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81 I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
religion, god, reason, intellect
Galileo Galilei
82 It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Arthur C. Clarke
83 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
prediction, future
Niels Bohr
84 Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
magic, science, technology
Gregory Benford
85 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
magic, science, technology
Arthur C. Clarke
86 How peaceful life would be without love, how safe, how tranquil. And how dull.
love, peace
The Name of the Rose (movie)
87 A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything that you have.
freedom, government
Gerald Ford
88 In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.
love, humanity, egoism
Fyodor Dostoevsky
89 Takt je tichý dohovor mlčať o spoločných chybách, namiesto toho, aby sme sa ich zbavovali.
politeness, conformity
Erich Maria Remarque
90 Freedom is not 'choosing between black and white', but to avoid such predetermined choice.
freedom, choice
91 Faith is the path of least resistance.
Match_Point, faith
Match Point (movie)
92 There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
evolution, beauty, nature
Charles Darwin
93 Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
dog, admiration, relativity
Ann Landers
94 Everyone hears only what he understands.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
95 What you cannot enforce, do not command.
command, management, politics, law
96 The amount of noise generated by a change is inversely proportional to the complexity of the change.
change, complexity, small_talk
C. Northcote Parkinson
97 Beauty is only a light switch away.
beauty, imagination
98 Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity.
War_On_Terror, peace, war, rape, Virgin
99 The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
psychology, intelligence, social, incompetence, confidence, doubt, Bertrand_Russel
Bertrand Russell
100 Copyright is a crime against wisdom.
copyright, property, wisdom, freedom, information
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2008-01-08


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