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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by luc » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:15 pm

WebPilot wrote:
Science flies rockets to the moon.
Religion flies airplanes into buildings
I will go a bit deeper on this one, and in fact, it's a good example of how "Humans" are champions blaming others over themself ...

"Man" flew rockets to the moon ... And science was just their tool.
"Man" flew airplanes into buildings ... Religion was only the excuse.

Beleiving in such powers (i.e : science, religions, ect ...) only enslaves us in our limitations and excuses.

Man flying to the moon, was because he used his brain for good and something good came out (Good is relative if we look at ICBM using rockets ... But you understand my point I'm certain).
Man flying planes into buildings, is just plain evil coming out of evil persons ... Nothing more then this.

Lets not forget that we were all born with "Control" over our life, body and freedom of choices ... No exceptions.
If someone jumps down a bridge because he was told to ... The choice (Last call) was still his ... And no excuses can justify his action if he decides to do so.

Let me share one with you that can generate alot of reflexion. A phrase my father once told me that got me thinking.

Here's what he told me;

"Humanity is to often at BEST ... Doing the WORST ...

Not that wrong if we look at our history and pretty poor perspective if we think about it. But I'm also confident that our evolution and intelligence will change this in time ...

If only we can stop excusing ourself or blaming other ... For our own actions ... :wink:
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by PyroJoe » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:59 pm

Marcus Aurelius : " Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. "

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Viv » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:27 pm

PyroJoe wrote:Marcus Aurelius : " Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. "
HA! too funny

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Fiona » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:52 am

Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."
-- Mark Twain

"Be the change you want to see in the world." by Mahatma Gandhi

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’”—Ann Landers

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. George Bernard Shaw

Throughout centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. -Ayn Rand

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Mike Everman » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:47 pm

Ok, for a spam post, that one was good.
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by luc » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Thomas d'Ansèmbourg wrote :

We recognize well balanced and peaceful individuals by their deep respect for everything that lives.

Having ceased all huntings years ago ... I will consider d'Ansèmbourg's writing as a compliment ... ;-)
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Mark » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:50 pm

"When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature.”
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by PyroJoe » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 pm

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Arthur McAuliff

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by luc » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:42 pm

PyroJoe wrote:If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Arthur McAuliff
He he he ... This one is good ... :lol:

Especially if your "Failure" happened after jumping ... :lol:

Good one ... :wink:
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by PyroJoe » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Thanks luc, thought that one was a good one.

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by PyroJoe » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:19 pm

Whoever, in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility, may generally rest assured that he will seek in vain.
Hermann von Helmholtz

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Mark » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:48 pm

"However, there may be some truth in the suggestion that wise men don't use quotations. Einstein once suggested, "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources", and Picasso appeared to echo this sentiment when he suggested, "good artists copy; great artists steal."
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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by metiz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:23 pm

Mark, you're going to hit the 10.000 posts mark in about 23 days!
Quantify the world.

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by PyroJoe » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Thats cool. :D

I heard a quote on a documentary about Margaret Mitchell, that would probably be a good one:

Respectability is the punishment of the wild.
Margaret Mitchell

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Re: Favorite Quotes

Post by Mark » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:03 pm

“New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises 'Why then are you not taking part in them?”
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