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Most profound quotation you have read or heard?

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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My brother has this attatched to his emails
"beer is proof that God wants us to be happy", Ben Frankilin
My favorite is from Abraham Lincoln, and I ground it into my kids heads as they grew up;
"No man has a good enough memory to be a good liar", To you youngsters out there, I caught my kids in more do-doo with this than anything, just trying to help.
And now for something really different;
"All aboard the crazy train", Ozzy




posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
Jesus



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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Infinite love is the only truth. Everything else is illusion. David Icke



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking." Black Elk



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:36 PM
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We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. Stanislaw Lem in Solaris

and

Never ever, bloody anything ever. Rik Mayall in Mr Jolly Lives Next Door.

I've lived my life by that Rule Nicky Wicky Wicky wicky.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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in Italian/Australian accent

"you can drink, you can smoke, you can gamble... but in moderation.
Everything in moderation"

-Grandpa



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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"everything in moderation... including moderation" is the version that tickles me.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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My favorite:

"If you can't see God in everything, you can't see God in anything."



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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A reporter once asked former-Communist Premier of China , Zhou Enlai ,what he thought was the impact of the 1789 French Revolution, to which he replied:

“It is too soon to tell.”



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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My favorite:

"Ignorant people in preppy clothes are more dangerous to America than oil embargoes."
-VS Naipaul



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:36 PM
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"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
-- Abraham Lincoln



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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"Man - a being in search of meaning."

-Plato



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" --Salvador Hardin (Isaac Asimov's Foundation)




Wobby



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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The version I have read says:

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

Another favorite of mine is from Lincoln:

"It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest."

It was used on a lot of anti-war posters in the 60's.

Also:

"It is good for an uneducated man to read a book of quotes." Winston Churchill

I read that one in a book of quotes.


[edit on 12-5-2009 by grover]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Got to be my all time favorite....

"Republicans believe everyday is the 4th of July, but Democrats believe everyday is April 15th." Ronald Reagan

Can't help but think about this quote at least twice a year! Definately thinking about it more since Mr. Obama took office.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

- Barbara De Angelis



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by tgidkp
"it is my firm belief that it is a mistake to hold firm beliefs."

-Robert Anton Wilson


Love that one



Heres a good one from Francis:

"Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not and a sense of humour to console him for what he is."
Francis Bacon



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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"This is the last 45 you're ever gonna hear!"

--Marvin Gaye's father right before he shot him



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:19 PM
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some of my favorite quotes come from a series of books i dearly love.

from the sword of truth series:

wizard's first rule: people will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they're afraid it might be true.

wizard's sixth rule: the only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.-further continued=
The first law of reason is this: what exists, exists, what is, is and from this irreducible bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. It is the foundation from which life is embraced.

Thinking is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts nor are they a means to discover them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality; it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss that we refuse to see. Faith and feelings are the darkness to reasons light. In rejecting reason, refusing to think, one embraces death.


wizard's ninth rule: a contradiction cannot exist in reality. not in part, nor in whole. further continued =
To believe in a contradiction is to abdicate your belief in the existence of the world around you and the nature of the things in it, to instead embrace any random impulse that strikes your fancy - to imagine something is real simply because you wish it were. A thing is what it is, it is itself. There can be no contradictions.

Faith is a device of self-delusion, a sleight of hand done with words and emotions founded on any irrational notion that can be dreamed up. Faith is the attempt to coerce truth to surrender to whim. In simple terms, it is trying to breathe life into a lie by trying to outshine reality with the beauty of wishes. Faith is the refuge of fools, the ignorant, and the deluded, not of thinking, rational men.

In reality, contradictions cannot exist. To believe in them you must abandon the most important thing you possess: your rational mind. The wager for such a bargain is your life. In such an exchange, you always lose what you have at stake.


there are eleven wizards rules, one for each book, excluding Debt of Bones. they are profound and simple rules. i love that series.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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"My country is the world and my religion is to do good" - Thomas Paine

also

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - ???? This is really starting to make sense to me now. I used to laugh at this one...



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