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Quotes to Ponder

Profane, Profound, and Perhaps Prescient

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

-Oscar Wilde

"He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others."

-Samuel Johnson

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

-William Shakespeare

"I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing, (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand."

-Ben Jonson

"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."

-William Faulkner

"Concentration of economic power in all-embracing corporations... represents private enterprise become a kind of private government unto itself - a regimentation of other people's money and other people's lives."

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

"This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children... This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Among the many reforms which must be instituted before the theatre can progress is the ostentatious and horribly painful execution of all people who come in late."

-Robert Benchley

"Something like a necktie or carpet."

-Wassily Kandinsky

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