Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume L

Raoni Lacerda
“This has obviously not deterred the Internet (which views laws more like rude suggestions)”

Andrew Lang
“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.”

Anton LaVey
“The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these ‘sins’ as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.”
“How could you set yourself up as the most powerful institution on earth? You first find out what every man feels at least once a day, establish that as a sin, and set yourself up as the only institution capable of pardoning that sin.”

Brian Leiter
“Could someone please provide the scheduled date for the end of inquiry in philosophy?” (comment on leiterreports)
“If a school really is a liberal arts college, and not a pretender to that status, then it offers philosophy. Full stop. If it chooses to eliminate philosophy, then whatever it is, it is not a liberal arts college.”
“For one thing, Nietzsche understands “interpretation” in the manner of a serious philologist, not a flippant post-modernist”

Aldo Leopold
“This sounds simple: do we not already sing our love for and obligation to the land of the free and the home of the brave? Yes, but just what and whom do we love? Certainly not the soil, which we are sending helter-skelter down river. Certainly not the waters, which we assume have no function except to turn turbines, float barges, and carry off sewage. Certainly not the plants, of which we exterminate whole communities without batting an eye. Certainly not the animals, of which we have already extirpated many of the largest and most beautiful species. A land ethic of course cannot prevent the alteration, management, and use of these ‘resources,’ but it does affirm their right to continued existence, and, at least in spots, their continued existence in a natural state. In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.”

CS Lewis
“To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

Ken Luther
“The problems for the exam will be similar to the discussed in the class. Of course, the numbers will be different. But not all of them. Pi will still be 3.14159… ”
“This is a one line proof…if we start sufficiently far to the left.”

Martin Luther
“Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.”

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