Quotes

Here is a list of quotes I like. Some of these are mine, many of them are by people whose success is unmatched.

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is out gift to God - Anonymous (Found in Chapter 1 of "Love, Life and Elephants - An African Love Story" by Daphne Sheldrick)

Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the' - Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain - Lily Tomlin

A language is a dialect with an army and a navy - Max Weinreich

When it comes to linguistic form, Plato walks with the Macedonian swineherd, Confucius with the headhunting savage of Assam - Edward Sapir

Education is a wonderful thing, provided you always remember that nothing worth knowing can ever be taught. - Oscar Wilde

Time is a great teacher, unfortunately it kills all of its pupils. -- Louis Hector Berlioz

The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Grace Murray Hopper

Immaturity is putting your right to an opinion before your duty to respect established fact. -- Shriphani Palakodety

Don't take life too seriously, no one's made it out alive. - Someone on slashdot.

Those who can do, those who can't sue. - Someone on slashdot.

5 responses to “Quotes”

  1. Neal

    I love the "Don't take life too seriously..." quote. Here's a related one. I don't know the source:

    Time is a great teacher, unfortunately it kills all of its pupils.

  2. Sajat Jain

    Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to fit facts. - Sherlock Holmes

    Some people turn to god and some towards alcohol but honesty speaking there isn't much of a difference .. Both ways life is being guided by a spirit

  3. Shantanu

    “All of human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room” — Blaise Pascal ; Fits my current attitude during the break perfectly.

  4. Rodger

    How about:

    If you never lie, you don't have to remember anything.
    Mark Twain

    Those who do not read good books, have no advantage over those who cannot read (what I call functional illiteracy).

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