Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. hoytedow
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    “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
    George Orwell
     
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    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."
    George Orwell
     
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    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
    Napoleon Bonaparte
     
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    "You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead."
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    "The most wasted of days is one without laughter."
    E.E. Cummings
     
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    "Who laughs last, laughs best."
    Who said that?
     
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    Don't you want to know what that joke was? Maybe not :cool:

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    Did it have anything to do with a wiener dog?
     
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    the quotation is actually:
    Laugh on laugh on my friend
    Hee laugheth best that laugheth to the end

    This proverb originated in Tudor England but, for once, wasn't coined by Shakespeare. It is found in print in the play Christmas Prince, which was first performed, at Cambridge, around 1608: see The Phrase Finder https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/he-who-laughs-last-laughs-longest.html

    But over the centuries has become:
    He who laughs last, laughs longest (or in some versions, best)
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
    Frederic Bastiat
     
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    "Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself."
    St. Augustine
     
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    Ain't that the truth!
    Everday I see the crippling effect of just that in my part of the woods....
     
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    When we face a life storm, our faith is challenged most often by God's seeming silence when we need him the most. Life storms helps us to explore the reality of trust, when circumstances challenge our faith and tempt us to doubt God's promises.
    John Krohn
     

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    All of Western civilization has this at its base. It is why Agamemnon was out there with his armies. Not to rescue Helen. They were sacking and pillaging, because that's what they did. Paris just had bad timing to have captured her away while Menelaus was out with his good buddy Agamemnon and their armies were in the neighborhood.

    It was how those ancients made their living.
     
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