A quote that has inspired me

ShinseijiShinseiji Join Date: 2002-08-04 Member: 1063Members
"If you want to experience all of the successes and pleasure in life, you have to be willing to accept all the pain and failure that comes with it.I don't want to hold myself back from anything life has to offer. I want to experience all life has to offer."

Mat Hoffman, pro BMX rider


  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation
    bah pleasure, a jedi craves not this thing

    slightly modified quote. Original found in Star Wars by Yoda.
  • ShinseijiShinseiji Join Date: 2002-08-04 Member: 1063Members
    The original was:

    Adventure. Excitement. A jedi craves not these things.
  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation
  • ShinseijiShinseiji Join Date: 2002-08-04 Member: 1063Members
    I think I'm gonna have to watch those after work sometime this week.
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    "I know I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing" - Socrates

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" - Sir Winston Churchill
  • ShinseijiShinseiji Join Date: 2002-08-04 Member: 1063Members
    "If you don't like your job, you don't go on strike. You keep going in and doing it really half assed. Thats the American way."

                       - Homer J. Simpson
  • HBNayrHBNayr Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 930Members
    To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained can accept the results of science only on authority.  But there is obviously an important difference between an establishment that is open and invites everyone to come, study its methods, and suggest improvement, and one that regards the questioning of its credentials as due to wickedness of the heart, such as [Cardinal] Newman attributed to those who questioned the infallibility of the Bible...Rational science treats its credit notes as always redeemable on demand, while non-rational authoritarianism regards the demand for the redemption of its paper as a disloyal lack of faith.
    -- Morris Cohen, Reason and Nature, 1931

    In Joshua and in the second half of Numbers is celebrated the mass murder of men, women, children, down to domestic animals in city after city across the whole land of Canaan.  Jericho is obliterated in a kherem, a "holy war."  The only justification offered for this slaughter is the mass murderers' claim that, in exchange for circumcising their sons and adopting a particular set of ritualsm their ancestors were long before promised that this land was their land.  Not a hint of self-reproach, not a muttering of patriarchal or divine disquiet at these campaigns of extermination can be dug out of holy scripture.  Instead, Joshua "destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded" (Joshua 10:40).  And these events are not incidental, but central to the main narrative thrust of the Old Testament.  Similar stories of mass murder (and in the case of the Amalekites, genocide) can be found in the books of Saul, Esther, and elsewhere in the Bible, with hardly a pang of moral doubt.  It was all, of course, troubling to liberal theologians of a later age.

    It is properly said that the Devil can "quote Scripture to his purpose."  The Bible is full of so many stories of contradictory moral purpose that every generation can find scriptural justification for nearly any action it propses - from incest, slavery, and mass murder to the most reined love, courage, and self-sacrifice.  And this moral multiple personality disorder is hardly restricted to Judaism and Christianity.  You can find it deep within Islam, the Hindu tradition, indeed nearly all the world's religions.  Perhaps then it is not so much scientists as people who are morally ambiguous.
    -- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World

    "The most ridiculous concept ever perpetrated by H.Sapiens is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of the Universes, wants the sacharrine adoration of his creations, that he can be persuaded by their prayers, and becomes petulant if he does not receive this flattery. Yet this ridiculous notion, without one real shred of evidence to bolster it, has gone on to found one of the oldest, largest and least productive industries in history."
    -- Robert A. Heinlein

    "If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each wishes to learn, and insisting that you shall learn what you have no taste or capacity for. The college, which should be a place of delightful labor, is made odious and unhealthy, and the young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits.  I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it."
    -- Amelia Earhart


    "I quote others only the better to express myself."
    -- Michel de Montaigne

    "Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
    -- Christian N. Bovee

    "When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it."
    -- Anatole France

    "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "A clever saying proves nothing."
    -- Voltaire
  • SmokeMastaSmokeMasta Join Date: 2002-04-13 Member: 430Members
    H'BNayr did you have to copy/paste that to look smart <!--emo&;)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->
    my faforite qoute is:
    Yesterday Was Hiystory, Today Is A Gift, Tomorrow Is Mystery
  • HBNayrHBNayr Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 930Members
    What can I say?  I have a lot of quotes, and I like to share them.  Hopefully I have something someone else likes.


    "Doubt is not a pleasant state, but certainty is a ridiculous one."
    -- Voltaire
  • BattousaixBattousaix Join Date: 2002-06-25 Member: 822Members
  • MooMoo_the_SnowCowMooMoo_the_SnowCow Join Date: 2002-08-03 Member: 1057Members
    "Beef it's whats for dinner" -- Beef commercials
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    "We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem" - Ronald Reagan
  • MooMoo_the_SnowCowMooMoo_the_SnowCow Join Date: 2002-08-03 Member: 1057Members
    "Gnome the other other white meat." -- Some ogre off of eq
  • DarkseedDarkseed Join Date: 2002-07-02 Member: 870Members
    Kill the spiders to save the butterflies.
    It´s rational until you realize that by striving for it,
    you become a spider yourself...
  • MouseMouse The Lighter Side of Pessimism Join Date: 2002-03-02 Member: 263Members, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    "If you say that you don't care about anything, that obviously isn't true because you cared enough to tell everyone about it" --Mathieu Halley
  • Nemesis_ZeroNemesis_Zero Old European Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 75Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation
    Monsieur, I do not share your opinion, but I will stand in with my life to ensure that you can voice it.

       - Voltaire
  • TitanTitan Join Date: 2002-06-29 Member: 844Members
    ' 1 daeth is a tragerdy , 1 million is a statistic' - Josef Stalin
  • NovakoalaNovakoala Join Date: 2002-07-17 Member: 962Members, Constellation
    'I tried, and I failed. The moral of the story is: don't try.' - Homer Simpson

    'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic' - Arthur C. Clarke

    'Hang on, I've got a book of quotes somewhere' - Me, right now
  • Umbrella_MasterUmbrella_Master Join Date: 2002-07-12 Member: 915Members
    "I dont think Im going to work anymore.", "You are quitting?", "No... I just dont think Im going to go" -Office Space
  • KidzeldaKidzelda Join Date: 2002-06-25 Member: 819Members
    "And you know what, I don't like paying bills either, so I think I'll quit doing that too."- Office Space
    <a href="http://www.weebl.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/b3ta/wrong.html" target="_blank">"Overthrow the government.SHHHHHHHHHH, we're being watched" -Jam</a>
  • HBNayrHBNayr Join Date: 2002-07-13 Member: 930Members
    "I think the country could be spared a lot of agony and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if [Nixon would] go on and resign. [There is] no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense."
    -- William Jefferson Clinton, in 1974 when running for the House


    "Bad men live that they may eat and drink,
    whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."
    -- Socrates

    "We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood."
    -- William James
  • ShinseijiShinseiji Join Date: 2002-08-04 Member: 1063Members
    "No man ever served his country by dying for it. He served it by making the other son of a ##### die for his."

                    George Patton
  • humbabahumbaba That Exciting Tales From the Frontline Guy Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 86Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    "Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you can sell him tackle and bait for the rest of his life."
    -My friend, who doubtless stole it from somewhere else . .
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    <i>What(other then Natural-Selection) is your favorite MOD?</i>

    "Probably Counter-strike." -Flayra
  • LegionnairedLegionnaired Join Date: 2002-04-30 Member: 552Members, Constellation
    That last one worries me somewhat...
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    "Halo 2 is a lot like Halo, only it's Halo on fire, going 130 miles per hour through a hospital zone, being chased by helicopters and ninjas, and the ninjas are all on fire, too."  -Jason Jones, Head of Bungie Studios
  • CrematorCremator Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 27Members
    there cannot be pleasure without pain...  i agree with matt
  • SonnyG007SonnyG007 Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1092Members
    If brute strength doesn't work, your not hitting hard enough.

  • Dan_ForeverDan_Forever Join Date: 2002-08-02 Member: 1054Members
    "Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you." -- On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rear-view mirror

    "Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator." -- On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia.

    "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison.

    "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." -- On a portable stroller

    "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station.

    "Warning: May contain nuts." -- On a package of peanuts.

    and more at <a href="http://www.rinkworks.com/said" target="_blank">Things People Said</a> <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->
  • TaylorTaylor Join Date: 2002-06-04 Member: 730Members
    Those are hardly inspiring quotes, but regardless:

    "<a href="http://www.engrish.com/images/olfa_knife.jpg" target="_blank">Caution: Blade extremely sharp! Keep out of children.</a>"
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