What is your favorite quote?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    So what is everyone's favorite* quote? I don't have one but thought it would be interesting to see what others have in their repositories.

    *favorite youth appropriate one that is. [​IMG]
  2. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. " - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

    This quote, slightly altered, is inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    "When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will" ~ President Abraham Lincoln
  4. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Oh kewl thread...mine is:

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    "Wherever you go, there you are." Aristotle, I believe.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    I love quotes of all kinds and am rather a collector of them. These two come immediately to mind:

    “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely… once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”
    - Abba Eban

    “A tyranny imposed ‘for the good’ of its victims is the most oppressive. It’s better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty sometimes sleeps, his cupidity can be satiated. But those who torment us ‘for our own good’ will torment us mercilessly and without end, for they do so with the unchallenged approval of their own.” - - C.S. Lewis
  7. firechicken

    firechicken Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Covington, GA
    Cool thread.

    "A man seeking knowledge learns something new every day. A man seeking wisdom forgets something he has learned every day."

    I honestly cant remember if it was Lao Tzu or Confucius. I read it in a book awhile back and the quote really stuck out to me. But I have forgotten who said it.
  8. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    It's really hard for me to narrow down just one, but I'll try.

    My boyfriend's favorite:
    I am not a hunter! I'm a wildlife population control specialist!

    and a few of mine:
    I don't suffer from insanity.........I enjoy every minute of it!!!

    Be as hard as the world requires you to be, and as soft as the world allows you to be.
    -Okinawian Proverb

    Some days your the DOG, other days your the Hydrant!

    Don't squat with your spurs on!!

    If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!!!

    "We who are clay blended by the Master Potter, come from the kiln of Creation in many hues. How can people say one skin is colored, when each has it's own coloration? What should it matter what one bowl is dark and the other is pale, if each is of good design and serves it's purpose well?"
    -Jim Pell-Principle Cheif of the North Alabama Cherokee Tribe

    I like to collect great quotes too!!!
  9. Royicus

    Royicus Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Western Oregon
    "I may get killed with my own gun, but he’s gonna have to beat me to death with it, because it’s going to be empty."
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2007
  10. "Within yourself lies everything you ever dreamed of being"
    Mary Kay Ash

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