My Favorite Quotes

[ 0 ] June 7, 2011 |

I was going through some old draft posts, trying to clean things up a bit and found these quotes that I never published. Some are funny, some are thought provoking and still others are introspective. I hope you enjoy them.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. ~ Oscar Wilde

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. ~ Edmund Burke

If only our great thinkers could learn to talk, and our great talkers could learn to think ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. ~ Edmund Burke

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one. ~ Ann Landers

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing. ~ Edmund Burke

It doesn’t make a difference what temperature a room is, it’s always room temperature. ~ Steven Wright

I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. ~ Edmund Burke

I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, ‘I’m going to mop the floor with your face.’ I said, ‘You’ll be sorry.’ He said, ‘Oh, yeah? Why?’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.’ ~ Emo Phillips

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. ~ Edmund Burke

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. ~ Edmund Burke

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. ~ Edmund Burke

Our patience will achieve more than our force. ~ Edmund Burke

The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands. ~ Edmund Burke

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. ~ Edmund Burke, “A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful”, 1756

Good order is the foundation of all things. ~ Edmund Burke, ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France,’ 1790

If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well, she would have been the paintbrush. ~ Dawn French (of French & Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous)

My favorite quote of all time is this:

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke

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I'm Shan and I 'm the creator of The Asylum and a magnet for The Free Range Stupid™. I'm a little nutty, a lot sarcastic and pretty damn smart. I am also a graphic designer, blog coder, virtual assistant, free lance writer and can whip you up a killer resume, media kit or press release that would make others green with envy. Go to Skewed Design Studios to check out my services. You won't be disappointed.

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