Tag: Quotes

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    Selected quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

    This collection is currently not finished – still picking out my favourite quotes. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€” 14th January 2020

    It was the critic Alexander who put me on my guard against unnecessary fault-finding. People should not be sharply corrected for bad grammar, provincialisms, or mispronunciation; it is better to suggest the proper expression by tactfully introducing it oneself in, say, one’s reply to a question or one’s acquiescence in their sentiments, or into a friendly discussion of the topic itself (not of the diction), or by some other suitable form of reminder.

    Meditations, Book 1 โ€” Paragraph 10

    Wrong, wrong thou art doing to thyself, O my soul; and all too soon thou shalt have no more time to do thyself right. Man has but one life; already thine is nearing its close, yet still hast thou no eye to thine own honour, but art stalking thy happiness on the souls of other men.

    Meditations. Book 2 โ€” Paragraph 6

    Never value the advantages derived from anything involving breach of faith, loss of self-respect, hatred, suspicion, or execration of others, insincerity, or the desire for something which has to be veiled and curtained.

    Meditations, Book 3 โ€” Paragraph 7

    If the inward power that rules us be true to Nature, it will always adjust itself readily to the possibilities and opportunities offered by circumstance. It asks for no predeterminate material; in the pursuance of its aims it is willing to compromise; hindrances to its progress are merely converted into matter for its own use. It is like a bonfire mastering a heap of rubbish, which would have quenched a feeble glow; but its fiery blaze quickly assimilates the load, consumes it, and flames the higher for it.

    Meditations, Book 4 โ€” Paragraph 1

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    Snakes don’t belong in Alaska.

    Vulcan Raven — Metal Gear Solid

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    There’s no one I’d rather have in a fox hole than you.

    Solid Snake — Metal Gear Solid

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    I can’t believe I’m being hit on by the famous solid snake.

    Mei Ling — Metal Gear Solid

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    “Gentlemen, welcome to Muskrat Farm”.

    What an ending!

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    Whitman, Price and Haddad. Last season’s winners? No. Last season’s losers.

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    I am the one – the only one; I am the god of kingdom come; Gimme the Prize! just gimme the Prize!

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    All the magazines talk about weight loss – if I buy those jeans, I can look like Kate Moss.

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    Anybody know why Richie did Bobby Lupo?