Page: Quotebook

This page will contain nothing but various quotes from various people which I find appealing in some way or another. They are in no particular order and may be of famous people, anonymous people, friends, acquaintances, or anyone other than myself. I’ll give credit where I know to give credit; if something is uncredited, or wrongly credited, let me know.


“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
– Mohandas Gandhi


“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.”
– Albert Einstein


“War does not determine who is right, only who is left.”
– Bertrand Russell


“Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.”
– Arthur C. Clarke


“Never appeal to a man’s “better nature.” He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.”
– Robert A. Heinlein


“Thought is dangerous; lack of thought, deadly”
– Red Alert 3, Yuriko Omega


“I always hope for the best. Experience, unfortunately, taught me to expect the worst.”
– Deep Space 9, Elim Garak


“The Evil side fights for gain, the Good side only fights to stop them.”
– Miles J. Winters


“Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”
– Mark Twain


“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt


“I would rather spend my life living close to the birds than waste it wishing I had wings.”
– Patient in House MD


“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
– Stephen Roberts


“Ignorance killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.”
– Unknown


“I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.”
– Joseph Baretti


“If one immediately knows the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago.”
– Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG-1


“The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.”
– Bertrand Russell


“There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth.”
– Chinese proverb


“No power in the ‘verse can stop me.”
– Summer Glau as River Tam in Firefly


“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


“In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.”
– Mohandas Gandhi


“Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity.”
– William of Ockham


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
– Bill Cosby


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