All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
"A little nonsense every now and then is relished by the wisest of men"Wonka
Anything of Mark Twain's
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
H. L. Mencken
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable."
(you guessed it) H. L. Mencken
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
also H. L. Mencken
"i had a dream"
.............. martin luther king
respect, from robbie
Anything is possible
"Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers" - Pi
"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee" - Nietzsche
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is income tax" - Albert Einstein
"That's not right. It's not even wrong" - Wolfgang Pauli
[after Bashir tells the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf]
Bashir: "The point is, if you lie all the time, nobody's going to believe you, even when you're telling the truth."
Garak: "Are you sure that's the point, doctor?"
Bashir: "Of course. What else could it be?"
Garak: "That you should never tell the same lie twice."
- Star Trek Deep Space Nine
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to be sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all entanglements, Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, it will change. It will not be broken;it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.To love is to be vulnerable.-C.S. Lewis
Lately, I've come to find out that just about every good quote on can actually be found in the Talmud worded just a little differently. My status quote is old cowboy wisdom, but is also found in the Talmud.
"“If one man says to thee, ''Thou art a donkey',' pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle.”
One of my recent favorites - "To preserve our peace of mind, animals die more shallowly: they aren't deceased, they're dead. They leave behind, we'd like to think, less feeling and less of the world, departing, we suppose, from a stage less tragic" - excerpt from Wislawa Szymborska's poem "Seen From Above." It's a great poem.
I pretty much love all of Li Ching Chao's poem Hopelessness.
If you live like a sheep you will die like a sheep and death will be your shepherd
witnessing dogs ooze a lot than struggling dogs..