Do you have a favorite poem or quote, or line?


selfactivated
#31
Id find a more elabrate way of communicating but Im no blessed with privaleges (sp) around here yet. lol in fact my posts seem to shut threads down so I was hiding out here
 
jimmoyer
#32
Nah, you'll never be as bad as the one-trick beatnik
poet Cortezzz.

Treat that as a quote.

Even that Soylent-Green-eating Darkbeaver is better
than that drive-by poster Cortezzz.
 
selfactivated
#33
I think Im out of my elements (my elements ar a bit aery faery if ya didnt notice) but I'll quote my friend chief "Growth means getting wet" LOL he's a wise ol sage.
 
selfactivated
#34
LOL see.

I found this one from a Virginian Poet


Old Virginia

Virginia, the state that we adore.
From her majestic Blue Ridge Mountains
to her beautiful ocean shores.
We travel through her farmlands
and over her beautiful mountain streams.
Just carry me back to old Virginia,
the place of my childhood dreams.
In her fields of flowering cotton
and rows of yellow corn,
no place on earth is more beautiful than old Virginia,
the state where a great nation was born.

Poetry By © Horace Ellis

I sure wasn't born here but my soul was.
 
MissAmz
#35
"It's better to regret the things you do, then to regret the things you don't do"

"friends are the people who are always there for you and they help you realise that everything you want to be, you already are..."
 
selfactivated
#36
LOL Jimmoyer the avatar is VERY poetic LOL

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

~Calvin Coolidge~


I like that quote MissAmz thank you for sharing.
 
fuzzylogix
#37
Self Activated.
I LIKE your quotes.
 
selfactivated
#38
Thank You Ive books and books LOL

"The only assumption that I'll make is that I AM a blessed piece of divinity that creates whatever I need as I go. This will lead me to the perfect place."

-Kryon
 
selfactivated
#39
Be Who You Are

Let the true spirit of who you are
Shine thru in all that you do.

Let your hopes and dreams
Always guide you in the direction
That you joyously believe in.

Let the love that is
Deep within your heart
Always be the most important
And beautiful part of your life.

Travel through time
*Not* as one alone,
But as one among
Many time travelers.

Reach out to those who need
Your gentle spirit and caring ways.

Turn your passage through time
Into an endless Love Journey.

Author Unknown
 
selfactivated
#40
Gentle Rain

"As rain falls equally on the just and unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all."

The Buddha (c.563-c.483 BC), India
 
Vicious
#41
"You'll find that empty vessels make the most sound. " - Johnny Rotten
"It's a dull man that can spell a word but one way" - me
“Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” - Winston Churchill
 
selfactivated
#42
"We judge others by their behavior.
We judge ourselves by our intentions."
-- Ian Percy
 
selfactivated
#43
"Live well. It is the greatest revenge."
-- The Talmud
 
selfactivated
#44
“Live the present moment.” It sounds so simple, doesn't it? Yet we seem to have a very difficult time doing that, indeed! Right now, right where you are, focus on this moment, and this moment alone. Experience the wholeness of it, the completeness of it. When we are in present moment awareness, we are not worried, we are not stressed - we simple ARE.

-Lissa Coffey
 
Jo
#45
The Innocent and the Beautiful have no enemy but Time. --------Yeats
 
Jo
#46
I drink to your health when I am with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm begining to worry about my own.
 
selfactivated
#47
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and
refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy,
not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babies and sages, with open heart;
to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions,
hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow
up through the common--this is my symphony." -- William Henry Channing
 
selfactivated
#48
"The dew of compassion is a tear."
-- Lord Byron
 
selfactivated
#49
"Resentment is like taking poison
and waiting for the other person to die."
-- Malachy McCourt
 
selfactivated
#50
"Helped are those who create anything at all,
for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception
and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe
that keeps them responsible and cheerful."
-- Alice Walker
 
selfactivated
#51
Forgiveness
"When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life,
reminding me that I can only have peace of mind
when I forgive rather than judge."
-- Gerald Jampolsky
 
selfactivated
#52
“Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.”

-Robert Collyer (1823-1912)

Just as we have faith that the sun is behind the clouds on a rainy day, we can have faith that whatever problems seems to be presenting themselves at the moment will be resolved. And they will. When we don't know what to do - we can always have faith.

-Lissa Coffey
 
selfactivated
#53
"I will permit no man
to narrow and degrade my soul
by making me hate him."
-- Booker T. Washington
 
Naci_Sey
#54
My favourite quote of all is the one I use in my signature, but I often reread the one below when I feel despondent about the issues I'm trying to raise to the public consciousness.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do
The something that I can do.


--Edward Everett Hale
 
Zan
#55
Naci-Sey,

I love that one! Thanks fer sharing it!

re: the little train lolll - my kids and I often quote that when we're faced with an obstacle... kind of an inside joke with us ....
 
selfactivated
#56
[quote="Naci_Sey"]My favourite quote of all is the one I use in my signature, but I often reread the one below when I feel despondent about the issues I'm trying to raise to the public consciousness.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do
The something that I can do.


--Edward Everett Hale[/quote Quite Perfect I Like the Part......"I AM One"
 
Zan
#57
Here's a few that feel relevent to me lately....


There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.
Robert Frost



The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering.
Lao Tsu



Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Leo Buscaglia



Stand up and walk out of your history.
Phil McGraw
 
selfactivated
#58
"Sweep first before your own door
before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors."
-- Swedish Proverb

Mistakes
"We should be lenient in our judgment,
because often the mistakes of others would have been ours
had we had the opportunity to make them."
-- Dr. Alsaker

Forgiveness
"When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life,
reminding me that I can only have peace of mind
when I forgive rather than judge."
-- Gerald Jampolsky

Acceptance
"A major advantage of age is
learning to accept people without passing judgment."
-- Liz Carpenter


You've Just GOT to check out this sight VERY enlightning


www.hobogirl.com/quotes/HGQ-Judging.htm (external - login to view)
 
selfactivated
#59
"Compassion is not quantitative.
Certainly it is true that
behind every human being who cries out for help
there may be a million or more equally entitled to attention.
But this is the poorest of all reasons
for not helping the person whose cries you hear.
Where, then does one begin or stop? How to choose?
How to determine which one of a million sounds surrounding you
is more deserving than the rest?
Do not concern yourself in such speculations.
You will never know, you will never need to know.
Reach out and take hold of the one who happens to be nearest.
If you are never able to help or save another,
at least you will have saved one.
To help put meaning into a single life
may not produce universal regeneration,
but it happens to represent
the basic form of energy in a society.
It is also the test of individual responsibility."
-- Norman Cousins
 
Zan
#60
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Maya Angelou



A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
Alexander Chase
 

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