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Ok, here's one of my favorite pieces of Seussian Wisdom
(Yes the late Dr. Seuss!)
~From the Troubles I Had In Getting To Solla Sellew

>Then I started back home
To the Valley of Vung.
I know I'll have troubles.
I'll maybe, get stung.
I'll always have troubles.
I'll, maybe get bit
By the green-headed quail
On the place where I sit.

But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!

"One flew East,and one flew West..............one flew over the cuckoo's nest"
"There's absolutely no excuse for the way I'm about to act"

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I do not know the author, but the way I heard the above misquoted quote was as the following:

" Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intentions of arriving in a well preserved and attractive body, but RATHER to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other . . . body thoroughly used up, totally worn-out and screaming . . . 'Wooohoooo! What a ride!!!' "

tryin' to live up to it . . .

"If you are not a part of the Solution, you are a part of the Precipitate"

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You know, today I was sorting out my "mess draw" trying to find my tax return, and came across the card given out at his funeral that quoted that statement, It was weird when one moment rushing to find my tax return to send off to my accountant, and then suddenly coming across that - I took a step back when I found it........but then I also remembered the quote about death and taxes.....


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"Its the magic of risking everything for a dream nobody sees but you" - Morgan Freeman

was reading this forum and watching "Million Dollar Baby" and this line just stood out. Thought I'd share

BASE 3:16 - Even if you are about to land on a cop - DONT FORGET TO FLARE!
Free the soul -- DJ

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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

All are from Mohandas Ghandi. I like the first one the most.

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It seems that the pursuit is more essential than the goal. The relentless drive of humankind to seek out the novel, to explore the limits of mind, muscles, and senses, to take great risks in spite of fear, to release the animal brain from the constraints of the social brain, may be the source of both his creativeness and his destructiveness. Perhaps he painted his caves for ritualistic or magical functions, but maybe he also wanted something to look at besides the dull cave walls.
(M. Zuckerman, 1974:80)

The only thing worse than a cold toilet seat is a warm toilet seat.

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