R. James Bradley Phillips \human male\ n  :  A well-educated, multifarious, serial hobbyist. Born and raised in North-Central Arkansas, he now resides in Southeast Minnesota with his wife and dog.

Here is a running list of my favorite quotes and quips. I update this list as often as I hear genius worth sharing.

*Last updated: 10/01/10

“The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is.” -Mary Pettibone Poole

“Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito.” – Virgil (translated: “do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.”)

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis

“A hundred years hence, absolute monarchy will probably be rendered necessary in our country by the corruption of our people.” -Benjamin Rush

“History shows us, over and over again, that large groups of people given too much power over other people lose their humanity.” -Dean Koontz

“An idealist is one who on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage concludes that it will also make better soup.” -H.L. Mencken

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” -Rita Mae Brown

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Dave Ramsey

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” -Andre Gide

“Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.” -Jean de la Bruyere

“Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.” -H. L. Mencken

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Being wrong isn’t a Democracy” – Wash, RvB Recon

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka

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