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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Favorite quotes


I know there was a thread like this in the past. Here's some of my favorites out of a book(The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) I read recently:

"The foundation of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove." - Samuel Johnson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life....Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it." - Viktor Frankl

"We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, live our strongest dreams - even if it takes a lifetime." - Vijali Hamilton

"Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible." - Viktor Frankl

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

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." - Goethe
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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What's some of your favorites?
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 10:36 PM
 
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Oye can't think of one of now...

BUt I like the ones you listed.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 10:03 AM
 
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Here are just a few of mine

He is able who thinks he is able."
-Buddha

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down."
-Brian Weir

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
-Anatole France


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
-Mark Twain

"Your Goals, minus your doubts, equals your reality'
-Ralph Marston

'Success in any endeavor depends on which is a true expression of yourself'
-Ralph Marston

Who do you think you are? Are you the problems you encountered yesterday, or are you the positive possibilities that exist today?
Are you the limitations that others have convinced you to adopt? Or are you the person who can work your way through whatever obstacles may confront you?
Are you the shortcomings and disappointments you've known? Or are you the most magnificent, most treasured dreams you can imagine?
Are you the empty, meaningless pursuits of the materialistic culture that surrounds you? Or are you the deeply held, lasting values you know to be truth?
Who you think you are can make all the difference, in this moment, in your life. Because who you think you are is who you constantly work to more fully become.
Who do you think you are? Choose right now to be the best you can imagine.
-- Ralph Marston



There are many perfectly logical and understandable reasons why you can't. Yet even so, you can.
There are difficult obstacles standing in your way, and you do not now know how you'll get beyond them. Yet even so, you can.
Others may persuade and convince you that you can't. Yet even so, you can.
If you can dream it, if you can imagine it, then you can be it, you can do it. If it is meaningful enough, and you commit the energy of your passion, you will.
Many of the things you now take for granted were once considered impossible. Many of the things now considered impossible you'll one day take for granted.
Go ahead and dream, go ahead and imagine, then get busy bringing those dreams to life. You can, if only you will

You should check out some more Ralph Marston quotes, there are too many to post, but they are really inspirational.
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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow, those Ralph Marston quotes are very motivational! Thank you for those wishful thinking!
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Ok this isn't really a quote...its a poem from a book I read that i absolutely fell in love with. Hope you all enjoy! I think its really beautiful and so true..

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”
It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

*Oriah Mountain Dreamer*
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars--Les Brown Its one of my favorite quotes.


You don't know me,
And you don't even care,...
You don't know me,
And you don't wear my chains, ...
I think I'll go to Boston.
I think I'll start a new life.
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name.
I think I need a sunrise, I'm tired of sunset,
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"If you're going through hell, keep going."

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

These are all Winston Churchill
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"Overthinking, overanalyzing, seperates the body from the mind" -tool
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A little something I found on a website:

"To the world you may be just somebody, but to somebody you may be the world"
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" Im rich, b*tch. Im a f***in big tyma!" -- Mannie Fresh
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I don't know whose quote this is but I have had it on my pc for several years now. I have a bunch of quotes, I was planning on making a website about cool quotes.

Any organization is like a tree full of monkeys,
all on different limbs at different levels.
Some monkeys are climbing up, some down.
The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces.
The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but *****holes.

IF there are any Top Monkeys in here, Please forgive me.

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Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon
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"Strength and Honor are her clothing and she shall rise in time to come."
-Proverbs 31:25

"I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet."
-Persian Proverb
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Juliet21/Sarah M.....
That poem really shook me to the core. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Paula
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Juliet21/Sarah M.....
That poem really shook me to the core. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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Sometimes... life breaks your heart, but it doesn't have to break your spirit
-from the movie Dawn Anna-


You don't know me,
And you don't even care,...
You don't know me,
And you don't wear my chains, ...
I think I'll go to Boston.
I think I'll start a new life.
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name.
I think I need a sunrise, I'm tired of sunset,
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This isn't so much a quote, a lyric actually.

I lived my dreams today,
I have lived them yesterday,
And I'll be living yours tomorrow,
So don't look at me that way.
~the Libertines

Those lines follow me everywhere. It's hard to explain why the hit so close to home for me, but it's turned into almost like a relaxation cue for me. I sing that part of the song in my head, and my anxiety all but goes away. Those lines have helped me do alot of things I normally wouldn't and I feel like overall my anxiety is on the decrease.

And I know I don't wanna make the same mistake
As the man and the woman next door
'Cause they don't make no love they just go to war
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Know yourself, only when we face who we are and accept the positive and negatives can we allow change.

"Our lives improve only when we take chances ... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
-- Walter Anderson

You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and what you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself." -- Warren G. Bennis

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others

"You are in control of yourself, no body is worthy of making you feel inferior, no body has control over your feelings except yourself, you don't have to be a certain way for anyone."
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