"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the
"This sad little lizard told me that he was a brontosaurus on his mother's side. I did not laugh; people who boast of ancestry often have little else to sustain them. Humouring them costs nothing and adds to happiness in a world in which happiness is always in short supply." - 'Time Enough For Love'
"If 'everybody knows' such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one."
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - 'Hanlon's Razor'
Simone De Beauvoir
"To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object." - 'The Second Sex'
Edmund Burke (1770)
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
"And a young prince must be prudent like that, giving freely while his father lives so that afterwards in age when fighting starts steadfast companions will stand by him and hold the line. Behavior that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere." - 'Beowulf'
~An Irish Prayer~
who love us, love us;
"The requirement that there be a single kind of sex life for everyone disregards the dissimilarities, whether innate or acquired, in the sexual constitution of human beings; it cuts off a fair number of them from sexual enjoyment."
Johann von Goethe
"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"People only see what they are prepared to see."
Kenneth A. Wells
"A good listener tries to understand thoroughly what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but before he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
Michele de Montaigne
"He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak."
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Thomas Henry Huxley
"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
Fracois de La Rochefouclad
"It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them."
"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors."
"Dignity does not consist of possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"We cannot learn without pain."
H. G. Wells
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
"Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else."
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
"People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them."
"The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it."
Remy de Gourmont
"Of all sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity."
"When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities."
"There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal."
"It has been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing, ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing."
Gilbert K. Chesterton
"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue."
"If you judge people then you have to no time to love them."
"One more drink and I would have been under the host!"
"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don't mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don't mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling all that I am capable of doing but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding."
Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
"Be who you
are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't
Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
"Do not consider painful what is good for you."
listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never
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