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© EBTX - 32-45 pl

If I do not abandon reason,
it will not abandon me

Ask not only what is wrong with the world but also ... what is wrong with me ...
that I do not understand

Plan for the best, expect the worst,
accept and deal with the results

Be like wheat and bend with the wind,
or ... Resist like an oak and be broken,
or ... Be like a pyramid and to hell with the wind

There is a fine line between genius and insanity. The line is made out of all the average people sitting on a fence

If you could go back in time,
would you give 'you' a handout?

If I was normal,
... I'd have to kill myself

He is worthy of the truth who knows it

I reserve the right to be
one hundred percent wrong
about anything whatsoever

Who casts his fate to the wind
... is blown away

If you never try anything ...
you will never fail

Who has no plan, begins lost

The proof is in the details
but not the minor details

Self-delusion is the bane of induction

Enthusiasm is the prelude to disaster

Ideas are fine ...
but the landlord wants cash

Every murderer was once a beggar

Who cannot kill, cannot rule

There are no poor men.
If you are poor, you are not a man.
If you are a man, you are not poor

It's not what you do with your day
... it's what you do with your life

If you believe in yourself, all things are possible ... including failure

There is no failure in a mistake ...
failure lies in not trying

Those who remember the lessons of history are also doomed to repeat them

Never examine your food too closely.
You might not want to eat it

Who seeketh dirt
shall not find disappointment

I'm so tired I could eat a horse

If you have nothing to say
... don't say it

Never flush the toilet
till you've pulled up your pants

Everybody's ... gotta' do ... somethin'

We're all going to die anyway ...
so why bother?
We're all going to die anyway ...
so why not do all that we can?

Discovery results primarily from
the accumulation of error

Who gives all shall receive nothing

They take what heroes allow

A blind follower is no better than
blind opposition

A family is not something you have
It is something you make

You cain have yer dictators
and you cain have yer potaters
but ya cain't have both

The difficulty is not 'getting the job done'
It's getting somebody to do it for nothing

I never met a man who knew less than I about the subject at hand

Stupidity is the love of one's own ignorance

Thinking hath made thee stupid

People who are afraid to 'get stupid'
will never get smart

Where there is no clear explanation
there is no clear understanding

First you do everything wrong ...
then ... you get it right

Nothing is so debilitating as the truth
( for liars )

Truth makes a stiff spine

Losers nitpick

You don't lose when you're beaten...
you lose when you give up.

You become what you dwell on

There is no sophistication without knowledge

It is better to think and post than
to think and just die

Thou shalt not be ... a pushover

That which is imperfect
must inevitably fail

You have but one thing to do ...
You must save your soul.
You have but one enemy ...
He is yourself

Religions are philosophical training wheels

Don't bother me while I'm pontificating

Revenge works best
when applied to the innocent

The bigger the load the longer the haul

Where there's a will ...
there's ductape.

You don't have to do everything,
you only have to do the best you can.

Men do not trip over pebbles

Aim high n' keep shootin'

Truth is the first refuge of the innocent

Never tell all you know ... else
you will have told a lie

Today's incomprehensible enigma is
tomorrow's boring lecture

To find the solution, one must become greater than the problem

If I am right no defense is necessary
... If wrong none is possible

Of all that I know
I trust nothing

For those who asked ... ^these^ are my quotes not somebody else's.

Oooooh ... that tickles ! 

Vita ex Ratio
(personal motto)

EBTX favorite quote that is not his:

"I lived. I died. I know nothing.
This does not bother me."

- anonymous gladiator
(in Latin on wall of Colliseum)