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    anyone know any nice quotes?


    These are particularly nice: “


    And in parting from you now,

    thus much let me avow,

    you are not wrong to deem,

    that my days have been a dream,

    yet if hope has flown away,

    in a night or in a day,

    in a vision or in none,

    is it therefore the less gone,

    all that we seem and seem,

    is but a dream within a dream.


    If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But if I am I because you are you and you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you!

    “People are accustomed to look at the heavens and to wonder what happens there. It would be better if they would look within themselves, to see what happens there.”

    Both from the Kotzker Rebbe ZATZAL.


    It is Better to live one single day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep.


    Dear mother burst the tyrant’s chain,

    Virginia should not call in vain,

    she meets her sisters on the plain

    sic semper tis the proud refrain,

    that baffles minions back amain,

    Maryland! My Maryland!


    Theirs not to make reply,

    Theirs not to reason why,

    Theirs but to do and die:

    This is really from a poem, but i couldn’t resist. I know to many people that live by this motto.


    how much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? a wood chuck would chuck as much wood as a wood chuck could chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood

    proffesional built the titanic, amatuers built the ark

    people dont care how much you know unless they know how much you care

    a smile is a little curve that sets things straight

    sometimes we go through what we go through in order to become all that we are capable of becoming

    if ignorance is bliss, maybe bliss isnt the best thing

    its easier to see the cup as half empty than as half full, but remember-you cant drink out of emptiness!

    did you make the day or lose it?…

    minyan gal

    “Have patience – even the snails reached the ark.”

    anon for this

    A versatile one from the late Senator Moynihan:

    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts”


    Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

    -Benjamin Franklin

    Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

    -Benjamin Franklin

    Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness.

    -George Washington

    Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.


    A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.

    -Richard Nixon


    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.

    Life is about learning to dance in the rain.


    The one thing we learn from history is

    that we learn nothing from history.


    “Im ata ma’amin she’yecholim l’kalkel,

    ta’amin she’yecholim le’taken”

    If you believe that you’re able to ruin things,

    Believe that you’re able to fix them.

    -Rav Nachman of Breslov


    (Living in) the world is like (crossing) a very narrow bridge,

    but the main thing is not to have any fear at all.

    Rav Nachman of Breslov


    “To the world, you may be just one person,

    But to one person, you may be the world!”

    “There is no material thing on this Earth more important than family.” (Advice given to a family dividing up their late parents inheritance.)

    pet peeve

    “man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore”



    “”Im ata ma’amin she’yecholim l’kalkel, ta’amin she’yecholim le’taken” If you believe that you’re able to ruin things, Believe that you’re able to fix them. -Rav Nachman of Breslov”

    I think its one of the greatest quotes of all time. Who knows how many neshamos were given chizuk from this quote alone?!


    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    – Eleanore Roosevelt

    We get to make a living; we give to make a life.

    – Winston Churchill

    One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

    (dont know who said it)


    It’s more difficult to change one middah than learn all of Shas.

    -Rav Salanter


    If we ever hope to rid the world of the political AIDS of our time, terrorism, the rule must be clear: One does not deal with terrorists; one does not bargain with terrorists; one kills terrorists.

    -Rav Meir Kahane

    One of the great problems with Americans is that – being a decent people – they assume that everyone else is equally decent.

    -Rav Meir Kahane


    King Solomon told G-d;

    I’ll watch over my enemies, YOU watch over my friends

    The Satmar Rebbe Reb Yoilish;

    ‘Kids think they know better than their parents, and if they werent embarrassed enough, they would say they are older as well’

    ‘If you see someone without a beard, and a short jacket who has the number tattoed on his arm, give HIM the kvittel and not me’

    There are so many sharp witted sayings by the Satmar Rebbe. Does anyone know anymore?


    – icot

    (the word “original” is a link)


    “The only place success come before work is in the dictionary”


    One that, as a parent, I’ve come to appreciate, comes from the old master of quotes himself — Mark Twain.

    By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who believes he’s wrong.

    The Wolf


    “My Father was a Baker, and he taught me fresh bread is better than stale bread.”

    Also the Kotzker Re: Yichus

    I think I have posted this before.


    “My father was a chef and he taught me stale bread is better than fresh bread, for making bread crumbs and stuffing”


    Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones.

    The Belzer Rabbi

    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong — because someday you will have been all of these.

    George Washington

    I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say.

    Calvin Coolidge

    There’s a little truth behind every “just kidding”

    a little curiosity behind every “just wondering”, a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, and a little emotion behind every “I don’t care”.


    There’s very little truth behind every “I’m not kidding”

    There’s very little truth behind every “just wondering”

    There’s very little truth behind every “I do know”

    There’s no truth behind every “I do care”


    Only dead fish go with the flow.

    Sara Palin


    “Only live fish get caught with hooks and dragged to a boat and eaten.”

    – Popa


    Not everything you think you have to say,

    not everything you say has to told,

    not everything you you where told has to printed,

    not everything you printed has to be read,

    not everything you you read you have to say over.

    Kotzker Rebbe


    good quote popa

    ” live fish dont get eaten, as a general rule”



    He who worships himself is like one who worships idols. There is no difference between worship of oneself and worship of idols – The Kotzker Rebbe –


    In spite of rain, in spite of snow,

    in spite of all the winds that blow,

    in spite of hail and biting frost,

    take thyself and get thee lost.

    – Popa’s friend’s adaption of Phillip Freneu


    listen and silent are spelled with the same letters

    nothing is opened more often by mistake then the mouth

    it is temper that gets us into most of our problems, and pride that keeps us there

    an apology is a good way to have the last word

    serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm


    If you do not have Emuna there are no answers. If you have Emuna there are no questions.


    I would rather die like a man than live like a coward

    A coward dies 1000 deaths a soldier dies but one


    Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end no matter how hard we fight.

    Tupac Shakur


    The american dream wasn’t meant for me, cause lady liberty’s a hypocrite she lied to me, promised me freedom, education, and equality never gave me nothing but slavery but now look at how dangerous you made me callin me a mad man because im strong and bold.

    Tupac Shakur


    If you walked by a street and as you was walking on concrete you saw a rose growing from concrete, even if it had messed up petals and it was a little to the side you would marvel at just seeing a rose grow through concrete. So why is it that when you see some jewish kid grow out of the dirtiest circumstance and he can talk and he can sit across the room and make you cry, make you laugh, all you can talk about is his dirty rose, his dirty stems and how he is leaning crooked to the side, u can’t even see that he has risen from concrete and come up from out of that

    Tupac Shakur


    Shimmel, “and a little emotion behind every “I don’t care”

    Somone just said something insulting to me today. I repeated it to my husband and then I told him, “but I really don’t care…”

    How your words come to haunt me…I guess I really did care.


    I would rather die like a man than live like a coward

    A coward dies 1000 deaths a soldier dies but one

    “This is not part of my value system”


    tanta bubby

    wellinformedyid-my husband always says that expression in the name of his father o’h-but it sounds better in yiddish. Ilovetohock-I heard that quote from Sara Palin and it was very funny when she said it. You should give your parents lots of nachas(I know that you do.:)


    Poster! that quote hit home many more times than i’d like to admit!!


    “I do not want to believe in God. Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation leading to evolution.”

    -George Wald- (Nobel prize for Medicine in 1967)


    “It will help to digress for a moment to ask what one means by ‘impossible’.”

    -George Wald


    “Probability does not exist [independently of the human mind]”

    – B. de Finetti


    i really like that quote, though i dont claim to understand it.

    however i always had a problem with probability (even before i was frum). i was never quite convinced that it was a real thing (though a useful concept im sure)

    i cant put it into any better words than that because i really dont understand probability or my intuitive objections to it.

    maybe you could shed some light on that quote, if that wont ruin it.

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