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Good Quotations

This is just a page of good quotations.  I've done my best to list the author, and if possible, the work where the quote is found.  Any errors or emissions are completely unintentional.   If you notice anything that needs changing, please e-mail me.


"We will either find a way, or we will make one" - Hannibal

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

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

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. " - Albert Einstein

"Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers." - Walter De La Mare (his last words)

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde

"A truth ceases to be true when more than one person believes in it." - Oscar Wilde

"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once" - Anonymous

"Ignorance is not bliss.  It is oblivion"

"Hell is other people." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses. " - George Santayana

"I think it would be a good idea." - Mahatma Ghandi (when asked what he thought of Western civilization)

"War is the last refuge of the incompetent"

"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on." - Winston Churchill

"Of all the creatures on this planet none is more dangerous than a human being." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence" - Robert A. Heinlein (Kettering's Law from "The Number of the Beast")

"There is no such thing as a dirty game. But you sometimes run into dirty players." - Robert A. Heinlein (from "Double Star")

 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Silvan Engel (used by Abraham Lincoln)

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams (from "Last Chance to See")

"To be nobody-but-yourself--in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummings

"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." - e.e. cummings

"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."                       - Doctor Who (from "Face of Evil")

"Life is a sexually transmitted disease, and it's 100% fatal."

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?" - John Keats

"'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,'— that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." - John Keats

"This too shall pass" - Lanta Wilson Smith

"The quickest way to a man's heart is not through the stomach but through his chest, with an axe."

"Friends applaud, the comedy is over." - Ludwig van Beethoven (his last words)

"As the island of knowledge increases, the shoreline of ignorance grows as well."

"All I know is that I know nothing" - Socrates (as written by Plato)