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    Whats your fav quote?

    Some of my favs are...

    Speak softly and carry a big stick.
    -Roosevelt I think

    I regret not the things I've done but those I did not do.
    -I forget, if anyone knows, tell me

    I may disagree with what you have to say but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it.
    -Voltaire

    Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed that he has grown so great?
    -Shakespeare

    The whole world sees me as just one person, I want just one person to see me as the whole world.
    -I made this up. It was based on someone's signature link though, I just changed it so it sounded better. No idea where its from originally.


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    I would have to admit I'm not all that good with quotes but... I did like the first three (and the last one of course)
    ... I find them very interesting.

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    can you tell me where this comes from"Whence but from heaven can men unskilled in arts, in several ages born, in several parts, weave such agreeing truths or how or why should each conspire to cheat us with a lie Unasked their pains ungrateful their advice, starving their gain and martrydom their price" I think it's John Donne but where? Thanks

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    Close, not John Donne, but John Dryden

    From his Religio Laici

    http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/anna.battigelli/eng313/newpage3.htm

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    My favorite quote is:

    "A life not analyzed is not worth living!"

    I believe it to be Socrates, but I'm not certain!

    For a great poem to quote, look at Rudyard Kipling's "IF" poem. Here is a link to it!

    http://www.online-literature.com/kipling/836/

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    Einstein..."Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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    "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
    Shakespeare
    Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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    Quotes...

    "All stories, if continued far enough, end in death" - Hemingway

    "He never forgets himself in what he feels, so that he never feels anything great" - Gide ( Maybe the Immoralist )

    "And I ask myself now, whether it is really happiness I desire so much as the progress towards happiness" - Gide ( Strait is the Gate )

    Lastly - ( despite a personally secular outlook )

    "When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself and walkest whither thou wouldst, but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thou hands" - attributed to Jesus Christ

    Death, loss, inevitability, endless of pursuit of some unattainable goal... all good stuff!!!

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    im not sure if this is right but it goes something like

    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read"

    -Groucho Marx

    that guy is funny

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    On 2002-01-28 09:35, mxmastermike wrote:
    im not sure if this is right but it goes something like

    "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read"

    -Groucho Marx

    that guy is funny
    I saw that on a poster in my middle school library, and have loved it ever since.

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    "Each generation believes they are more intelligent than the one before it, and wiser than the one after."

    I think it was George Orwell?
    'I want a clean cup,' interrupted the Hatter: 'let's all move one place on.'

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    'An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind' - Mahatma Gandhi

    (exists in several variations)

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    "poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master"
    Leonardo da Vinci

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    Of all sad words of tongue or pen
    the saddest are these, it might have been.

    Whitier
    "Maud Mueller"

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    On 2002-04-03 11:09, Athena wrote:
    -Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a pool.-

    -hehehe

    heh heh hehehehhe that was good Athena

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