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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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    Close, not John Donne, but John Dryden

    From his Religio Laici

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

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    Meanings...

    I think that those sayings......unlike a lot of the ones I like........mean a lot if you really think about them.

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    PS

    I forgot to mention: My fav quotes (If anyone really cares) are:

    'A fool will learn nothing from a wise man, but a wise man will learn much from a fool.'

    'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.'

    'Against overwhelming odds, you will lose!'

    I don't know who said any of these...............so please don't ask! :P

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    I cannot remember who had said this, but this is my favourite:
    "There is a pleaseure in being mad which none but madmen know."

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    'A fool will learn nothing from a wise man, but a wise man will learn much from a fool.'

    I believe that is a misquote of Shakespeare. I'll see if I can get the real one, but off the top of my head, I think it's "The fool doth think he is a wise man, and the wise man know he be a fool."

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    Favourite Quote

    "Paper is more patient than people."

    By Anne Frank

    Great writer at such a young age.

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    It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

    Tom Robbins
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    a nice little quote:

    "We've got to live. No matter how many skies have fallen."

    - D.H. Lawrence

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    An unexamined life is not worth living. - Either Plato or Socrates

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    quote.....

    "Word are source of misunderstanding"

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    from THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    -Many that live deserve death.And some that die deserve life.Can you give it to them?Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.
    For even the wise cannot see all ends-

    its a bit serious....but has a good point 8)

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    This is my all time favorite quote:

    “Come to the edge,” he said.
    They said, “We are afraid.”
    “Come to the edge,” he said.
    They came. He pushed them…& they flew. - Guillaume Apollinaire

    Here are some others that appeal to me:

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

    It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar & seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous & exciting, for in movement there is life & in change there is power. - Alan Cohen

    This one is good:
    It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more “manhood” to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul & spirit, not in muscles & an immature mind. - Alex Karras


    Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. - Eddie Rickenbacker

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon

    As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Zachary Scott

    Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~James Dean

    You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~Charles Buxton


    Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. ~Margaret Fuller

    Do this now!:

    If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine

    Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~Braveheart

    Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. ~Johann von Goethe

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb

    Now I'd like you to step forward over here. They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? --- Carpe --- hear it? --- Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary. Keating: dead poets society.

    "When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap."
    Cynthia Heimel

    Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
    Tommy Cooper

    The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
    ~Lao Tzu

    The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
    ~Richard Bach

    People are like stained-glass windows.
    They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
    but when the darkness sets in,
    their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
    Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

    No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
    Edmund Burke

    "To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind."
    Theophile Gantier

    "People facing death don't think about what degrees they have
    earned, what positions they have held, or how much wealth they
    have accumulated. At the end, what really matters is whom you love
    and who loved you."
    - Bernadine Healy, MD

    Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
    William Shakespeare

    By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius

    It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful
    --Anton Szandor LaVey

    Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
    Anonymous

    "Those who never took a chance, never had a chance"
    unknown

    "I cried becasue I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet"
    unknown

    "Those who never took a chance, never had a chance"
    "I cried becasue I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet"
    “All gave some, some gave all”
    “If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it” William Arthur ward

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    "Good bye, master, my dear! Forgive your Sam. He'll come back to this spot when the job's done - if he manages it." ...He fancied there was a glimmer on the ground as he peered out at that high stony place where all his life had fallen into ruin. -TTT

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    fav quote

    mine would have to be
    "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"

    said by Nathion Hale before the british executed him during the revolutionary war.

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