Monday, March 7, 2011

My all-puropse generic forum sig

(I borrowed [stole] the idea of having a sig like this)

 "Changing yourself is the first step in changing the world."
Me (as far as I know)

"Come on, Travis. We've got to find something for Mr. Reed to blow up"
Captain Archer, Enterprise, "Fight or Flight"

"The burden which is borne well becomes light."

"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."
Cynthia Nelms

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else."
Will Rogers

We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented."
Christov, The Truman Show

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Sc. I
William Shakespeare

"There's small choice in rotten apples."
The Tamig of the Shrew, Act I, Sc. I
William Shakespeare

"Thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else."
Madame Pomfrey, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones."
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Dr. Seuss, Happy Birhday to You!

"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."
Alice, Alice in Wonderand

"If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does."
The Duchess, Alice in Wonderland

“The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.” --
“And the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.”
Miranda Jones and Mr. Spock
Star Trek [TOS]: Is There In Truth No Beauty?

"What, in the name of heaven, is more to be desired than wisdom? What is more to be prized? What is better for a man, what more worthy of his nature? Those who seek after it are called philosophers; and philosophy is nothing else, if one will translate the word into our idiom, than "the love of wisdom." Wisdom, moreover, as the word has been defined by the philosophers of old, is "the knowledge of things human and divine and of the causes by which those things are controlled."
Cicero, De Officiis 2.2

"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."
-- Japanese Proverb
 Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking
together in the same direction.
-Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French Aviator, Writer)

If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
William McFee
Casuals Of The Sea

"We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow strong at the broken places."
Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

"Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs Italian, the mechanics German, the lovers French, and it is all organized by the Swiss.
Hell is where the police are German, the chefs British, the mechanics French, the lovers Swiss, and it is all organized by the Italians."
Author unknown

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
Edgar Allan Poe

 "There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."
French proverb

"He who does wrong does wrong against himself. He who acts unjustly acts unjustly to himself, because he makes himself bad."
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 9.4

"In the beginning there was nothing. Then God said "Let there be light" and there was still nothing but at least you could see it."

"One moment of patience may ward off a great disaster;
one moment of impatience may ruin a whole life."
-- Chinese Proverb 

"To think is to live."

"Everybody has a mouth, An arrangement very neat. Some are filled with wisdom, And some are filled with feet."

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated."
-Poul Anderson

"If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world."
Heinrich Heine

"Study hard; and you might grow up to be President. But let's face it: Even then, you'll never make as much money as your dog."
George Bush

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I killed mothers with their babies. I've killed great philosophers, proud young warriors, and revolutionaries. I've killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. I have done this in the service of His Divine Shadow and his predecessors, and I have never once shown any mercy."
Kai, Lexx

"I killed mothers with their babies. I've killed great philosophers, proud young warriors, and revolutionaries. I've killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. I have done this in the service of His Divine Shadow and his predecessors, and apparently the fun never ends!"
Insane Kai, Lexx

"Bear in mind, that if through toil you accomplish a good deed, that
toil will quickly pass from you, the good deed will not leave you so
long as you live; but if through pleasure you do anything
dishonorable, the pleasure will quickly pass away, that dishonorable act will remain with you forever."
Marcus Porcius Cato

"The things that we love tell us what we are."
Thomas Aquinas

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods."
Albert Einstein

"If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it."
Chinese Proverb 

"Children speak in the field what they hear in the house."   
Scottish Proverb

"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life."
Sandra Carey

"After all is said and done, a great deal more is said than done."
Author unknown

"The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel."
Horace Walpole

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain

"To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth."

"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
William John Bennett
(1943-, American federal official)

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
Doris Mortman

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Anais Nin (1903-1977)

"There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action."

Rimmer: Step up to Red Alert!
Kryten: Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb.
Red Dwarf, "Legion"

"How to make God laugh.
Tell him your future plans."
Woody Allen

"Humans are very peculiar. I often find them unfathomable, but an interesting psychological study."
Star Trek "By Any Other Name," stardate 4658.9.

"What if we had no choice in our ultimate fate?
What if we were just marking time until an indifferent universe snuffs us out?
Would we be burned by an exploding star?
Dispatched by a natural disaster?
Or would we be devoured by some infinitely more powerful beings who saw us as snacks?"

"Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it."
Weller's Law

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
Author unknown

"One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp."
Ed Wood, acclaimed as the worst movie director of all time.

The Buddhist Hotdog Vendor -
A Buddhist approaches a hotdog vendor and says: "Make me one with everything."
He gives the vendor a $20 bill and waits. Finally he says: "Where's my change?"
Says the vendor: "All change must come from within."
Author unknown

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
Anatole France (1844-1924)

"Tell the truth and run."   
Yugoslavian Proverb      

"There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously."
Thomas Sowell 

"I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."
Arthur Conan Doyle
"A Study In Scarlet"

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
Albert Einstein

"Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all."
Morris Mandel

"But he was unmoved, and cried: 'If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!'"
H.P. Lovecraft
"The Temple"

"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn
Star Wars: Episode I

"When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow."
Anais Nin

"Reputation is what you are in the light;
character is what you are in the dark."   
American Proverb

"You've got to think about the big things while you're doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
Alvin Toffer

"Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?"
Bobby Kelton

"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
Thomas Aquinas

"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
Larry Lorenzoni

"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten."
George Carlin

"As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."
Sir Norman Wisdom

"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

"Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
Lewis Carroll

"There is a fine difference of perspective between getting involved and being committed.  In ham and eggs,  the chicken is involved  but the pig is committed."
John-Allen Price
The Pursuit of the Phoenix
Kensington Publishing Corp.
"A closed mouth gathers no feet."

"Humans are such easy prey."
H.P.Lovecraft, From Beyond

"Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic."

"You made a @#$%! vampire.....Pommeranian?!?"
Hannibal King, Blade Trinity

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
Charles M. Schulz

"Live long and prosper."
"Amok Time," stardate 3372.7. is the loneliest number