In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

— Albert Einstein

The trouble with the World is that the stupid

are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt— Bertrand Russell

If you cannot convince them,
confuse them

— Harry S Truman

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.

— Winston Churchill

Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in
the universe and he will believe you.
Tell him a park bench has wet paint on it and
he will have to touch it to be certain.
— Pablo Picasso

You got to know the rules
before you can break ’em.
Otherwise, it’s no fun.

— Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
— Mark Twain


In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are
useless, but planning is indispensable.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower


The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
— Fiedrich Hegel
The best argument against democracy
is a five-minute conversation with the average voter
— Winston Churchill .
My opinions may have changed,
but not the fact that I am right.

— Ashleigh Brilliant
If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
— Anatole France
First Law of Bicycling:
No matter where you’re going, it’s uphill and against the wind.

A genius becomes an idiot when he tries to convince a fool

Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind
— John F Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names
— John F Kennedy

Albert Einstein – attributed:

If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will
claim me as a German and France will say I am a man of the world. If it’s proven wrong, France will say I am a German and Germany will say I am a Jew.


No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong


In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Not everything that counts can be counted,

and not everything that can be counted counts


The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all.


What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the Old One. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice.

… science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind  …

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
— Friedrich Nietzsche


I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
— E. V. Lucas

In the first place God made idiots; that was for practice; then he made school boards.
— Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
— Mark Twain

Lying increases the creative faculties,
expands the ego, and lessens
the frictions of social contacts.
Clare Booth Luce

There’s a fine line between fishing
and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
 Steven Wright


Attributed to John Heywood (1497 – 1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A cat may look at a king
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A pig in a poke
A rolling stone gathers no moss
All fingers and thumbs
All’s well that ends well
An ill wind
As mad as a March hare
Beggars can’t be choosers
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
Don’t put the cart before the horse
Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted
Enough is as good as a feast
Enough is enough
Even a worm will turn
Fair exchange is no robbery
Half a loaf is better than no bread
Haste makes waste
Let sleeping dogs lie
Look before you leap
It’s an ill wind that blows no man good
Know which side your bread is buttered
Make hay while the sun shines
More haste, less speed
Neither fish nor flesh, nor good red herring
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Little pitchers have big ears
Out of sight, out of mind
Rob Peter to pay Paul
Rome wasn’t built in a day
The fat is in the fire
The hair of the dog
The more the merrier
The shoemaker always wears the worst shoes
There’s no fool like an old fool
Two heads are better than one
Worse for wear
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
You can’t have your cake and eat it too
You can’t hold with the hare and run with the hounds
You can’t see the wood for the trees

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