Sunday, June 26, 2005

Quotations #065

"It is an inevitable defect, that bureaucrats will care more for routine than for results." -- Walter Bagehot (19c)

"No academic person is every voted into the chair until he has reached an age at which he has forgotten the meaning of the word 'irrelevant'." -- Francis M. Cornford

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them." -- Mark Twain, Following the Equator

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

"Our disputants put men in mind of the skittle fish, that when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens all the water around him, till he becomes invisible." -- Joseph Adelison (1712)

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