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  • Science is about why, engineering is about why not.

     - Deam Kamen

  • All Limits are Self Imposed

     - Icarus

  • Imagination Encircles the World.

     - Albert Einstein

  • Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

      - Vincent Van Gogh

  • Man is what he believes.

      - Anton Chekhov

  • We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.

      - Rainer Maria Rilke

  • We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.   - Buddha

  • Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

      - Inscription on Columbus' caravels

  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

      - Chinese Proverb

  • You see things and say, 'Why?', but I dream things and say, 'Why not?'

      - George Bernard Shaw

  • The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

      - Colin Wilson

  • The fair breeze blew, the foam flew, the furrow followed free:  we were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.

      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Hitch your wagon to a star.

       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

      - Archimedes

  • Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go upwards.

      - Fred Hoyle

  • We are going to have the best educated Americans in the World!

      - Al Gore

  • The force is in fact the most to be feared in your entire naval arsenal. When engaged in combat we could throw everything we have at those ships and all our firepower would just bounce off or be of little effect. Then we are exhausted, we will detect you coming over the horizon and then you will sink us."

    - Soviet Fleet Admiral Sergei I. Gorshkov,1985- Quote after watching the Iowa in a NATO exercise

  • Beware of what you wish for

  • Trade as you fight, fight as you trade - Carpe Diem

  • Politics are like war, in both you can be killed. But the difference is that in war you can be killed once, in politics, you can be killed many times.

    - Winston Churchill

  • It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.

  • I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: “ Dear Jack, Don’y buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.”

    - John F. Kennedy

  • There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of an American presidential campaign.

    - Theodore White

  • Being President is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but stand there and take it.

    - Lyndon Johnson

  • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I am beginning to believe it.

    - Clarence Darrow

  • Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resembalance to the first.

    - Ronald Reagan

  • It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

    - Ecclesiastes 7:5

  • You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.

    - Mario Cuomo

  • In every election in American History both parties have their clichés. The party that has the clichés that ring true wins.

    - Newt Gingrich

  • No easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody has already solved them.

    - Dwight Eisenhower

  • Pray to god, but continue to row to shore.

    - Russian Proverb

  • The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.

    - F.H. Bradley

  • People react to fear, not love- they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it is true.

    - Richard Nixon

  • It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.

    - Georges Bernanos

  • People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

    - Hermann Hesse

  • After one look at this planet and visitor from outer space would say, “I want to see the manager.”

    - William S. Burroughs

  • A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

    - Robert Frost

  • Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or act sanely under the influence of a great fear.

    - Bertrand Russell

  • Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.

     - Hermann Broch

  • Even the badgers and the foxes learn by experience.

    - Lawrence Lessing

  • I am like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I ought to do, but I don’t know where to begin.

    - Stephen Bayne

  • Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

    - Ezekiel 12:22

  • But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

    - II Peter 3:8

  • Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

    - Dame Edith Sitwell

  • Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent.

    - George Orwell

  • I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.

    - Robert Frost

  • Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.

    - Sophia Loren

  • Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

    - Quentin Crisp

  • A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

    - Proverbs 19:9

  • Smokers inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.

    - Colette

  • It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

    - Fletcher Knebel

  • If someone is making a fool of themselves, and are insistent upon it, get out of the way and let them

  • "I think these counters are well fed," noted Bush spokesman Tucker Eskew — Republican attorneys continue to collect loose chads from the floors of counting rooms.

  • “Presidents don’t threaten Jack, they don’t have to.” 

    - Richard Nixon

  • “A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

    The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

    Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

    Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"   - Anonymous

  • “Never be too proud to go onto your knees before God.”

    - Richard Nixon

  • “The darkness is reaching out from the darkness. Your next John.”

  • “The Dark. I’ve always been afraid of the dark.”

    - Richard Nixon

  • “Those that hate you don’t work unless you hate yourself.”

    - Richard Nixon.

  • “The only easy day was yesterday.”

    - Navy Seal saying

  • “The president has only 190 million bosses, the Vice President has only 190 million and one.”

    - Hubert Humpherey

  • “Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.”

    - Clive James

  • “Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her, when nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her.”

    - Helen Rowland

  • “A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.”

    - Grace Hansen

  • Morry Adelman at MIT claims that he heard this at Shell long ago:

    "A planner is a gentle man,

    with neither sword nor pistol.

    He walks along most daintily,

    because his balls are crystal."

    - Mike Lynch, MIT 

  • “The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but it’s echo lasts a great deal longer.”

    - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • “There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she is just practicing?”

    - Ruth Gordon

  • “ Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?”

    - Quentin Crisp

  • “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”

    - Job 33:4

  • Q; How many central bank economists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    A: Just one -- he holds the lightbulb and the whole earth revolves around him.

  • “An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual,”

    - Lord Baden Powell

  • “On blind dates: So you are saying you want to walk up to a complete stranger and expect to fall in love.”

  • Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.

  • A woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

    - Helen Rowland


    Newlan's Truism: An "acceptable" level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.

  • After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor.

    - Mack McGinnis

  • Amanates sunt amenetes – (Lovers are lunatics)

    - Unknown

  • In the beginning God made a man and a woman and set them on earth. Then the man and woman looked at each other and burst out laughing.

    - African Myth

  • It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

    - Alexandre Dumas

  • Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.

    This is the principle behind lotteries, dating and religion.

    - Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

  • Beware of the man who sits upon the pale horse, for he is death, and hell come with him.

    - Revelations

  • There is no NORMAL life, just life. Get on with it.

    - Tombstone

  • Did you hear of the economist who dove into his swimming pool and broke his neck? He forgot to seasonally adjust his pool. 

  • Follow Me, and you will get victory!

     Joan of Arc

  • I have a message for your King Henry. It is a message from God. Go home. Go now in peace, if you do not go now, you will be buried in this field. I have seen enough blood. But if you want more, I can’t stop you, I can only warn you that it will be your blood, not ours. I am waiting for your answer.

    That is what I call a bloody miracle.

    She was alone on her white horse, facing the whole English army and she drove them away. And now Leome is free.

     Joan of Arc, and Council to Charles VII

  • I fear nothing but treachery.

     Joan of Arc

  • France does not belong to you Charles, it belongs to God.

     Joan of Arc

  • Joan, be careful you are not helping yourself by refusing to submit to our judgment. You, who claim to be my judges, YOU be careful. For you to one day will be judged.

     Joan of Arc

  • I would rather die than revoke what our lord had caused me to do.

     Joan of Arc

    If in the event, of an ordinarily extraordinary event. Please notify me.

    Money is like a deck of cards, it alway's follows suit.

    What is not known is the source of all that will be.

    Life is like a Stephen Segal movie. In the end it's over.