Favorite quote of all time.

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  1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    For me that has to be,

    “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo

    This didn't come from a novel I know but it is my favorite.

    1. leroy64 profile image82
      leroy64posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.  - Friedrich Nietzsche

      I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true. - Dorothy Parker

      Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker

    2. MickeySr profile image82
      MickeySrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "Warm affections, without knowledge, can rise no higher than superstition; and that knowledge which does not influence the heart and affection, will only make a hypocrite"

      ~John Newton

    3. cdub77 profile image84
      cdub77posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "There is no glory in returning people to God, and there is no place in Heaven for those that do." - (Voice Over from a film called Black Death)

      "There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind." - Kurt Vonnegut

      "I decline to accept the end of man."
      - William Faulkner

      "Tata Jesus is Bangala!" - Barbara Kingsolver

      1. cdub77 profile image84
        cdub77posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        One more...just for fun:

        "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I am not a crook! -Richard Nixon

    I did not have sex with that woman! -Bill Clinton

    It depends on what the meaning of the word is is. -Bill Clinton

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ...i like Billy boy's famous quotes too!...the idjut!  lol

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    "The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye
    The story of love is hello and goodbye"...Jimi

  4. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 6 years ago

    Oh man what to choose.


    I guess since my name is lookingforwalden I'd go with

    “There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.” Thoreau
      Or

    "The State never intentionally confronts a man’s sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." again Thoreau

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i like Thoreau too...

      1. LookingForWalden profile image60
        LookingForWaldenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Friend for life..

  5. k@ri profile image91
    k@riposted 6 years ago

    “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    One of my personal favorites.  smile

    1. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful quote

      I always liked this one from Emerson too

      "What lies behind you and
      What lies in front of you,
      Pales in comparison to
      What lies inside you."

      It's my favorite mushy quote lol

      1. k@ri profile image91
        k@riposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Lovely and true...not so mushy.  wink

    2. cdub77 profile image84
      cdub77posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read Emerson everyday because of quotes like this.  His wisdom continually renews and reaffirms me.

  6. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Never look back, the bastards are gaining on you!
    Don't remember who said it, but is a standard to live by !

  7. Owl Ka Myst profile image61
    Owl Ka Mystposted 6 years ago

    Mine is a play on words and the author is unknown. "Love is our Soul purpose"

  8. Abzolution profile image59
    Abzolutionposted 6 years ago

    "We did what we had to do and that is what makes us who we are."

    Paul Teutul Snr, Orange County Choppers.


       Not particularly profound or moving but perfectly clear and to the point. One of my favourites smile .

  9. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 6 years ago

    My favorite writer of all time is Pope. In my opinion he was better than Shakespeare.
    I use quotes from him in arguments all the time as my closer. I think the iambic pentameter helps. Lol
    I believe he is the second highest quoted English author in history.

    'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill
    Appear in Writing or in Judging ill,

    "If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to."

    “Sir, I admit your
    general rule,
    That every poet is a fool;
    But you yourself may serve to show it,
    That every fool is not a poet.”

    There are many, many more from Pope. If you like poetry and haven't read rape of the lock or essay on criticism I definitely recommend them. I got them for free on my iPad since they are in public domain.

  10. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I have lots, but these are a couple of my faves:

    "Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."  Groucho Marx

    "When in doubt, tell the truth."  Mark Twain

    1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
      Captain Redbeardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol That Groucho one is good!

  11. KBEvolve profile image76
    KBEvolveposted 6 years ago

    "If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny."
    Andre' Maurois

    1. Captain Redbeard profile image59
      Captain Redbeardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thats profound

  12. lokoyizone profile image75
    lokoyizoneposted 6 years ago

    Whatever  you do,never ever give up.

    WINSTON CHURCHILL

  13. Richard Craig profile image74
    Richard Craigposted 6 years ago

    "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" - Albert Einstein

    "Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men" - JFK

    "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done" - Lucille Ball

  14. aware profile image65
    awareposted 6 years ago

    "For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish.  WE OUGHT TO BE CAREFUL, INDEED, WHAT WE SAY."
    HAWKINS' MECHANICAL DICTIONARY 1938

  15. asmaiftikhar profile image76
    asmaiftikharposted 6 years ago

    A lot of quotes but my most favorite one is "man is not made for defeat"always inspires me to live life courageously.

  16. Captain Redbeard profile image59
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    "The Lord is my shepard," He recited softly. "I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me Kung-Fu in the face of my enemies. Amen." Tom Cullen from Stephen Kings, The Stand

 
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