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I’ve Got Nothing to Say, Part 2 January 31, 2007 – 6:25 p.m. – Permalink

Continued from last week, the great words of the great minds of the great human race. This should bring an excellent close to January, and it should give you “a plenary sense of satisfaction,” as Sam Wolken wrote in the foreword of The Subway Man and Other Writings.

  • “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” —Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
  • “Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.” —Ashley Montague
  • “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” —Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992)
  • “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” —Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
  • “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” —Steven Wright (1955 –)
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” —John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963)
  • “What luck for rulers that men do not think.” —Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945)
  • “The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” —Bill Nye
  • “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” —Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984)
  • “When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web .... Now even my cat has its own page.” —Bill Clinton (1946 –)
  • “If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.” —David Larson
  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” —Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
  • “Reality continues to ruin my life.” —Bill Watterson (1958 –)