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Some of my favorite deep proverbs. Feel free to add your own.

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  1. Synesthesiac

    "Well I define fundamentalism as the attempt to impose a single 'truth' on a plural world. And what really lies behind it is fear, a profound insecurity that makes you feel when you meet someone who is not like you, or doesn't agree with you, that that challenge is a threat against your very being. Aggression is always a sign of insecurity. And insecurity is always, at bottom, a lack of faith, not a presence of faith"

    —Jonathan Sacks


    The Fundamentalist Christians have told me that I am a slave of Satan and should have the demons expelled with an exorcism. The Fundamentalist Materialists inform me that I am a liar, a charlatan, fraud and scoundrel. Aside from this minor difference, the letters are astoundingly similar. Both groups share in the same crusading zeal and the same total lack of humor, charity, and common human decency.
    Proff Sir Anston Winston.


    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    --- George Bernard Shaw


    "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
    --Shakespeare


    Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects.
    --- Will Rogers


    “How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”
    -- Arthur Clarke


    All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
    -- Aldous Huxley


    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former.
    --- Albert Einstein


    The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

    --- Arthur C. Clarke


    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    --- Albert Einstein

    To the extent that the law of mathematics refer to reality, they are not true; and to the extent that they are true, they do not refer to reality
    --- Albert Einstein


    "You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing – that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."
    -- Richard Feynman, Physicist and 1965 Nobel Prize laureate (1918-1988)


    In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
    -- Carl Sagan


    The only stupid question is one not asked.
    -- Annonymous


    In this house, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics! :crazy
    -- Homer Simpson

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  1. Synesthesiac
    Found a few more since the original;

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill

    "I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present - which is what there is and all there is." Alan Watts

    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” -Jimi hendrix

    "In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." - shing xiong

    "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."
  2. pontyrogof
    Boredom is the desire for desires.--Leo Tolstoy

    The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.--Samuel Johnson

    Am I playing the game, or is the game playing me?--Ashley Brilliant

    How am I not myself?--Brad Stand in I <3 Huckabees
  3. pontyrogof
    Little Tony was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another. After the 6th candy bar a man on the bench across from him said Son you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne rot your teeth and make you fat. Little Tony replied My grandfather lived to be 107 years old. The man asked Did you grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time Little Tony answered No he minded his own fucking business.--Robert Anton Wilson
  4. Joe-(5-HTP)
    Man is a rope, tied between animal and superman. A rope over an abyss.

    Nietzsche
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