Proverbs, Quotes, and Words of Wisdom
Better Not Than If
Sometimes monkeys die.
Iíll not make sense if I donít want to.
Thatís the story of my life. You order a cranberry raspberry smoothie, and it tastes like banana.
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
Whenever morality is based on theology, whenever right is made dependent on
divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and
Destiny is what we work toward. The future hasnít happened yet. Fate is for losers.
The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no
reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there's little good
evidence. Far better, it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look Death in
the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity
that life provides.
Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had
achieved so much... the wheel, New York, wars, and so on, whilst all the dolphins
had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely the
dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the
Religion is but a desperate attempt to find an escape from the truly dreadful
situation in which we find ourselves. Here we are in this wholly fantastic
universe with scarcely a clue as to whether our existence has any real
significance. No wonder then that many people feel the need for some belief that
gives them a sense of security, and no wonder that they become very angry with
people like me who say that this is illusory.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
We are never so defenceless against suffering as when we love.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for.
Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw