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Life's sayings and quotations
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:08:24 PM »
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Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 08:02:20 PM »
"If you're already good at procrastinating, why do you need to practice so much?" (heard recently on a youtube video)

"When someone gives you lemons, make lemonade! ...then go and throw the lemonade in the face of the person who gave you lemons and laugh at them" (from the wisdom of Bill McNeal)

"90% of successful living is in hard work, while the other half comes from maintaining a positive attitude" (to paraphrase yogi berra)

"Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you" (Ovid)

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 01:04:29 PM »
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
? Oscar Wilde

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
? Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
? Mother Teresa

“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
? Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
? Pablo Picasso

“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
? Jimi Hendrix

“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babve, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up becuase if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”
? Marilyn Monroe
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 01:26:04 PM »
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Mahatma Gandhi
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 01:59:08 PM »
The use of the superlative is the surest sign of lack of imagination.
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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 03:15:16 PM »
"Give a man of fish... and you are just enabling his lazy, no-good approach to life, which includes begging for food from real, honest, hard-working people; teach a man to fish... and you will keep sporting goods stores, bait shops, etc. in business, helping spur the economy, and promoting that ruggedly-individualistic spirit that is a cornerstone of the American dream!" (political literature)

"Wise man say: 'don't be a fool, king'" (Civilization)

"...Yeah, well you should see the other guy!" (srs)

"Lift with the legs, not the back. Keep the object close to your body. Don't twist awkwardly. Or just hire your nephew to do it for you." (life lessons)

"If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything" (Count Tyrone Rugen, the six-fingered man)

"Ever heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates? ...Morons!" (Vicini)

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 06:24:26 PM »
Bobby Budnick: "So you guys gonna dance tonight or you gonna sit there..."
Donkey Lips: "Oh we'll dance!"
Bobby Budnick: "Slow?"
Donkey Lips: "Real slow. . ... . .I'm just not sure where to put my hands..."
Bobby Budnick: "Simple rule of manhood: you put your hands everywhere she'll let ya"

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 09:52:28 PM »
Y'all need some Southern expressions and sayings!!!  :)


"If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his *ss a'hoppin." - Usually said when someone's complaining or saying 'IF' too much.

"Full as a dogtick."  After a big meal.

"Like chickens on a junebug." -A warning. "I'll be all over you like chickens on a junebug!" Or seeing someone makeout. "She was all over him like..."

"Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs."  -REAL nervous.

"Crooked as a dog's leg."  -A dishonest person.

"I ain't seen him (her) in a coon's age."  -A long time.

"That dog won't hunt." -An argument that's easily refuted; a lie. 

"Jerk a knot in your tail."  -A threat.

"Come-to-Jesus meeting."  -A serious talk with someone about their behavior; "You keep tellin' lies and you an me are gonna have a come-to-Jesus meeting."

"Knee-high to a grasshopper."  -A child. "I 'member her when she was knee-high to a grasshopper.
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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 10:33:40 PM »
The use of the superlative is the surest sign of lack of imagination.

This is absolutely the best one.

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 10:54:18 PM »
The use of the superlative is the surest sign of lack of imagination.

This is absolutely the best one.

 Yawn.  Say it with more imagination next time.
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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 08:00:30 PM »
"If your only reason for living is to stay alive, you have no quality of life."  - my doctor.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 02:06:45 AM »

The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.
― Aleister Crowley, Magick: Book 4, Liber ABA


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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 11:33:38 AM »
From my daddy:
"Never play pool with a man who brings his own cue."

"When arguing with a fool, first make sure that he is not similarly engaged."

From my grandma:
"Why would a man buy a cow, if he's getting milk for free?"

From my mama (everyday as I left for school)
"Be nice. Work hard. Make us proud."
"If but ten of us lead a holy life, we shall kindle a fire which shall light up the entire city."

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 03:49:48 AM »
Rembrandt's "Large Self-Portrait" in the Vienna art museum cast a spell on me when I first saw it. But it spoke to me even more when I saw it again in 1962 after three weeks in Poland. In Warsaw I had virtually smelled the blood of the Jews killed there in 1943, and I had also spent an afternoon in Auschwitz. The portrait looked more powerful than ever after these experiences. Rembrandt had been twelve when the Thirty Years War began, and this painting was done four years after the devastation of Europe had ended. In those days there was no market for Rembrandt's many self-portraits. They were not painted for clients nor with any hope of a sale. Here was integrity incarnate. But how could one pass the muster of these eyes? One has to do something for a living, especially if one has a family, but I felt that I wanted to write only in the spirit in which Rembrandt had painted himself, without regard for what might pay or advance my career. And whenever I think about the millions killed during the second World War and ask myself what I have done with the life granted to me but not to so many others, the books I have written spell some small comfort.

-- Walter Kaufmann, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, Preface to the Princeton Paperback Edition

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 04:59:17 AM »




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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2012, 05:05:49 AM »
Sometimes "cheaper" turns out to be more expensive.
Proverbs 22:7

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2012, 06:27:22 AM »
Danish proverbs:

"Exaggeration promotes understanding".

"The one you love, you must hurt".

"Most suicides in Denmark are commited with a knife and a fork".

"From children and drunkards you shall hear the truth".

"Speech is silver, silence is gold".


Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 09:00:27 AM »



Danish proverbs:

"Exaggeration promotes understanding".

"The one you love, you must hurt".

"Most suicides in Denmark are commited with a knife and a fork".

"From children and drunkards you shall hear the truth".

"Speech is silver, silence is gold".




Thanks. Made me want to visit Denmark some day.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 09:16:27 AM »



Danish proverbs:

"Exaggeration promotes understanding".

"The one you love, you must hurt".

"Most suicides in Denmark are commited with a knife and a fork".

"From children and drunkards you shall hear the truth".

"Speech is silver, silence is gold".




Thanks. Made me want to visit Denmark some day.

Thanks. I don't suppose that the floor thing is from Finland  ;)
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2012, 09:23:23 AM »
I don't suppose that the floor thing is from Finland  ;)

Unfortuanely no. Finnish sense of humor is mostly not as cultivated as that one.

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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2012, 11:28:35 AM »
Oh come on, I'm sure you must have something.  :)
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 06:27:23 PM »
Michael: I don't believe you! All you ever do is lie to me and get me in trouble!
Bobby: Why do you make it sound like such a negative?

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
Philip II of Macedon: You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city.
Spartan Ephors: If.

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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2012, 10:33:44 PM »
Only in death does duty end.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 10:53:45 PM »
'Part of being a man means being quiet and not arguing with your mom even when you know she is wrong and you are right because sometimes you cannot win with women.'-My dad

'Quit always feeling sorry for yourself; women will find it unattractive you big baby'-My mom

'Doing bad things when you are young is natural; just don't get caught or take it too far'-Granny

'Don't get married, a bachelor is what I call a smart man'-Grandpa
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2012, 11:35:28 PM »
'Part of being a man means being quiet and not arguing with your mom even when you know she is wrong and you are right because sometimes you cannot win with women.'-My dad

'Quit always feeling sorry for yourself; women will find it unattractive you big baby'-My mom

'Doing bad things when you are young is natural; just don't get caught or take it too far'-Granny

'Don't get married, a bachelor is what I call a smart man'-Grandpa

You have a wise family.
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Re: Life's sayings and quotations
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Selam
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