June 18, 2007

Great Quotes

Abwesenheit von Beweis ist nicht Beweis von Abwesenheit (absence of proof is not proof of absence)
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The problem with scientists today is that they want to fit everything into a neat solid box. The problem is nature is too wild and ever-expanding, if it does not fit into their box they say it's not real.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

Almost all scientists begin an experiment after already making a conclusion about the idea.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

Science today is based upon finite order but there are far greater forces at work. Forces that scientists have not discovered, forces that scientist are in denial of, forces that produce many variables turning the universe into an untamed limitless beast.

Fiddes Von Lochinvar

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe (God) aimed rather low and settled for very little.
George Carlin

It is arrogance of the deepest conceit to suggest we are alone in this universe. They don't come because they tune in to our news channels.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

What is civilasation, what is a nation but a bunch of organised gangsters. World history makes the mafia look like schoolyard bullies.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

What is religion but a corruption of spirituality by dogma.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

Morality, the wearily thin veil that curtails humans from their dark animal nature
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
George F. Will

Violence is the power from which all other powers are derived.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

The American dream is the goal of all Americans. That's just how the corporations want them. You have to be asleep to dream. Oblivious of the draining going on.
Fiddes Von Lochinvar

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa

It is always the best policy to speak the truth--unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
Anatole France

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
Bertrand Russell

Life is nothing but the occasional burst of laughter rising above the interminable wail of grief.
Henry Roth

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
George Orwell

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.
Robert Anthony

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal

If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.
Fox Mulder

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