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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Ilkka » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:44 am

I just figured out a darkly humorous quote. Refurbished from the famous quote "To be or not to be", by someone that I dont remember.

So here it goes. "To be or wannabe" by me.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by deepfsh » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:59 pm

Yang and Baker (2005, p. 1) reason that "to master your learning materials and extend your understandings, you need to write about the meanings you gain from your research".

Secondly, research (Jinx, 2004; Zapper, 2006) clearly demonstrates that students learn the writing conventions of a subject area while they are researching, reading and writing in their discipline. This activity helps them to "crack the code" of the discipline (Bloggs, 2003, p. 44).

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Lozion » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Ilkka wrote:I just figured out a darkly humorous quote. Refurbished from the famous quote "To be or not to be", by someone that I dont remember.

So here it goes. "To be or wannabe" by me.
That is so good! :mrgreen:
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Djchrismac » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Nature abhors a vacuum and she fills all her niches with an appropriate animal species.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Djchrismac » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Again it shows that man must believe before he looks, and must look before he finds anything. Important things
may be all around us, but we will never find them unless we look for them.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Djchrismac » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:48 pm

All peoples have always thought all other peoples to be both stupid and at a lower state of culture. This is both stupid and uncultured.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by daniel » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 pm

For all those experts that make a living by lecturing at conferences... another reciprocal relationship:

Those who know... do not speak.
Those who speak... do not know.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by infinity » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:58 am

"To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective."
- Liz Smith

Interesting perspective hey? Makes us think about our biases about the concept of power. We're taught to think in terms of duality. But if we understand the source of power (i.e. all of us are sources of power), then we understand that the only reason that any one person seems more powerful is because they are using power lent by other people.
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Andromeda: Hope and deception

Post by LoneBear » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:47 pm

"When hope fills us up, we're easy to deceive."

--Trance Gemini (Andromeda, Season 5)


BTW, David finally has a new post...
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In spite of the headlines we are now seeing, is it possible that we are witnessing the fulfillment of a vast, cosmic plan -- with a remarkably positive outcome?
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Arcelius » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:10 pm

infinity wrote:...we understand that the only reason that any one person seems more powerful is because they are using power lent by other people.
While this is one reason why some people seem more powerful than others, it is not the only reason. While everyone may be a source of power, not everyone is generating the same amount of power, nor would that power be channelled at the same efficiency. People are not the only sources of power. While there are different kinds of power, the type of power that is most often taken is not so variable.
Alexandre Dumas wrote:All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
LoneBear wrote:BTW, David finally has a new post...
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by mongo » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:37 pm

"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains."
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:42 pm

"Never trust an atom. They make up everything."
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by DSKlausler » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:21 am

"It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron. It must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life... or death. It shall be life. "

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Juanter » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:47 pm

The Dalai Lama quoted: "I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path."
 

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Gopi » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:01 pm

At the Egyptian city of Naucratis, there was a famous old god, whose name was Theuth; the bird which is called the Ibis is sacred to him, and he was the inventor of many arts, such as arithmetic and calculation and geometry and astronomy and draughts and dice, but his great discovery was the use of letters. Now in those days the god Thamus was the king of the whole country of Egypt; and he dwelt in that great city of Upper Egypt which the Hellenes call Egyptian Thebes, and the god himself is called by them Ammon. To him came Theuth and showed his inventions, desiring that the other Egyptians might be allowed to have the benefit of them; he enumerated them, and Thamus enquired about their several uses, and praised some of them and censured others, as he approved or disapproved of them. It would take a long time to repeat all that Thamus said to Theuth in praise or blame of the various arts. But when they came to letters, This, said Theuth, will make the Egyptians wiser and give them better memories; it is a specific both for the memory and for the wit. Thamus replied: O most ingenious Theuth, the parent or inventor of an art is not always the best judge of the utility or inutility of his own inventions to the users of them. And in this instance, you who are the father of letters, from a paternal love of your own children have been led to attribute to them a quality which they cannot have; for this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Ilkka » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:51 am

Gopi wrote:he specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by dave432 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:21 am

Londo Mollari (Babylon 5): Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics!

If you haven't seen season 3 of B5, Londo is referring to the gathering of intelligence, but his meaning didn't come out quite right.

This line brings to mind the famous slip of the tongue in 1969 uttered by Chicago's then Mayor Richard J. Daley in response to the unrest at the Democratic Convention:
"The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder."
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:45 pm

Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) from [i][url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070707/]Sleeper[/url][/i] wrote:I'm what you would call a teleological, existential atheist. I believe that there's an intelligence to the universe, with the exception of certain parts of New Jersey.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by deepfsh » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:43 am

"As a man of sense, I am a gold-bug and support a gold-bug government and a gold-bug society. As a man of the world, I like confusion, anarchy, and war." JP Morgan (Bill Still, 2013: Jekyll Island)
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by LoneBear » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:30 pm

An interesting quote from Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), known as "The Mystics Truth"...
All things are created double, one against another.
The reciprocal relationship.
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Arcelius » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:24 am

Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man wrote: Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of mankind is man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the skeptic side,
With too much weakness for the stoic's pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born to die, and reas'ning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such,
Whether he thinks too little or too much;
Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused, or disabused;
Created half to rise, and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled;
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!

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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Ilkka » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:02 am

I found these from "Alphabet of Sirach" in wikipedia a few good ones.

"Bestow no good upon that which is evil, and no evil will befall thee."
"A nod to the wise is sufficient; the fool requires a blow." (Proverbs 22:15)
"He who honors them that despise him is like an ass."
"If the goods are near at hand, the owner consumes them; but if they are at a distance, they consume him."
"Thou mayest have sixty counselors, but do not give up thy own opinion"
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Re: Notable Quotations

Post by Djchrismac » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Reginald Scot wrote: Can make a lady seem a knight,
A nut shell seem a gilded barge
A sheeling seem a palace large
And youth seem age and age seem youth
All was illusion, nought was truth.
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Skepticism

Post by LoneBear » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:44 pm

The Encyclopaedia of Hell wrote:Skepticism [skep-tuh-siz-uh m] A suave word denoting a refusal to entertain concepts contrary to corporate grants.
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Understanding inversely proportional to salary

Post by daniel » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:15 am

Upton Sinclair wrote:It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!
Sounds like a good quote for a blog entry!
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