Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Aphorisms 12

“People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.” - Ayatollah Khomeini

"Wind turbines are a poor way to harness energy - but a very good way to generate public subsidies." – Andrew Gilligan

Life's not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. ~Terri Guillemets

Everyone spends eternity somewhere.

“It is too difficult to comprehend that so few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton.

Global warming is strictly an imaginary problem of the First World middleclass. – Denis Rancourt, left-wing environmentalist.

Unlike pilots, doctors don’t go down with their planes.

Men seldom change their minds if they have a financial interest in not changing.

In medicine the pace of change is funereal; you have to wait for opinion leaders to die off.

If the universe were small enough to be cosy it would not be large enough to be sublime. – CS Lewis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“People cannot be made obedient except with the sword.” - Ayatollah Khomeini"

Force appears to be in common usage. The potential to act in socially reprehensible and individually insalubrious ways is traditionally held in check by morals and ethics, values, principles and mores and so on, all backed-up either by public censure and/or ostracism or by legal laws enforceable at the point of a gun.

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." -- Harlan Ellison

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

The problem with political jokes is that too many of them get elected

Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

It may be that my sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others!

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken

Skye :-)