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The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
by Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

 

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

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Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

In principle, the great religions of the world
do not differ as much as they appear to.
- Ernest Holmes

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
and exercise, of health.
- James Thomson

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

There's a basic principle about consumer electronics:
it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time.
that's true of all types of consumer electronics.
- Trip Hawkins

I shall argue that strong men, conversely,
know when to compromise and that all principles can
be compromised to serve a greater principle.
- Andrew Carnegie

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

I am committed to the principle that violence is never
justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.
- Justin Sane

Everybody's for democracy in principle.
It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
- Meg Greenfield

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle
of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of
forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
- Herbert Read

Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power.
- Mary Douglas

So I think one can say on empirical grounds -
not because of some philosophical principle -
that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy.
- Peter L. Berger

I extend that to the abortion issue,
I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue,
I think this is a freedom principle and consistent
with the analysis in the economic area as well.
- William Weld

We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute,
truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
- John Howard

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes,
not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism,
not to reconciliation or synthesis.
This is also the principle of evil.
- Jean Baudrillard

The first and only principle of sexual ethics:
the accuser is always in the wrong.
- Theodor Adorno

Fascism is itself less 'ideological',
in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination
that is elsewhere concealed.
- Theodor Adorno

There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.
- James K. Polk

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army.
- Jose Marti

Our recent 5-year labour agreements,
in Canada as well as the United States,
are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure,
propaganda and force.
- Charles E. Wilson

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
- Will Durant

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
- Lord Melbourne

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without
becoming a principle of evil.
- Albert Camus

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box -
the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle
of the chewing gum dispenser.
- Cecil Beaton


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