Great quotations

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June 30th, 2016 at 7:50:35 AM permalink
Nareed
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"A fact takes no heed of human hopes."

--H.G. Wells in "The Sleeper awakes."
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
June 30th, 2016 at 11:18:59 AM permalink
pew
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Quote: Nareed
"A fact takes no heed of human hopes."

--H.G. Wells in "The Sleeper awakes."
That's interesting in that his facts led him to extreme racism, eugenics and Malthusian politics. He wanted to eliminate the less evolved humanoids at all costs. Really bad person. Good with sci-fi though.
June 30th, 2016 at 12:18:36 PM permalink
rxwine
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Even terribly foul people say some interesting and quotable things.

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be 'discovered' by an election." Adolf Hitler

I think he is mostly proven right, though I think his intent was about great men needing to assume command regardless of elections.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
June 30th, 2016 at 12:29:14 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
Even terribly foul people say some interesting and quotable things.


Hitler may have had foul results after
elected, but he was an excellent
politician. He had rallies and 10's
of thousands showed up. He was the
master at getting things done. Trouble
was, many of those things were very
bad.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 30th, 2016 at 12:43:56 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
Even terribly foul people say some interesting and quotable things.

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be 'discovered' by an election." Adolf Hitler


Derivative and wrong. The great man of WWII was Winston Churchill, I don't know about discovery, but certainly he reached the post of PM as the result of some election.

The only way to prove him right is if he was talking about himself. He also was elected.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
June 30th, 2016 at 12:56:31 PM permalink
rxwine
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Hah. Well, I'm sure Hitler said something worth quoting.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
June 30th, 2016 at 1:00:10 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
Hah. Well, I'm sure Hitler said something worth quoting.


Maybe.

We know he did one thing right: he killed Hitler.

But he spoiled that by killing the guy who killed Hitler.

See? He was completely worthless.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
June 30th, 2016 at 1:12:18 PM permalink
kenarman
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A quote that is still very relavent in the US today.

"To conquer a nation, first disarm it's citizens." Adolf Hitler
"There is no sin but ignorance" Christopher Marlow
June 30th, 2016 at 2:05:24 PM permalink
pew
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Quote: rxwine
Even terribly foul people say some interesting and quotable things.

"Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be 'discovered' by an election." Adolf Hitler

I think he is mostly proven right, though I think his intent was about great men needing to assume command regardless of elections.
My point is that different people come up with different "facts" sometime. It kind of relates to many of the arguments on this very site.
June 30th, 2016 at 2:13:47 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: kenarman
A quote that is still very relavent in the US today.


Given how badly the GOP wants to shoot itself in the head with a Howitzer this year, I'd bet they distribute millions of fliers with this quote and attribution, or put up billboards or TV ads.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
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