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07-11-2014, 11:01 AM
RE: Great quotes
(07-11-2014 04:27 AM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  
(06-11-2014 12:39 PM)Timber1025 Wrote:  Chi più sa, meno crede.
(english) The more you know, the less you believe.

Are you italian?

My quote is:

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
(Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)

Yes, Italian from the Northeast US. Now live in Texas as a minority here!

in Italian: La moglie e la chiave di casa.
- in English: A good wife is the key to a good home.

o in Italian: La bellezza va e viene -- la bonta si mantiene.
- in English: (Literally) Beauty comes and goes, kindness is maintained. (Meaning) Beauty doesn't last long, kindness lasts forever.

o in Italian: A mente curiosa e sagace - il troppo riposo non piace.
o in English: To a curious and wise mind, too much rest will not be pleasing.

Don't speak much Italian but love the endless proverbs and sayings.

“Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up, must come down, down, down. Amen! If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.”
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07-11-2014, 11:09 AM
RE: Great quotes
More great Voltaire quotes:

"Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities"

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh"

"If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor."

"The Bible. (caps not mine). What fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart".

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

“Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up, must come down, down, down. Amen! If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.”
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07-11-2014, 12:25 PM
RE: Great quotes
"Everything in moderation. Including moderation" — Oscar Wilde

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08-11-2014, 09:31 AM
RE: Great quotes
"If a temple is to be erected, a temple must be destroyed." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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08-11-2014, 02:10 PM
RE: Great quotes
(08-11-2014 09:31 AM)Res Publica Wrote:  "If a temple is to be erected, a temple must be destroyed." -Friedrich Nietzsche

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08-11-2014, 05:51 PM
RE: Great quotes
(07-11-2014 11:09 AM)Timber1025 Wrote:  More great Voltaire quotes:

"Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities"

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh"

"If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor."

"The Bible. (caps not mine). What fools have written, what imbeciles command, what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart".

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
Response to a priest asking Voltaire that he renounce Satan whilst on his deathbed. (So the story goes.)

This thread needs more Ingersoll:

"A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie."

"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men."

And finally: "If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith."

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08-11-2014, 07:28 PM
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"I came into this world kicking and screaming, covered in someone else's blood, and I plan on leaving the same way."

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08-11-2014, 08:25 PM
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(08-11-2014 07:28 PM)yakherder Wrote:  "I came into this world kicking and screaming, covered in someone else's blood, and I plan on leaving the same way."

haha ok that's funny. Big Grin

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08-11-2014, 08:38 PM
RE: Great quotes
(07-11-2014 12:25 PM)The Polyglot Atheist Wrote:  "Everything in moderation. Including moderation" — Oscar Wilde
This made me lol for real. Laugh out load

(08-11-2014 02:10 PM)morondog Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 09:31 AM)Res Publica Wrote:  "If a temple is to be erected, a temple must be destroyed." -Friedrich Nietzsche

... In your pants... Tongue

GaspLaugh out load

Maybe that's exactly what Nietzsche meant.

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09-11-2014, 07:22 AM
RE: Great quotes
(08-11-2014 05:51 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  This thread needs more Ingersoll:

This world needs more Ingersoll

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