Some of my favorite quotes.
Edited 2021-01-01
 
"The saddest sight, next to a battlefield lost, is a battlefield won" (actually: "Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won".)  Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, in a dispatch from Waterloo, 1815.

"1+1=3 with unusually large values of 1".   Math, seen as a sig on net.

"The higher climbs the monkey, the more it shows its ass".  Uncertain, several candidates.

"Morality is above the law, and we must never forget this". Alexandr Soltsynitsin

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed". Albert Einstein

"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it's yours; if it doesn't, it never was". Unknown

"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue".  Barry Goldwater

"The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly". Friedrich Nietzsche

"Peace is better than war; in peace the sons bury their fathers, in wars the fathers their sons". Croesus

"Show me your cemeteries, I will know who you are", Benjamin Franklin {actually "Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have", "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead..." William Gladstone}.

"Computers are useless, they can only give you answers!"  Pablo Picasso

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions".  Justice William O. Douglas

"The more we proceed, the more we lead." Eric Laffoon


And my own :-)

  • Who, has loved us more?
  • War is the school of peace.
  • Heaven is the butterfly that the caterpillar cannot imagine, much less aspire to become. Heaven may be any one of countless and timeless instants from which everyone is always on vacation to strange places like today. Jesus tried to tell us that it is here, now, today, within us.
  • Hope is the darkest hour of the night, just before sunrise.
  • Ain't but five things in life worth fighting for, namely these four: sex, loot, and the freedom to pursue high ideals!
  • Fender have made the world's greatest electric guitars, but they've not yet managed a Stratovarius.
  • Standing proudly in the dark, I used to know nothing; now kneeling in the light, I know a little less.
  • There is but one ultimately effective exponent: it is the power of Good.
  • If DIY were a religion, hmmm  ...I just made it one.
  • Anonymity is the sole reliable witness of real society, be the image good or bad, and of free speech, two things without which the truth cannot be known but the intent of those opposing them can.
  • I can only shake my head in disbelief whenever I hear creationists arguing with evolutionists.  I'd sooner be a man descendant of a monkey possibly created by a Creator then be one of these, monkey descendants of man.
  • Artificial Stupidity will never be competitive
  • There is an ancient culture that few give credit to yet it is the one that all other cultures rose from, it is the one that gave mankind and all of them a license to live: agriculture. 
  • Sin is the religious word for betrayal.
  • Stars are candles in the forest. They are part of what we see in the universe; the other parts are the trees that may prevent us from seeing either.
  • Forever is a circle.
  • Heaven, was never a democracy.
  • So far as we can perceive the universe is an event-based mechanism, far from denying virtually limitless possibilities, we should nonetheless remember that by limitation all else that we attribute is the product of our mind.
Kalman Attila Feher