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Quotes important in your life

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by chevalier, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Eze Gems: 24/31
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    "What doesn't destroy me, makes me stonger." You know, who said it.

    "Men are pigs and women are extremely skilled in caring for farm animals." My stepsister

    "Love sucks, people suck, life sucks, but friends don't." Me

    That about sums it up.

    *goes to search for more witty quotes*
     
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    My one favourite quote from my least favourite book:
    "Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse in an attempt to make him move forward.
    Are you saying we should give up?
    No. I am saying that we should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open."
    It's a garbled version of the quote, but the meaning is the same.
     
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    My version: "It's the early bird that catches the worm, but it's the early worm that gets eaten!"

    "There's a time for talk and a time to carve flesh." De Spadante, Ludlum:Trevayne

    Another one life-irrelevant: "If fools could fly, IRC would be an airport!" Linux IRC HOW-TO

    ON TOPIC
    GET OVER IT theme:
    Nietche's: "What does not destroy me, makes me stronger"

    "The show must go on!" (sung)

    "**** happens!" (Oh so true!)

    "Always look on the bright side of live." (sung)
    "Don't worry, be happy!" (sung)
    -------------

    "Consciousness: that annoying time between nap."

    "I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it."

    "Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."

    "Lord save me from your followers."
     
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    Rotku I believe I can fly Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Oh I forgot one:
    "Power corrupts, Absolute power is kind of neat."
     
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    When all else fails, do it yourself. No clue who said it.

    There are two kinds of people in the world: Those that do, and those that take credit for it. It is better to be in the first group, there's much less competition. I can't remember who said that, but I'm thinking it was a politician.
     
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    Nil Illegitimi Carburundum (sp?)
    I'm told this is Latin for "Don't let the bastards grind you down"

    as well as "I don't pretend to know what you want, but I offer love" and "don't dream it's over" from 2 songs by arguably one of the best Australian/New Zealand bands in history - Crowded House. The first because to me it's pretty close to emotional surrender and the second because it helps me to understand the old "one door closes, another door opens" saying. Nothing is ever truly over, even if it seems so.
     
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    It's a New Zealand band!
    The lead singer is a Kiwi so therefore it's a Kiwi band. They may have been based in Aussie, but that's not the point!
     
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    "Thread lightly, for you thread on my dreams." Keats

    This one really pins the nail for me. Anyone could say this to you, so be patient and caring. My true (wannabe:)) motto.
     
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    [​IMG] "Do. Or do not. There is no try." Yoda
     
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    Perhaps it's some very specific saying that in a very specific context had that meaning, or maybe a neighbouring part of the text had that meaning, but it's not literal translation, to say the least (for example there's no verb in the Latin expression) ;)

    But it's a very good saying, "Don't let the bastards grind you down.". Don't let them. Not even let them not as 3rd person imperative, but don't let them - like you don't let them. Don't tell me that 'don't let' servers as 3rd person imperative in informal speech, I know. It's just the way I see the quote. And well, I don't let the bastards grind me down. Or grind anyone else down, if I have anything to say.

    For some reason, however, I didn't choose to include it in my list. I don't know why.
     
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    The best place to set the rules of something is the beginning.
    Dune
    I know one thing, that i know nothing
    Socrates
    I learn as i grow older "girasko aein didaskomenos"
    Socrates
    Trust noone but yourself and keep on him too a watchfull eye
    Me
    Don't do to other what you don't want them do to you.
    Jesus Christ
    There are more i will write them later in another post
     
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    Success needs no explanation, failure allows none - WH40K Rulebook

    Consider the message, not the source - Me
     
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    My Dad taught me this one -- I still cry when I think of the day he taught me this lesson with this poem. I didn't turn out to be the kind of man he wanted his sons to be (I'm not mechanical or overly physically fit) but he wanted me to be the best intellectual I could be. here it is:

    BE THE BEST


    If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill,
    Be a bush in the valley, but be
    The best little shrub by the side of the rill
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree

    If you can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass
    On some highway some happier make
    If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass,
    But the liveliest bass in the lake.

    We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew
    There is plenty for all of us here.
    There are great jobs to do, and the lesser to do,
    And the task we must do draws near.

    If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,
    If you can't be the sun, be a star.
    It isn't by size that you win or you fail,
    Be the best of whatever you are!
     
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    "You can spend your time alone, redigesting past regrets, or you can come to terms and realize you're the only one who cannot forgive yourself, makes much more sense to live in the present tense" -Eddie Vedder-

    "That thing the caterpillar calls end of the world, the rest of the world calls it butterfly" -Lao Tze-

    "What matter is the trip, not the destination" -me- (but I'm quite sure that someone else come up with something like that before)
     
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    "What goes around comes aroud"-pretty straight up

    "Sometimes you get to close to see the otherside of what life could be, and if you stare to hard it becomes a blur and it's easy to forget just who we are"-Jason Cruz (Strung Out)-To Close To See

    Just be youself, don't try to be someone else.

    "Just comb my hair, and wash my face, keep straight ahead and keep my pace, don't think about nothing and it'll be alright. I got my friends, I got my bands, got a million distactions to keep me and I know that everything will be alright."-Jason Cruz-Matchbook

    Same this as above, no matter who how bad it gets, you can always find happiness.
     
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    BOC Let the wild run free Veteran

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    @Aragorn II

    This is exactly the main idea of the poem "Ithaca" by C. Kavafis

    When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
    pray that the road is long,
    full of adventure, full of knowledge.
    The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
    the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
    You will never find such as these on your path,
    if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
    emotion touches your spirit and your body.
    The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
    the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
    if you do not carry them within your soul,
    if your soul does not set them up before you.

    Pray that the road is long.
    That the summer mornings are many, when,
    with such pleasure, with such joy
    you will enter ports seen for the first time;
    stop at Phoenician markets,
    and purchase fine merchandise,
    mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    visit many Egyptian cities,
    to learn and learn from scholars.

    Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
    To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
    But do not hurry the voyage at all.
    It is better to let it last for many years;
    and to anchor at the island when you are old,
    rich with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

    Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
    Without her you would have never set out on the road.
    She has nothing more to give you.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
    Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
    you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.



    Also, here's another one of my favourites that I forgot to write in my first post in this thread. It is the funeral epigram of the 300 Spartans fallen in Thermopylae (written by Simonides of Ceos).

    "Go tell the Spartans, thou that passest by,
    That here, obedient to their laws, we lie"
     
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    If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.
    If at love you don't succeed, cry and cry again.
    If at work you don't succeed, apply, apply again.
    If at first you don't succeed, don't every try sky diving.
    :D
     
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    Think of the consequences before you act - Dad

    Thats a pearler that is. Never want to upset dad, so I don't do anything he wouldn't approve of (generally).

    Be a good person, and f**k off everything that anyone else says about you - Me

    We had this thing on camp where we had to write something about each person in our group, you know, leadership building stuff. That's one of the things I said about a guy in my class. I thought it was pretty damn good.

    I'm me, not what you want me to be - Me

    Just thought of it then. I seem to live by it though. I don't much care what other people think of me, as long as they don't strive to rub it in my face.
     
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    @BOC: that was a nice poem. :)
     
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    "If you want a job done well, do it yourself."
     
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