Deione Sydnor

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What quotes move you?

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." Arnold Glasow

I love quotes because they are a short synopsis of a transcending idea that can quickly be spread amongst friends.

I'd like to know some of your favorite quotes and where did you find them.

Here are some of mine:

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia-Henry Ward Beecher

Death will kill you once, but fear will kill you over and over again-Marcus Allen

Entrepreneur - individuals who seek neither advice nor approval from anyone or anything but their own vision of what their enterprise could one day become. - Mark Henricks

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    May 8 2011: I also love quotes, as far as a favorite, I only have momentary favorites. However as of now.

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

    Second: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    -Albeit Einstein

    Links to a whole bunch of quotes: (Buddhist quotes) (LCD quotes) (essential quotes) (Alan Watts quotes) (Dr. Seuss) (Propaganda quotes)


    Some more personal favorites:

    "The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie"

    "You've got enemies? Good, means you stood up for something in your life"

    "Logic will take you from point A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

    You may not be her first, her last, or her only.
    She loved before she may love again.
    But if she loves you now, what else matters?
    She's not perfect, you aren't either,
    and the two of you may never be perfect together
    but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice,
    and admit to being human and making mistakes,
    hold onto her and give her the most you can.
    She may not be thinking about you
    every second of the day, but she will give you a part of
    her that she knows you can break her heart.
    So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze
    and don't expect more than she can give.
    Smile when she maked you happy,
    let her know when she makes you mad,
    and miss her when she's not there.
    -Bob Marley.
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      May 10 2011: Thanks for the sources, I'll definitely take a look at them when I get the chance.
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    May 10 2011: If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.

    A closed mouth never gets fed.

    When luck shuts the door you have to come through the window. - Doyle Brunson
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    May 8 2011: A random selection of some of my favorite quotes:

    “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” f.n.

    “I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it” m.w.

    i'll love you, dear, i'll love you till china and africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street." w.h.a.

    “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.” m.b.

    “Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed” t.m.

    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer” d.a.

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - albert(o) camus

    “champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. the victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character” - t.a.a.

    “If you've chosen egocentricity for your career path than you've chosen to live with the illusion that your surroundings will serve you continuously.” m.d.

    “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.” g.g.

    "we need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. for holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it." r.m.r.

    "once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." e.e.c.

    "i have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - m. t.

    “he lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.” o.w.

    "ambition makes more trusty slaves than need." b.j.

    "Spend the years of learning squandering / Courage for the years of wandering / Through a world politely turning / From the loutishness of learning." - s.b.
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    May 8 2011: Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.--Albert Einstein

    Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure.--Abraham Lincoln

    I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.--Abraham Lincoln

    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts: To believe in heroes makes heroes."
    - Benjamin Disraeli

    The last one reminds me of a young man on this site named Richard Dawson.
  • May 8 2011: "Be as you wish to seem."

    "The things that we love tell us what we are."
    -St. Thomas Aquinas

    "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."
    -Stephen Hawking
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    May 10 2011: "...Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now."
    — Alexander Shulgin
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      May 10 2011: 1. No, I don't think it really matters who says the quote, but growing up learning from our brand name baby boomer parents, I think we do hold a higher standard to certain names vs others.
      2. I think this is a continuation of your first question, but like I said the name can add value depending on who its coming from, but the meaning or significance to the individual is more important.
      3. Not to be repetitive, but once again it all depends on how it relates to you, no two people are alike.
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    May 9 2011: Great idea for a conversation!

    There are risks and costs associated with any program of action. But they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction - JFK

    Your days are numbered; make them count - ?

    We must not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot

    The individual must not simply wait and criticize. He must serve the cause as best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves. - Einstein

    The only person I wish to be better than is the person I was yesterday; the only person I will judge myself against is the person I will be tomorrow - me

    He who knew best how to meet the fear of external foes made into one family all the creatures he could - Plutarch

    Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not - Bobby Kennedy

    What is life but to dream and to do - Margaret Gherky

    The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land. - T.H. Huxley

    If destruction be our lot, we ourselves must be it's author and it's finisher. As a nation of free men, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. - Lincoln
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      May 10 2011: "The only person I wish to be better than is the person I was yesterday; the only person I will judge myself against is the person I will be tomorrow"

      Did you really write that? And more importantly, do you mind if I steal it? lol
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        May 10 2011: Indeed that is a great quote if you are the originator, excellent.
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        May 11 2011: Wow, thank you both! Yeah, go ahead and use it, be my guest!
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      May 10 2011: Not sure if that first one was a quote or a paragraph, lol, but noted nonetheless.
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    May 9 2011: here's a little piece that moved me from this weekend;)

    " a disagreement might be the shortest cut of two minds"

    -Khalil Gibran
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    May 8 2011: Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for responding, I apologize for not getting back to each person individually. Studying for finals and getting ready for my graduation from Temple U on Thursday, just want to take this time to make sure your comments are well noted.

    Happy Mothers Day to the mothers on the discussion and enjoy your day to everyone else.

    Thanks again,

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    May 8 2011: A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
    George Santayana

    A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
    Albert Einstein

    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
    Albert Einstein
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    May 8 2011: Great idea for a conversation Deione!

    "The Masters get the job done
    without moving a muscle
    and get their point across
    without saying a word."

    -Ron Hogan's translation of the Tao Te Ching

    "Never doubt that a small group of dedicated individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
    - Margaret Mead
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    May 8 2011: 'I ain't got nothin' to talk to nobody about' Lyric by Joni Mitchell.

    Perhaps not so uplifting but it helps me to say it when that's exactly how I feel.
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    May 8 2011: Before starting this topic I watched the video by Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

    It reminded me of this quote, "If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise". However Mr. Pariser states that we're no longer in control of what we filter or what we're limiting our choices to. If no one points out the faults in a system we can blindly follow their regulation of what we see.