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Even a lie is a psychic fact. 

--Carl Jung, (1875-1961)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

--Albert Einstein

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

--Oscar Wilde

Science is nothing but perception.


Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. 

--Mark Twain, (1835-1910)

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.

--Maxim Gorky, author (1868-1936)

No people can be both ignorant and free.

--Thomas Jefferson

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum. 

--Henry Miller, (1891-1980)

Fatigue is the best pillow.

--Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790)

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.

--Arthur C. Clarke

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

-Stephen Jay Gould, (1941-2002)

Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size. 

--Mark Twain, (1835-1910)

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

--Thomas A. Edison

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts--for support rather than for illumination.

--Andrew Lang

I never vote for anyone; I always vote against. 

--W.C. Fields, (1880-1946)

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.


You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

--Jean Jacques Rousseau

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.

--Jessamyn West

It is wrong to encourage a man or a people in evil-doing; it is wrong to aid and abet a national crime simply because it is unpopular not to do so.

- -W. E. B. Du Bois

It seems like the less a statesman amounts to the more he adores the flag.

--Kin Hubbard, humorist (1868-1930)

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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