03-24-2013, 01:05 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Favourtie Quotes
Originally Posted by nolesfan2011
ones in general..
"if your not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you"-ralph nader
"I deserve the right to tell the truth"-Newt Gingrich
"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
"A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end."-Henry Wallace
Evil Prevails when good men fail to act- Edmund Burke
“Our most basic common link is that all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future." -JFK
"We Are Not Attacking The Corporations, But Endeavoring To Do Away With Any Evil In Them"-Teddy Roosevelt
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. - Dom Helder Camara
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed-Vaclav Havel
human rights/arab spring etc.:
"if we stay we die if we run we die, so we stay"-Egyptian doctor in Tahrir
"they don't speak much English (Libyans) but they know the word freedom"-Alex Crawford
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere-MLK
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people" Howard Zinn
"if you are neutral in situations of injustice then you have chosen the side of the oppressors"-Desmond Tutu
"Let's go, if your fate is to die today then you will die today"-Egyptian protestor
"Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself..."-MLK
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~MLK Jr.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson
"We are all in this together and we can never, ever forget it,"-John Edwards
"If you believe in the cause of freedom, then proclaim it, live it and protect it, for humanity's future depends on it."-Scoop Jackson
They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen."-Huey Long
"if you give up your rights now don't expect to get em back"-Rand Paul
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American Public."-Teddy Roosevelt
"I am not afraid to die I am afraid to lose the battle"- my friend Mo Nabbous who was killed in Libya, he was kind of a famous civilian journalist there.
"You get a lot of teaching in high school about going after your dreams and being true to yourself, but at the same time (teachers and parents) are trying to beat you down," . "It was so strict in (our house) that everything you did was wrong. There was so much censorship, you weren't allowed to make any choices. Sex was bad, music was bad. I eventually left, but so many kids stay (in that environment). I wanted to tell them . . . that they can break away too."-Axl Rose
On 80s hair metal into grunge “you went from joy and decadence and party and banging your head and powery ballads and girls girls girls into… this world really sucks”
“what we did for a living was to take people away, escape for a few hours at a concert and have fun”.-Vince Neil
"I guess I like who I am now. I`d just like to have a little more internal peace. I`m sure everybody would".-Axl Rose
''You gotta dress for the job you want not the job you got''-Head of State
Lord of War: "Yuri Orlov: Beware of the Dog? You don't have a dog. Are you trying to scare people?
Vitaly Orlov: No, it's to scare me. Remind me to be aware of the dog in me. The dog that wants to f*** everything that moves, wants to fight and kill weaker dogs. I guess it's to remind me to be more human.
Yuri Orlov: Isn't being a dog part of being human? What if that's the best part of you, the dog part? What if you're really just a two-legged dog?
Vitaly Orlov: You need to see somebody. "
From Batman "some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. "
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector."
from friends and others:
"if you can't be a good example serve as a terrible warning"
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” ~C.S. Lewis
"When you try to get along with evil, evil doesn't change, you do."
"you aren't the type of person who can kept in a box, that's for sure"
Some formatting (underling and bolding) would keep my eyeballs happy.
03-29-2013, 10:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: English Myple and proud
Re: Favourtie Quotes
sorry its long...
All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do
and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not
at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the
sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die.
So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned - the biggest
word of all - LOOK.
Hug it out as long as it takes, people
"People were created to be loved
things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used."
"יברכך ה' וישמרך,יאר ה' פניו אליך ויחונך,ישא ה' פניו אליך וישם לך שלום"
06-06-2013, 08:14 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Re: Favourtie Quotes
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
None of this is about morality, or religion, or dogma, or big fancy questions of life after death. The capital- T Truth is about life before death. It is about making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head. It is about simple awareness — awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: “This is water, this is water.”
It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out.”
- David Foster Wallace
It's always Night, or we wouldn't need Light. - Thelonius Monk (via Thomas Pynchon)
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