Monday, 2 May 2016

Thoughtful Quotes

Advice, truths and memorable quotes from the wise men and women of history.
There are a total of 3050 quotes in this category.

 Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.Malcolm Muggeridge 

 They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 

I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.
William Gibson 
 Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve.
 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy 
 The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?
Solomon Short 
 After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as "wanting." It is not logical, but it is often true.
Spock, "Amok Time"stardate 3372.7 
Conquest is easy. Control is not.
Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror"stardate unknown 
 History tends to exaggerate.
Col. Green"The Savage Curtain"stardate 5906.4 

Funny Quotes

Funny quotes and general silliness.
There are a total of 1879 quotes in this category.
Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
Dave Barry    
It's hard to argue with the government. Remember, they run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, so they must know a thing or two about satisfying women.
Scott Adams    
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie    
Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes.
The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the "Four F's": Fighting, fleeing, feeding and... mating.
Psychology professor in neuropsychology intro course    
What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
Mark Twain    
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown    
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James    
There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
Dick Cavett
mocking the TV-violence debate    
I am sick unto death of obscure English towns that exist seemingly for the sole accommodation of these so-called limerick writers -- and even sicker of their residents, all of whom suffer from physical deformities and spend their time dismembering relatives at fancy dress balls.
Editor of the Limerick Times
(Limerick, Ireland)    
When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.
("When cryptography is outlawed
only outlaws will have privacy")    
Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.
Ashleigh Brilliant    
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today?
- Writing his memoirs of the Civil War.
- Advising the President.
- Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin.
David Letterman    
An Animated Cartoon Theology:
  • People are animals.
  • The body is mortal and subject to incredible pain.
  • Life is antagonistic to the living.
  • The flesh can be sawed, crushed, frozen, stretched, burned, bombed, and plucked for music.
  • The dumb are abused by the smart and the smart destroyed by their own cunning.
  • The small are tortured by the large and the large destroyed by their own momentum.
  • We are able to walk on air, but only as long as our illusion supports us.