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A quotation that has helped you on your journey through this Vale of Tears

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Wanda_the_Wonder, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Occasional commenter

    "We weren't put on this Earth to enjoy ourselves." Mrs Mangel … NEIGHBOURS

    In 1986/87 I taught at a Convent school. The girls, as I guess everyone else at the time, were obsessed with the Australian soap NEIGHBOURS. I used this quote (advice from Mrs Mangel to her teenage granddaughter ) to instil in the girls that life wasn't all about self-satisfaction and idle enjoyment.
     
  2. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Don Marquis: its cheerio, me deario, that sees a lady through.
     
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  3. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    This too shall pass.
     
  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    You get nowhere being pleasant to sh*te.

    Boys From The Blackstuff, Alan Bleasdale
     
  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    "At my age any day above ground and vertical is a good day."

    Burt Munro, The World's Fastest Indian.
     
  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    "Get thee behind me Satan." (very apt)
     
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  7. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Have you tried turning it off and on again.
     
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  8. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    I wonder how God enjoys Itself.

    It knows the punchline to every joke and the end of every story.
     
  9. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    The Difficult We Do Immediately. The Impossible Takes a Little Longer.

    According to my mother, a regular saying during World War II. It has helped with life's challenges as much as Lady Macbeth's:

    We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail.
     
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  10. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    From too much love of living,
    From hope and fear set free,
    We thank with brief thanksgiving
    Whatever gods may be
    That no life lives for ever;
    That dead men rise up never;
    That even the weariest river
    Winds somewhere safe to sea.

    Then star nor sun shall waken,
    Nor any change of light:
    Nor sound of waters shaken,
    Nor any sound or sight:
    Nor wintry leaves nor vernal,
    Nor days nor things diurnal;
    Only the sleep eternal
    In an eternal night.
     
  11. Ro13

    Ro13 Occasional commenter

    “You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.”. Freddie Mercury
     
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  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    For man must strive and, striving, he must err. Goethe, Faust. Quoting God.
     
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  13. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Do not believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
    Unknown boilermaker in Crewe Locomotive Works. Bless him.
     
  14. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    That's a real "glass half full or half empty?" poem!
     
  15. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Rubbish.
     
  16. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Occasional commenter

    I've heard newborn babies wailing like a mourning dove
    And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
    Do I understand your question man, is it hopeless and forlorn?


    Strange … but these lines from Bob Dylan encourage me when I'm feeling down.
     
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  17. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Occasional commenter

    Hilaire Belloc:

    From quiet homes and first beginning,
    Out to undiscovered ends,
    There's nothing worth the wear of winning
    But laughter and the love of friends.


    Sentimental? I should hope so.

    True? Well, so far, anyway.
     
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  18. geraldbeattie

    geraldbeattie New commenter

    Illegitimi non carborundum
     
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  19. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    Henry Kaiser, of the Liberty Ships:
    Problems are opportunities in working clothes.
     
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  20. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    And Desmond Tutu:
    Don't raise your voice. Raise your argument.
     

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