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The Best Quotes Ever on the State of Intelligence

In the written word on March 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

May 5, 2010 (and I forgot to make my car payment! Drat!)

Today’s quotes brought to you by http://www.afterquotes.com. Nice site, take a look. A pretty varied selection as you will tell. From a Pope to Adolph Hitler. Whose quote, as you might expect is fiercely horrifying.  And not nice but true. And as I often put my favorite in first place, I give you Konrad Adenauer.

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity. Konrad Adenauer

Albrecht’s Law – Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity. Karl Albrecht

You have one chance to shoot into a group of birds clustering in a treetop. If you miss, you will frighten all the birds away. Before you shoot, you need to calculate your angle and your aim carefully, so your one shot will yield two birds.Chin-Ning Chu

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. Henry Ford

I read a lot and filled my head with psychology. And eventually I realized that it is not enough to stimulate only the mind, the intellect. Also the body needs to express itself. That’s how I started dancing. Shakti Gawain

The only thing that we can be pretty sure of, perhaps, is that we are acting reasonably and intelligently. And if we are wrong, as we are likely to be, at least we have been intelligently wrong and not unintelligently wrong. Ben Graham

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think. Adolf Hitler

For an adequate formation of a culture, the involvement of the whole man is required, whereby he exercises his creativity, intelligence, and knowledge of the world and of people.                         Pope John Paul II

April 30, 2010

Confused

I  became confused when I heard the word “Service” used with  these agencies:

Internal Revenue  ‘Service’

U.S. Postal  ‘Service’

Telephone ‘Service’

Cable TV ‘Service’

Civil  ‘Service’

State, City, County & Public ‘Service’

Customer ‘Service’

This is not what I thought ‘Service’ meant.

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to ‘Service’ a few cows.

BAM!!!  It all came into focus.  Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us.

April 25, 2010

Regarding Intelligence and Practice and the way we Dance around Knowledge

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” Edward Abbey

“A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.”

“All wars are economic in origin.” Bernard Baruch

OMG Check this one out!

“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” December 18, 2000 (George W. Bush) Oh George we hardly knew ya. . .or how much of a crook you really were!

“Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.” Periander

“Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.”

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Mahatma Gandhi

“When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win” Ed Macauley

“Practice is the best of all instructors” Publilius Syrus

“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” Anne Herbert

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” Martha Graham

“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” Martha Graham

This from His Hot Wife! And she is too. Life is hard! It’s harder if you’re stupid!

From the lovely Lua: “When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”

Ah, from another WordPress quote page, one from the Master of the River World:

“History does not repeat itself, at best it sometimes rhymes.” – Mark Twain

Some great ones taken from a paper done at of all places Western Kentucky University. Hmm that didn’t sound right at all. But the quotes are great! Hmm good ol’ WKU. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

A mind is a terrible thing to ugg.. I forgot. (hehehehehhahahaha)

A PBS mind in an MTV world.

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance. And my Dad always told me I was ignorant. . .Hah!

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led. (Pam are you listening?!)

EXCELLENCE IN ADVERTISING! Advertising may best be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. (Halt!)

Almost all rich veins of original and striking speculation have been opened by systematic half-thinkers. (HUH!?) I love this one but it makes my eye twitch.

And now for your artistic enjoyment and reason for artistically living. . .An artist is a person who has invented an artist. — Harold Rosenberg —

Now class today we have the great expert. . .

An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. — Benjamin Stolberg —

But wait we have yet another expert. . .

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.– Niels Bohr —

An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself. — Albert Camus (Does this have something to do with lint!)

Hell, this should be enough for a Monday night. I mean Butler lost what do you want of me? That’s basketball right? Thought so!

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  1. haha great one!
    “When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”
    This one’s one of my personal favorites! 🙂

  2. Jealous! We went to the grandparents’ house and played with the dog in beautiful weather! No rivers though…

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