Quotations

Misc

  • The smallest number name that’s typed with eight fingers is ONE SEPTILLION ONE THOUSAND.
  • Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus are all towns in Indiana.
  • 2427 = 21 + 42 + 23 + 74
  • SAN DIEGO is an anagram of DIAGNOSE.
  • “It is not customary to love what one has.” — Anatole France

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“There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.”

– G.K. Chesterton

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“I see men ordinarily more eager to discover a reason for things than to find out whether the things are so.” — Montaigne

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“Absolutely speaking, Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you is by no means a golden rule, but the best of current silver. An honest man would have but little occasion for it.” — Thoreau

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“From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.” — Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale, 1930

Misc

  • The sum of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
  • ANTITRINITARIANIST contains all 24 arrangements of the letters I, N, R, and T.
  • The Empire State Building has its own zip code.
  • 63945 = 63 × (-9 + 45)
  • “Isn’t it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most!” — Charles Lindbergh

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“Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do.” — Katharine Hepburn

Misc

  • Can God sin?
  • The Thinker’s right elbow is on his left knee.
  • 48625 = 45 + 82 + 66 + 28 + 54
  • MARASCHINO is an anagram of HARMONICAS.
  • “Genius is nothing but continued attention.” — Helvetius

Misc

  • 34425 = 34 × 425
  • A running joke is a standing joke.
  • RESTAURATEURS balances two identical sets of letters on either side of the central R.
  • Does an artwork have value if no one sees it?
  • “Marriage is a covered dish.” — Swiss proverb

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“No one becomes a laughingstock who laughs at himself.” — Seneca

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“It is impossible for a man to begin to learn that which he thinks that he knows.” — Epictetus

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“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” — Calvin Coolidge

Misc

  • What time is it on the sun?
  • PATERNAL, PARENTAL, and PRENATAL are anagrams.
  • If forecastle is pronounced “fo’c’sle,” should forecast be pronounced “folks”?
  • A clock’s second hand is its third hand.
  • “The religion of one seems madness unto another.” — Thomas Browne

Bonus poser: In what sport does only the winning team travel backward?

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“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” — Mark Twain

“A man who finds not satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere.” — La Rochefoucauld

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” — Emerson

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“Of all the illusions that beset mankind none is quite so curious as that tendency to suppose that we are mentally and morally superior to those who differ from us in opinion.” — Elbert Hubbard

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“Knowing exactly how much of the future can be introduced into the present is the secret of great government.” — Victor Hugo

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“He approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.” — Cato

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“Ignorance is bold, and knowledge is reserved.” — Thucydides

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“When we have provided against cold, hunger and thirst, all the rest is but vanity and excess.” — Seneca

Misc

  • Can a symbol symbolize itself?
  • OVERPLAY and UNDERPLAY are Pig Latin for PLOVER and PLUNDER.
  • 11264 = 11 × 26+4
  • Could the universe be moved one mile to the right?
  • “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” — Marcus Aurelius

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“Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music, or pictures, or architecture, or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” — Samuel Butler

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“The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.” — H.G. Wells

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“Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” — Thomas Jefferson

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“The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” — Daniel Boorstin