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posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 05:15 PM
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I have always been fascinated with quotes. Famous or not.

How about each of us post ONE (1) quote and see what kind of collection we can come up with?

To be accurate and fair, you have to also include the author unless it's anonymous of course.

Napoleon Bonaparte
"True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat."

Semper

ps. Of course that's only one per post. You can always come back and post again...

[edit on 8/12/2006 by semperfortis]




posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 09:37 PM
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"The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."



posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 09:44 PM
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You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it.
Chevy Chase
Vacation



posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 10:03 PM
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They may take my driving licence, but they will never take my freedom, (Mel Gibson from Braveheart).



posted on Aug, 12 2006 @ 11:55 PM
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Well not sure how famous those were, but amusing anyway.

Henry Miller
"The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference."

Semper



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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I guess I have to keep this going...

Oh well, I have a bottomless pit of quotes...

"Do not falter or shrink; But just think out your work, And just work out your think."
- -- Nixon Waterman



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 05:44 AM
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I really like this one, especially for the younger crowd.

Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
- F. Hawes

Semper



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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"Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise."
-Lewis Thomas



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 03:06 AM
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"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."
-Albert Einstein



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:08 AM
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Hey semp/

''Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.''
C.S.Lewis

helen

ok, ill come back with more.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music, and remember that you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers, and warriors."

-Hunter S Thompson



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:22 AM
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"Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'."

-Bob Dylan



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:28 AM
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Here is another very interesting quote .....
''Evil is not an actual substance, but absence of good; just as darkness is nothing but absence of light. "Reflections on the Eight Thoughts",
Abba Evagrius,
"Early Fathers From the Philokalia,"
translated from the Russian text, "Dobrotolubiye," by E. Kadloubovsky and G.E.H. Palmer, eighth edition, (London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1981), pp. 113 - 114

helen



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:46 AM
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Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks and prefer noisy women with big breasts. Trout fishermen watch MacNeil-Lehrer, drink white wine, drive foreign cars with passenger-side air bags and hardly think about women at all. This last characteristic may have something to do with the fact that trout fishermen spend most of the time immersed up to the thighs in ice-cold water.
~~~~Author Unknown



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:01 AM
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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”-confucious.
this one is helping me with my alcoholism.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by river rat
this one is helping me with my alcoholism.


And a pat on the back for my man fighting a very hard fight...

Good luck, and remember...you are stronger as a person than any buzz can ever be.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:34 AM
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''Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.''
Abraham Lincoln


And this one is for river rat
'' Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but
stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who
guards you will honour your patience.''

St. John of the Ladder

helen



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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"You can never get enough of what you don't want."
~Wayne Dyer



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 10:58 AM
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here is another......in times of suffering
''For now is the time to labour for the Lord, for salvation is found
in the day of affliction: for it is written: 'In your patience
gain ye your souls' (Luke 21:19)
(I dedicate this to WOS)

helen



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:53 PM
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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill







-tts





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