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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #135 on: May 01, 2014, 07:27:49 AM »
"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho

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« Reply #136 on: May 02, 2014, 08:04:25 AM »
"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho

Don't forget the sex!

How could one forget THAT?!
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« Reply #137 on: May 02, 2014, 08:05:20 AM »
"It's good to be me." -- Austin Powers

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« Reply #138 on: May 02, 2014, 08:15:48 AM »
"You're a goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes!"

*BOOM*

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« Reply #139 on: May 02, 2014, 10:38:14 AM »
"Let it control you hold you mold you
Not the old, the new, touch it, taste it
Free your soul let it invade you
Gotto to be what you wanna
If the groove don't get you the rhyme flow's gonna
I'm serious as cancer when I say
"Rhythm is a dancer"

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« Reply #140 on: May 04, 2014, 01:26:48 PM »
'His wife was so jealous of his devotion to Chrysostom that she threatened to burn his manuscripts.'

-- Said of Henry Savile, Englishman, knight, mathematician, Greek scholar, and KJV translator
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« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2014, 09:57:33 AM »
"Life can only be lived dangerously – there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity,growth.
One needs to be an adventurer,always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness one never repents (!!!) because then one knows what it means to live at the optimum.
Then one knows to burn your life’s torch from both ends together.
And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living" (Osho)

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« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2014, 11:42:10 PM »
The Little Boy and the Old Man, by Shel Silverstein

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.
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« Reply #143 on: May 18, 2014, 11:50:13 PM »
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.

Where is he?  I want to hug him. 
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« Reply #144 on: May 21, 2014, 05:39:39 AM »
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“Your worship has apparently attended the schools; what sciences have you studied?”
“That of knight-errantry,” said Don Quixote, “which is as good as that of poetry, and even a finger or two above it.”
 “I do not know what science that is,” said Don Lorenzo, “and until now I have never heard of it.”
“It is a science,” said Don Quixote, “that comprehends in itself all or most of the sciences in the world, for he who professes it must be a jurist, and must know the rules of justice, distributive and equitable, so as to give to each one what belongs to him and is due to him. He must be a theologian, so as to be able to give a clear and distinctive reason for the Christian faith he professes, wherever it may be asked of him. He must be a physician, and above all a herbalist, so as in wastes and solitudes to know the herbs that have the property of healing wounds, for a knight-errant must not go looking for some one to cure him at every step. He must be an astronomer, so as to know by the stars how many hours of the night have passed, and what clime and quarter of the world he is in. He must know mathematics, for at every turn some occasion for them will present itself to him; and, putting it aside that he must be adorned with all the virtues, cardinal and theological, to come down to minor particulars, he must, I say, be able to swim as well as Nicholas or Nicolao the Fish could, as the story goes; he must know how to shoe a horse, and repair his saddle and bridle; and, to return to higher matters, he must be faithful to God and to his lady; he must be pure in thought, decorous in words, generous in works, valiant in deeds, patient in suffering, compassionate towards the needy, and, lastly, an upholder of the truth though its defence should cost him his life. Of all these qualities, great and small, is a true knight-errant made up; judge then, Senor Don Lorenzo, whether it be a contemptible science which the knight who studies and professes it has to learn, and whether it may not compare with the very loftiest that are taught in the schools.”
"If that be so," replied Don Lorenzo, "this science, I protest, surpasses all." 
"How, if that be so?" said Don Quixote. 
"What I mean to say," said Don Lorenzo, "is, that I doubt whether there are now, or ever were, any knights-errant, and adorned with such virtues." 
"Many a time," replied Don Quixote, "have I said what I now say once more, that the majority of the world are of opinion that there never were any knights-errant in it; and as it is my opinion that, unless heaven by some miracle brings home to them the truth that there were and are, all the pains one takes will be in vain (as experience has often proved to me), I will not now stop to disabuse you of the error you share with the multitude. All I shall do is to pray to heaven to deliver you from it, and show you how beneficial and necessary knights-errant were in days of yore, and how useful they would be in these days were they but in vogue; but now, for the sins of the people, sloth and indolence, gluttony and luxury are triumphant."

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #145 on: May 30, 2014, 12:49:29 PM »
"Remember that God, during your prayers, is watching for your affirmative answer to the question which He is inwardly asking you: 'Do you believe I am able to do this?' To which question you must from the depth of your heart reply, 'Yes, Lord' (Mt. 9:28)." -St. John of Kronstadt

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« Reply #146 on: June 16, 2014, 07:42:25 AM »
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Marie came that evening and asked me if I'd marry her. I said I didn't mind; if she was keen on it, we'd get married.

Then she asked me again if I loved her. I replied, much as before, that her question meant nothing or next to nothing — but I supposed I didn't.

"If that's how you feel," she said, "why marry me?"

I explained that it had no importance really, but, if it would give her pleasure, we could get married right away. I pointed out that, anyhow, the suggestion came from her; as for me, I'd merely said, "Yes."

Then she remarked that marriage was a serious matter.

To which I answered: "No."

She kept silent after that, staring at me in a curious way. Then she asked:

"Suppose another girl had asked you to marry her — I mean, a girl you liked in the same way as you like me — would you have said 'Yes' to her, too?"

"Naturally."

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #147 on: June 17, 2014, 09:55:49 PM »
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

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« Reply #148 on: June 17, 2014, 09:57:30 PM »
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html

The perfect quote for this forum!
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« Reply #149 on: June 17, 2014, 11:27:30 PM »
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html

The perfect quote for this forum!

Who knew the Iraqi Military posted here?
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« Reply #150 on: June 17, 2014, 11:28:50 PM »
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html

The perfect quote for this forum!

Who knew the Iraqi Military posted here?

Well, clearly they are not out defending their country, so they might as well post on oc.net.
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« Reply #151 on: June 24, 2014, 12:53:53 AM »
"Thus, with regret our whole Church has had to endure powerful disturbances hitherto unseen. As if from deep within the bosom of the body of the Church cracks began to appear, though they have not yet developed into deep fissures. We look on with fear as in places they are trying to transform these chinks into rifts which split apart not only the flock, but even the clergy." - Address of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to Its Flock (2001)
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« Reply #152 on: June 30, 2014, 04:59:06 PM »
"Many of us no longer lack food, water, clothing, or shelter; nor do we regularly face life-threatening physical danger. As a result, the protective energies have adapted toward defending the individual psychologically, rather than physiologically. We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. Our major struggles end up being with our own inner fears, insecurities, and destructive behavior patterns, and not with outside forces." - Michael A. Singer
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« Reply #153 on: June 30, 2014, 05:57:50 PM »
I like that observation, although I'm not clear how ideological wars like the current war in Iraq where it is essentially a war of self-concepts as opposed to a war of resources factor into his assessment.  Certainly the people of that country have been lacking in sufficient basic resources to warrant a war over that as opposed to a war to establish a Caliphate.  Of course, perhaps the reason they are advocating Caliphate is because they see it is a way out of their current physical deficiencies.  And now, I think I'm just talking to myself.  Good bye!
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« Reply #154 on: July 03, 2014, 01:53:36 PM »
"My thoughts turn to something I read once, something the Zen Buddhists believe. They say that an oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into the tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is another force operating here as well – the future tree itself, which wants so badly to exist that it pulls the acorn into being, drawing the seedling forth with longing out of the void, guiding the evolution from nothingness to maturity. In this respect, say the Zens, it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born." Elizabeth Gilbert

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« Reply #155 on: July 15, 2014, 01:50:54 PM »
"Let fury have the hour, anger can be power. Do you know that you can use it?" The Clash

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« Reply #156 on: September 16, 2014, 06:03:35 PM »
"To be thus constantly coming to be is infinitude's deceptiveness in existence. It is enough to bring a sensate person to despair, for one feels a constant urge to have something finished, but this urge is of evil and must be renounced. The continual becoming is the uncertainty of earthly life, in which everything is uncertain." - Soren Kierkegaard
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« Reply #157 on: September 26, 2014, 11:08:33 AM »
"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris
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« Reply #158 on: September 26, 2014, 11:15:50 AM »
"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris

What's the context? I like that but it does seem to be in stark contrast with various historical precedents. Both biblical and hagiographical.

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« Reply #159 on: September 26, 2014, 11:26:38 AM »
"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris

What's the context? I like that but it does seem to be in stark contrast with various historical precedents. Both biblical and hagiographical.
Oops, I didn't get the whole thing. Here is the full quote.


"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them. I want their soul to open up and to ask me. By asking to hear something, a person willingly listens."
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« Reply #160 on: October 03, 2014, 01:21:48 AM »
"I have heard there are demons. Can those be worse than men?" -St. Justin Popovich, "Confessions of a Doe"

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« Reply #161 on: October 03, 2014, 06:31:26 PM »
"The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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« Reply #162 on: October 05, 2014, 04:50:02 PM »
Glory to Jesus Christ!
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« Reply #163 on: October 31, 2014, 04:41:27 AM »
"My favorite parts of the Bible are when Jesus is alone talking to God (himself) and someone who wasn't there is writing about it." -unknown

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« Reply #164 on: December 16, 2014, 02:23:24 AM »
"Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; only do not turn away from following the Lord. Serve the Lord with all your heart. And do not turn aside after empty things which cannot profit anyone or deliver them, for they are nothing. For the Lord will not reject His people for the sake of His mighty name, for it pleased the Lord to accept you as his people. Far be it for me to sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will serve the Lord and show you the good and right way. Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for you know what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be joined together in death, both you and your king." -1 Samuel 12:20-25

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« Reply #165 on: December 17, 2014, 08:22:42 PM »
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"We all have weak moments. Moments where we lose faith. But it's our flaws, our weaknesses that make us human. Science performs miracles like the gods of old. Creating life from blood cells or bacteria or a spark of metal but they're perfect creatures and in that way they couldn't be less human. There are things machines will never do. They cannot possess faith, they cannot commune with God, they cannot appreciate beauty, they cannot create art. If they ever learn these things, they won't have to destroy us. They'll be us."
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In fact, the thickness of the Earth’s atmosphere, compared with the size of the Earth, is in about the same ratio as the thickness of a coat of shellac on a schoolroom globe is to the diameter of the globe. That’s the air that nurtures us and almost all other life on Earth, that protects us from deadly ultraviolet light from the Sun, that through the greenhouse effect brings the surface temperature above the freezing point. (Without the greenhouse effect, the entire Earth would plunge below the freezing point of water and we’d all be dead.) Now that atmosphere, so thin and fragile, is under assault by our technology. We are pumping all kinds of stuff into it. You know about the concern that chlorofluorocarbons are depleting the ozone layer; and that carbon dioxide and methane and other greenhouse gases are producing global warming, a steady trend amidst fluctuations produced by volcanic eruptions and other sources. Who knows what other challenges we are posing to this vulnerable layer of air that we haven’t been wise enough to foresee?

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Gravity is the force that serves to collapse matter in all directions, but gravity does not always win—chemical bonds of solid objects are strong. The Himalayan range in Tibet grew against the force of Earth's gravity because of the resilience of crustal rock. But before you get excited about Earth's mighty mountains, you should know that the spread in height from the deepest undersea trenches to the tallest mountains is about a dozen miles, yet Earth's diameter is nearly eight thousand miles. So contrary to what it looks like to teeny humans crawling on its surface, Earth, as a cosmic object, is remarkably smooth—if you had a gigantic finger, and if you rubbed it across Earth's surface (oceans and all), Earth would feel as smooth as a cue ball. Expensive globes that portray raised portions of Earth's land masses to indicate mountain ranges are grossly exaggerating reality.

Earth's mountains are also puny when compared with some other mountains in the solar system. The largest mountain on Mars, Olympus Mons—65,000 feet tall and nearly 300 miles wide at its base—makes Alaska's Mount McKinley look like a mole-hill. The cosmic mountain-building recipe is simple: the weaker the gravity on the surface of an object, the higher its mountains can reach. Mount Everest is about as tall as a mountain on Earth can grow before the lower rock layers succumb to their own plasticity under the mountain's weight.

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« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2015, 11:26:46 PM »
Well this thread is -- revelatory.
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« Reply #168 on: February 18, 2015, 12:07:02 AM »
"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." - Francis of Assisi

"Pretay, pretay, pretay good" - Larry David

"Judo teaches only through pain and effort" - Budo: The Art of Killing

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« Reply #169 on: February 18, 2015, 04:10:29 AM »
Well this thread is -- revelatory.

Those quotes hit you with some knowledge?
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« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2015, 12:22:56 AM »
"In the year 155 BC, when [Carneades] was fifty-eight years old, he was chosen with Diogenes the Stoic and Critolaus the Peripatetic to go as ambassador to Rome to deprecate the fine of 500 talents which had been imposed on the Athenians for the destruction of Oropus. During his stay at Rome, he attracted great notice from his eloquent speeches on philosophical subjects, and it was here that, in the presence of Cato the Elder, [Carneades] delivered his several orations on Justice. The first oration was in commendation of the virtue of Roman justice, and the next day the second was delivered, in which all the arguments he'd made on the first were refuted, as he persuasively attempted to prove that justice was inevitably problematic, and not a given when it came to virtue, but merely a compact device deemed necessary for the maintenance of a well ordered society. Recognizing the potential danger of the argument, Cato was shocked at this and he moved the Roman Senate to send the philosopher home to his school, and prevent the Roman youth from the threat of re-examining all Roman doctrines."
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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2015, 12:59:58 AM »
Love the Pyrrhonists, tho they are so misunderstood.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #172 on: February 28, 2015, 01:13:58 PM »
Quote from: St. Mark the Ascetic
Do not attempt to explain something difficult with contentiousness, but with patience, prayer, and unwavering hope.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #173 on: February 28, 2015, 07:24:33 PM »
Quote from: St. Paul
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men -- teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world -- looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity -- and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus