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Since evil is the defect of good, the lack of good that ought to be there, and nothing positive in itself, it follows that the greatest evil is found where the highest good has been corrupted.


 

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The frog and the scorpion,

A scorpion walks up to a frog and asks ´would you help me to get across the river, by riding on your back, as I cannot swim´
The frog says ´no you will sting me´
The scorpion replys ´why would I sting you if I did that we would both drown´
So after a bit of to and thou, the frog agrees to take the scorpion across the river, and so the scorpion climbs on the frog back and the set off.
Half way across the river the scorpion stings the frog,
And the frog says ´Why did you sting me we are both going to drown´
And the scorpion says in reply ´It´s in my nature´.   
 

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)

Two things are infinite - human stupidity and the universe, and I'm not sure about the universe. (Einstein)

 

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This 1 doesn't make me think, I just like it...

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. (Groucho Marx)
 

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" The GREATEST WEALTH Is Having So Little That One Must Notice How Much One Has In Having LIFE ITSELF."

Wm. Saroyan 1953
 

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"Just because you think you're paranoid, doesn't mean someone isn't following you." Woody Alen

"If it smells bad its Chemistry, If its all mushy its Biology, If it don't work its Physics." Unknown



 

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"If it smells bad its Chemistry, If its all mushy its Biology, If it don't work its Physics." Unknown

Classic!  :D
 

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"You know you've reached middle-age when optimistic enthusiasm gives way to cynical realism" (me)
 

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                    Heaven and Hell

A man stands in a hall way on either side of him is a door, above one it reads heaven, and above the other hell. He opens the door to hell, and there in the room is a long table full of beautifully prepared food, around the table sit lots of people; instead of having hands and arms they have long sticks where there arms should be, and though they can pick the food up they cannot put it in their mouth.
The guy watches the mania as each person around the table struggles to eat, food flys all over the place, hittting them in the face, falling all over the floor.

He then crosses over to the door that reads heaven, opens it, and again there is a beautiful table with food layed out, and again the people have sticks for arms, but here they feed each other. 
 

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We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot
 

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From "Unweaving the Rainbow" by Richard Dawkins

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.

...we didn't arrive by spaceship, we arrived by being born, and we didn't burst conscious into the world but accumulated awareness gradually through babyhood. The fact that we gradually apprehend our world, rather than sudddenly discovering it, should not subtract from its wonder."

 

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