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Discus: College Confidential Café: 2004 Archive: Quotes
By Socalnick (Socalnick) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:22 pm: Edit

Everyone post the best quote

"You have just broken the 4th commandment, congress passes these things for a reason"

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit

It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:30 pm: Edit

"To be great is to be misunderstood." -Emerson

By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit

'Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?' -Anonymous

(Yes, it's also in my profile. Who reads those things anyway?)

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit

mine's in my profile too

"Avoid strangers by introducing yourself"


because I'm a shy person

By Khruschev (Khruschev) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:35 am: Edit

"If we all die for our country, then there will be no country left..."

-me

"We are only barcodes to those AP graders..."

-me

"I don't know how to do those questions on the test, but my calculator sure does..."

-me and Sherwin

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

I stook one of those barcode stickers on back of my neck for the whole day *darkangelness*

yeah
*hides in the closet*

By Gianscolere (Gianscolere) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

"don't question your heart. act on it." (i stole this from my friend's xanga).

i've found this one to be particularly helpful:
"our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising after every fall." --confucius

i've posted this quite a few times before...i don't completely agree with his teachings but i have great respect for him nonetheless.

By Voodoochile (Voodoochile) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:02 am: Edit

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:41 am: Edit

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
-- Cokie Roberts

As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
-- Cokie Roberts

I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.
-- Roger Jones

A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women.
-- Anonymous

If we don't play God, who will?
-- James Watson

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
-- Stephen Hawking

By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit

Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.

-- Richard Feynman

By Thedad (Thedad) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:46 am: Edit

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." --Andre Maurois (Colleges too! TD)

"Any idiot can spot the wrong answers. The trick is to spot the wrong questions." --TheDad, probably stolen from somewhere forgotten

By Gidget (Gidget) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:15 am: Edit

In prosperity our freinds know us , in adversity, we know our freinds


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela

and just for fun

Sex is like Euchre- if you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand.

By Demingy (Demingy) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit

Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself. (unknown)

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. (Arthur C Clark)

What we know will always be finite, but what we don't know will always be infinite. (unknown)

The wise speak because they have something to say, and fools because they have to say something. (Plato)

Failure is not an option...It's bundled with the software. (Wiggy-probably taken from somewhere else)

If you beat a dead horse, all you get is a face full of dirt & flies. (demingy-probably taken from somewhere else)

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:10 pm: Edit

"Love is the sweetest of dreams and the worst of nightmares" - Shakespeare

"Never think that one man can't make a difference. Jesus did."

By Hayden (Hayden) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:26 pm: Edit

"If you only do what you've already done, then you'll only get what you've already got." A Professor at the University of Georgia

By Mesotired9 (Mesotired9) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 07:45 pm: Edit

"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought."

"When you see an worthy man, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy man, then examine your inner self." -Confucius

By Buddnutz (Buddnutz) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 08:32 pm: Edit

"Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"

"Keep walking, you'll find SOMEthing"

"Gather the faithful and propose a toast to the epoch of indifference"

Different sources

By Hunter1985 (Hunter1985) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:31 pm: Edit

"Trying is the first step towards failure"-Homer Simpson

"To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."-Homer Simpson

"No child has ever meddled in the Republican party and lived to tell about it."-Sideshow Bob

"If you're feelin' like a pimp, go brush you shoulders off."- Jay Z

"Kids, let's pretend drugs and alcohol are bad."- Stephen Lynch

By Lethalfang (Lethalfang) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:40 pm: Edit

When you enter the world of "Alice in Wonderland," you will see a rabbit, and around his neck is a clock. This rabbit is constantly running. If you ask him why he is always running, he will say to you, "the world is turning every second, if you want to stay at where you are, you will have to run with the world. If you want to be ahead of where you are, then you will have to run faster.
- Unknown

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein

"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not. I am frightened, and am astonished being here rather than there, why now rather than then."
- Blaise Pascal

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
- Albert Einstein


The young specialist in literature, lectured me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the Universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong.
My answer to him was, “when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
- Isaac Asimov

"If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newton

"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."
- William Bragg

"People used to ask me if I bled blue and gold, and at first I didn't, but now that I have invested my time and energy, as well as blood, sweat, and tears, I now feel I am committed to the Cal football program."
– Jeff Tedford, Head Coach of California Football Team

By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit

"The point of war isn't to die for your country. Its to make the other B!t#8 die for his."

By Socalnick (Socalnick) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:17 pm: Edit

i got another one
"If you live in a glass house dress in the basement"

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:32 pm: Edit

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."
Dan Quayle.

"I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed."
Bruce Lee.


"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth."
Will Rogers.

"If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous."
Desmond Bagley.

"There's nothing as stupid as an educated man, if you can get him off the thing he was educated in."
Will Rogers

"My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years."
Paul Merton.

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
Dan Quayle.

"What's another word for thesaurus?"
Steven Wright.

"You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life."
Emo Philips.

"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up."
Lenny Bruce.

By Insanity (Insanity) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 06:23 pm: Edit

"You know you have made it when you become a verb."

--- Dr. Phil

The comment after someone referred to being Dr. Phil'd.

By Anglophile (Anglophile) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:04 pm: Edit

"My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said 'Just wait.'" -Judy Tenuta

“Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.”
-Gilbert Chesterton

“If they ever come up with a swashbuckling school, I think one of the courses should be laughing, then jumping off something.”
-Jack Handey

By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:32 pm: Edit

lethalfang had some of my favorites, here are my other favorites


"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
-Aldous Huxley

"It is not true that life is one damn thing after another...It's one damn thing over and over."
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

"It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. "
-Samuel Johnson

"I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way."
-Robert Frost

good news for people who like bad news (its an album title - if oget who tho)

Too bad, Life is the slowest form of suicide
anonymous

life needs to stop sucking because its starting to hurt.
me

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 10:05 pm: Edit

"'Cause of Parents' Deaths:' Got in my way (shakes hand angrily)" -Mr. Burns

By Avidreader2006 (Avidreader2006) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
-John Stuart Mill

By Smhop (Smhop) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 12:43 am: Edit

I like this one bc it aggravates ppl and incites debate =)

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."

-- Atrributed to Churchhill, but in reality, it is similar to an older quote from a french prime minister.

But my greater favorite is :

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -- Mark Twain .

By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 12:44 am: Edit

good news for people who like bad news is the new modest mouse album

"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."

By Vanessa1378 (Vanessa1378) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit

"To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe." -Jean-Paul Sartre

By Ericlu87 (Ericlu87) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

"I learn more on CC than I do at school" - me

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 06:57 am: Edit

So true, eric, so true.

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:26 pm: Edit

"If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards." -on the box for Tommy Boy


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