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Inspirational Quotes

Mon May 05, 2003 10:21 pm

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.

Now lets hear yours


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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Mon May 05, 2003 10:32 pm

More prosaic, perhaps, but:
"If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon."
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Mon May 05, 2003 10:35 pm

Seen on a bathroom wall:

"No matter how hot she is, some guy is sick of putting up with her $h!t."
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 4:53 am

From my calc prof:
"Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield."
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 4:57 am

"Here I sit, broken hearted. Came to shit but only farted."

"If you sprinkle, when you tinkle, be a sweety and wipe the seatee"
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 5:01 am

No, seriously. This one makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and hopeful whenever I hear it (line from "One And One" performed by Robert Miles and sung by who-knows-who.:

"After all is said and done, one and one still is one.
When we cry, when we laugh
I am half and you are half
Look how far we have come
One and one still is one"
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 5:12 am

"No No No"
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 5:21 am

"Rule books area paper, they will not cushion the sudden meeting of metal and stone."
-- Ernest Gann
"Fate is the Hunter"

Some people love to lead
Some refuse to dance
Some people play it safely
Others take a chance

Still, it's all a mystery
This place we call the world
Where most live as oysters
While some become pearls

-- J. Buffett
"Oysters and Pearls"

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 5:23 am

"If my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle"

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 6:09 am

"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?"

From the Movie Magnolia
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 6:35 am

"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists"

New classic of the great thinker GWB.

I say it sometimes to people not willing to step into the lift
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 11:23 am

When life throws you a lemon, squeeze the juice into life's eyes. That'll teach life...

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 11:34 am

I always liked this one..

The Desiderata

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.
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 3:43 pm

My favorite...The Aircraft Mechanic's Prayer:

God, grant me the ability to change the things I can change,
The ability to accept the things I cannot change,
and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill just because they pissed me off!

Friends help you move - Real friends help you move bodies!

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 3:50 pm

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

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 6:23 pm

"Obtacles are something you see when you lose sight of your goal".

"Remember the toes you step on today are connected to the feet that hold up the ass you'll be kissing tomorrow" or something like that
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 7:03 pm

"Cuando la gana de joder aprieta, ni el culo de los muertos se respeta"

Sorry if I do not translate, would result in immediate deletion...
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 9:35 pm

"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!"

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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Tue May 06, 2003 9:48 pm


In worse or better words this is really true... I supose that a large crowd of latin people here will understand it perfectly (I don't know if any mod Big grin )

Well, for me let's say what Mr. Bond said... Nunca digas nunca jamas (Never say never more?) When you find yourself doing things that few years ago you'd never done even being paid for it...
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RE: Inspirational Quotes

Wed May 07, 2003 3:53 am

A favorite quote of mine....

Be mindful of the prayers you send,
Pray hard but pray with care,
For the tears that you are crying now,
Are just your answered prayers.

Nick Cave

Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers

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