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- We can never solve our significant problems from the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problems. - Albert Einstein

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman

Human beings and their actions constitute the advancing front, the surging crest of an ongoing movement that never stops. - Corliss Lamont

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. - Niels Bohr

Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it. - Lao Tzu

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid." Friedrich Nietzsche

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. Niels Bohr

I don't do drugs. I am drugs. Salvador Dali

"In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take." -Adlai Stevenson

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. C. S. Lewis

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life. Ernest Renan

Viam inveniam aut faciam.

"For others do I wait...for higher ones, stronger ones, more triumphant ones, merrier ones..." -Nietzsche

We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. Richard P. Feynman

There seems no plan because it is all plan there seems no centre because it is all centre. CS Lewis

“When it comes time to die, make sure all you have to do is die.” Jim Elliot

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr

The words of truth are always paradoxical. Lao Tzu

If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly. Alan Watts

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” C. S. Lewis

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die. Salvador Dali

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Lao Tzu

You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind? Freeman Dyson

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. Oscar Wilde

The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
Freeman Dyson

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy. Immanuel Kant

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Sponges grow in the ocean. This bothers me. How deep would it be if they didn’t? - Steven Wright

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. C. S. Lewis

But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is. Alan Watts

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. Jean-Paul Sartre

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. Friedrich Nietzsche

Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. Freeman Dyson

A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless. Simone Weil

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. Alan Watts

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. Pablo Picasso

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. Immanuel Kant

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Fri 7 Feb, 2020 02:34 pm - There aren't many "anti-immigration" conservatives. There are plenty who are anti-illegal immigration but those are two very distinct things despite what progressives want to push. (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 01:09 pm - Go Bernie!!! (Please win Bernie...please!!!!) He won't of course, because before that happens, Michelle Obama will enter the race. (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 01:07 pm - [quote="RABEL222"] Unlike you his intelligence is apparent. And he doesn't brag about it like you and Ollie. [/quote] What??? :D :D (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 01:05 pm - [quote="farmerman"] I understand, you dont wish your mother tongue to be disclosed. Smart thinking pinky. [/quote] I don't agree with you...YOU MUST BE A RUSSIAN ASSET!... (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 12:59 pm - [quote="glitterbag"] Sorry, did you lose your job? [/quote] The funny thing with this is that I have been retired for the last two years or so and I post far less frequently than you... (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 12:56 pm - That message is a lie of course. Even you must know that. Unless he dies or appears on TV shitting his diapers he would seek a second term, if only because of the legion of flunkies who will... (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 12:53 pm - [quote="blatham"] You oughta write lyrics for Disney films. [/quote] And you oughta take your preening self-regard down a notch or two, or venture out to a real field of rhetorical... (view)
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 12:46 pm - Well then he shouldn't be taking credit for decisions he didn't make...and he is. (view)
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