QUOTES BY LANG By John Lang (Article)


John Lang 

Some favourite quotations. Not exactly links, but they have been accumulating and I don't want to waste them.

Thomas Jefferson

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Ronald Reagan (1986)c

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Plea to officials: don't just do something, stand there.

Dorothy Parker

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Edward Gibbon

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

Pancho Villa (last words)

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. G. K. Chesterton

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.

Frank Zappa

You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Dick Cavett

There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?

English prof

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top."

James Thurber

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?

Calvin Trillin

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Mr. Burns (Simpsons


Oooh, so Mother Nature needs a favour?! Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys! Nature started the fight for survival, and now she wants to quit because she’s losing. Well I say, hard cheese.

Lord Kelvin (Brit scientist


Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

Radio has no future.

H. L. Mencken

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

Mohandas Gandi (June 22, 1940, on the capitulation of France)

Germans of future generations will honour Herr Hitler as a genius, as a brave man, a matchless organizer and much more.

Aga Khan (July 25, 1940)

The Khedive of Egypt and I will both drink a bottle of champagne when the Führer sleeps in Windsor Castle. Churchill was paid by Jews.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Adrienne E. Gusoff

Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high.


Now, some actual links.

Need to get in shape for the beach? Fire your personal trainer. Use these sites instead.

How to nap.

Want to find where to go to learn about medicine or find out why your neck is sore? Check out these health research sites.

Why Google when all your favourite sites are staring you in the face? Here is a Visual logo directory that specializes in the top 10 favourite sites of each category, making the internet an easier place.

Foreign Policy Magazine reviews the Think Tanks, so you don't have to. Right here.

Get Smarter. Thousands of Video lectures from the world's top scholars.

Go to Harvard for free. More online Ivy League freebies are here.

Time Magazine's list of best websites of 2008.

The Telegraph's list of 101 most useful websites.

10 surprising uses for aspirin.

80 beautiful typefaces for professional design. The rest of Smashing Magazine is worth a look as well.

Heard about Bittorrent but don't know what it is? Read all about it here and begin downloading your movies for free. Still more on the subject, here.

Now that you know how Bittorrent works, you'll need some torrent files to play with.

Ready to give 110%? If so, you need to stop using sports clichés such as these.

Top 10 worst hereditary conditions. It begins with baldness and gets worse.

The strangest sights in Google Earth.

Play "place the 50 states". Didn't care for it? Well then, browse through these 200 other free online games.

Top 10 greatest hoaxes of all time.

Open source (free) software you might need. And more here.

OK, time to quit procrastinating and cease committing all manner of other productivity crimes. Take a Zen approach.

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