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Most profound quotation you have read or heard?

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:06 PM
Post your favorite.


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

- John Lennon

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:08 PM
reply to post by Grumble

"Don't worry , We're from the Government , We're here to help"

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:12 PM
" Knowledge is first heard , secondly understood , but only in time , is it realised . "

(Anon ?)

It took me a few years to truly understand that statement .

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:13 PM
One of my favorites:

"We shall not cease from our exploration, and at the end of all our exploring, we shall arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T.S. Elliot

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:17 PM
"it is my firm belief that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs."

-Robert Anton Wilson

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:19 PM
"Don't be so open minded that your brain falls out."

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:29 PM
"Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day."
-Thomas Jefferson

“If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.”
-General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
-Eric Hoffer

“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”
-Pietro Aretino quotes

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
-Albert Einstein quotes

"No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic."
-A. J. P. Taylor


posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:36 PM
"Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

When I first read this quote it made me cry, because one should never dwell on what's already happened.

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:38 PM
When the winds of change blow, some seek shelter while others build windmills.

=old Chinese proverb
(maybe, i think i got it from a gibley film so it might be japanese and possibly not so old, but its a proverb and i like it dammm it!)

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:44 PM
Mine would have to be Rudyard Kiplings "IF"

The poem is very deep. It is also a very high bar to measure yourself by.

here it its in its completeness....


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,

If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

--Rudyard Kipling

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:45 PM
reply to post by Rocketgirl

hehe he looked backwards when he grassed on all his friends to the unamerican activites for being communists :p

oh and one more from me from japans animation world....

"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. ... "
-Laughing Man
(Ghost in the Shell)

#i like it because it's such a perfect understanding of basic human existence

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:46 PM
"Think Sideways!" -Edward DeBono

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:52 PM
reply to post by NatureBoy

Well I still like it because I saw the quote at the end of one of my favorite Disney movies....Meet the Robinsons.

So my quote still totally rocks.

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:56 PM
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.”

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.”

"It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance."

Courtesy of ole Blood and Guts himself. George S. Patton.

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:58 PM
"I can be perfectly miserable without you" SDog

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:30 PM
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

- Gandhi

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:39 PM
"....this is what men of principle and systematic planners can't help doing. A principle is, by definition, #right#; a plan #for the good of the people# . Axioms for which it logically follows that those who disagree with you and won't help to realize your plan are enemies of goodness and humanity. No longer men and women, but personifications of evil, fiends incarnate. Killing men and women is wrong; but killing fiends is a duty."
-Aldous Huxley
-Eyeless in Gaza (1936)

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:44 PM
"I believe it's education, or sincere and tenacious self-education, that turns a small animal into a man"
-Fidel Castro

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
-Aldous Huxley

"Try to be a little kinder"
-Aldous Huxley (death bed)

"one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:47 PM
My old dreams were good dreams, they never came true...but I am glad that I had them.

-Clint Eastwood

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:48 PM
"You gotta remember, science is only accepted as fact by society"

- Ralph Isabelle (RIP, my former boss)

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