Friday, October 30, 2009

Just some quotes

I keep a list of good quotes I come across that relate to various subjects.  I thought I'd post some of them here today.  There's no single topic covered here, these are just random, 'good' quotes.

[Note: Some of these quotes may be paraphrased.]

-If the Bible is true, the time is coming when men shall travel at 50 miles an hour. -Sir Isaac Newton

-You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? -Confucius

-Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car. - Laurence J. Peter

-In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a brave and scarce man, hated and scorned. When the cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. -Mark Twain

-Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. -a Knights Hospitaller, from the movie Kingdom of Heaven

-Tolerance And Apathy Are The Last Virtues Of A Dying Society -Aristotle

-So little trouble do men take in the search after truth, so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand. - Thucydides

-God is not the author of confusion. - Paul of Tarsus (1 Corinthians 14:33)

-If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. -Jesus Christ (John 15:18)

-The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield. – George Orwell

-Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. - Ecclesiates 9:12

-There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. - Mahatma Gandhi

-The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject. -Marcus Aurelius

-A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. -Proverbs 12:16

-Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me that we may be as one. -Ute

-Human knowledge must be understood to be believed. Divine knowledge must be believed to be understood. -attributed to Blaise Pascal (I'm not sure if Pascal really said this, but I thought it sounded good regardless of who said it.)

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