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  • echo2165 echo2165 Oct 26, 2012 9:18 PM Flag

    AHQ (cont.)...


    “Time and Space... It is not nature which imposes them upon us; it is we who impose them upon nature because we find them convenient.” – Henri Poincaré

    “True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.” – Karl Popper

    "That was some debate last night. At one point moderator Bob Schieffer said 'Obama bin Laden.' It was right before he called Romney 'Adolf Mittler’.” –Jay Leno

    “He believed that liberalism had saved the intellect at the cost of the repudiating the great historical phenomenon of religion.” – Ralph Barton Perry, on William James

    “This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.” – Terry Pratchett

    “Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.” - John F. Kennedy

    “The Mormons had good news today. Billy Graham, who is 112, has taken Mormonism off his website's list of cults. This is typical of Christian right's stance on Mitt Romney. They still believe he will go to Hell for all eternity but in this life, they'd like a tax cut." - Bill Maher

    “Paradoxes explain everything. Since they do, they cannot be explained.” – Gene Wolfe

    “How deeply you touch another life is how rich your life is.” - Jaggi Vasudev

    “The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” – Elbert Hubbard

    “After the debate last night, experts agreed that President Obama won on substance and I thought: Well, big deal, Lance Armstrong won on several substances." - David Letterman

    “So then God created the world, and on the first day he created light and air and fish and jam and soup and potatoes and haircuts and arguments and small things and rabbits and people with noses and jam – more jam, perhaps – and soot and flies and tobogganing and showers and toasters and grandmothers and, uh … Belgium. And the second day he created fire and water and eggnog and radiators and lights and Burma and things that go "urh" and … and Colonel Gaddafi and Arthur Negus. On the third day he probably got lists and said, "I can't remember what I've invented now. I've just been ad-libbing so far." – Eddie Izzard

    “Thought is action in rehearsal” – William Zinsser

    “We will be one of the extinguished species. The good news is that life on the planet will recover and peace will return to the environment.” – Michael Boulter

    "The first lady will be a guest on our show tomorrow. I'm excited to get a chance to interview the first lady and excited about partying with her Secret Service agents after the show." - Jimmy Kimmel

    “This world is nothing. An illusion. Death is the release.” – Jack Abbott

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    • Perhaps Mr. Popper's quote should be altered a bit to best desciribe your political philosophy echo.

      Perhaps it shoud read “True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acknowledge it.”

    • Thanks Echo. I always look forward to wrapping up the week with five minutes of these: Good for you finding Elbert Hubbard (“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” – Elbert Hubbard); talk about an obscure American sage. We've got his Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great, and Message to Garcia, which are good for 15-20 minutes of distraction on a rainy winter day.

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