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:"If death strikes before I prove my blood, I swear I'll kill death....some goals are so worthy it's glorious even to fail."

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~John Quincy Adams


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" B. Franklin

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
(Edmund Burke, 1729 - 1797)

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. everyone thinks others stink

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'...till you can find a rock

To be Truly ignorant, Man requires an Education. (Plato)





"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"



Aggressiveness was a fundamental to success in air-to-air combat and if you ever caught a fighter pilot in a defensive mood you had him licked before you started shooting.


"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
-- Julius Caesar on Patriotism

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People always talk of dying for their country, and never of making the other bastard die for his.

"If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."


Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Adolf Hitler

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
Adolf Hitler

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character
-Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
-Albert Einstein

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
-Benjamin Franklin

...obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.
-Adolf Hitler

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
-George S. Patton

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
-George S. Patton

Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
-Indian Proverb

In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
-Pythagoras

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
-Eddie Rickenbacker

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
-Warren Buffett

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
-Warren Buffett

I could point out that, to judge from the covers of countless women's magazines, the two topics most interesting to women are (1) Why men are all disgusting pigs, and (2) How to attract men.
- Dave Barry
 

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“There is nothing called a Just war all wars are part of policy” ”~F-14

“Mobility is one of the magic keys that in combination with Tactics can win you a war” ”~F-14

“ in combat do not under appreciate historical battles because it might come to haunt the commander later in the war” ”~F-14

“There is no longer a thing called a battle field now it is a Battle space”~F-14
 

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“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.”
Mark Twain quote

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
Mark Twain quote

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”
Mark Twain quote

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often”
Mark Twain quote

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
Mark Twain quote

“When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear.”
Mark Twain quote

“Buy land, they're not making it anymore”
Mark Twain quote

“We have the best government that money can buy.”
Mark Twain quote

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear”
Mark Twain quote
 

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The Paradox Of Our Age

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense;

more knowledge but less judgment;

more experts, but more problems;

more medicines but less healthiness.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbour.

We built more computers to hold more copies than ever,

But have less real communication;

We have become long on quantity,

but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall men but short characters;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It’s a time when there is much in the window

But nothing in the room. — the 14th Dalai Lama.
 

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“So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.”
Mark Twain quotes

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!”
Mark Twain quotes

“Civilizations have arisen in other parts of the world. In ancient and modern times, wonderful ideas have been carried forward from one race to another...But mark you, my friends, it has been always with the blast of war trumpets and the march of embattled cohorts. Each idea had to be soaked in a deluge of blood..... Each word of power had to be followed by the groans of millions, by the wails of orphans, by the tears of widows. This, many other nations have taught; but India for thousands of years peacefully existed. Here activity prevailed when even Greece did not exist... Even earlier, when history has no record, and tradition dares not peer into the gloom of that intense past, even from until now, ideas after ideas have marched out from her, but every word has been spoken with a blessing behind it and peace before it. We, of all nations of the world, have never been a conquering race, and that blessing is on our head, and therefore we live...”
Swami Vivekananda quotes

“My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.”
Edward Gibbon quotes
 

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“Every day that passes me by is you and every next day that I await is also you”

“When I am sad I try not to cry because I see you in the tears that flow out of my eyes”

“ I lost my heart the very first day I saw you and I am glad that I lost it because I got to love an Angel”
 

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When the fortune God smiles at me,
I hoist a fortune-bringing flag.
Then I am invited to the feast,
By a girl with beautiful leg.....

-6th DALAI LAMA
 

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The girl of the market place
And I made that "True Love Knot."
I did not try to untie it,
It untied of its own accord.
-6th DALAI LAMA
 

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“I am so madly in love with you that some times I have no bearings on my self”

“This is a promise to you that I shall love you till the end of time and beyond”

“I and you might not meet each other any more physically but I still see you In the face of every one I meet”

“ Love is like a rose with thorns it will hurt you but it is so wonderful that you wont mind the thorns or of the bleeding that it causes you”

“When I saw you I loved you

When I spoke to you I loved you
When we had our lunch together I loved you
When we shared our sorrows together I loved you
Now I only forgot why I loved you
But the truth is that my love for you has only kept increasing ever since I loved you”
 

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“Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.”
Abdul Kalam quotes

“It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
Adolf Hitler quote

“"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes"”
Adolf Hitler quote

“It is not truth that matters, but victory”
Adolf Hitler quote

“The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .”
Adolf Hitler quote
 

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You parrot the speaker,
Please hold your skilled tongue.
She is in the willow,
I love my sweet singer!

6th DALAI LAMA
 

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What people say about me and you
I do admit it to be true.
She and I with my graceful steps
Have been to that house--a nice Stew.




In the first place, it is best, if your didn't see;
No chance to fall when you don't know who is she;
In the second place it is best not to love,
Then she will not be forlorn when she misses me!

If a man does not think of Death
Even if he is so clever,
He is like a fool in a sense.

In the first place, it is best, if your didn't see;
No chance to fall when you don't know who is she;
In the second place it is best not to love,
Then she will not be forlorn when she misses me!


Though those words written with black ink,
Have been effaced by water drop,
Yet unwritten designs in the mind,
Even erase, never corrupt.

When the cuckoo comes from the County Mon,
Then good season of the soil also comes.
Since I have met my wise and pretty love,
My body and mind have relaxed become.


If the one in whom I have lost heart,
Wanted to go in for the great God,
Neither I, the youth, will remain here,
But go to the cave and pray a lot.


The king of mountains in the middle
Does firmly stand there--does not run.
Sun and moon have no wish to go astray
In their good course of revolving around.



If one's mind is so inclined,
Toward the Sublime Doctrine,
He could with this very body,
Obtain Buddhahood this life in!


6th DALAI LAMA
 

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”
Plato quote

It is only the dead who have seen the end of war”
Plato quote

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”
Plato quote

“Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy”
W. R. Inge quotes

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain”
George McGovern quotes

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!”
David Starr Jordan quotes

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”
Edith Cavell quotes

“Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks. I fear that nationalism is one of England's many spurious gifts to the world.”
Richard Aldington quotes
 

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"White crane!
Lend me your wings
I will not fly far
From Lithang, I shall return"

"Never have I slept without a sweetheart
Nor have I spent a single drop of sperm"

6th DALAI LAMA

The claim of control over his flow of sperm openly declared his grasp and mastery of tantric practices. Of exceptional interest in the tale of three sandalwood trees Tsangyang Gyatso planted close to each other before leaving Tawang. He prophesied that the trees would grow identical to each other on the day he would once again visit Tawang. In 1959, the local people noticed to their amazement that the three sandalwood trees were growing equal to each other in size and had become identical in shape. Unfortunately, the trees caught fire which plunged the local people into anxiety and dismay. Soon afterwards they heard of the unrest in Tibet caused by the Chinese invasion, and after a week-long spectacle of crowds of foreign and Indian pressmen, security personnel and unusual suspense, they saw that the Dalai Lama had indeed come to Tawang once again, this time as Great Fourteenth, on his way to exile in India.

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"Over the eastern hills rises
The smiling face of the moon;
In my mind forms
The smiling face of my beloved'

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'Yesterday's young sprouting shoots
Are withered straws today,
Like the ageing body of a youth
Stiff bent as a southern bow'

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'If only I could wed
The one whom I love,
Joys of gaining the choicest gem
From the ocean's deepest bed would be mine'

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'She smells sweet of body
My sweetheart, the highway queen;
Like the worthless white turquoise
She was found, to be thrown away'

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'Longing for the landlord's daughter
Blossoming in youthful beauty
Is like pining for peaches
Ripening on the high peach trees'

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'Sleepless I am
Because I am in love;
Fatigue and frustration overwhelm
When day brings not my beloved to me'

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

'Spring flowers fade in the fall;
It is not for the turquoise bees to mourn.
I and my sweetheart are fated to part;
It is not for us to cry'

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

'Frost gathers on the glistering flowers
And then the cold north wind blows.
The frost and the wind must have come
To drive the bees away from the flowers'

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'I have hoisted prayer-flags
For the good luck of my beloved.
Forest keeper, Ajo Shelngo,
Do not trample her good luck flags'

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'I incline myself
To the teachings of my lama
But my heart secretly escapes
To the thoughts of my sweetheart'

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'Even if meditated upon,
The face of my lama comes not to me,
But again and again comes to me
The smiling face of my beloved'

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'If I could meditate upon the dharma
As intensely as I muse on my beloved
I would certainly attain enlightenment
Surely, in this one lifetime'

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'When my luck was good
I hoisted auspicious prayer-flags
And the young lady of noble birth
Hosted me at her home'

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'Your sweet smile is
To steal away my young heart.
If your love for me is true,
Promise me so
From the depths of your heart'

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

'When the gem was mine
I cared not, and ignored its value.
Now that the gem is lost to others,
Melancholy overwhelms me
As its pure worth dawns on me'

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

'My sweetheart who truly loved me
Has been stolen to wed another.
I am sick with longing sorrow
And frustration emaciates my frail body'

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'In my dreams often
I see my lost beloved;
A soothsayer I must seek
To search for her soon for me'

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'If the maiden will live forever
The wine will flow evermore.
The tavern is my haven;
With wine I am content'

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'My beloved from childhood
Seems to be of the wolf's race;
Even after many nights together
She tries to escape,
Like the wolves, to the hills'

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'To the wings of this eagle
The wind and the rocks have been cruel.
The sly and scheming ones
Have harassed me, always without ceasing'

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'Pink clouds
Hide frosts and hailstorms;
He who is a half-monk
Is a hidden enemy of the dharma'

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'The moon tonight seems
To be the full moon,
But the hare* inside the moon
Does not seem to be alive"
* Refers to a Tibetan belief that a giant hare resides in the moon

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"Like the rising moon of the third day
My beloved is dressed is pure and white,
But on the full moon of the fifteenth day
Take an oath of meeting as pure and bright'

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'Even the stars in the sky
Can be measured by astrology.
Her body can be caressed,
But not so fathomed
Her deep inner longing'

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'Sweetheart awaiting me in my bed
Yielding tenderly her sweet soft body,
Has she come to cheat me
And disrobe me of my virtues?'

. . . . . . . . . . . . .

'Peacocks from eastern India,
Parrot from the depths of Kongpo(TIBET),
Though born in separate countries
Finally come together
In the holy land of Lhasa'

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'People gossip about me.
I am sorry for what I have done;
I have taken three thin steps
And landed myself in the tavern of my mistress'

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'In the short walk of this life
We have had our share of joy.
Let us hope to meet again
In the youth of our next life'

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'The garrulous parrot
Please stay with your mouth shut.
The thrush in the willow grove
Has promised to sing a song for me'

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'Yama, the mirror of my karma
Residing in the realm of death,
You must judge and grant justice.
Here, while alive, I had no justice"

By the master of tantra the great 6th DALAI LAMA<3
 

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Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA:
"India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."

Keith Bellows, VP - National Geographic Society :
"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds... I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."
 

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If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
 

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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
Albert Einstein
 

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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lie cannot live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A right delayed is a right denied.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

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Here’s my proposal, which is based on the TV show Survivor: We put the entire Congress on an island. All the food on this island is locked inside a vault, which can be opened only by an ordinary American taxpayer named Bob. Every day, the congresspersons are given a section of the Tax Code, which they must rewrite so that Bob can understand it. If he can, he lets them eat that day; if he can’t, he doesn’t.
-Dave Barry

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
-Dave Barry

And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West.
Dave Barry

As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.
Dave Barry

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.
Dave Barry

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
Dave Barry

Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Dave Barry

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
Dave Barry

Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.
Dave Barry

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
Dave Barry

It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
Dave Barry

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
Dave Barry

My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible.
Dave Barry

Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.
Dave Barry
 

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Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
Dave Barry

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid.
Dave Barry

Skiers view snowboarders as a menace; snowboarders view skiers as Elmer Fudd.
Dave Barry

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Dave Barry

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.
Dave Barry

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.
Dave Barry

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
Dave Barry

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire.
Dave Barry

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example.
Dave Barry

There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more than an abridged dictionary.
Dave Barry

We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin.
Dave Barry

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
Dave Barry
 

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