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Misc. Sayings, Quotes, & Aphorisms III

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

Today I felt it pass over me, a breath of wind, from the wings of madness. -- Charles Baudelaire

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. -- Friedrich Nietzsche (?)

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. -- Aristotle (?)

I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts. -- G.B. Burgin

Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God. -- Mark Twain

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -- Calvin Coolidge

Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting o'er lost day.
'What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
-- Goethe, Fauste (trans. William Murray?)

Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man. -- Napoleon Bonaparte, Maxims

Everybody has something to conceal. -- Humphrey Bogart

Go slowly to the entertainments of thy friends, but quickly to their misfortunes. -- Chilo

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal

The facts, although they may be interesting, are irrelevant.

A thief recognises a thief and a wolf a wolf. (Furem fur cognoscit et lupum lupus.)

If only you had a personality instead of an attitude.

Happiness is merely the remission of pain.

"Life and death are seldom logical." "But attaining a desired goal always is." -- McCoy and Spock, The Galileo Seven, stardate 2821.7

Ah! Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or, having it, is satisfied? -- W. M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it. --W. C. Fields

When in doubt, follow your heart.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

What use is magic if it can't save a unicorn? -- Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They've just learned to hide in the trees.

The world needs more people like us and fewer like them.

Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth. -- Benjamin Disraeli

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. -- Lao Tsu (?)

If you treat him like a janitor, he will treat you like the piece of shit you are, and he will think it's funny, and it is. -- Bingo

You don't become a failure until you're satisfied with being one.

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. -- C.G. Jung

Learn the rules, then break some.

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. -- Henry David Thoreau

One event makes another. What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens; and time can only prove which is most for our advantage. -- Benjamin Disraeli

I am the wandering glitch - catch me if you can.

The world is filled with stupid people, and I'm one of them.

There is always something new coming out of Africa. -- Aristotle, Natural History

There are ten or twenty basic truths, and life is the process of discovering them over and over and over. -- David Nichols

A certain amount of opposition is a help, not a hindrance. Kites rise against the wind, not with it.

Man did not weave the web of life;
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
-- Ted Perry, screenwriter for Home (sometimes misattributed to Chief Seattle)

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