jz's Quotes

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Leonardo on the greatest deception

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

— Leonardo da Vinci

da Vinci on time

Learning never exhausts the mind.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Vonnegut on Foxholes

They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this is a good argument against atheism. I think it's a better argument against foxholes.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Chris Langan on the Scientific Method

[The Scientific] method is very effective for gathering facts that match its underlying assumptions, it is worthless for gathering those that do not. 

— Chris Langan


de Unamuno on skeptics

The skeptic does not mean "him who doubts", but "him who investigates or researches", as opposed to "he who asserts and thinks that he has found".

— Miguel de Unamuno

Bucky on resources

We now have the resources, technology and know-how, to make the world 100% physically a success for everyone without taking it away, or destroying our environment.  (1969)

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Utopia or Oblivion

Bucky on spaceship Earth

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Upton Sinclair

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

— Upton Sinclair

I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked (1935)

Oscar Wilde on man's original virtue: disobedience

Disobedience was man's Original Virtue.

— Oscar Wilde

George Carlin on politicians


They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want … Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else... Good honest hard-working people continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about you.

— George Carlin

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