Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Quotations #081

"Just as a tree without roots is dead, so a people without history or culture is a dead people." -- Malcolm X

"If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past." -- Baruch Spinoza

"How many disputes could have been deflated into a single paragraph, if the disputants had dared to define their terms." -- Aristotle

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damned fool about it." -- W. C. Fields

"Methuselah lived to be 969 years old ... You boys and girls will see more happen in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime." -- Mark Twain

1 comment:

Ahistoricality said...

Yeah. But the Aristotle is the one which brings me up short most days.