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Quote March 7 2012

Posted by lilosophie none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 6, 12 at 23:58

It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons. ~Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. ~Voltaire, letter to Count Schomberg, 31 August 1769


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RE: Quote March 7 2012

absolutely hilarious and much truth.


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RE: Quote March 7 2012

Two of my favorite quotes. Can't remember who said it, but apes don't talk so that humans will not enslave them.


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From Voltaire to Douglas Adams in one quote message. You've got something there.


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