quote by Voltaire

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

— Voltaire

Surprising Miscellaneous quotations

Truth is not determined by a majority vote.


A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.

A flower without a stem, is beauty waiting to die. A heart without love, is a tear waiting to cry.

The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.

Spare your breath to cool your porridge.


More good things in life are lost by indifference than ever were lost by active hostility.

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.

If the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is to mean anything, it must, as a general matter, permit a person to possess, carry and sometimes conceal arms to maintain the security of his private residence or privately operated business.

I went to my doctor and asked for something for persistent wind. He gave me a kite.

So often when you start talking about kindness to animals someone comments that starving and mistreated children should come first. The issue can't be divided like that. It isn't a choice between children and animals. It's our duty to care for both. Kindness is the important thing. Kids and animals are our responsibility.


That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.

Make good scouts of yourselves, become good rifle shots so that if it becomes necessary that you defend your families and your country that you can do it.

The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.

The new frontier lies not beyond the planets but within each one of us.

Paradise is within you, in your state of no-mind. And hell is also within you, in your very mind.


Let us make hay while the sun shines.

It is a mistake to imagine that potentially great men are rare.

It is the conditions that permit the promise of greatness to be fulfilled that are rare. What is so difficult to achieve is the cultural background that permits potential greatness to be converted into actual greatness.

Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost.

I want to go down in history in a chapter marked miscellaneous because the writers could find no other way to categorize me In this world where classification is key I want to erase the straight lines So I can be me

It must never be lost sight of what observation is for.

It is not for the sake of piling up miscellaneous information or curious facts, but for the sake of saving life and increasing health and comfort


The thing I am most aware of is my limits.

And this is natural; for I never, or almost never, occupy the middle of my cage; my whole being surges toward the bars.

This is very true: For my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers.

Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.

As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.


Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. . . . Easy is right means natural is right, effortlessness is right, egolessness is right.

Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.

Self-pity is... a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink.

The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Fame — the aggregate of all the misunderstandings that collect around a new name.


Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.

You cannot eat your cake and have your cake.

I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do.

When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.

When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous, and fixated on "stuff negative notions, toxic relationships, and situations from the past."