Quotage  

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3428 posts
11/9/2005 6:18 pm

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5/8/2007 6:57 am

Quotage


I'm a big fan of quotes, particularly movie quotes, but for the purposes of this post I'll stick with some of my favorite quote authors who kind of define my beliefs on random things.

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

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

(Einstein was a genius in all senses of the word...if I can find his essay about capitalism and democracy doomed to eventual failure as they stand today I will post it)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
- Buddha

"I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use."
- Galileo Galilei

That's for all the Bible Thumpers and the suicide bombers and the jihadists out there. Use your brain. If one of God's big rules is "thou shalt not kill", how is it that killing in the name of God is ok? C'mon. That doesn't even include the completely ridiculous stuff about virgins and whatnot.

"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

(I think this is Emerson's way of saying 'Life sucks, get a helmet', but it's so much more elegantly phrased.)

"If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved."
--Russell Lynes
Quite frankly I know nothing about Lynes, at all, but I came across the quote and it's perfect for anyone who believes in political correctness.

More later...

_pretty_fly_guy 31M
153 posts
11/10/2005 5:53 pm

If ya cant screw it, eat it, or use it,....fuck it

--_pretty_fly_guy


rm_CecileB 41F
186 posts
5/8/2007 3:45 am

did Buddha really say that?
It's almost the same as Pascal's.


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