Thursday, April 28, 2011

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To crush out fanaticism and revere the infinite, such is the law. Let us not confine ourselves to falling prostrate beneath the tree of creation and contemplating its vast ramifications full of stars. We have a duty to perform, to cultivate the human soul, to defend mystery against miracle, to adore the incomprehensible and to reject the absurd; to admit nothing that is inexplicable excepting what is necessary, to purify faith and obliterate superstition from the face of religion, to remove the vermin from the garden of God. ~Victor Hugo

We can't win at home and we can't win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can't think of another place to play. ~Pat Williams We catch frightful glimpses of ourselves in the hostile eyes of others. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years with time off for good behavior? ~James Donovan

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. ~Martin Luther

For what is history, but... huge libel on human nature, to which we industriously add page after page, volume after volume, as if we were holding up a monument to the honor, rather than the infamy of our species. ~Washington Irving, History of New York

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men. ~Cicero

Loafing is the most productive part of a writer's life. ~James Norman Hall

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Zachary Scott

Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook. ~Henry David Thoreau

People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder. ~Gina Lindley

In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign complexities to it to comprehend it at all. It is mindful of how we paste decals to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it. ~Robert Brault,

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ~Thomas Carlyle

As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. ~J.K. Rowling, "The Man with Two Faces," Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997, spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts. ~Omar Bradley

Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. ~Henrik Tikkanen Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. ~Henrik Tikkanen

Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. ~Lou Krieger

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Player Piano

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. ~Jim Rohn

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