Even a complete whack-job can be right occasionally. To wit...

... if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler,
more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility
of thinking.

... the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit
destroying the mind.

  • Ayn Rand

"You may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.”

  • Enzo Ferrari

This statement was directed at a man who in response designed and built his own car. His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini.


An old man said "Erasers are made for those who make mistakes." A youth replied "Erasers are made for those who are willing to correct their mistakes."

  • Unknown

The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns,
There are things we know we know,
We also know
There are known unknowns,
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
----Feb. 12, 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defence

I last saw a cartoon where even Donald Duck likes to change his name.


So far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain.
And so far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein in a lecture to the Prussian Academy 1922


“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

  • Theodore Roosevelt

"One day you’re going to appreciate everything I did for you. But I’ll not be with you that day."

  • Anurag Prakash Ray

Edited by happygeek


All the problems we face today in the United States can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.

  • Pat Paulsen

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement; you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods people will eventually catch on.

  • Donald J. Trump (The Art of the Deal)

Edited by Reverend Jim


Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it, "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read, "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.

  • Abraham Lincoln

“The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”

  • Arthur C. Clarke

Edited by Reverend Jim


Half of the U.S. population reads a newspaper. Half of the U.S. population votes. Let’s hope it is the same half.

  • Gore Vidal
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