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fault2k  posted on Dec 11, 2010 8:25:55 AM - Report post

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Ello all, stopping by for a bit so I figured I would make a place to leave famous quotations, or other words of wisdom for the forum users to browse through. So leave helpful bits of information, with a source, or if you would like to add a bit of a challenge, leave a well known quote for us to guess the source.

Keep in mind you are in the GD section, so try to keep silliness down a little bit.

"Knowledge isn't about what you know, it's about how open you are to what you don't."

AdmiralAckbar  posted on Dec 11, 2010 8:55:05 AM - Report post

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"War is not about who's right, it's about who's left" - Witty and true.

"Even the Devil can quote Scripture for his own ends" - one of my personal favorites. Shows you that even if someone bears the words, doesn't mean that one believes them. Bit ironic that I post it here.

"All that glitters is not gold" - Cast outside looks aside, what's inside is what matters most.

[Edited by AdmiralAckbar, 12/11/2010 8:55:49 AM]

Darkish  posted on Dec 11, 2010 9:02:14 AM - Report post

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These are some of my favorite quotes:

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain"

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire

"Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neo7  posted on Dec 11, 2010 9:08:47 AM - Report post

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"Rank is not a measurement of skill. It is a measurement of progress."
evilascended  posted on Dec 11, 2010 9:21:55 AM - Report post

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"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who strives valiantly; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."- Theodore Roosevelt

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."- H. Jackson Browne

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exists because of their silent consent."- Bruno Jasienski

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."- Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."- George Bernard Shaw

"I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't."- Mark Twain

"When I face an issue of great import that cleaves both constituents and colleagues, I always take the same approach. I engage in deep deliberation and quiet contemplation. I wait to the last available minute and then I always vote with the losers. Because, my friend, the winners never remember and the losers never forget."- Thomas H. Kean

"We tell lies when we are afraid, ... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger."- Tad Williams

"The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."- Mark Twain

"I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose."- J. B. S. Haldane

"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."- Edward Gibbon

"Everything happens for a reason; If you can't find a reason for something, there's a reason for that."- Chris Levi

"If men were ever to lose the appetite for meaning we call thinking, they would lose the capacity for asking all the unanswerable questions upon which every civilization is founded."- Hannah Arendt

"Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. . . . the human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive."- Frank Herbert

"It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go."- Bertrand Russell

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner."- Omar Bradley

"Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war. Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest."- C. S. Lewis

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."- Oscar Wilde


Rise_Against  posted on Dec 11, 2010 10:16:34 AM - Report post

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"When in doubt, call in an air-strike."
fault2k  posted on Dec 11, 2010 12:21:59 PM - Report post

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"An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody."

I like that first one a lot Darkish. Lived it a few times to! My friends thought I was bat**** crazy going back home to get Ramen on foot with a tornado warning out.

[Edited by fault2k, 12/11/2010 12:25:23 PM]

Latiosmaster47  posted on Dec 11, 2010 4:47:55 PM - Report post

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Here are some of my favorite quotes :

"It's just mind over matter, and what matters is that the mind isn't guided by the punished shade"

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

"I know why his name is DMX. Because his real name is Earl. Imagine if his name was Earl the rapper."

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