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    Al

      THE CLASSICAL scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered Einstein sitting in the quadrangle of Christ Church, Oxford. The exiled scientist was deep in thought, with a serene and cheerful expression on his face. Murray asked him what he was thinking about. "I am...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 19, 2010

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    The wise man doubteth often

    and changes his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not, he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 23, 2014

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    "I did not want passion,

    I did not want pleasure. Perhaps I didn’t even want proof. And I did not want words, small talk, big talk, bike talk, book talk, any of it. Just the sun, the grass, the occasional sea breeze, and the smell of his body fresh from his chest, from his neck and his armpits. Just...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M Sep 22, 2014

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    From the Winter of Our Discontent

    Some quotes from THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by John Steinbeck: "All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not." "Only God sees the sparrow fall, but even God doesn't do anything about it." "Did you ever know a child to die of overwork? No -- only...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 9 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    It took you walking away to make me realize

    that a dream doesn't change even if you can't have it. It just waits. :-)
    shortandfat shortandfat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Dante

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis Dante Alighieri Heaven wheels above you displaying to you her eternal glories and still your eyes are on the ground
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    From George, Nicholas & Wilhem By Miranda Carter

    "All down history nine tenths of mankind have been grinding corn for the remaining tenth and have been paid with husks and been bidden to thank god they had the husks." ---Lloyd George
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    "I never wish to be parted from you from this

    day on." - Pride and Prejudice
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Recommendation, By Thich Nhat Hanh

      Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me: Even as they strike you down with a mountain of hatred and violence; even as they step on you and crush you like a worm, even as they dismember and...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 20, 2010

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    My Favourite Quotes From Great Books

    'The cold water embraced him like no woman ever could' from to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee'not once did he ever feel remorse for ending the life ofthe man who ruined his' from A Brave New Squad by Connor Fitzgerald'i see the boy i once knew in the man before me' from Robin...
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    We...

          ...still live in a violent world!,  see it, open your doors its there. ...are the most dependent , independent people (U.S.) !!! ...still ask for the truth (i dislike cliche)  we know the truth,or are we just stupid? ...dont want...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    Dont Quit

      When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    The book that I have highlighted the most is

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Tonight for some reason I felt like reading the things I have highlighted in that book, and while I was reading I noticed a corner of a page was folded down. The highlighted stuff on the page said "I try to remind myself when I feel great like...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    'The reason death sticks

    so closely to life is not biological necessity - it is envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.' - Yann Martel - 'Life of Pi'
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 22-25, F Apr 1, 2014

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    A Sportman's Crede

    "Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS cheat!" -- Jesse Ventura
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Believe

    "Whatever you are", he said, " male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it. The flame...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly 26-30, F May 16, 2013

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    Tones Of Great Quotes

    Books are inexhaustible source of quotes. Quotes from books covers so many topics like art,nature,life,relationships,virtues,humor,politics etc...The best nuggets of wisdom are short and have an obvious point.I have a very cute little book and I write a lot of quotes from books...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    Life

    “Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner.” ― Jodi Picoult...
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    Decisions...

    Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Dec 4, 2012

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    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    I Love to Find Them

    I'll be reading along when suddenly a sentence or phrase will strike me and I'll think, I should really write that down to save, but I always forget. So, I thought maybe if I tried to post the quotes here I might have an incentive for remembering to save them.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Few months back I used to think ppl who come to us when they're upset are just making use of Us and they're not emotionally attached or abything ..they don't care how much we value...
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    You might hate me when I say this but today life is ridiculous. People are falling in love with vampires excuse me? Are you kidding me? People are supposed to be scared of...
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    In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first. George Carlin This one made me really laugh. :)
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    The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. P. G. Wodehouse
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    I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin
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    Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second. Edward Abbey
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    Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. Edward Abbey
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    "Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster...
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    “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”-Abraham Lincoln
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    "I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy, because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anybody else to feel...
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    White Iverson by Post Malone is my song. It's so catchy unlike the first song I heard by him which was unnecessarily violent . I was actually surprised it was the same artist .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    "Those aren't badgers!" -Mrs. Beaver, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
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    We must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit...
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    All I see is see is my goal!! All this "if you think I'm hot & tell me what I wana hear" "I figure myself" "I walk around/sleep nude" "I'm into married men" Wouldn't matter, any...
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    Even though it may be like finding that purple grain of sand on a red sanded beach, sometimes the chances are high and that grain could be just there right in front of you or under...
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    My soul friend just posted this photo on Facebook love it.
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    It's the magic portal/ my magic portal where I go and hide myself into its world and spend some time forget the problems I'm having. It's where I can see another beautiful and...
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    "What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary." Mark Twain
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    "my stigma ate your dogma"
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    I really love books that teaches a lot about life itself! I like to take note of the multiples of advices found within and apply it to my life. I think books are great, I found...
    MissM12 MissM12 18-21, F 5 days ago

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