one."
~~ William Shenstone [1714-63]

"No man is competent unless he can stalk alone and armed in the wilderness."
~~ Townsend Whelen [1877-1961]

"There are only three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder 'What happened?'."
~~ Zig Ziglar

"It is force, not opinion, that queens its way over the world, but it is opinion that looses the force."
~~ Blaise Pascal [1623-62], in 1670

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
~~ H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

"I have lived some thirty years on this planet and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors."
~~ Henry David Thoreau [1817-62]

"A newspaper is not just for reporting the news, it's to get people mad enough to do something about it."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"At times like the present, when the evils of unsound finance threaten us, the speculator may anticipate a harvest gathered from the misfortune of others, the capitalist may protect himself by hoarding or may even find profit from the fluctuations of values, but the wage earner – the first to be injured by a depreciated currency – is practically defenseless."
~~ Grover Cleveland [1837-1908]

"It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan."
~~ Thomas A. Edison [1847-1931]

"Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the 'hidden' confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights."
~~ Alan Greenspan, in 1966

"If you can't stand solitude, perhaps others find you boring as well."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

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