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akiy 08-23-2000 04:49 PM

In another post, Ted Ehara included two quotes from Theodore Roosevelt:

"Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much . . . in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

"The only people who never make a mistake are the people who never do anything."
Any other good quotes to get us through the day?

-- Jun

E.J. Nella 08-24-2000 01:18 PM

Great idea Jun!

These are just a few that help me every now and then. I hope others find them as useful as I:

"Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected."
-- Red Buttons

"I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?"

"Never smack a man who's chewin' tobacco."
--Texas Bix Bender

"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."

"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him."
--Heather, Age 16

"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either; just leave me the hell alone."

"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others."

"If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it."

"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."

"To do is to be." -- Socrates
"To be is to do." -- Plato
"Do be do be do." - Sinatra

rch 08-24-2000 01:18 PM

Some of my favorites...
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -- Albert Einstein

"Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some." -- Alfred Hitchcock

and one last one to spare you all, cause I have tons!

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

Nick 08-24-2000 02:02 PM


E.J. Nella wrote:

"I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?"

That one's one of the Great Jack Handey's "deep thoughts", If I am not mistaken.

now a few I picked up:

"Prepare for the best, but do not fear the worst."
Toda Mariko (fictional, btw- she's in Shogun by Clavell).

"Only think of now. Tomorrow does not exist, there is only this moment. Please enjoy it to the best of your abilities."
Toda Mariko

"Those who cling to life die, and those who defy death live."
Uesugi Kenshin

"The wise win without a fight, while the ignorant fight so that they can win."
Sun Tzu

"The lady was right- good swords are kept in their sheaths. You'd best find yours."
From "Sanjuro"

"Pain is only a feeing that can be overcome by spirit or determination greater than the pain itself."
from the anime "Rurouni Kenshin".

and, finally:

"The Truth is in the mystery."
from "Rashomon".

I have plenty more, believe me- but I'm in a good mood, so I'll spare you the rest :).



Suru 08-24-2000 02:48 PM

"To attain Self-realization on earth
is to live a dual existence;
one performs worldly duties conscientiously,
but is inwardly immersed in spiritual peace."

"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."

This is Meditation 13 and 37, respectively, in the book entitled "Kung Fu Meditations" by Ellen Kei Hua.

While these are Chinese proverbs, the themes appear universal. It is a great little book, and I recommended it to anyone interested in spiritual books.


Axiom 08-24-2000 09:19 PM

Re: Some of my favorites...

rch wrote:
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -- Albert Einstein

He was wrong about the former<G>

Here's a few(many of them gathered by my wonderful sister):
"to be nobody but yourself in a world that is
doing its best to make you everyone else
is to fight the hardest battle anyone can fight."

--e. e. cummings

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt"
-- Voltair

Given a lever long enough, one can move the world with little force
-- MJ Engh

"There aren't evil guys and innocent guys. It's just..It's just..It's
just a bunch of guys."

--Steve Arlo(From the movie The Zero Effect)

Just for fun:
Semper ubi sub ubi(I'm not sure if a roman would have quite gotten that)
- Unknown

"Republicans understand the imporance of bondage between a mother
and child"

--Dan Quayle

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the
world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that
but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
--Mariah Carey

The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
-- Unknown

Nothing too deep, but we always can use a good laugh,
Alex Magidow

akiy 08-24-2000 09:51 PM

Re: Re: Some of my favorites...

Axiom wrote:
Given a lever long enough, one can move the world with little force
-- MJ Engh

I thought it was Archimedes who said something to the effect of, "Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world."

Any way, some quotes that I have on my wall at home (without attribution since I forget who said them):

"Love has no expectations."

"When your thinking rises above concern for your welfare, wisdom independent of thought appears."

"Always make new mistakes."

-- Jun

pixiebob 08-24-2000 10:55 PM

my reaction time is longer than my attention span.


Nick 08-25-2000 04:03 PM

That one reminds me of one by O'sensei:

"Don't apologize more than once for a mistake- therefore make one mistake at a time."



Chocolateuke 08-25-2000 08:58 PM

here is my 2 cents worth of qouts from people

" Things that are beautiful are not always good but things that are good are always beautiful" saw it on sliders he said some old guy said it.

"Every man dies but not every man really lives" my hero William Wallace

" I came to learn to accept and to accept it with pride" Bob Dylan with god on our side

"never judge a book by its cover" everybook has this theme somewhere in a story

"we are men of action lies do not become us" The Princes bride

" The trick is to bang the rockes together guys" Hitch Hikers guide to the Galaxy

TomCat 08-25-2000 10:31 PM

Two more:
"The sum intelegence of the universe is a constant. Unfortunately, the population is increasing." - Unknown

"Always try to behave like a duck, cool and unruffled on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath." - Unknown.


Sophie 08-26-2000 09:50 AM

Most men were in their lives like a carpenter whose work went so slowly for the dullness of his tools that he had not the time to sharpen them.

Cormack McCarthy, The Crossing

Chocolateuke 08-26-2000 11:07 PM

ihave a few more qoutes

" Most people have a full mesure of life and most people simply watch it drip away, but if u can summon it up all at one time all at one place u can accoplish something gloryous" Rameris from Highlander 2

" The hand the heart and the mind can preform mericouls when they are in the prefect harmony" Andriel the witch from Diablo

" Time cannot diminish the power of steel" Again from diablo the computer game yes the first one

Nick 08-27-2000 06:00 AM

I found some more:

"War is not about who is right, it is about who is left."

"A man is like steel- once he loses his temper he is worthless."
-Japanese Proverb

"The no-mind no-thinks no-thoughts about no-things."
-The Buddha

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."

"Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it."

"Act like a man of thought - Think like a man of action"
-Thomas Mann

"It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live."
-Sir Thomas Brown

"You might as well stand and fight because if you run, you will only die tired."
- Vern Jocque

"To think, "I will not think" - This, too, is something in one's thoughts. Simply do not think about not thinking at all."


More later,


adriangan 08-29-2000 08:15 AM

"Expect the worst and hope for the best!"


BC 08-29-2000 11:44 AM

"The only constant in life is change"

adriangan 08-31-2000 05:29 AM


BC wrote:
"The only constant in life is change"
For me, there are 4 things constant in life: GOD, Death, Change and Taxes.


andrew 08-31-2000 05:57 AM

"Someday we'll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject."-unknown cynic.


JJF 08-31-2000 06:03 AM

"Gravity is not responsible for people falling in love."

A. Einstein

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

A. Einstein

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

A. Einstein

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

A. Einstein

Victor 08-31-2000 06:58 AM

you hear only what you wanna hear - and you know only what you've heared.

Victor 08-31-2000 07:28 AM

"i'm not sad - i'm sober"

"god gave us our kinsfolk. thank god, we choose our friends ourselves"


Tony Peters 08-31-2000 12:11 PM


Pete 09-01-2000 01:56 AM

'It doesn't matter where you get your appetite so long as you eat at home!'
- Brendan Molloy, an Irishman, on the male pasttime of 'window shopping' (or female watching!).

Magma 09-01-2000 10:19 AM

A few of my favorites:

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1) We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.

(2) The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Theodore Roosevelt
(1) It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but he who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great devotion; who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat.

(2) Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

(3) Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly.

Mohandus Ghandi
(1) When the choice is between cowardice and violence, I would strongly recommend violence.

Russ 09-01-2000 03:16 PM

Conflict is the denial of what is or the running away from what is; there is no conflict other than that. Our conflict becomes more and more complex and insoluble because we do not face what is. There is no complexity in what is, but only in the many escapes that we seek.

J. Krishnamurti

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