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Old 16-11-2013, 07:36   #181
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"DO YOU HAVE A PRY BAR??"

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Old 16-11-2013, 07:56   #182
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It's hard to have fun in a place like this, but I do my best.........

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Old 18-11-2013, 06:49   #183
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Old 18-11-2013, 07:05   #184
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

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Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Not to pick on anyone, because if you google this quote it will most likely tell you, too, that it was Mark Twain.

IF you continue digging into it, you will find out that there is absolutely nothing in any of Samuel Clemens writing to support this. He didn't say it or write it. Or if he did, nobody can point to exactly WHERE he did.

But on the other hand, the author of this put it in a book and attributed it to his mother. And it was many, many years after Mark Twain's death.

This is a good example of why you should never just accept anything you read on the internet. Being posted on the internet only proves that someone else uploaded it to the internet. Nothing else.
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Old 18-11-2013, 07:27   #185
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In the beginners mind there are many possibility's, in the experts there are few.
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Old 18-11-2013, 07:54   #186
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

(I collect aphorisms, and this is one that seems appropriate today -- tomorrow it will be different no doubt.)

The message is the journey, we are sure the answer lies in the destination. But in reality, there is no station, no place to arrive at once and for all. The joy of life is the trip, and the station is a dream that constantly out distances us. Robert Hastings, The Station.
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Old 21-11-2013, 19:32   #187
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

I love Rumi.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi
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Old 21-11-2013, 19:48   #188
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Look me in stars
and tell me truly men of earth
if all the wars and body scars
were not too much to pay for birth

Look me in the sky
on the eve of your demise
and tell me you have no regrets
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:26   #189
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land." - Samuel Johnson

“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” — Sir Francis Drake
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:30   #190
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THE BOAT THAT NEVER SAILED

THE BOAT THAT NEVER SAILED
by Alban Wall

Down in the harbor of Broken Dreams
On the shores of Yesterday,
Her hull half-buried by sands of Time,
A schooner lies rotting away;
And her broken beams are the broken hopes
Of plans that have somehow failed -
And the tide drifts in and the tide drifts out
Past a boat that has never sailed.

Her timbers were made of the finest wood
From the forests of Caribee;
Her sails were like wings of the albatross
That glide o’er the southern sea;
And her decks how they echoed her builder’s song
As he fashioned her, plank and nail -
Now only the seagull’s lonesome cry
Haunts the boat that has never set sail.

She never answered the siren call
Of coaxing wind and tide;
She never breasted the Spanish Main
With the seas coming over her side;
And the pennant that hangs from her broken mast
Never shook in the lashing gale -
For the tides of Destiny waxed too full
And the schooner never set sail.

Somewhere there are men with snow-white hair
Who sit in life’s twilight years,
And often their thoughts drift wistfully back,
And often their eyes fill with tears
As they think of the dreams that have gone astray
And the plans that have somehow failed -
God, heal the hearts of the men who have built
The boats that have never sailed.
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Old 21-11-2013, 20:42   #191
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

+1, Rhapsody... cheers, Phil
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Old 22-11-2013, 15:19   #192
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When docking any vessel, "Don't go any faster than you want to hit it".
Or when docking "if you are not bored, you are going to fast "
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Old 22-11-2013, 16:07   #193
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In all life's travels - from a wise boat wright mentor...
"Work with the grain and swim with the tide..."
Applies to life, work, and relationships
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

“Ships are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.”
-Robert N. Rose
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