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
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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.
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.