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stressed
07-31-2009, 10:36 AM
“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas

minalynx
08-03-2009, 08:41 AM
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
- Albert Einstein

person
08-05-2009, 01:39 AM
Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier than helping 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load shit into a truck.
- Mitch Hedberg

minalynx
08-05-2009, 08:28 AM
"If you love someone, put their name in a circle; because hearts can be broken, but circles go on forever."
- Author Unknown

stressed
08-05-2009, 09:36 AM
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” Seneca

verfolgung
08-05-2009, 09:44 AM
"One man plus two beers equals twenty dollars."
- Anna Nicole Smith (when telling one thing she learned while being a stripper)

minalynx
08-05-2009, 10:03 AM
"One man plus two beers equals twenty dollars."
- Anna Nicole Smith (when telling one thing she learned while being a stripper)

Omg! I've always liked that one! ;D

person
08-06-2009, 06:17 AM
"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
-Laurence J. Peter

minalynx
08-13-2009, 10:11 AM
“Tell me what you brag about and I'll tell you what you lack.”
- Spanish Proverb

stressed
08-20-2009, 11:02 AM
“Truth fears no trial.” Proverb

verfolgung
08-24-2009, 08:10 AM
"There is only one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him.
If he says 'yes,' you know he is crooked."
- Groucho Marx

minalynx
08-28-2009, 11:19 AM
"A flower falls even though we love it. A weed grows even though we don't."
- Dōgen Zenji

ArmySGT.
09-10-2009, 05:38 PM
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein

ArmySGT.
09-11-2009, 05:28 PM
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Robert A. Heinlein

ArmySGT.
09-11-2009, 05:32 PM
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist
, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Robert A. Heinlein

minalynx
09-15-2009, 05:44 AM
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping
for that which has been your delight."
- Kahlil Gibran

vmurphy252
09-15-2009, 06:18 AM
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist
, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
Robert A. Heinlein

I like you.

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
Robert A. Heinlein

Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein

I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Robert A. Heinlein

"Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.
Robert A. Heinlein

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.
Robert A. Heinlein

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
Robert A. Heinlein

And extremely apropos to this forum:

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
Robert A. Heinlein

LuckyOne
09-15-2009, 05:36 PM
One of my favorite quotes from the Odyssey, the nymph goddess Kalypso to Odysseus. He had been staying with her for years, drinking her wine and enjoying her servants but was preparing to depart toward home.

"If you could see it all, before you go—
all the adversity you face at sea—
you would stay here, and guard this house, and be immortal."



If he knew how difficult the journey was to be he would not go. So perhaps it is better that he doesn't know.

Cyril
09-15-2009, 05:49 PM
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

minalynx
09-17-2009, 05:24 AM
"Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.”
- Voltaire

stressed
09-30-2009, 04:06 PM
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those that can do nothing for him" James D. Miles

vmurphy252
09-30-2009, 06:27 PM
"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation..."

HDT

stressed
10-02-2009, 11:36 AM
“You are what you think about all day long.” Dr. Robert Schuller


Haha what would you be????

stressed
10-06-2009, 10:54 AM
“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin Franklin

vmurphy252
10-06-2009, 11:17 AM
"...I will die with both of my hands untied"
Morrissey

JayATee
10-06-2009, 09:23 PM
The devil is in the details...

stressed
10-08-2009, 03:04 PM
“Yesterday is a cancelled check; Tomorrow is a promissory note; Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” Kim Lyons

stressed
10-08-2009, 03:12 PM
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

stressed
11-11-2009, 11:43 AM
“Attach yourself to your passion, but not to your pain. Adversity is your best friend on the path to success.” Unknown

stressed
11-11-2009, 12:14 PM
“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” Mark Twain

erotictonic
11-11-2009, 12:37 PM
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. --

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King

Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process. --

I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts. --

Yet the basic fact remains: every regulation represents a restriction of liberty, every regulation has a cost. That is why, like marriage (in the Prayer Book's words), regulation should not 'be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly' --

Another great quote by Winston Churchill: "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.


A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
Mark Twain

stressed
11-13-2009, 03:26 PM
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke

erotictonic
11-13-2009, 03:30 PM
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke

Sometimes....

stressed
11-13-2009, 03:36 PM
Sometimes....

well how about this one then??

“Talk does not cook rice.” Chinese Proverb

:P

erotictonic
11-13-2009, 03:51 PM
well how about this one then??

“Talk does not cook rice.” Chinese Proverb

:P

I could stand to learn from that one.

Austinrox
07-24-2010, 02:12 PM
Here are my favorite quotes I have on my myspace page:

Favorite Quotes~ "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless,and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful" ~Samuel Johnson~

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

"You are only what you are when no one is looking" ~Abraham Lincoln~

"He that sows thorns should not go barefoot" ~Benjamin Franklin~

"Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable" ~The Wizard of Oz~

"It's better to die once than to live always in fear of death" ~Julius Caesar~

"Hatred is a very underestimated emotion" ~Jim Morrison~

"Look to the essence of a thing, whether it be a point of doctrine, of practice, or of interpretation" ~Marcus Aurelius~

"Be polite to all, but intimate with few" ~Thomas Jefferson~

"Words build bridges into unexplored regions" ~Adolf Hitler~

"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared"~Edward Vernon Rickenbacher~

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake"~Napoleon Bonaparte~

"There’s no such thing as accidents, only plans other people make and don’t tell you about" ~Scott Raymond Adams~

"Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next"~Herbert Clark Hoover~

"One should never let an evil continue out of respect for a good when that good can easily be overwhelmed by that evil."~Niccolo Machiavelli

person
07-24-2010, 10:25 PM
I feel today is just yesterday waiting to happen
- Hilltop Hoods

anouk.oui
07-24-2010, 10:47 PM
in hungary theres a proverb : if youre having goose, it may as well be fat

meaning

if you do anything worth doing its worth doing properly.

Dolly_Haze
09-21-2010, 05:03 AM
“I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.” -The Picture of Dorian Gray


"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life." -The Importance of Being Earnest

argetdraco
11-02-2010, 03:00 PM
Don't trust me to show you love
When my love may be only lust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself. -Bob Dylan

And he can't understand how everyone goes on breathing when true love ends.
His mother whispers quietly...Heaven's not a place that you go when you dieIt's that moment in life when you actually feel alive so live for the moment. -The Spill Canvas

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. -Vincent van Gogh

My tongue's the only muscle that works harder than my heart. -Brand New

Everyone says love hurts, but that's not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.

argetdraco
11-02-2010, 03:04 PM
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington engineering mid-term. The answer was so "profound" that the Professor shared it with colleagues, and the sharing obviously hasn't ceased...

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or Endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote Proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law, (gas cools off when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let us look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, "...that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you.", and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze."

This student received the only A.

- Unknown

girl1015
08-04-2013, 08:59 PM
"Don't ever make a man your priority when he only sees you as an option"

words to live by!

LilyAnderson
08-04-2013, 09:40 PM
"We can't stop here, this is bat country."
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

strippername
08-04-2013, 09:59 PM
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
– Ronald Reagan

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

Aniela
08-26-2013, 12:00 AM
'Think while you still have me, move while you still see me,
You'll be lost & you'll be sorry when I'm gone' -- Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar

'Past: (n) That part of Eternity w/ sm small fraction of which we have a slight & regrettable acquaintance. A moving line called the Present parts it from an imaginary period called the Future. These two grand divisions of Eternity, of which the one is continually effacing the other, are entirely unlike. The one is dark w/ sorrow & disappointment, the other bright w/ prosperity & joy. The Past is the region of sobs, the Future is the realm of joy. In the one crouches Memory, clad in sackcloth & ashes, mumbling penitential prayer; in the sunshine of the other Hope flies w/ a free wing ... Yet the Past is the Future of ystrdy, the Future is the Past of tomorrow. They are one: the Knowledge & the Dream.'
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

lestat1
09-12-2013, 12:10 PM
"Be excellent to each other."

Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan.

DiamondWhip
01-22-2014, 10:07 AM
"This too shall pass."

Not only is it my favourite, but I live my life by it.

November_Scorpio
10-26-2016, 06:39 AM
“There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy!”

― Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

Gia2608
11-02-2016, 06:01 PM
I wouldn't say it's my favorite but it makes me think every time I see this in the signature of someone I email with regularly.

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our poilice more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

Adolf Hitler, 1935

Smoothcat
01-31-2017, 11:24 AM
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. ~ Winston Churchill