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Quotable Quotes

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by HawkeyeGS, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. HawkeyeGS

    HawkeyeGS Prince

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    Which in-game quotes do you like/hate the most?
    What non-game quotes do you like/hate?

    Judging by the various quotes used in the forums I am guessing it may have crossed soem peoples mind.

    My 3 favourites are

    Maths: My science teacher was getting annoyed that no one could do the work. I (being pretty good at science and maths) said its because no one knew the maths part. She refused to teach any maths at all and most people failed. Dam if only I knew the quote back then.

    Liberalism: I am a very big critic of the US at the moment but I have always admired the ideas of the founding farthers (Franklin ect.). For their time they made a good go at making a free country with civil liberties. As for present day US maybe they should have that quote repeated to them a few dozen times.

    Communism: I am not a communist but I am often considered to be one by my friends and family whenever I question the government or anything like the quote implies. I am glad to see that people who try and insult people who use the SP civic get a a good talking to by Civ fanatic users.

    My 2 Hates are:

    Beep beep beep: I am sure they could have put some effort in really.

    Combustion: Talking about cars (for the 3rd tech in a row nearly) just isn't epic enough for such an important advancement in human history.
     
  2. Mrdie

    Mrdie Founder of eRegime

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    "Any person who is willing to give up a little liberty, to gain a little security, will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin, Liberalism quote.
     
  3. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower Thrower of spears

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    While I think the actual quote is:

    "Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

    I wholeheartedly agree, this is by far the best quote in the game due to its relevance in present Western politics and society.

    Although I do like the Haida Indian quote too

    "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children"
     
  4. TeraHammer

    TeraHammer Prince

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    Yeah thats a good one.
    I also like the hunting quote: "If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both"

    Worst quote is on Mathematics in my opinion. I don't know exactly what it is, but it is some vague chatter.

    Most funny quote is on satellites: "beep beep beep" :D
     
  5. Olleus

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    i like:
    "The beaurocracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding beauroracy."
     
  6. aaronflavor

    aaronflavor Warlord

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    What is that pig iron quote supposed to be about??
     
  7. Woody

    Woody General

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    Johnny Cash, Rock Island Line
     
  8. RandomInsanity

    RandomInsanity Warlord

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    i'm sure they could have used a better quote for that
     
  9. Lord_all_Mighty

    Lord_all_Mighty Watching....

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    They have in different quote in the german one. I think it's something like "The railroad is 10 percent iron, 90 percent manpower" or something to that effect.

    I think the quote for communism is pretty good.
     
  10. mtu

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    I must say that I like random quotes from literature. Remember the quote for Contruction? I have no idea where it's from or what it's about, but I really like it. It just sounds epic. And I like the railroad quote because it makes for a fun random thing to say once in a while.

    Speaking of the German version - I heard that the Hitler quote is different, or that his name doesn't appear - is that so?
     
  11. potatokiosk

    potatokiosk Deity

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    "You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word." -Al Capone, Gunpowder quote.
     
  12. Harry_P

    Harry_P Chieftain

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    Actually it's interesting that you mention that one, it's a goofy quote. It's from Shelley's Ozymandius. The actual final lines of the poem are:

    The poem is actually about how everything decays, and those who think they can outlast time are foolish. The poem is actually the reverse of what the quote implies.
     
  13. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    I love the communism quote myself:


    "When I give food the the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."
     
  14. Rane Khan

    Rane Khan Chieftain

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    Thats one of my favorites to, but where is it from anyway? Never heard of it before... :confused:
     
  15. holy king

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    its from the brazilian liberation theologist Hélder Câmara
     
  16. Mathemagician13

    Mathemagician13 Chieftain

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    I love the one for mathematics...but then, I'm a mathematician, so there you are. Though sometimes I wonder why they didn't use the quote from Darwin: "A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there."

    I'm a fan of the communism one too.

    I'm not so much of a fan of the one for monarchy though.
     
  17. mtu

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    I read the poem on Wikipedia (right here) right after making that post. It's an impressive one indeed - and once more the game proves its love for detail. Try to find that in a Microsoft RTS...
     
  18. Kester

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    The democracy one is good too...."Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried" :D
     
  19. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I like that quote
     
  20. mtu

    mtu Warlord

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    To hear Leonard Nemoy say this is worth buying the game alone:

    Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep.
     

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