Miscellaneous Stuff


When bankers get together for dinner they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner they discuss money.
Oscar Wilde

I thought I was learning to live; I was only learning to die
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 [67 years]
Human will cannot be called a 'free' cause, only a 'necessary' cause
Baruch Spinoza 1632-1677 [MY COMMENT]
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
Albert Schweitzer 
The thing that's wrong with the French is that they don't have a word for 'entrepreneur'.
George Bush
A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment.
An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. 
Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.
Adolf Hitler
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. 
Oscar Wilde
Architecture is inhabited sculpture. 
Constantin Brancusi
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
In a well governed country, poverty is something to be ashamed of.
In a badly governed country, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Henry Ford

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
Oscar Wilde

I like this quote but it implies the existence of some intelligent force in control of man, a view I do not subscribe to. Same quote below, so I take no credit for it, says the same thing but without the 'god' implication.

Man has an imagination to compensate him for what he is not, a sense of humor consoles him for what he is.

Artificial Intelligence will not hate you, nor will it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
A baited Banker thus desponds,
From his own Hand foresees his Fall;
They have his Soul who have his Bonds;
'Tis like the Writing on the Wall.
Jonathan Swift
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa


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