My wisdom collection! Does anyone here have any good quotes I could add to it?
Whatever is received is received according to the mode of the receiver.
Principiis obsta - resist the beginnings
Finem respice - consider the end
Cum negante principia nequit disputar
"It is impossible to discuss with anyone who denies principles"
Saint Thomas Aquinas said once and for all: "Let the knowledgeable man teach. Let the holy man pray. Let the prudent man rule."
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes
I fear the Greeks even when they are bearing gifts.
Verbum sat sapienti
A word to the wise is sufficient
Nil disputandum de gustibus
No disputing about tastes
Quod Sum Eris
What I am, you will be (on a gravestone!)
Ex nihilo nihil fit
Nothing comes from nothing (Scholastic Axiom)
Ab inimice disce
Learn from your enemy
Bonum est ex integra causa, malum ex quocumque defectu
A good thing must be completely so, evil if it has any defect.
The European Germanics say: It's always easy to find a stick if you want to beat up a dog.
"For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong." --H.L. Mencken
"The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts." --Paul Ehrlich
The American inventor Thomas Edison described this colossal scam, which the New World Order is designed to perpetuate, as follows:
"It is absurd to say our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people."
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
"Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." -George Orwell
Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. -Euripedes