Quotable Quotes

I have a certain fondness for a good quote, and will endeavour to post many on the “Quote of the Day” on the homepage.

Here I will list all those quotes used as previous quotes of the day.

Readers are plentiful, thinkers are rare“- Harriet Martineau 1802- 1876

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever“- Napoleon Bonaparte 1769- 1821

What worries you masters you” – Haddon W. Robinson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t” – Erica Jong

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it” – Garrison Keillor

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen” – Albert Einstein 1879-1955

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana 1863-1952

Insanity in individuals is something rare- but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule” – Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

Men make their own history but they do not know they are making it” – Karl Marx 1818-1883

The First World War was idiotic. It started out idiotic and it stayed idiotic. It was damned silly, all of it.” – Alfred Finnigan 1896-2005

If little else, the brain is an educational toy” – Tim Robbins 1936-

The whole problem can be stated by quite simply asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer would be ‘yes’.

And ‘can you state in so many words what that meaning is?’ My answer to that would be ‘no’.” – Aaron Copland 1900-1990

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad” – Bob Edwards

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die” – Mel Brooks 1926-

I am extraordinarily patient, providing I get my own way in the end” – Margaret Thatcher 1925-

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1842

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence” – Henrik Tikkanen

“What’s the use of a good quotation if you can’t change it?” – Dr Who

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered” – Nelson Mandela (1918 – )

“It is by acts and not ideas that people live”Anatole France (1861-1947)

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not”Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 -1832)

“Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.”Lenore Hershey

3 responses

13 03 2008
brigidjones

what, no phil?

13 03 2008
Luke_D

When did Phil ever say *anything* as deep as any of the above?

29 03 2008
brigidjones

“I could lay an egg, if I really put my mind to it” – Blaen, 2008

Challenging our perceptions of plausability, the role of rights vs reality, and Phil.

Meaning: you can do anything, if you really put your mind to it…

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