Which of these Quotes do you prefer?

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Which of these quotes do you prefer?

  1. Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides

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  2. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not sta

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  3. The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

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  4. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

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  5. [W]hen they were not arguing, the boredom was so fierce that one day the old woman ventured to say:

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  6. A hundred times I wanted to kill myself, but always I loved life more. This ridiculous weakness is p

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  1. JonWell Known MemberMember

    Which of these quotes do you prefer? If you do not like these quotes perhaps post your own and if i like it i will add it to the poll.

    Also the last two were cut off here they are:

    A hundred times I wanted to kill myself, but always I loved life more. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our worst instincts; is anything more stupid than choosing to carry a burden that really one wants to cast on the ground? to hold existence in horror, and yet to cling to it? to fondle the serpent which devours us till it has eaten out our heart? —In the countries through which I have been forced to wander, in the taverns where I have had to work, I have seen a vast number of people who hated their existence; but I never saw more than a dozen who deliberately put an end to their own misery.

    [W]hen they were not arguing, the boredom was so fierce that one day the old woman ventured to say: —I should like to know which is worse, being raped a hundred times by negro pirates, having a buttock cut off, running the gauntlet in the Bulgar army, being flogged and hanged in an auto-da-fé, being dissected and rowing in the galleys—experiencing, in a word, all the miseries through which we have passed—or else just sitting here and doing nothing? —It’s a hard question, said Candide. These words gave rise to new reflections, and Martin in particular concluded that man was bound to live either in convulsions of misery or in the lethargy of boredom.
  2. RoboDudeValued MemberMember

    Well, it's sort of a sports quote, but: "You will always miss 100% of the shots you don't take". I don't think it's what you're looking for, though.
  3. OP

    JonWell Known MemberMember

    thats a decent one ty

  4. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    This is one I used as my signature and have seen in several ways, but it sounded good every time I heard it:

    Live your Life with Confidence and you will go far. Learn to have Patience with all people, most of all yourself. Love your chosen companion with all your heart and soul as though your very life depends upon it. Practice your chosen profession with all the Passion of one fascinated with each task. BUT over and above ALL these things, remember to stop each day and take time for the SMALL JOYS life has to give, for they are what make your soul sing.

    I used this in various forms in the greeting cards I make. Small snippets of it are appropriate for different times.
    I don't know the original thought producer, but MANY people have written versions of this, including me. The above one does not happen to be mine. It is anonymous.


  5. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    that's beautiful rose :)
  6. Fish GirlNew MemberMember

    One of my favourite quotes, apart from ones from Shakespeare etc, is "Dream and your dreams will fall short." It means "You can't possibly imagine all the wonderful things that will happen to you in the future."
  7. RoboDudeValued MemberMember

    nice lol! ;)
  8. OP

    JonWell Known MemberMember

    good quotes people keep em comin
  9. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    My favorite quote: From one of the best movies of all time:

    "Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be off all the time. "

    From American History X
  10. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

  11. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    my fav. quote is "whats done is done"
  12. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    that is a good one -- simple, but says alot ;)
  13. RoboDudeValued MemberMember

    yeah thats good
  14. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    "I wish I could go fishing and catch a fishstick. Now that would be convenient....."

    ~Mitch Hedberg

  15. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool a horse!"
    says a lot if you're a horse nut like me...

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