Monday, August 28, 2006

Quotations #082

"The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation." -- Dale Carnegie

"The various admirable movements in which I have been engaged have always developed among their members a large lunatic fringe." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"In formal logic, a contradiction is a sign of defeat; but in the evolution of knowledge it marks the first step in progress towards a victory." -- Alfred North Whitehead

"The old nobility would have survived if they had known enough to become masters of printing materials." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

"I'd rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer; but ... when someone has the wit to coin a useful word, it ought to be acclaimed and broadcast or it will perish." -- Jack Smith

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