My Favorite Wisdom Quotes on Fraud, Scam, Lying, Cheating, Magic, Sex, Illusion, Stupidity, Insanity, Profanity, Science, Art
“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half”
(Bismarck, Otto Von)
“Every two in one people is schizophrenic!”
Arthur C. Clarke’s Laws of Prediction:
- Witchcraft to the ignorant, …. Simple science to the learned”
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”
“But magic can sometimes just be an illusion”
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”
~KARL MARX, Capital
“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains”
~Karl Marx (The Communist Manifesto)
“”Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Whips And Chains Excite Me So Throw Me Down, Tie Me Up, Show Me That You Like Me”
“The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense”
“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that”
“I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating”
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former
“Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won’t get much out of him, but with that other guy I can’t keep what I’ve got”
~Lewis B Hershey
“All scams include an enticement for someone to fall for the scam. Without an enticement, no one would fall for a scam. Many times scams are so obvious. Scams always start with an enticement of free money, free vacations, wealth, and power, but they are vague or do not mention specifically how you will get the objects of your desire. This has all the markings of a scam”
(“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel”, Call Evil Good – The Lure Of Sweetness At No Cost)
“Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot”
“Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time”
“Disillusion is a natural stage that follows the holding of an illusion.
~ (Shaughnessy, Susan)
“Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.”
(Vonnegut Jr., Kurt)
A woman should be an illusion.
~ Ian Fleming
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not
~Beadle, E. R.
“We haven’t failed, but successfully shown it doesn’t work”
Boris Veldhuijzen (Unconfirmed)
“Nine-tenths of the existing books are nonsense and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense”
“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning”
~ Rich Cook
“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits”
“I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer”
“I either want less corruption or more chance to participate in it”
~ Asleigh Brilliant