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  • #1
    Agatha Christie
    “Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.”
    Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    G.K. Chesterton
    “It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #4
    Charles M. Schulz
    “There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker. ”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

  • #6
    George Washington
    “We must consult our means rather than our wishes.”
    George Washington

  • #7
    Robert Frost
    “I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.”
    Robert Frost

  • #8
    Donald Rumsfeld
    “When you’re up to your ears in alligators, it is difficult to remember that the reason you’re there is to drain the swamp.”
    Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

  • #9
    G.K. Chesterton
    “Bad is so bad, that we cannot but think good an accident; good is so good, that we feel certain that evil could be explained.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #10
    José Martí
    “In this world, there must be a certain degree of honor just as there must be a certain amount of light. When there are many men without honor, there will always be some others who bear in themselves the honor of many men.”
    Jose Marti

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #12
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

  • #13
    Paul  Johnson
    “Nothing appeals to intellectuals more than the feeling that they represent 'the people'. Nothing, as a rule, is further from the truth”
    Paul Johnson

  • #14
    John Dominic Crossan
    “. . . I still hold two truths with equal and fundamental certainty. One: the British did terrible things to the Irish. Two: the Irish, had they the power, would have done equally terrible things to the British. And so also for any other paired adversaries I can imagine. The difficulty is to hold on to both truths with equal intensity, not let either one negate the other, and know when to emphasize one without forgetting the other. Our humanity is probably lost and gained in the necessary tension between them both. I hope, by the way, that I do not sound anti-British. It is impossible not to admire a people who gave up India and held on to Northern Ireland. That shows a truly Celtic sense of humor.”
    John Dominic Crossan
    tags: irish

  • #15
    Groucho Marx
    “I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #16
    Donald Rumsfeld
    “Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems.”
    Donald Rumsfeld

  • #17
    Charles M. Schulz
    “Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.”
    Charles M. Schultz

  • #18
    Terry Pratchett
    “That’s what being alive is, Thing! It’s being badly prepared for everything! Because you only get one chance, Thing!”
    Terry Pratchett, Diggers

  • #19
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. Why, every time I shut the window I hurt somebody's fingers.”
    Rodney Dangerfield

  • #20
    C.S. Lewis
    “If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved. Similarly if nothing is obligatory for its own sake, nothing is obligatory at all.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

  • #21
    Neil Gaiman
    “Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.”
    Neil Gaiman, Stardust

  • #22
    Jean de La Fontaine
    “Everyone believes very easily whatever he fears or desires.”
    Jean de La Fontaine

  • #23
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”
    C. H. Spurgeon

  • #24
    Bill Watterson
    “Reality continues to ruin my life.”
    Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

  • #25
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

  • #27
    “There's no sense to being Irish unless you know the world's going to break your heart.”
    Thomas Adcock
    tags: irish

  • #28
    Nelson DeMille
    “The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.”
    Nelson De Mille

  • #29
    W.B. Yeats
    “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”
    William Butler Yeats

  • #30
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

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