Dec 30, 2004

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. -- Thomas Jefferson

Dec 27, 2004

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand. -- Putt's Law

Dec 23, 2004

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window. -- Stephen King
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill

Dec 22, 2004

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. -- Bertrand Russell

Press any key... no, no, no, NOT THAT ONE! -- Anon

Dec 21, 2004

Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life. -- Wilma Rudolph

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. -- Mary Wilson Little

Dec 20, 2004

Intellectual 'work' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward. -- Mark Twain

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. -- A. J. Liebling

Dec 17, 2004

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. -- Albert Camus

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved. -- Anne Sullivan Macy

Dec 15, 2004

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. -- Og Mandino

Dec 14, 2004

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -- Galileo Galilei"

Dec 13, 2004

The increase in regulatory mandates directed at businesses is directly related to the idea that government feels that by getting more personal information about people, they can stop terrorist attacks. -- Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology

nefarious \nih-FAIR-ee-us\ adjective : flagrantly wicked or impious : evil -- "Vicious" and "villainous" are two wicked synonyms of "nefarious," and, like "nefarious," both mean "highly reprehensible or offensive in character, nature, or conduct." But these synonyms are not used in exactly the same way in all situations. "Vicious" may imply moral depravity or it may connote malignancy, cruelty, or destructive violence. "Villainous" applies to any evil, depraved, or vile conduct or characteristic, while "nefarious" (which derives from the Latin noun "nefas," meaning "crime") suggests flagrant breaching of time-honored laws and traditions of conduct. While "nefarious" first appeared in English in the early 17th century, "vicious" and "villainous" preceded "nefarious" by about two hundred years.

Dec 10, 2004

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it. -- Alfred Hitchcock
True bravery - Arriving home stinking drunk after a very late night out with the boys - Then, being assaulted by your wife with a broom -- And still having the guts to ask, "Are you cleaning, or were you flying somewhere?"

Dec 8, 2004

Justice? You get justice in the next world. In this world you have the law. -- William Gaddis

Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. -- Andrew Brown

Dec 7, 2004

The chief cause of problems is solutions. -- Eric Sevareid

He's the kind of a guy who lights up a room just by flicking a switch. -- Unknown

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. -- Albert Einstein

Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

Dec 6, 2004

One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. -- Margaret Chase Smith

Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals. -- Henry Spencer

Dec 3, 2004

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Alva Edison

Dec 2, 2004

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein

Nov 30, 2004

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. -- Jack London

I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. -- William H. Mauldin

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. -- Jerry Garcia

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. -- Robert Heinlein

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

Nov 24, 2004

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. -- Sam Levenson

Nov 23, 2004

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them. -- Harold J. Smith

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. -- Walter Kerr

Nov 22, 2004

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -- Elbert Hubbard

Nov 18, 2004

* Lower back pain is the most commonly reported physical complaint in the U.S.
* The largest sex orgy in recorded history, involving 7,000 participants, took place in the year 200 B.C. in Rome.
* Almost every cell in your body contains six feet of DNA.
* The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.
* A group of foxes is known as a 'leash.'
* The dark meat on a roast turkey has more calories than the white meat.
* The Sun is about 4.6 billion years old.
* 'Alektorophobia' is the fear of chickens.
* The southernmost city in the United States is Na'alehu, Hawaii.
* Davy Crockett was a Congessman.
* In poker, a combination of 4 and 5 is called a 'Jesse James,' presumably because the notorious outlaw was killed by a Colt .45.
* The real name of Dorothy's dog Toto in The Wizard of Oz was Terry.
* The 'f' word is used 246 times in Goodfellas.
* The U.S. has the most violent weather in the world.
* Two books in the Bible are named after women. Ruth and Esther.
* "Scrump" is archaic slang for sex. Ben Franklin referred to prostitutes as "scrumpets."
* Rabbits are immune to the venom of black widow spiders.
* In 1894, there were only four automobiles in the United States.
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications. -- Dave Parnas

Nov 17, 2004

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw

Nov 12, 2004

A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee. -- Fletcher Knebel

Nov 11, 2004

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. -- Erica Jong

Nov 8, 2004

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. -- Joe Ancis

Nov 5, 2004

Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty. -- John Finley

Nov 1, 2004

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -- William James

Oct 27, 2004

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. -- Dennis Wholey

Oct 25, 2004

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. -- Mario Andretti

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. -- Bill Vaughan

Oct 19, 2004

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success. -- William Saroyan

Oct 15, 2004

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler

Oct 13, 2004

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -- Albert Einstein
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -- Albert Einstein"

Oct 12, 2004

The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. -- Albert Einstein
If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? -- Will Rogers

All great truths begin as blasphemies. -- George Bernard Shaw

Facts are stupid things. -- Ronald Reagan

Oct 6, 2004

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. -- Bertrand Russell

Sep 23, 2004

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Alva Edison

Sep 21, 2004

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. -- David Dunham

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children. -- Bill Watterson

Sep 17, 2004

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools. -- Gene Brown

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' -- Sydney Harris

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author? -- Philip G. Hamerton

Sep 16, 2004

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment. -- Theodore H. White
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

Lack of money is the root of all evil. -- George Bernard Shaw

I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. -- Alfred Hitchcock

Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child's room late at night hates Legos. -- Tony Kornheiser

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome. -- Oscar Levant

Sep 10, 2004

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. -- Barry LePatner

Sep 9, 2004

SYNONYM -- A word you use in place of one you can't spell.

Two-thirds of the world's lawyers practice in the United States.

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously. -- Thomas Sowell

Sep 3, 2004

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. -- David Dunham

Avoid Work At All Costs. -- Unknown

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. -- H. L. Mencken

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. -- Ray Bradbury

Sep 2, 2004

Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne as SGT Jake Stryker, "Sands of Iwo Jima"

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. --Confucius

Aug 31, 2004

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -- Galileo Galilei

Aug 30, 2004

1. Never tell everything at once. -- Ken Venturi, "Ken Venturi's Two Great Rules of Life"

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen. -- Bob Edwards

lackadaisical -- (adjective) [lak'·ah·DAY·zi·kahl] -- 1. lacking spirit or liveliness; dreamy
adverb form: lackadaisically
noun form: lackadaisicalness

Aug 26, 2004

"Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat." -- Oscar Wilde

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. -- Voltaire

Aug 18, 2004

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. -- Oscar Wilde

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Aug 5, 2004

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. -- E.B. White

I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. -- George Burns

Jul 27, 2004

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. -- Johann von Goethe

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. -- Lily Tomlin

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. -- Peter McArthur

Jul 20, 2004

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. -- Albert Einstein

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. -- G. K. Chesterton

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lasch

The more things change, the more they remain...insane. -- Michael Fry & T. Lewis, Over the Hedge

Jul 16, 2004

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. -- Bertrand Russell

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied. -- Claud Cockburn

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. -- Aristotle

Jul 15, 2004

They certainly give very strange names to diseases. -- Plato

Jul 13, 2004

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines -- Steve McCroskey "Airplane!"

Life is just one damned thing after another. -- Elbert Hubbard

Jul 9, 2004

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. -- Henry Kissinger

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. -- Samuel Butler

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. -- George Orwell

Jul 8, 2004

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. -- Robert Frost

Honesty is the best image. -- Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)

Nothing fails like success. -- Gerald Nachman

Jul 6, 2004

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -- Joshua J. Marine

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. -- Harry S Truman

Jul 2, 2004

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. -- Frank Tibolt

Jul 1, 2004

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." -- Thomas Jefferson

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. -- G. K. Chesterton

Jun 25, 2004

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. -- Stephen Hawking

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather. -- Michael Pritchard

Jun 24, 2004

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Jun 23, 2004

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. -- A. J. Liebling
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes. -- Doctor Who

Jun 21, 2004

ANOTHER STUDY DONE BY QUACKS: "British Ducks Have Regional Accents, Researchers Say" -- AFP headline
"Good questions outrank easy answers." -- Paul A. Samuelson

Jun 18, 2004

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -- Martin Luther King Jr.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. -- Alfred Adler

Leave it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination. -- Bill Watterson

Jun 17, 2004

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. - Lily Tomlin

Jun 16, 2004

Not dead, just to busy to be random!

Apr 12, 2004

What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes! -- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. -- Steven Wright

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it. -- Samuel Johnson, quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. -- Arnold Toynbee

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. -- Ashley Montague

Mar 29, 2004

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. -- James Thurber

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

Mar 26, 2004

There are more fools in the world than there are people. -- Heinrich Heine

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. -- Frank Dane

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. -- Robertson Davies, "A Voice from the Attic"

Mar 24, 2004

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. -- Fran Lebowitz

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. -- John Russell

Mar 23, 2004

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. -- J. Robert Oppenheimer, speaking of Albert Einstein

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. -- Peter McArthur

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. -- George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903)

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. -- Sydney Smith

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. -- Ralph W. Sockman

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. -- E. Joseph Crossman

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. -- William Gibson

Mar 19, 2004

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. -- Gore Vidal

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

Mar 17, 2004

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. -- E. W. Dijkstra

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. -- Thomas Neill

Mar 15, 2004

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. -- Ed Gardner

This isn't right. This isn't even wrong. -- Wolfgang Pauli, on a paper submitted by a physicist colleague

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. -- Laurence J. Peter
Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at. -- Carlos A. Urbizo

Invention is the mother of necessity. -- Thorstein Veblen

There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else. -- Cullen Hightower

If little else, the brain is an educational toy. -- Tom Robbins

Mar 11, 2004

Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets. -- Unknown, Brigader Lethbridge-Stewart in "Dr. Who"

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. -- Bill Lyon

Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. -- Jim Horning

Mar 10, 2004

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer? -- George Price

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. -- W. Somerset Maugham

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. -- Samuel McChord Crothers

Mar 4, 2004

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. -- Quentin Crisp

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'. -- Michael McClary

Mar 2, 2004

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. -- Penn Jillette

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. -- Kate Reid

Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at. -- Jimmy Demaret

Mar 1, 2004

Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months. -- Bill Tammeus, in Toronto's National Newspaper, 1991

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. -- Edwin P. Whipple

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence. -- Frank Zappa

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

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. -- Bertrand Russell, "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?"

Feb 25, 2004

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -- Benjamin Franklin

Feb 24, 2004

Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry. -- George Ade

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Feb 23, 2004

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. -- Mae West

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex. -- Aldous Huxley

Where facts are few, experts are many. -- Donald R. Gannon

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. -- Nicholas Butler

Feb 17, 2004

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. -- Bethania McKenstry

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. -- Benjamin Disraeli

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. -- Dick Cavett

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted. -- Jerome Blattner

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money. -- David Richerby

Feb 13, 2004

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. -- Sacha Guitry

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. -- Dorothy Nevill

Feb 12, 2004

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. -- Joey Adams

Feb 11, 2004

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. -- John Ciardi

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity. -- Robertson Davies

Feb 10, 2004

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. -- Henry Kissinger

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military. -- Georges Clemenceau

In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything. -- Jeffery F. Chamberlain

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast. -- W. S. Gilbert

Art is science made clear. -- Jean Cocteau

Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. -- Fred Allen

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. -- George Bernard Shaw

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. -- James Thurber, New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 "The Owl who was God"

The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling. -- Walter Goodman

My favorite animal is steak. -- Fran Lebowitz

Feb 6, 2004

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. -- Joe Ancis

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The multitude of books is making us ignorant. -- Voltaire

Feb 5, 2004

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. -- Galileo Galilei

Feb 4, 2004

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. -- Robert Benchley

Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. -- Scott Adams

Feb 2, 2004

Life is too important to take seriously. -- Corky Siegel

Leave it to a girl to take the fun out of sex discrimination. -- Bill Watterson, Calvin in "Calvin and Hobbes"

I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. -- Carl Sandburg

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. -- Edith Sitwell

Jan 30, 2004

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

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. -- Ray Bradbury

Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either. -- Evan Esar, Esar's Comic Dictionary

Jan 28, 2004

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

Jan 26, 2004

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity. -- Tom Stoppard

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. -- Alfred Hitchcock
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -- William J. H. Boetcker

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. -- James Branch Cabell

Jan 22, 2004

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. -- Clarence Darrow

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. -- Edith Wharton

Jan 21, 2004

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence. -- Jules Feiffer

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? -- Jean Cocteau

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost. -- Russell Baker

Jan 20, 2004

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool. -- Richard Feynman

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. -- Nick Diamos

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. -- Eric Hoffer

Jan 15, 2004

Don't worry if you're a kleptomaniac, you can always take something for it. -- Unknown

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget. -- Franklin P. Jones

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. -- George Carlin

Jan 14, 2004

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. -- Peter De Vries

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. -- Alfred Adler

Jan 13, 2004

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. -- Saki, "The Square Egg", 1924

It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. -- Jerome K. Jerome

In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time. -- Edward P. Tryon

Jan 9, 2004

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

Jan 8, 2004

There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.' -- Frederick L Collins

Jan 7, 2004

1. Never tell everything at once. -- Ken Venturi, Ken Venturi's Two Great Rules of Life

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. -- Chinese Proverb

Jan 6, 2004

I'm still an atheist, thank God. -- Luis Bunuel

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. -- David T. Wolf
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. -- Voltaire

As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something. -- Hagar the Horrible