Some of my favorite quotes.
Edited 2022-10-03
"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.

"Keresztény jótévősegünkben higyjünk minden emberről jót; pénz-kereskedés, alkotmány dolgából mindenkiről pedig a legrosszabbat". Széchenyi István

"The higher climbs the monkey, the more it shows its ass".  Source 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". Source 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

"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

"Nous n'héritons pas de la terre de nos parents, nous l'empruntons ŕ nos enfants."  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"One has eaten the full meaning of life when willing to plant a tree under which one knows full well that one will never sit." Source unknown, many candidates

"Embrace, extend, and exterminate" Microsoft

And my own, mostly sigs from years past

  • 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, or 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, already within us.
  • Hope is the darkest hour of the night, just before sunrise.
  • Small steps keep us on the path but it's the big ones that move vistas.
  • 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 than be one of these, monkey descendants of man.
  • Artificial Stupidity will never be competitive.
  • The Holy Land is not some dusty shithole spread in the near and never far away enough east, instead it is where the land itself is holy, where agriculture does not bleed and foam at the mouth from chemicals on the altar of multinational leeches but rather flowers as the living manna of human health, dignity, and bliss. 
  • 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 these other cultures a license to live: agriculture. 
  • Sin is the religious word for betraying the source of that miraculous gift we know as life.
  • 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.
  • To leave life with a smile mirroring the gift that it was.
  • The secret of a lasting marriage lies in introductions; whenever I introduce my wife I say: "do meet my better half, my first wife."
  • Either you get on top of IT, or IT will get on top of you.
  • My answer to EEE: Mondays I boot and update mostly Artix, on Tuesdays Devuan, on Wednesdays Slackware, on Thursdays Leap, on Fridays Tumbleweed, on Saturdays AvLinux and on Sundays Ubuntu-Studio.
  • Back in the day I was using IBM's Boot-Manager and Lilo to boot Windows, Warp or Linux. I even had those two BM's booting one another for a hilarious screensaver. I resent monopolies so now it's seven systems for me, ALL of them Linux.
  • Buying foreign is an expense, buying domestic is an investment.
  • Oh Lord of the Keyrings on high, have I got bad news for you: the word trust is nowhere to be found in my security dictionary.
  • My dear mother, bless her soul, was more catholic than the pope. Once when I took a girlfriend home for supper I made the mistake of bragging that she was a dancer. Mother just stared at the poor thing for ten minutes before I suddenly remembered we were late for a movie. Dad, he compensated. One morning as I staggered out of my room with a hangover he pulled me aside quietly: "what is THAT in your bed, would you like me to take her home for you?"
  • I wuz against eugenics until I discovered the race of googlegoonies (
  • Few people really understand why the hindlick maneuver just plain works.
  • Internationalism is the opposite of globalism; the former recognizes diversity, the latter seeks to be a melting-pot.
© Kalman Attila Feher