BartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
Guys and Gals,
I'd love to hear some of your favourite quotes that you have heard, that have inspired you, made you cry, or whatever....
It can be any quote by anybody, from anywhere.
This one always sends a chill down my spine because it is so emotionally expressed (atleast imho), Im pretty sure you all know who it is:
"...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character I have a dream today....." - Martin Luther King Jr.
BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
"This is not an easy job, I have to take everything and play as it leads, sometimes people need a little help, sometimes people need to be forgiven. Now there is a really tricky thing on my part, making that call. If you can forgive someone, well that's the tuff part, what can we forgive?"
Eric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2810 times:
I always liked this one..
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. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars and you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 40 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2798 times:
Seriously though, here is the Ode to the Forgotten Mechanic...
Through the history of world aviation many names have come to the fore. Great deeds of the past in our memory will last as they're joined by more and more.
When man first started to labor in his quest to conquer the sky, He was designer, mechanic and pilot and he built a machine that would fly. But somehow the order got twisted, and then in the public's eye the only man that could be seen was the man who knew how to fly.
The pilot was everyone's hero, he was brave, he was bold, he was grand. As he stood by his battered old biplane with his goggles and helmet in hand. To be sure, these pilots all earned it, to fly you have to have guts. And they blazed their names in the hall of fame on wings with bailing wire struts.
But for each of these flying heroes, there were thousands of little renown, and these were the men who worked on the planes but who kept their feet on the ground. We all know the name of Lindbergh, and we've read of his flight to fame. But think, if you can, of his maintenance man. Can you remember his name?
And think of our wartime heroes Gabreski, Jabara, and Scott and all the acclaim that they got. Can you tell me the names of their crew chiefs? A thousand to one you cannot.
Now pilots are highly trained people, and wings are not easily won. But without the work of the maintenance man, our pilots would march with a gun. So when you see mighty jet aircraft as they mark their way through the air, remember the grease-stained man with the wrench in his hand; he is the man who put them there.
~ Author Unknown
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Trident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
"If you can keep your head when all about you
.. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
.. But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
.. Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
.. And yet don't look too good, nor talk to wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and distaster
.. And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you' ve spoken
.. Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
.. And stoop, and build 'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
.. And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
.. And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
.. To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
.. Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
.. Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
.. If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
.. With sixty seconds' worth of distance run
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
.. And - which is more - you'll be a man my son.
England will be playing four four f***ing two!"
-Mike Basset England Manager ( with thanks to Rudyard Kipling)
"We are the warrior race-Tough men in the toughest sport." Brian Noble, Head Coach, Great Britain Rugby League.