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Quotes for the day.

 
 
William
 
Reply Sun 17 May, 2009 10:46 pm
Here are three quotes from three famous people. Can anyone tell me who uttered them?

"It may be objected that primitive man is physically less secure than modern man, as is shown by his shorter life expectancy; hence modern man suffers from less, not more than the amount of insecurity that is normal for human beings. but psychological security does not closely correspond with physical security. What makes us FEEL secure is not so much objective security as a sense of confidence in our ability to take care of ourselves. Primitive man, threatened by a fierce animal or by hunger, can fight in self-defense or travel in search of food. He has no certainty of success in these efforts, but he is by no means helpless against the things that threaten him. The modern individual on the other hand is threatened by many things against which he is helpless; nuclear accidents, carcinogens in food, environmental pollution, war, increasing taxes, invasion of his privacy by large organizations, nation-wide social or economic phenomena that may disrupt his way of life".

"There is no more fundamental duty for a moral citizen than to protect the innocent from assault. This is inherit in the values of all higher civilizations. You have the right, the responsibility and the duty to come to the defense of the innocent when the innocent are under assault. Would you protect your children from the clutches of a murderer? Would you protect your neighbors' children when they were under assault"?

"Today I am firmly convinced that basically and on the whole all creative ideas appear in our youth, in so far as any such are present. I distinguish between the wisdom of age, consisting solely in greater thoroughness and caution due to the experience of a long life, and the genius of youth, which pours out thoughts and ideas with inexhaustible fertility, but cannot for the moment develop them because of their very abundance. It is this youthful genius which provides the building materials and plans for the future, from which a wiser age takes the stones, carves them and completes the edifice, in so far as the so-called wisdom of age has not stifled the genius of
youth"..


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avatar6v7
 
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Reply Sun 31 May, 2009 03:52 am
@William,
The 'Unabomber' , the 'Olympic Park Bomber' and Hitler. And yeah, who would have guessed.
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juri006
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jun, 2009 05:53 am
@William,
Very interesting!
Ultracrepidarian
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2009 01:52 am
@juri006,
"Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all."

"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."

"Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless."

I think these quotes are more representative of Hitler's views.

---------- Post added at 03:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:52 AM ----------

Okay...

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If someone should come up to me and challenge me to a fight, I would take them kindly and forgivingly by hand, lead them to a quiet place and kill them."

"Never put a trampoline under a fire escape."

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
juri006
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 04:14 am
@William,
For first qoute I know is from Mark Twain (my avatar), for other two I do not know. Smile
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juri006
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jun, 2009 06:00 am
@William,
"I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to explore yourself." Smile
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juri006
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 04:29 am
@William,
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."

"There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance."

"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

"When the solution is simple, God is answering."

"Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."

These are all from one preson. :a-ok: Who? :detective:
memester
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 12:03 am
@juri006,
"When I admitted I was deluded, I wasn't "...some Buddhist dude
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Aedes
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jun, 2009 07:59 pm
@Ultracrepidarian,
Ultracrepidarian;66777 wrote:
I think these quotes are more representative of Hitler's views.
And here's a telling quote from his Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering:

"Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 07:57 am
@juri006,
juri006;69048 wrote:
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."

"There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance."

"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

"When the solution is simple, God is answering."

"Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people."

These are all from one preson. :a-ok: Who? :detective:

Albert Einstein, (I cheated).
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Clockwork
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2009 11:57 am
@William,
"A sad life can hardly be called a life at all."

I think Erasmus is one of the most underrated philosophers. Mostly because The Praise of Folly was absolutely hysterical.

One of my favourite passages:

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"But it is even more amusing to see these old women, so ancient they might as well be dead and so cadaverous they look as if they returned from the grave, yet they are always mouthing the proverb 'life is sweet'. They are hot as *****es in heat... They pay a good price for the services of some handsome young Adonis. They never cease smearing their faces with makeup. They can't tear themselves away from the mirror. They pluck and thin their pubic bush. They show off their withered and flabby breasts. They whip up their languid lust with quavering whines and whimpers. They drink a lot. They mingle with the young girls on the dance floor. They write billets-doux. Everyone laughs at these things as utterly foolish (as indeed they are), but the old bags themselves are perfectly self-satisfied."
Granted, the modern translation helps a lot, but he's basically describing cougars 500 years before the term was coined.
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012237
 
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Reply Tue 1 Feb, 2011 11:42 pm
@William,
Theodore Kaczynski
Eric Rudolf
Adolf Hitler

Quite a rogue's gallery, William. It's interesting that one may be a psychopath, megalomaniac or just plain loony tunes and still sound so intelligent! Certainly, there's a better way to solve the ills of society...
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