Thursday 13 - Favorite Quotes - 5/15/08

There was apparently no theme this week so I came up with my own. That will teach you. My topic this week is some of my favorite quotations. I tried, unsuccessfully, to limit myself to 13, but as I am an undisciplined lout, that was impossible. None of these deserved to be cut. It took a lot of effort to prune my list to those listed below:

1. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ...Albert Einstein

2. The nice part of living in a small town is that when I don't know what I'm doing, someone else does. ....Source Unknown

3. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ....John F. Kennedy

4. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ...Stephen Levine

5. Bigamy is having one spouse too many. Monogamy is the same. ...Oscar Wilde

6. I went to the American School of Redundancy School ...Jack A. Goodman

7. Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ...Fran Lebowitz

8. Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. ...Baltazar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, 1647

9. Just because you have a computer, doesn't mean you can't be stupid. ...Beavis and Butthead

10. The Ten Commandments contain 297 words. The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address contains 266 words. A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words. ...Atlanta Journal

11. (A journalist asked if there was room for forgiveness toward the people who abetted the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America.)

I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting. ...General Norman Schwartzkopf

12. Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. ...ANDRE GIDE

13. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. ...Mark Twain

14. If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember. ....Kahlil Gibran

15. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. ....Robert Frost

16. A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. ...Fredrick Nietzsche

17. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible ...Voltaire

18. It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. ...Winston Churchill

19. Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. ....George Carlin