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My partner and I are working on a project and looking for a couple of good quotes. We're primarily looking for motivational or inspirational quotes, but are open to anything you'd like to share. The more we hear, the better we can choose from. They don't need to be gay oriented, but a few of them can be helpful as well.

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Thank god for Google. - Lucky

 

The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates

 

 

 

Dost thou love life?

Then do not squander time,

for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

 

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

 

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharal Nehru

 

The great blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.

Seneca

(7 B.C. - 65 A.A.)

 

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.

Thomas Fuller

 

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.

Kal Menninger

 

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

Hypocrites

 

After the game,

the king and the pawn go into the same box.

Italian Proverb

 

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

La Bruyere

 

 

Life is like a library owned by the author.

In it are a few books which he wrote himself,

but most of them were written for him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.

Earl of Beaconsfield

 

 

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Elbert Hubbard

 

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville

 

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

Plutarch

 

 

The boundaries which divide life from death

are at best shadowy and vague.

Who shall say where one ends,

and the other begins?

Edgar Alan Poe

 

One way to get the most out of life is

to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

 

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

 

Life is a pure flame,

and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Brown

 

As I grow to understand life less and less,

I learn to love it more and more.

Jules Renard

 

Don't squeeze the Charmin'- Mr. Whipple

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I am reading a book about Jose P. Rizal, national hero of the Philippines. He has some wonderful quotes:

 

He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.

Jose Rizal

 

The youth is the hope of our future.

Jose Rizal

 

There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.

Jose Rizal

 

 

I also like another Asian figure. here is a quote from J Nehru:

 

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharal Nehru

 

Here are some more quotes:

 

The geat blessing of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.

Seneca

(7 B.C. - 65 A.A.)

 

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.

Thomas Fuller

 

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.

Kal Menninger

 

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.

Hypocrites

 

After the game,

the king and the pawn go into the same box.

Italian Proverb

 

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

La Bruyere

 

 

Life is like a library owned by the author.

In it are a few books which he wrote himself,

but most of them were written for him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.

Earl of Beaconsfield

 

 

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Elbert Hubbard

 

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville

 

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

Plutarch

 

 

The boundaries which divide life from death

are at best shadowy and vague.

Who shall say where one ends,

and the other begins?

Edgar Alan Poe

 

One way to get the most out of life is

to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

 

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

 

Life is a pure flame,

and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Brown

 

As I grow to understand life less and less,

I learn to love it more and more.

Jules Renard

 

 

 

 

 

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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I'm mobile so I don't remember who said this but I heard it on the documentary I'm Going To Tell You A Secret, The worst peace is better then best war is how it goes or something cose to it.

 

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Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. TA Edison

Great sex is 1% inspiring and 99% perspiring PKow

Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference. RFrost

Failure is not an option, it is an inevitability. Steel yourself for it and learn all you can from it. It is only through understanding failure can we ultimately succeed. Either PKow or the bottom of the page of a Reader's Digest.

 

 

I have never seen a purplekow;

I never hope to see one;

I can tell you anyhow;

I'd rather see than be one

 

Help there is a purplekow in my mirror

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Make the most of the best, and the least of the worst.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

- Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi

 

The world is good-natured to people who are good-natured.

- William Makepeace Thackeray

 

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

- Henry David Thoreau

 

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

- George Bernard Shaw

 

Never put off till tomorrow what you can get out of altogether.

- Lookin

 

Love between two people is a beautiful thing, if you are between the right two people.

- Lookin

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"A Leader without followers is just someone out for a walk"

 

Quoted by David Becker in the "Essential Manager" -

 

Original Author Unknown

 

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"The worth of a man is found in his heart and his smile, not his

 

crotch or his wallet" ME

 

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"BUT YA ARE BLANCHE - YA ARE IN THAT CHAIR!"

 

Baby Jane Hudson - "Whatever Happen to Baby Jane"

 

 

"I BOUGHT THIS HOUSE, ME - BAY BEE JANE HUDSON! THATS WHO BOUGHT THIS

 

HOUSE! AND YA NEVAH GONNA SELL IT BLANCHE AND YA HEVAH GONNA LEAVE

 

IT EITHER!"

 

Ibid

 

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"You don't have to be straight to shoot straight"

 

Sen Barry Goldwater (Speaking in opposition to "Don't Ask Don't Tell")

 

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"The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to

 

moralists - that is why they invented hell."

 

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

 

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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do

 

nothing."

 

 

Sir Edmund Burke

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER Sir Edmund everytime Election Day Rolls Around!

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My favorite aphorists are Wilde and Nietzsche. Here are a few choice samples:

 

 

Nietzsche:

 

The degree and kind of a man's sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit.

 

Christianity gave Eros poison to drink: he did not die of it but degenerated -- into a vice.

 

Love of one is a barbarism; for it is exercised at the expense of all others. The love of God, too.

 

The sage as astronomer.--As long as you still experience the stars as something "above you" you lack the eye of knowledge.

 

The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us.

 

Under peaceful conditions a warlike man sets upon himself.

 

A man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.

 

We often contradict an opinion for no other reason than that we do not like the tone in which it is expressed.

 

The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.

 

We afterwards feel far more pangs of conscience over false praise than we do over false blame, probably merely because with too great praise we have compromised our judgment far worse than with too great, even unjust blame.

 

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

 

 

Wilde:

 

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

 

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

 

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

 

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

 

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

 

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

 

Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.

 

Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.

 

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

 

Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

In life, we are all in the gutter. Some of us just tend to look up at the stars.

 

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.

 

Only the shallow know themselves.

 

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

 

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

 

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

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