"Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety."
"There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
- Galileo Galilei
"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age."
- Professor Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the Government and I'm here to help.'"
- Ronald Reagan
"Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It's about saying NO to all but the most crucial features."
- Steve Jobs
"God is great, beer is good... and people are crazy."
- Billy Currington
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
- Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
- The Declaration of Independence
"The Internet used to be a university. Then it became a shopping mall. But now, it's a war zone."
- Ed Borasky
"Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage."
- Winston Churchill
"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."
- George Washington
"No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back."
- Turkish Proverb
"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration."
- Hillary Clinton (2003)
"You can't save the Earth unless you're willing to make other people sacrifice."
- Dogbert, The Green Consultant
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely 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. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
- C.S. Lewis
"That's what's cool about working with computers. They don't argue, they remember everything and they don't drink all your beer."
- Paul Leary
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts."
- William Shakespeare
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
- Winston Churchill
"There comes a time when you look into the mirror, and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. Then you accept it, or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking into mirrors."
- Tennessee Williams
"He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart's shell upon it."
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
"No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat."
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian."
- Dennis Wholey
"Some people say that I must be a terrible person, but it's not true. I have the heart of a young boy in a jar on my desk."
- Stephen King
"I've heard some drivers saying,
We're going too fast at Charlotte, we're going too fast here. Get the hell home. If you're not a race car driver and not a racer, stay home. Don't come here and grumble about going too fast. Get out of the race car if you've got feathers on your legs or butt. Put a kerosene rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up there and eat your candy ass."
- Dale Earnhardt
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying."
- Woody Allen
"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
- Eddie Rickenbacker
"As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you're rotting."
- Ray Kroc
"I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball."
- Gerald Early
"The difference between speaking a commitment and living it is the difference between eating the menu and eating the meal."
- David Gerrold
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure."
- Mark Twain
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
"I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together."
- Charles Dickens
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as a destroyer of liberty."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise."
- Welsh Proverb
"One must be as humble as the dust before he can discover truth. "
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. "
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in a hospital, dying of nothing. "
- Redd Foxx
"Dear Lord: The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won't ask for anything more. If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal. In gratitude, I present you this offering of cookies and milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. Thy will be done."
- Homer Simpson
"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box."
- Italian proverb
"Think often of the bond that unites all things in the universe, and their dependence on one another. All are, as it were, interwoven, and in consequence linked in mutual affection."
- Marcus Aurelius
"Our luck is so bad, even our pet duck drowned."
- AJ Foyt
"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul."
- Carl Jung
"Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making."
- John Milton
"To myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
- Isaac Newton
"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility."
- Sigmund Freud
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
- Mark Twain
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: The hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."
- Thomas Jefferson
"REMINDER: No amount of planning, hard work, intelligence, cunning or shrewdness will ever replace blind, stupid luck."
- Ig Vella
"T'was a woman that led me down the road to drink. I never wrote to thank her."
- W.C. Fields
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
- Frank Herbert, Dune
"Give me liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
- John Milton
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C Clark
"Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy."
- Albanian Proverb