Quotes

Here I’ll add various quotes I find interesting allong the way. Right now there ain’t much coming to mind though…

“Idealism is what precedes experience, cynicism is what follows.” Davit T. Wolf

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” no idea who said this first

“What do you think of Western Civilization? – I think it would be a good idea!” Gandhi

“[…]Violence doesn’t solve anything. – […]I wonder what the founding fathers of Hiroshima would say to that.” R.A. HeinleinStarship Troopers

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” – John Stuart Mill

“If your tank is out of fuel, you become a pillbox. If you’re out of ammunition you become a bunker. Out of hope, you become a hero.” – S.M. SterlingThe Stone Dogs

“Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.” – Jean Rostand

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” – George F. Will

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” – William CongreveThe Mourning Bride (1697)

“Great minds discuss ideas, average people discuss events, small minds talk about others…” – Night Stalker (a lady that went with motorbike during nights and took photographs of the Tchernobyl nuclear plant just after it’s explosion.)

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” – Douglas Adams

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