xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> Famous quotations

Here is my favorite quotations:

Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

-- J. Winter Smith

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

-- Kahlil Gibran

The price of success in philosophy is triviality.

-- C. Glymour.

If a guru falls in the forest with no one to hear him, was he really a guru at all?

-- Strange de Jim, "The Metasexuals"

The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.

-- Francis Bacon

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

-- Christopher Morley

Ninety percent of the time things turn out worse than you thought they would. The other ten percent of the time you had no right to expect that much.

-- Augustine

Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world -- even if what is published is not true.

-- Messiah's Handbook : Reminders for the Advanced Soul

To have died once is enough.

-- Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil)

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

-- Jeannette Rankin

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

-- Muad'dib [Frank Herbert, "Dune"]

Immortality -- a fate worse than death.

-- Edgar A. Shoaff

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

-- Lao Tsu

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

-- Milton

You can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

-- Tim Leary

...He who laughs does not believe in what he laughs at, but neither does he hate it. Therefore, laughing at evil means not preparing oneself to combat it, and laughing at good means denying the power through which good is self-propagating.

-- Umberto Eco, "The Name of the Rose"

I do not seek the ignorant; the ignorant seek me -- I will instruct them. I ask nothing but sincerity. If they come out of habit, they become tiresome.

-- I Ching

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch where it itches.

-- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

If we don't survive, we don't do anything else.

-- John Sinclair

The major sin is the sin of being born.

-- Samuel Beckett

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

-- Sophocles

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

-- Ernest Bramah

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

-- Lao Tsu

In the long run we are all dead.

-- John Maynard Keynes