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Morality / Philosophy

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

(Aldous Huxley, source: Wikiquote, posted 04/05/07)

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.

(Aldous Huxley, Island, posted 04/05/07)

The trouble with that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.

(Aldous Huxley, The Genius and the Goddess, posted 04/05/07)

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

(Aldous Huxley, "Distractions I", posted 04/05/07)

Non quia difficilia sunt, non audemus, sed quia non audemus, difficilia sunt.

(It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare, that things are difficult.)
(Seneca, epistulae morales 104, 26, posted 01/29/05)

It's not about what happened but how you react.

(tee-shirt, posted 08/27/99)

Cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am).

(Decartes, posted 08/27/99)

Non cogitant ergo non sunt (They don't think therefore they aren't).

(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, posted 08/27/99)

Kindness begets kindness.

(Greek Proverb, source:, posted 09/10/99)

There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars: from a distance.

(Victor Hugo, source:, posted 09/10/99)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

(Oscar Wilde, source:, posted 09/10/99)

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive, anyway.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 08/27/99)

Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.

(Unknown, source: Laugh-a-Lot, posted 09/18/99)

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.

(Henrik Ibsen, source:, posted 09/26/99)

If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing.

(Anatole France, source:, posted 09/27/99)

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational.

(Anatole France, source:, posted 09/27/99)

Everyman has a sane spot somewhere.

(Robert Louis Stevenson, source:, posted 09/27/99)

Never argue at the dinner table, for the who one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.

(Richard Whately, source:, posted 09/28/99)

Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it politic? Vanity asks the question: Is it popular? But Conscience asks the question: Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must make it because his conscience tells him that it is right....

(Martin Luther King, Jr., posted 12/21/01)

History / Knowledge

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.

(Samuel Butler, source:, posted 09/10/99)

History: An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.

(Ambrose Pierce, source:, posted 09/10/99)

To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.

(Ambrose Pierce, source:, posted 09/10/99)

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

(Anatole France, source:, posted 09/10/99)

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.

(Benjamin Franklin, source:, posted 09/13/99)

Mistakes are their own instructors.

(Horace, source:, posted 09/13/99)

The chief knowledge that man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.

(H.L. Mencken, source:, posted 09/13/99)

Refusing to have an opinion is a way of having one, isn't it?

(Luigi Pirandello, source:, posted 10/06/99)

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.

(John Stuart Mill, source:, posted 10/06/99)

The mark of the man of the world is the absence of pretension.

(Ralph Waldo Emerson, source:, posted 10/06/99)

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."

(Robert Frost), posted 12/21/01

A Short Guide to Comparative Religions
Source: tee-shirt, posted 08/27/99

Taoism: Shit happens.
Buddhism: If shit happens, it's not really shit.
Islam: If shit happens, it's the will of Allah.
Protestantism: Shit happens because you don't work hard enough.
Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us?
Hinduism: This shit happened before.
Catholicism: Shit happens because you're bad.
Hare Krishna: Shit happens rama rama.
TV Evangelism: Send more shit.
Atheism: No shit.
Jehova's Witness: Knock knock, shit happens.
Hedonism: There's nothing like a good shit happening.
Christian Science: Shit happens in your mind.
Agnosticism: Maybe shit happens, maybe it doesn't.
Existencialism: What is shit anyway?
Stoicism: This shit doesn't bother me.
Rastafarianism: Let's smoke this shit.

Miscellaneous Quotes

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 08/27/99)

People are always available for work in the past tense.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 08/27/99)

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.

(Humphrey Bogart, source:, posted 09/10/99)

A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.

(Anatole France, source:, posted 09/10/99)

I don't know jokes; I just watch the government and report the facts.

(Will Rogers, source:, posted 09/10/99)

My way of joking is telling the truth; that is the funniest joke in the world.

(George Bernard Shaw, source:, posted 09/10/99)

When women kiss it always reminds me of prize fighters shaking hands.

(H.L.Mencken, source:, posted 09/10/99)

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

(Anthony Burgess, source: Laugh-a-Lot, posted 09/10/99)

Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?

(source: Jokes4U, posted 09/18/99)

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

(Charles F. Kettering, source:, posted 10/05/99)

One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.

(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, source:, posted 10/05/99)

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 10/06/99)

Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 10/06/99)

Disneyland: A people trap operated by a mouse.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 10/06/99)

The best way to save face is to keep the lower part shut.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 10/06/99)

Sooner or later, EVERYONE stops smoking.

(source: Jokes4U, posted 10/06/99)

further quotes will be added when I feel like it

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