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Do you have any favourite quotations that have inspired you...

 

Here are some of mine:

 

'Be you ever so high, the law is above you' - Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

 

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'When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall think of it, always' - Ghandi (1869-1948)

 

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'God is my witness that as a private person I have done nothing unworthy of an honest man and as a Secretary of State, nothing unbefitted of my duty' - Sir Francis Walsingham (c.1532-1590)

 

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'It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end' - Primo Levi (1919-1987)

 

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You know nothing for sure... except the fact that you know nothing for sure.

 

-- John F. Kennedy

 

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"If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing"

Anatole France

 

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When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Brendan Behan

 

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"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true"Homer J Simpson

 

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Vices are their own punishment.

- Aesop

 

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Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

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keep a green tree in your heart and a songbird will come (chinese proverb)

 

in bad times a tiger will eat grass too (malayalam proverb )

 

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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Michelangelo

 

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"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the sailor who has set out deep on the waters, you choose the stars as your guides, and in following them, you may reach your destiny, find your way home." -Carl Schulz, USA Senator from Wisconsin

 

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"The devil's most devilish when respectable."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" - Isaac Asminov

 

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Truth is a tendency.

R. Buckminster Fuller

 

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Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Erica Jong

 

 

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.

Solon

 

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Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless....

Mother Theresa

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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Michelangelo

I really like that one

 

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Edited by Chancellor

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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

 

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill...

Wilbur Wright

 

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-Albert Einstein :huh:

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'I am become death, the destroyer of worlds' - J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

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Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them - Napoleon

 

"Never memorize something you can look up."

--Albert Einstein

 

"As far as I am concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." - Albert Einstein

 

We're all pilgrims on the same journey - but some pilgrims have better road maps. (Nelson DeMille)

 

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. (Tim Berners-Lee)

 

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. (Albert Einstein)

 

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch

 

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Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

 

"All that glisters is not gold."-The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

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'You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.' - Clarence Darrow

 

'The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.' - Peter S Beagle

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'The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.' - Peter S Beagle

how wonderful...:gdream:

 

:airkiss:

 

 

Some people speak from experience, others from experience, don’t speak

Author Unknown

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'How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountaintop it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make — leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone — we all dwell in a house of one room — the world with the firmament for its roof — and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track'. - John Muir

 

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Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant

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'The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious'. - Albert Einstein

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Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

 

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

 

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker

 

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light.

There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.

Ellen DeGeneres :huh:

 

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

--Abraham Lincoln

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I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords

 

from "Deep Space Homer" -- Kent Brockman

 

:) in Spanish

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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else

--Erma Bombeck

 

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.

 

Eugene McCarthy

 

 

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.

 

Ethel Barrymore

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We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.

Dr. David Hawkins

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War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

 

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

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"Is he dead, Mr. Spock?"

"Not yet."

 

- Galloway and Mr. Spock, after finding the unconscious Doctor McCoy

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The only difference between me and an insane man it's that I'm not insane...

[salvador Dali]

 

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction."

-- Douglas MacArthur

 

Wagner's music is better than it sounds

Mark Twain

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"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."- Oscar Wilde

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"People do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Something like that said our famous sculptor Brancusi :rolleyes: .."When we are no longer children, we are already dead."....

 

And here is one of my favourite quotes..which i modified even for my personal use..

Original : "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - G.B.Shaw....

 

Own version : "The reasonable scientist adapts himself to the world[laws of physics]; The unreasonable Scientist adapts the world[laws of physics] to himself. Therefore..All progress in Science..depends..on the Unreasonable Mad Scientist called Tudor...which is me.. :boogie: "....

 

Hopefully i didn't scare you with my own way of seeing things... :confused:

Edited by Rocozaur

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“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing” :) found on a doctor signature

 

Voltaire

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"Our doubts are traitors,

And make us lose the good we oft might win,

By fearing to attempt."

-Measure for Measure,Shakespeare

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He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star....

William Blake

 

(a friend sent me this)

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Dream like you'll live forever, live like you'll die tomorrow!

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" In the mist of darkness, light persists.

In the mist of untruth, truth persists.

In the mist of death, life persists."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.

Will Durant

 

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

 

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results"

Albert Einstein

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"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by level of thinking that created them." --Albert Einstein--

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