Posted on 2014 November 27


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On people:

The people you love are sent down to test you and it’s a race to see who disappoints who first. — James Altucher

Nothing undoes dignity like peevish indignation. — Kahlil Gibran

Compulsive avoidance of embarrassment is a form of suicide. — Colin Marshall

The number of fools is infinite. Ecclesiastes 1:15

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. — William Shakespeare

Of course you can trust me! You just have to know when. — Pop Haydn

On purpose:

It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. — Seneca

No one pursuit can be successfully followed by a man who is preoccupied with many things . . . since the mind, when distracted, takes in nothing very deeply, but rejects everything that is, as it were, crammed into it. — Seneca

Talent is like a marksman who hits a target that others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target others cannot even see. — Schopenhauer

What is art? When your chest and your heart and your mind are all on fire and you feel like a god just kissed you. — James Altucher

On politics:

History never repeats itself but it rhymes. — John Robert Colombo

Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant generals, the flotsam and jetsam of historical currents. The men who radically altered history, the great creative scientists and mathematicians, are seldom mentioned if at all.  — Martin Gardner

A hungry man has little incentive to obey rules that perpetuate his hunger. — Heartiste

Any solution to the world’s ills must embrace all mankind. We have got to relinquish our precious theories . . . We have got to become more inclusive, not more exclusive. — Henry Miller

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power. — P.J. O’Rourke

If we kill all the pirates, we’ll never find the treasure. — Jim Hull