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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

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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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    '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

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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 10 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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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

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F May 25

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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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    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...
    collegeprofesser collegeprofesser 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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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

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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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    "I never wish to be parted from you from this

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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I like to read and discuss political quotes. Some short favorite quotes: “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” "Wage labor is...
    Solberg Solberg 22-25, M Nov 30

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    Here are some inspirational quotes from some of my favorite movies :) 1) You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you...
    NataliaHeart21 NataliaHeart21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. Author Unknown...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Nov 24

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    "I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
    nurul69 nurul69 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and...
    Tbone33 Tbone33 18-21, M Nov 20

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    "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M Dec 2

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    Rocky: Took you long enough to get here. Took you ten years to get to my house. Huh, what's the matter? You don't like my house? Does my house stink? That's right-it stinks! I didn...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Senior Angel: Hello Joseph, trouble? Joseph - Angel: Looks like we'll have to send someone down. There are a lot of people asking for help for a man named George Bailey. Senior...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Patrick Denham: Most of the Wall Street jackasses I bust are douchebags, just like their fathers before them. But you... you, Jordan, got this way all on your own. Jordan Belfort...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Every picture tells a story. Sometimes we don't like the ending. Sometimes we don't understand it.
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ''More than anything God love admiration.'' ''You saying God is vain?' ''No,not vain,just wanting to share a good thing. I think it ****** off God when you walk by the color...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I like almost everything except for boy bands and country but if you got anything other than that tell me I love new music
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Dalai Lama
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    A person often meets his destiny on the road to avoid it. Jean de la Fontaine
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 7

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    For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. Thich Nhat Hanh
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 7

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    I might not be the only person who loves you, but I am the person who only loves you ❤️💖💋
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Dec 12

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    We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free. -Bill Hicks
    Tbone33 Tbone33 18-21, M Nov 20

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    "Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your...
    littlefroghere littlefroghere 41-45, F Nov 21

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    "My heart is dead... and so are you..."
    Crossfire14 Crossfire14 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    Life is life and death is death
    Trewa Trewa 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    "But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." Tim 5:8
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F Nov 23

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    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M Nov 25

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    “You Yourself are the water, You Yourself are the fish, and You Yourself are the net. You Yourself cast the net, and You Yourself are the bait. You Yourself are the lotus...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Nov 27

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    "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.." - Oscar Wilde
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Some women are taller than some men
    Trewa Trewa 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 29

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