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#1 Floorball Maniac

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 07:42 PM

What are your favourite motivation quotes? What quotes inspire you?

I like reading a quote which makes you think about life. There are loads of motivation quotes I like.


This is the only one I can think of of the top of my head. I will look for more.

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.
- Sir Winston Churchill


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:08 PM

I like the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling, I have some of it in my signiture.
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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:09 PM

Here is the whole thing:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!


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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:12 PM

I like it! smile.gif

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:13 PM

This is my absolute favourite:

"Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle..."

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE(dfx @ Jun 2 2005, 09:13 PM)
This is my absolute favourite:

"Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle..."

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That is very true!

I like the quotes where you have to think for a bit and then realize its powerful meaning.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:28 PM

not so much a Motivation quote but a Failure threat Quote..
In our History Department. On the side of the Black board.. Taking up a whole A3 sheet in landscape. i think is scary but funny!

[B][I][SIZE=7][COLOR=red]"Fail to prepare & You prepare to Fail"

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:30 PM

Albert Einstein


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

EDIT:

Walter Chrysler

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE(itsmereally @ Jun 2 2005, 09:28 PM)
not so much a Motivation quote but a Failure threat Quote..
In our History Department. On the side of the Black board.. Taking up a whole A3 sheet in landscape. i think is scary but funny!

[B][I][SIZE=7][COLOR=red]"Fail to prepare & You prepare to Fail"

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I have seen that in a classroom before at my school. It is true in a way though.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:32 PM

Albert Einstein:

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:34 PM

Shaun.. i like ur Last quote on ur "signature"...

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:35 PM

I love humorous quotes as well!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE(itsmereally @ Jun 2 2005, 09:34 PM)
Shaun.. i like ur Last quote on ur "signature"...

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Thanks, I studied Animal Farm in Higher English for my personal study!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:40 PM

Maybe we should all take the great man Einstein's advice:

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE(dfx @ Jun 2 2005, 09:40 PM)
Maybe we should all take the great man Einstein's advice:

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

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There had to be a forumula!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:50 PM

Einstein??

and by the way the sad maths people do have a formula for nearly everything i read somewhere they had worked out how to make the perfect coffee according to someones taste with a formula!! biggrin.gif


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:52 PM

There probably is a formula for everything which is understandable as things happen for a reason and as a result os something else.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:53 PM

They also derived aformula for the perfect slice of toast

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:54 PM

taist = heat x width of bread x time in heat divided by distance from heat source x 595422

I just made that up!!

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(Floorball Maniac @ Jun 2 2005, 08:54 PM)
taist = heat x width of bread x time in heat divided by distance from heat source x 595422

I just made that up!!

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lol so what is the ideal value of taste then smile.gif





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