A NEW kind of quotes thread

What are your favorite PHYLOSOPHICAL type quotes? Or, any good places to get good phylosophical quotes? Ya know, about life, love, war, peace, whatever you want. No funny stupid quotes please.

With great power comes great responsibility.

The most merciful thing in the world . . . is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

-H. P. Lovecraft


Today is the greatest day I have ever known

  • Billy Corgan

“Why do the fireflies die so quickly?”

“So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.”
–T.S. Eliot

“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.”
–Charles Evan Hughes

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”

  • Saint Jerome

“A Cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

  • Oscar Wilde

“It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.”

  • Jerome K. Jerome

I used to have a bunch of good ones, but they have somehow disappeared from my computer…

quote pages:



“You never appreciate what you have until it’s gone.”

“I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet” - Arabic proverb

One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man’s suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.

“God is dead.”

I understand about indecision
But I don’t care if I get behind
People livin’ in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind.

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
-Tom Clancy

“Time may change me but you can’t trace time.”

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

“I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
-Thomas Jefferson

is that a david bowie quote? you’re awsome

Don’t make me break out the Bierce. Just don’t.

<Insert a bunch of quotes by Dak’kon here.>

Changes - David Bowie

“Every moment you spend looking backwards is a moment you could have spent looking forward.”

“The true measure of a man is not found during times of prosperity. It is found during times of hardship.”

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger, comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.” ~Mel Brooks

A few, here…
Endure… In enduring, grow strong. -Dak’kon, Planescape:Torment
The only way to attack is to counter-attack. -Napoleon

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

“There’s no right or wrong… just paths that lead to different futures.”

“Everything is just a thought.”