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Quotable Quotes of others
- with my comments

The following "quotable quotes" are misc. sources, some I know, some I do not know.

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them.
- Anon
- I like this cause I'm a man of action, I hate sitting around while a bunch of Canadians decide all the politically correct ways to handle a problem - just get on with it, or as my son says "get'r done"
- reminds me of another quotable quote - don't ask for advice to often, if you know something is right, just do it, if you ask for advice, chances are someone will say something negative to try to discourage you - and if you don't take their advice their feelings will be hurt

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain
- Twain hit the nail right on the head, most politicians are complete self-serving assholes who's sole job is to get re-elected. The kind of people you'd want as a political leader are the sort of people that would NOT debase themselves to the whorish ass-kissing process one must go through to get nominated, then elected. The fact that someone would subject themselves to this "circus" is indeed proof that politicians are idiots.

To err is human To really foul things up requires computers.
- graffiti
- man o man this is true, don't ya just feel technology has the capability to help us, but more than often, it simply serves to massively fuck up our lives with enormous problems

Getting information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from the Niagara.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Clarke understood the difference between quantity of information and useful information

When you are waiting for someone, minutes seem like hours, if you are talking to a beautiful woman, hours seem just minutes. That is relativity for you.
- Einstein
- which just goes to show you Einstein was a genius because he also understood the "application" of his concepts in the context of everyday life, something which great scientists often have lacking in their personalities, Einstein had a real earthy side to him which makes him one of the most endearing great minds of all time

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein
oh ya, he had this one right

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
I have often thought that organized religion had nothing to do with God, but rather was a way of controlling the masses to behave according to certain edicts which the rulers wanted to proselytize - Christinity is a good example - no matter how bad things get, don't rise up against the master, just take your beating cause when you die you'll go to heaven ; - same thing for Islam, kill yourself as a suicide bomber cause you'll go to heaven - great way to trick people into doing awful things.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich
- Napoleon

The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was, as we see in the above passages from St. Paul, based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable. A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by sane people as a morbid aberration. The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life.
- Bertrand Russell
The fact that the two big religions of the world Christianity and Islam, have very twisted and unatural ways of controlling human sexuality, is proof that neither religion deserves to be taken seriously in regards to matters of male/female relations

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
- P.J. O'Rourke
it's too easy

I believe in God; I just don't trust anyone who works for him
- unknown

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry
true, evangelists have no shame thinking it is OK to convert you, but if you try to engage them in conversation to convert them, they react in horror as if such a thing were unthinkable - which makes me think religion is not a matter of right or wrong, it is just a matter of personal opinion

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality
- Dante

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
- Douglas Adams
I love this one, I really love this one

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood
- my favourite philosopher

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
- Winston Churchill

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
-Abraham Lincoln
It is my personal opinion that the heritage of African slavery will last several more hundreds of years and that this injustice was the single greatest evil on this planet
- the only way someone can understand the evil of slavery is to live like a slave

Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
- Frank Zappa
I peed myself laughing at this one, so true, ever heard those stupid young things when a mic is put in front of them "well you know like, like, I'm just keeping it real, like..."

I want to die like my Grandad, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified like his passengers.
- anon
- morbid, but very VERY funny

 There's very little advice in men's magazines because men don't think there's a lot they don't know.
Women do. Women want to learn.
Men think, "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."
- Jerry Seinfeld

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days
- Garrison Keilor
ya, which leads me to the obvious conclusion, why can't people try harder to say nice things to their close friends and relatives while they are alive

Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion
- Norman Schwartzkopf
for those who still hate the cheese eating surrender monkeys that held back the U.N. endorsement of the war in Iraq
- it may have been wrong to go into Iraq, but the French had the wrong reason, they were just scared, same things when the Germans invaded, and they all surrendered on mass

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, France is accusing the US of arrogance, and Germany doesn't want to go to war
- anon

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
- Andy Rooney

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together
- Oprah Winfrey

The rich keep all the money, pay none of the taxes. The middle class pay all the taxes, do all of the work. The poor... are just there to scare the shit out of the middle class
- George Carlin

Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he THINK he was doing at the time?
- Billy Connelly

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success
- Robert Orben

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done
- Fred Allen
- this goes towards my pet peeve, I hate committees

© Prof. W. Tim G. Richardson