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post #31 of 179
There's this Nelson Mandela quote (that's really corny) that I like that I can't seem to find.
post #32 of 179
The worst thing you can do is get frightened. The truly dangerous enemy is not the cold or the hunger, so much as the fear. It robs the wanderer of his judgment and of his limb power; it is fear that turns the passing experience into a tragedy…Keep cool and all will be well…Use what you have, where you are, right now.

Ernest Thompson Seton


I like it becuase of how many times i've had to tell people to "calm the f* down before something bad happens"

If more people could remain collected under pressure, not nearly so many things would go wrong.
post #33 of 179
Fire of all things is the judge and ravisher - Heraclitus

There are dozens and dozens depending on my mood.


A concert player gets to play in a silent room. A beer-joint player can make all the screwed-up noise he wants and nobody hears it . . . I'm sort of a beer-joint player. People get to dancing, and I play better . . . You can actually set your metronome, so to speak - in your mind - by a pretty girl's ass.

-Merle Haggard quoted in Spin Magazine.
post #34 of 179
My favorite quip...

"How can you kill time without injuring eternity. "
post #35 of 179
I can't pick just one. Here are a few that come to mind:

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half-hour?
\t- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
\t- Samuel Johnson

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
- William Cowper

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
\t- Erica Jong
post #36 of 179
We have made thee neither of heaven nor of earth,
Neither mortal or immortal,
So that with freedom of choice and with honor,
As though the maker and molder of thyself,
Thou mayest fashion thyself in whatever shape thou shalt prefer.
Thou shalt have the power out of thy soul's judgment, to be reborn into the higher forms, which are divine.

- God's speech to Adam from Pico Della Mirandola's Oration on the Dignity of Man


I have had this stuck to the wall above my desk for many years and it serves as a constant reminder that we have the power to change ourselves into something that is 'divine'.
post #37 of 179
"Git'er dun."
post #38 of 179
Among others...

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who
prepare for it today."

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Louis Armstrong on style: "Man if you gotta ask, you'll never know."

"Sarcasm...sword of the weak"

"I am not young enough to know everything." Wilde

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Miz

"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength."
post #39 of 179
"If everyone is thinking alike then someone is not thinking"
post #40 of 179
if you don't know where you're headed, any road will take you there also:
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
Louis Armstrong on style: "Man if you gotta ask, you'll never know."
+1...my friend, i guess we are in the middle of times where most people, will just never know.
post #41 of 179
I've always fancied: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- who will watch the watchers?
post #42 of 179
"I've made a huge mistake."
post #43 of 179
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

Every man dies, not every man really lives.

- William Wallace
post #44 of 179
"Bite Me"

New favorite I just saw on Jeopardy:

"Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.”
Joe Theisman.
post #45 of 179
The 7 P's of business
Prior Proper Planing Prevents Piss Poor Performance
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