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Old 05-25-2010, 22:40   #1
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The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
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"If one day you decide to know yourself...you'll have to choose the warrior path...You'll reach the darkness of your spirit.... Then, if you overcome your fears....You will know who you are."

"De Oppresso Liber"

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Old 05-25-2010, 23:45   #2
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:29   #3
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:59   #4
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The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
William James
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."
-Norman Vincent Peale
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:02   #5
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I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

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"If one day you decide to know yourself...you'll have to choose the warrior path...You'll reach the darkness of your spirit.... Then, if you overcome your fears....You will know who you are."

"De Oppresso Liber"
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:35   #6
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I believe that SF is a 'calling' - not too different from the calling missionaries I know received. I knew instantly that it was for me, and that I would do all I could to achieve it. Most others I know in SF experienced something similar. If, as you say, you HAVE searched and read, and you do not KNOW if this is the path for you --- it is not....
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:36   #7
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Old 07-26-2010, 19:25   #8
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"Critics are men who sit and watch a battle from a high place and come down to shoot the survivors." – Ernest Hemingway
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Old 07-26-2010, 20:36   #9
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Although he had many great quotes, I think these are appropriate for this site.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.


Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.


If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.


If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.


The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.


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Old 07-26-2010, 21:17   #10
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Common but a classic nonetheless:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910


and one from an amazing human being:

“The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.” -Viktor Frankl

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:20   #11
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The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
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"You can't change the wind, but you can always adjust the sails" - Unknown Author
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:44   #12
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Haven't seen one in a while, so...

"He impaired his vision by holding the object too close. He might see, perhaps, one or two points with unusual clearness, but in so doing he, necessarily, lost sight of the matter as a whole. Thus there is such a thing as being too profound. Truth is not always in a well. In fact, as regards the more important knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found." - E. A. Poe
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To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:54   #13
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...there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight. Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him.

- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:12   #14
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We herd sheep, we drive cattle, and we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way - George S. Patton
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:44   #15
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