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Post by Bambang » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:01 am

Just enough is not enough.

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Post by Krisi » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:20 am

Never explain yourself. Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it...

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Post by Krisi » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:26 pm

I love the man who can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

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Post by Krisi » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:19 am

All learning begins with the simple phrase, "I don't know."

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Post by Krisi » Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:53 pm

Winners are loosers who got up and gave it one more try...

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by ashgore » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:15 pm

[quote="Miss. Ladybird"]Don't you sometimes feel "stuck" to a problem or a no-win situation and you find yourself very depressed and unable to do anything? It even gets worse when you find nobody to talk to.

Well, I had gone through this a lot. One of the things that helped me is reading these lines every time I feel depressed. They're a part of a novel called" Robinson Crusoe" written by Daniel Defoe. It's a story of a sailor who was desolated in an island alone and with nothing to help him survive. Believe me! It will help you to see the bright side of any problem.


[b][i] "I had now brought my State of Life to be much easier in it self than it was at first, and much easier to my Mind, as well as to my Body. I frequently sat down to my Meat with Thankfulness, and admir'd the Hand of God's providence, which had thus spread my Table in the Wilderness. I learn'd to look more upon the bright Side of my Condition, and less upon the dark Side; and to consider what I enjoy'd, rather than what I wanted; and this gave me sometimes such secret Comforts, that I cannot express them; and which I take Notice of here, to put those discontented People in Mind of it, who cannot enjoy comfortably what God has given them; because they see, and covet something that he has not given them; All our Discontents about what we want, appear'd to me, to spring from the Want of Thankfulness for what we have." [/i] [/b]

From "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe[/quote]



I like this quote too. It teaches us to be thankful for what we have rather than to covet others' possessions. Looking to the bright side of anything is definitely good. It is our human nature though to keep looking for more and more. If someone just got an old car instead of his bicycle, this person would be really happy. But then, he'll want a newer car. If someone got an average salary, then later he would want a bigger one and so forth. Unless we reach this resolution of being thankful, this 'want' process could be indefinite.

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Post by Krisi » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:26 pm

Five great enemies of peace inhibit us:
avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride.


-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Post by Krisi » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:43 am

Three Rules of Work:

1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


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Post by Krisi » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:01 pm

Commitment is a line you must cross... it is the difference between dreaming and doing...

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Post by gem » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:21 am

Keep SMILING . It makes everyone wonder what you've been up to.


Progress is nothing but the victory of SMILE over anger.


Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of hero and the SMILE of a conqueror.

SMILE is a slight curve which can set all things straight.

What's the use of worrying?
It never was worthwhile,
So, pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
and SMILE, SMILE, SMILE....

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Post by Krisi » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:35 am

When you get into a tight place, and it seems you can't go on, hold on, for that's just the place and time that the tide will turn.

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:59 am

"I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet."

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Post by Miss. Ladybird » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:06 am

krisi wrote:"I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet."
How creepy! I read this sentence this morning, somewhere, and now at the end of the day! :roll:

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Bambang » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:51 am

krisi wrote:"I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet."
I like this.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:00 am

bambang wrote:
krisi wrote:"I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet."
I like this.
Thanks, Uncle Bambang... ( This really struck a vibrating chord in my heart.)

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Post by Krisi » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:13 am

Miss. Ladybird wrote:
krisi wrote:"I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet."
How creepy! I read this sentence this morning, somewhere, and now at the end of the day! :roll:
I know the feelings, Miss. Ladybird... (I really cried when I had no shoes! :oops: But, this pierced my heart when I ran an eye over this quotation in a book... :cry: )

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by faithfulman » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:15 am

hi! i was having a lot of probleme and i was very sad
but when i have been remebering this quote i feel so happy
after any distress there is an affluence
allah

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Ms.A.Z » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:24 am

My two most favorite quots are:

"Life is not measured by the breath you take but rather by the moments that take your breath away" un-known

&

"What gose around comes around"


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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:46 am

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:28 am

"Most of the good that is done in this world is the direct result of somebody's sensitivity."
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:39 pm

If you were given a lemon, make a lemonade. :P
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by WALID » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:04 pm

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

a very optimistic view to death :mrgreen:

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Post by Bambang » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:09 am

WALID wrote:“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

a very optimistic view to death :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:26 pm

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
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Post by Krisi » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:39 pm

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:44 pm

Many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:02 pm

"Carry on, no matter what happens.
Hide your private sorrows under a smile and carry on."
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Bambang » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:52 am

Quotation confesses inferiority.
=Ralph Waldo Emerson=

Stop quoting me!
=Jimmy Henderson=

What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it!
=Robert Holmes=

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
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Don't ever quote me!
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:25 am

Proverb:

If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Sunnypk » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:30 pm

Proverb

Many friends, many problems
As you sew, so shall you reap

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Bambang » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:15 am

Sunnypk wrote:Proverb

Many friends, many problems
I like this. Who told you that?
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Vega » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:50 am

Bambang wrote:
Sunnypk wrote:Proverb

Many friends, many problems
I like this. Who told you that?
I don't agree with that..

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Post by Bambang » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:31 am

Xkalibur wrote:
Bambang wrote:
Sunnypk wrote:Proverb

Many friends, many problems
I like this. Who told you that?
I don't agree with that..
Because you have only few friends. :P
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:45 am

Taking things apart is the result of knowledge; wisdom is putting them back together again.
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Post by Krisi » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:06 pm

ohad wrote:"The entire purpose of our existence is to overcome our negative habits."

- Rabbi Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman (Vilna Gaon)
I like this Ohad. That includes the unclean thoughts right?
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by LegodeFein » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:15 am

"Ultra poss nemo obligatur"
"No one can be obliged beyond one's opportunities"

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Oriani » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:32 pm

in Spanish is "La vida sin música sería un error".

In English " Life without music would be a mistake"


8) I don't remember who said it,eventhough I love it. :wink:

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:05 am

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


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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Sunnypk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:04 am

Tennyson:

"It is better to have loved and lost than never to have losed at all."
As you sew, so shall you reap

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Krisi » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:28 pm

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.


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Post by Krisi » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:22 am

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."

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Many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.
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Post by Krisi » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:41 am

"We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."

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Post by Krisi » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:18 am

"Most of the good that is done in this world is the direct result of somebody's sensitivity."
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Post by forum » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:17 am

"I wish none of this had happened."
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

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Post by Krisi » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm

"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."


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Post by Raven » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:16 pm

What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Post by Sunnypk » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:30 am

Be Fair In Your All Dealings, People Will Be Okey With You Automatically
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Post by Bambang » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:36 am

"Be nice to people, then they'll be nice to you".
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Post by Krisi » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:38 am

"We are all pencils in the hand of God."

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