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    'Why condemn women when they give birth to such great men?'
    'I am not good. Nobody is bad.'
    'With great power comes great responsibility.'
    'You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.'
    'The only thing worse than failing is not trying.'
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    The man who pushes an old lady into the path of an oncoming truck, and the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of an oncoming truck, are not to be denounced evenhandedly as men who push old ladies around - Bill Buckley

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
    - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

    Question: Why should we obey the Hague and Geneva conventions when the enemy does not obey them?
    Answer: As soldiers, you obey these rules because the commander-in-chief requires you to obey them. Our standards are set; we will not lower them by accepting the reprehensible standard of our enemies. Moreover, strict adherence to these rules may pressure the enemy into complying with the requirements of the Conventions.
    - U.S. ARMY LAW OF WAR INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE

    On the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration; he [a school teacher] led his class into the streets, with a cry: 'Falyaqust wa'd Balfour!', which, figuratively translated means: 'Down with Balfour!'. The crowd in the streets was ignorant of the meaning, so started yelling: 'Falyaqust Karkur!' ('Down with Karkur!'). Karkur was a local Armenian shoemaker and he ran out into the crowd, crying, 'Balfour, oh people, Balfour!'. Other yelled 'Falyaqust wahid balkun' (Down with the balcony). (Quoted from Avi Shlaim's Israel and Palestine).

    Observe what Justice is and what Reciprocity. In my opinion, Justice rules between individuals, Reciprocity between States. Justice regulates rights and duties, and is a single entity—majestic, powerful, impartial. She wears a bandage over her eyes, and regards neither personalities nor Reciprocity. On the other hand, Reciprocity proclaims to the whole world: “I am not Justice, and I pay no regard to her. I am the Goddess of the Market and have my eyes open, and in the market of the nations I myself am the price of Justice.” - Wyndham A. Bewes

    (Original post by Great Expectations, Dickens)
    I was considerably surprised to see Wemmick take up a fishing-rod, and put it over his shoulder. "Why, we are not going fishing!" said I. "No," returned Wemmick, "but I like to walk with one." I thought this odd; however, I said nothing, and we set off. We went towards Camberwell Green, and when we were thereabouts, Wemmick said suddenly: "Halloa! Here's a church!" There was nothing very surprising in that; but a gain, I was rather surprised, when he said, as if he were animated by a brilliant idea: "Let's go in!" We went in, Wemmick leaving his fishing-rod in the porch, and looked all round. In the mean time, Wemmick was diving into his coat-pockets, and getting something out of paper there. "Halloa!" said he. "Here's a couple of pair of gloves! Let's put 'em on!" As the gloves were white kid gloves, and as the post-office was widened to its utmost extent, I now began to have my strong suspicions. They were strengthened into certainty when I beheld the Aged enter at a side door, escorting a lady. "Halloa!" said Wemmick. "Here's Miss Skiffins! Let's have a wedding."

    [Later on:] I heard Wemmick say to himself as he took something out of his waistcoat-pocket before the service began, "Halloa! Here's a ring!"
    (Original post by Hard Times, Dickens)
    THOMAS GRADGRIND, sir. A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over. Thomas Gradgrind, sir-peremptorily Thomas-Thomas Gradgrind. With a rule and a pair of scales, and the multiplication table always in his pocket, sir, ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you exactly what it comes to. It is a mere question of figures, a case of simple arithmetic. You might hope to get some other nonsensical belief into the head of George Gradgrind, or Augustus Gradgrind, or John Gradgrind, or Joseph Gradgrind (all supposititious, non-existent persons), but into the head of Thomas Gradgrind-no, sir !
    (Original post by Hard Times, Dickens)
    'Bitzer,' said Thomas Gradgrind. 'Your definition of a horse.'
    'Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.' Thus (and much more) Bitzer.
    'Now girl number twenty,' said Mr. Gradgrind. 'You know what a horse is.'
    "The revolution was directed against Quwalti who obstructed the British.. Well In Iraq, Nuri; and in Transjordan Abdullah; and in Syria, Spears and Azem. Bevin rules the Middle East." - Ben Gurion in his diaries.

    "The people of England are never so happy as when you tell them they are ruined" - Arthur Murray
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    (Original post by metro2610)
    Got to be a Buddhist saying:

    "If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking".
    Never heard that one, but love it
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    I have a few:

    "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."

    "absence of evidence is evidence of absence"

    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"

    "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between"

    "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
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    I was just thinking about making a thread as I've been browsing quotes. ^^

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" - Winston Churchill

    My boyfriends favourite philosophy is "You can fit anything anywhere if you push hard enough".
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    "It's like masturbating inside a time machine"
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    "Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
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    Float like a butterfly an sting like a bee

    Or

    DOH!!!!

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    Say hello to my little friend

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    Shamone!!!!

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    Gggggggggg-unit

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    Eye for an eye makes us all blind!!

    and FINALLY THE BEST ONE!!!!!!!










































    OOO that's it sorry fellas
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    (Original post by Calumcalum)
    "The true front on which the liberation of Christ takes place does not run between soul and body or between persons and structures,but between the powers of the world as it decays and collapses into ruin,and the powers of the Spirit and of the future." - Jurgen Moltmann

    and

    German tourist on Cornmarket: "What you call these things, bagpipes, ja? We call them Doodlesack in German because they go doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle..."
    :rofl:
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    What we do in life, echoes in eternity.

    If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

    Advise is what we ask for when we know the answer, but wish we didnt.

    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

    I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details.

    It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress.

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    (Original post by Rorschach>)
    I was just thinking about making a thread as I've been browsing quotes. ^^

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" - Winston Churchill

    My boyfriends favourite philosophy is "You can fit anything anywhere if you push hard enough".

    I really like that one! :yep:
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    "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours."

    "Someone once told me that every song has an ending, but is that any reason not to enjoy the music?"

    "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life, Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures in them"

    "Truth is absolute. Believe that"
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    'Life is a malevolent force, which seeks to destroy you, and you have to struggle with it. Only those who are hard enough will succeed. Most people get crushed, but if you fight, in the end life will go, "******* hell. This one's serious. Let her/him through.""
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    "Don't tell me the skies the limit when there are footprints on the Moon"
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    Quotes from people I know:

    "Do I need the cervical cancer jab?" - a guy in my class

    "You might be wondering why I'm brown" - possibly the strangest chat up line ever.

    "Jews have distinctive facial characteristics... they're circumcised" - my teacher
    "Um, circumcision isn't really a FACIAL characteristic " - me

    Also good:

    "Love is not love/ That alters when it alteration finds"

    "Oh what a tangled web we weave/ When first we practice to decieve"

    And anything Oscar Wilde said
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    "Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." Oscar Wilde.
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    "Then in the morning, I'm making waffles!"
    -Donkey
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    (Original post by Chocothunder)
    "Then in the morning, I'm making waffles!"
    -Donkey
    :yep:
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    "Thanks a lot Bin Laden" - Alan

    "Tigers love pepper, they hate cinnamon" - Alan

    "HEY! There were skittles in there!" The same Alan
 
 
 
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