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Famous Quotes and laws of reality...

mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,211
edited October 2018 in Off-Topic
Those who watch the recent activity page will know that sometimes I post famous quotes and "laws" of reality but as not everyone even knows the activity page exists I decided to make it a thread... besides I'd like to read your favorite famous quotes and "laws" as well :)

Just to start these were my last three posts:

If a straight line of holes is made in a piece of paper, such as a sheet of stamps or a check, that line becomes the strongest part of the paper.
-- Kington's Law of Perforation

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
-- C. S. Lewis

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  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,985

    It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as the pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.

    - HL Mencken

  • Rik_KirtaniyaRik_Kirtaniya Member Posts: 1,742
    edited January 2018

    "All for one and one for all; united we stand, divided we fall."

    -Alexandré Dumas in "The Three Musketeers"

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  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 10,211
    edited January 2018

    Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
    -- Albert Einstein

  • DrHappyAngryDrHappyAngry Member Posts: 1,577
    Ardanis said:

    "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (C) Benjamin Franklin

    "He who is not a socialist at the age of 20 has no heart. He who is still a socialist at the age of 40 has no brain" (C) Collective

    Maybe that garbage online test that said my psychological age was 40+ was onto something...
    Those are 2 of my favorites.

    Superstition is now in her turn cast down and trampled underfoot, whilst we by the victory are exalted high as heaven.
    - Lucretius On The Nature of Things

    An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
    - Plutarch
  • GrammarsaladGrammarsalad Member Posts: 2,577
    edited January 2018

    “Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never merely as a means to an end, but always at the same time as an end.”

    - Kant

  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,985

    The important thing, I think, is not to be bitter. You know, if it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. I think that the worst you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

    — Woody Allen, Love and Death

  • DrHappyAngryDrHappyAngry Member Posts: 1,577
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”

    - Hunter S Thompson
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,038
    “Let there be light! said God, and there was light”

    “Let there be blood!” says man, and there’s a sea!

    Lord Byron
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,455
    Maxwell eqs and field theory was my favourite thing during B.Sc. studies <3
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