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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:01 pm

Matthew 7:1-6 (New International Version)

Judging Others

1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

6 "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:12 pm

Never give a child a sword.
Latin Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:15 pm

"The good neighbour looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers."
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), 'Strength to Love,' 1963
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:56 pm

“It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations, will help you become whole.”
Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:39 pm

"Morality comes before and after the fight." Grandmaster Abner Pasa, Balitok Eskrima
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:54 pm

"The stronger and more intense the enemy attacks,
the deeper we go with the knife."
Old Visayan masters
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:04 pm

“You attack first, do not wait.”
Grandmaster Epping Atilo
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:20 pm

“There are no referees, there are no judges, it’s not sport.” .... ”At the end of the day you need to survive.”
Grandmaster Abner Pasa, Balitok Eskrima
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:49 pm

"Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers."
Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)
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The Storm

Postby silverfox » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:06 pm

"Life is a storm my friends.
One day you are basking in the sun,
the next you are smashed against the rocks.
What makes you great is what you do when that storm comes"

Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo
"The greatest goal of life is to cultivate your own human nature
and learn how to harmonize with nature and others around you"

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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:57 pm

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Henry Ford
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:41 pm

“Never, never, never, never, NEVER give up!” Winston Churchill
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:31 pm

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do."
Confucius
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:14 pm

"Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:30 am

"reH nuHmey tu'lu'" - "There are always weapons" Klingon saying
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:38 pm

"I believe people are afraid to be still because we're used to being stimulated."
Michael W. Smith
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:44 pm

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”  J. G. Holland
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:09 pm

"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."
Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:27 am

“Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing"  José Bergamín
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Postby Tarandus » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:17 am

Yat-Chum, I notice that you too live in the UK and I was wondering how you thought this quotation applied to Britain today? It strikes me that there are many useless traditions and rituals that should have been binned a hundred years ago or more. All that nonsense and flummery in Parliament for instance. The tradition of 'Black Rod' banging on the doors of the Commons to open a new session of Parliament; Lords and Ladies in ermine-trimmed robes in the House of Lords - none of them actually elected (in THIS DAY AND AGE!!!!!); judges and lawyers in wigs and gowns. Britain prides itself on its 'traditions', but look closer at these, and you'll find that they are ALL middle class. After the Industrial Revolution two hundred years ago, when the agricultural class became the new 'cannon fodder' for industry in the burgeoning and slum-infested new cities, they were stripped of all their rural traditions - their music, their clothing and their entire way of life, their entire culture. Even in Scotland, nowadays, 'traditional' Scottish dancing etcetera, is dominated by the middle class and even the kilt, and most of the tartans, were fabrications designed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott in the early nineteenth century for a fanciful middle and upper class, just 50 years after the wearing of Tartans and all indigenous rural Scottish culture was banned by law when the English annihilated Bonnie Prince Charlie's army in the rebellion of 1745. Go over to Norway, for instance, and to many other European countries, and they still have a genuine folk tradition. There is none of that in Britain. All the so-called traditions here are for the elite, the rich, and those who curry favour with politicians. Kind regards, T.
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