Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. upchurchmr
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    Don't ask the question if you can't stand the answer.
     
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    If only Vader had followed that advice at the end of Revenge of the Sith....
     
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    “If Sparta and Rome perished, what state can hope to last forever?”

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    How do you know until you hear the answer ?
     
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    Forever is quite a long time though !
     
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    Yeah, Hell is one state that will last that long.

    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

    Groucho Marx
     
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    “The weather is nature's disruptor of human plans and busybodies. Of all the things on earth, nature's disruption is what we know we can depend on, as it is essentially uncontrolled by men.”

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    I'm just getting around to reading thru this subject thread, and this one just jumped out at me. Sort sounds like 'the Donald'
     
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    Here's a song from the Monkees I was definitely not aware of till the other day.

     
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    "An old young man will be a young old man."
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    There are worse guidelines to life than those laid out in 'Desiderata' - which despite the hype surrounding it in the Age of Aquarius, was written by Max Ehrmann way back in 1927.

    Desiderata

    GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

    By Max Ehrmann © 1927
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