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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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    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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    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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    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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    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F May 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really do. I like finding different ways to think about things or ways to look at different situations. Today, my dad helped me look at something in a different way. It really...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love love quotes now I just need to follow them
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Waiting for you is like waiting for the rain in this drought.. Useless and Disappointing..
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F Feb 27

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    "Crazy as it may sound, you will likely love better and improve your relationship by forgetting about how you feel!" -Steven Stosny
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Jack Sparrow: You know, for all that pirates are clever-called, we are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things. Gibbs: Like? Jack Sparrow: I once sailed with a geezer...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 10

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    I don't know. But it has been recent that I all of a sudden think of these sayings. I'm like "Wow. Did I even say that?" I'm assuming it's a result of my experiences in life. I'm...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    only give your best to what feels like your mothers touch, *love effortlessly*
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    "Wake up and smell the possibility..."
    TouchaSoul TouchaSoul 31-35, F Mar 14

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    This helps me get through each day.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    And one more quote of Viktor Frankl. This helps me get through each day,too.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I was Dying First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    " The greatest illusion of this world, is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different, are actually one and the same. We are all one people, but we live...
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T Feb 28

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    Insanity is being **** on, beat down, coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and a key to release it.
    JoseyAlt JoseyAlt 22-25, M Mar 1

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    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to...
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    “Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say that I'm a dreamer But I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    What do you think of this?
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 3

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    “When you do something from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a Joy..."
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Francis of Assisi
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F Mar 4

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    "Feelings may forge committed relationships, but values sustain them. The power of love comes not from its feelings but its values." -Steven Stosny
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5