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Thread poster: Narasimhan Raghavan

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May 8, 2004

An English-English Kudoz question (http://www.proz.com/kudoz/707631) led me to this site having the following interesting quotations:

See: http://www.freewebs.com/nacefly/verbiage.htm

"Social Commentary
"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy." - John Updike (1932 - ), Problems and Other Stories

"America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair." - Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." - Fred Thompson, Speech before the Commonwealth Club of California

"Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too." - Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room." - Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

War
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" - Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

"The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts." - Omar Bradley (1893 - 1981), Speech to Boston Chamber of Commerce, 1948

"The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky." - Solomon Short

Politics
"Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important." - Eugene McCarthy (1916 - )

"Politics is the art of the possible." - R.A. Butler (1902 - 1982), The Art of the Possible (1971)
"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy." - George Carlin (1937 - )

Regards,
N.Raghavan


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thanks Narasimhan! May 8, 2004

Count on George Carlin to get the last word!
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