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    Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
    Abraham Lincoln

    Discuss ??
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    Been there, heard that :p:.

    Nice quote though.
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    We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

    The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

    Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

    -- Carl Sagan


    More like "quote of the century" IMO.
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    Is that quote actually by Lincoln and if so do you have a source for it at all?

    Its just I remember my friend saying before that he likes it but that when he looked for who said it he couldnt find out/somewhere said its unknown where it actually came from.
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    *nods* Tis often the case.
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    (Original post by timetokill)
    Is that quote actually by Lincoln and if so do you have a source for it at all?

    Its just I remember my friend saying before that he likes it but that when he looked for who said it he couldnt find out/somewhere said its unknown where it actually came from.
    :yep: Clicky
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    (Original post by timetokill)
    Is that quote actually by Lincoln and if so do you have a source for it at all?

    Its just I remember my friend saying before that he likes it but that when he looked for who said it he couldnt find out/somewhere said its unknown where it actually came from.
    oh yea !! I didn't make it up
    lol :P
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    (Original post by Illusionary)
    :yep: Clicky
    Thanks !
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    (Original post by mazza558)
    More like "quote of the century" IMO.
    I love Sagan :yes:

    But i'd have to go with, aside from that:

    "Lost only are those who give up themselves", "Verloren nur ist auf dem selbst ausgibt"; a german world war two war hero. While obviously i disagree with what he fought for, how he did it is truly amazing. His life is one of constantly besting the odds through perseverence, determination and a good old bit of lick.

    Here's a wiki link incase anybody cares!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Ul...g_World_War_II
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    (Original post by mazza558)






    More like "quote of the century" IMO.
    WOW! i loved it
    I'm using it in my sig. lol ( quoting u of course :p: )
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    (Original post by FZka)
    WOW! i loved it
    I'm using it in my sig. lol ( quoting u of course :p: )
    Thanks, it's a good'n :yep:
 
 
 
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