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    Thankyou and peace
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    Taken directly from my Facebook profile. They were my motivational quotes throughout my teenage years:

    'Don't ride down the escalator; walk up the stairs'.

    'Life's what you make it'.

    'Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anybody can start now and make a new ending'.
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    “Life goes on within you and without you” from the beatles.
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    "I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing"
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    If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
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    The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past. And recognize that every day won't be sunny, and when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it's only in the black of night you see the stars. And those stars will lead you back home.

    So don't be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, cause most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you'll get everything you wish for. Maybe you'll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.
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    I keep this in my purse:

    "But I don;t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."
    "In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy."
    "All right, then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
    "Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent, the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of any kind."
    There was a long silence.
    "I claim them all," said the Savage at last. Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders.
    "You're welcome," he said.
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    ' What would stern
    Dour Emily have made of your frisky glances
    And your huge hope? Your huge
    Mortgage of hope. The moor-wind
    Came with its empty eyes to look at you,
    And the clouds gazed sidelong, going elsewhere,
    The heath-grass, fidgeting in its fever,
    Took idiot notice of you. And the stone,
    Reaching to touch your hand, found you real
    And warm, and lucent, like that earlier one.
    And maybe a ghost, trying to hear your words,
    Peered from the broken mullions
    And was stilled. Or was suddenly aflame
    With the scorch of doubled envy. Only
    Gradually quenched in understanding.'
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    ‘Abdullaah ibn Ahmad said, “I heard my father (Ahmad ibn Hanbal) say concerning this world, ‘A little of it suffices, and a great deal of it does not suffice.”
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    "You have seen
    Sunshine and rain at once - her smiles and tears
    Were like a better way: those happy smilets
    That played on her ripe lip seem not to know
    What guest were in her eyes, which parted thence
    As pearls from diamonds dropped. In brief,
    Sorrow would be a rarity most beloved,
    If all could so become it."


    "Pray that the right may thrive,
    If ever I return to you again,
    I'll bring you comfort."


    "We are not the first
    Who with best meaning have incurred the worst."


    "The weight of this sad time we must obey,
    Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say."


    "I pant for life. Some good I mean to do,
    Despite of mine own nature."


    "The judgement of the heavens, that makes us tremble,
    Touches us not with pity."

    "his flawed heart...burst smilingly."
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    ''Better the devil you know, than the ghost you don't'' - Young Guns
    ''I don't want realism, I want magic'' - Blanche Dubois
    ''He who binds himself to the joy, does the winged life destroy, but he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternities sunrise'' William Blake.
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    "I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life." - Muhammad Ali
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    Aurum Est Potestas :yep:
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    Obvious one but... "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
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    "........................Dre ams larger
    Than ourselves we killed, not wanting
    our smallness measured against them. Like greenfly
    between the half-folded petals of a world we,
    sleeping near its centre, blind to its colours,
    nibble the heart out of it, till bloated
    we lay dreamless, mind-blown in its ruins."
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    "The more man clings to religion, the more he believes. The more he believes, the less he knows. The less he knows, the more stupid he is. The more stupid, the easier he can be governed! The easier to govern, the better he may be exploited. The more exploited, the poorer he gets. The poorer he gets, the richer and mightier the domineering classes get, the more riches and power they amass, the heavier their yoke upon the neck of the people." - Johann Most

    "All it requires for the forces of evil, bigotry, superstition and ignorance to keep their grip on the minds of the people is that good men and women continue to do nothing." - After Voltaire

    "Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst; every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in, but this attempts to stride beyond the grave, and seeks to pursue us into eternity." - Thomas Paine

    "The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, it has no place in the endeavor of science." - Carl Sagan

    "It is only possible in one person's lifetime to read this many books... The trick is to read the right books." - Carl Sagan

    "If you want to make someone angry, tell him a lie. If you want to make him furious, tell him the truth. - Arthur Schopenhauer

    "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for
    people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
    -Noam Chomsky

    "Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." - Buddha
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    "There is always a choice"

    "True freedom ultimately entails the freedom to take the consequences"

    "It will be alright, as long as you have your potato"

    "Do not put all your trust in root vegetables"
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    Aurum Est Potestas :yep:
    Artemis Fowl?

    Mine is "A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire. Apart from that they have to be worked into a song to help me in anyway, atm there's a line in a song in Repo! the genetic opera [a really odd film but hey] which goes "Make your life your dream", that cheers me up and motivates me a lot.
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    " I am competitive; not because I like winning, it's just I hate losing!"

    From: Me
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    Mine is this poem actually:

    W. H. Davies
    Leisure
    WHAT is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare?—

    No time to stand beneath the boughs,
    And stare as long as sheep and cows:

    No time to see, when woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

    No time to see, in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

    No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance:

    No time to wait till her mouth can
    Enrich that smile her eyes began?

    A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare

    other quotes i like are (and featured on my facebook profile):

    "Once again you've managed to arrive at the foreign destination of mind your damn business"

    and

    "I'll always cherish the original misconception I had of you."
 
 
 
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