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astropin
SFN Regular

USA
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Posted - 07/13/2009 :  09:58:02  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I Love a good quote.

Maybe this is a good idea maybe not. I'm assuming we all have some favorite quotes. Many of us put them right in our signature.

Here is a sampling of some of my favorites (in addition to the ones in my sig); feel free to post yours.



FAITH: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. - Ambrose Bierce
RELIGION: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. - Ambrose Bierce


"All thinking men are atheists." - Ernest Hemingway

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." — Voltaire

de omnibus dubitandum - "be suspicious of everything, doubt everything"

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” – Stephen Robert

"Our ignorance is God; what we know is science." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views... which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."    — Dr Who.

"Christmas, the only holiday that is also a federal holiday so that Christians can go to their services and everyone else can have time to reflect on the meaning of separation of Church and State." - Daily Show

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum

@tomic
Administrator

USA
4607 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  12:17:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's always the ever-popular, and ironic, anti-quote quote:

I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking.
(Dorothy L. Sayers)

And of course, this whole page:
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Quotations

Ah, the irony of the anti-quote quote!

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Gravity, not just a good idea...it's the law!

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  13:06:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~~ Albert Einstin




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  15:36:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. ~~ Blaise Pascal




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  15:52:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friend's nose." - unknown

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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knightmare
New Member

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  16:21:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send knightmare a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism."

--Isaac Asimov, "On Religiosity," Free Inquiry
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  16:27:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is fun....

O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. ~~ Robert Burns





"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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The Rat
SFN Regular

Canada
1342 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  16:53:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The absolute motherlode of skeptical quotes.

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

Baculum's page: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=3947338590
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  02:40:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

The absolute motherlode of skeptical quotes.
Well? Pull up a good'n, then. Nobody wants to go chasing all over the cyber-universe just for that....

I've had that site bookmarked for years now, and browse it fairly often. It is indeed a good one.

The world holds two classes of men -- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. ~~ Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri, Syrian poet (973-1057)




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  05:01:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Awesome pick there Filthy. Definitly worthy of getting put on a T-shirt.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  07:52:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"We must know. We will know." - David Hilbert

This was said in relation to Hilbert's program, which was to formalize and prove the consistency of mathematics (i.e. prove there are no contradictions). The very day after Hilbert said this in a speech, Godel gave his proof that Hilbert's program was impossible.

Still something to live by, IMO.

"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
"The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." - Edward Abby

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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The Rat
SFN Regular

Canada
1342 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  16:44:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthyWell? Pull up a good'n, then.


Okay, here's one that could easily apply today instead of 125 years ago:

Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin; and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll, "Orthodoxy" (1884)

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

Baculum's page: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=3947338590
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  17:04:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
~~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  17:08:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"That which does not kill me had better be able to run damned fast." -- unknown


Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

Brother Cutlass of Reasoned Discussion
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@tomic
Administrator

USA
4607 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  20:41:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Hunter S. Thompson

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26007 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2009 :  20:55:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"I don't have to outrun the bear, Albert, I just have to outrun you." - Neils Bohr to Einstein (not really)

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
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