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14 years Ago

Morality

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“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo”

H. G. Wells

15 years Ago

The difference between American and Europeans

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“Americans think 100 years is a long time; Europeans think 100 miles is a long way”

From Data to Music

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No, I’m sorry, but that’s way too much *data* by 87C751 (Plastic):

“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”

- Clifford Stoll & Gary Schubert

Yes, and before someone chides me…

“…Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.”

- Frank Zappa

Barry Goldwater

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“Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.”

The Usual Suspects

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“The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”
Verbal Kint

Kafka

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“There is hope… but not for us.”

Kafka

Quotes from Truman and Gandhi

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“The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.”

- Harry Truman

“I think it would be a good idea.”

- Mahatma Gandhi (when asked what he thought of Western civilization)

Oscar Wilde

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The story is probably apocryphal, but it is said that Wilde was at a dinner party seated next to a young woman. He said, “I’ve recently come into a small bequest of 40,000 pounds which I do not need. I have, alas, never had sex with a woman. If I were to give you the bequest, would you have sex with me?”

She responded, “Yes, Mr. Wilde, I would.”

“Well, will you do it for 2 pounds?”

“Mr. Wilde, what do you take me for?”

“Oh, we know what you are. Now we are simply haggling over the price.”

Kids

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Kids are like a hangover; they’re the punishment you get for having fun.

16 years Ago

Altruism is a myth

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Beware of those who believe in altruism. It’s a quick step from believing it may exist, to seeing it everywhere, to believing yourself capable of it. If you think you are being altruistic, you have more than likely failed to examine your own motives properly.

Misc. Quotes

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There are only 10 kinds of people in this world… those who understand binary and those who don’t.

Arguing on the Internet is like running a race in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you’re still a retard.

17 years Ago

Frederick Douglass Freedom quote

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“Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of the progress of human history shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of struggle. […] If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning, they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral... [More]”
Frederick Douglass on 1857

America’s Goal

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“Our overriding purpose, from the beginning through to the present day, has been world domination − that is, to build and maintain the capacity to coerce everybody else on the planet: nonviolently, if possible; and violently, if necessary. But the purpose of US foreign policy domination is not just to make the rest of the world jump through hoops; the purpose is to facilitate our exploitation of resources.”
- Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General

George Orwell quote

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“If you want a picture of the future—just imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.”

TV

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Lifted from Network (IMDB).

“You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here, you’re beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion.”
“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are... [More]”

18 years Ago

Neal Stephenson Quote

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If you don’t like having choices made for you, you should start making your own. − Neal Stephenson