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I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.

   

    Sir Arthur Eddington, Stars and Atoms (1928), Lecture 1

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Thanks LOST.  When I read it, I thought that I'd like to know what kind of woman that girl became.

 

It's a really good one, Nurker.  We touch upon many lives in our time here, and we often wonder "what ever happened to..."

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Here's a nice little trio from Richard Bach

 

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.  ― Illusions

 

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There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.

You seek problems because you need their gifts. ― Illusions

 

* * *

 

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.  ― Illusions

 

 

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"Children today are tyrants. They contradict thier parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

 

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

 

Winston Churchill

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    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

        D. H. Lawrence

        English novelist (1885 - 1930)

 

 

 

Whales Weep Not! 

by D. H. Lawrence

 

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains

 

the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent.

 

 

 

All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge

 

on and on, and dive beneath the icebergs.

 

The right whales, the sperm-whales, the hammer-heads, the killers

 

there they blow, there they blow, hot wild white breath out of the sea!

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                          - You breath in when you are born,

                          - You breath out when you die,

                          - And in between is you life.

                          Mikhail Ryabko, founder of Russian Systema.     

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

1.

 

Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!

"Charge for the guns!" he said:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

2.

 

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"

Was there a man dismay'd?

Not tho' the soldier knew

Someone had blunder'd:

Their's not to make reply,

Their's not to reason why,

Their's but to do and die:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

3.

 

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon in front of them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well,

Into the jaws of Death,

Into the mouth of Hell

Rode the six hundred.

 

4.

 

Flash'd all their sabres bare,

Flash'd as they turn'd in air,

Sabring the gunners there,

Charging an army, while

All the world wonder'd:

Plunged in the battery-smoke

Right thro' the line they broke;

Cossack and Russian

Reel'd from the sabre stroke

Shatter'd and sunder'd.

Then they rode back, but not

Not the six hundred.

 

5.

 

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon behind them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

While horse and hero fell,

They that had fought so well

Came thro' the jaws of Death

Back from the mouth of Hell,

All that was left of them,

Left of six hundred.

 

6.

 

When can their glory fade?

O the wild charge they made!

All the world wondered.

Honor the charge they made,

Honor the Light Brigade,

Noble six hundred.

 

Copied from Poems of Alfred Tennyson,

J. E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1870

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                     - A man is never taller,

                    - As when he stoops to help a child.

                          Abraham Lincoln.

 

I got all choked up when I heard this one. :'(

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                     - A man is never taller,

                    - As when he stoops to help a child.

                          Abraham Lincoln.

 

I got all choked up when I heard this one. :'(

 

That is so good.  :thumbup:

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This is only part of a writing that my mom gave to me as a young man, and it has always stuck with me,

  -The Lord replied, "My precious child.

I love you and I would never leave you.

 

During your times of trial and suffering

when you saw only one set of footprints...

 

That was when I carried you."

 

Carolyn Joyce Carty ©

 

 

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

1.

 

Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!

"Charge for the guns!" he said:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

2.

 

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"

Was there a man dismay'd?

Not tho' the soldier knew

Someone had blunder'd:

Their's not to make reply,

Their's not to reason why,

Their's but to do and die:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

 

3.

 

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon in front of them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

Boldly they rode and well,

Into the jaws of Death,

Into the mouth of Hell

Rode the six hundred.

 

4.

 

Flash'd all their sabres bare,

Flash'd as they turn'd in air,

Sabring the gunners there,

Charging an army, while

All the world wonder'd:

Plunged in the battery-smoke

Right thro' the line they broke;

Cossack and Russian

Reel'd from the sabre stroke

Shatter'd and sunder'd.

Then they rode back, but not

Not the six hundred.

 

5.

 

Cannon to right of them,

Cannon to left of them,

Cannon behind them

Volley'd and thunder'd;

Storm'd at with shot and shell,

While horse and hero fell,

They that had fought so well

Came thro' the jaws of Death

Back from the mouth of Hell,

All that was left of them,

Left of six hundred.

 

6.

 

When can their glory fade?

O the wild charge they made!

All the world wondered.

Honor the charge they made,

Honor the Light Brigade,

Noble six hundred.

 

Copied from Poems of Alfred Tennyson,

J. E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1870

That's really well written but as much as I hate to admit it...., I like Iron Maiden's version the best :)

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they did a song about that I had no idea.do you know the name of the song 8|

The song was called trooper I think, and they used parts of the original movie in their video

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Yes, that was from foot prints in the sand. I think mistwalker is right about Trooper. Excelent tune and album. :thumbsup: I'm an old time metalhead so I'm a little biased.

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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed

he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

 

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.

For each scene he noticed two sets of

footprints in the sand: one belonging

to him, and the other to the LORD.

 

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,

he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

 

He noticed that many times along the path of

his life there was only one set of footprints.

 

He also noticed that it happened at the very

lowest and saddest times in his life.

 

This really bothered him and he

questioned the LORD about it:

 

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow

you, you'd walk with me all the way.

But I have noticed that during the most

troublesome times in my life,

there is only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why when

I needed you most you would leave me."

 

The LORD replied:

 

"My son, my precious child,

I love you and I would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering,

when you see only one set of footprints,

it was then that I carried you."

 

Footprints in the sand, I love that poem, one of my all time favorites.

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All that glitters is not gold 

Not all those who wonder are lost

The old that is strong does not wither

Deep roots are not reached by the frost

From the ashes a fire shall be woken

A light from the shadows shall spring

Renewed shall be blade that was broken

The crownless again shall be king

 

JRR Tolkein  (Doesn't this sound survivor-ish?)

 

Just about the only poetry I can recite from memory.

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