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Tid-bits of Wisdom

Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 02:51

Though I have none to offer I would like to start this tread so that you can share your favorite Quotes that hold frightening truth that is funny or hold actual wisdom, or history that is funny, interesting, or holds actual wisdom. A few:

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
- George Santayana

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
- Gilda Radner

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Sir Winston Churchill

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

While World War II was being fought, the original copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were taken from the Library of Congress and kept at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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Re: Tid-bits of Wisdom

Post by wakeagainstthefall » 08 Feb 2011 02:53

Love injures, but apathy destroys the soul.

Love is blind, but the neighbors are not.
Magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri. -Multomixtor

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Post by fiziwig » 08 Feb 2011 03:33

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. -- Lao Tse (in Tao Te Ching) (Also spelled Lao Tsu, Laozi, among others)

Before we wake, we cannot know that what we dream does not exist. -- Caine (in the T.V. show Kung Fu)

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Post by cybrxkhan » 08 Feb 2011 03:36

Some favorite quotes of mine:

"De omnibus dubitandum." - Descartes

"I think I think, therefore I think I am." - Ambrose Bierce

"All women look beautiful when the candles are blown out." - Roman saying

"All warfare [life] is based on deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective." - Sun Tzu

"A classic is something everyone wants to have read but no one wants to read." - Mark Twain

"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes." - Stanley Kubrick

"By words one transmits thoughts to another, by means of art, one transmits feelings." - Leo Tolstoy

"To begin, begin." -Wordsworth

"One may expect me to search for perfection, but not that I achieve it." - Denis Diderot

"Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso

"There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen." - Sean O'Faolain
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 03:37

Before his success in Dobie Gillis and Gilligan’s Island, Bob Denver had been a schoolteacher.
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Post by rickardspaghetti » 08 Feb 2011 03:37

Bazinga! - Sheldon Cooper(Jim Parsons) from "The Big Bang Theory"
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 04:13

The Super Ball was born in 1965, and it became America’s most popular plaything that year. By Christmas time, only six months after Super Balls were introduced by Wham-0, 7 million balls had been sold at 98 cents apiece.

I think that this would better be named, "Random Bits of Information."

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Post by roninbodhisattva » 08 Feb 2011 04:16

A few of my favorite quotes:

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
-- HP Lovecraft

Here are we - and yonder yawns the universe
-- HP Lovecraft

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
-- Niko Kazantzakis

This shit's chess, it ain't checkers!!!
-- Denzel Washington, Training Day

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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 04:19

Oh this too.

In old Germany, Heidenwerfen was the popular word for bowling. It means "strike down the heathens"
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 04:22

And.

Marine mammals such as dolphins and whales manage to sleep without drowning, because only half their brain sleeps, while the other half stays awake and handles the breathing and swimming chores. The two hemispheres of their brains work totally independently. For 8 hours, the entire brain is awake. The left side then sleeps for 8 hours. When it wakes up, the right side sleeps for 8 hours. Thus, the marine mammals get 8 hours of sleep without ever having to stop physically.
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 04:43

Moar!

Spacewar is generally considered to be the first video game. Programmed in 1962 by MIT student Steve Russell, it was a simple game in which two players would blast lasers at each other. At the time, the game only ran on massive, million-dollar mainframes the size of a small house. Spacewar was circulated to other computer labs across the country, but only nerdy college students with access to mainframes could play it.

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In a recent 5-year period, 24 residents of Tokyo died while bowing to other people.
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 05:22

Uhm, this is helpful -ish

Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 06:10

The crocodile cannot move his tongue. The whole tongue is rooted to the base of his mouth. So he can’t stick out his tongue at you.
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Post by Thakowsaizmu » 08 Feb 2011 16:25

Never eat yellow snow
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Post by Ashroot » 08 Feb 2011 22:46

My mom has never said that.
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Post by Micamo » 08 Feb 2011 22:48

The quotation is not the referent.
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Post by Thakowsaizmu » 08 Feb 2011 23:10

Don't be a smart-ass
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Post by Micamo » 08 Feb 2011 23:12

Uhh... don't tell your daddy about this!
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Post by Thakowsaizmu » 08 Feb 2011 23:13

It'll be our little secret.
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Post by Micamo » 08 Feb 2011 23:18

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