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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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    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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    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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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    '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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F May 25, 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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    Related Experiences

    I don't read books often because it's not really my thing, but The Little Prince definitely had some influence on me, what an amazing book that was!
    ortwin ortwin 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    I love to read books, mainly fiction my favourite author is Amish Tripathi.Books are a part of my soul but I am not a book worm. It is a perfect way to time pass but I hate complex...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Here's a story about books since three years ago. When I was 12 years old, I was in year 7! I got A's on my report card for Maths, Science and History. But I only got C's for...
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    The Kansas Prairie Part One - Chapter Four The route I had chosen to make it home faster led off the road and through fields plowed and picked, and those lying fallow to bring...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    In some of the hardest times in life, I love to find quotes that give me a little reassurance and hope to get through the day! A few positive words can make all the difference!!!
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    Here's ahh goodun fer yah " gitt up you sorry sumbitch " My Wife
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    "I have to say, Mr.Spiggot. I rather like your right leg!" "It is a perfect example of a right leg! I have nothing against your right leg!" "The problem is. Neither do you!" Peter...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Do I like my coffee black? There are other colors? ~Author Unknown
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Caffeine isn't a drug, it's a vitamin! ~Author Unknown
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    “Thin people are beautiful but fat people are adorable!” - Jackie Gleason
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Argh I should stop buying books, adding to my Ebook and adding to my wattpad account like I have enough for like what 20 years of reading And I like those big books like with a...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be a little book worm like my mom when I was younger but after a while as I got older I just stopped reading. Mostly because I didn't have a library card for the states I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    It is very important that you understand the true innocence of all feelings, for each of them, if left alone and followed, will lead you back to the reality of love . -In their...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    “Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us.” ― Leo Buscaglia
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between...
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    "We must know That we have been created for greater things, Not just a number in the world, Not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F Aug 16

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    If you want something too badly it will likely be a disappointment.The healthy way to live is to enjoy the small things in life..... Gus
    GreenBlueEyes GreenBlueEyes 46-50 1 Response Aug 16

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