Mr Ideahamster's Favorite Quotes

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1 Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking [that] they hit a triple.   Barry Switzer,  US football coach (1937 - )
2 It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.   Bertrand Russell
3 It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.  Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
4 He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities.  Robertson Davies
5 If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? Unknown
6 The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. George Bernard Shaw
7 People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.  Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
8 You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.  Warren Beatty (1937 - )
9 The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.  Shana Alexander
10 Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.  Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters"
11 Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
12 The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. John Kenneth Galbraith
13 I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on. Beryl Pfizer
14 I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. Shelley Winters
15 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
16 I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson
17 DejaMoo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. Unknown
18 It is bad luck to be superstitious.  Andrew W. Mathis
19 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
20 Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.  Voltaire
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