What's your favorite "life's observation" quote.

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    Nov 12, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    For me it would be:

    Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.
    -Gene Brown
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    Nov 12, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    Just Do It

    Nike
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    Nov 12, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Make peace with imperfection.

    -Who knows
  • fitartistsf

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    Nov 12, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Life's a bitch... and then you die!
  • Descamisado

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    Nov 12, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    Every cloud has a silver lining, but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.

    --Don Marquis, "Archy and Mehitabel"
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    "no reason to get excited,the thief he kindly spoke,there are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke" JIMI HENDRIX....all along the watchtower
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    "God is good to saints and fools"
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    "Life is basically one huge, perpetual coincidence..."

    -Me
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Nov 12, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    here are my 2

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.


    The Law of Forgiveness transcends the Law of Karma.
  • broadwayboy

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    Nov 12, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    "True Self Confidence is understading that despite all of your successes - your awards, trophies, first places, ribbons, and accomplishments - these do not define WHO YOU ARE"

    and also

    "We must overcome the notion that we must be regular"
    - Uta Hagen
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    It is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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    Nov 12, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons. They are vexations to the spirit.

    from Desiderata by Max Ehrman

    Full text and story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiderata
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidIt is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.


    +1 to that one.

    Love all the rest of them as well
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    FocusOnMuscle saidAvoid loud and aggressive persons. They are vexations to the spirit.

    from Desiderata by Max Ehrman

    Full text and story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiderata


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  • Karnage

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    Nov 12, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    The mind makes tens of thousands of decisions every day and makes each in an instant. To the mind there are no difficult decisions - it makes the "difficult" ones as quickly as the rest. A person does not have difficulty making a decision, they have difficulty because they do not like the decision they have already made.

    - adapted from a scene from the movie "The Very Thought of You"
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    "The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
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    Nov 12, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    "no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney " -Berkeley Breathed

    "one Martini is never enough. Two is too many. The third finds me under the table. The fourth under my host." -Dorothy Parker
  • dfrourke

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    Nov 12, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”
    - A. Van Buren
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed. -- William Gibson



    That, and the soup on Friday thing.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Let us celebrate with the joining of chocolate to milk.


    Ok for real: Accept your flaws.
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    FocusOnMuscle saidAvoid loud and aggressive persons. They are vexations to the spirit.

    from Desiderata by Max Ehrman

    Full text and story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiderata


    or its corollary

    "Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deteriorata

    Sorry about that, I was having an Alfred E Neuman moment.

    As to quotes based upon observation, just about anything from Tao Te Ching or I Ching, both pretty much based upon observing life.

    "Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful."~~Tao Te Ching

    "Unlimited possiblities are not suited to man; if they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless."~~I Ching
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

    -Dumbledore
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    Nov 12, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    The only "life's observation" quote I know is: Giving serious answers to philosophical questions on public internet forums makes a person look really stupid and shit.
  • johndubuque

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    Nov 12, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body.
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    Nov 12, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
    - Yogi Berra