Great Quote

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by beatsme, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    I got this at random from

    Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

    -Mark Twain
  2. iMetroid macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    I really needed to read that. The only reason I'm up at 11:58 at night is because of problems I'm having with "friends" preventing me from sleeping. Thanks.
  3. beatsme thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    you bet :)
  4. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004

    This is a good Quotes site. You can register for free and add favorite quotes you like and submit them it they aren't already in the database. Here's a quote the goes along the same line as the one you posted.

    "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I like this guy, he's got good quotes.

    Here's another one that got me confused.

    “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Shouldn't it be " would man..."? Or is this also proper? Is this old english or somethin?
  5. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006
    As true today as it was then.
  6. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2006
    It is just English. It means men would take more notice of them. Try saying it to yourself, pausing after 'years' and making the rest an exclamation.

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