Monday, December 25, 2006

25 Great Quotes

25. If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

-- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)

24. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

23. Music is the pleasure that the human soul encoutners from counting without knowing that it is counting.

-- Leibniz

22. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

-- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

21. When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.

-- Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536)

20. It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

-- Epictetus (c.55-c.135)

19. He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

18. As I would not be a slave, so I will not be a master.

-- Abraham Lincoln

17. No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

-- John Donne (1572-1631), Meditation XVII

16. If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

-- Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

15. My Country, right or wrong" is a thing no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober

-- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

14. This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not be false to any man.

-- Shakespeare.

13. The gods are amused when the busy river condemns the idle clouds

-- Rabindranath Tagore

12. Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

-- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

11. Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

-- William Pitt (1759-1806)

10. Pain shared is lessened, joy shared, increased

-- Spider Robinson

9. The good old days. I was there. Where was they?

-- Moms Mabley 1894-1975

8. All models are wrong but some are useful.

-- George Box

7. The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."

-- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

6. That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.

-- Hillel

5. If I am not for myself, who is for me?
If I am for myself alone, what am I?
If not now, when?

-- Hillel

4. Those who would give up a little freedom to get a little security shall soon have neither

-- Benjamin Franklin

3. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let each man march to his own rhythm, however measured, or far away

-- H. D. Thoreau

2. There is nothing so horrible in nature as to see a beautiful theory murdered by an ugly gang of facts.

-- Benjamin Franklin

1. Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we all ought to be worried abut our own souls, and other people's bellies.

-- Rabbi Israel Salanter 1810-1883



Topher Hall said...

I especially liked #4, #10, and #13.

YourMove said...

A couple favorite musical quotes.

“I didn’t write this, I just let the pen move by itself.”
- Gift of Gab

“God writes these rhymes through me, I just listen to them.”
-Gift of Gab

Jordan said...

:'( Touching sir... lol... How's shit?
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EA said...

you converting to judaism?

keonip said...

wow these are much more than just great quotes these are knowlege of life. thank you for sharring yourmove those are also very inspiring, very true. keep on living it up lee ,your very smart, your amazing. i love you man. see you soon