Extra-biblically, my favorite quote is my signature
"The wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win" - Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang was a master statesman and military strategist of the Three Kingdoms period of China(~189-225 a.d.) He campaigned for the kingdom of Shu, under Han Emperor Liu Bei and his son Liu Chan, against the kingdoms of Wu(led by Sun Quan) and Wei(led by Cao Cao).
That is a good one, too PluckyAli--and, by the way, a belated welcome to CR .
Here is another of my favorites--
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
(I like that one because I garden a lot, (especially love herb gardening), and this goes through my mind often when I am trying to decide what to pull up and what to keep. But I also think of it in terms of people--sometimes a person or group of people are looked upon as "weeds" by society, when what they actually have to offer is treasure.
ONE quote?? I've got pages and pages of them...*whimpers* Okay, fine. Here is my current favorite:
"People are always trying to live a life of good and evil. They make pessimism their foundation and then they seek a pure heart. Is she who cares for others right? Is he who opens the door wrong? Only those who stand beyond this point can comprehend the true essence and gain knowledge."
Yes...it comes from a video game ^^;; Oh, well. You could say it's paraphrased Nietzsche if you want to look more dignified ^___^
This is a favourite among many atheists and a quote I particularly admire:
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."