The Quotes Thread

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I'm putting it in the politics section because I'm guessing a good many quotes will be philosophical/political/religious in nature so have at it. But also feel free to post any quote you find interesting, inspiring or whatnot.
 
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"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?"

- Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)
 

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You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

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Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.
 
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Seems appropriate

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

--Douglas Adams

Zaphod Beeblebrox I presume. :)

Let's all drink a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, have sex with a triple breasted whore, hang with the Jatravartid people and wait for the coming of the coming of the Great White Handkerchief and end 2020.
 
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"In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded
as a bad move.

Many races believe that it was created by some sort of God,
though the Jatravartid people of Viltvodle VI believe that the
entire Universe was in fact sneezed out of the nose of a being
called the Great Green Arkleseizure.

The Jatravartids, who live in perpetual fear of the time they
call The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief, are small blue
creatures with more than fifty arms each, who are therefore
unique in being the only race in history to have invented the
aerosol deodorant before the wheel.

However, the Great Green Arkleseizure Theory is not widely
accepted outside Viltvodle VI and so, the Universe being the
puzzling place it is, other explanations are constantly being
sought."

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
 

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"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?"

- Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)
Occasionally, when I get mad at a woman, I'll do some great, awful painting about her.

Jean-Michel Basquiat
 

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“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.”

― Christopher Hitchens
 
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“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.”

― Christopher Hitchens

I have some philosophical issues with the "New Atheists" like Hitchens but they are morality based. This a brilliant quote of him. It is that fact that we are are mortal and will eventually die that gives rise to to necessity for moral philosophy and the pursuit of values.

Live your life to fullest now, here on earth and let man or god tear you asunder with religious fervor and hatred for humanity offering only salvation in a world that there is no basis for.

Thank you for this, Tip. :)
 

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Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.

annnnnd my favorite......

Churchill was once accused by Bessie Braddock of being drunk, the exchange went something along the lines of:

Bessie: “Winston, you are drunk.“

Winston: “My dear, you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly.“

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I have some philosophical issues with the "New Atheists" like Hitchens but they are morality based. This a brilliant quote of him. It is that fact that we are are mortal and will eventually die that gives rise to to necessity for moral philosophy and the pursuit of values.

Live your life to fullest now, here on earth and let man or god tear you asunder with religious fervor and hatred for humanity offering only salvation in a world that there is no basis for.

Thank you for this, Tip. :)
You're welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
 

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“ This is for all you educated people that think uneducated people are dumb. Let's see how this works out for you and your family if this country keeps pushing for socialism.

CRITICAL LIFE LESSON .
"Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"..
There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free food".
"When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence". "They get used to that and start to eat again.
You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side". "The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd".
"Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America . The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time as the government forces us to participate in many of these programs whether or not we want to.
One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government "help" is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to share this with your friends.
God help us all when the gate slams shut!”

Quote for today: "The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living."
 
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