Franklin Veaux (tacit) wrote,
Franklin Veaux
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A bevy of quotes!

Working on cataloging some quotes for the Quotes files for my Zen fortune cookie program, and I figured I'd post a few of them here:

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act. ~G.K. Chesterton




The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. - Leon Blum




Truth often suffers more from the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers. -- William Penn




Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six. -- Leo Tolstoy




We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the same extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. - H. L. Mencken




I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. -- Stephen Roberts




Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error. -- George Bernard Shaw




True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance. - Akhenaton




There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary public interest. This strange doctrine is not supported by statute nor common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped or turned back, for their private benefit. --Robert Heinlein




To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. -- Bertrand Russell
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