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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:54 pm
by Cao Chao
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain . . . Time to die."

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:05 am
by TooMuchBaijiu
Disce, puer, aut abi - motto of Paisley Grammar School, Scotland. "Learn, child, or GTFO" *

*some artistic licence.

And this motto for the the US Navy's Landing Signal Officer School doesn't need translating:

"Rectum non Bustus"

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:32 am
by MhiHayoli
"One small breeze is enough to lift a leaf back to the sky before it touches the earth." - Mr. Ming (Novel - Bob Morane)

I really liked this one. Ming said it after leaving Bob to drown in a room floated by the Thames water. He couldn't kill Bob Morane himself, because he was saved his life once. Bob refused to help Mr. Ming and stood against his ways of dealing with the 'corruption' of the west lands.

I loved this quote. We read this book in class once (because it was my teachers favourite). To think yourself into the character was hard, but I could feel this tearing feeling while Mr. Ming said these words. He was a main villain of the story, but he had honor.

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:27 pm
by Shen Ai
"Before I do anything, I think to myself 'Would an idiot do that?' and if he does, I do the opposite of that thing" - Dwight Schrute.

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:31 pm
by dan99990
"Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived." - The Dalai Lama

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:52 pm
by Zhuanyong
dan99990 wrote:"Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived." - The Dalai Lama


Great minds think alike! :D

Zhuanyong wrote:Food for thought:

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."

I love this quote.

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:56 am
by Shu Ryorin
"Cthulu comin' back, yo."
--Ts'ao Jian, paraphrasing a passage of the Necronomicon about five minutes ago.

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:05 pm
by MhiHayoli
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." - Jim Carrey (try to image this with Cao Pi and Zhen Ji)
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard

"You are getting old when you enjoy remembering things more than doing them."


And some none funny ones XD

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." - Sholom Aleichem
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." - William Shakespeare (my all time favourite from Shakespeare! )
"Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late." - Benjamin Franklin

And some of my Lao Tzu Teachings book!

"For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions."
"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
"Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy."

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:12 pm
by Xiahou Jia
Being smart doesn't hurt. And a little luck now and then is nice. But the key is patience and hard work.

It's the most amazing thing. Yesterday it was hard and today it's easy. Just a good night's sleep and yesterday's mysteries are today's masteries.

The result of hard work and dedication always look like luck. But you know you've earned every ounce of your success.

You've learned a lot about Cyrodill...and about yourself. It's hard to believe how ignorant you were...but now you have so much to learn.

So that's how it works. You plod along putting one foot before the other, look up, and suddenly, there you are. Right where you wanted to be all along.


All the quotes are taken from Oblivion.

Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:17 am
by Tigger of Kai
The other day someone was talking about how Mulan's family could have saved her from the draft just by paying a replacement, and mentioned that similar things happened during the American Civil War. (Wiki says the Enrollment Act of 1863 allowed draftees to pay $300 to a substitute who served for them.)

Contemporary diarist George Templeton Strong put it this way,
I found for my substitute a big Dutch boy of 20 or thereabouts for the moderate consideration of $1,100. My alter ego could make a good soldier if he tried. I gave him my address and told him to write to me if he found himself in the hospital or in trouble and that I would try to do what I properly could to help him.


In his documentary on the war, Ken Burns adds, "Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan hired substitutes, as did two future presidents -- Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland. 'Bounty jumping' became a profession. Men signed up from one district long enough to receive a reward for enlisting, then deserted to do the same elsewhere. One man repeated the process 32 times before he was caught."