Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

On Truthfulness

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

One is reminded of the story of the Italian anarchist who on trying in immigrate in the 1920s when asked to answer the question:

“Do you advocate the overthrow of United States by force or violence?”

Circled “force”.

Comment from “Joe Smith” on the Freakonomics-blog

Winning Streak

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Jeannette Rankin (1880 – 1973)



Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)


To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.

Robert Copeland

(Both from

Western Civilization

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I think it would be a good idea. 

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization.