What Is The Most Important Phrase Ever Spoken By Man?

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  1. quicksand profile image69
    quicksandposted 5 years ago

    What Is The Most Important Phrase Ever Spoken By Man?

    History has recorded thousands of quotes and sayings made by kings, writers, philosophers, scientists, and many other people who have been a part of history, having contributed in some way or the other to the progress of mankind ... or at least provided some entertainment to historians, scholars and those who interpret history! Surely you would have heard thousands of phrases quoted by famous people. Out of all these, which single phrase would you consider the most important? All yours!

  2. A Little TRUTH profile image85
    A Little TRUTHposted 5 years ago

    “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, either way you are right.  It’s the thinking that makes it so.” - Henry Ford

    Other highly successful people have stated this same truth over the centuries, such as Wallace Wattles, Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale, but Ford put it in the most concise and easy to understand way.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well friends, the most important phrase ever uttered by man (hope you will all agree) is that single report of success made by Neil A Armstrong prior to speaking those famous words "One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind!" ... Cheers!

  3. tussin profile image58
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    "Can I buy you a drink?"

    A lot of new humans originate with that question.

    1. Insane Mundane profile image60
      Insane Mundaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think this particular query was about procreation, though...  LOL!

    2. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for commenting, and cheers!

  4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I once thought I made a mistake, but I was wrong!  OR...how about this one....I love you!

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's a good one and it does require a reaction. An equal and opposite one preferably! Lol!

  5. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    "Honey, I'm so sorry....I beg you to forgive me.  I know I was wrong, I know I was stupid......I know you're the best thing that has ever happened to me.  I'll do ANYTHING to make this up to you....Please, honey, I'm begging."

    **The single-most important thing a cheating man can say....as soon and as sincerely as possible....crawling on his knees, over hot coals, with his heart in his hand and a good athletic cup in place.

    You wanted something serious and profound?   Oops....my bad.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well these are common phrases and history will never record them! Lol! However, thank you for posting here!

  6. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    "Where you are I've been......where I am you'll soon follow"
    the elderly to youth....so that there's more understanding and less judgement as well as caution to their actions.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, caution is needed in just about everything. Thanks for responding. smile

  7. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Thank You

    I have to give a longer answer so I will say it again.

    Thank You

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Every successful person, regardless of the profession or circumstances has said Thank You, Thanks or Thank God. I will stand by my original statement. Many profound statements have been made, but usually for specific reasons.

  8. stiggies profile image81
    stiggiesposted 5 years ago

    I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson said this. It relates well to sport. Gary Player (golfer) also used this phrase once.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, hard work brings success and success is the result of luck! Let's look at it that way? smile

  9. austinhealy profile image73
    austinhealyposted 5 years ago

    John Lennon's song "Imagine" in recent years

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great musician he was! smile

  10. quicksand profile image69
    quicksandposted 5 years ago

    Well my friends, I am referring to quotes made by prominent people who adorned the pages of history (at least one page) and changed the world. (for the better or the worse) As an example please check out what our friend "A little TRUTH" says about what Henry Ford is supposed to have said. That's a fine example.

  11. c-m-hall profile image76
    c-m-hallposted 5 years ago

    Thought about Man as a species. Different famous quotes came to mind, but I'd have to say that: "Am I my brother's keeper?" seems pretty important on a lot of different levels.

    1. A Little TRUTH profile image85
      A Little TRUTHposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you raised another question.  The answer depends on what jurisdiction you are in.  If you are a subject of a Democracy, yes, you are your brother’s keeper.  However, under Gods law, charity is voluntary.

  12. HoneyBB profile image97
    HoneyBBposted 5 years ago

    "Put a little salt in what you hear and sugar in what you say." Not sure where it originated but my Mom used to say it.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, sounds good. Thanks for your response. smile

  13. CBartelmey profile image76
    CBartelmeyposted 5 years ago

    There are so many phrases that have become quotable, inspiring and thought provoking, however I don’t think I could possibly look to just one to hold the title of most important phrase ever.  So instead I will go with the theory that any phrase spoken by man is an important one, as every word counts and all words strung into a phrase have an impact to someone somewhere.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, the most important phrase for all time need not necessarily be the most thought provoking! Opinions may differ, and so everyone may have a favorite. smile

  14. calynbana profile image79
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    I think that would have to be, "It is finished" of course not everybody will agree with me as to the nature of the man who uttered this phrase.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Time to start all over, right? ... Cheers!

  15. Suzanne Angwin profile image60
    Suzanne Angwinposted 5 years ago

    To be or not to be.
                 or
    If it's to be it's up to me.

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Suzanne!

  16. waybe2012 profile image58
    waybe2012posted 5 years ago

    Come again?  Whatever.  Nice tie.  I'm brushing my teeth.  It's in the mail.   Shut up!
    Why?  Why?  Why?  Because...to be continued in HUB

    1. quicksand profile image69
      quicksandposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, looking forward to that Hub! smile

  17. Johnny2Balls profile image61
    Johnny2Ballsposted 5 years ago

    "Just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels."

 
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