Favorite Verse, or Saying, Christian or Otherwise

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    So, whatever religion you practice, or believe in what verse, verses, sayings, or qoutes are your favorites?

    There is one that I seem to always go back to, I had it on a poster 25 years ago and really find it part of the foundation of my Christian faith. It along with John 3:16 pretty much some it up for me.

    It is Psalm 27:1-6, although I like the whole thing. It is the first thing I read in the Marriott in Memphis on Sept 11th, 2001-tv blaring in my hotel room. It was amazing how it affected me at the time.


    Psalm 27

    And of course for those of you who see John3:16 at everysports event and have never read it....

    John 3:16
     
  2. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Galatians 5.13--5: "For you have been called to live in freedom--not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: 'love your neighbor as yourself.' But if instead of showing love you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another."

    That one has really helped me over the past month deal with some problems I've had with a friend of mine. It's helped me remember that whatever somebody does to me, it's my job to serve others in love. It also helps me out dealing with the day-to-day issues you can have living in a house with fifty other Christian guys. :eek:

    I Corinthians 7.30--1: "Happiness or sadness or wealth should not keep anyone from doing God's work. Those in frequent contact with the things of the world should make good use of them without becoming attached to them, for this world and all it contains will pass away."

    That's another favorite of mine. It helps me to be content with the things I have, and to remember that there's not really all that much I actually need in life. It also helps me to take pride in taking good care of my belongings, because I know that I don't need all that much. For example, a few months ago I bought a nice set of four 14.5-oz. glasses for about $7. I really take good care of those--wash them by hand and everything. I do that because I like the little things I have that are nice. And I let other people use them whenever they want, because I don't really need them in the slightest.
     
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    With final grades soon to come out at my university and exams happening at others, this Gore Vidal quote seems particularly appropriate:

    It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

    Ah, words to live by.
     
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    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
    - Rich Cook

    Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
    - Peter Ustinov

    but i'm pretty sure i'll remeber more later

    (don't get me started on proverbs i know countless of those ;) )
     
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    Habbakkuk 1:5 Look at the nations, and see! Be astonished! Be astounded!For a work is being done in your days that you would not believe if you were told.
     
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    Those who are willing to give up freedoms for the promise of temporary perceived safety, deserve neither.

    Pride goeth before the fall.

    Beware false prophets.

    Those in glass houses....

    (see a pattern here?)
     
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    Maybe I'll tangle in the power lines
    And it might all be over in a second's time
    But I'll gladly go down in a flame
    If a flame's what it takes to remember my name

    --John Mayer
     
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    "But there was no Charlotte in the living room..."

    -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
     
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    "yes, i am drunk but you, my dear, are ugly and i will be sober in the morning" ...attributed to winston churchill

    "Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude."...boon

    "And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."....carl spackler
     
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    Two of my favourites:

    "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on mine"

    "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"


    If I didn't value my clients I would use the first one when I get asked to do a rush job at the last minute :rolleyes:.
     
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    Funniest movie ever.
     
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    What's the significance, sammy?
     
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    "No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, Jedi Master
     
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    Almost forgot my favorite:

    "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."
     
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    Gather 'round you young rebels
    and list' while I sing
    for the love of one's country
    is a terrible thing

    It banishes fear
    with the speed of a flame
    and makes us all part of
    the patriot game

    -Irish Republican Army.
     
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    A few I enjoy:

    "The good geographer is a philosopher." - Carleton Coon

    "Strife is the origin of everything." - Heraclitus

    "The life of the future trembled behind all that silence. Mad humanity, which nothing could free it self!" - Andre Malraux

    " The double charms of love and wine
    Alike from one sweet source arise:
    Are we to blame, shale we repine?
    When unconstrain'd the passions rise?" - Hafiz
     
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    "Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, 'If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realise that this also is God.' The Christian replies, 'Don't talk damned nonsense.'" (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
     
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    "between here and there is better than either here or there" - steve malkmus
     
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    hm. seems familiar. can't quite place it, but i'm trying, i'm trying, i'm trying, i'm trying...
     
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    well, I must chime in, at the jokes when they are so bad
    And the jokes they’re always bad
    But they’re not as bad as this.
     
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    "Status Quo is Latin for 'The mess we're in.'" - folk saying.

    "I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine." - John Galt (Ayn Rand)
     
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    "We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free."
    -Epictetus, former Roman slave

    "To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
    -Sun Tzu

    "Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
    -Sun Tzu

    "All war is deception."
    -Sun Tzu

    "Religion is good, why does anyone have to organize it?"
    -Frank Lloyd Wright

    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
    -Mario Andretti
     

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