Archive for September 2010

Wise Sayings from Many Sources

September 14, 2010

Every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

It matters little what you believe so long as you don’t altogether believe it.

Religion is a department of politics.

The purpose of morals is to permit people to inflict suffering with impunity.

Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. (Isaac Asimov)

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. (Voltaire)

The trouble with politicians is that the 90% who are corrupt give the rest a bad name.

Do not fear suffering; only fear that you will not learn from it.

The IQ of a mob is equivalent to the IQ of the most intelligent person in the mob divided by the number of people in the mob.

The exploited create the exploiter just as the worshippers create the object of worship. (Krishnamurti)

Inscription on a gravestone in Cumbria:  The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power, the shape of things, their color, lights and shades; these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts.

The path of the soul after death is the same as the path of the soul in dreams. (Lakota saying)