Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume A

Edward Abbey
“The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.”

Abhinavagupta
“This enjoyment of rasa is like this bliss that comes from realizing one’s identity with the highest Brahman, for it consists of repose in the bliss which is the true nature of one’s own self.”

Douglas Adams
“The future is always changing, and we’re all going to have to live there. Possibly as soon as next week.” (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” (HGttG)
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” (HGttG)
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.” (HGttG)

John Adams
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…”
“My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

Yusuf al-Qaradawi
“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them, he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”

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“Because as soon as the red leaves, the gray will settle in, and it will never, ever go away.”

Maya Angelou
“People may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made
them feel.”

St. Anselm
“For as what is conceived, is conceived by conception, and what is conceived by conception, as it is conceived, so is in conception; so what is understood, is understood by understanding, and what is understood by understanding, as it is understood, so is in the understanding. What can be more clear than this?”

Aristotle
“To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.”

/u/astern
“The good thing about idempotency pills is that you can’t overdose on them. Even if you take several, it’s the same as taking only one.”

Marcus Aurelius
“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: the people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They are like this because they cannot tell good from evil.”

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