The aspiration to truth is more precious than its assured possession.

Gotthold Lessing

The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest; we must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis

You might be a little nervous...until you get going!

James 'Lugs' Brannigan, Dublin cop, boxer & referee, renowned for his toughness and fairness.

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.


Truth is the child of time.

Immanuel Kant

If you want something done, always ask a busy man.

W. J. Kennedy, Inspector of Schools for Lancashire and the Isle of Man in Britain, 1856.

I may not agree with what you say, but I'll fight for your right to say it.

Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall et al.

Just because I don't agree with you, does not mean that I hate you; we need to relearn that in our society.

Morgan Freeman

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

From Henry G. Bohn's Handbook of Proverbs

You can't help noticing that the ones doing all the talking about listening are doing all the talking.

Brendan Kilcoyne

A man who misuses an apostrophe is capable of anything.

Con Houlohan, Irish Sports Columnist (1925-2012)

The more we learn, the more we realise how little we know.

Albert Einstein, Buckminster Fuller

Stupid never sleeps.


Everyday's a schoolday.


Everyone has a right to be foolish if they think it wise. 

Dr Daniel Mannix, Former Archbishop of Melbourne (1864-1963)

Fear brings anger to the tongue; a friend speaks to the heart

Kung Fu (TV Series) as adapted from Taoist teachings.

When a programmer becomes indispensible, it's time to get rid of him.

Gerald M. Weinberg

A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind.

Albert Einstein, Oscar Wilde

When all you have is a hammer, all you see is nails.

Abraham Maslow, Pat Morrissey

I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.

Ronald Reagan

Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.

Henry Royce