Favorite famous quote(s)

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  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'm not much of one to bleat to the barkings of others, usually, but there are a few I find very valuable and fitting to my beliefs/lifestyle.

    Walt Whittman - "All can be forgiven of he whom has complete candor."

    Adolf Hiter - "How fortunate for governments that their peoples don't think."

    Charles Bukowski - "An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."

    For me the last one has a reverse meaning. Bukowski intended it as an insult to what he considered over-intellectualization in baroque writings, but really, if you analyze and "intellectualize" it, he's saying that artists put things insuficiently, because nothing is simple, no matter how much we'd like to believe or make them.

    Anyway, share yours if you'd like. There's TONS of good Jefferson quotes, I'm sure, if I receive any participation, we'll see some of them.
     
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    "Women are like elephants, they're nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to own one."

    W.C. Fields
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

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    "The visionary lies to himself, the liar only lies to others."

    I think that one's Nietzsche, but might be some old philosopher like Plato ot Homer or some greek wako like that.
     
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    This one is often credited to Joseph Stalin, but it was actually something he stole from a book, can't recall the writer. Stalin was the more noteable person to use it though.

    "A single death is a tragedy, a million just a statistic."

    My take on that is a single death is always given a name and a face, it's made personal, otherwise it's just a number on a piece of paper, like casualties of war. That's why the news now names events instead, trying to make them more "real" for those not necessarily ditectly affected or detatched by distance or else.
     
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    To be a Virginian
    either by Birth,
    Marriage, Adoption,
    or even on
    one's Mother's side
    is an Introduction to
    any State in the Union,
    a Passport to
    any Foreign Country,
    and a Benediction from Above

    .........Anonymous
     
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    Women. Can't live with them, can't shoot them


    -my dad
     
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    "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin
     
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    “A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” Robert Frost

    “Try and fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen" Unknown
     
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    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
    ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
     
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    Can't believe I forgot this one. Thank you SOoooo much for bringing it back to my attention. I always wondered what he actually meant by this one? Franklin was a very intelligent man, so to think him even capable, let alone okay with, shutting off reason is just disappointing. So was this what I consider it to be, a mockery of religion/faith, or was he truly a grasper at straws? So much fun to analyze these things.
     
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    Beautiful, too bad talk is so cheap, like the value of the dollar.
     
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    Hahaha, my dad too told me that one. Along with many similar and less couth versions of the same sentiment. Hahahaha
     
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    I love Frost, don't get me wrong, and I'm all for hyperbole, but this is an extreme exaggeration, even for a fellow hyperbolist. Hahaha still funny though, and point very pointedly put. Hahaha

    The second - I like what it appears to be saying, but the ellipsis is where my take on that Bukowski quote comes in. Anyone with an agenda can omit or skip something to make a point, it's the omission that's my problem. Every word and every punctuation means something, especially to someone with a reading comprehension valid enough to determine its true meaning. I'd be curious to see the complete quote, think I'll look this one up. Thanks, great addition to the thread.
     
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    May I assume you a Virginian? Hahaha

    Did you ever watch the old B&W show? Classic. Not as much a fan of it as I was Bonanza, but it's hard to beat anything Michael Landon, and Lorne Green was superb!!!
     
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    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
     
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    It's better to try and fail than to never try at all

    And the classic, 1 of my favs
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
    I think that's in the bible somewhere. If any knows plz share
     
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    From my cold dead hands...
     
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    I am gonna tear your head off and s-- t down your neck.
    From some movie, but very poetic and profound.
     
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    It is better have loved and lost....than to remain married to a psycho.
    Big Dog
     
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    The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in fine, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise.

    -Mark Twain