04 November 2009

Quotes on tragedies

Thanks to A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg I came across these great quotations. Perhaps they struck me because some of my thoughts after listening to a podcast about George Orwell and beginning von Hayek's Road to Serfdom.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)
The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that they die fighting each other, instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

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