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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PopeADope, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    actually, it doesn't have to be your favorite. Just a quote that you like.
    My Therapist was mentioning some things like

    It's darkest before the dawn

    The Lotus can't exist without the mud

    We are happy as we choose to be

    Anyway, I'm eager to hear more. If there is a quote you are fond of please do share

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  2. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
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    Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
    —Kurt Vonnegut
     
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  3. Falvlun

    Falvlun Earthbending Lemur
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    "I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. " -Kahlil Gibran.

    I like it because I often feel at odds with myself. I believe, desire, am multiple conflicting things. It is comforting to remember that neither extreme may be "right", and that reality falls somewhere in between.
     
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  4. Deathbydefault

    Deathbydefault Apistevist Asexual Atheist

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    "What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." -Hitchens
     
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  5. RedDragon94

    RedDragon94 Feeling Fine I guess

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    Right now, this. --> "Those who know the essential to be essential and the unessential to be unessential, dwelling in right thoughts, do arrive at the essential." ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

    I like my signature too.
     
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  6. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    **** happens.
     
  7. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    I hate when people say you don't need alcohol to have fun. You don't need running shoes to run but it fecking helps. -Father Ted meme
     
  8. Ingledsva

    Ingledsva HEATHEN ALASKAN

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    A few of them .

    "I must not fear.

    Fear is the mind-killer.

    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

    I will face my fear.

    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

    And when it has gone past

    I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

    Where the fear has gone there will be

    nothing.

    Only I will remain."

    Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
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    RELIGION
    (emulation of adults by the child) encysts past mythologies: guesses, hidden assumptions of trust in the universe, pronouncements made in search of personal power, all mingled with shreds of enlightenment. And always an unspoken commandment: Thou shalt not question! We break that commandment daily in the harnessing of human imagination to our deepest creativity. -Bene Gesserit Credo
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    And one I saw the other day -

    "Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, DOUBT, be in religion what the priests term it, the greatest sin?" Bovee

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  9. SethZaddik

    SethZaddik Active Member

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    The old "Gnostic" maxim:

    Try to learn all things, but keep yourself unknown.


    And I will also quote the Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.s.) twice because I have two more favorites.

    "Seek after knowledge even though it is ( to take you as far as) to China."

    (Narrated by Ibn Adi and Al-Baihaqi on authority of Anas).

    "Return evil with GOOD."

    Salaam.
     
  10. SethZaddik

    SethZaddik Active Member

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    From the Qur'an, Al-Baqarah 146

    "but some of them conceal the truth which is known to themselves."

    This regards concealing knowledge, it is prohibited if it is knowledge that people have a right to, Judgement Day, responsibility for sin, what is sin, etc. Not only religous knowledge but it is the most important, for a believer in a religion at least.

    "Whoever conceals it, his heart is tainted with sin."

    "Evidence" is what is being concealed in 2:283, but evidence leads to knowledge and it is the spirit of the letter of the text, evidence of religous knowledge.
     
  11. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    There are so many I could choose. But this one popped into my mind right now so:

    To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance, and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the world of forms truth, love, purity and beauty — this is the sole game which has any intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance.
    — Meher Baba
     
  12. Hammerheart

    Hammerheart Well-Known Member

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    "I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand. My image is of agony, my servants rape the land. Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain, two thousand years of misery, and torture in my name"-Lemmy Kilmister

    "We have not interested Thule from our ancestors, we have borrowed it from our children"-Varg Vikernes
     
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    Jeremiahcp Well-Known Jerk

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    Jeremiahcp Well-Known Jerk

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    "There is no angry way to say bubbles." - Unknown
     
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    We have not INHERITED Thule from our ancestors. Damn you autocorrect.
     
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    Hammerheart Well-Known Member

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    "The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams"-Ronnie James Dio
     
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    Ingledsva HEATHEN ALASKAN

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    "In beauty, faults conspicuous grow;
    The smallest speck is seen in snow." - Gay

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    "He drew a circle that shut me out -
    heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
    But love and I had the wit to win;
    We drew a circle that took him in!" - E. Markham

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    "He was a wise man who originated the idea of God." - Euripides B.C. 480-406

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    "Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." - H. G. Wells

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    Lives like money are spent. What are you buying with yours?" R. H. Williams

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    I have saved quotes all over the place. I'm posting them as I come across them. :D

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    Proverbs 27:7 ESV
    One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.
     
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    ClearPath Member
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    James 1:26 ESV
    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
     
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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
    --- Marcus Aurelius
     
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