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Desiderata and other quotes.


"Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a c***d of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy."

- Unknown Author

"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

- General James Mattis

"That's right, I'm stealing some clothes."

- Marla Singer (Fight Club)

"I will never be anything till I break away from me.
I will break away, I'll find myself today."

- Linkin Park - "Somewhere I Belong"
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1 year ago
"for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself."

Yes !!!!!
1 year ago
"If you gotta go, go with a smile. Depending on the circumstances; take them with you." - Me
2 years ago
and forgive the errors!

(you doesn't, oh my!)
2 years ago
sorry xham give me a lot of problems with blogs,
is a too long story.
2 years ago
xham "eat" my comment!

anyway check this :

2 years ago
the unpleasant truth :

In front of the noise make more noise

in front of aggressives, assume a stupid face then
kick their left knee

Goals are just the end of all and leave empty hands and
nothing to do, so if you can :
don't work, cheat the others.

Ideals is the same of Utopia, business men know
very well this and the point above

Hide your real essence, because love is just a chemical
reaction with low energy, functional to procreate,
nothing more.

Be scared, you're born just to die, the greatest gift of your

Be chaotic, chaos is pushing our galaxy to collide
with Andromeda, we have just
4 billions of years to spend, is a short time
for our Universe, you're just a blink of an eye in this mess
and seems you doesn't have the right to stay here.

God isn't in peace with you and the Universe.

Strive to be bare and ferine as a cobra.

(copied here :

2 years ago
This has been my "Motto for Life".....ever since High School. My words to live by have been posted on the wall near my dresser for years. I have given this to others in a framed poster for gifts, graduations, etc. Thanks for posting !!!!
2 years ago
They look like the words of a wise and not so young anymore!

The aspiration and even the right to happiness is also in some Constitutions!

Then there is the reality, the real world!

I believe that happiness can not be striving to achieve,
or we have or not have, and if we do not often
realize it!

Sometimes we are happy, just remembering the good moments of our past!

Perhaps because we know that will never come again?!
2 years ago
Haha. Definitely. I had a man think that when I was at the movies. He got his little wrist broken >:-)
2 years ago
"You're making the wrong assumption that a Marine by himself is outnumbered."
- Gen Peter Pace
2 years ago
oh and this one is for us....

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

2 years ago
1. "I will get all the sleep I neew when I'm dead"

Sam Elliot aka Wade in the Movie Roadhouse

2. "A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine."

General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

3. "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem."

Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

4. "They (Women Marines) don't have a nickname, and they don't need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere, at a Marine Post. They inherit the traditions of the Marines. They are Marines."

LtGen Thomas Holcomb, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps, 1943

5. The US Air Force Chief-of-Staff would never be called -- Airman
The Chief-of-Naval Operations would never be called -- Sailor
The Commanding General of The US Army would never be called -- Soldier
BUT the Commandant of the Marine Corps would be proud to be called a -- United States Marine

but my favorite is

"Kill em all, let God sort it out" and

"There is no better friend...
and no worse enemy than a United States Marine."
2 years ago
It has been a long time since I last read the words of that gentle anonymous Bodhisattva.