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Who can bring a clean thing out of a a unclean thing? Not one. ----Job 14:4
"What is the greatest misery?Not to feal our misery."
----By Rev.Ledeboer.
I think that is spose to be religouse,but I dont see how it could Look Around Smilie
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Fanatiscism is born of repressed doubt!
Anon

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"What is the greatest misery?Not to feal our misery."
It means you will build up a self loathing through the lack of greiving.
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"There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?" That's where courage comes in."
- Erma Bombeck
I forget where I got this from, but it has been one of my favorite quotes since I was young, and it's stuck with me since the day I saw it;
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Nothing in life worth having comes easy!

Elf Smilie

" an expert is someone who has made all mistakes possible in a very narrow field "

Niels Bohr


"The Great Man of his time
is He who expresses
the Will of his time;
who tells his time what it wills;
and who carries it out"

Hegel
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There is NO free lunch.
I haven't a clue who first said it; maybe Jonah's whale?
"Respect your parents,when they are around."---Mark Twain.
He was a great postAuthorID.I dont exactly live up to this quot though....
lol Ok I was wondering where this thread had gone to. Big Laugh Smilie

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"There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?" That's where courage comes in."
- Erma Bombeck
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Lovely quote Taz. Same woman (it's a woman, right?) who said the one you have up as your signature. I like that one too! So who's Erma Bombeck? lol Tongue Smilie
The quotes on here are really great! I also have a quote collection Tommie, here are some you might not have already:
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Sero te amavi, Pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova! Sero te amavi.
(Too late I loved you, Beauty so old and so new! Too late I loved you!) -S. Augustine

I don't really understand that one, but it reminded me of the Elves in LotR for some reason.
And this one I like just for its poetry:

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The stars are threshed, and the souls are threshed from their husks.
-William Blake
Erma Bombeck wrote a newspaper column and about 12 books the were about practical things but hilariously sarcastic. She was sort of the inverse of Martha Stewart in that she wrote about how to do things easier, like cookbooks for people who hate to cook, and filled with very funny true to life anecdotes and original sayings worth quoting. She died in 1996.

My late ex-mother-in-law had all her books, I've read a few; my ex-wife couldn't be bothered. Elf Winking Smilie

Check out some of her titles at your favourite online bookseller and the visit your local hole in the wall bookseller if you want to buy one of them.
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"Education is so important when it comes to domesticity. I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows." - Erma Bombeck




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Yes I hear you're looking for advice on understanding women Data... I'd be glad to tell you everything I know on the matter... yes, well when I know something I'll let you know.
Jean-Luc Picard says what we all think in the Next Generation.
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Dirty Trekkies...

...the whole lot of you! Tongue Smilie

Star Wars Rules!
Ungoliant, how true!
I know where you found that Golly quote from Ross, heh...
I hope so, it is your site!
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Empty your mind.
Be formless, shapeless, like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow, or it can crash.
Be water my friend!
Running water never grows stale, so you gotta just keep on flowing!


Bruce Lee

Nature is complete because it does not serve itself.

-Lao Tze
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I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned.... That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned.... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've learned.... That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned .... That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
Authored by who knows? I copied it off a Fwd Fwd Fwd Fwd email.
There is no more lovely , friendly and charming relationship, comminion or company than a good marriage.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Very very nice one Grondy, and very true too!

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If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.


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You live and learn. At any rate, you live.


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In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.


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Anyone who is capable of getting themselves into a position of power should on no account be allowed to do the job.


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Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.


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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.


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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.


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It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.


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The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.


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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.


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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.


Douglas Adams
As today (it still is July 4th here) is our Independence Day, the following is apropos:
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. ...

- approximately one-tenth of the signed document sent to King George III

YOU ARE NOT BEATEN INTIL YOU ADMIT IT,Hence DON'T.
George S. Patton,JR (1885-1945).
I cant quite agree with that one, but none-the-less....

The man who does evil to another does evil to himself.
Hesiod (8th cent. B.C.).

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Karma is nonsense
Ross Diggle

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Astrology is based upon the sun rotating around the earth and a non expanding universe, therefore we are actually in the age of Taurus, therefore disproving astrology!
Issac Asimov
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Ross Diggle

Big Laugh Smilie Geez, thats a good one.

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Astrology is based upon the sun rotating around the earth and a non expanding universe, therefore we are actually in the age of Taurus, therefore disproving astrology!
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Issac Asimov

I like that one too, I have that quote in a book.
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In life as in football,fall forward when you fall.---
---Arthur Guttman

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I exist as I am,that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.

---Walt Whitman

Big Laugh Smilie A large family, quick help. ---Saying(Serbian)

Long live death! Down with intelligence! ---Slogan(Spanish)
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it is in sickness when they are reminded they are only human.


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Life has it's limits all right, it's just no one has reached them, if somebody has, what's left for the rest to reach?


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what if darkness was made up of more than just "the abscence of light"?


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why are you afraid?
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suffering is the only way to learn though it hurts


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light is just an invisible way to make you happy
Those are good Anatea.

It's not enough that I succeed, everyone else must fail. - Attila the Hun
Here's a few from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard.

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Life is gamble at horrible odds. If it were a bet you wouldn't take it.


The Player

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The Law of Probablity means that if six monkeys were thrown up into the air long enough, they'd land on their tails just about as often as they would land on their heads.


Guildenstern

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The sun comes up just about as often as it goes down, in the long run, and a coin shows heads just about as often as it shows tails.
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Guildenstern
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Don't play the National lottery because of the "And rule" and Billy Connolly
Ross Diggle
It's ok everyone laughs at my surname. If you've seen Boogie nights imagine my name register fashion and guess what my nickname at school was! Diggle R.
Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
--Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip.

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
-- Winston Churchill

Its amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
-- Harry S. Truman
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
Oscar Wilde

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
Oscar Wilde

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
Oscar Wilde

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

"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
Bernard M. Baruch

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."
Doug Larson

"I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege' "
Earl Warren

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
Douglas Adams
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You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. -Jesus

I like that one especialy.
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Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of postAuthorIDity is the most prosperous criminal position available
Frank Herbert
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Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

--Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Another great Douglas Adams quote:

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"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
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Do or do not, there is no try!


Yoda, from SW EP5 The Empire Strikes Back.
Elf Smilie
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Sems a long way to come just to conquer Woking.


Mr Hyde- of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
This would be better 4 a girl to say, but I still think it's funny.

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Finally he said, "What did you spend so much time talking about with Ila? If you weren't dancing with that long-legged fellow, you were talking to her like it was some kind of secret."
"Ila was giving me advice on being a woman," Egwene replied absently. He began laughing, and she gave him a hooded, dangerous look that he failed to see.
"Advice! Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are."
"That," Egwene said, "is probably why you make such a bad job of it."


I think this is funny; it's from Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World.
Wink Smilie
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It iz a disgrace tew enny man tew be feared .

-Josh Billings (1818-1885)
A conversation between me and my lodger last night.

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I belive god is energy!
Michael Powl

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If you want to find god, look into the sun, it will blind you!
Ross Diggle
I should quote that to my mom.
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Tew bring up a child in the wa he should go-travel that wa your-self.

--Josh Billings
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Remember, temper is the one thing you cant get rid of by losing it


/Jack Nicholson as Buddy Rydell in Anger Management
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Pray just look at the meaning of the word, you will see it is blasphemy!
Ross Diggle
Hehe,I agree with you Ringy. :
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Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.
--Seneca
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LOL!! I just love your quotes Ross!! They're so random!!!
Is that a good or bad thing? Smile Smilie

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A pessimist is just an optimist with experience
Ross Diggle
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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
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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
Mariah Carey, who washes the dishes and scrubs the acres of floor in her house, but hires someone to take the chewing gum out of her mouth.
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Good luck, Mr. Gorsky
Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." were televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky."

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs. Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.
On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question. In 1938 when he was a kid in a small midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard.
His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbour's yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbours were none other than Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
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