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Favorite Quotes.
#1
Please post some favorite or interesting quotes.

“I am still alive!"
-Last words of Roman Emperor Caligula.

"No! Don't run! I won't kill you! It's they who do the killing! Don't run, I won't kill you!!"
- Dr McCoy, in an episode of Star Trek.

"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."
-Jesus.

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
-Anne Frank.

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
-Edward Abbey.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#2
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you
didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Dream."-Samuel Clemens

"A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. "-H. L. Mencken

"A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married." -H. L. Mencken

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. "Benjamin Franklin

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all. "-Vince Lombardi
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#3
Thank you Dillo. This is a necessary thread, like that of political cartoons. I am going to attach this to the head of the Chat Section, where members can find it easily, and add to the total of famous quotes.
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#4
Mark Twain's advice on raising children: "When they are born, put them in a barrel and feed them through the bung hole. When they turn into teenagers - plug up the bung hole!"

"We have met the enemy, and he is us. " - Walt Kelly

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

"Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock." - Will Rogers

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take." - Adlai Stevenson

"Do, or do not. There is no try." - The Empire Strikes Back (Yoda)
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#5
"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example."
-Niccolo Machiavelli.

"Before all else, be armed."
-Niccolo Machiavelli.

"There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt."
-Niccolo Machiavelli.

"Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear."
-Niccolo Machiavelli.

(Perhaps that last one explains why some are so obsequious toward Islam, but condemn Christianity so readily.)
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#6
Mine are too numerous to be posted here.

It's alot of figures that have been important and central to influencing our culture in a profoundly good way and along the lines of what is truely right in the world (eg Churchill, Steyn, Heston, etc).

Thus, you won't find many quotes from Democrats and leftists.

I'll post some sometime soon.

A good quote, if you haven't noticed, is one that just doesn't apply to one situation, or one thing, or one person, but transcends time and place and circumstance to fit the present and hopefully, offer guidance.

Ben Franklin's quote above is one of those. If only I could remember it more often, I would be alot better off. :oops:
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#7
Quote:"There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt."
-Niccolo Machiavelli.

Maciavelli also thought religion was a tool to control the masses. The quote reflects that - in Machiavelli's opinion, contempt of religion signaled contempt of rulership. It has nothing to do with morality or spirituality. In our modern world, we have more efficient tools(such as advertising, television, the Internet) to repress people with, so our contempt of religion doesn't necessarily show a breakdown of society.
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#8
Oh yeah, my favorite quote:

"If you're going through Hell, keep going!" - Winston Churchill
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#9
I seem to remember an Aphorisms thread that we put together awhile back.
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#10
Think you can locat it Bill?
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#11
I looked but no search returned anything. It may have been lost in an earlier memory dump.
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#12
WmLambert Wrote:I looked but no search returned anything. It may have been lost in an earlier memory dump.

You're probably right on that. I wish Gary had not dumped the infor, but it's crying over spilt milk now.
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#13
I was always fond of:

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~Benjamin Franklin~
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#14
My astral projection and I are having a trial separation.
When in doubt, go to the pub.
Reality and I have a vague acquaintance with one another.
Metaphor be with you.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.

all anonymous
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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#15
Here are some by Sir Winston Churchill
- “No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.”
- “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
- “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
- “My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.”
- “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
- “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”
- “I may be drunk madam, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will be just as ugly.”
- “Democracy is the worst system devised by the wit of man, except for all the others.”
- “Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.”
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
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#16
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
-Carl Sagan.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#17
Some from B. Franklin:
-“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
- “You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.”
- “Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.”
- “After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.”
- “Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”
- “To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”
- “A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.”
- “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”
- “Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.”
- “It is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.”
- “When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day’s work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome.”
- “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see of this truth—that God governs the affairs of men.”
- “The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”
- “It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,”
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
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#18
I have a Philippine friend online, and he recently told me about those interesting sayings that his family often said to him.

"Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa"
(In God there is mercy, in man there is action)

"Walang mang-aapi kung walang magpapa-api." - Dr. Jose Rizal -
(There are no tyrants where there are no slaves).

I rather like those two S1
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#19
"Though my soul may set in darkness,
It will rise in perfect light,
I have loved the stars too fondly
To be fearful of the night"

From the poem, "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil," by Sarah Williams.

Some have used the quote "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." as an epitaph.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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#20
"Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it."
-Grandmother of Edward Bok.

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”
-Laurence Sterne.

“The universe is wider than our views of it.”
-Henry David Thoreau.
Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings.
But there are times for you and me when all such things agree.
-Geddy Lee, Rush.
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