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Old 01-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #21
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You know that's a Bruce Springsteen original (Greetings From Asbury Park album). Manfred Mann just covered it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:41 AM   #22
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Anyone can relate this quote.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The
other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #23
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Anyone can relate this quote.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The
other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
More great Einstein quotes:

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."

"[O]nly if every individual strives for truth can humanity attain a happier future; the atavisms in each of us that stand in the way of a friendlier destiny can only thus be rendered ineffective."

"Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler."
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:59 AM   #25
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I've never understood this song...maybe it fits here?
Blinded By The Light by Bruce Springsteen Songfacts

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Old 01-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #26
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Thanks rescueme.....

From the article:

"This was one of the songs that prompted Columbia Records to market the album by claiming "This man puts more thoughts, more ideas and images into one song than most people put into an album."

Oooohhh kayyyyyy...that 'splains it.
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One of my favorites:

"If we don't change the direction we're going, we're likely to end up where we are headed." -Chinese Proverb
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:44 AM   #28
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"Do not pray for what you desire - pray to lose the desire"

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This has been attributed to Gandhi (in some readings) but personally, this is a thought that has kept me on the straight and narrow (at least financially ) for a long time.

People who are subject to (buying) impulses and feel them must act on them may be free to act but they also are shackled to their desires. Think about today's personal financial troubles (for instance, high CC debt, along with mortgages that were obtained with very little thought of the financial future of the individual).
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He lived by it. The not part.
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The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be.

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One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life's for my own to live my own way

Metallica, yes that Metallica - That lyric and my parents made me not worry about what other people thought-Huge lesson for a 16 year old kid.

Sorry meant to link it to ER and Frugality etc.- So many co-workers friends etc. kid or mock me about being tight with money as they pull away in their overpriced cars to go home to their too big home. Oh well- "No need to hear things that they say"
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Water is only part of the answer. Just ask Erma Bombeck...
That was my first thought... gotta watch out for those nutrient-rich "underground springs"...
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Just because we cannot see clearly the end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey. On the contrary, great change dominates the world, and unless we move with change we will become it's victims.

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That's a good one from RFK. I'd never heard it.

Here is one that's haunted me:

"Are you working for your car?" - Akaisha Kalderli
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Poco a poco, se va muy lejos - saying my HS Spanish teacher always said - little by little, one goes very far.

Also: a long journey begins with one step.
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