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Famous Quotes

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posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:57 PM
I did a search and found nothing related to this. (To my surprise)

I would like to start a thread of famous quotes that may or may not have a lasting impact on everyone.

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ― Albert Einstein

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” ― Maurice Switzer

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

And my favorite:

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Apple Inc.

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by Catalyst317

[color=6EFFE2]Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

[color=34F7BD]George Carlin

[color=6EFFE2]“What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.”

[color=34F7BD]Dag Hammarskjold

posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by BrokenCircles

Great quotes. Loved the George Carlton quote!

posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 04:33 AM
I've always liked this quote;

"Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects".

posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by Catalyst317

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

"There are many causes that I am prepared to die for, but no causes that I am prepared to kill for."

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

"If we have no charity and no tolerance, we shall never settle our differences."

(Mahatma Gandhi)

posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:18 PM
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:26 PM
When you're young, you look at television and think, there's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
Steve Jobs

posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 04:26 PM
Was it a millionaire who said 'Imagine no possessions?'" - Elvis Costello

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. -Benjamin Franklin

Without music, life would be a mistake. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. -H. L. Mencken

Those are 4 of my favorites.

posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 04:53 PM
One of my favorite exchanges:

Lady Astor to Churchill "Winston, if you were my husband I would flavour your coffee with poison"
Churchill: "Madam, if I were your husband, I should drink it"

posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 06:33 AM
"Better to fight for something than live for nothing."
George S. Patton

posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by Catalyst317

“I think psychedelics play a major part in what we do, but having said that, I feel that if somebody's going to experiment with those things they really need to educate themselves about them. People just taking the chemicals and diving in without having any kind of preparation about what they're about to experience tend to have no frame of reference, so they're missing everything flying by and all these new perspectives. It's just a waste. They reach a little bit of spiritual enlightenment, but they end up going, 'Well, now I need that drug to get back there again.' The trick is to use the drugs once to get there, and maybe spend the next ten years trying to get back there without the drug.” Maynard James Keenan

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 08:57 AM
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. - IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943

Everything that can be invented has been invented. - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents,1899

Any science or technology which is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison

Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1 1/2 tons. - Popular Mechanics, 1949

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home. - Ken Olson (President of Digital Equipment Corporation) at the Convention of the World Future Society in Boston in 1977.

640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates,1981

There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians. - George Pompidou

For years there has been a theory that millions of monkeys typing at random on millions of typewriters would reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. The Internet has proven this theory to be untrue. - Anonymous

Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software. - Anonymous

posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 02:53 PM
- All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach

- If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed

posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 11:10 AM
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:36 AM
"Condemnation without investigation is the highest form of ignorance"
— Albert Einstein

posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:36 AM
"Carefully watch your THOUGHTS, for they become your WORDS. Manage and watch your WORDS, for they will become your ACTIONS. Consider and judge your ACTIONS, for they have become your HABITS. Acknowledge and watch your HABITS, for they shall become your VALUES. Understand and embrace your VALUES, for they become YOUR DESTINY." —Mahatma Gandhi

posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 06:37 AM
"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." ~Harriet Tubman

posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 06:30 PM
Have you ever wondered which hurts the most: saying something and wishing you had not, or saying nothing, and wishing you had?

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure, a loop called Confusion; speed bumps called Friends; red lights called Enemies;caution lights called Family. You will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination; an engine called Perseverance; insurance called Faith, and a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success!! - Unknown

posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 06:41 PM
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
― Robert E. Howard

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