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Quotes
Ones that make me think, encourage me, or make me laugh.

“Knowledge is a plague, Wisdom is the cure.”

“Be not unmindful of the future”

“The history of science is the history of struggle against entrenched error” -unknown

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” -Friedman

“Every bad deed has three parts: Temptation, Hesitation, and Participation.”

“The trouble with doing nothing is you can’t stop to rest.”

“The way to make people miserable is to satisfy all their desires.”

“You don’t use science to show that you’re right, you use science to become right.” – Randall Munroe

“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
– Brandeis

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
– Einstein

“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.”
– J. K. Galbraith, Letter to Kennedy, 1962

“When there is some real external test of skill, it isn’t painful to be at the bottom of the hierarchy. A rookie on a football team doesn’t resent the skill of the veteran; he hopes to be like him one day and is happy to have the chance to learn from him. The veteran may in turn feel a sense of noblesse oblige. And most importantly, their status depends on how well they do against opponents, not on whether they can push the other down.”
-Paul Graham

“It might be a good rule simply to avoid any prestigious task. If it didn’t suck, they wouldn’t have had to make it prestigious.”
-Paul Graham

“If you work too long on tedious stuff, it will rot your brain. And the best paying jobs are most dangerous, because they require your full attention. ”
-Paul Graham

“Operating philosophy of the Greenie machine: ‘We assault the system with precision guess work based upon vague assumptions and unreliable data of dubious accuracy provided by persons of questionable intellectual capacity operating within a framework lacking personal or professional integrity.’ ”
-Socalgold

“The path to perfection has only two rules:
Rule 1: Begin. Rule 2: Continue.”
-Unknown

“You say: “Here are persons who are lacking in morality or religion,” and you turn to the law. But law is force. And need I point out what a violent and futile effort it is to use force in the matters of morality and religion? ” -Bastiat

“Nobody writes jokes in base 13 […] I may be a pretty sad person, but I don’t make jokes in base 13.”
-Douglas Adams

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