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Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:12 pm

Yes, I know we have had a thread about SONGS which move us, and I am all over that, like a butt rash after chemo.
BUTT !!! , sorry.... but.... what about the power of the spoken/written word ?

I would love to be able to break out into "Don't Worry Be Happy" at a moments notice, but, much as I love music, as soon as I break out..folks would Break Away (apologies to Kelly Clarkson.)

SO.....on one of the martial arts forums I frequent, we have had a thread of just plain good 'ol words that we mere mortals can pass along. Should warn you though, martial artists are replete with ages and ages of ancient wisdoms !

I would like to start off, and would love to hear from others, any words of "reality", love, support, advice or wisdom, which has impacted your journey, and YES, either in a positive manner or not so positive, if it helps getting it out there, and it moved YOU for whatever reason.

1. Whether you think you CAN, or think you can't.....YOU ARE RIGHT. (Henry Ford)

2. If everybody is thinking the same...somebody is NOT thinking. (George Patton)

3. "...................The secret
which got lost neither hides
nor reveals itself, it shows forth

tokens. And we rush
to catch up. ...... " (Charles Olson, American poet)

4. If you love someone....hurry up and show them. ( Just a saying on a card, tacked above my desk at work.)

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:30 pm

OK, I just stole one from cptmac

My quote for the day is
"Being an unconditional friend means you step forward without expecting anything more than knowing you made your friend’s day easier.

Loring Barnes"


Start posting folks or I will ransack all our old postings for words of wisdom !!!

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby seussfan » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:52 pm

1. How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened. ~Thomas Jefferson

2. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~Benjamin Franklin

3. The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable. ~Seneca

4. The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. ~Elbert Hubbard
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby justsing » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:52 pm

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain. - Michele Reis

There is very little in life that can't be made better with one, good breath. - MC Dykhouse

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you.” Winnie the Pooh
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:25 am

Thank you seussfan and justsing, for sharing. I must say I am feeling drawn to a couple of your sayings.

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. ~Elbert Hubbard
...because...Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain. - Michele Reis

They both seemed to "speak" to me, so please indulge my editing. I am kind of finding myself at that very transition point right now.

Thank you.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby garbovatwin » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:32 am

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” John Lennon

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans” John Lennon

“I get by with a little help from my friends” John Lennon

“Nothing's gonna change my world” John Lennon

(Can you tell I was listening to a lot of Beatles this weekend?)...;)
OUR world is worth saving
Question everything. Become your own Advocate.
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Postby Gaelen » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:45 am

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

My sig, a traditional Chinese Moon Festival blessing or wish -- Be in harmony with your expectations.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. -- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Hope isn't about a good outcome. Hope is about making sense of it all. -- Mehmet Oz, MD (as proof that anyone is capable of making sense once in awhile :oops: )

Now and then when looking at the sun, the clouds will come to give you rest. -- haiku, author unknown

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anybody else in the world. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

A bend in the road isn't the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn. -- author unknown

The bravest are those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, danger and glory alike, and still go out to meet the challenge. -- author unknown

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider the gifts you have been given, the difference you have made and the direction in which you are headed. -- author unknown
Be in harmony with your expectations. - Life Out Loud
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby garbovatwin » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:47 am

Gaelen wrote:
Well-behaved women seldom make history. -- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Ooh, I really like some of these.
OUR world is worth saving
Question everything. Become your own Advocate.
When we find a cure for one cancer it will lead to a cure for ALL cancer
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Mystic » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:01 am

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

Life isn't the number of breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.

WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE BECOMES A MEMORY....THE MEMORY BECOMES A TREASURE.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby AugustWest » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:14 am

"If I'd thought about it I never would've done it, I guess I would've let it slide,
If I'd lived my life by what others were thinkin', the heart inside me would've died.
I was just too stubborn to ever be governed by enforced insanity,
Someone had to reach for the risin' star, I guess it was up to me." - Bob Dylan

"if you plant ice, you're going to harvest wind" -Robert Hunter

"Get busy living or get busy dying. That is gd right." - Red

"Was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor?" - Blutto
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Magnolia » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:32 am

"Let your Life Speak" --- Old Quaker Proverb

I especially love this one because it can have so many meanings. I think of it as saying that, if you live your principles, you have no need to burden others with words. Francis of Assisi said something similar, but more specificly Christian. He said, "Preach the Gospel always, and, when necessary, use words." These don't have much to do with cancer survivorship, but they do have to do with life, and, that IS what survivorship is all about I guess, isn't it?

This is by no means an attempt to detract from the purpose of this thread. Inspiring words are wonderful tools to pull out and remind us of those very principles we try to live every day. I've really enjoyed reading all the posts. I'm going to look through my journals for more of my own.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cptmac » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:00 am

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

"What would you do if you had no fear" Anonymous

My current favorites that were said to me by my onc after a speech I gave.

"Don't you know, doctors LIVE for patients like you"
"I know you've said some nice things, but you have done sooo much more for me."
It was nice to know that I also have an impact on my doc... :mrgreen:
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Nellw » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:07 am

I can't find the author of my favorite one
It's "Life ain't no ride on a pink duck!"

"Pain is inevitable, misery is a choice."

"God counts the opportunities we take to trust Him" Beth Moore
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby brigita » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:43 am

"If you're going through hell, keep going." --Winston Churchill
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Jeff » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:53 am

Success is getting up one more time than you got knocked down
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sigmoid colectomy 8/03
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