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Topic Subject:What are some of your favorite profound/philosophical quotes?
Lord Sipia
Squire
posted 09-23-17 02:45 AM CT (US)         
As the title says. It doesn't matter where this quote is from. A real life person of any standing (living or dead), a book or a movie, your favorite video game or anime, a random person on the internet... Bonus points if it's from somewhere you wouldn't expect such wisdom.

(And now we wait for half of these to be joke answers)

"Have you ever had a dream that you thought was impossible to achieve? Well, some people say nothing is impossible. But I do nothing every day! So you can definitely do it."
--Tofu the dog's infinite wisdom

"British English is easy! Just use an 's' instead of a 'z' and replace 'or' with 'our' and you're dandy." "Do you want pissa our noodles for dinner?" "u better not piss in r noodles m8"
--Classic exchange between Popeychops and John the Late
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posted 09-23-17 09:03 AM CT (US)     1 / 15       
In a man to man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.

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posted 09-23-17 11:28 AM CT (US)     2 / 15       
I like my current life philosophy of "one does not need to be happy as long as one is content".

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Moff
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posted 09-23-17 11:44 AM CT (US)     3 / 15       
"My passionate blood is for protecting. My hidden heart is to love. 'Thank you. I love you. You're wonderful. I'm so happy.' Don't hestitate to tell the people you care about the feelings you have for them... because they may not be there tomorrow."

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Lord Sipia
Squire
posted 09-25-17 01:57 AM CT (US)     4 / 15       
Here's one of mine: "There's no need to be a hero. You don't have to force yourself just to make people acknowledge you. You end up blaming yourself, blaming other people, feeling jealous of everyone... It doesn't have to be like that. Even if people don't acknowledge you, you just have to be someone that you can be proud of, because you yourself are your biggest supporter. If you can learn to love yourself, that love will continue to support you for the rest of your life."

(Don't look that one up, you might stumble headfirst into spoilers.)

"Have you ever had a dream that you thought was impossible to achieve? Well, some people say nothing is impossible. But I do nothing every day! So you can definitely do it."
--Tofu the dog's infinite wisdom

"British English is easy! Just use an 's' instead of a 'z' and replace 'or' with 'our' and you're dandy." "Do you want pissa our noodles for dinner?" "u better not piss in r noodles m8"
--Classic exchange between Popeychops and John the Late
oliver
Squire
posted 09-25-17 02:52 AM CT (US)     5 / 15       
On tenacity:

"Don't make decisions about things that bother you as long as you're bothered by them."

On clear-mindedness, I like the Japanese word "sunao", which means honesty and forthrightness, but has the implied meaning of not nurturing illusions.

On simplicity, I like Occam.

Also:

"Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it." -- George Bernard Shaw
Lilthbehr
Squire
(id: Lildbehr)
posted 09-25-17 11:26 AM CT (US)     6 / 15       
You can read my favorite in my sign.
Another is: "A road does not bend without a reason."
I don't know it's origin but once it was me, telling HockeySam how to design roads properly. But later I've discovered it has more than one meaning.

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Popeychops
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posted 09-25-17 11:56 AM CT (US)     7 / 15       
"Are we the baddies?" - Mitchell and Webb

"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent." - John Maynard Keynes

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Winston Churchill

"Let him who hath no sin cast the first stone." - John 8:7

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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"Popey just hates everywhere." - Chocolate Jesus, on my fear of Romanian organ-traffickers
"Hooray for Dear Leader-Comrade-Generalissimo-Presidente-Lord Protector Popey!" - Lord Sipia, on my benevolent, iron-fisted rule
"You're not Popeychops; you don't get to physics." - Moff, in response to a clumsy muon simile
Lord Sipia
Squire
posted 09-25-17 12:06 PM CT (US)     8 / 15       
"Let him who hath no sin cast the first stone." - John 8:7
I found the perfect villainous rebuttal to that one: "Let he who is with sin and loves it cast the final stone!"

"Have you ever had a dream that you thought was impossible to achieve? Well, some people say nothing is impossible. But I do nothing every day! So you can definitely do it."
--Tofu the dog's infinite wisdom

"British English is easy! Just use an 's' instead of a 'z' and replace 'or' with 'our' and you're dandy." "Do you want pissa our noodles for dinner?" "u better not piss in r noodles m8"
--Classic exchange between Popeychops and John the Late
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 09-26-17 03:18 PM CT (US)     9 / 15       
"A road does not bend without a reason."
From the point of view of a civil engineer this is certainly true, but in AoK there are two notions that render this largely moot.

The first is that units always move at the same speed regardless of the terrain they are traversing. The second, far more importantly, is that in AoK rigidly straight roads are almost always less visually appealing than their meandering counterparts.

~ Forgotten Empires ~

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NeverFinished
Squire
posted 11-06-17 10:34 PM CT (US)     10 / 15       
I find the greatest philosophical musings often come from my close friends. Things that often unintentionally capture the nature of life in a certain moment. Unfortunately I remember none of these quotes due to how transient these moments often are.

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John the Late
Knight
posted 11-07-17 04:26 PM CT (US)     11 / 15       
There's a German idiom/phrase about "letting grass grow over something", i.e. not bringing up something until the situation is no longer of interest (without having settled the situation).

Now one of my favourite quotes is "you can let grass grow over so many things that you can't trust a single lawn anymore".

But my perhaps number one favourite quote is from Germany's first chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, even though it's not actually sourced from public speeches. "Was kümmert mich mein Geschwätz von gestern?" -> "What do I care about my blabber of yesterday?"
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posted 11-08-17 01:56 AM CT (US)     12 / 15       
“The question of whether machines can think is about as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim.” - Dijkstra
Lord Sipia
Squire
posted 11-08-17 03:39 AM CT (US)     13 / 15       
There's a German idiom/phrase about "letting grass grow over something", i.e. not bringing up something until the situation is no longer of interest (without having settled the situation).
We also have this in Dutch. We default it to "Don't let grass grow over it"; Don't delay, act now.
“The question of whether machines can think is about as relevant as the question of whether submarines can swim.” - Dijkstra
Ohhh... So that's where Zenyatta got that line...

"Have you ever had a dream that you thought was impossible to achieve? Well, some people say nothing is impossible. But I do nothing every day! So you can definitely do it."
--Tofu the dog's infinite wisdom

"British English is easy! Just use an 's' instead of a 'z' and replace 'or' with 'our' and you're dandy." "Do you want pissa our noodles for dinner?" "u better not piss in r noodles m8"
--Classic exchange between Popeychops and John the Late
MrMew
Huskarl
posted 11-08-17 06:08 PM CT (US)     14 / 15       
“Multiple exclamation marks,' he went on, shaking his head, 'are a sure sign of a diseased mind.”
There is no more time, even for cake. For you, the cake is over. You have reached the end of cake.
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Don't be a melodramatic clown. ~Mr Wednesday

[This message has been edited by MrMew (edited 11-08-2017 @ 06:10 PM).]

Kongou Dess
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 11-08-17 06:55 PM CT (US)     15 / 15       
"I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief."

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