"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
"If you wouldn't do it in real life, don't do it on the Internet."
Newton’s Law of the Internet: “Every action has an unequal and opposite overreaction.”
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius
"Hell is other people." - Jean Paul Sartre, philosopher
Be patient with a bad neighbor. Maybe he'll leave or a disaster will take him out.
"Leave the anger with them and take the tranquility with you." ~ArcherBlack
"And people often forget that maturity is not a state, it is a process. We mature our whole lives." ~ArcherBlack
"If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got."
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"Be Fandom, not Fandumb"
Post this if you're against bullying:
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.
True and Amazing Quotes
"I write and publish only what I really think, never anything else."
"An intellectualist differs from non-intellectualist by not being offended by jokes, he understands the jokes and likes them."
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." - Albert Einstein
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" - Albert Einstein
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." - Albert Einstein
"Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature." - Albert Einstein
“The one thing I have absolute faith in is mankind's capacity to make things worse. No matter how bad it gets, we're all happy to screw each other over. It's enough to make me wonder if we should have let the zombies win.”
― Mira Grant, Deadline
"Sometimes I think that the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." — Calvin, Calvin & Hobbes
"The only reason laws like those banning smoking on campuses, requiring you to wear seatbelts, and texting while driving is because you guys have proven yourselves too stupid or irresponsible to do it without having to be told."
— A professor from New Hampshire at Colorado State University on the subject of such laws.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein
"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem." Albert Einstein
"In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself." - Albert Einstein
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"Looking for an honest politician is like looking for an ethical burglar." - H. L. Mencken
"Our current political system ensures not that the worst will get on top -- though they often do -- but that the best will never even apply." - Paul Jacob
"Who may we look to for a reprieve from these money-grubbers and looters? We cannot look to our neighbors and fellow citizens, for they are as dumb as posts. They complain about high taxes and then vote these morons into office anyway." - Cody
"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes". ~Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952
They only allow us to vote to keep us content. They already know who will be serving us, just makes us feel as though our say meant something.
"I have to add that I'm a political atheist. Politics is an illusion to appease the people to make them think they are accepted."
"Stupidity can easily be proved the supreme Social Evil. Three factors combine to establish it as such. First and foremost, the number of stupid people is legion. Secondly, most of the power in business, finance, diplomacy and politics is in the hands of more or less stupid individuals. Finally, high abilities are often linked with serious stupidity."
"But in general, mankind always seemed abhorrent. I have no problems in showing that sometimes prevented me from eating all day and kept me from painting for a week to have noticed a feature; is amazing how greed, envy, arrogance, rudeness, greed and, in general, that whole set of attributes that make up the human condition can be seen on one side, in a manner of walking, at a glance. It seems natural that after a meeting so you do not feel like eating, painting, or even to live. " ― Ernesto Sábato, El túnel
“Betrayed and wronged in everything,
I’ll flee this bitter world where vice is king,
And seek some spot unpeopled and apart
Where I’ll be free to have an honest heart.”
- Moliere, The Misanthrope
“Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.”
― Dean Koontz
“A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit and bitter misanthrope.”
― Dean Koontz, Velocity
“Most people are full of themselves and speak only the obnoxiously superficial, in other words they're annoying as hell” ― Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)
“You ever get the feeling the world's filling up with bastards? I do. What I want to know is what happens when all the bastards run out of people to crap on? What happens when all that's left in the world is bastards?" - William Hoffman
“I cannot but conclude that the Bulk of your Natives, to be the most pernicious Race of little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth.” ― Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
“The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous.”
― Emil Cioran
Spanish proverb: If stupidity hurt, there would be moans coming from every household.
"Great indeed is the number of the stupid." - Galileo
"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice." - Will Durant
"Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos." -Will Durant
"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority." -Will Durant
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."- Will Durant
"Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance." -Will Durant
"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us."- Albert Einstein
"Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions." -Will Durant
"To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy." -Will Durant
"History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice." -Will Durant
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"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness." -Albert Einstein
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." -Albert Einstein
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -Albert Einstein
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree." -Albert Einstein
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein
"I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time." - Eric Schmidt
"I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.'' - Albert Einstein
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." -Albert Einstein
"Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal." -Albert Einstein
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein
"The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe." - Albert Einstein
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead." -Albert Einstein
On Space Travel: "Genetics ensures a random chance of violent offspring so whilst you might think you are perfect your offspring might be another matter. Leaving won't solve anything."
"You can't drive looking in the rear view mirror." -quote about life
"Reality is just reality. You can comb down entire universe and find no trace of logic or science. Both are created by humans and do not exist in nature." - CzarnaArcher
"Not many people see that perfection in itself is truly nothing at all."
"Humans have always considered themselves the most intelligent species on the planet as they have built empires, wrote literatures and created machines while dolphins just spent all their time playing in the sea. Dolphins, for exactly the same reasons, consider themselves to be the more intelligent species."
'You are due an opportunity, not a handout. Opportunity is knocking at the door, but you won't answer it because it's dressed like hard work.' - E.T Williams
Studies show that the Internet is making us lonely, depressed, and possibly crazy.
"Humans have this delusion that we have priority rights to live and outstrip everything and everyone else. Sorry, but no, we do not." - *Leathurkatt-TFTiggy
"We're at the level of infants in moral responsibility, but with the technological capability of adults." Dr. Bostrom
"Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul."
Humans are actually one of the weakest animals on the planet. Without our technology, we can't outrun most predators. We can't survive in extreme heat or extreme cold without the use of clothes. The only reason we never went extinct was because of our brains. The reason we will eventually go extinct is also because of our brains. We are a weak useless species. We think too highly of ourselves to intervene and help the other creatures of this planet also. Weak and selfish. Pathetic.
My Japanese name is:
藤原 Fujiwara (wisteria fields) 恵美 Emi (blessed with beauty)
*Hint: Enter your last name first, then your first name.
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"I am here to give a laugh. A day without a smile is a day wasted." :thumb312558465:
"The secret to immortality is to live a life worth remembering." - Bruce Lee
"although humanity is free, we are captives of our own ignorance." -Conquest79
"cool as a pool in summer"- cookiegirl14
It may be cliche, but I wonder why people just can't leave each other alone. If you don't like someone just don't deal with them. Why put in an extra effort to rub it in their face that you don't like them?
Fave Crime/Mystery shows:
Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter
Scorned: Love Kills
Murder By the Book,
Dr. G Medical Examiner
What's Your Sign?
I'm a Capricorn! <3
My Chinese Zodiac animal: Earth Snake. :3
:thumb251217948: <------I really hate it when media takes an official dark/tan skinned character and makes them "white". For example, in Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, Sokka and Katara (tan skinned in the anime) were played by white actors in the live movie. You mean to tell me that they couldn't hire Inuit actors?!? That's the stuff I can't stand. Nor can I stand it when it happens to other ethnic characters. >.>
ﾞ（ﾟ､ ｡ ７ (Meow!!)
I really appreciate the thought and all but please......no more chain messages.
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