King's Favorite Quotations


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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

When love is not madness, it is not love.
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca, poet and dramatist (1600-1681 )

I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
    Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592 )

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )

An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
    J.W. Tukey, statistician ( )

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
    Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience
    -George Sand, novelist (1804-1876))

A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation."
    Stephen Crane, writer (1871-1900 )

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
    Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1672-1719 )

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

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Most of the quotes on my site were selected from my free subscription to Anu Garg's "A Word A Day."