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Good Quotes

Good Quotes
October 04, 2007, 06:37:16 PM
ANUS has been a great place for me to collect great quotes. Plenty of which I use as examples in conversations with people. Post some good ones (preferably from outside ANUS though).

"we are afraid of people smarter than us, so we make fun of them."

"Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered,
those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid.
Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win."

"Life is a philosophical joke."

"Inaction is as evil as an evil action."

"Be who you are and say what you feel cause people who mind don't matter, and people who
matter don't mind."

"As long as we believe that someone else has the power to make us happy then we are setting ourselves up to be victims"

The main weapon of the police is to apear like they are really strong and organised.

If you think about it, say you were comitting a crime, like, growing dope in your house.

How would a cop know? How does a policeman have any better idea on exactly what is going on
than anyone else?

The police are just normal people, and they slack off at their jobs like you or me.

They just say all of this shit to keep the idea up that they are really strong, and know
exactly what is going on everywhere.

In reality, it is a bunch of guys recieving phone calls, fighting about who is going to go
and check it out, getting up, driving to a house, and telling a drunk man to 'move along'."

"We are sacrificing tomorrow to cater for the needs of today."

"Something to think about!

If Earth's population was shrunk into a village of just 100 people - with all the human
ratios existing in the world still remaining - what would this tiny, diverse village look
like? That's exactly what Phillip M. Harter, a medical doctor at Stanford University
School of Medicine, attempted to figure out. This is what he found:

57 would be Asian
21 would be European
14 would be from the Western Hemisphere
8 would be African

52 would be female
48 would be male

70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian

30 would be white
70 would be nonwhite

89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59 percent of the entire worlds wealth, and 5 would be from the
United States.

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death.

3 would be pregnant

1 would have a college education

1 would own a computer"


"The philosophy of charles schultz





The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the
"Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just
read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.









How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no
second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause
dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and
certificates are buried with their owners.



Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.





Easier?

The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones
with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the
ones that care.



Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life."








Re: Good Quotes
October 04, 2007, 11:04:30 PM
I enjoy quotes, they inspire/lift me up when i'm feeling detained by my own dis-functionality. Here is a few I have collected, although some of them have a theist view and you may not agree with them.

"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile." - Plato

"one must act, or be acted upon"
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." - Socrates

"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." - Mark Twain
"its not what we give, its the spirit in which it is given"

"It will give me great pleasure to fight for my god against your gods, who are a mere nothing."
--Hernan Cortez to the Aztec priesthood, 1521

"Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning bad hunter."

"The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

"What does it matter by which wisdom each of us arrives at the truth? It is not possible that only one road leads to so sublime a mystery." --Aurelius Symmachus, protesting the removal of the Roman statue of Victory.

"Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not." - Epicurus

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - George Bernard Shaw

"God reveals himself not only by the existence and qualities of things, but by the gift He makes of them to us; He reveals himself also by contraries, that is, by the limitations of things and their defects."

"The more he blasphemes the more he praises God."

The man who believes that he has free will is the most easily enslaved since he will never think to look for the chains.

"...And if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

"To become a prophet you only need to be a pessimist"

Re: Good Quotes
October 05, 2007, 01:58:43 AM
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell" Aldous Huxley

Re: Good Quotes
October 05, 2007, 03:35:06 PM
Quote

"Life is a philosophical joke."


Everything's a joke,
Philosophy is a joke,
Therefore, Philosophy is everything

Re: Good Quotes
October 06, 2007, 07:10:13 AM
Quote

Everything's a joke,
Philosophy is a joke,
Therefore, Philosophy is everything


A cow is an animal,
A cat is an animal,
Therefore, a cat is a cow

K

Re: Good Quotes
October 06, 2007, 06:02:46 PM
I know you asked to stay out of anus, but I like the way b4b writes. I'll limit myself to four;


Quote
Your tantrum is filling this forum with your autistic, pathological objections.


Quote
Discharge. That's all there is to it. But Discharge was influenced by metal bands in the late 1970s, like Motorhead. So death metal created itself.


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Subjectivism is relative to the perceiver. If the perceiver is a dumbass, the perception will be colored by stupidity.


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Praise only the good, and scorn the OK


Re: Good Quotes
October 06, 2007, 07:13:29 PM
The third quote is quite nice, but the other three are contentious.

The fourth:

If you're finding yourself praising the OK, then surely you think the OK is actually good and not merely OK?

My submission:

"Gefühl ist alles" - Goethe

Re: Good Quotes
October 07, 2007, 04:13:28 AM
Nietzsche quotes

#The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.

#There are no facts, only interpretations.

#There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.

#A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/friedrich_nietzsche.html

Re: Good Quotes
October 07, 2007, 06:01:04 AM
My favorite from Homer.

"Men grow tired of singing, dancing and sleeping sooner then war."


Re: Good Quotes
October 11, 2007, 06:16:35 PM
madness is something rare in indivuals, but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule

Under conditions of peace, the warlike man attacks himself

It is hard enough remembering my opinions, let alone the reasons for them

All Nietzsche

A fool believes he's clever.

just a few that i like


Re: Good Quotes
October 12, 2007, 07:16:36 AM
"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

---Saint Augustine


"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

---Heraclitus


"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."

---Albert Camus


"Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself."

---Soren Kierkegaard


"Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead."

---James Joyce


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

---Ernest Hemingway

Re: Good Quotes
October 12, 2007, 08:42:36 AM
"A witticism is an epigram on the death of a feeling." Nietzsche
Take that. [Though some of these aren't witticisms....]

TYONS

Re: Good Quotes
November 20, 2007, 09:36:46 AM
A nice collection, but you should give the source from which you have taken the quote.

Re: Good Quotes
November 20, 2007, 01:19:37 PM
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