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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
11:43 pm
"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little,
soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we
do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
... Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength.
And let us renew our faith and our hope."
-- Ronald Reagan

"They say that the security arrangements for the up coming
presidential inauguration will be the most extensive in history.
And that's just to keep the Bush twins away from the bar."
-- Craig Ferguson (2005)

"So what's the difference between republican and democratic forms of
government? John Adams captured the essence of the difference when
he said, 'You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments;
rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights
derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.' Nothing in our
Constitution suggests that government is a grantor of rights.
Instead, government is a protector of rights."
-- Walter Williams

"Fear Factor" is being sued for two and half million dollars by a
Cleveland man who said watching the show made him vomit. I guess he
has one of those rare TVs without the off switch."
-- Jay Leno (2005)

"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold:
patriotism, morality, and spiritual life. If we can undermine
these three areas, America will collapse from within."
-- Josef Stalin

"In offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels...that they will
control the usual current of the passions or prevent our nation
from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of
nations...that they may...warn against the impostures of pretended
patriotism - this hope will be a full recompense for the solicitude
for your welfare by which they have been dictated."
-- George Washington, his Farewell Address

Unlike the Republican Party, we believe our values unite us as
Americans, instead of dividing us. Today, I propose a progressive
vision for America, a vision that Democrats must fight for in the
months and years ahead - a vision rooted in our basic values of
opportunity, fairness, tolerance and respect for each other."
-- Sen. Ted Kennedy, National Press Club 01/12/2005

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."
-- Lao-Tzu (570-490 BC), Chinese philosopher/father of Taoism

"The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers
and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the
foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our
constitution from a co-ordination of a general and special
government to a general and supreme one alone."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"To prevent inquiry is among the worst of evils."
-- Thomas Holcroft

"To reach college athletes, the NCAA announced they are launching an
anti-gambling campaign on the Cartoon Network. You know what's sad
about that? Not the gambling, but the fact the best way to reach
college athletes is the Cartoon Network."
-- Jay Leno

"The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any
human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of
despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and
-- Angelica Grimke

"Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a
self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware."
-- Arthur Koestler

"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must
first be overcome."
-- Samuel Johnson

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be
vigilant in its preservation."
-- General Douglas MacArthur

"Free elections are the byproduct of a society where citizens accord
certain rights to their government. Free elections cannot be a
byproduct of societies where regimes accord certain rights to
their subjects, eliminate their opponents and brainwash their
population with hate education."
-- Yoram Ettinger

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the
final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is
stronger than evil triumphant."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

David Letterman.... "Top Proposed Changes At CBS News":
Stories must be corroborated by at least two really strong hunches;
"Evening News" pre-show staff cocktail hour is cancelled until
further notice; Reduce "60 Minutes" to more manageable 15-20
minutes; Change division name from "CBS News" to "CBS News-ish";
If anchor says anything inaccurate, earpiece delivers an electric
shock; Conclude each story with comical "Boing" sound effect;
Instead of boring Middle East reports, more Powerball drawings;
To play it safe, every "exclusive" story will be about how tasty
pecan pie is; Not sure how, but make CBS News more like "C.S.I."
Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
1:35 am
why not

I figure that even though, no one has posted in here for a while, that doesn't mean that it's dead



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Current Mood: contemplative

Saturday, August 14th, 2004
8:46 pm
New here just some quotes i made add me if u want
You asked me where I was all your life. I told you I’ve been at your door all along..........I just never knocked.

Your beauty is so amazing....but when you shed tears its like I’m looking at the sun, because it hurts my eyes to see you that way.

Even though my mind may carry the horrible memories my heart carries the horrible pain.

As the memories burn away they leave scars in my heart.

I only hear in science about how the heart pumps blood through the body... That it’s only an organ that just does what the brain tells it do to but how does it make the feeling when you are in love? Is there something in the heart that dwells and lives? Does it or can it resist the mind and make it think twice about feelings? I think that the heart is stronger than the mind that it is actually the most important of all organs Even more than the brain because if it was just an ordinary organ we would not feel love or give any emotion to anyone. If it didn’t exist the world would be a place of nothing but greed and power.

How kind you are is in the heart not in your mind and nothing can change how ur heart feels or what it wants unless the heart really wants that your still who you are you only think that thats how you feel and there is nuthing wrong with that.

Whether upset, sad, happy. I’ll always be there for you. If someone dies that you know’ I’ll be there. If you need someone to talk and listen I’ll be there. If you need someone to hold I’ll be there. I’ll be there even if I’m nowhere near. Why I do these things. Is because I know you would do the same for me.

As we grow old. Time passes us by and changes the looks on things. Seasons change and erode objects away. We grow old and think nothing has been distorted, but at one point at one era in our life we perceive with our heart, and things change even the people we know whether mean or nice... they change.

Current Mood: relaxed
Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
2:50 pm
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference. -- Calvin Coolidge

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Current Mood: blah
Monday, May 31st, 2004
3:35 pm
A few random quotes
No real theme here, sorry.

"War is the trade of kings."
-John Dryden (1691)

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us."

"The most odious of concealed narcissisms -- prayer"
-John Fowles

"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings."
Ed Gardner

"We don't pay taxes. The little people pay taxes."
-Leona helmsley

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Current Mood: geeky
Sunday, May 30th, 2004
8:41 am
Just found this one
I have no idea, to this day, what happened there to change my mind. See I have this theory. People are people. They fuck up. It’s human nature to fuck things up horribly, and we do, constantly. Day in, day out, it’s just one fuck up after another really. But there’s this thing we do, called “growing up” – I still haven’t quite got that thing, not just yet. And there’s this other thing we do. It’s called “forgive.” We don’t understand, we just do.
- Kestrel, Queen of Wands.

Current Mood: thoughtful
7:52 am
Some personal favorites
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balanceaccounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, giveorders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.

Specialization is for insects.

~ Robert Heinlein


The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong; it's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't eat steak.

~ Robert Heinlein


When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

~ Johnathan Swift

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Current Mood: happy
12:40 am
I watched Troy today (which I recommend), which got me thinking on the subject of war...
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
--Dwight Eisenhower 1953 speech

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
--Sir Winston Churchill

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
-Ernest Hemmingway

Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent.
-Issac Asimov

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Current Mood: thoughtful
2:05 am
new here :) Hope you like...
"The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again." - Robert Byrne

"You pile up enough tomorrows and you'll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays" -Harold Hill

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends" -from Harry Potter
Saturday, May 29th, 2004
10:27 pm
"Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key."
- Alan Bennett

"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness."
- Albert Einstein

"People living deeply have no fear of death."
- Anais Nin

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of."
- Ben Franklin

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
- played by Patrick Stewart, from the film "Star Trek: Generations

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
- Emily Dickinson
10:09 pm
All George Bernard Shaw Quotes
"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."
(do NOT say 'I told you so')

"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing."

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it."

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing."

"New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths."

Current Mood: sick
8:05 pm
First post! :D
Well, this is my community, so I guess it would be pretty stupid of me to not post anything in it.

Seeing as how this is a "new beginning", I figured that quotes about beginnings would be appropriate to post here.

without further ado:

"A tree that reaches past your embrace, grows from one small seed. A structure over nine stories high, begins with a handful of earth. A journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step."
- Tao 64.

Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
- Ted Turner

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

All glory comes from daring to begin.
-Eugene F. Ware

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