Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A thing without a limit

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.
- Konrad Adenauer

Say it loud

 What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever.
- Munthe

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Money and happiness

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

The joys and frustrations of math

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.


All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
- Thomas J. (Jr.) Watson

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let ideas die for you

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. - Bertrand Russell

Evil is who evil does

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Writing is thinking

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Our true responsibility

"We are responsible for the quality of our vision, we have a say in the shaping of our sensibility. In the many thousand daily choices we make, we create ourselves and the voice with which we speak and work."
- Carolyn Forche

Know "thyself"

"I do not know myself and God forbid that I should."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ever thought of that?

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap."

Slippery slope

Ludwig von Mises: "Once the principle is admitted that it is duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments." - Human Action

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Change is not the same as progress

Change is not always progress.... A fever of newness had been everywhere confused with the spirit of progress.
- Henry Ford