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Looking for some of your favorite quotes

Postby Hepsta » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:21 am

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some good quotes this season. No particular subjects but looking for inspriations/motivational. One of my favorites:

"All the darkness in the world can't extinguish the light of a single candle." -Saint Francis of Assisi

Thanks for sharing some of your favorites.
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Postby Midori » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:54 am

I'm recently rediscovering what an awesome writer Chesterton was. I mostly read him for his mysteries before, but now I'm hunting down his essays and nonfiction:

"Every one on this earth should believe, amid whatever madness or moral failure, that his life and temperament have some object on the earth. Every one on the earth should believe that he has something to give to the world which cannot otherwise be given."

"The best way that a man could test his readiness to encounter the common variety of mankind would be to climb down a chimney into any house at random, and get on as well as possible with the people inside. And that is essentially what each one of us did on the day that he was born."

Was reading some Teresa of Avila last week, and I liked this quote:

"...it is not as essential to think much as to love much. Love is a powerful force that emanates from us, changing circumstances, others, and ourselves. Thinking and meditating cause us to grow in knowledge in our inner being."

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Postby Hepsta » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:27 pm

Thank you for your contribution, Midori! I enjoyed them and will share.
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Postby djrez4 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:49 pm

Something I've been trying to use recently while writing motions and briefs:

“Perfection is achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Author of Le Petit Prince)

Now that I think about it, it applies pretty well to life in general. I need to go sell some of my crap.
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Postby Grupet » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:17 pm

These are my favorite 5 quotes that I try to live by...:

"If you do something you love for a living, you never have to work a single day in your life."

"Unless you change direction, you are likely to end up where you are heading."

"The things you do when no one is looking, are the things that defines you."

"Be yourself, everybody else is already taken."

"Happiness is not based on having what you want. Happiness is based on wanting what you have."
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Postby Snowman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:49 pm

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
~ Lloyd Jones

"The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. "
~ Charles Swindoll

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
~ T. S. Eliot

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision. "
~ Muhammad Ali

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. "
~ Albert Einstein

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
~ Art Linkletter

"It is better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for something you are not."
~ Andre Gide

"You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be."
~ Lou Holtz

"Limitations are often in your own head, and you realize that you are capable of much more than you ever thought possible".
~unknown


These are some of the quotes that I have collected over the years.
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Postby irvinfitness » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:17 pm

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Postby sakhalin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:27 pm

"No man is a failure who has friends." - It's a Wonderful Life

But I usually alter the quote to no ONE is a failure who has friends. :)
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Postby agp » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:10 pm

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

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Postby travduke » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:42 pm

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin



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