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ojai22 07-03-2019 07:35 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"All the great things are simple, and many
can be expressed in a single word:

freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."

Winston Churchill

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:36 PM

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"A battle lost or won is easily described,

understood, and appreciated, but the

moral growth of a great nation requires

reflection, as well as observation,

to appreciate it."

Frederick Douglass

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:38 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"You can't build a great building

on a weak foundation. You must

have a solid foundation if you're

going to have a strong superstructure."

Gordon B. Hinckley

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:39 PM

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"The great enemy of the truth is

very often not the lie, deliberate,

contrived and dishonest, but the myth,

persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."

John F. Kennedy

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:41 PM

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"My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football,

and they used to argue which game was the roughest -

and everybody agreed rugby was. It's a great team

sport, and to be successful, every person has to

play in the same level."

Clint Eastwood

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:43 PM

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"To my young friends out there:

Life can be great, but not when you can't see it.

So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors

that God gave us as a precious gift to His children,

to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count.

Say yes to your life."

Nancy Reagan

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:44 PM

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"What's great about this country is that

America started the tradition where the

richest consumers buy essentially the same

things as the poorest. You can be watching

TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know

that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor

drinks Coke, and just think, you can

drink Coke, too."

Andy Warhol

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:46 PM

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"Could a greater miracle take place

than for us to look through each

other's eyes for an instant?"

Henry David Thoreau

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:48 PM

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"I look forward to a great future for

America - a future in which our country

will match its military strength with

our moral restraint, its wealth with

our wisdom, its power with our purpose."

John F. Kennedy

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:49 PM

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"To be a great motorbike racer,

the most important thing is

passion for the bike."

Valentino Rossi

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:52 PM

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"You have to come to your closed

doors before you get to your open doors...

What if you knew you had to go through

32 closed doors before you got to your

open door? Well, then you'd come to

closed door number eight and you'd

think, 'Great, I got another one out of the way'...

Keep moving forward."

Joel Osteen

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:53 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"Great thoughts speak only

to the thoughtful mind,

but great actions speak

to all mankind."

Theodore Roosevelt

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:55 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"In reading the lives of great men,

I found that the first victory they

won was over themselves... self-discipline

with all of them came first."

Harry S Truman

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:57 PM

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"As citizens of this great nation,

it is kindness, love, and compassion

for each other that will bring us together -

and keep us together. These are the

values Donald and I will bring to the

White House."

Melania Trump

ojai22 07-03-2019 07:59 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"What great thing would you attempt

if you knew you could not fail?"

Robert H. Schuller

ojai22 07-05-2019 11:25 PM

Re: "Quotables"

Originally Posted by ojai22 (Post 28741)
"What great thing would you attempt

if you knew you could not fail?"

Robert H. Schuller

There was something about this quote that didn't

sit right with me but I was busy and moved on. -

But I couldn't forget it, so couldn't get past it. -

The problem with it is the word 'attempt.'

Attempt means 'to try' - and trying means

to 'not do' - 'not doing' is not good enough

for doing something great, or even small.

So I'll change this quote to my own way of thinking:

"If you knew you absolutely could not

fail, what great thing would you do?"

ojai22 07-07-2019 05:45 PM

Re: "Quotables"
"Beware of little expenses.

A small leak will sink a great ship."

Benjamin Franklin

ojai22 07-07-2019 05:48 PM

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"There may be a great fire in our hearts,

yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it,

and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."

Vincent Van Gogh

ojai22 07-07-2019 05:49 PM

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"If you cannot do great things,

do small things in a great way."

Napoleon Hill

ojai22 07-07-2019 05:52 PM

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"I've also seen that great men are often lonely.

This is understandable, because they have built

such high standards for themselves that they

often feel alone. But that same loneliness is

part of their ability to create."

Yousuf Karsh

ojai22 09-09-2019 11:52 PM

Re: "Quotables"
Dirk Benedict on the subject of Fred Astaire:

"I taught him how to dance, he taught me how to gamble!"


ojai22 10-08-2019 12:54 AM

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As if no one had ever tried before,

try to say what you see and feel and love and lose.


ojai22 10-08-2019 12:57 AM

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She made broken look beautiful

and strong look invincible.

She walked with the Universe on

her shoulders and made it

look like a pair of wings.


ojai22 06-09-2020 07:06 PM

Re: "Quotables"
Don't look back ~~~ you're not going that way....

ojai22 06-09-2020 07:09 PM

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