My Favorite of Omar Khayyam's Rubiat
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, - and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness - Oh, Wilderness were Paradise now!
Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,…"
"Gunga Din - by Rudyard Kipling
YOU may talk o' gin an' beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But if it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on…"
"Quote by Tecumseh (As heard/seen in the movie "Act of Valor)
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your…"
"Thinking If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in…"
"A great children's poem (suitable for grown-up men as well)
The Little Boy and the Old Man
by Shel Silverstein
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the little old man, "I do that too."
The little boy…"
"The Law of the Jungle
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the…"
"I didn't see this one posted.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST
Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse…"
"Riflemen Form!Alfred Lord TennysonThere is a sound of thunder afar, Storm in the south that darkens the day, Storm of battle and thunder of war, Well, if it do not roll our way. Form! form! Riflemen form! Ready, be ready to meet the storm! Riflemen,…"
"Hey Adam, to answer your question, I would say yes. Marriage from a Christian understanding isn't just a contract (a business transaction); it's a covenant, an exchange of persons that creates a family bond. Throughout…"
"I've always liked the definition that integrity is a perfect alignment of your values and your actions. There are limitations to that, though. There's the "yeah, but what if you're an asshole?" problem. So,…"
"When I think of integrity, I think of it as maintaining who I am: my morals, my character, my needs, my reputation. Integrity is damaged or lost when I let thinks, situations, or people take me too far from my center in any of those areas."
"What you say is true.... But the other alternatives are even more damaging. Socialist and communist economies concentrate the power even more than capitalism and democracy. What ever system you pick the outcome for the people you describe would be…"