Quotations

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. – G.K. Chesterton

Orthodoxy is not thinking. Orthodoxy is not needing to think – George Orwell

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. – Mithrandir

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air however slight lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
– William O. Douglas, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. – Mark Twain

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

If evolution works, why do mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. – R. Pausc

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. – African Proverb

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. – Franklin D Roosevelt

A man once asked me a question and I was happy to say I was able to answer him. I said, “I don’t know.” – Mark Twain

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster…when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you. – Friedrich Nietzsche

True silence … is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. – William Penn, 1699

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. – Bertolt Brecht

What we just don’t do are disputes, bargaining or criticizing others. We’re just totally helpless in those scenarios. – Naoki Higashida

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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