Showing posts from February, 2008

John Kenneth Galbraith

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

GK Chesterton

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.

Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

Franklin P. Jones

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.

Milton Berle

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.

George Carlin

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

Howard Aiken

Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.

David Friedman

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Patrick Young

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.

Nora Ephron

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.

Peter De Vries

There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.

William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.