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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Starlight* » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:14 pm

There is an eye of the Soul that is more precious than ten thousand bodily eyes,
for with it alone can one know the truth.

– Plato

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Love Aware » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:21 pm

The universe speaks in many languages but only one voice. The langage is not Narn or human or Centauri or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us. And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: "We are one." No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star: we are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear: we are one. Here gathered together in common cause we agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule: that we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost, diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one. We are one.

- G'Kar (Babylon 5)

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Obzistian » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:54 pm

" Truth is not always consistent and seldom is in harmony with reality. The only consistent truth that is in harmony with reality, is change. Change produces Light; thus Light is in harmony with reality... The reality is that its very dark in here. Could someone change the freakin' light bulb so we can see to make some changes around here?"
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Six Blind Men of Hindustan

Post by Gopi » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:11 am

It was six men of Hindustan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind)
That each by observation
Might satisfy the mind.

The first approached the Elephant
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side
At once began to bawl:
"Bless me, it seems the Elephant
Is very like a wall".

The second, feeling of his tusk,
Cried, "Ho! What have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me 'tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear".

The third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Then boldly up and spake:
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a snake."

The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
"What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain," quoth he;
"'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Hindustan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right
And all were in the wrong.

So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!

- John Godfrey Saxe
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Gopi » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:21 am

In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.

-Albus Dumbledore
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:24 pm

"The Quality of Life is Better with Laughter, than with Tears."

--Singh Li Peng, a dear old friend of mine.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Paduwan Sagar » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:23 pm

"In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Arcelius » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:21 pm

We are indeed dealing with two entirely different approaches to reality and to solving problems -- methods we will here call the rational method and the magical one. The rational approach works quite well in certain situations, such as mass production of goods, or in certain kinds of scientific measurements -- but all in all the rational method, as it is understood and used, does not work as an overall approach to life, or in the solving of problems that involve subjective rather than objective measurements or calculations. The magical approach has far greater weight, if you use it and allow yourselves to operate in that fashion, for it has the weight of your basic natural orientation.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Gopi » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:16 pm

There's no such thing as no such thing.

- Greed (Full Metal Alchemist)
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:21 pm

"Door of Opportunity have sign that say, 'Push to Open'... it never locked."

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Belthazor » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:22 am

One of my favorites, from Burt Gummer of Tremors:

"Big mouths usually come attached to small minds."

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Thomas Paine on Thought

Post by LoneBear » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:49 pm

This is SOOOO true. Written a couple centuries ago, by someone that shares my birthday...
Thomas Paine wrote:Any person, who has made observations on the state of progress of the human mind, by observing his own, cannot but have observed that there are two distinct classes of what are called Thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.

I have always made it a rule to treat these voluntary visitors with civility, taking care to examine, as well as I was able, if they were worth entertaining; and it is from them I have acquired almost all the knowledge that I have.

As to the learning that any person gains from school education, it serves only like a small capital, to put him in the way of beginning learning for himself afterwards. Every person of learning is finally his own teacher, the reason for which is, that principles cannot be impressed upon the memory; their place of mental residence is the understanding, and they are never so lasting as when they begin by conception.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by aurora » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:34 pm

It isn't how you are alike, it's how you are not. We all have both the darkness and light. Albus Dumbledore

You are not a bad person. You are a very good person that bad things have happened to. Now understand, the world isn't split into good people and bad people, we've all got light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that's who we really are. Sirius Black

It's the quality of ones convictions that determines success, not the number of followers. Arthur Weasley

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Oma Desala wrote:"The success or failure of your deeds does not add up to the sum of your life. Your spirit cannot be weighed.

"Judge yourself by the intention of your actions... by the strength in which you face the challenges that have stood in your way.

"The Universe is vast, and we are so small. There is only one thing we can ever truly control--whether we are good, or evil."

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by aurora » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:34 pm

These quotes may already be buried within the pages. They touched my heart today so I am adding them here.

If the primates that we came from had know that someday politicians would come out of the gene pool, they would have stayed up in the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea.................................Captain John Sheridan

The universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places but they are right. Wherever we are is the right place at the right time. The pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born..................Delenn

The greatest secret of all time is that the molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station and the nebula outside. They burn inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff. We are the universe made manifest trying to figure itself out. But, as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective......................................Delenn

Today is great! As I watched and participated with a training course on Living the Path of Conscious Language, the above quotations became alive within me even more then before.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Raytrek » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:09 am

The world is perfect as it is, we just have perception issues.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Raytrek » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 pm

How do you like this one?

"The best idea is that people are free to better themselves or not. If this “bettering” of the self manifests in selfless ways in society, or in selfish ways, again that is at the discretion of the free individual. Ideally, we should all contribute to subsidize the less fortunate, but most ideally of each our own volition. Otherwise, what are? Free?"

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:32 pm

Tao 141 wrote:But when the inferior man, the fool,
Takes the book in his hands,
He demonstrates by ridicule
How much he understands.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:35 pm

A Cosmic Intelligence wrote:Your fight is to overcome the urge;
to purge yourself of war and woe.
None can hold to Me and proclaim victory
over others of My parts as foe.
--The Council of Seven Lights, p 110.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Gopi » Tue May 29, 2012 2:31 pm

You say Confucius is confusing
You refuse to start with Sartre
And you just can't understand Kant.

Mr. Spinoza really throws ya
Schopenhauer is quite sour
These philosophers rave and rant.

Your brain can't find the room
For Bishop Berkeley, David Hume
And well may you lament,

That though Plato may be great
Oh, God! It's difficult to state
Precisely what the hell he meant.

You may think a puff of pot'll
Help you more than Aristotle,
Heraclitus is quite dense.

Or you substitute for thinking
Just a touch of social drinking
But still you feel quite tense.

If you think that thoughts will bore you
Someone else will have them for you
And that's the catch, my friend.

Because from thinking you can't hide
Or someone else will be your guide
From the beginning to the end.

Through thinking, Beauty, Truth and Good
Can be rightly understood
As light shimm'ring from above.

And when our thinking becomes seeing
We experience pure being
And our thinking turns to love.

-- Paul Margulies "Being human"
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Raytrek » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:50 pm

A paradox is just a cage that contains the rational mind.

The rational mind cannot fathom infinity because infinity is paradoxical, and that is precisely what “Anything is possible” is: Infinity.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Raytrek » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:30 pm

"Our worth was lost and chaos reigned the moment some concept became more important than empathy"

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:28 am

"Those whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes angry."

--Euripides

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:29 am

"The difference between genius and stupidity, is that genius has its limits."

--Albert Einstein

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:20 am

"The main purpose of science is to investigate the unexplained, not to explain the uninvestigated."

--Dr. Stephen Rorke

“When people think you make them think, they will like you;
but when you really make them think, they will hate you.”

--Don Marquis

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