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My favorite quotes...

...in no particular order.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
-George Bernard Shaw



Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
-Albert Einstein



"You can sugar-coat a poison pill, but it'll still kill you. By the way, let me know if you want to go that way."
-Dale Gribble, on King of the Hill



"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."
-Ronald Reagan



"Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies."
-C.S. Lewis



"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
- James D. Nicoll



"It is hard to believe a man is telling you the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place."
- H. L. Mencken


"A man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe."
-Euripides


"When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him."
-Jonathan Swift


In a democracy it is necessary that people should learn to endure having their sentiments outraged.
-- Bertrand Russell

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  1. yes...good quotes are collected...I liked them. I also note them in my diary.

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  2. I'm not a nicolas cage fan either, although I thought he was pretty good in Red Rock West.... I can't see myself bothering about a Liberace bio-pic in any case.....

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