Senior quote?

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  1. rotcapplicant

    rotcapplicant Member

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    Hey, I am a senior in High School, and our quotes are due soon and I dont have one :eek:

    Anyone have a nice 1-2 sentence quote that is unique and you find to be inspiring/good.

    Thanks :biggrin:

    Im liking this one : Ralph Waldo Emerson: Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
     
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  2. kaullman

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    Admiral Farragut

    Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

    Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, USN
    Battle of Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864

    Since it is historic you can probably get away with the mild expletive.
    I like it because it shows perseverance, while considering the danger he knows, he presses on.
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
    President JFK.
     
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    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    A coward dies a thousands deaths but the valiant tastes death once

    Julius cesear, william shakesphere
     
  5. kaullman

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    Whoops!

    It was Robert F. Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw.

    “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
     
  6. kaullman

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    Three Ideas

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

    “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
    Leon J. Suenes, writer

    "One man with courage makes a majority."
    Andrew Jackson
     
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    Luigi59 Banned

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    "All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke


    "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams


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

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    "In the final measure, nothing speaks like deeds" - Gen. John A. Wickham Jr

    "Deeds not Words" - Motto of the 22d Infantry (and in Latin: "Acta non verba"- motto of USMMA)

    ""Be ashamed to die until you have done something good for mankind" - pastor Dr. Vernon Johnson

    " That escalated quickly." - "Ron Burgandy"
    "What we have here is a failure to communicate." The Warden in "Cool Hand Luke"
     
  9. beatkp

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    Try looking up Churchill quotes... Politics, war, marriage, humor, he was a great orator.

    Here’s one that could be applied to some certain threads on forums:

    Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room… Sir Winston Churchill
     
  10. Katienavy?

    Katienavy? Candidate

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    A ship in harbor is safe—but that is not what ships were built for.

    - Admiral Grace Hopper.
     
  11. kaullman

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    Origin of Hopper Quote

    The origin is John Augustus Shedd, author, "Salt from My Attic", The Mosher Press, Portland, ME, 1928
     
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    "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
    -Howard Thurman

    “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."
    –T.E. Lawrence

    "Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt

    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
    –Helen Keller

    "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
    -Theodore Roosevelt
     
  13. Luigi59

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    "I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." -- Brig. Gen Jack D. Ripper, USAF
     
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    From Five Star General Douglas MacArthur's speech to West Point, May 12, 1962

    or

     
  15. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A classic movie! and in that vein:
    "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room". President Mervin Muffley

    "I love the smell of napalm in the morning....it smells like victory!" LTC Kilgore, 1st Cav Bn Cdr
     
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    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
    -Dr. Seuss

    “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
    -Dr. Seuss

    “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”
    -W. Clement Stone

    "Be just, and fear not.
    Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's,
    Thy God's and truth's."
    -William Shakespeare
     
  17. kaullman

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    The Duke

    Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.

    Sgt Stryker, The Sands of Iwo Jima
     
  18. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A man after my own heart- I had that poster on my office wall as a Platoon Ldr.
     
  19. TWinter

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    "Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated."
    - Dag Hammarskjold

    Probably my favorite quote.

    Also:

    "Man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it."
    - Old Chinese Proverb
     
  20. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    I love that movie! :thumb:
     

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