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What is your favourite quote?

We all have a quote that sticks in the back of our minds. For me it is 'Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land amongst the stars'. What's your's?

  • Oct 7 2011: "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
    --from Oscar Wilde's, A Picture of Dorian Gray
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    Oct 7 2011: Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not find peace.

    Albert Schweitzer
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    Oct 9 2011: "I'm sorry for the length of this letter, but I didn't have time to write a short one." Mark Twain.
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    Oct 8 2011: "Know Thyself"
    Socretes
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    Oct 7 2011: "True modesty is the source of all virtues"
    -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
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    Oct 7 2011: "You should not to have easier lives, but to be stronger men- JFK in Call of Duty:Black Ops
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    "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain

    I always remember it when people think that I'm going to fail on some idea or task, and yet survive and come back from the "dead".
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    Oct 10 2011: "Beliefs are what divides people. Doubt unites them"

    Peter Ustinov
  • Oct 10 2011: "America is a mistake, a giant mistake."
    Sigmund Freud

    I just found that to be really funny.
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    Oct 9 2011: though I have shared them in other similar conversations but since you have asked for favourite ones I share them again.

    Even impossible has the word Possible.
    Saving one human is saving all humanity.
    If you are born poor, its not your mistake, but if You die poor, its your mistake.
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    Oct 8 2011: One of my faves is Democritus, it just really makes me aware of how important it is to be accountable for your own actions.

    Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.

    and a funny quote:

    A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle! :)
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    Oct 7 2011: "A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud."
    George Santayana.
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    Oct 7 2011: "Artist, poet, physicist, astronomer, dancer, musician, mathematician are captives from an older time, a different kind of society, in which, ultimately, they were the creators of all primary values."
    - Kenneth Rexroth
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    Oct 7 2011: To remain clean sometimes it necessary to bath in dirty water. Nietzshe

    I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.
    Marshall McLuhan

    An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
    Aldous Huxley
  • Oct 7 2011: "Chance favors the prepared mind" ~Pastuer
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    Oct 7 2011: I have two:

    'Whatever you can do,
    or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, magic and
    power in it...'

    Goethe


    'When it starts to rain, let it...'

    I don't actually know who said that.
  • Oct 7 2011: If you cant treat others better than they treat you, how can you expect them to improve.
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    Oct 7 2011: "Is life fair?
    - Well not to everyone."

    K. Pilkington.