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1 Book of Quotes!! on Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:27 pm

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Let's post famous quotes in this thread. Quotes that inspire you, quotes that are witty, quotes that support your principles etc...



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2 Some Quotes for Atheists!! on Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:34 pm

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  • Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
    Blaise Pascal Quote


  • Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
    Edward Gibbon


  • Where knowledge ends, religion begins. Benjamin Disraeli Quote


  • If I thought the Jews killed God, Id worship the Jews.
    Bill Hicks


  • Faith means not wanting to know what is true. Neitzsche


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3 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Wed May 07, 2008 1:09 am

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A witty saying proves nothing.
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4 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Wed May 07, 2008 1:15 am

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I love quotes by Voltaire and Neitzsche.

Here's one
Hope is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Nietszche

Read quotes by them... and don't miss a SINGLE by Voltaire. I really mean it.

I have collected some "atheistic" quotes of Voltaire here
http://decentdissent.blogspot.com/2008/04/voltaire-quotes-god.html

Trust me, the others are equally good.

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5 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Thu May 08, 2008 11:49 am

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didn't get "Better is the enemy of good. " What does it imply?? I had read "Good is enemy of better" instead.


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6 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sat May 10, 2008 3:05 pm

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."--Albert Einstein

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7 Stupidity Quotes on Sat May 10, 2008 3:31 pm

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Abraham Lincoln (attributed):

'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Albert Einstein:

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein:

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Aldous Huxley:

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

Aldous Huxley:

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

Bertrand Russell:

Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do.

Bill Cosby:

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.

Edwin Land:

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Elbert Hubbard:

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Friedrich von Schiller:

With stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.

Isaac Asimov:

[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.

John Stuart Mill:

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

Malcolm Forbes:

The dumbest people I know are those who know it all.

Mark Twain:

First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.

P. J. O'Rourke:

Then there's politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Sam Levenson:

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

Tom DeLay:

Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills. [on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999]

Will Rogers:

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?

Source:http://www.wisdomquotes.com

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8 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sun May 11, 2008 7:43 pm

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'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

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9 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Tue May 20, 2008 3:06 am

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life's a bitch and u'll probably marry one too - unknown

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10 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:50 am

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Sometimes the stupidity bring forth new and innovative things which might be true but at that moment we become more stupid enough to prove it wrong.

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11 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:51 am

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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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12 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:14 pm

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Razor Blade wrote:Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Confucius

hmmm...so true ...


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13 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:20 pm

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In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. ---Janos Arnay

If we knew only for a moment who we really are, where we come from and we where we are going, would something in our world change? Would we wake up from this dream? ---Sorin Cerin (philosopher)


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14 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:05 pm

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Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.

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15 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:18 pm

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I hope you have heard about Ayn Rand, the propounder of Objectivist Philosophy. Here are some vey good quotes from her:

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

want to comment on any of them...???u r welcome!


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16 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:33 pm

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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.

--Adam Smith


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17 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:46 pm

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"How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortunes of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it."

--Adam Smith (Opening lines of the book Wealth of the nations)


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18 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 pm

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"give a man a fish and he will eat in a day, teach a man how to fish he will eat for lifetime, give a man religion and he will die praying for fish."

"faith means not wanting to know what is true."

"i never hated a man too enough to give back his diamonds."

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19 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:26 pm

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"A handful of might is better than a bag full of right"

"What is justice? Shall we seek righteousness or shall we seek power? Is it better to be good or to be strong?"

"We are condemned to freedom, We cannot choose not to choose"

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20 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:30 pm

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"There's so much good in the worst of us, so much bad in the best of us, that it's any of us to talk about the rest of us"

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21 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:58 pm

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VforVendetta wrote:"A handful of might is better than a bag full of right"

"What is justice? Shall we seek righteousness or shall we seek power? Is it better to be good or to be strong?"

"We are condemned to freedom, We cannot choose not to choose"

Hey v its better to be strong than to be good in my view. What do you think?


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22 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:35 pm

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Well , better for whom? sure, from your personal perspective, strength might be attractive, but what does that attitude do to the civilization as a whole?

however, one might argue that to be good is also a sort of strength.I don't know , it's all grey.

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23 Re: Book of Quotes!! on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:42 pm

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richa wrote:"give a man a fish and he will eat in a day, teach a man how to fish he will eat for lifetime, give a man religion and he will die praying for fish."

"faith means not wanting to know what is true."

"i never hated a man too enough to give back his diamonds."

great ones! but couldn't get the third one!


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