Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Some quotes that I've stumbled upon recently:
Where can a dead man go
a question with an answer only dead men know
but I'm gonna bet they never feel at home
if they spent a lifetime learning how to live in Rome
-Chris Thile

In the darkness, men can shine flashlights on a sundial and make it tell any time they want. But only the sun tells the true time.
-Randy Alcorn

The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
-Albert Eintstein

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
-John Locke

For he that thinks that absolute power purifies men's blood, and corrects the baseness of human nature, need read but the history of this or any other age, to be convinced of the contrary.
-John Locke

Whatever each man can separately do, without trespassing upon others, he has a right to do for himself; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which society, with all its combinations of skill and force, can do in his favor. In this partnership all men have equal rights, but not to equal things. He that has but five shillings in the partnership has as good a right to it as he that has five hundred pounds has to his larger proportion. But he has not a right to an equal dividend in the product of the joint stock.
-Edmund Burke

It is an undeniable privilege of every man to prove himself right in the thesis that the world is his enemy; for if he reiterates it frequently enough and makes it the background of his conduct he is bound eventually to be right.
-George Kennan

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.

And some interesting perspectives on what I'm headed toward now (thanks Jackie):
What hath night to do with sleep?
-John Milton

I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use.
-Fran Lebowitz
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Blogger Joshua said...

What hath sleep to do with a college student?
-Joshua Stewardson (at 6:35am in an all-nighter writing about postmodernism and how the Christian Church should handle it with 6 pages still to write and a class in less than 2 hours...yippee ;)

4:38 AM, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Gloria said...

I like that last one. Even though I'm not getting a whole lot of sleep right now. And I'm not even in college. How do you guys do it?

9:51 PM, April 27, 2006  
Blogger Crystal said...

I love quotes and these were some good ones. I really like the one about the difference between genius and stupidity! Thanks for sharing these.

10:50 AM, April 28, 2006  

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