Quotes: B

A policeman is someone who writes your name down after you’ve been robbed.

Russell Baker

If God existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Mikhail Bakunin

Death’s too good for you.

Band of Outsiders

It’s sad to grow old — but nice to ripen.

Brigitte Bardot

You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. Them’s some great odds.

P. T. Barnum

Nothing is a done deal until the deal is done.

Kate Battersby

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone expects to live at the expense of everyone else.

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Interesting how the crude myths of our youth come back as eternal truths.

Greg Bear

Science invented honesty.

Greg Bear

Great minds drain one’s soul.

Beloved Sisters

The public is an examiner, but an absent-minded one.

Walter Benjamin

My best ad-libs are the ones I rehearse the most.

Jack Benny

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know; it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.

Yogi Berra

One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind.

Alphonse Bertillon

The purpose of learning is freedom.

Vinoba Bhave

As scarce as truth is, the supply is always in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings

God doesn’t play dice with the universe.
Stop telling God what to do.

Albert Einstein / Niels Bohr

War is the health of the State.

Randolph Bourne

All models are false, but some are useful.

George Box

If the government doesn’t trust the people, why doesn’t it dissolve them and elect a new people?

Berthold Brecht

Tossing out bad theories and zeroing in on the truth …

David Brin

Freedom from government

Harry Browne

It was clearly understood that the government had no powers that weren’t authorized in the Constitution.

Harry Browne

Politicians swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and they don’t even understand what it is.

Harry Browne

The Constitution isn’t about what people can do; it’s about what government can do.

Harry Browne

The government has no power to tell people what to do except in areas specifically authorized in the Constitution.

Harry Browne

Lennie, I said to myself: You’re forty years old. It’s time to grow up and sell out.

Lennie Bruce

Universe is not a dead machine but a living presence.

R. M. Bucke

The billion-triggered pinball machine called Society

Algis Budrys

We are the people our parents warned us about.

Jimmy Buffett

If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me

Jimmy Buffett

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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