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What Are Your Favorite Quotations?

Postby Miss. Ladybird » Wed May 02, 2007 8:56 pm

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.


"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."

From "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe

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Postby Chet Baker » Thu May 03, 2007 7:14 am

"If I lose my freedom, I would rather die."

This is my famous quotation and also my dream. :!:

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Postby vince90 » Thu May 03, 2007 8:18 pm

Chet Baker wrote:"If I lose my freedom, I would rather die."

This is my famous quotation and also my dream. :!:



There is a quote on the vehicle plate from the state of New Hampshire says "Live free or Die". It's my famous quote too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Free_or_Die

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Postby Chet Baker » Fri May 04, 2007 2:30 am

vince90 wrote:
Chet Baker wrote:"If I lose my freedom, I would rather die."

This is my famous quotation and also my dream. :!:



There is a quote on the vehicle plate from the state of New Hampshire says "Live free or Die". It's my famous quote too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Free_or_Die


Thank you Vince90. Unfortunately, how many people can live free? If you are an office clerk, you have to stay in office for more than 10 hours a day, you may have 1.5 days off if you are lunck. :? "Free" is too expensive for someone who don't have money to support themseleve and their family.

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Postby vince90 » Fri May 04, 2007 3:12 pm

Chet Baker wrote:
vince90 wrote:
Chet Baker wrote:"If I lose my freedom, I would rather die."

This is my famous quotation and also my dream. :!:



There is a quote on the vehicle plate from the state of New Hampshire says "Live free or Die". It's my famous quote too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Free_or_Die


Thank you Vince90. Unfortunately, how many people can live free? If you are an office clerk, you have to stay in office for more than 10 hours a day, you may have 1.5 days off if you are lunck. :? "Free" is too expensive for someone who don't have money to support themseleve and their family.


At least you are free to choice to be an office clerk and work for the company you like. There are many people in this world don’t even have a basic human right. You’re lucky buddy. :D

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Postby Chet Baker » Sat May 05, 2007 3:10 am

vince90 wrote:
Chet Baker wrote:
vince90 wrote:
Chet Baker wrote:"If I lose my freedom, I would rather die."

This is my famous quotation and also my dream. :!:



There is a quote on the vehicle plate from the state of New Hampshire says "Live free or Die". It's my famous quote too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Free_or_Die


Thank you Vince90. Unfortunately, how many people can live free? If you are an office clerk, you have to stay in office for more than 10 hours a day, you may have 1.5 days off if you are lunck. :? "Free" is too expensive for someone who don't have money to support themseleve and their family.


At least you are free to choice to be an office clerk and work for the company you like. There are many people in this world don’t even have a basic human right. You’re lucky buddy. :D


Yes Vince90, there are many people still living in the living hell, they may suffer from war or personal health condition. let's pray. :cry:

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Postby monic » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:59 pm

Best of all he loved the fall
The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods
Leaves floating on the trout streams
And above the hills
The high blue windless skies
Now he will be a part of them forever

Ernest Hemingway - Idaho - 1939

This may not be my favorite quote but this author besides is one of the best riders ever born his history was full of turbulent episodes...
"Many of his works are now considered canonical in American literature"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway

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Postby Melek » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:07 pm

Gabriel Garsia Markes
13 aphorisms about life

1.I don’t love you for who you are, but for that who I am when Im with you..

2.No person in the world deserves ur tears &but who deserves, will never make you cry..

3.Only for the reason that someone doesn’t love u as u want,doest mean that he doesn’t love u by all his heart..

4.The worst way of missing someone is to be with him & to realize that he will never be yours..

5.Never stop smiling,even if u you are sad,coz someone will fall in love with ur smile..

6.A real friend is who will hold your hand & feel your heart..

7.Maybe in this world you are merely a person,but for someone you are the whole world…

8.Dont waste ur time on the person who doesn’t srive to spend it with you..

9.Dont cry that all have passed,but smile that it happened..

10.Always there exist people who hurt u…You must continue trusting people,but be a little bit careful..

11.Become better & u urself first understand who u r ,untill u meet a new one & hope that he will understand u..

12.Dont make so much efforts, all the best happens suddenly..

13.Maybe God wants us to meet not that person until we meet that sole person,in order we should be grateful,when we meet him..



p.s.my favourite ones!

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Postby sweets » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:48 pm

my faviourt qoute "TO BE OR NOT TO BE" it gives me the power to try make my life better :)

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Postby Krisi » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:30 am


"Here I am. Not there. Not where I used to be or where I will be someday or where I wish I were. But here. In this place. Amid this specific circumstances. Here I am. Not as I was yesterday, or as I will be tomorrow or as I wish I were. But as I am. In this condition, this shape. With this particular thoughts and feelings.
Here I am, GOD."

This was shared to me. And I love it. I'm sharing this to all.
This has touched the very core of my heart and has given me a meaningfull life.

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Postby Krisi » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:27 am

:D This is also one among my favourite.

"Always make room for beauty in your life; in your home, in your work, your leisure, your relationship, your prayer. No beauty no life. Beauty is essential for survival and growth."

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Postby milococosiro » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:03 am

sweets wrote:my faviourt qoute "TO BE OR NOT TO BE" it gives me the power to try make my life better :)


Is it quoted from "HAMLET"?

my favourite quotation is "Think all of what you say but don't say all of what you think."

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Postby sweets » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:48 pm

yes :D ihave quated it form HAMELT i like this play :lol:

cheeeeeeeeeeers

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Postby Krisi » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:37 pm

This is an excerpt from a book I have read,
"Carry on, no matter what happens. Hide your private sorrows under a smile and carry on." difficult though. Still shows.
In fairness, this is nice really. I like this.

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Postby Melek » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:02 am

10 things GOD won't ask on doomsday:


1...GOD won't ask what kind of car u drove,HE'll ask how many people u drove who didn't have transportation.

2...GOD won't ask the square footage of ur house,HE'll ask how many people u welcomed into ur house.


3...GOD won't ask about the clothes u had in ur closet,HE'll ask how many u helped to clothe.

4...GOD won't ask what ur highest salary was,HE'll ask if u compromised ur character to obtain it.

5...GOD won't ask what ur job title was,HE'll ask if u perfomed ur job to the best of ur ability.

6...GOD won't ask how many friends u had,HE'll ask how many people to whom u were a friend.

7...GOD won't ask in what neighbourhood u lived,HE'll ask how u treated ur neighbours.

8...GOD won't ask about the color of ur skin,HE'll ask about the content of ur character.

9...GOD won't ask why it took u so long to seek Salvation,HE'll lovingly take u to ur mansion in the Heaven,and not to the gates of Hell.

10...GOD won't ask how many people u forwarded this to,HE already knows ur decision.


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Postby Krisi » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:01 am


Here's another among my favourites;

"Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood."
-HELEN KELLER-

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Postby Bazooka » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:52 am

" ... It is not important who I am, what I do will define me ... " I am really fond of this quotation.

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Postby (((Edu))) » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:54 pm

We don't need more strength or more ability or greater oportunity. What we need is to use what we have. (Basil S. Walsh)

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Postby Tora » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:56 pm

GOD, Melek, you hurt my eyes 8)

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Postby Bambang » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:04 am

"Life is a drama. Take and play your own role."

= Old Uncle Bambang =

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Postby illusion » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:43 pm

"What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me; no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so."


"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare


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