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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby DrewInToledo » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:16 am

This one i find incredibly powerful.. And it proves that you are a winner. Especially meaningful to those feeling unworthy.

"You were a winner from the moment you were born.
There were several hundred billion sperm in one glob chasing this one egg.
They were all in a race. The prize was this egg, and they were all swimming as fast as they could.
There were billions of them, and you won.
You won the first race you were ever in."
Dr Wayne Dyer – Staying on the Path
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby mannytheseacow » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:49 pm

4seasons wrote:
mannytheseacow wrote:And a simple one from the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner:

"I have no enemies" -Liu Xiaobo



“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.” - Paul Newman


Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. -Siddhartha Gautama
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby thickstrings » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:54 am

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”
The Buddha [From the Dhammapada]
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:57 pm

I had to give a speak last Sunday for the Citizen of the Year banquet in our small town. I had no clue what I was going to say about the Gentleman who was chosen this year and then I got this thread on Friday. I used 2 quotes from Thick Strings, the one from Thoreau and the one from Longfellow. Thanks for the inspiration. I had the key note address, my speech lasted about 10 min, and I delivered it, I didn't read it. Everyone was pleased including the Citizen of the year. Thanks again for the help guys.
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:01 pm

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best time is today. Chinese proverb
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby Bobwieser » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:23 am

You don't stop riding because your old, you get old because you stop riding, Image
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby wfwarner » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:18 am

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to be.
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby mannytheseacow » Sun May 03, 2015 3:34 pm

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." -Mario Savio
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby thickstrings » Tue May 05, 2015 12:12 pm

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."

Denis Diderot
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Re: Words of Wisdom

Postby mannytheseacow » Tue May 05, 2015 10:15 pm

Now that deserves a like button, too, TS. I've never heard of Diderot before but from a quick search of the net he is full of good stuff.
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