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Post by Fran » 02 Mar 2015, 10:48

PG47 wrote:Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
- Voltaire
Great quote & quite chilling for being so true
We fade away, but vivid in our eyes
A world is born again that never dies.
- My Home by Clive James

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Post by TammyO » 05 Mar 2015, 08:21

What you don't want done to yourself, do not do to others.
-Confucius
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." ~Tom Clancy
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Post by suzy1124 » 07 Mar 2015, 21:34

Hell is other people...........Jean Paul Sartre...
" We don't see things as they are but as we are "

Carpe Diem!

Suzy...

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Post by TammyO » 10 Mar 2015, 22:29

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time..

-Abraham Lincoln
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Post by suzy1124 » 13 Mar 2015, 11:59

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free...Frederick Douglas
" We don't see things as they are but as we are "

Carpe Diem!

Suzy...

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Post by Rachaelamb1 » 17 Mar 2015, 11:03

Came across this one today...
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost." J.R.R. Tolkien
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Post by suzy1124 » 17 Mar 2015, 11:59

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –Anna Karenina (JA R.)
" We don't see things as they are but as we are "

Carpe Diem!

Suzy...

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Post by suzy1124 » 19 Mar 2015, 05:45

Brevity is the soul of wit.....Shakespeare...
" We don't see things as they are but as we are "

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Post by mui-scrimp » 21 Mar 2015, 21:54

"Fantastic!"
-The 9th Doctor
There are weapons you cannot hold in your hands. You can only hold them in your mind.
-Brian Herbert

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Post by suzy1124 » 22 Mar 2015, 06:05

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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi...
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Carpe Diem!

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Post by Rachaelamb1 » 25 Mar 2015, 01:05

“Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...” CS Lewis
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Post by claire13berger » 25 Mar 2015, 14:58

"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to the Earth. But man has only to sink below the surface and he is free."

Jacques Cousteau

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Post by Deee » 11 Apr 2015, 17:31

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim."

Elie Wiesel. From his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, 1986.
"But to find out the truth about how dreams die, one should never take the word of the dreamer."

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye.

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Post by DATo » 11 Apr 2015, 19:36

"Let’s set the existence-of-God issue aside for a later volume, and just stipulate that in some way, self-replicating organisms came into existence on this planet and immediately began trying to get rid of each other, either by spamming their environments with rough copies of themselves, or by more direct means which hardly need to be belabored. Most of them failed, and their genetic legacy was erased from the universe forever, but a few found some way to survive and to propagate. After about three billion years of this sometimes zany, frequently tedious fugue of carnality and carnage, Godfrey Waterhouse IV was born, in Murdo, South Dakota, to Blanche, the wife of a Congregational preacher named Bunyan Waterhouse. Like every other creature on the face of the earth, Godfrey was, by birthright, a stupendous badass, albeit in the somewhat narrow technical sense that he could trace his ancestry back up a long line of slightly less highly evolved stupendous badasses to that first self-replicating gizmo, which, given the number and variety of its descendants, might justifiably be described as the most stupendous badass of all time. Everyone and everything that wasn’t a stupendous badass was dead."

- Neal Stephenson, The Cryptonomicon
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Post by teacher_jane1 » 21 Apr 2015, 19:56

"Marriage is a duel to the death that no man of honor would refuse." My husband gave me this quote on the morning of our wedding :)
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