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shible
10-26-2007, 05:58 PM
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"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

-- Winston Churchill


"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."

-- Winston Churchill


"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
pleasure."

-- Clarence Darrow


"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the
dictionary."

-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)


"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"

-- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)


"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time
reading it."

-- Moses Hadas


"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I
know."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."

-- Groucho Marx


"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved
of it."

-- Mark Twain


"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."

-- Oscar Wilde

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shible
10-26-2007, 06:39 PM
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I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of William Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.”
Bill Hirst



“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book – I’ll waste no time reading it.”
Moses Hadas



“I have read your book and much like it.”
Moses Hadas



“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.”
Flannery O’Connor



“Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.”
Oliver Herford



“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”
Wilson Mizner



“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
T.S. Eliot



“Criticism is prejudice made plausible.”
Henry Louis Mecken



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~Sam~
10-26-2007, 06:44 PM
Do you ever read the bible?
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3isha
10-26-2007, 06:44 PM
тнєяє ιѕ ησ тяєѕѕυяє ℓιкє кησωℓє∂gє gαιηє∂
ALi ibn abi Talib
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-Elle-
10-27-2007, 01:08 AM
Oh,I have a bunch of these,here are a few favorites:

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Socrates
Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do everything as in the eye of another.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
Italo Calvino

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shible
10-27-2007, 02:55 AM
Originally Posted by ~Sam~
Do you ever read the bible?
No i haven't , but have seen a few saying of Bible on different articles that i come across

May i know what it has to do with the quotes.
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shible
10-27-2007, 02:57 AM
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“It is better to be quotable than to be honest.”
Tom Stoppard



“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
Tom Clancy



“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain



“There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
Flannery O’Connor



“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”
Paul Valery



“A man is known by the books he reads.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.”
Harriet Martineau



“In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s exactly the opposite.”
Paul Dirac



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waji
10-27-2007, 03:13 AM
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Success is connected with action.

You can have the success you seek if you never give up trying.

A closer look will show you that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action

Obstacles will always look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.

If you are ruled by your mind you are a king, if by your body, a slave.

Everything is possible if you believe it is.


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shible
10-27-2007, 12:48 PM
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“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”
Phillips Brooks



“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by the way he eats jelly beans.”
Ronald Reagan



“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson



“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
Thomas Paine



“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Abraham Lincoln



“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
Vince Lombardi



“The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”
G.K. Chesterton



“Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.”
James A. Michener



“ The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
Carlos Castoneda



“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill



“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower



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Umm Hurairah
10-27-2007, 01:30 PM
I like da onez about reading. :D


"Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly."

"You can observe a lot by just watching."

"Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important."

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."

"A good heart is better than all the heads in the world."

"You have to know a lot to know how little you know."
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shible
10-27-2007, 03:39 PM
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“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T.S. Elliot



“Perseverance is not a long race. It is many short races one after another.”
Walter Elliott



“Every man I meet is in some way my superior.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”
Mark Twain



“Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping always make you less than you are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes



“Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it.”
Malcolm S. Forbes



“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”
David Lloyd George



“Generosity is taking more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
Kahlil Gibran



“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
André Gide



“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Integrity is when what you say, what you do, what you think and who you are all come from the same place.”
Madelyn Griffith-Haynie




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Al-Zaara
10-27-2007, 04:04 PM
I've been reading Shakespear again, and like him more than ever before.

Well I was only 11 when I read some of his works, I wasn't able to understand too much. lol

Also, I like Oscar Wilde. Witty guy, just awesome quality.



Few love to hear the sins they love to act.

All the world's a stage.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.


-Shakespeare.



Every potrait that is painted that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Experience is the name everyone gives their mistakes.

-Oscar Wilder
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Mik'hael
10-27-2007, 09:53 PM
''Either These Curtains go, or i do''-Oscar Wilde on his death bed

“Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding” François de la Rochefoucauld

"Be careful—don't assume a teacher is always right, without question. You have to think for yourself. Sometimes we teachers make mistakes, too. But in this case, I am right: You're not yet ready for a lightsaber."- Luke Skywalker


“I know people in America think Muslims are terrorists, but for Rwandans they were our freedom fighters during the genocide,” said Jean Pierre Sagahutu, 37, a Tutsi (Rwandan Genocide survivor)who converted to Islam from Catholicism after his father and nine other members of his family were slaughtered, [Found this on an article from Islamonline.com]

"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary."
"I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation."

"You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being."

"Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks."

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."

- Quotes by Brother Malcolm X

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

And of course 2 from our beloved Rasool Sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam

Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
"The person who is strong is not strong because he can knock people down. The person who is strong is the one who controls himself when he is angry."

Aslam said, " 'Umar ibn al-Khattab said, 'Do not let your love be a total infatuation. Do not let your anger be destruction.' I asked, 'How is that?' He replied, 'When you love, you are infatuated like a child. When you hate, you desire destruction for your companion.'"
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waji
10-28-2007, 07:41 AM
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The two most power-filled words..............."I Can"

We have two ears and one mouth so Think twice, speak once.
^^this one specially for Ladies

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ansar.tajudeen
10-28-2007, 11:52 AM
Originally Posted by shible
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“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”
Phillips Brooks



“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by the way he eats jelly beans.”
Ronald Reagan



“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Thomas Jefferson



“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
Thomas Paine



“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Abraham Lincoln



“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
Vince Lombardi



“The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”
G.K. Chesterton



“Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.”
James A. Michener



“ The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
Carlos Castoneda



“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill



“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower



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nice quotes brother..
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shible
10-28-2007, 12:22 PM
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“Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.”
Howard Hendricks



“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”
Aldous Huxley



“Be more concerned with your character than you reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
John Wooden



“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
John Wooden



“The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.”
Sir Alexander Paterson



“If a man does his best, what else is there?”
General George S. Patton



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shible
10-28-2007, 01:16 PM
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“No one can you make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt



“You cannot escape the responsibility tomorrow by evading it today.”
Abraham Lincoln



“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Ellen Parr



If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.”
Dennis Roch



“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
Seneca



“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
George Bernard Shaw


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shible
10-28-2007, 04:07 PM
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“The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”
Charles Swindoll



“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.”
Mark Twain



“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”
George Will



“Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.”
Elbert Hubbard



“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”
Oscar Wilde



“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
Benjamin Franklin



“I criticize by creation – not by finding fault.”
Cicero

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shible
10-31-2007, 04:39 PM
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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi



“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Green Hubbard



“The superior man is modest in is speech, but excels in his actions.”
Confucius



“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



“There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.”
General Douglas MacArthur



“It’s better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.”
James Thurber



“The average person thinks he isn’t.”
Father Larry Lorenzoni


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shible
11-01-2007, 06:22 AM
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I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”
Harrry S. Truman



“When I was a boy of fourteen my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learnt in seven years.”
Mark Twain



“My father was frightened of his father, I was frightened of my father, and I’m ****ed well going to see to it that my children are frighten of me.”
King George V



“Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.”
Doug Larson



“Any child will tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can use it when he’s really in trouble.”
Dennis Fakes



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shible
11-20-2007, 04:51 PM
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“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester’



”Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.”
Phyllis Diller



“Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions-everyone but a school bus driver.”
Unknown



“God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things which cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.”
Reinhold Niebuhr



“On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Nietzsche



“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Frank Outlaw



“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Plato



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11-20-2007, 05:07 PM
"Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ~ Anonymous
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shible
12-09-2007, 07:26 AM
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“Sleep, riches and health; to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.”
Jean Paul Richter


“Decisions determine destiny.”
Frederick Speakman


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Muriel Strode


“When you can’t have what you want, it’s time to start wanting what you have.”
Kathleen A. Sutton


“No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.”
Turkish proverb


“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
Sun Tzu


“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
Albert Einstein


“If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Friedrich Neitzsche


“He who hesitates is a ****ed fool.”
Mae West


“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Henry David Thoreau


“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Sir Winston Churchill


“When you have completed 95% of your journey you are halfway there.”
Japanese proverb


“You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.”
James Allen


“Those who await not gifts from chance have conquered fate.”
Mathew Arnold


“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
Yogi Beri


“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Henry David Thoreau




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