These are some of my favorite quotes, sayings, and lyrics about a wide
range of subjects.
They are listed in no particular order, with known credits given.
Strange is our situation here upon the earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to define a purpose. - Albert Einstein If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. - Norm Schryer Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand. - James Hetfield Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. - Oscar Levant You could search the world over and never find anyone more deserving of your love than yourself. - Buddha My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein If the Aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of western civilization would presumably flunk it. - Stanley Garn Picture a bright blue ball, just spinning, spinnin free, Dizzy with eternity. Paint it with a skin of sky, brush in some clouds and sea; call it home for you and me. A peaceful place, or so it looks from space, a closer look reveals the human race. Full of hope, full of grace is the human face; but afraid - we may lay our home to waste. - John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead - Throwing Stones) I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr What luck for rulers that men do not think. - Adolf Hitler Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. -Henry O. Dormann Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearance of magic. - Arthur C Clarke Anyone can hate. it costs to love. - John Williamson Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. - Ashley Montague Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Salvor Hardin Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression. - Thomas Paine Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. - George Bernard Shaw You're never too old to become younger. - Mae West The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' - Isaac Asimov Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things, you just get used to them. - John von Neumann Machines should work. People should think. - IBM slogan, late '60s Television is like a really, really good screen saver. - Bill Machrone Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. - Edsger W. Dijkstra Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Abraham Lincoln I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob called "brightness", but it doesn't work. - Gallagher There is a difference between information and experience, I prefer the latter. - John Perry Barlow We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. - Ancient Indian Proverb Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored. - Cliff Burton At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer. - Tom Gibb Religion is a subject on which I have ever been most scrupulously reserved. I have considered it as a matter between every man and his Maker in which no other, and far less the public, had a right to intermeddle. - Thomas Jefferson Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker If you don't know what your program is supposed to do, you'd better not start writing it. - Edsger W. Dijkstra The following two statements are usually both true: There's not enough documentation. There's too much documentation. - Larry Wall I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. - Ralph Nader Truth is not determined by majority vote. - Doug Gwyn I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein Not all who wander are lost. - JRR Tolkien Don't leave your happiness to fate. - Dave Pelzer I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people. - Doc Watson Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to God alone. - Thomas Jefferson The things that money can buy are not of great value. - Bert Jamison I can not tell you who God is, or what God is. But I am not concerned about that because neither can any one else. All I can really tell you is how I've experianced God. - John Shelby Spong Quiet people aren't the only ones who don't say much. Our society is only as free as the least free among us. - Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation. - James Madison If I have seen farther than others, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton It does not require many words to speak the truth. - Chief Joseph You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them. - Malcolm Forbes You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. - H. H. Williams On a paper submitted by a physicist colleague: 'This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.' - Wolfgang Pauli Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. - H. L. Mencken There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions. - Albert Einstein That which does not kill me, makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche Putting a bunch of people to work on the same problem doesn't make them a team. - Weinberg The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties. - Thomas Jefferson With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon. - Albert Einstein Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers The best things in life are not things. If God has created the world, his primary worry was not to make its understanding easy for us. - Albert Einstein Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. - Bill Vaughan A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. - Adlai Stevenson The Creator gathered all of creation and said, 'I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.' The eagle said, 'Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.' The Creator said, 'No one day they will go there and find it.' The salmon said, 'I will hide it on the bottom of the ocean.' 'No, they will go there too.' The buffalo said, 'I will bury it on the great plains.' The Creator said, 'They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it.' Then Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said: 'Put it inside them.' And the Creator said, 'It is done.' - Sioux Legend A wish is a desire without an attempt. 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 Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery We are more troubled by the few who have more than by the many who have less. - Excerpt from a First United Methodist prayer Yes, Perl is Y2K compliant. You can, of course, write buggy programs in Perl, but that's not Perl's problem. - Larry Wall Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. - Bob Dylan (My Back Pages) We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't. - Frank A. Clark The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life. - William James Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. - Jon Postel, on network protocols and life The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes. Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein If everything's under control, you're going too slow. - Mario Andretti An eye for an eye would leave the whole world blind. - Gandhi ...so take the photographs and still frames in your mind, hang them on a shelf in good health and good time. ... I hope you had the time of your life. - Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day - Good Riddance) We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. - Thomas Jefferson Your religious calling was written on plates of stone by the flaming finger of an angry God. Our religion was established by the traditions of our ancestors, the dreams of our elders that are given to them in the silent hours of night by the Great Spirit. - Chief White Cloud Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. - Frank Zappa The problem with this world is that the stupid are so sure and the wise so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell A year spent in Artificial Intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. - Alan Perlis That Government which Governs the Least, Governs Best. - Thomas Jefferson I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. - Benjamin FranklinLast Updated 12/23/2001 - Anthony's Home Page