Wednesday, September 19, 2007

September 19th

It is September 19th -- time to celebrate the famed international "Interesting Quotes day".

"The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice." - Harry Browne

"..if [God's existence] turns out to be a 0, then we really are the slaves of our selfish genes, and there's no basis for morality other than various forms of tribalism." - Larry Wall

"No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband and I know he can be trusted." - Elsa Einstein

"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones." - Donald Knuth

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" - Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove

"..a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppresive. It is better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end"- C.S. Lewis

"This country can claim to have no distinctive criminal class except, of course, Congress." - Mark Twain

"Our universities are so determined to impose tolerance that they'll expel you for saying what you think and never notice the irony" - John Perry Barlow

"Given their [Microsoft's] record in the security area, I don't know why anybody would buy from them." - Richard Clarke, former White House cyber-security and counter-terrorism adviser

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin" - Mark Twain



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