Friday, October 31, 2008

I fetched and I carried, I watched and I learned, And slowly but surely I rose through the firm

These quotations have been DEEPLY embedded into my brain from hours on end of Civilizaiton.



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Oh Farmers, pray that your summers be wet and your winters clear. - Virgil

Blessed shall be the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. - The Bible Deut 28:4

Do not throw the Arrow which will return against you. - Kurdish Proverb

It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death, all things appear fair. - Homer

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Lao Tzu

If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.- Turkish Proverb

If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both. - Native American Saying

It is from their foes, not with friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls. -Aristophanes

Meditation brings wisdom, lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back. - The Buddha

The man who moves a mountain beings by carrying small stones. - Confucius

I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. - The Bible, Exodus

Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God. - Cicero

Not at all similar are the race of the immortal gods and the race of men who walk upon the earth. - Homer

Hath not the potter power over the clay, to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? - The Bible, Romans

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – The Bible, Numbers

You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails. - Unknown

Put your shoulder to the wheel. - Aesop

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read. - Pliny the Elder

Words have the power both to destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. - The Buddha

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. - Ecclesiastes

To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, so that the strong should not harm the weak. - Hammurabi’s Code; Prologue

The wisest men follow their own direction. - Euripides

And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. - Publius Syrus

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. - William Shakespeare

You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. - Publius Syrus

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested. - Sir Francis Bacon

If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics. - Roger Bacon.

And them that take the sword shall perish by the sword. - The Bible, Matthew

A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. - Herodotus

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. - Thomas Jefferson

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. - Unknown

I am the State. - Louis XIV

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Expury

I will to my lord be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns. - Anglo Saxon Oath of Fealty

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conservation ends in a conspiracy against the public. - Adam Smith

A god from the machine - Menander

If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare

One doesn’t discover new lands without losing sight of the shore. - Andre Gide

I cannot live without books. - Thomas Jefferson

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle

Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self; the heavenly by the love of God. - St Augustine

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and lead us from this world to another. - Plato

Chemistry means the difference between poverty and starvation and abundant life. - Robert Brent

No free man shall be taken, imprisoned, or in any other way destroyed, except by the lawful judgement of his peers. - The Magna Carta

Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. - Ambrose Bierce

It has been said that democracy is the worst kind of Government except all the others that have been tried. - Winston Churchill

Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. - Albert Einstein

There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance. - Ali ibn Abi-Talib

You can get of what you want with a kind of word and a gun than you can with just a kind word. - Al Capone

Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. - Benjamin Franklin

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. - Sun-Tzu

A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for petty distinction. You must speak to the soul to electrify him. - Napoleon Bonaparte

What gunpowder did for war, the printing press has done to for the mind. Wendell Phillips

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. - Aristotle

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. - Mao Zedong

Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl. - Frederick the
Great

People can have the Model T in any color - so long as it’s black. - Henry Ford
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. - E.B. White
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. - Dom Helder Camara

We will make electricty so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. - Thomas Edison

The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. - Adolf Hitler

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One … I am become death, the Shatterer of Worlds. - J Robert Oppenheimer, quoting “The Bhagavad Gita.”

There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. - Henry Ford
As to diseases make a habit to two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm. - Hippocrates

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. - Issac Newton

I fooled you, I fooled you, I got pig iron, I got pig iron, I got all pig iron. - Lonnie Donegan, “Rock Island Line.”

I do not feel obliged that the same God who has endowed us with sense, religion, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei

You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bon-fire under her deck? I have no time for such nonsense. Napoleon, on Robert Fulton’s Steamship

Before that steam drill shall beat me down, I’ll die with my hammer in my hand. - From John Henry, the Steel-Driving Man

Never trust a computer you can’t throw out the window. - Steve Wozniak

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow from our children. - Native American Song

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. - Issac Asimov

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistingiushable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child which carries the heavy burden of genetic disease. - Bob Edwards

The only thing worse than to be talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde

I want to say just one word to you, Just one word: plastics. - Calder Willingham, The Graduate

Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station. You know her life was saved by Rock n’ Roll. - The Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll”

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (Iron Chef Quote)

The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. - B.F. Skinner

The Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. - Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

Beep … beep … beep … beep … - Sputnik I

The future will be better tomorrow. - Dan Quayle

1 comment:

Siggy said...

I had very good use of these quotes from CivIV, thanks :P