Some Good Lines

"I believe that when we die - you, me, the Christian - we're DEAD, and that's all there is. It's not very comforting, which is why it's not a very popular belief system."

	-- Paper Tiger 

"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."

	-- Alfred North Whitehead, "Process and Reality", 1929 

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

	-- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"We have met the enemy, and he is us."

	-- Walt Kelly, "Pogo"

"This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel."

	-- Horace Walpole

"When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty; When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace; When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice."

	-- Lin Yutang

"If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you, but the bureaucracy won't."

	-- Admiral Hyman Rickover

"Nothing is as dangerous for the state as those who would govern kingdoms with maxims found in books."

	-- Cardinal Richelieu, "Political Testament", 1687

"The American republic will endure until the politicians find they can bribe the people with their own money."

	-- de Tocqueville, "Democracy in American"

"It has been said that the true collector of porcelain should end his life possessing only a single piece, a white Sung bowl of perfect proportions, entirely without decoration."

	-- Anthony du Boulay, "Chinese Porcelain"

"Women grow attached to men through the favors they grant them; but men, through the same favors, are cured of their love."

	-- La Bruyere

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

	-- Philip K. Dick

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