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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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So, I've noticed the past few years, that I will re-read a book that I originally read in high school or middle school, and enjoy it so much more than I did when I was younger...
    sidhe2120 sidhe2120 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have this friend, I met her online in early May. We haven't gone a day without talking ever since even if it is just a 'good morning gorgeous/beautiful x'. We'd talk and talk...
    Monique1996 Monique1996 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    True friendship stands the test of time. You may be separated by physical boundaries and distances. However, when your best friend calls, you can transcend any physical or mental...
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    Ok so I was going through the reviews for fifty shades of grey, because I've just finished watching the movie and found it good and I wanted to read it. So here I am on amazon...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame...
    thelandofsmile thelandofsmile 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Bryan Mills:I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money but what I do have are a very particular set of...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    You can't go back and change the past, so look to the future and don't make the same mistake twice.
    Rika39 Rika39 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    "Sometimes evil finds you on the road you take to avoid it." - Detective Mac Taylor, CSI: New York
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 18 hrs ago

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    “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” - Khaled Hosseini
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    “A life without dreaming, is a like without meaning.” Favorite quote at the moment.
    goawayyouregross goawayyouregross 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine - The Imitation Game
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    If a girl's geography is good her history is bad!!
    Bernab Bernab 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    # ' Can't get lucky all the time. You can be smart every day, though.'!
    BenginM BenginM 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    # ' Life is not the amount of breathes you take!. It's the moments that take your breathe away '!.
    BenginM BenginM 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    # ' You can't really know where you're going until you know where you've been '!.
    BenginM BenginM 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Had teach people a lot .. now its time to read myself
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Dead people receive more flowers then the living ones, because regret is stronger then gratitude ....
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    i dont have to take this abuse from you. I have tons of people lining up to abuse me
    TwiztidDremz TwiztidDremz 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine - The Imitation Game
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 2 days ago

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