Most profound quotation you have read or heard?

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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain."

Politics in a nutshell. Libertarian who supports economic freedom can replace "conservative".
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posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.

From `Happiness and God's Grace'

by Ramana Maharshi



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 01:09 AM
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Thinking which takes reality as a given is not thinking. Sartre



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

"Ain't me, you, or nobodys gonna hit as hard as life; but it ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winnin is done!"
---Rocky Balboa

People should not fear their government. The government should fear the people.



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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"I marvel that whereas the ambitious dreams of myself, Caesar, & Alexander should have vanished into thin air, a Judean peasant--Jesus--should be able to stretch His hands across the centuries & control the destinies of men & nations."

Napoleon



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:16 AM
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“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.”

- Nikola Tesla



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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"The dose makes the poison."
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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‎"In order to determine whether we can know anything with certainty, we first have to doubt everything we know."
— Descartes

I love this quote.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by Seany
reply to post by Grumble
 


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


If only I could star that


Elf



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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we're not guaranteed our next breath, let alone tomorrow ... live life as you see fit, and do your best to help others along the way.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
Look straight at me and you see yourself.

- Charles Manson

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

- Henry David Thoreau



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 05:32 AM
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"The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm"



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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To every action there is a reaction.

Not just a scientific law from Newton.

If you personalize it and think of the reaction before the action you might have less regrets!



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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'[T]he life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.'
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Never was there a time when i did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings.
Nor in the future will any of us cease to be.

Lord Krsna to Arjuna on the battlefield, preparing for war against the demonic.

Baghavad Gita.



posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Shvek: Atheism? No. We've learned to get rid of all the isms in our time.

Medic: Yes. Long ago we realized isms are great for those who are rational, but in the hands of irrational people, isms always lead to violence.

UAA Leader: So long, Eric. And tell everyone in the past for us, that no one single answer is ever the answer.

( South Park , of course )



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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"Don't be so open minded that your brain falls out."


"A closed mind leaves little room for expansion."
Gatewaywithin



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Throught a heaven of vice a hell of virtue is reached - Franz Kafka



posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Knowledge Brings Fear
Futurama, the entrance gates to Mars University





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