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Most profound quotation you have read or heard?

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:00 AM
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The unexamined life is not worth living.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.


~ Socrates




posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:25 AM
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain



Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
Arthur Eddington



“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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the only constant is change...




posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:17 PM
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In complete darkness we are all the same......only our knowledge and wisdom seperate us...don't let your eyes deceive you.



[edit on 11-6-2009 by Gregandgemma]



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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Montesquieu: those entrusted with power tend to abuse it



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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The weight of time is heavy on the world, and all men born must die. But there are worlds unknown, where dreamers dream and sleepers sleep and patiently await.

**There is no honor in fighting a battle that you have already won, before even drawing your sword.**


Both are in my siggy, the first oddly enough is from an episode of Angel that I had one for background noise one day while I was working, it caught my attention, and despite being from a tv show it holds a lot of truth to me.

The second is from sources unknown, however it was passed down as wisdom in my dojo from our master to us and is one of the tenets of our particular school/style, although this particular phrase deals with swordfighting/war in specific it is something that can hold wisdom for anyone who applies it to themselves in whatever situation they may come across.

And finally a quote from The Hagakure:


There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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First time posting here at ATS, long time reading!

Excellent post so far, some brilliant quotes mentioned.

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche

In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.
Friedrich Nietzsche



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Welcome! Enjoy, and don't let any extreme people get to you. Extreme from any side. Then again, don't know you, maybe you are extreme. If thats the case don't let the moderates rile you up. LOL



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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"After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say, 'I want to see the manager.' "- William S. Burroughs

Source : thinkExist.com



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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"it's not what happens but how you react that counts"


Its the most truthful and helpful phrase I have ever heard.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Anna Roosevelt



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:42 PM
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A Tibetan Lama I know

"Time to practise (meditation) life is short"

And also the Buddha to a Woman Distraught on the Death of her husband,

"Go and bring me some mustard seed from a house(family) not touched by death, and I will bring him back (raise him)"

(meaning ish...don't get attached as it causes suffering, Love but let go to, unconditional and have no expectation, allow nature and karma to unfold and release it for happiness)

Elf

PS a new one from me

If we all lived like wombles, we would save a fortune on clothes, the sheep would be fluffier, and asthma, dermatitis and cancer would all but dissapear... oh and there would be a lot more ice in the world to for the norweigians to sell as glacial water"


[edit on 15-6-2009 by MischeviousElf]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:48 PM
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A couple of great Oscar Wilde quotes




Genius is born, not paid. Oscar Wilde




Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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I have heard so many over the years but one has stuck with me for the better part of life. Told to me by a very smart but very poor man as his only advice to me..

"Never underestimate the power of a Moron."



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 08:35 PM
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Your quote said :
"Never underestimate the power of a Moron."

Perfect segue for this timeless cinematic quotation -


(click to open player in new window)



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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"Here we have a man with a postage stamp for a brain."

Grandpa Steve commenting to a police officer after bailing a family member out of jail for a DUI.

"There is nothing worse than an educated fool; all the book smarts in world but no street smarts."

My Grandpa Steve telling it like it is. He really had some good ones.

RIP Grandpa.

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[edit on 16-6-2009 by Jakes51]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:22 PM
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A man is only as young as the woman he feels.


A bird in the hand is dead.



If you ain't on drugs..........you better get on 'em.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Two came to mind:

"Organized Religion is for the weak minded." Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura

"You can't fix stupid!" Comedian Ron White



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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"Walk slow and carry a big stick!"



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by afaik
"Walk slow and carry a big stick!"


Isn't the actual quote "Speak softly and carry a big stick"???



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