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  1. Your favorite or famous quote


    Some of us have famous quotes that we use to guide us thru life. Or we may like a famous line from a movie.
    Let me kick it off with one of my favorites: "People will only do to you what YOU let them do to you"


  2. Then you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
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  3. "Keep away from people who belittle you ambitions
    Small people always do that,
    but the really great ones,
    make you feel that you, too,
    can become Great.
    Mark Twain

    The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
    Socrates

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been"
    George Eliot

    "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security,
    deserve neither liberty or security"
    Benjamin Franklin


    "do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
    Matthew 6:34

    "There is no such thing as right or wrong,
    There is only what's just and unjust
    What you can justify you think is right
    and what you can't you think is wrong,
    but it all a matter of perspective"
    Carlos Mencia



    "Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed."
    2 Cor. 4:9
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    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

  4. "Serenity Begins when I give up all hope for a Better Past"

    Just some guy in an AA meeting.

  5. I have tons, but I'll post some that are on my mind today. I went to the National Marine Corps museum today and that's why. Great museum by the way.



    "The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!"
    GEN PERSHING, USA

    "Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking!"
    FERDINAND FOCH

    "We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"
    CHESTY PULLER, USMC

    "The more MARINES I have around the better I like it!"
    GEN MARK CLARK, USA

    "Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency: we are winning!"
    COL DAVID M. SHOUP, USMC

    "I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence."
    GEN JOHNSON, US.ARMY

    "The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years."
    JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

    "Come on, you sons of b*tches! Do you want to live forever?"
    GySgt. DANIEL DALY, USMC

    "We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in a different direction!"
    GEN. OLIVER SMITH, USMC

    "So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!"
    CHESTY PULLER, USMC

    "We have two companies of MARINES running all over this island and thousands of ARMY troops doing nothing!"
    GEN JOHN VESSEY, CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS

    "Retreat hell! We just got here!"
    CAPT LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

    "The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!"
    MAJGEN FRANK LOWE, US.ARMY

    "Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES."
    CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
    PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, 1985

    "There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."
    UNKNOWN

    "You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
    - Father Kevin Keaney, 1st MarDiv Chaplain, Korean War

    "The Marines fought almost solely on esprit decorps, I was certain. It was inconceivable to most Marines that they should let another Marine down, or that they could be responsible for dimming the bright reputation of their Corps. The Marines simply assumed that they were the world's best fighting men."
    - Robert Sherrod, 1943, regarding the battle at Tarawa

    "You're making the wrong assumption that a Marine by himself is outnumbered." - Gen Peter Pace, 28 Jul 06
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  6. cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war...billy shakespeare

    only the dead have seen the end of war..true author unknown

    there are no bad regiments..just bad colonels... napolean

    before all else..be armed...machiavelli

    serve with honor... my brigade commander
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    "everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but dont nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight- ronnie coleman

    dream like your going to live forever, live like your going to die today- James Dean

  8. Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."- Forrest Gump

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy-Martin Luther King
    Sh1t happens- don't know who said it.

  9. One that I live by...
    People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
    - George Bernard Shaw
    Another one...
    The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.
    - George Bernard Shaw

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Mahatma Gandhi
    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maori proverb
    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
    2 Favourites

  11. "Have you heard about the bird that lives in the south, the Phoenix that never grows old? This undying Phoenix rises out of the South Sea, and flies to the Sea of the North, never alighting, except on sacred trees. He will touch no food, but the most exquisite rare fruit. He drinks only from the clearest springs.

    Once an owl, chewing on a dead rat, already half decayed, saw the phoenix fly over, looked up, and screeched with alarm, clutching the rat to himself in fear and dismay.

    Why are you so frantic, clinging to your ministry and screeching at me in dismay?"
    When the mind is free and clear everything under heaven becomes complete
    A few of my favorite.

  12. "The truth shall set you free."

    "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."

  13. 2 Favorites:

    "By way of deception, thou shall do war" Israeli Mossad

    "I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip. " Patrick Bateman

    Runner ups:

    "Vive la mort, vive la guerre, vive le sacre mercenaire." ("Long live death, long live war, long live the cursed mercenary.") - Mercenary marching cadence and toast.

    "Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it."

    "War is not about who is right, it is about who is left."

    "One mind, any weapon." - Hunter B. Armstrong

    "Civilize the mind but make savage the body." - Chairman Mao

    "The more you sweat in training, the less you will bleed in battle." - Motto of Navy Seals

    "Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach, and by halting you will make useless the efforts and deaths of thousands." - Gen. George S. Patton

    "We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level
    of our training"

    "I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me." - Archilocus, 650 B.C.

    "This is my bone, my woman, my turf. Leave or I'll kill you." ??

    "Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, mother****er. Say what one more goddamn time. " Jules-Pulp fiction

    "If you don't shut your ****ing mouth, I will kill you. " Patrick Bateman

    "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there. " Patrick Bateman

  14. "And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom." - Fightclub

    "I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." - Henry Rollins

  15. Be Hard When It's Hard

    The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

    You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife - Hunter S. Thompson
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  16. "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

  17. He who makes a beast out of him self gets rid of the pain of being a man. - avenge sevenfold.

    Character is defined by what you do when no one is looking - (not sure)

    F(x) = x - You get out (of life) equal to what you put in.

  18. Great things are done when men and mountains meet- William Blake

  19. I have two, the first is the one in my signature from Chuck Noll and the other is
    "The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win" from Bobby Knight.

    Some other good ones are:


    Don't be humble ... you're not that great.
    -- Golda Meir


    Drucker's Dictum: Doing things right is not as important as doing the right things.

    Experience is a hard teacher.
    She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.


    :bruce3:

  20. When no one has your back, move your back.
    When a man does not make a choice, the choice makes it for the man- Johnny Blaze from Ghost Rider.
    I sell propane and propane accessories- Hank Hill.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by MM11 View Post
    He who makes a beast out of him self gets rid of the pain of being a man. - avenge sevenfold.

    Character is defined by what you do when no one is looking - (not sure)

    F(x) = x - You get out (of life) equal to what you put in.

    I've always heard it as "integrity" is measured by what you do when no one is looking.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    I've always heard it as "integrity" is measured by what you do when no one is looking.
    If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying hard enough......

  23. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    I've always heard it as "integrity" is measured by what you do when no one is looking.
    Is that what they call that? Huh, what do you know - I've had integrity since around 11 or 12 years old. Sweet!

    On a side note: Integrity causes calluses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    Is that what they call that? Huh, what do you know - I've had integrity since around 11 or 12 years old. Sweet!

    On a side note: Integrity causes calluses.
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  25. Two of my favs....

    Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. Og Mandino

    That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
    Emily Dickinson

  26. It's only after we've lost everything,that we're free to do anything.

  27. This too shall pass.
    Honey don't forget to put the seat down- My GF

  28. in the quite words of the virgin mary...come again! - bricktop

  29. “I try not to let what others are doing influence my decisions, I feel you have make decisions for yourself, you have to be true to yourself, because if you let what others are doing influence what you do, you really have nothing left of yourself”
    Layne Norton
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  30. 1st man says "ill do my best" 2nd man says "Your best, Losers always wine about their best winners go home and **** the prom queen."
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