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Re: Favorite quote

Post by lightelement94 » March 5th, 2010, 10:27 pm

"Genius is talent set on fire by courage." --Henry van Dyke
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle (If only today's politicians could seem to pick this one up.)
"Don't forget that I'm more brilliant." --The 10th Doctor, "Doctor Who"
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." --Jorge Louis Borges
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by mark.benjamin » March 17th, 2010, 9:45 am

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom
Marilyn Ferguson
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by christi » March 18th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Humanity ain't always what's pretty. Some of the worst killers are pretty.
Humanity ain't always what sounds nice and falls smooth on the ear, 'cause any pitchman can charm a snake, but some pitchmen ain't too humane.
A person shows humanity when he's there if you need him, when he takes you in, when he has a genuine kind word, when he makes you feel not alone, when he makes your fight his fight.
That's what humanity is, if you want to know. And if we had a little more of it in this world, maybe we could get ourselves out of the handbasket we're in...or at least stop carrying that handbasket straight to Hell, the way we have been for so long. -anonymous carnival pitchman
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by JaEvans » March 19th, 2010, 10:25 pm

"life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy for those who think" - Horace Walpole
"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, a comedy for those who think" Horace Walpole

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Mira » March 20th, 2010, 2:35 pm

Love the quotes!

I like this one, it gave me food for thought:


A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~Charles Peguy

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Margo » April 7th, 2010, 12:04 pm

Gosh, I have a whole Word file of favorite quotes. I'll limit myself to posting three:

"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." Marilyn Monroe

"We don't know much about the human conscience, except that it is soluble in alcohol." Sir John Mortimer

"That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment." Dorothy Parker
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Shannon » April 7th, 2010, 2:23 pm

A few of my favorites:

* Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined – Henry David Thoreau
* Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dreams closer – Eleanor Roosevelt
* Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out – Robert J. Collier
* There is no failure except in no longer trying – Elbert Hubbard
* Happiness depends on ourselves – Aristotle

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by KellyWittmann » April 9th, 2010, 4:31 pm

He is a sane man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head.

--G.K. Chesterton

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by BethC » April 10th, 2010, 12:55 pm

Mira, I love quotes, too. Here's just two I don't think have been posted yet.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. Babe Ruth (strike out king/home run king)

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. Albert Schweitzer

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by HillaryJ » April 13th, 2010, 2:39 am

Look for the ridiculous in everything and you shall find it. - Jules Renard

We look before and after
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by stiffanbond » May 12th, 2010, 6:42 am

My favorite quotes are:

"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours that's relativity."
Albert Einstein

"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife."
Groucho Marx

"I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book."
Groucho Marx

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