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What is one of your most favorite Quotes? (Okay you can quote more than one :o ) I love to read people signature lines because some of you have wonderful quotes in them. Post your favorite Quote here. One of mine is:

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main

sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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I don't know the source, but oft quoted around here is:

"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

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I have to choose one or two? That is hard. I keep a document of quotes I read, hear, etc. and choose one or two for my signatures and change them every once in awhile.

Ok, if I have to choose a couple here they are:

“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

- Louisa May Alcott

“The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”—William Wordsworth

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."—Mark Twain

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My first quote is the one I made up on my signature.

I am venturing into a new way of life. Where the heck is my life preserver?

I thought up that one about 5 years ago after I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

And then there is:

A garden is never so good as it will be next year

I have that on a plaque.

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My mom gave me most of my favorite quotes, but I don't know where she got them from. They are:

"Be careful what you ask for--you may get it."

"If you don't have anything nice to say, then keep your mouth shut."

"Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see."

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"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot October 28, 1949

-Susanne

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My very most favorite quote, by which I try to steer my course through life?

"Would some Power the giftie gi'e us

to see oursel'es as ithers see us,

'twould from mony a blunder free us

and foolish notion." Robert Burns

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This is actually from a Chinese fortune cookie that I still have taped to my computer monitor

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think"

When I was in high school, I had a notebook in which I kept all the cool quotes I wandered into...I'll have to poke around and see if I can find it

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My favorite quote is also from my mother. She used to tell me...."If you fall out of that tree and break both legs, don't come running to me about it." I could never figure that one out. Of course, she also used to tell me that if the boogey man ever took me, he would bring me back. :lol: I knew of course that she was joking around. :roflmao:

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I've got a couple that I've always liked...the 1st one is part of a song (Thank you goo-goo dolls) and the other is from the Readers Digest and I just thought it was pretty funny....

"Scars are souvenirs you never loose"

"Help stamp out and eradicate superfluous redundancy"

:roflmao:

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My favorite is:

Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and leave no room for doubt.

And of course:

Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

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One of my is

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

Albert Camus

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My favorite quote is..

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."

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"A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

This is one of my absolute favorites!

Another favorite "A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice." Bill Cosby

And my all time favorite (unknown author) would have to be "I smile because I'm your mother - I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it!"

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hmmm, this is tough.

my favorite short quote probably is "I am vertical." it's the title of a poem by Sylvia Plath.

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From Dorothy Parker, a wonderful wicked wit. Here are two of hers:

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."

and

"Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common."

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this is from Gloria Steinem:

"Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it."

ya know, i think she was prophetic, given the "Greenleaf or Bust" minimovement of 2006. She said,

"One day, an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the earth."

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From Gwendolyn Brooks, there is this:

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

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I have a few favorites......

"Distant and time may separate us but friendship and memories want"

"A friend is like a four leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have"

If you have nothing good to say about someone, say nothing at all.....my mom always said that to us

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I love all the quotes. This is the only one that comes to mind now-

The elderly believe everything, the middle-aged question everything, and the youth know everything.

- Oscar Wilde

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I thought of another one...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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Oo,Sarah's quote reminds me of another goodie:

We grow too soon old & too late smart - Amish proverb

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"Two things are infinite...the universe and human stupidity...and I'm not sure about the universe" -- Albert Einstein

I have definitely have fallen under the human stupidity category at times, as I'm sure we all have. Thankfully I have managed walk away a little wiser from most of my stupid moments...lol!!!

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I love all of these and even have several of them posted at home and at work.

I like -

Money cannot buy class or good taste.

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I thought of a couple more.

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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OK, this one is bad, but I think it's funny. :wave:

There are no stupid questions,

just stupid people.

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