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Great Quotes Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Thumper, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Thumper

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    Don't just post good quotes here, post great ones.

    Here are two great quotes to start this thread off.

    "Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, disent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence."
    Salmon Rushdie

    "What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
    Salmon Rushdie
     
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    Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

    --- Henry David Thoreau
     
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    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

    --- Henry David Thoreau
     
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

    -- Henry David Thoreau
     
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    If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

    -- Henry David Thoreau
     
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    Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

    -- Henry David Thoreau
     
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    Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

    -- Friedrich Nietzsche
     
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    The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

    -- Friedrich Nietzsche
     
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    What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

    -- Friedrich Nietzsche,
     
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    Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

    -- Voltaire
     
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    Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

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    Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

    -- Voltaire
     
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    God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

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    Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

    -- Voltaire
     
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    It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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    Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

    -- Voltaire
     
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    Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.

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    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
    William Pitt, 1795
     
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    "A policeman's job is only easy in a police state."
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    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
    Hubert Horatio Humphrey (U.S. Vice President 1965–69)
     
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    I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.

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    "Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."

    - Lady Nancy Astor, to Winston Churchill

    "Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."

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    “You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

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    “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

    - Winston Churchill
     
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    Raiders Suck

    I said it, and so has 9/10ths of the Universe
     
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    Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.

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