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Another emminently quotable person!

“And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief,Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.”

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.”

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2 Comments

  1. Um… that first isn’t Benjamin Franklin. That’s W.S. Gilbert, Utopia Limited, Act I Finale:

    Princess Zara:
    A complicated gentleman allow to present,
    Of all the arts and faculties the terse embodiment,
    He’s a great arithmetician who can demonstrate with ease
    That two and two are three or five or anything you please;
    An eminent Logician who can make it clear to you
    That black is white–when looked at from the proper point of view;
    A marvelous Philologist who’ll undertake to show
    That “yes” is but another and a neater form of “no.”

    Sir Bailey:
    Yes–yes–yes–
    “Yes” is but another and a neater form of “no.”
    All preconceived ideas on any subject I can scout,
    And demonstrate beyond all possibility of doubt,
    That whether you’re an honest man or whether you’re a thief
    Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.

  2. Thanks for the heads up, Adam.


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