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Quotes? proverb?

  1. Feb 13, 2006 #1
    Do you have a favor quotes? proverb? passage?
    Something that changes your thinking, and provoke inner thoughts?
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    I just read one a few minutes ago that I led, by the great Greek philosopher and teacher Plato:
  4. Feb 13, 2006 #3


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    Its time for some of us to wake up.

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  5. Feb 13, 2006 #4
    Its modified old one: "I think I am thinking, therefore I think I am. ". Makes you THINK doesn't it :biggrin:
  6. Feb 13, 2006 #5
    If you that, than you like this:

    I think, and think, and think of my own thinking?

    i think, and think, and think, and think of my own thinking

    i think, and think, and think, and think, and think of my own thinking

    i think, and think................... and think, and think of my own thinking.


    i bet that makes your think, ah?
  7. Feb 15, 2006 #6


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    I have had this one for quite a while:

    "Victory breeds hatred. He who has given up both victory and defeat, he is contented and happy."

    Victory breeds enmity; the vanquished one dwells in sorrow; the composed person lives happily, disregarding both victory and defeat.

    - Dhammapada
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    Ivan Seeking

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    "I have a dream"

    Some guy who apparently was sleeping. :rolleyes:
  10. Feb 15, 2006 #9
    There's an old Indian (I think) saying that goes:

    "There is no such thing as a hole on your side of the canoe."

    I've always been fond of it.
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  12. Feb 16, 2006 #11

    jimmy p

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    "Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."

    Cree Indian prophecy.
  13. Feb 16, 2006 #12


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    "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

    Abraham Lincoln
  14. Feb 16, 2006 #13
    "Light is precious in a world so dark." -The Tale of Despereaux.
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    "Oh yes, I am always cheerful. You know the true philosphy of life is to take things just as they come. How was the clever defination of-let me see, I forget the name-of life? What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. That's my philosphy...Some of my newspaper enemies come out with a rumor that I was insane, mad, and all that, you know. That's the only reason why I did it, I assure you..."
    -Mayor A. Oakey Hall, 1871 shortly after the Times releases of the "Proofs of Guilt" to a reporter (He was a member of the Tweed Ring).
  16. Feb 16, 2006 #15
    What are you? A man or a mouse? ~Donald D.
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    "Outside a dog is a man's best freind, inside a dog it's too dark to read" - Groucho Marx.

    "I wish Marx would acquire some capital instead of writing about it" - Karl Marx's wife when he was writing his book Capital

    "Winston! You're Drunk"
    Churchill: "Madam, you're ugly, and tomorrow I shall be sober."
  18. Feb 17, 2006 #17
    Artist- Rush
    Album- Moving pictures
    Title- "Limelight"
  19. Feb 17, 2006 #18
    "Sucess is measured by how far you bounce after you hit bottom."
    -I forgot

    "Invention is the mother of necessity."
    -Thorstein Veblen (I know it is inverted)

    "There is nobody more so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."
    -Don Herold

    "I don't meet competition, I crush it."
    -Charles Revson

    "In our quest for knowledge we find ourselves pushing the limits of imagination."

    "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."
    -George Santayana

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident: All men could be cremated equal."
    -Vern Partlow( refering to atomic theory)

    "History is the stort trudge from Adam to atom."
    -Leonard Levinson

    "The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it."
    -Carl Becker

    "I keep reading between the lies."
    -Goodman Ace (refering to journalism)

    "God gave us memory that we might have roses in December."
    -James M. Barrie

    "It requires a very unusual mind to make an analysis of the obvious."
    -Alfred Whitehead

    "I do like to see the arms and legs fly."
    -George S. Patton III

    "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
    -Albert Einstein (I think he gets it :wink: )

    "What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying."
    -Nikita Khrushchev

    Wow, I finally found a use for my quote book.
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  20. Feb 18, 2006 #19


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    "Marriage is like the military...It's only voluntary until you're in it."
    -The Lockhorns.
  21. Feb 19, 2006 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    If you continue on your present course you will likely end up where you are going.
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