Poking Fun

April’s here, and the fools are out to play. In case you all missed the fun of April Fools yesterday (and I must admit, I wasn’t seeing any great internet trolls occuring yesterday–for shame, internetz), I thought it only good and right today to begin the week and smack our quotes about with a few more comical bits of wisdom…

“Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” 
~Mark Twain

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” 
~Douglas Adams

“Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?” 
~George Bernard Shaw

A Touch of Civil Disobedience

Given the present presence of “protest” that seems to be engrained in the global mindset – Arab Spring, Anti-Wall Street Rallies in the U.S. to name a few – I think it would behoove me to put up a few words on “Civil Disobedience” for this week’s quotes for thought…

“Laws control the lesser man.  Right conduct controls the greater one.”
~Chinese Proverb

“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality.  Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.”
~Malcolm X

“Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.”
~George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists

The Imagination’s the Limit

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” ~Jack London

“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” ~Charles Kettering

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~George Bernard Shaw