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.

Or, the text version
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

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