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  1. Pathless

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    "One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous."

    --Aldous Huxley
     
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    "The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different."

    --Aldous Huxley
     
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    "The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred."

    --Aldous Huxley
     
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    When the way comes to an end, then change ----

    having changed, you pass through.

    I Ching
     
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    If christians spent as much time praying as they do grumbling they would soon have nothing to grumble about.
    -Anonymous
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    I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
    Socrates
     
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    I like a man who grins when he fights.
    -Winston Churchill
     
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    If your going through Hell, keep going.
    -Winston Churchill
     
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    A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on
    -Winston Churchill
     
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    Never, Never, Never, Never give up.
    -Winston Churchill
     
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    Fools and wise guys

    The fool says in his heart: "There is no God".
    The wise guy tells everyone he is God's spokesman.


    -- Cynicus Anonymus


    Susma Rio Sep
     
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    "I don't know how they will fight World War III, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
    -Albert Einstein
     
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    -Clarke's First Law:
    When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

    -Corollary (Asimov): - When the lay public rallies round an idea that is denounced by distinguished but elderly scientists, and supports that idea with great fervor and emotion -- the distinguished but elderly scientists are then, after all, right.

    -Clarke's Second Law:
    The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

    -Clarke's Third Law:
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
     
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    -First Law of Debate:
    Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.
     
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    -Law of Entropy:
    If you put a spoonful of wine in a barrel full of sewage you get sewage. If you put a spoonful of sewage into a barrel full of wine you still get sewage.
     
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    -Ginsberg's Theorems (Generalized Laws of Thermodynamics or Ginsberg's Restatement of the Three Laws of Thermodynamics):
    1. You can't win.
    2. You can't break even.
    3. You can't even quit the game.

    -Freeman's Commentary on Ginberg's Theorem:
    Every major philosophy that attempts to make life seem meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg's Theorem. To wit:
    1. Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win.
    2. Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even.
    3. Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.
     
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    -The 19 Rules for Good Riting:
    1. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.
    2. Just between you and I, case is important.
    3. Verbs has to agree with their subject.
    4. Watch out for irregular verbs which has cropped up into our language.
    5. Don't use no double negatives.
    6. A writer mustn't shift your point of view.
    7. When dangling, don't use participles.
    8. Join clauses good like a conjunction should.
    9. And don't use conjunctions to start sentences.
    10. Don't use a run-on sentence you got to punctuate it.
    11. About sentence fragments.
    12. In letters themes reports articles and stuff like that we use commas to keep strings apart.
    13. Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.
    14. Its important to use apostrophe's right.
    15. Don't abbrev.
    16. Check to see if you any words out.
    17. In my opinion I think that the author when he is writing should not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words which he does not really need.
    18. Then, of course, there's that old one: Never use a preposition to end a sentence with.
    19. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
     
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    -H. L. Mencken's Law:
    Those who can -- do.
    Those who cannot -- teach.
    -Martin's Extension:
    Those who cannot teach -- administrate.
     
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    -Hanlon's Razor:
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
     
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    -Issawi's Law of Aggression:
    At any given moment, a society contains a certain amount of accumulated and accruing aggressiveness. If more than 21 years elapse without this aggressiveness being directed outward, in a popular war against other countries, it turns inward, in social unrest, civil disturbances, and political disruption.

    -Issawi's Law of Dogmatism:
    When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is their holding dogmas that are different from our own.

    -Issawi's Laws of Progress:
    1. The Course of Progress: Most things get steadily worse.
    2. The Path of Progress: A shortcut is the longest distance between two points.
    3. The Dialectics of Progress: Direct action produces direct reaction.
    4. The Pace of Progress: Society is a mule, not a car... If pressed too hard, it will kick and throw off its rider.
     
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    -Laws of the Frisbee:
    1. The most powerful force in the world is that of a disc straining to land under a car, just beyond reach. (The technical term for this force is "car suck".)
    2. The higher the quality of a catch or the comment it receives, the greater the probability of a crummy return throw. ("Good catch. . . Bad throw.")
    3. One must never precede any maneuver by a comment more predictive than, "Watch this!" (Keep 'em guessing.)
    4. The higher the costs of hitting any object, the greater the certainty it will be struck. (Remember: The disk is positive; cops and old ladies are clearly negative.)
    5. The best catches are never seen. ("Did you see that?" "See what?")
    6. The greatest single aid to distance is for the disc to be going in a direction you did not want. (Wrong way = long way.)
    7. The most powerful hex words in the sport are: "I really have this down -- watch." (Know it? Blow it!)
    8. In any crowd of spectators at least one will suggest that razor blades could be attached to the disc. ("You could maim and kill with that thing.")
    9. The greater your need to make a good catch, the greater the probability your partner will deliver his worst throw. (If you can't touch it, you can't trick it.)
    10. The single most difficult move with a disc is to put it down. ("Just one more!")
     

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