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    "Inspiration Quotes"

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    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. ~ Andrew Carnegie

    You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain
     
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    A teddy bear teaches if the heart if true it doesn't much matter if an ear drops off. Helen Exley

    This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Dorothy Parker

    Before a man can move the world he must first move himself - Socrates

    I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments. — John Barrowman

    Today's story was make believe. You know that Earth was never really in any danger. But you can still learn something very important from today's adventure - Queen Marlena He-Man

    Sister Mary Robert: I'm so nervous. What if I forget the words?
    Sister Mary Clarence: You're gonna go straight to hell.
    (Sister Act)

    All styles are good except the tiresome kind - Voltaire

    If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one. - Dolly Parton

    All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise. - Cleopatra

    There is nothing to write about, you say. Well then, write and let me know just this - that there is nothing to write about; or tell me in the good old style if you are well. That's right. I am quite well. - Pliny the Younger

    Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child - Sylvia Pankhurst

    "We send our children into the world with the notion that a house must have a pitched roof, a square window and a chimney. How can they ever imagine they can build something beautiful out of dirt?" - Nader Khalili


    Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. - Rumi
     
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    "Consider me not a child of circumstances - I make my circumstances." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "The sin of silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." -Dylan Thomas

    "The question is not who will let me; the question is who will try to stop me." -Ayn Rand

    Also, if you want a nice liberty quote, there's the one by H.L. Mencken that can be found in my "about me" profile section, but it's a whole paragraph long.
     
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    All quotes must be properly attributed, or they will be removed.

    Furthermore, if the mods must remove too many posts, the thread will be closed.
     
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    "He who can have patience can have anything he will" - Benjamin Franklin
     
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    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -- Oscar Wilde

    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life." --John Lennon

    "We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." -Ray Bradbury

    "People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society." --Vince Lombardi
     
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    'There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.' - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

    'I wanted to write a book called Adam, which would be about the whole man. But then I decided not to write it.' - Rabbi Bunam von Przysucha, as recorded by Buber, Betweeen Man and Man

    'I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter into them any farther.' - Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature

    'Our situation is hopeless but not serious.' - anon. The title of a book by Paul Watzlawick.
     
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    Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    Albert Einstein
     
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    "Nothing is impossible, until you quit and nothing is possible, unless you start." --maïa

    "Having once recognized truth, one can never again take comfort or pleasure from its compromise." --maïa

    "That some do evil gives none the right to do evil in return." --maïa

    "The truth will set you free." John 8:32 [the Bible]
    "…but only if you tell it!" --maïa

    "Philosophy is not something you can learn, but you can learn to think philosophically." --maïa

    "Time is never wasted on thinking/doing foolish things, if it leads one to a useful truth." --maïa

    for more: http://saysmom.com/maia/content.asp?Writing=112
     
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    'Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal' - John F. Kennedy.

    I want this quote on my gravestone.
     
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    "It's like a finger pointing to the moon...don't look at the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory." - Bruce Lee, Enter The Dragon

    This one just really gets me.
     
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    I listened to a woman talking about Muhammad Ali today. I really didn't know much about him, but what an inspirational character he was/is. Here's one of his quotes I love. It exudes, yes exuuudes the principle of freedom:

     
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    The meaning of life is to give life meaning- Arjen Lucassen.
     
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    Can't think of any inspirational quotes off hand but one of my favorites is
    'I told you I was Ill' -Spike Milligan
    and something one of my favorite writers said. The quote may not be exact but it was something like;
    'I had a letter from a very nice religious lady who said that I should think of my Altzeimers as a gift from God, to be honest I would rather have a wooly cardigan.' - Terry Pratchett
     
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    "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw.

    I have "Imagination is the beginning of creation" - tattooed on my arm, incidentally :)
     
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    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    Love that one. :)
     
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    "Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him?"

    OBI-WAN KENOBI
     

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