Aphorisms Galore!

Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/8vmi9s0a  ·   Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/6hcujeiu  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

tiny.ag/swcz0xme  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, and I can singlehandedly move the world.

Archimedes, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/v2eioua3  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jwjgsgh3  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.

Mickey Mouse, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jwhevbgo  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ya1hwz5x  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/1qmfwyu2  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/c6jkeq5x  ·   Fair (811 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/b4tuds1y  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/oru8uham  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/wgyfgj8m  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ifr4pyih  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gv46ldbw  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymof9a0l  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/xyhjnkct  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.

Woody Allen, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/beioj52g  ·   Fair (876 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion -- i.e., none to speak of.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/pqsikg5n  ·   Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.

Robert A. Heinlein, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/vcqklkqm  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.

Friedrich Hegel, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/fed8pqej  ·   Fair (1052 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.

Stephen Hawking, in Science and Religion