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The nice thing about standards is that there are
so many of them to choose from.
- Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Our standards are like the tides
There is nothing in this world constant but
Those are my principles. If you don't like them I
- Groucho Marx
I either want less corruption, or more chance to
participate in it.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles -- the first of which is to be flexible at all times
When a fellow says it ain't the money but the
principle of the thing, it's the money.
- Kin Hubbard
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality,
the costs become prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley
As long as people will accept crap, it will be
financially profitable to dispense it.
- Dick Cavett, in "Playboy", 1971
If everybody's behavior can be explained by
simple stupidity and greed, there's no point in assuming a conspiracy.
- P. J. Plauger
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you
have to be evasive.
- Margaret Thatcher, 1976
It is always the best policy to tell the truth,
unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- Jerome K. Jerome
The victor will never be asked if he told the
- Adolf Hitler
You can fool too many of the people too much of
- James Thurber, "The Thurber Carnival", 1945
No science is immune to the infection of politics
and the corruption of power.
- Jacob Bronowski, in "Encounter", 1971
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
- Alex Hamilton, "The Listener", 1978
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those
who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
History teaches us that men and nations behave
wiselyonce they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban, 1970
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt
those who find it.
- André Gide
In times like these, it is helpful to remember
that there have always been times like these.
- Paul Harvey
Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is
suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
- Aaron Levenstein
Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly
upon our own point of view.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Return of the Jedi"
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very
- Walter Lippmann
Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't
understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow
Better Numismatics through Chemistry
And they laughed the laugh of the damned
- Frasier Crane
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