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posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 08:54 AM
"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there."

~ Josh Billings

posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 08:44 PM
During the assualt on Caen by Allied force, they had over 1000 bombers perform bombardment of the city before the inital attack. One German soldier later remarked he was "honored to of have an enemy plane designated for each of them."

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:00 AM
"Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine."

~ Buddha

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:06 AM
quotes, quotes, quotes! iv been collecting for a year now. here they all are; there are some from chain emails that i have recieved.

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”
“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
“War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
“What science cannot tell us, mankind cannot know.”
“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

"It is worth a thousand pounds a year
to have the habit of looking
on the bright side of things."
Samuel Johnson

"Why do I do this job? The moneys good, the scenery changes, and they let me play with explosives."

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident" -Arthur Schopenhauer
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past" -George Orwell
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." -F.Roosevelt

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even when there are no rivers.“
- Nikita Krustjev

"The theory of the Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property."
"From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his needs."
"Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations."
"Democracy is the road to socialism."
"Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. Working men of all countries, unite!"
–Karl Marx

"I worked at a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a communist."
–Nikita Khrushchev

"From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxembourg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire."
"A communist is like a crocodile – when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up."
"The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!"
–Winston Churchill

"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Communism, it will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."
"In an ironic sense, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis – a crisis where the demands of the economic order are colliding directly with those of the political order. But the crisis is happening not in the free, non-Marxist West, but in the home of Marxism-Leninism, the Soviet Union ... [Communism will be] left on the ash heap of history."
"The Soviet Union is an Evil Empire, and Soviet communism is the focus of evil in the modern world."
–Ronald Reagan
"Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work"
–Will Rogers

"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."
"Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
–Adlai E. Stevenson

"In my opinion, nothing has contributed so much to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. And so for the last ten years, I have been convinced that the destruction of the Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement."
–George Orwell, Preface to Animal Farm
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."
–Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian archbishop

"Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate."
"If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another name?"
–Graham Greene

"The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians"
–Henry Louis Mencken

"We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. ... The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist."
–E. B. White

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if i can remember any of the damn things. ~ Dorothy Parker, The Little Hours
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. ~ Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest

Beware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fueled by a quotation. ~ Emile Cioran, Anathemas and Admirations
Books of quotations are an elemental model of how culture is perpetuated, the wisdom of the trite passed on to posterity, to be added to, edited, and modified by subsequent generations. ~ Robert Andrews

I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better. ~ Montaigne, "Of the Education of Children"; Variant: I quote others only the better to express myself

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
One good quote is worth a book. ~ Anonymous
One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. ~ Diogenes
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. ~ Samuel Johnson
Quotation. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is. ~ Mary Pettibone Poole

Only spiritual awakening will save the Earth | "We must be the change we wish to see in the world" -Gandhi

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."-Abraham Lincoln

We must always fear the wicked. But there is another kind of evil that we must fear the most, and that is the indifference of good men. - Troy Duffy

"Hasty climbers have sudden falls."

"How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?" ~Jay Leno

1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I
am with you..

2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make
you cry.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to,
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

4.. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your

5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them
knowing you can't have them.

6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is
falling in love with your smile.

7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the

8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste
their time on you.

9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the
right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to
be grateful.

10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to
do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next
time around

12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try
and know someone else and expect them to know you.

13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them

"The greatest glory of a free-born people
is to transmit that freedom to their children."

William Havard

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. ~ Woodrow Wyatt

An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~ Plato

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell

He is not a lover who does not love forever. ~ Euripides

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

If I know what love is, it is because of you. ~ Hermann Hesse

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. ~ C.S. Lewis

Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twines
Tell me why the sky's so blue
And I will tell you why I love you.

Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine
Phototropism makes ivy twine
Rayleigh scattering makes sky so blue
Sexual hormones are why I love you. ~ Fortune file

You are what you love, not what loves you ~ Adaptation (movie)

"If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen."

"Necessity is the mother of invention"

"When the LASER was invented in the 60's it was largely regarded as a "solution looking for a problem". Today we see LASER technology every day, in every walk of life, and the benefit to society is incalculable. Throughout history we've quipped "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"; and inventors occupied themselves solving problems and building better mousetraps. Today, as in the case of the LASER, "Invention has become the Mother of Necessity". Technological advancement pursued for it's own sake, only later to be repackaged into consumer products and marketed as the "Next Big Thing". -Jeff Raber, Netizen.

"Don't sh*t where you eat."

"It is best to hide nothing, and watch all the fools run around trying to find it

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be”

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"Knowledge is one. Its division into subjects is a concession to human weakness."

A book written by the man
used to control and command
All rights will be denied,
without the mark you shall die

There are many things that are true which it is not useful for the vulgar crowd to know, and certain things which although they are false it is expedient for the people to believe otherwise.

St Augustine, City of God
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A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- Mark Twain
the only truths are love and death.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

Understanding is a three-edged sword."

"The only way to freedom is the way of love, harmony,
feelings & goodness.
Well, wake up from your
long 'Winter' sleep
and open your hearts and feelings"

An inquisitive mind
Will always tune into the world beyond.
Curiously you'll find yourself
Observing it all with intrigue.
So keep a close eye
Such a detailed awareness
Helps you to feel alive...

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Teddy Roosevelt

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

"Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have been there."

"The path one walks will not make them holy. They must make the path holy regardless of the path they have chosen."

"You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same."

- Unknown

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ...Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightening about shrinking, so that other people won't feel insecure around you... As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you will have been, and there you will always long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci

No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

"If we hit that bull’s-eye, the rest of the dominos will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

All power to the imagination!

Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!

"Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything" --- William of Ockham (1285-1349)

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." ~ Otto von Bismarck

“War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.” — Ambrose Bierce

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. — Napoleon Bonaparte

In war there is no prize for the runner-up — General Omar Bradley

There is no war crimes, war is a crime. — D.R.I.

So long as there are men there will be wars — Albert Einstein
Peace cannot be achieved by force, only by understanding — Albert Einstein
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. — Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953, a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. — Dwight David Eisenhower

"The most difficult thing in life to do is explaining truth." - Anonymous

“Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that them had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks... Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly” Albert Einstein

"What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease."
"The more you read and learn, the less your adversary will know."
"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate."
"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting."
"A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective."
"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
"All war is deception."
"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."
"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity."
"Know thy enemy and know thyself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know thyself but not thy enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not thyself, wallow in defeat everytime."
"It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used."
"Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge."
"O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands."
"Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations."
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance."
"Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move."
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand."
"The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
"The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim."
"The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you."
"There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare."
"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory."
"Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."
"To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
"To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence."
"If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders ARE clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers."
"A leader leads by example not by Force."
"If your opponent is of choleric temperment, seek to irritate him."
"To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy...Keep your Friends close and your Enemies closer."

Sun tzi

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...
Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all


FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams

have much.

NINE. Love ! deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the

way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer,

and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve


FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for

responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps

correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when pi cking up the phone. The caller will hear it in


TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

Now, here's the FUN part! Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve. 1-4 people:

life will improve slightly. 5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking. 9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks

15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you

dreamed of will begin to take shape.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your


"Some men are born old,
and some never seem so.
If we keep well and cheerful
we are always young,
and at last die in youth,
even when years
would count us old."

Tyron Edwards

"Words become luminous
when the poet's finger has passed over them
its phosphorescence."


"Peace rules the day,
where reason
rules the mind."

Simon Patrick

It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress." ~ Paul Dirac

“The worst part about death is all the things left unsaid, So say them now”
asala , above top secret

"people have killed each other for greed, political gain, fear, jealousy, outright brutality, wearing the wrong shade of socks - but they like to label it In The Name Of God in order to justify their actions and make it more palatable to their followers"

"If your success
is not on your own terms,
if it looks good to the world
but does not feel good
in your heart,
it is not success at all."

Anna Quindlen

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you."

Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.
Neil's Bohr

Hoaxes and theories should be proven fact or fiction, not flamed into non-existence. -- Simon Gray

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
Sir Winston Churchill

"The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds."
John F. Kennedy

"United by Truth, Divided by Ignorance"
~ CPYKOmega

Never attempt to teach a person that refuses to learn.
The first beliefs you should challenge are your own.

But it is unfair to single out Bush. The Bush/Rush/Fox News/Ann Coulter/National Review mindless blare of American exceptionalism and entitlement has helped enlist millions of Americans into the ranks of selfish bastards. "We are all Britons" blogtalk is cheap, like wearing another one of those shucky-darn colored wristbands to signal that you nominally support a cause (sympathy as kitsch). Yet again the American eagle has exposed its chicken feathers and rubber beak in the face of adversity.

How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot, without disgrace, be associated with it.-Henry David Thoreau

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves- Edward R. Murrow The Secret American Government

Most people think great god will come from the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You will search for your's on Earth
Now you see the light
Don't give up the fight - Bob Marley

“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country" June 1944
George S Patton

"I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting." Gen. Schwartzkopf

Love, Lust, Life, Luck all have one thing in common. They dont last.

They who start by burning books will end by burning men.

"Life is neither bitter nor sweet it just is what it is."
- Jack Kerouac

"Always hope for a better tommorw. And if you know there won't be one; create it." - the motto of Michael Guastella.

"Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains."
-Karl Marx

It is with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Only the educated are free

"The cheerful live longest in years,
and afterwards in our regards.
Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness."


"I love sleep. My life has the tendancy to fall apart while I'm awake."

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
-- Adolf Hitler

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

"Let him who desires peace prepare for war."

-- Vegetius

posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 08:40 AM
Okay, I just quote Thomas Crowne now...too funny, I just read it in a Introduction thread:

WElcome aboard.

It sounds like you have an agenda, so let me make this very clear:

ATS is a conspiracy site, not an evangelical board, understood?
If it is religious, but non-conspiratorial in nature, take it to this forum on BTS:

Otherwise you will be in serious trouble with the Law!


Well, I enjoyed it

posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 10:32 AM
Well, its been awhile since I last added some of my favorite quotes, so I'll add the new ones I have obtained since the last time I posted in this thread.

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even when there are no rivers.“
- Nikita Krustjev

“In the beginning the Universe was created...
This made a lot of people angry and was widely regarded as a bad move.“
- Douglas Adams

"Mankind will grow up only after I take it to the brink of extinction through war"

It is a good day to die, but the day is not yet over.
-Klingon proverb

So long thanks for all the fish, So sad it has to end like this.
-The dolphins from "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy"

For I dipped into the future, far as the human eye could see, saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
-Alphred Lord Tennisen

posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 10:37 AM
I just found an awesome one this morning.

"Preach the gospel to all the world, and if necessary, use words." -st. Francis of Assisi

I love that! Kind of a twist on the old axiom of "Practice what you preach." Preach through your practice

posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 06:46 PM
"They say theres no such place as paradise... That you could search to the ends of the earth, and find nothing there... But inspite of that; why am I so driven to find it? I hear someones voice, calling to me...."
- no idea who said that but its actually pretty popular, I've seen at least 5 people with it as their favorite quote on yahoo messanger...only the cool people tho...

I'm pretty shure this stuff is roughly translated cause this is not how he would talk back then...he was italian so when translated it might lose most of its meaning. Or its taken out of context.

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. " - Leonardo Da Vinci

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. " - Da Vinci

"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. " - Da Vinci

"Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous." - Da Vinci

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." - Da Vinci

"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have. " - Da Vinci

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. " - Da Vinci

"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. " - Da Vinci

"Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. " -Da Vinci

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Da Vinci

"Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it." - Da Vinci

"Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else. " - Da Vinci

"Life well spent is long. " - Da Vinci

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. " - Da Vinci

"Our life is made by the death of others. " - Da Vinci

"There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, 'tis for some other. " - Da Vinci

"Water is the driving force of all nature. " - Da Vinci

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. " - Da Vinci

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. " - Da Vinci

"Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? " - Da Vinci

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Da Vinci

"There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see." - Da Vinci

"Nature never breaks her own laws" - Da Vinci

"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." - Da Vinci

Ok I'm going to stop now cause this is getting to long

Can you tell I'm a big fan of Leonardo Da Vinci?

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 01:51 PM
Two of my all-time favorites..

If life were like a box of chocolates, you'd be a self-centre

I'd challenge you to a battle of wits, but I don't fight unarmed opponents

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 02:32 PM
This is from an Episode of I love Lucy.
Lucy smuggles something from Europe, by wrapping it in swaddling..

Ricky distances himself from Lucy, by saying

"I'm not the father of that cheese"

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 10:31 AM
Vice Admiral William P. Blandy, on the effects of the atomic bomb:

"The bomb will not start a chain reaction in the water, converting it all to gas and letting all the ships on all the oceans drop down to the bottom. It will not blow out the bottom of the sea and let all the water run down the hole. It will not destroy gravity. I am not an atomic playboy".

Not just any common old playboy, you understand.

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 03:48 PM
"In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares."

--The Power Of Nightmares

So many right-wing christians: So few lions.
--bumper sticker

posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 04:41 PM

Originally posted by Opinionated Alien
So many right-wing christians: So few lions.
--bumper sticker

Wow. That's an awesome bumpersticker and quote. Wow.

posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 08:32 PM
"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

- H.L. Mencken July 26, 1920

"To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think - spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that is a heck of a day."
- Jim Valvano

posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 12:32 PM
life is a game...

Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

frankly my dear i dont give a dam

if we r alone in this universe, dont u think that its an awful waste of space

"...and on the eight day, God created Woman. And when man grew tired of woman, God created Monday Night Football." ...Mad Magazine

the sin of old age is to forget the lessons learnt in its youth.

posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 12:38 PM
i love that quote and yet it is soo true!

posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 01:28 PM
"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members" Groucho Marx. (Not to be taken as an editorial on the qualities of the fine people here, I simply like the quote)

"....more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol." W.C. Fields

posted on May, 18 2007 @ 08:45 AM
"Everyone knows Jesus wasn't Jewish...He was a Christian!"

Misguided California teen

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