Thought Provoking Quotes

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    Wednesday January 20,2010:


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

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      -I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize, that what you heard was not what I meant

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      falcon64posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      He did something different - he actually listened to people.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    Wed. 01/20/10
    "…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)

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      thevoiceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      God Jesus freedom of choice united we stand for all humanity separated life arms our children feed teach hate

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      laikhragirishposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Deleted

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        Deborah Sextonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yes and I haven't learned anything from your advertisement.
        It's against the rules

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 11 years ago

    Great quotes DS.
    "Blowing out someone elses candle does not make yours brighter"
    "To improve your rate of success, increase your rate of failure"
    Not sure who's quotes they are though. smile

    1. robie2 profile image92
      robie2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      don't care who said it-- thanks for sharing:-) love the bit about blowing out someone else's candle--great image and sooooo true

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    Minnalousheposted 11 years ago

    "The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true."
    -Niels Bohr

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    Minnalousheposted 11 years ago

    "Sometimes your best move is blocked by your own checkers"

    -Really Important stuff my Kids have taught me

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    theirishobserver.posted 11 years ago

    Those who shout loudest about the crimes of others do so to conceal their own crimes.....

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    h.a.borcichposted 11 years ago

    Who you are when no one is looking is who you really are.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."
    Samuel Johnson

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    Arthur Fontesposted 11 years ago

    Try to be the person your dog thinks you are.

    Unknown

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      Ivorwenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know... My dog thinks I'm a big meany who puts an end to all his eating.

      "Nonsense!  You only say never because no one ever has."  ~The Prince's Bride

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Evil is unspectacular and always human,
    And shares our bed and eats at our own table"
    W. H. Auden

    Yours too wrenfrost56

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
      Mikel G Robertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it was Politically Incorrect to call women evil now a days????


      wink   big_smile    wink

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        thevoiceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Healing evil has one choice human unity with God for those who believe human right for those who do not. others wise the forces that be will sell arms hate war to pour children generation after generation

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth," Oscar Wilde

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    marinealways24posted 11 years ago

    It is more blissful to live without thinking than to think without living.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it." Mark Twain

    Not very uplifting until you feel with pride that this isn't speaking of you.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hubris is the word you seek. wink

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Great! Another 'Big' word I have to look up...geez... wink roll wink

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        S. Perryposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Voltaire

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    shazwellynposted 11 years ago

    It is not enough to love life and ponder upon its meaning.... but TO LIVE IT!  .... Shazwellyn Quote x

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    shazwellynposted 11 years ago

    even ugly people are beautiful inside... Joe Strummer of the Clash x

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    lyricsingrayposted 11 years ago

    he who laughs, lasts.

  17. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 11 years ago

    If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

    RUSH

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    prettydarkhorseposted 11 years ago

    Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole and

    You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

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    Jeffrey Nealposted 11 years ago

    Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
    -Winston Churchill

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    tantrumposted 11 years ago

    When you're being too deep, you can't see what's on the surface.

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    tipperaryposted 11 years ago

    Where theres a will,  theres a way!

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    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
    - William Shakespeare

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    A Texanposted 11 years ago

    "Just pissin in the wind and its blowin all on my friend"

    Jerry Jeff Walker

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      lyricsingrayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol

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    A Texanposted 11 years ago

    "Well, I decided that I'd get my cowboy hat
    and go down to Marble Arch Station.
    'Cause when a Texan fancies, he'll take his chances.
    Chances will be taken, that's for sure."

    London Homesick Blues   Gary P. Nunn

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    A Texanposted 11 years ago

    "Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life,
    End over end, neither left nor to right.
    Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
    Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life."

    Bobby Bare?

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    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing - for life itself is a writer's love until death.
    - Edna Ferber

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    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    Life Is Easy, People Make It Complicated! smile

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    donotfearposted 11 years ago

    "Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach."

    Anne Bradstreet
    (1612-1672, British puritan poet)

    I also read this was a quote from Benjamin Franklin. Don't know which is correct.

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    double_frickposted 11 years ago

    one that has me mesmerized right now is, strangely, from the bible.
    its from psalms, i'm too lazy to look up what chapter and verse.
    be still and know that "I" am god. 

    on simple sentence speaks volumes, though when i devoured the bible on a daily basis passages like these didn't have near the same impact.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 11 years ago

    I'm probably being redundant, but I tell this quote of my father's when I get the opportunity--



    "Trust none of what you hear and only half of what you see."

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    A Texanposted 11 years ago

    "There's a little yellow man in my head"

    Ray Davies The Kinks

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    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    "out of clutter, find simplicity;
    from discord, find harmony;
    in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

    Albert Einstein

  33. europewalker profile image77
    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.

    - Goethe

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      robie2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      oh yes indeed-- I so totally agree

  34. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 11 years ago

    A timely one from my $15.00 Valentine's hub

    "The life and love we create is the life and love we live. "
    Leo Buscaglia

    But I especially love the Goethe quote above...

  35. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 11 years ago

    Or try this one for your Valentine...


    "We are, each of us angels with only one wing: and we can only fly by embracing one another."

    Luciano de Crescenzo

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    Thursday January 21,2010

    "The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind." French writer François de la Rochefoucauld.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." Philosopher Kahlil Gibran

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    thirdmilleniumposted 11 years ago

    Love me for a reason, let the reason be love -
    Johnny Bristol

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    ddsurfscaposted 11 years ago

    You cannot fix a problem with the same mind that created the problem to begin with.

  40. Arthur Fontes profile image86
    Arthur Fontesposted 11 years ago

    Carpe Diem

  41. free4india profile image61
    free4indiaposted 11 years ago

    Make hay when the sun shines...

    Do fraud until you get caught....

    Do both of them go hand in hand?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    From My Hub:

    "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"
    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    From My Hub:

    "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love." Washington Irving

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    nanonggroxposted 11 years ago

    heyyy.....

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    nadiaazharposted 11 years ago

    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” by Charles R.Swindoll.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 11 years ago

    "Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." Herman Melville.

  47. europewalker profile image77
    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    How dangerous can false reasoning prove!

    - Sophocles

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    goldenpathposted 11 years ago

    Teaching behavior will not change behavior.  True doctrine, understood, will changes behavior.

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    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    "I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to."

    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    skyfireposted 11 years ago

    "There is no fear when one expects to be betrayed. What's truly terrifying is when betrayal is unexpected. "

    -Aizen Souske (Bleach Anime)

 
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