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I love great quotes. Love using them. Love finding new ones. Love reading about the context behind them. I've found that as eloquent as I am capable of being, there is always someone who has said it better.

Thought it would be nice to post favorites here for reference and posterity.

I'm reading a new book on naval aviation and each chapter starts with a good are some I've read so far:

--- Quote ---Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who did not.

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--- Quote ---Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

-Vernon Law
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--- Quote ---A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good by applying pressure.

-Henry A. Kissinger
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--- Quote ---If you're going through hell, keep moving!

- Winston Churchill
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^That first one is quite the kicker.

"These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

-Jerry Seinfeld

My favorite is from my deceased Dad: "Those who can't think have to feel."

Sir Slash:
I like the one about experience.  "Where the People fear the Government, there is Tyranny. Where the Government fears the People, there is Liberty". George Washington.

Great idea for a thread!  I challenge anyone to find a more eloquently worded version of the Silent Disapproval Robot quote found in my sig.   8)

Not sure if film quotes are what you're really looking for, but here are a couple great ones that I feel are applicable:

--- Quote ---A King may move a man, a father may claim a son, but remember that even when those who move you be Kings, or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus." Or that, "Virtue was not convenient at the time." This will not suffice. Remember that.

- King Baldwin in Kingdom of Heaven
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--- Quote ---Every day above ground is a good day.

- Mel Bernstein in Scarface
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