Epic Quotes

I can resist everything except temptation.  ~Oscar Wilde

The mathematics are distinguished by a particular privilege, that is, in the course of ages, they may always advance and can never recede.  ~Edward Gibbon

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde

There are two types of possible errors: the error of mistakenly rejecting a true null hypothesis and the error of mistakenly failing to reject a false null hypothesis. ~Barron’s AP Statistics, 5th Edition, page 356.

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. ~Robert C. Benchley

Unlike religious people, I look at all religions equally. ~Ricky Gervais

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 exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. ~Richard Dawkins

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. ~Carl Sagan

When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together. ~Isaac Asimov

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. ~Voltaire

The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.~Benjamin Franklin

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. ~Thomas Jefferson

…a God who could make good children as easily a bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave is angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice, and invented hell–mouths mercy, and invented hell–mouths Golden Rules and foregiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people, and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites his poor abused slave to worship him! ~Mark Twain

More Quote Pages

  1. Oxymoronica – various authors
  2. I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like – various authors
  3. Ifferisms – various authors
  4. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  5. Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
  6. Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You – various authors
  7. Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk? – Lewis Carroll
  8. Time Quotes – various authors
  9. Lady Windermere’s Fan – Oscar Wilde
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

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