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    Favorite (General) Quotes!

    I apologize if there's a duplicate thread elsewhere; I searched for "favorite quotes", and I couldn't find a similar thread. I did see a "favorite video game quote" thread, but this thread is dedicated to general quotes, not tied to a specific nature.

    Post your favorite (general) quotes here! They can be funny, insightful, meaningful, or whatever. Post away!

    Here are mine:

    • "Being wrong is erroneously associated with failure. When in fact to be proven wrong should be celebrated. It is [being elevated] to a new level of understanding." - Peter Joseph

    • "The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.'" - George Carlin

    • “The perfect being, was it? There is no such thing as perfect in this world. That may sound cliché, but it’s the truth. The average person admires perfection and seeks to obtain it. But, what’s the point of achieving perfection? There is none. Nothing. Not a single thing. I loathe perfection! If something is perfect, then there is nothing left. There is no room for imagination. No place left for a person to gain additional knowledge or abilities. Do you know what that means? For scientists such as ourselves, perfection only brings despair. It is our job to create things more wonderful than anything before them, but never to obtain perfection. A scientist must be a person who finds ecstasy while suffering from that antinomy. In short, the moment that foolishness left your mouth and reached my ears, you had already lost. Of course, that’s assuming you really are a scientist.” - Bleach. Lol.

    • "There is no right, nor wrong; only conflicting ideologies." - Anonymous

    • "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: What's the point. Which is a play on the following quote.

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.— Robert Frost.

    Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.— Thoreau

    “Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.” ― Albert Einstein.

    "Knowledge and ego are directly related. the less knowledge, the greater the ego"
    ― Albert Einstein

    "We are selfish, base animals, crawling across the Earth, [but] because we got brains, if we try real hard we can occasionally aspire to something that is less than pure evil. "
    - Dr. Gregory House
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    "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." ~The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Mostly Harmless

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    "I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the result of the known, irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence rather than the unknown, rational efforts of extraterrestrial intelligence." -- Richard Feynman

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    I'll stick with the quote in my signature, and add another: "A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward." Same character. Don't care if he is fictional!
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    "Laws should be made of iron, not of pudding."

    “A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.”

    - King Stannis Baratheon

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    Just heard of a good, new one:

    • The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived." - Dalai Lama

    Keep 'em coming, guys!
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    "O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life but exhaust the limits of the possible" - Pindar
    "Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right!" - Henry Ford
    "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why". - Mark Twain.

    As written above the door of my home-gym:

    "Fast enough to catch you, strong enough to rip your head off" - Anon.
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    Kurt Vonnnegut:

    “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.”

    Edit: that entire chapter is a thing of pure beauty.
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    If anybody is thinking of buying me a gift I would much rather they just donate that money to charity instead.
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    "Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."

    --Marcus Aurelius

    Also, my sig.
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    To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
    I’m not that arrogant.

    The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.

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    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
    ~ Oscar Wilde

    "Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
    ~ Oscar Wilde

    "Law Is The Servant Of Freedom. Freedom Without Limits Is Just A Word."
    ~ Lance Constable Dorfl (Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett)

    “There may be a lot of things I’m not good at, but at least I don’t treat the punctuation of a sentence like a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey…”
    ~ Commander Samuel Vimes (Jingo - Terry Pratchett)

    "Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness."
    ~ Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

    Yeah, I'm rather keen on Mr Pratchett.
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    "Self confidence is the key to life" - Anon

    I have a self interpertation of that tatooed on my body

    "Everything is okay in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end" - Paolo Coelho

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    Isaac Asimov
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

    Oh and, this entire speech:



    EDIT: I like the version with Time in the background better.
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    If a video game developer removed tumors from players, they'd whine about nerfing their loss in weight and access to radiation powers. -Cracked.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by orissa View Post
    Isaac Asimov
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

    Oh and, this entire speech:



    EDIT: I like the version with Time in the background better.
    Oh, never seen that speech before. Very inspiring.
    To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
    I’m not that arrogant.

    The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.

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    "Only a fool humbles himself when the world is so full of men eager to do that job for him."

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    “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
    John Lennon

    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live"
    Martin Luther King Jr
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    The quote in my signature;

    "Bread is the paper of the food industry; You write your sandwich on it."

    -Dwight Schrute



    Bread is the paper of the food industry.
    You write your sandwich on it.



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    Man who drop watch in toilet, bound to have shitty time.

    Ok seriously



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    Our bodies break down, sometimes when we're 90, sometimes before we're even born, but it always happens and there's never any dignity in it! I don't care if you can walk, see, wipe your own ass... it's always ugly, always! You can live with dignity; you can't die with it!-greg house.
    I feel something so right doing the wrong thing,I feel something so wrong doing the right thing,I could lie, coudn't I, could lie,Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.

    Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep dreaming about the things that we could be

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