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the one from prince of tennis: It's not that you suck, it's just that I'm too good.
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# Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. JFK

# No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. Plato

# No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory. Plato

# In teaching others we teach ourselves. A proverb

# Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. John Ruskin
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knowledge speaks but wisdom listens - Jimi Hendrix

there would be no one to frighten you if you refuse to be afraid - Gandhi

hell yeah money'll change you, some n*ggas don't know how to act when they get money. they flip on their family, flip on their loved ones, they spend their shit too quick and they got no where to go.......... but y'know me, i hold every dime - Jadakiss
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"I'm alive. When i'm eating, that's all i think about. If i'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If i have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other. Because i don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested on the present, you'll be happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now." Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist
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"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything."

"Once remove God; and the state will become God." (Which is sooo true)

"Evolution may be a fact but it is not an explanation."

"A dead thing can go with the stream but only a living thing can go against it."

"He is a sane man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head."

All of it by: GIlbert Keith Chesterton...XD
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“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.” - Bertrand Russell

"I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust." - Jonathan Swift
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The mapping of the human genome was completed early this century. As a result, the evolutionary log of the human race lay open to us. We started with genetic engineering, and now we are at the verge of digitizing life itself. But there are things not covered by genetic information. Human memories, ideas. Culture. History. Genes don't contain any record of human history. Is it something that should not be passed on? Should that information be left at the mercy of nature? We've always kept records of our lives. Through words, pictures, symbols... from tablets to books... But not all the information was inherited by later generations. A small percentage of the whole was selected and processed, then passed on. Not unlike genes, really. That's what history is. But in the current, nearly digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander. All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. What I propose to do is not to control content, but to create context. The digital society furthers human flaws and selectively rewards development of convenient half-truths. Just look at the strange juxtapositions of morality around you. Billions spent on new weapons in order to humanely murder other humans. Rights of criminals are given more respect than the privacy of their victims. Although there are people suffering in poverty, huge donations are made to protect endangered species. Everyone grows up being told the same thing. Be nice to other people.But beat out the competition! "You're special." "Believe in yourself and you will succeed." But it's obvious from the start that only a few can succeed. You exercise your right to "freedom" and this is the result. All rhetoric to avoid conflict and protect each other from hurt. The untested truths spun by different interests continue to churn and accumulate in the sandbox of political correctness and value systems. Everyone withdraws into their own small gated community, afraid of a larger forum. They stay inside their little ponds, leaking whatever "truth" suits them into the growing cesspool of society at large. The different cardinal truths neither clash nor mesh. No one is invalidated, but nobody is right. Not even natural selection can take place here. The world is being engulfed in "truth." And this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper. Someone needs to wade through the sea of garbage people produce, retrieve valuable truths and even interpret their meaning for later generations. That's what it means to create context. The fact that people cannot think for themselves is the proof of their incompetence. People lack the qualifications to exercise free will. Does something like a "self" exist inside of you? That which you call "self" serves as nothing more than a mask to cover your own being. In this era of ready-made 'truths', "self" is just something used to preserve those positive emotions that you occasionally feel. Another possibility is that "self" is a concept you conveniently borrowed under the logic that it would endow you with some sense of strength. Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of soul-searching? I don't think you'll find anything, though. Ironic that although "self" is something that you yourself fashioned, every time something goes wrong, you turn around and place the blame on something else. It's not my fault. It's not your fault. In denial, you simply resort to looking for another, more convenient "truth" in order to make yourself feel better. Leaving behind in an instant the so-called "truth" you once embraced. Should someone like that be able to decide what is "truth"? Should someone like you even have the right to decide? Humanity has done nothing but abuse their freedom. You don't deserve to be free! I’m not the one smothering the world. Humanity is. The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless -- a single person has the potential to ruin the world. And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to the individual. Too much power for an immature species. Building a legacy involves figuring out what is wanted, and what needs to be done for that goal. All this, humanity to struggles with. But you turn your back on everything you don't like. You do whatever you like, see only the things you like, and for yourself alone. Avoiding the truth under the guise of "kindness" is all that you did! It occurred to you to do nothing but look out for yourself. Your persona, experiences, triumphs and defeats are nothing but byproducts created by “society” to control and manipulate you. So you see, these are the truths behind the so called truths of society.

- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
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The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Friedrich Nietzsche
This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
Friedrich Nietzsche
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche

v sure,he is my favorite too,i even named my cat after him.
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Keep posting more of the punk philosopher Nietzsche, he's one of my favorites!
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"Don't use a large word when a diminutive one will suffice."

Possibly Edgar Allen Poe. No one knows for sure.
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Eros wrote:

Ah keeping it to movies, some Donnie Darko quotes:


Donnie: [taking a cigarette] What will happen if you tell mom about this?
Samantha Darko: You'll put Ariel in the garbage disposal.
Donnie: Goddamn right I will.


Best movie quote EVER!
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"I walk along these hillsides in the summer 'neath the sunshine I am feathered by the moonlight falling down on me." ~Counting Crows

"Was there a man,
was there ever a man on this earth
who could say he was happy,
who knew happiness, true happiness,
not an image, a dream,
an illusion, a vision, which could disappear?
Your example...
Your example, your fate, your disaster,
show us that none of us mortals
ever knew, ever felt what happiness truly is."
~Sophocles' Oedipus Rex/Oedpius Tyrannus

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." ~William Shakespeare

"When something is gained, something is always lost. It is impossible to live without facing that fact. What is lost will never return. Important things. Irreplaceable things. The things necessary to protect those things. The firm determination packed into a bullet. Man knows... knows that nothing will begin unless he speaks. That nothing will change unless he moves." ~Nightow

"All you want is a beauty queen, not a superstar
but everybody's dream machine.
All you want is a place to lay your head.
You go to sleep dreaming how you would
be a different kind if you thought you could,
but you come awake the way you are instead."
~Counting Crows


Just a few off the top of my head,not really funny though.
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Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
Diogenes of Sinope
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Epicurus
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
Socrates < best quote ever!!!
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mauz15 wrote:

Keep posting more of the punk philosopher Nietzsche, he's one of my favorites!


"The morality of Nietzsche is a mere innovation...But the morality of the Nietzschean ethic can only be accepted only if we are ready to scrap traditional morals as a mere error and then to put ourselves in a position where we can find no ground for any value judgments at all. It is the difference between a man who says to us: 'You like your vegetables moderately fresh; why not grow your own and have them perfectly fresh?' and a man who says, 'Throw away that loaf and try eating bricks and centipedes.'."

C.S. Lewis

P.S. Man cannot create a new universal moral, just an innovation of a pre-existing one.
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reikiaddict wrote:


mauz15 wrote:

Keep posting more of the punk philosopher Nietzsche, he's one of my favorites!


"The morality of Nietzsche is a mere innovation...But the morality of the Nietzschean ethic can only be accepted only if we are ready to scrap traditional morals as a mere error and then to put ourselves in a position where we can find no ground for any value judgments at all. It is the difference between a man who says to us: 'You like your vegetables moderately fresh; why not grow your own and have them perfectly fresh?' and a man who says, 'Throw away that loaf and try eating bricks and centipedes.'."

C.S. Lewis

P.S. Man cannot create a new universal moral, just an innovation of a pre-existing one.


Oh I am completely aware of Nietzsche's inconsistency, he even contradicts himself, however, the man was/is a big influence, people either hate him, or love him, what makes him so great is that he will certainly affect you.
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