15 June 2013

Quotes

A few more quotes encountered, for the amusement of those hereabouts. As usual in no special order.

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
[Paul Fix]

Every man serves a useful purpose: a miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
[Laurence J Peter]

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
[Charles Bukowski]

The appellation of Gentleman is never to be affixed to a man's circumstances, but to his behaviour in them.
[Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) in The Tatler]

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
[Niels Bohr]

Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law ... Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
[Derek Jarman]

Being childfree or childless is a choice for some, a struggle for others. It's tough to be childfree/childless in our child- and parent-centric society — especially for women. We are questioned, judged, told we'll change our minds, etc.
[unknown]

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
[Anatole France]
I'd add: and knowing how to find out when you don't know.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
[Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905]

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
[Ogden Nash]

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
[Malcolm Forbes]

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