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Do what you wanna--do what you will

"Do what you wanna--do what you will;
Just don't mess up your neighbor's thrill--
and when you pay the bill, kindly leave a little tip
to help the next poor sucker on his one-way trip."
-- Frank Zappa, "The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing"

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.
-- Napoleon

There's no earthly way of knowing

There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing
Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of hell a-glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes, the danger must be growing
'Cause the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing.
-- Willy Wonka

Loss and possession

Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. -- Hillaire Belloc

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, _Wind, Sand, and Stars_ French aviator, writer

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel's kick and the wind
-- 'Sea Fever' by John Masefield

They take the paper and they read the headlines.

They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of breadlines. And they philanthropically cure them all By getting up a costume charity ball. -- Ogden Nash, _Pride Goeth Before a Raise_

She thinks that even up in heaven

She thinks that even up in heaven
Her class lies late and snores
While poor black cherubs rise at seven
To do celestial chores.
-- Countee Cullen, American poet

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate; to include the excluded; and to say 'I was wrong'. -- Ernst Heinrich Haeckel

O, once in each man's life, at least

O, once in each man's life, at least,
Good luck knocks at his door;
And wit to seize the flitting guest
Need never to hunger more.
But while the loitering idler waits
Good luck beside his fire,
The bold heart storms at fortune's gates,
And conquers its desire.
-- Lewis J. Bates (b. 1832) - Good Luck

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