Best Quotes

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  1. mista geechee

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    What are some of the best quotes you guys have read or heard?

    What have you found to be the most wise and profound?

    I’ll start.

    “ Each man believes only his experience “ - Empedocles

    “ A person starts to live when he can live outside himself “ - Einstein

    “ Before embarking on a journey of vengeance , be sure to dig two graves “ - Confucius

    “ Great spirits often encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds “ - Einstein

    “ What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies “ - Aristotle

    “ Man is the only animal that blushes . Or needs to “ - Mark Twain

    “ The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science “
    - Einstein
     
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    And now for something completely different...

    Conversations between Winston Churchill and Lady Astor. It was very well known that they didn't like each other.

    Lady Astor "Mr Churchill, you're drunk,"
    Churchill "And your ugly, but in the morning I'll be sober."

    and on another occasion...

    Lady Astor "If you were my husband I'd poison you."
    Churchill "If I was your husband I'd take it."


    Probably not what you were looking for, but hey, there quotes....
     
  3. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    "denial ain't just a river in egypt."
    -mark twain


    "life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."
    -john lennon


    "dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
    -james dean
     
  4. mista geechee

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    That’s a good one.

    " Stop sucking my dick or I’ll call the police! " - George Carlin

    " Why shoot the breeze about it when you can be about it? " - Nas

    " All the modern inconveniences " - Mark Twain

    " Each person is born to one possession which out values all his others - his last breath " - Mark Twain

    " The life of the nation is secure only while the nation in honest , truthful , and virtuous " Frederick Douglass
     
  5. ManlyBanisters

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    I love the Mark Twain quotes :smile: - Here have some Oscar Wilde quotes in return:

    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much

    I am not young enough to know everything.

    If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. :wink:

    I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

    And of course the famous:
    The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

    And one I think is particularly appropriate to here:
    Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
     
  6. D_Tintagel_Demondong

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    My favorite:

    "If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me." -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884–1980)
     
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    Charles Bukowski just tells things like it is refer to my sig, the last two are about as real as you can get.
     
  8. whatireallywant

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    I love Mae West quotes!

    Some of my favorites:

    A hard man is good to find.

    An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

    Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up.

    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

    Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. (She was WAY ahead of her time! That's what I love about her!)

    He who hesitates is a damned fool.

    I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.

    I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

    I like a man who is good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

    I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?

    I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

    I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

    I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.

    It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men.

    Look your best - who said love is blind?

    Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

    Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.

    Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.

    Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

    When I'm good, I'm very very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better.
     
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    "The human race is divided into two sharply differentiated and
    mutually antagonistic classes -- a small minority that plays with
    ideas and is capable of taking them in, and a vast majority that
    finds them painful, and is thus arrayed against them." -- H.L. Mencken


    Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
    - Franklin P. Adams


    The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
    - Will Rogers


    The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it.
    - Warren Buffett
     
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    James Madison:

    "The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."
    -1803 letter objecting use of gov. land for churches


    John Adams:

    "I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved-- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!"
    -letter to Thomas Jefferson


    "God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there will never be any liberal science in the world."


    Thomas Jefferson:

    "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology."

    "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth."
     
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    Murphy's law:
    Anything that can go wrong will

    A broken appliance will always work when demonstrated to the repairman.

    A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.

    If it jams, force it, if it breaks, it needed repairing anyway.
    In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his/her own level of incompetency and stays there.

    Never argue with a fool- people might not know the difference.
     
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    Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
    - Anthony Burgess

    You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
    - Dave Barry
     
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    " The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking " - Einstein

    " Something deeply hidden had to be behind things " - Einstein (hand written note to self)

    " The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking , and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophes " - Einstein

    " If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend , I hope I should have to guts to betray my country " - Edward Morgan Forster

    " I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching for the “oughtness” that forever confronts him " - Martin Luther King Jr.

    " There is only one good , knowledge , and one evil , ignorance. " - Socrates
     
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    Time wounds all heels.
     
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    "I don't plan to run for anything." - Dick Cheney
     
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    Haha. StapledShut, that was a good one. Made me laugh!
     
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    "Unable to suppress love, the Church wanted at least to disinfect it, and it created marriage."
    Charles Baudelaire
     
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    "I don't let my mouth say nothin' my head can't stand" -- Louis Armstrong

    "You'll never find yourself until you face the truth" -- Pearl Bailey

    "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" -- Confucius

    "Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you" -- Aldous Huxley

    "My favorite kinds of pussy are big 'ol good ones and good old big ones" -- My brother

    This one is especially appropriate for Et Cetera-

    "The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the individual who ridicules something he knows nothing about." -- Albert Einstein
     
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    I like your brother...:smile:
     
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    " Any fool can know. The point is to understand " - Einstein

    " If you tighten the string to tight it will snap , but if it is too loose it will not play " - Two sailors speaking overheard by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) (this lead him to realize walking the "middle path" and led directly to his "great enlightenment".
     
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