Quotations

A few quotations I have enjoyed

The world is passing through troubled times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behaviour and dress

Peter the Hermit, c.1050 to 1115 (probably apochryphal)

We trained hard, but it seemed that everytime we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress whilst producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

Petronius Arbiter, 66AD (actually written and survived)

Tony Benn recommends that we ask anyone in a powerful position: "What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?

Tony Benn MP

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them

Albert Einstein

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.

No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

Age is an issue of mind of matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter

Mark Twain