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ajay
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'The strong do what they can; the weak suffer what they must.'

(Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk 5.)

Carpe_Noctem
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
C.S. Lewis

Josh
Joshua Bond
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Thanks Carpe for reminding me of this quote which I read ages ago; it's the last sentence that triggered the memory.

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JustinSizemore
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You want a quote kid? Ok. Here's one I came up with all by myself:
My blood is on the inside, and that bothers me.

Ahavati
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"A tree does not say: By age 30 I want this many leaves, to be this tall, this wide, to drop this many seeds, to know this many other trees.

It does not rush... beat itself up, put itself down, doubt or despair. A tree just grows.

This is why a tree knows peace."

#JaiyaJohn🌳

Josh
Joshua Bond
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Ahavati said:"A tree does not say: By age 30 I want this many leaves, to be this tall, this wide, to drop this many seeds, to know this many other trees.

It does not rush... beat itself up, put itself down, doubt or despair. A tree just grows.

This is why a tree knows peace."

#JaiyaJohn🌳


Thank you for this one. I've screenshot the quote and put it in my filing system.

Ahavati
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Josh said:

Thank you for this one. I've screenshot the quote and put it in my filing system.


You're welcome. One of my favs too.

DaisyGrace
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A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Robert Frost

Ahavati
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Josh
Joshua Bond
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Ahavati said:. . .

This is another great 'tree' quote.

I also like toi think that one day I'll buy an old car that rolled off the '56 prouction line on my birthdate - and I'll restore it and then we can potter around the countryside together

ajay
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'Woman is the unfathomable, incalculable mystery, the problem that we men can never hope to solve.'

(P.G. Wodehouse.)
🙃

DaisyGrace
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No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.

-Robert Frost

Ahavati
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Josh said:

This is another great 'tree' quote.

I also like toi think that one day I'll buy an old car that rolled off the '56 prouction line on my birthdate - and I'll restore it and then we can potter around the countryside together


That's an AWESOME idea! Especially to leave to the grandchildren!

Josh
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Ahavati said:

That's an AWESOME idea! Especially to leave to the grandchildren!


Since I can't afford a 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II, I'm thinking of an old Morris Minor Traveller (Shooting-Brake), sometimes known as a Morris Minor Woody, something like the photo.
(Photo courtesy of: lucas-van-oort-YlFTkJ3dOqA-unsplash).

Ahavati
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Josh said:

Since I can't afford a 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II, I'm thinking of an old Morris Minor Traveller (Shooting-Brake), sometimes known as a Morris Minor Woody, something like the photo.
(Photo courtesy of: lucas-van-oort-YlFTkJ3dOqA-unsplash).


That is awesome! My first car was a 1966 hardtop  candy apple red Ford Mustang stick.

Loved that car!

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