My Favorite Quotes:by Doug Casey
by Doug Casey
When I first got into the habit of ending every edition of The International Speculator (and later The Casey Report) with a quote – starting about ten years ago – I almost always referred to at least one of my four favorite modern philosophers – Mikhail Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Edward Gibbon, and H.L. Mencken. I used all of these quotes from them so long ago now that many current subscribers either haven’t seen them or have let them fade into the further reaches of their consciousness.
We’ve put some of them together, and I’ve appended a current observation on many. Take a few of the quotes you like best and tape them on your computer or your fridge. They’ll provide a continuing measure of solace and amusement.
Let’s set the tone with Einstein. I don’t quote him often, but two of my all-time favorite observations are courtesy of him:
“Two things are infinite – the universe and human stupidity. And I’m not sure about the former.”
“After hydrogen, the most common thing in the universe is stupidity.”