Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), on Shakespeare
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)