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Guys, this thread was meant more for things you happen to read day to day, for example, from current affairs rather than historical quotations!



Edited by Zagros - 22-Jan-2007 at 14:43
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jan-2007 at 08:38
OK, sorry Zagros ...
Well than, my quote for the day is:

"Don't get mad, get sadistic!"

- Playstation 2 game 'Destroy All Humans!'


Edited by Knights - 23-Jan-2007 at 08:39

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I'm feeling very 'feminist' today, so here it goes:

"We are human beings first, with minor differences from men that apply largely to the act of reproduction. We share the dreams, capabilities, and weaknesses of all human beings, but our occasional pregnancies and other visible differences have been used – even more pervasively, if less brutally, than radical differences have been – to mark us for an elaborate division of labor that may once have been practical but has since become cruel and false."
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"Animals are humans too!" Said my professor todayLOL
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yaba daba doooooo!!
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"Life, if you're fat, is a minefield- you have to pick your way, otherwise you blow up"
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"In the villages men knew better. There they remembered the threnes that had been composed when news came that the city had fallen, punished by God for its luxury, its pride and its apostasy, but fighting a heroic battle to the end. They remembered that dreadful Tuesday, a day that all true Greeks still know to be of ill omen; but their spirits tingled and their courage rose as they told of the last Christian Emperor standing in the breach, abandoned by his Western allies, holding the infidel at bay till their numbers overpowered him and he died, with the Empire as his winding-sheet."

Runciman, The Fall of Constantinople
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I found an old quote I'd written down from my economics teacher and thought it kinda counts...

"And then we have the Africans, but we don't care about them because they're all poor."
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Don't worry about suicide bombers, one day or another they will be gone~ Royal Canadian Air Farce-political comedy show-taking about the war on terrorism.    
Hate and anger is the fuel of war, while religion and politics is the foundation of it.
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"It goes without saying that the North Germans can't assimilate our folk-lore. Do you know anything more ridiculous than a Berliner in leather shorts? A Scotsman can be recieved in London, in the best society, dressed in his national costume - but anyone in Berlin who put on a Tyrol costume would give the impression that he was going to Carnival. It was with great reluctance that I had definately to give up wearing leather shorts. It was too much of a complication for me to have to change my clothes several times a day, like a mannequin, to adapt myself to the psychology of my visitors. In such dress, I couldn't have been taken seriously by Germans from north of Coburg. Throughout my youth, even in winter, I never wore anything else.

I first of all adopted the kind of costume that goes with riding-boots, then I fell back on the bourgeois pair of trousers. Indeed, as soon as one gives up the most comfortable clothes, why should one take to the most uncomfortable in exchange? But it's rather sad to see the old costumes gradually dying out.

I suggested to Himmler that he might dress two or three guards units in leather shorts. Obviously they would have to be handsome chaps, and not necessarily all from the South. I can quite well imagine a soldier with a Hamburg accent displaying sunburnt knees.

Apart from all that, leather shorts have an advantage that one's not afraid of getting them dirty. On the contrary. they're ennobled by stains, like a Stradivarious by age. In Germany nowadays all the young men are wearing leather shorts.

There are two things that I find charming when worn by young people - short trousers and skiing trousers. To think that there are idiots who wanted to make them wear boots! The habit of skiing can never be too much encouraged - because of Russia."

- Adolf Hitler..... on the evening of 17th February 1942.




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"As much as idiot a white person can be ,the more stupid a black man seems to him."

Andre Gide,1927
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It is better to progress in life then to decay
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“Flowers are the supreme example of nature’s reproductive exuberance, ensuring the persistence of life against an onslaught of destructive forces, constantly evolving pathogens, and unpredictable environmental changes,” Dr. Burger says.
Pregnancy is a Death Sentence to an Afghan Woman!
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter:

"I would like to apologize to our football fans in Australia
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The Socceroos should have gone into the quarter-finals in place of Italy. They were up to beat Italy."

I can now at least respect FIFA a little.
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"I'm the Gaffer. The buck stops with me."
 
Steve Staunton, Ireland's charismatic soccer manager.
 Despite the fact that he is anything but the "gaffer", and by all accounts not only has the buck not stopped with him, it has gone right past him on numerous occasions.
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I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.

— Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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As we still live in a society where the politics of fear gives governments powers and keeps us feeling edgy at night, I think this historical quote is even more relevent today and could be in any newspaper. A chilling thought!
 
 
" I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. "
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"You may go if you wish. But remember this: walk away now and you walk away from your crafts, your skills, your vocations; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, digitally-sampled techno-grooves, quasi-synth rhythms, pseudo-songs of violence-laden gangsta-rap, acid pop, and simpering, saccharine, soulless slush. Depart now and you forever separate yourselves from the vital American legacies of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Memphis Slim, Blind Boy Fuller, Louis Jordon, Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Elvis Presley, Lieber and Stoller, and Robert K. Weiss."

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Originally posted by Sined Sined wrote:

 
" I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. "
Albert Einstein
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

That has been said so much that its become a buzz term.

"Death belongs to God alone. By what right do men touch that unknown thing"

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"Decent people... Vote Ulster Unionist"

This was the Ulster Unionist Party slogan for the last General election. I always get a kick out of it.
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