Thoughtful Quotes page 21
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.Bertrand Russel
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.Bertrand Russel
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.Bertrand Russel
We are all contributing to the inevitable.
All larger organisms, including ourselves, are living testimonies to the fact that destructive practices do not work in the long run. In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.Fritjof Capra, The Web Of Life
Don't imitate, innovate!
People with narrow minds usually have large mouths.
Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boysP.J. O'Rourke
Indeed, I came to question the validity of a society that appeared more concerned with imposing its will than in inspiring respect. There seemed to me something grossly wrong with this -- "We'll make you be good!" I was told, and I told myself, nobody should, would or could make me anything. And I proved it.Caryl Chessman, exectued 1960
In short, the things he did were done because it was easier to do them than not to do them.Jack London, The Call of the Wild
If you think that any human system of justice is infallible, then you are ignorant. If you think that no person has been falsely condemned to death, then you are naive. If you think that even one innocent person, ripped from heir life and their passion and to put to death at the hands of the state is in any way justifiable, then you are evil.Joshua W. H. Steiner
A total of 69 people have been released from death row since 1973 after evidence of their innocence emergedRichard C. Dieter, "Innocence and the Death Penalty"
I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more I seem to have of it.Thomas Jefferson
Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth."
"Or by misleading the innocent.Spock and McCoy"And The Children Shall Lead"stardate 5029.5.
Unable to create, man has chosen to destroyPradeep R. Ramamurthy
If opportunity does not knock, build a door.
Intelligence without wisdom is dangerous.Mrs. Radcliff
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward. For it is there that you have been and it its there that you will always long to be.Leonardo DaVinci
Life is about change, whether good or bad, and being able to adjust accordingly.Okechukwu Keke
A weed is an unloved flower.Sherita Mason
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