Do You Have A Favourite Quote To Share

Lounge By paperlace1 Updated 25 Mar 2014 , 12:37pm by rosemary25

paperlace1 Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 12:58am
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this is my favourite quote of all time. it became so when i took up the fight for equal access for disabled people in my town. 

 

it is the thing that gives me strength and it is the thing that reminds me that injustice will only succeed when good people stand by and do nothing to challenge it.

 

Each time a person stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” 
― Robert F. Kennedy

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botoco Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 4:07am
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I have a few :wink:...

 

"We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice; that is, until we have stopped saying 'it got lost' and say 'I lost it'". ~Sydney Harris

 

"You can let the same force that makes flowers grow and planets move run your life, or you can do it yourself." ~Marianne Williamson

 

"What you do speaks so loud {sic} that I cannot hear what you say." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

paperlace1 Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 12:05pm
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AThere are some powerful words here;-D

AZCouture Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:14pm
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A"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation."                                                                     

MimiFix Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:38pm
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"Why pick a fight when it's easier not to?"  Anon.

patticake1951 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:51pm
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These are all great!!

I have one,

"If I could live my life over I would find you sooner so I could love you longer"

AZCouture Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:24pm
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Original message sent by patticake1951

These are all great!! I have one, "If I could live my life over I would find you sooner so I could love you longer"

Oh that's a great one!!

Godot Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:33pm
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A'Do, or do not. There is no try.' Yoda

cakealicious7 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:46pm
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A" The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart "

" Yesterday I was clever, I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I'm changing myself " Both by Rumi

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:54pm
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Quote:
beware the anger of a patient person

 

edited to say--that's my quote--sounded pretty ominous all by itself there :)

enga Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 6:09pm
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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

shanter Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 8:41pm
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Godot Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 8:42pm
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A"Wherever you go, there you are."

MBalaska Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 8:56pm
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"What goes around, comes around."    "Be careful what you ask for"      "You reap what you sow."    "Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas."

 

no rainbows and glitter in my life lessons.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 9:08pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by enga 
 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

 

just utilizing a little healthy irreverence --

if it wasn't for the rabble rousers there wouldn't be any 'children of God'  jk jk jk  sort of...  :-D

 

 

>>>but i have some favorite scriptures too--like job 12:2

 

Quote:

"No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you."

 

i like the snarky scriptures heheheh

 

(job was speaking to his accusers, his so called friends who were slicing him up for supper)

 

another fave that never goes out of style--proverbs 17:28

 

Quote:

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

 

here take my ^^^ advice, i'm not using it  :lol:

 

(just being silly--don't get offended anyone pls--here's a golden opportunity to be a child of God!)  

 

but truly those are two of my fave scriptures

patticake1951 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 9:18pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by AZCouture 


Oh that's a great one!!

Thanks AZ I found a sign at Hobby Lobby with that on it. I bought it for my DH for father's day. We met about 11 and 1/2 years ago. [we are both in our 60s now,] but it was like we were meant to be together. been married now for 9 1/2 yrs.

 

 Here is a quote that my silly late DH used to say "Never, ever play leap frog with a unicorn"

Norasmom Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 9:24pm
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"The cream rises."

tcam Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 9:38pm
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“Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”


― Gordon B. Hinckley

enga Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 10:18pm
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Unlike some I don't play with scriptures or the word of God. It was meant for the OP who was just trying to be a peace maker in her own way.

 

I used my avatar when I was being made fun of for speaking up for others who I felt were being mistreated and being called someone living in a world of rainbows and unicorns. I will be that rainbow colored unicorn if that is what you believe I am for standing up for righteousness and being considerate of others. When life gives you lemons you make lemonade.

 

I will tell you this your words like mine are being read by many, words that you can never take back. Words that paint your true character and what lies within your heart. Yes, and you shall know them by their fruit.

 

 

I Forgive You, And May God Bless You And Keep You

buglady Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 10:33pm
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The phrase 'Do Not Be Afraid' is written 365 times in the Bible.  That is a daily reminder from God to live every day with courage.

jason_kraft Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 11:05pm
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A"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."

- Christopher Hitchens

Godot Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 2:27am
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A"Be particular." Jill's grampa

Norasmom Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 3:15am
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"I love you."

cazza1 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 6:16am
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She's not being indecisive she's practicing flexible decision making  (shopkeeper down south to my DH)

cakealicious7 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 12:59pm
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A" Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family "

paperlace1 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 1:41pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

"What goes around, comes around."    "Be careful what you ask for"      "You reap what you sow."    "Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas."

 

no rainbows and glitter in my life lessons.

what goes around comes around - is my second favourite alonge with it is this one

 

'Don't judge me until you have walked a day in my shoes' have no idea where it is from

cakefat Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 1:53pm
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“If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.”

- Issac Bashevis Singer

 

 

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”- Issac Bashevis Singer

 

 

 

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.” (-not quite sure who first said this, as it's been attributed to a few)

cakesrock Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 2:01pm
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Here are my 2 faves:
 
"It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it." W. Somerset Maugham

"Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like this compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised." Michael Scott (The Office)
-K8memphis Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 2:06pm
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i was giving my favorite random quotes--no other intention--no special messages--aimless, casual--first ones that popped up in my head--

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