|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)
||by Linux fortune
|Obviously, a man's judgement cannot be better than the information on which he|
has based it. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has
the chance to be right, but give him no news or present him only with distorted
and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda
and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning processes, and
make him something less than a man.
-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
|I cannot affirm God if I fail to affirm man. Therefore, I affirm both.|
Without a belief in human unity I am hungry and incomplete. Human unity
is the fulfillment of diversity. It is the harmony of opposites. It is
a many-stranded texture, with color and depth.
- Norman Cousins
|An excellence-oriented '80s male does not wear a regular watch. He wears|
a Rolex watch, because it weighs nearly six pounds and is advertised
only in excellence-oriented publications such as Fortune and Rich
Protestant Golfer Magazine. The advertisements are written in
incomplete sentences, which is how advertising copywriters denote excellence:
"The Rolex Hyperion. An elegant new standard in quality excellence and
discriminating handcraftsmanship. For the individual who is truly able
to discriminate with regard to excellent quality standards of crafting
things by hand. Fabricated of 100 percent 24-karat gold. No watch parts
or anything. Just a great big chunk on your wrist. Truly a timeless
statement. For the individual who is very secure. Who doesn't need to
be reminded all the time that he is very successful. Much more successful
than the people who laughed at him in high school. Because of his acne.
People who are probably nowhere near as successful as he is now. Maybe
he'll go to his 20th reunion, and they'll see his Rolex Hyperion.
-- Dave Barry, "In Search of Excellence"
|Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the|
formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite
shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide
-- F.M. Colby, "Imaginary Obligations"
|Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's|
incomplete and saying: "Now it's complete because it's ended here."
-- Muad'dib, "Dune"
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