Previous great quote thread:
Let's start out with one of my favorites:
The real problem is over consumption of fancy "stuff" that we really don't need. metmike
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein
Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure. An example of this range of meanings is that the love of a mother differs from the love of a spouse, which differs from the love of food. Most commonly, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment.
Love is considered to be both positive and negative, with its virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection, as "the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another" and its vice representing human moral flaw, akin to vanity, selfishness, amour-propre, and egotism, as potentially leading people into a type of mania, obsessiveness or codependency. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. In its various forms, love acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts. Love has been postulated to be a function that keeps human beings together against menaces and to facilitate the continuation of the species.
Ancient Greek philosophers identified six forms of love: essentially, familial love (in Greek, Storge), friendly love or platonic love (Philia), romantic love (Eros), self-love (Philautia), guest love (Xenia) and divine love (Agape). Modern authors have distinguished further varieties of love: unrequited love, empty love, companionate love, consummate love, infatuated love, self-love, and courtly love.
Every quote above is perfect.
I watch mothers perform their "tasks"-raising children. So many of those tasks are what appear to be just every day
exercises, so ordinary that we fail to say thanks or fail to appreciate their importance. We just expect that kind of thing because thats what Mothers do. They do it autopilot-like and thats prolly why I fail to make a bigger fuss about it. Just every day stuff to them!
Here's a good one.
metmike: If all of our countries had been led by mothers, especially military leaders since humans evolved..............thousands of wars would never have happened.
How many wars have there been? Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history. At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion .Jul 6, 2003 How many wars has America had between 1776and 2017? The U.S. Has Been At War 222 Out of 239 Years. An interesting statistic: America has been at war 93% of the time –222 out of 239 years. Another way to put it: the U.S. has only been at peace for less than 20 years total since its birth.(Mar.19, 2017)
Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation? Thomas Sowell
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/thomas-sowell-quotes
metmike: I really liked this guy's quotes a great deal before but now......dang, he's up there with MLK (-:
|Ignorance is not bliss — it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion.|
|~ Philip Wylie ~|
Philip Gordon Wylie (May 12, 1902 – October 25, 1971) was an American author of works ranging from pulp science fiction, mysteries, social diatribes and satire to ecology and the threat of nuclear holocaust.
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian."
-- Dennis Wholey
We can often learn new things about just about anything if we just look at life as a constant opportunity to learn something new.
When bad things happen...........those can be golden opportunities to learn lessons.
When good things happen...........those too can be opportunities to learn.
Being right about something often provides the least amount of learning, since we assume that we already knew what there is to know..........but we can also realize how much we did NOT know.
Being wrong always gives us the best opportunity to learn the most. Whether we take advantage of that or not............is our personal choice but the opportunity is always there metmike
|Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also.|
|~ Johann Gottlieb Fichte ~|
Johann Gottlieb Fichte (19 May 1762 – 27 January 1814) was a German philosopher, who was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a movement that developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant.
OK, this is the case of a creative genius(in art or some other field) saying something really dumb, that causes people to think that it must be brilliant because it came from that person.
This quote from Friedrich Nietzsche sums up our capacity to learn how strong we are. When it feels like your limits are being tested, keep pushing yourself forward, because momentum is everything. As long as you keep moving forward--even with baby steps--nothing can keep you down.
"Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress."
|A person is strong only when he stands upon his own truth, when he speaks and acts from his deepest convictions. Then, whatever the situation he may be in, he always knows what he must say and do. He may fall, but he cannot bring shame upon himself or his cause. If we seek the liberation of the people by means of a lie, we will surely grow confused, go astray, and lose sight of our objective, and if we have any influence at all on the people we will lead them astray as well — in other words, we will be acting in the spirit of reaction and to its benefit.|
|~ Mikhail Bakunin ~|
"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love."
~ William Wordsworth
"There is billions of times more information out there than we had a few decades ago. We can use it to learn everything that we have the time to spend learning it and become smarter/better educated, more knowledgeable and use it objectively to see the big picture that includes BOTH political sides views.
Or we can go to sites that tell us the news the way that we like to hear it and have our biased versions of the world constantly reinforced at the echo chambers and actually get dumber at times."
metmike June 5, 2021
Every generation of humans believed it had all the answers it needed, except for a few mysteries they assumed would be solved at any moment. And they all believed their ancestors were simplistic and deluded. What are the odds that you are the first generation of humans who will understand reality? ~ Scott Adams
United Nations June 29, 1989: "He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control."
metmike: Wrong for 31 years and still wrong today. But we continue to carry their pessimistic, junk science message that is dragging down young people and stealing everybody's intelligence (that believes it) with propaganda about a fake climate crisis involving the building block of life on this greening planet............CO2.
|Coercion never produces harmony. How harmonious are people who are being forced to act against their will? Most likely, those who are coerced will resent those who benefit from the coercion. This sets group against group; it doesn't bring them together.|
|~ Harry Browne ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Browne|
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.
Learning isn’t only about finding the right answer, but also creating the road that leads to the answer. Learning with every step is the true sign of progress.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
- Benjamin Franklin
Memories fade with time and lessons are forgotten, but experiences shape a human being and leave a lasting mark.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
- John Dewey
"We should all be so lucky to have someone who will never let us go.
The ultimate legacy is to leave behind someone who will love you forever."
~ Ally McBeal