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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 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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    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F May 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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

    Sometimes you have to find out for yourself. Sometimes you need to be told. Sometimes you never find the answer.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25

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    One of my Favorite quotes!
    Zahiancx Zahiancx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Life is not about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    my favorite movie quotes (scene) happy feet - amigos (when mummble meets the amigos) Safe!!! i give u 5 bro. thats a 9.8 i give u 10. y? (leapord seal snaps) oh wait cmon bring...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 7

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    There is absolutely no excuse for laziness. but if you find one, let me know ~ Joke All You Can
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses May 8

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    My life. Summed up. Let jerks live To go find gems. Or terminate jerks And freedom as well.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M May 8

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    I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade....and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I don't know if it is because I attended a school in the UK where we were taught Dickens, Chaucer and Steinbeck like gospel, but I really have a passion for the classics, in...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Motivate "I quote" It's what keeps me going. I used to flood people with them via text messages grouped to show how much I'm thinking about them and what they could be going...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F May 7

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    life is like riding a bicyclein order to keep our balance, we must keep moving
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.
    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. 
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    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I think our last kiss was meant to be quick and chaste, but after the first touch of his lips fire leaped up and roared through my belly. My fingers yanked him close, digging into...
    bluerose71 bluerose71 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    "Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized." ~Osho
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F Apr 23

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    This is so true , the reality of it is spot on .
    HammerD08 HammerD08 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    One bright morning... in the middle of the night, two dead boys came out to fight. they stood back to back and faced each other drew their swords and shot each other. the deaf...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Come with me if you want to not die.
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F Apr 26

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    How I lived for a long time, but not anymore. I control my own life now!
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Apr 26

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    An old one, but... If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. Kahlil Gibran
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes- Jean Paul Sartre.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Apr 30

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