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So this doesn't really deserve its own thread, but I quite liked it, and wanted to share it with you guys, and I didn't know where else to put it.<br><br><br><br>
Hey- maybe this could be a thread for quotes and sayings that we like?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"As a Buddhist monk my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer. I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction."<br><br><br><br>
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 1989
 

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An it harm none, do as thou wilt<br><br>
Do what you will, so long as it harms none<br><br>
An it harm none, do what thou will<br><br>
That it harm none, do as thou wilt<br><br>
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, / An it harm none do what ye will<br><br><br><br>
i always liked that
 

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“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet”- Albert Einstein<br><br><br><br>
I say this a lot. It's my favorite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I was re-reading <i>Black Beauty</i> the other day and came upon this:<br><br><br><br>
"Then he talked to the boys about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and helpless. But what stuck in my mind was this: he said that cruelty was the devil's own trademark, and if we saw anyone who took pleasure in cruelty, we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning and a tormentor to the end. On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbor and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God's mark, for 'God is Love.'"
 

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Not a direct quote, but in The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams writes that humans think they are the smartest animal on earth because they build buildings and wage war. And dolphins think *they're* smarter for the very same reason.
 

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Ooooh, I like this thread! The quotes posted so far are fantastic. Here's one I love, from one of my favorite authors, Milan Kundera, a Czech novelist (most well-known for "The Unbearable Lightness of Being):<br><br><br><br>
"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it." ~Milan Kundera<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"><br><br><br><br>
~Julie
 

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And on that note, I <i>love</i> vegbunny's sig in its entirety: "The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace things, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles." -Jack Kerouac
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Medesha</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
And on that note, I <i>love</i> vegbunny's sig in its entirety: "The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace things, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles." -Jack Kerouac</div>
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All I have to say is, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/iloveyou.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lovesign:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> That's like my life motto.<br><br><br><br>
I am a big Jack Kerouac/Beat Generation fan.<br><br><br><br>
Although the first time I read "On the Road" it was completely out of spite... it's a long story. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
~Julie
 

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"I'm so goddamn horny the crack of dawn better watch itself around me."<br><br>
-Tom Waits<br><br><br><br>
Ok it's not exactly "words of wisdom" but I found it funny.
 

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thumbs up for passion.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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And on that note, I <i>love</i> vegbunny's sig in its entirety: "The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace things, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles." -Jack Kerouac</div>
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You may say I'm a dreamer<br><br>
But I'm not the only one<br><br>
I hope someday you'll join us<br><br>
And the world will live as one<br><br><br><br>
-john lennon<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I dunno it supportive and wisdomatic I guess.
 

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I know this is a bit long, but I love this whole song, so much that I used a little bit of it for my avatar. I give you: APC, Fiddle and the Drum<br><br><br><br><br><br>
And so once again,<br><br>
My dear Johnny, my dear friend,<br><br>
And so once again you are fighting us all,<br><br>
And when I ask you why,<br><br>
You raise your sticks and cry, and I fall,<br><br>
Oh, my friend,<br><br>
How did you come?,<br><br>
To trade the fiddle for the drum,<br><br>
You say I have turned,<br><br>
Like the enemies you've earned,<br><br>
But I can remember,<br><br>
All the good things you are,<br><br>
And so I ask you please,<br><br>
Can I help you find the peace and the star?,<br><br>
Oh, my friend,<br><br>
What time is this?,<br><br>
To trade the handshake for the fist<br><br><br><br>
And so once again,<br><br>
Oh, America my friend,<br><br>
And so once again,<br><br>
You are fighting us all,<br><br>
And when we ask you why,<br><br>
You raise your sticks and cry and we fall,<br><br>
Oh, my friend,<br><br>
How did you come,<br><br>
To trade the fiddle for the drum<br><br><br><br>
You say we have turned,<br><br>
Like the enemies you've earned,<br><br>
But we can remember,<br><br>
All the good things you are,<br><br>
And so we ask you please,<br><br>
Can we help you find the peace and the star?,<br><br>
Oh my friend,<br><br>
We have all come,<br><br>
To fear the beating of your drum
 

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"It takes 100 pennies to make a dollar" - my gramma<br><br><br><br>
It was one of her favourite expressions to show that the seemingly little things do add up (so remember that the next time you feel like you're JUST one person and one person can't bring change to the world). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">btw - am I the only one that sees this thread title and thinks of the Mormon's supplemental book "Words of Wisdom" and then gets a little bummed cause this thread <i>isn't</i> about the WOW?</span>
 

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nothing against you, but since you ask, i doubt you'd want to know what i think about mormonism. perhaps that's for another forum.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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btw - am I the only one that sees this thread title and thinks of the Mormon's supplemental book "Words of Wisdom" and then gets a little bummed cause this thread <i>isn't</i> about the WOW?</div>
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You may say I'm a dreamer<br><br>
But I'm not the only one<br><br>
I hope someday you'll join us<br><br>
And the world will live as one<br><br><br><br>
-john lennon<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I dunno it supportive and wisdomatic I guess.</div>
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The lyrics to that whole song are amazing. It's about Lennon's view of a perfect world, so these lyrics don't seem relevant to the rest of them, but still some of the greatest lyrics in their. i also love<br><br><br><br>
Imagine, their's no countries,<br><br>
I wondor if you can<br><br>
Nothing to kill or die for<br><br>
a brotherhood of man
 

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In regards to food:<br><br><br><br><b>'What you put in your body is your future'.</b><br><br><br><br>
In regards to life in general:<br><br><br><br><b>'The most fufilling things in life are those that require hard work and dedication to achieve'.</b>
 

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<div class="quote-block">In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.<br><br>
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The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. ... Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.<br><br>
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I love those. They are from Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus. I find that editorial so inspiring. Even when it's not Christmas. Not only for what it's about but also for what it is. The editor of a paper took the time answered a little girl's letter.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.<br></div>
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<br><a href="http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/" target="_blank">http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/</a>
 
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