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Comment#  ·   Fair (578 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.

Archimedes, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is a system whereby one may go wrong with confidence.

Charles F. Kettering, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

Andy Finkel, (sometimes attributed to James Klass), in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Max Lerner, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, in Science and Religion and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley, in Science and Religion and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (1525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Daisaku Ikeda, (World Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999, p. 5), in Happiness and Misery and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (924 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Science and Religion

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