Quotes by Philo Vance

The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.

Philo Vance

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The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.

Larry Wall

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.

Bhagavad Gita

Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity

Man can live far from God -- not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering.

Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

Jonathan Swift

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson »

Jesus was a bachelor and never lived with a woman. Surely living with a woman is one of the most difficult things a man has to do, and he never did it.

James Joyce »