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Postby Saturn » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:44 pm

Excellent discovery may I say 'Discovery' :wink:

Sir Walter Raleigh was indeed a poet and man of letters also as a statesman, naval captain, courtier etc.
He also wrote a massive History Of The World.
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Postby Discovery » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:20 pm

Good one Saturn!
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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:55 pm

I like my puns I do :lol:
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Postby Malia » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:36 pm

Here are a few bumper sticker quotes that I think are great:

"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."

"Jesus is coming. Everybody look busy!"

And here's a quote from John F Kennedy:

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
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Postby Saturn » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:20 pm

Malia wrote:Here are a few bumper sticker quotes that I think are great:

"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."


Well that's a Ghandi quote on a bumper sticker :shock:

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“The god of peace is Love, we lovers venerate peace:
Hard battles with my mistress suffice for me.
My heart is not consumed for hateful gold,
My thirst doesn’t drink from cups of precious stone,
Fat Campania’s not ploughed for me by a thousand yoke,
I get no bronzes from your ruin, hapless Corinth.

O primal earth Prometheus unluckily shaped –
Too little prepared, he began to work on our hearts:
Skilfully ordering our bodies, he did not look to the mind.
From the first there should have been a straight path
For the soul: now we are tempest-tossed far out to sea:
We seek out enemies, and join fresh wars to wars.
You shall carry no riches to Acheron’s waters:
Naked, fool, you’ll be borne on hell’s ferry.
Victor and victim shades are mingled as equals:
Consul Marius, you sit by the captive Jugurtha.
Lydian Croesus does not stand off from Dulichian Irus:
The death is best which comes at fate’s appointed hour.
I am glad that in early youth I worshipped helicon,
And linked my hands in the Muses’ choral dance…”

Sextus Propertius, v, 1-19. ‘Pacis Amor deus est, pacem veneramur amantes.’

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Postby Saturn » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:34 pm

“…if a man has any feeling of what is due to himself, he cannot let the thought which comes into his mind pass away unheeded and unexamined.”
-Plato, Charmides 173a.
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Postby greymouse » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:57 pm

“…if a man has any feeling of what is due to himself, he cannot let the thought which comes into his mind pass away unheeded and unexamined.”


Hmmm ... interesting find, Saturn. I basically agree with Plato, but only if done in moderation. It seems like auditing every single thought one has is a recipe for stifling oneself with self-consciousness.
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Postby Saturn » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:14 pm

“So let us, believe me, study to dissociate ourselves from our bodies – that is, to acclimatize ourselves to the idea of death. While we are still alive, this will be an imitation of heavenly life: once we are free from our chains here, our souls will run their race less slowly. For those who have always been shackled to the flesh make slower progress even when they are released. It is as if they have spent many years in manacles. Once we have arrived at the other place, and only then, shall we live. For this life is truly death and I could, if I would, weep for it.”
-Cicero, Tusculanae disputationes XXXI, 75.
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Postby dks » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:19 pm

This appeals to all my senses, trifling thing though it may be. I'm reminded that Fall is on the heels of late summer when I read this

"apple tasting--pear tasting--plum judging--apricot nibbling--peach scrunching--Nectarine sucking--and Melon carving..."

Ahhh, that Keats... :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:22 pm

2
And dost thou ask, what secret woe
I bear, corroding joy and youth?
And wilt thou vainly seek to know
A pang, ev’n thou must fail to soothe?

3
It is not love, it is not hate,
Nor low Ambition’s honours lost,
That bids me loathe my present state,
And fly from all I priz’d the most:

4
It is that weariness that springs
From all I meet, or hear, or see:
To me no pleasure Beauty brings;
Thine eyes have scarce a charm for me.

5
It is that settled, ceaseless gloom
The fabled Hebrew wanderer bore;
That will not look beyond the tomb,
But cannot hope for rest before.

6
What exile from himself can flee?
To Zones, though more and more remote,
Still, still pursues, where-e’r I be,
The blight of life-the demon, Thought.

7
Yet others rapt in pleasure seem
And taste of all that I forsake;
Oh! may they still of transport dream,
And ne’ere, at least like me, awake!
~Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, ‘To Inez’, Canto I, 841-64.
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Postby dks » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:29 pm

Ooooh. Good one, Saturn. I love that work of Byron's... :shock:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:46 pm

By some guy named John Keats...

“…Our bodies every seven years are completely fresh-materiald…
…This is the reason why men who had been bosom friends, on being separated for any number of years, afterwards meet coldly, neither of them knowing why—the fact is they have both altered.”
To G. & G. Keats, 17th—27th Sep, 1819.

He's quite good - he should have his own blog...
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Postby Malia » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:49 am

Dude, that Keats guy is deeeeep! 8)
Indeed, he needst a blog.

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Postby Saturn » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:43 am

Does anyone actually know what blog means? :?
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Postby Malia » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:08 pm

Blog stands for "web log" :)
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