Friday, November 17, 2006

Quote of the day, 11/17/06

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."

--Oscar Wilde


Alon Levy said...

In related news, I once saw a quote on, I think, Pharyngula:

"The person who would die for his belief will always let others die with him, often before, at times instead" (rough quote).

Renegade Evolution said...


Rootietoot said...

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.

Proverbs 18.2

Professor Zero said...


And I am intrigued by the sentence Alon Levy quotes. Someone just went on at me about how if you are not willing to die for your belief, you don't really believe it.

I thought: what about beginning by having integrity while alive?

belledame222 said...

I think it maybe depends on the belief. and, how related the belief is to actual other people and/or at least other living beings/the planet. as in, -really,- not just in true believer's feverish little brain.