Quotes to Live By
I attributed all the quotes where I had the information. Some are attributed to 'anonymous'. Others that aren't attributed are ones I say all the time, but I don't know if I made them up or not. They're just things I say a lot, although maybe I heard them from somewhere else. If you would like to correct any of the attributions, please contact me
-- Also see "Most
Badass Things Ever said"
We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. -- May Lamberton Becker
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. -- A. Whitney Brown
There is no God. Now what do we do? --David Cronenberg
Let us listen to our own prayers. It is we who will make them real. --Deng Ming Dao
To fair request, silent performance maketh best return -- Dante
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. -- attributed to Dante but not found in his works
Certainty without power can be amusing; certainty with power can be dangerous. -- Donald Rumsfeld
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. -- Albert Einstein
Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. -- Albert Einstein
As we are, so we associate. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
An eye for an eye only ends by making the whole world blind. --Mohandas K. Gandhi
God is . . . a myth created over time to deny the idea that we're all responsible for our own actions. --Seth Green
Prejudice is the child of ignorance --William Hazlitt
I will act as if what I do makes a difference. --William James
Your children need your presence more than your presents. --Jesse Jackson
When you feel the time is right, I got shots to give. Come and get me. -- Jay-Z
Get busy livin or get busy dyin, That's god damn right. -- Stephen King, Shawshank
The purpose of the Separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries. -- James Madison
I'm goin to Hell! Who's comin with me? -- Marshall Mathers
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe. -- Milton, Paradise Lost
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. --Louis Nizer
We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. -- George Orwell
He whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. -- Thomas Paine
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of -- Blaise Pascal
A jump shot can get you [various things and] a swiss bank account, but none of these things can get you a jump shot. -- Reebok ad
There is something feeble and contemptible about a man who cannot face life without the help of comfortable myths. --Bertrand Russell
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. --Bertrand Russell
Most people have to talk so they won't hear. --May Sarton
To worship the wise is much easier than to profit by their wisdom. --Clinton Lee Scott
For he whose daies in willful woe are worne, The grace of his Creator doth despise --Edmund Spenser, Faerie Qveen
A person may be smart, but people are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals. --K, Men In Black, Ed Solomon
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged. --Rabindranath Tagore
The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools. --Thucydides
It would be wrong to lose because of plenty what was gained because of abstinence. --Thucydides
I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. --Voltaire
Prayer won't cure AIDS. Research will. --Public service advertisement of the American Foundation for AIDS Research dropped because of complaints by religionists. (Source: Freethought Today, March 1997)
In truth lies victory --Military Intelligence Creed
The smart man learns from his mistakes, but the wise man learns from the mistakes of others. --Anonymous
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. --Anonymous
No matter how hot she is, some man, somewhere, is tired of her shit. --Anonymous
Never do I feel so close to sin as when I am near money.
Foreigners are people, too.
Animals are people too.
My phone is not the boss of me.
Being right is overrated.
No one wants to know how great you are. --Josh Nave
Humanity is not civilized; it is merely domesticated.
Beware those who extrapolate fact from fiction.
Feedback is a gift.
Net imitates Life: Facebook. Myspace. Youtube. Youporn. 4chan. not4chan.
It's only funny if it's not true
Putting God on trial with the Bible as evidence, the most charitable judgement is that He does not exist.
Religion is the most common expression of cultural relativism.