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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:34 pm 
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Who relates to this poet? I love his quote, "There are two tragedies in life.One is not to get your hearts desire. The other is to get it." it's so true its one or the other. Which ever way you turn you have a tradegy. Life is undescribable in that way![/quote][/b]


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I like this one as well;

This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege - my *privilege* to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
~George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory


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"You do not know what it is like. That is the great thing. You must see it and then you will be redeemed and saved"
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if it`s about quotes ,bernard shaw is the best

:D :D

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize..

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

good ones :)


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These are some of my favorites

-A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

-If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

-When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.


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This quote is attributed to Shaw only.
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LORD DARLINGTON. This woman has purity and innocence. She has everything we men have lost.
CECIL GRAHAM. My dear fellow, what on earth should we men do going about with purity and innocence? A carefully thought-out buttonhole is much more effective.
DUMBY. She doesn't really love you then?
LORD DARLINGTON. No, she does not!
DUMBY. I congratulate you, my dear fellow. In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy! But I am interested to hear she does not love you. How long could you love a woman who didn't love you, Cecil?
CECIL GRAHAM. A woman who didn't love me? Oh, all my life!
DUMBY. So could I. But it's so difficult to meet one.
~from Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde

I find the version attributed to Shaw going this way:
There are two great tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire, the other is to gain it.
~George Bernard Shaw


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