ynical Q uotes
When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs. When they
took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent. When they took the 2nd
Amendment, I was quiet because I don't own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment,
and I can only be quiet.
- Lyle Myhr
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
"If you steal from one another it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's
"What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say."
"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
"You must lose a fly to catch a trout." - George Herbert
"Keep your face to the sun and you'll never see a shadow."
"If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot."
"One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." - Proverb
"If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both."
"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research."
"I have studied many times the marble which was chiseled for me. A boat
with a furled sail at rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my
destination, but my life. For love was offered me and I shrank from its
disillusionment, sorrow knocked on my door, but I was afraid, ambition
called to me, but I dreaded the chances, yet all the while I hungered for
meaning in my life. And now I know that we must lift the sail and catch
the winds of destiny wherever they drive the boat. To put meaning in one's
life may end in madness, but life without meaning is the torture of
restlessness and vague desire. It is a boat longing for the sea and yet
afraid." -- Edgar Lee Masters