Previous great quote threads:
Quote of the day Aug/Sept/Oct 2021
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Started by metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 3:02 a.m.
Quote of the day-May/June/July 2021
41 responses |
Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:21 p.m.
Please scroll down for much more!
Neither political party has a franchise on the truth.
If you believe one party all the time......................you will believe in lies some of the time.
On this day in 2004
|About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I am neither Christian nor Jewish nor Buddhist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort.|
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I'm dead. My German-American ancestors, the earliest of whom settled in our Middle West about the time of our Civil War, called themselves "Freethinkers," which is the same sort of thing. My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut wrote, for example, "If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not?"
I myself have written, "If it weren't for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn't want to be a human being. I would just as soon be a rattlesnake."
|~ Kurt Vonnegut ~|
Kurt Vonnegut (/ˈvɒnəɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer.
Your true friends tell you the truth and expect nothing in return.
"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer you a bet that he can make the Jack of spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider". - Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls
Excellent one joj!
Never assume anything is impossible in certain realms.
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
8-25-2023: A fact check today, determined that George Orwell never said this. However, that doesn't make the quote any less powerful and so, let's be revolutionary and tell the truth..........that George Orwell never said it!
Quote Investigator: Several researchers have attempted to find these words in George Orwell’s oeuvre and have not succeeded. Currently, there is no substantive evidence that he said or wrote this quote.
Intelligence/IQ determines the potential rate that a mind can learn at.
Open mindedness and discernment are often the biggest determinants of the REAL RATE of learning.
"Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too."
~ Karl A Menninger
Paul T. P. Wong is a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor. His research career has gone through four stages, with significant contributions in each stage: learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. He is most known for his integrative work on death acceptance,meaning therapy, and second wave positive psychology (PP 2.0). He has been elected as a fellow for both the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Abbot Howard ″Abbie″ Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies") and was a member of the Chicago Seven. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement
Pablo Ruiz Picasso[a][b] (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War.
Since MLK holiday in coming up on January 17th, let's dedicate this thread to just his quotes for the rest of the month. There's probably enough good ones for........the rest of the year!
I am convinced that love is the most durable power in the world. It is not an expression of impractical idealism, but of practical realism. Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, love is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. To return hate for hate does nothing but intensify the existence of evil in the universe. Someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and evil, and this can only be done through love.
I just read through all of the quotes. They are great food for the soul.
This one is about being a contrarian and doesn't measure up to the high spirit of those you posted but it IS market related:
"Something that everyone knows isn't worth knowing." - Bernard Baruch
"Something that everyone knows ins't worth knowing." - Bernard Baruch
Not exactly universal truth, but most certainly applicable in markets.
Great one joj.
I've known this particular, related quote since I was first teaching myself to trade in the early 1990's:
“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.”
― Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker
You just gave me a great idea, joj. Have a quote of the day in the traders section!
We can start it with yours! Thanks, man!
This one is extremely profound here!!!
What's so ironic is the person that said it:
Stefan Basil Molyneux (/stəˈfænˈmɒlɪnjuː/; born September 24, 1966) is an Irish-born Canadian far-right white nationalist and white supremacist podcaster, blogger, author, political commentator, and banned YouTuber, who promotes conspiracy theories, scientific racism, eugenics, and racist views. As of September 2020, Molyneux has been permanently banned or permanently suspended from PayPal, Mailchimp, YouTube, Twitter and SoundCloud, all for violating hate speech policies
I come from nothing. I come from sleeping in the kitchen with my family with the oven open to keep us warm during winter, you know? When you come from that background, all this extra stuff is just... extra stuff, you know? Michael B. Jordan
Not THE Michael Jordan but it's this Michael Jordan's birthday!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Share this Quote Helen Keller
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. ~ George Washington (born 22 February 1732)
Happy Presidents Day!
Apply this when reading here:
Using this to make yourself a better person-guaranteed
Started by metmike - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:24 p.m.
Closed minds seek out information that only bolsters what they think that they know.
Open minds, let new information in, ESPECIALLY INFORMATION that contradicts what they think that they know. This is sincerely contemplated and used to try to prove IN THEIR MINDS what they think they know is wrong. Then they learn 1 of 2 things.
This is practicing the scientific method.
Surrounding ourselves with people that have the same view as us and same closed mind is called an echo chamber. Intentionally reinforcing each other and those they come in contact with using the same views is the recipe for NOT learning anything new....when that something new, no matter how authentic it is.... contradicts WHAT THEY THINK THEY KNOW.
metmike March 9, 2022
"Must be pretty awkward down at Mar-a-Lago considering the biggest hero on Planet Earth right now is the very same dude you got impeached for extorting."
- Liam Nissan
Sounds like an honest/sincere guy below.
Neeson was criticised for his comments on Ireland's Late Late Show in January 2018, during which he described the Me Too movement as a "witch hunt" and cited Garrison Keillor's dismissal from Minnesota Public Radio as an example.
In February 2019, Neeson gained public and media controversy after a press junket interview he had conducted with The Independent while promoting Cold Pursuit, a film about a father seeking revenge for his son's murder. He said that he generated his character's "primal" anger by recounting an experience he had 40 years ago, in which a female friend of his had been raped by a stranger. After learning that the attacker was a black man, Neeson said that he spent a week going "up and down areas with a cosh, hoping some 'black bastard' would come out of a pub and have a go" so that Neeson "could kill him". In the interview, he also said he was ashamed of the experience and that the things he did and said were "horrible". He said, "It's awful [...] but I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, 'What the fuck are you doing?'"
In an appearance on Good Morning America, Neeson elaborated on his comments while denying being a racist, stating that he asked for physical attributes of the rapist other than his race and that he would have done the same if the rapist was "a Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian". He also said that he had purposely gone into "black areas of the city" but that he "did seek help" and counseling from his friends and a priest after coming to his senses. He said that the lesson of his experience was "to open up [and] to talk about these things", including toxic masculinity and the underlying "racism and bigotry" in both the U.S. and Northern Ireland. The controversy caused by his comments led to cancellation of the red carpet event for the premiere of Cold Pursuit. Neeson was also defended by Michelle Rodriguez, Whoopi Goldberg, John Barnes and Ralph Fiennes.
Nissan sounds like a not very nice fellow. But he's still better than Trump (which isn't saying much).
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” —William Butler Yeats
Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. ~ Martin Luther King
The real environmental crisis's
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Started by metmike - April 10, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Featured in: Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.
Many a times, we are the ones that close the door to the things that matters most in our lives.
When you learn to keep your door open for good things, you will soon find them living with you.
"History teaches that there's one kind of disaster we probably don't have to worry about: the one everyone is worrying about."
Post from madmechanical engineer
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.Jim Rohn
Everybody should be appreciated for their unique talents, even if society does not place great value on them and even more so, everybody should be respected as human beings, regardless of the level of the God given talents/attributes they were born with.
In that same vein, those blessed with unusual talents/achievements, whether they had them from blessed genetics or whether they worked their butts off to acquire them(work ethic mentality is a gift)............owe it to the rest of the world to generously share them!
Failing to do so, is wasting the biggest opportunity of all, by a wide margin to use them.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
"We are committing energy, economic and material world suicide by eliminating fossil fuels!"
The early stages of the total disaster that the war on fossil fuels is causing, could finally be enough to expose the fake climate crisis and its agenda.........but maybe not.
How much damage is one side willing to inflict from its war on fossil fuels?
The more pain they cause, the less of them from that side of the political spectrum will be around….after Election Day!
Q. “When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist?”
A. “When it comes to industrial wind turbines and wind farms”
The phrase, “to whom much is given much is required” is an upfront reminder by God that even if He has given a lot for us, we have to be generous.
The topic of “to whom much is given much is required” is one of the most popular topics for modern-day Christians. It is not only used by Christians but also as a philosophical language reflected in films such as Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” What does it mean from a biblical perspective?
"i would not believe everything you see on the internet"
By cutworm - June 3, 2022, 10:49 p.m.
Life without petroleum-based products
Started by metmike - May 21, 2022, 10:46 p.m.
"When the price of petroleum and natural gas soar higher like they have been, the cost of all those items mentioned above(that use petroleum/natural gas) also goes up.........ON TOP OF the direct cost for transportation and heating/cooling."
"The war on fossil fuels is in the early stages of killing our economy while being the biggest factor for the increase in inflation!"
The age of massive information and technology is also the age of abusing information to steal people's intelligence/brainwash them based on this:
People are extremely gullible because their overwhelming desire to believe in things that line up with their political ideology is greater than their desire to fact check the things that line up with what they want to believe!
This weakness is well known by some people, especially gatekeepers of messages, that manufacture realities and false narratives that are repeated over and over and spread by like minded sources to capture the minds of those that want to believe in it.
Most people today are constantly asking this question:
Do I want this?
When they should be asking:
Do I need this?
Many humans in the developed world consume more than they need.
Rich humans, especially in the US, like Whoopi consume many dozens of times more stuff, including energy than they need, even for their already extremely extravagant life style.
Climate Change Debate Education
47 of Dr. Michaels videos arranged by length:
"“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha
Stop believing political things because your favorite political source repeats it. Do objective/independent investigations to see why the opposite party has some things right and what your party has wrong.
If you can't find anything..........YOU AIN'T LOOKIN HARD ENOUGH!
What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world - that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.
By metmike - Sept. 9, 2022, 5:02 p.m.
The difference between us on taking stands, mcfarm is that I take stands using a non politically affiliated mind that independently acquires objective data and facts to provide compelling evidence that strongly supports and in fact.......DEFINES the position.
You and most others on the other hand, align with a political party and have already decided on positions based on political ideologies and twist all facts/evidence to get them to line up with what you want to believe.........and you mainly go to information gatekeepers/sources that tell you what you want to hear/read (reinforce it).
"Stephen Hawking famously said, ‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
"This is just part of politics in the US today. We have stopped seeing both sides of issues and now see high profile people in politics and other realms as being either FOR US or AGAINST US."
Neither political party has a franchise on the truth.
If you believe one party all the time......................you will believe in lies some of the time.
"The trick is being able to tell the difference between the truth and the lies, then picking the truth from BOTH parties and rejecting their lies.
What makes that incredibly difficult to do is that the stronger your affiliation to a party is, the more blindly you embrace all the tenets of their belief system!
In 2022, people no longer need to believe their eyes and ears, especially in politics but even in science, when politics hijacks science for an agenda.
They can just decide what they want to believe or a message gatekeeper in their party can tell them what to believe and repeat it enough times that it becomes THEIR truth.
They just convince themselves that manufactured/alternative realities that they like are true and completely reject the authentic truths that contradict anything that they don't want to believe. Then, only go to places that reinforce what they want to believe.
"The brain cannot recognize the authentic truth when that person's truth has been defined as the complete opposite!"
There‘s numerous reasons to be extremely happy at the moment that you're reading this. More than at any time in human history by a wide margin.
So why aren't people in this age singing "My oh my what a wonderful day" all day long?
Answer: An increase in material things has caused the threshold needed for happiness to get higher and higher….also making it harder and harder for non material, simple things to be as rewarding/fulfilling.
Many of us have everything material that a human being could ever need…..except that we lack true appreciation for it and aren't completely satisfied because we want even more than what we have!
So we spend less and less time developing and embracing happiness thru non material things.
These goals for the new year are attainable and fun.
Alot of times, articles with these many suggestions have a lot of ideas that most of us might not relate strongly too.
I really liked well over half of the resolutions in this article and think they're very realistic and relatable.
People who write down their goals are 42 percent more likely to achieve them. Whatever you want in 2023, commit it to paper.
That last thread, shows that I spent over a year, posting here almost daily to debunk COVID Vax DISinformation(mostly from 1 poster) and also debunking the belief that Trump won the election.
Well over 1,000 posts by me during that period on each of those 2 topics.
I was the one that learned the most by an extremely wide margin, so all that work/effort was not lost, despite being completely ignored by the people posting the DISinformation.
Anything that we do that results in US becoming better educated or learning things is a huge plus.
We should always make sure, however, that what we are doing is OBJECTIVE LEARNING with an OPEN MIND and not defending an unchanging position based on what we want to believe, often rooted in politics and what OUR biased sources tell us to believe (which is what most people do).
Propaganda is only propaganda to those that see exactly what it is.
To the rest........it defines their truth.
That's what makes it so dang effective and it doesn't just effect people that are slow to understand.
One key factor is that it exploits the cognitive bias that we all have in us.
People will fact check things that they don't want to believe but give a free pass to things that they want to believe!
When there is uncertainty, the opportunities to generate propaganda based on wild speculation and DISinformation, exploiting peoples fears and/or what they want to believe in is maximized.
Keep reminding yourself of whats most important.while not forgetting what’s just as important to others that disagree with you.
Making you do some work to scroll all the way down here. Hopefully, it's worth it! Maybe even pausing to reread a great quote, then contemplating the meaning and how to apply it (-:
recent events that feature world class charlatans stealing all the attention as they wreck this country and this world, setting the worst examples possible,caused me to overweight the significance here and underweight positive messages.
It's very challenging for all of us to focus on positive messages in this environment!
When people really WANT to believe something, almost no amount of profoundly overwhelming evidence contradicting it will change that. Their brain interprets the truth as a Lie. Their brains have been taught to believe a lie is the truth from repetition. Their brains are unable to recognize things which contradict how their brains define the truth Because those things are automatically rejected based on their brains previously framed realities. Most of the time, once that brain has been taught to believe in something, especially if its a tenant of a belief system …you can bombard that person with authentic contradicting facts to kingdom come but it’s a waste of time!
“Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”
By metmike - June 1, 2023, 8:33 a.m.
"The bipartisan passage of this bill is profoundly positive for our country at a time when divisive politics are the rule.
The extremes of both parties squawking about why this bill stinks, especially those on the FAR right(like Sean Hannity last night) calling for McCarthy to be removed can kiss my arse, especially mentally ill ex president Trump.
THEY are exactly what's destroying our democracy right now.
They may have some great for America agenda but when you are NOT the majority, you MUST negotiate and give in to those on the other side of the isle and move towards the middle in order to have any sort of functional harmony for this country to move forward.
That's also a wonderful tactic for success and system health, even when you are the majority but have significant minorities of others that deserve consideration.
That rule applies to almost every realm in life too,when you have people coming from different backgrounds/places, representing different interests/view points"
"Trump is so powerful that he controls their thoughts/emotions and like most cults their followers believe that any attacks on their leader are unjustified persecution..........which is how he exploits his victim-hood.
It's not really about the bad things Trump does, it's all about Trump's false narrative about being unfairly singled out and PERSECUTED because he's Donald Trump.
The only way to fight against this horrible (fake) injustice, is to support Trump."
Like the psychotic king of charlatans himself stated:
Trump: I could shoot somebody and not lose voters
"When given the choice between a lie and the truth in politics, most people will pick the one that they want to believe…….THEN, permanently process all new information based on assumptions related to that.
They will believe everything that lines up with what they’ve decided to believe and reject information that contradicts what they’ve decided to believe."
"We all have free will and one would hope that a better understanding of the process described above would assist some people to use it to think more objectively and independently to be less controlled by their political party information gatekeepers that are using them."
"Traders banking on luck, instead of skill eventually go broke!"
Each one of these profound 47 quotes are worth their own "quote of the day" and all at 1 place!!
I read them earlier and am instantly feeling more motivated from embracing the wonderful messages! I hope you will too!