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lao tzu

post a quote of wisdom or love or anything from the past,write a poem,post a poem etc.




he who binds,to himself a joy,

does the wing-ed,life destroy

but he who kisses the joy,as it flys

lives in eternitys sunrise.






             william shakespeare.

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We are not now that strength which in old days

  Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

  One equal temper of heroic hearts,

  Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

  To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.



From Ulysses by Tennyson



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Kuribo [old account]

“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”

― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Edited by Kuribo

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Pastor Martin Niemoller

First they came for the communists

and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a communist

Then they came for the socialists

and I didnt speak out because I wasnt a socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists

and I didnt speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak for me

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At the moment I like:


'Music is what feelings sound like'

'Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief in God'


I think this quote should be the motto of schools everywhere!

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Smithy The Wizard

I love quotes! Here are a few that I read and thought were pretty good. :)


“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Apple Inc.  


“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
— The Doctor


"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."

— Zig Ziglar


"Why don't you start believing that no matter what you have or haven't done, that your best days are still out in front of you."

Joel Osteen


"If you ever look at the night sky, doubting the existence of other worlds, just know that somewhere a creature looks up at it's sky, doubting you."

— Night Vale Podcast

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the strangest man

My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,

Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains

One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:

'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,

But being too happy in thine happiness,—

That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees

In some melodious plot

Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,

Singest of summer in full-throated ease.

O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been

Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth,

Tasting of Flora and the country green,

Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth!

O for a beaker full of the warm South,

Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,

With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,

And purple-stained mouth;

That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,

And with thee fade away into the forest dim:

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Life has too much holes,

but none to fit some like me.



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lao tzu

oops that top verse is from william blake,or wordsworth not shakespeare,sorry!



when shall i withdraw into the forest

and live amongst the trees


with the birds and the deer

who say nothing unpleasant

but are a joy to live with.



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