Good Quotes

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Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:26 am

Whether humorous or serious, I think we all enjoy a good quote. So, here’s a place to share new ones you come across or old favorites.
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Here is one that I came across today, but which is also an old favorite that I hadn’t thought about for some time:
<2011 “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius had its limits.”—Albert Einstein, found in The Week, 11 November, page 19>
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Ken – November 7, 2011
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:45 pm

Closely related is 'Murphy's Second Corollary':

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:44 am

<2011 “In an apparent response to the perceived superiority of the Sputnik-launching Soviets, U.S. school curricula were revamped to boost science literacy. New textbooks highlighted evolution as a unifying biological principle. By the 1960s a ‘creation science’ movement was in full swing; it has since morphed into the ‘intelligent design’ movement. Ongoing debate reveals that denial of Darwin’s ideas doesn’t die; it just evolves.”—Elizabeth Quill in Science News, 24 September, page 32>
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Ken – November 16, 2011
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Post by LedNick » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:43 pm

Edwin F Ashworth wrote:Closely related is 'Murphy's Second Corollary':

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
Nice one
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:08 am

I wasn't looking for this, but it's in the same area as Ken's last:

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”

― G.K. Chesterton
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:47 am

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And from the other side of the aisle we have:

“Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.”―Ashley Montagu (1905-1999), British-American anthropologist

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Ken – December 8, 2011
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:34 am

Woodrow Wilson advised, "Never murder a man who's committing suicide".

So far, so good.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:36 pm

Like a lake, wisdom is deepest in the middle.

A coconut is not chewed in a day.

Stupidity is a man's most reliable teacher.

He who surfs a tsunami enjoys some unparalleled scenic opportunities.
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Post by trolley » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:03 pm

I felt sorry because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet...and I thought "Hey, I'll bet he's got some old shoes he doesn't need."

Steven Wright
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:52 pm

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Here is the York Times Quotation of the Day for today:
<2011 “‘If I want to see my fifth cousin's second baby, I'll call them.’ Erika Gable, a 29-year-old in Brooklyn who has chosen not to join Facebook.”—New York Times, 14 December>
My sentiments exactly. But then, I’m not much of a social networker. (>:)
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Ken – December 14, 2011
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:16 pm

You're not much of a social networker!

I didn't even know Erika Gable's fifth cousin had a second baby.
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Post by trolley » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:30 pm

I got that text message hours ago! Like, OMG. I thought you guys were supposed to be so smart!
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Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:40 pm

I'll presume to answer for Ken too - we don't need your suppositories, thank you.
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:53 pm

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“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. THAT’s relativity.”—Albert Enstein (1879-1955)
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Ken – December 20, 2011
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:10 pm

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In an interesting article in the December 25th issue of Newsweek titled ‘Back to the Beginning,’ renowned astrophysicist and cosmologist Martin Rees (1942–aa) used the following two quotes, the first of which I was familiar with and the second of which I wasn’t:
The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is incomprehensible.—Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

Eternity is very long, especially toward the end.—Woody Allen (1935–aa)
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Ken – December 28, 2011
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