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Quotes about life??
By Ballerina_Bellemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Jul 06, 2010 02:41 PM

What are some of your favorite quotes you live by or are inspired by? A philosophy of life or something. Just whatever inspires you!

For example mine is "Life is to short to be anything but Happy" :)

Now your turn!

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re: Quotes about life??
By Cadbury_Eatermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Jul 17, 2010 08:24 AM
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"Freedom is not to do what you want, it is the liberty to do as you ought."
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
"Without the darkness in the sky, there would be no stars."
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

I'll stop now, but those are some of my favourites. I love philosophical life quotes!
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By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Jul 18, 2010 09:18 PM
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
-- Lewis Grizzard

Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.
-- Colin Greene

Jon (who sadly composed neither of these.)
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By RAID_Babemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Jul 18, 2010 09:36 PM
Life's like a road that you travel on, when there's one day here and the next day gone... Tom Cochran
re: Quotes about life??
By guriusmanicus
On Thu Sep 09, 2010 04:16 PM
"Life! Don't talk to me about life."
-Marvin, the paranoid android
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By Heartmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Sep 09, 2010 04:53 PM
Desirdata!! Written by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and 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 the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and 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 with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
re: Quotes about life??
By kandykanePremium member
On Thu Sep 09, 2010 05:11 PM
My granny used to say...

You don't smart without getting old, but plenty of people get old without getting smart.

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By tempsleve
On Thu Sep 09, 2010 05:50 PM
one of my favourite quotes:

"life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain."


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