Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

MrsDarwin, in Random Quotes

Seen around: The Random Quote Generator Meme, where one selects the first five quotes that seem to express one's personality. Except I find I've picked six.

The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959), 1908

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell (1903 - 1950), "Animal Farm"

Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
Ludwig Erhard (1897 - 1977)

2 comments:

Julie D. said...

Ooo, those are some good ones! More for my quote journal I see.

Brother Bill said...

I like that last one. As Calvin once grumbled, (after arguing with Hobbes,) "A good compromise leaves everybody mad."