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Never My Silence

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence." - Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.) I disagree entirely with this. If a friend is doing something stupid, your silence can condemn them to a life of shit. If you fail to speak up, innocent people can be hurt, imprisoned, etc.

Comfortable to be Mad

"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts." - G. B. Burgin Being mad for a good reason is perfectly fine, too. 😉

Three Stages of Truth

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Solving Complex Problems

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Friday bank card yours got stuck I loaned you a phone quarter, said "Good luck" Where are you now?

True Measure of a Man

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) I could do better at this. A LOT better at this. Unfortunately, I still think most people are stupid, even if they can do me good.

World is an Enigma

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth." - Umberto Eco

Had a Wonderful Time

"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Better to Remain Silent

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact." - George Eliot (1819-1880)

Have Not Failed

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Improved by Death

"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death." - H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916) So mean.

How and Hell

These two go together nicely: "If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) "He who has a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'." - unknown

Talent vs. Genius

"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must." - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Getting Rid of Temptation

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) I completely disagree. I've been tempted, and I can logically rationalize it away.

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