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My collection of frivolous fables.

Quotable Quotes

"I know that I know nothing." - Plato

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London's "Credo"

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

"In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess." - The Zen of Python

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." - Grace Hopper

"Ignorance is bliss." - Thomas Gray

"The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." - Samuel Johnson

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde

"Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident, sweat on the other hand is for those who know it's a choice. So decide now because destiny waits for no man." - Rise and Shine!

"The purpose of the margin of safety is to render the forecast unnecessary." - Ben Graham

"Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind." - Aldo Leopold

"All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish." - Aldo Leopold

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus

"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." - Abraham Maslow

"In a world of abundance the only scarcity is attention." - Kevin Kelly