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Message 16 of 43 (362998)
11-09-2006 10:35 PM
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11-06-2006 4:48 PM

i wasn't even supposed to be here today.

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Message 17 of 43 (363089)
11-10-2006 3:01 PM
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11-06-2006 4:48 PM

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Message 18 of 43 (363117)
11-10-2006 6:30 PM

Life is a maze in which we try to aviod the exit.

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Message 19 of 43 (363119)
11-10-2006 6:31 PM

Life is a maze in which we try to avoid the exit.
Edited by 42, : Sorry I posted that wtice.

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Message 20 of 43 (363145)
11-10-2006 8:58 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by NewYorkCityBoy
11-06-2006 4:48 PM

Don't panic!

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Message 21 of 43 (363165)
11-11-2006 12:14 AM

I never have frustrations, the reason is, to wit:
If at first I don't suceed, I quit!

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Message 22 of 43 (363167)
11-11-2006 12:58 AM

When in----
Or in the words of Tristan Jones, intrepid sailor:
When in danger
Or in doubt
Hoist the mains'l
And f--- on out.

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Message 23 of 43 (363241)
11-11-2006 3:19 PM

A list
A great many quotes so far. Here's a few I enjoy, but none more perhaps than the last.
"A ship in the harbor is safe,
But that's not what ships were built for".
Zen Saying
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world".
"Who you are speaks so loudly that I don't even hear your words".
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The unexamined life is not worth living".

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Message 24 of 43 (363458)
11-12-2006 7:42 PM

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi
And one of my personal favourites, from an easter egg in an old computer game:
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."

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Message 25 of 43 (363463)
11-12-2006 7:52 PM

Said Hamlet to Ophelia "I shall write a verse for thee.
What kind of pencil shall I use, 2B or not 2B?"
Spike Milligan

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Message 26 of 43 (363464)
11-12-2006 7:57 PM
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11-12-2006 7:42 PM

"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."
Heh. I'll have to remember this one, if for no other reason than I try to work in a word problem involving weasels in every exam I set.

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Message 27 of 43 (363480)
11-12-2006 10:30 PM

Damon Runyon
"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet." - Damon Runyon
Also like the ones in my "signature".

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"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose

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Message 28 of 43 (363505)
11-12-2006 11:52 PM

"My math teacher staples burger king applications to failed tests."
"Personally its not God I dislike, its his fan club I cant stand."

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Message 29 of 43 (363551)
11-13-2006 8:36 AM

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." Albert Einstein
"I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong." Richard Feynman
"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
Isaac Asimov

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Message 30 of 43 (363568)
11-13-2006 10:57 AM

some maxims from Archy
the servant problem
wouldn t hurt the u s a
if it could settle
the public
servant problem
procrastination is the
art of keeping
up with yesterday
the old fashioned
grandmother who used
to wear steel rimmed
glasses and make
everybody take opodeldoc
has now got a new
set of ox glands and
is dancing the black bottom
that stern and
rockbound coast felt
like an amateur
when it saw how grim
the puritans that
landed on it were
insects have
their own point
of view about
civilization a man
thinks he amounts
to a great deal
but to a
flea or a
mosquito a
human being is
merely something
good to eat
boss the other day
i heard an
ant conversing
with a flea
small talk i said
and went away
from there
i once heard the survivors
of a colony of ants
that had been partially
obliterated by a cow s foot
seriously debating
the intention of the gods
towards their civilization

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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