Favourite Quotations...

  • Echoes6967

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    Jan 28, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    So .. i just heard this quote and it resonated with me. I'd like to share some of my favourite quotations which have inspired and lifted my spirits over the years.

    Here's hoping they can continue to do so for others:



    "Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton

    "Regrets are the past crippling the future"

    "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."
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    "Every person you meet in life is like a book waiting to share it's knowledge and wisdom. At the end of your life, the quality of your existence can be measured by the size of your library." ~ African Proverb

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix

    "Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate." - Martin Luther King Jr.

    "People do not simply live in relationships with others but create relationships in order to live" - Carrithers

    "It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action." - Al Batt

    "What defines is not what we do. What defines us is how well we rise after we have fallen"

    "One does not discover meaning in life; one creates meaning out of life."

    "In youth we learned; in age we understand." ~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach



    Some of these I cannot recall who said them first; however, they are still not my words.
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    "Shut up and drink"
  • mizu5

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    Jan 28, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    What my creative writing teacher told me

    "Go. Just go. Do something, do anything, but at the end of the day make sure what you did is what you wanted to do, and where you wanted to go is where you ended up."
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    Jan 28, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    "Fixed fortifications are a monument to man's stupidity." - George S. Patton
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    Jan 28, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    "That it will never come again, is what makes life so sweet." - Emily Dickinson.

    "Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived." - Oscar Wilde.
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    Jan 28, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidWhat my creative writing teacher told me

    "Go. Just go. Do something, do anything, but at the end of the day make sure what you did is what you wanted to do, and where you wanted to go is where you ended up."


    Excellent Quote. I think you should enter on the Quotations site.
    http://www.quotationspage.com/contribute.php

    "At the end of the day make sure what you did is what you wanted to do, and where you wanted to go is where you ended up."
  • bad_wolf

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    Jan 28, 2011 12:09 PM GMT
    Musing on the idea of setting someone on fire doesn't mean you really want to set them on fire. It's just the thought of it that makes you happy, but only for a second, then you feel bad. But that second can be a lot of fun.

    -Olive Snook
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    "Never start a vast project with a half-vast mind!" ~~Anon.
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    “The strong do what they will and the weak suffer what they must.”
    Melian Dialogue
    Thucydides
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    Jan 28, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    "Once it hits your lips, it tastes so good! --- Will Ferrel, Old School
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    Jan 28, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    "Im always amazed whenever I hear people say bush is a great leader. And I wonder, where does one find a drug to make one SO delusional?"


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    Jan 28, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    "So, here I am, standing in your doorway. I've always been standing in your doorway. Isn't it about time somebody saved your life?"
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    Jan 28, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    "I am a parcel of vain strivings tied by a chance bond together."
    Henry David Thoreau, from one of his poems.
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    Jan 29, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    "It's difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it " Upton Sinclair
  • Tiran

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    Jan 29, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Only those with their feet on rock can build castles in the air. (Terry Pratchett)
    When someone teaches you how to think, they surrender forever the power to tell you what to think. (Joseph Kramer)
    The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. (Victor Hugo)
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    Jan 29, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    "All artists are specialized cells in a single, huge organism...Our purpose is to make mankind aware of itself, in all its complexity, and to dream its dreams. " - Vonnegut
  • triniboy

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    Jan 29, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    Two of my favorite quotes of all time. The first is fun and the other is life defining to me.

    "Totally a case of the whore calling the tramp, "Slut!"" - an ex of mine

    "I shall have but one mistress, and no master!" - Elizabeth I
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    Jan 31, 2011 10:29 AM GMT
    “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
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    Jan 31, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”

    -Rainer Maria Rilke
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jan 31, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    I don't get jealous when I see my exes with someone else because my Mom always taught me to give my used toys to the less fortunate.