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Witty quotes and turns of phrase

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 08:21 PM
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When debating it often helps to have a witty one-liner or quote that helps convey the argument in one immaculately constructed phrase. It's the boxing equivalent of a quick-one-two with the surprise upper-cut. I'd like to hear quotes or one-liners people use when say trying to convince others of political positions, religious beliefs, philosophical leanings, hotly debated scientific subjects, cryptids, UFOs, aliens, or what-have-you.

Here are a few of my favorites:
  1. What you disbelieve on faith, I know for fact.
    -me

  2. You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.
    -unknown

  3. Give me Liberty or give me... well, whatever you think is best for society
    -unknown

  4. Morality by plurality!
    -me mocking the notion of ethics.

  5. Republican: "United we stand, divided we fall."
    Democrat: "Divided we stand, united we fall."
    Socialist: "United we stand, united we fall."
    Anarchist: "Divided we stand, divided we fall."
    -me

  6. Is it better to have loved and lost or never to have lost at all?
    -Rob Schuster

  7. The world is one big I hate you.
    -Clifford H

  8. You need to slow down and take a deep breath. The lack of oxygen is affecting your judgement.
    -Joel

  9. I grew up in the 80s, I know who the enemy is.
    -Kevin on Communism

  10. And, as one of the main differences between a school of thought and a train of thought, a school doesn't move.
    -Kevin

  11. Liquidate your childhood for profit & move on.
    -Les Banks

  12. C's get degrees.
    -Phil Alne

  13. Most ideas from most people are crap.
    -Chris

  14. I hate PC. It offends me.
    -Joel, being politically correct

  15. I wish I had a bucket full of things to throw at you people.
    -Joel


Some one liners that are just fun:
  1. Never f#




posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 02:39 AM
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One that's somewhat apropos:

  1. If a barber used a straight blade like you use Occam's razor all his clients would be dead.
    -unknown



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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When the power of love over comes the love of power, the world will know peace

-Jimi Hendrix

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-Albert Einstein

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

-Albert Einstein

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

-Mark Twain

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

-Mark Twain



 
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