Black People : Decent Quotes

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  1. HODEE

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    If you have something positive to share, something good to say, or write.
    If it has positive merit. Share it. I can take it in. Filter it and use what I like about it.
    Below are some quotes from an English poet W.H. Auden.
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    We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.
    W. H. Auden
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    I and the public know


    What all schoolchildren learn;


    Those to whom evil is done


    Do evil in return


    W.H. Auden

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    It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.

    W. H. Auden
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    Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.

    W. H. Auden
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    All that we are not stares back at what we are.

    W. H. Auden
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    In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.

    W. H. Auden
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    Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

    W. H. Auden
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    Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.

    W. H. Auden
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    The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.

    W. H. Auden
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    It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.

    W. H. Auden



     
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    Very good Quote Sister Destee!
    You are so Loved Sister.. Wise and gracious.
    Thank you for your like and sharing this great quote.

    I see several parallels and this quote alone can be applicable in many ways to improving one's approach to something, or deciding to try doing something a new way or differently. I have heard people say. No matter what I do nothing seems to work out. In many cases, the conversation derails here. What they haven't done was share what they were trying work out, do or accomplish. The listener did not engage the speaker to drill down into the comment a bit. Honestly it is believed if a person have a reflection of their ideas. you know someone they could bounce off of and dialog a few minutes about it. The new approach, possibly solution. But at least a clearer understand is made by the person that was previous perplexed. Now the decision has to be made, and every decision has plus and minus. But the consequences have to be accepted from the decision made. Bottom line they are again moving thru things and on to some new challenges.

    Two they should before just putting that statement out randomly. Discern at least recognize or determine if that ( trusted confidant / friend ) or person they may be sharing with been successful in some of the same or similar approaches.
     
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    Welcome to Destee Brother Eeraff
    The fact you enjoy what you read. Is a contribution.

    I said a few years ago.
    If a person post something and no comments at all.
    That is still positive even so.
    Becuase they got all those great reads.
    It's all about the READ'S
    Enjoy YOURSELF Bro
    Flow as your Inspired
     
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    Early writers of many ethnicity poised some great literary writings that opens up the world.
    Some have flowed some truth piercing thru this illusion so many find difficult.
    We find we are still trapped in.
    NEVER EVER let another say .
    Don't read that he is NOT one of our kind!
    For it you fall into that trap your going to limit your mind.
    Then when you do you find your trapped, you will have limited vocabulary and no comprehension to boot.
    When you find you go outside of your town or walls, you wont understand anything about the world at all.
    This will first scare you, then it will piss you off.
    You will become introverted to your detriment.
    Enough to not speak, out of fear of being found out.
    Then lower you go.
    All you find you have left.
    Is curse words and swear words that never really helped.

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    This poem when read as fast as one can sounds awesome. It is a powerful poem in it's self.
    It relates to the FLIGHT of a FALCON

    European Poet_ Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). Poems. 1918.

    12. The Windhover



    To Christ our Lord



    I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion,
    king-dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
    Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding

    High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing

    In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing,

    As a skate’s heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding

    Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding

    Stirred for a bird,—the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!


    Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here

    Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion

    Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier!


    No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion

    Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear,

    Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion.
     
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    [QUOTE="HODEE, post: 924829, member: 2617" Very good Quote Sister Destee!
    You are so Loved Sister.. Wise and gracious.
    Thank you for your like and sharing this great quote.

    I see several parallels and this quote alone can be applicable in many ways to improving one's approach to something, or deciding to try doing something a new way or differently. I have heard people say.

    No matter what I do nothing seems to work out. In many cases, the conversation derails here. What they haven't done was share what they were trying work out, do or accomplish.

    The listener did not engage the speaker to drill down into the comment a bit. Honestly it is believed if a person have a reflection of their ideas. you know someone they could bounce off of and dialog a few minutes about it.

    The new approach, possibly solution. But at least a clearer understand is made by the person that was previous perplexed. Now the decision has to be made, and every decision has plus and minus. But the consequences have to be accepted from the decision made.

    Bottom line they are again moving thru things and on to some new challenges.

    Two they should before just putting that statement out randomly. Discern at least recognize or determine if that ( trusted confidant / friend ) or person they may be sharing with been successful in some of the same or similar approaches. /QUOTE]


    IF VOTING CHANGED ANYTHING THEY’D MAKE IT ILLEGAL!

    Is a quote from the Graffiti book where Nigel Rees [said it was one of the Bard of Paddington’s works] accurately depicted all of his favourite bits of graffiti including where it was painted and to what.

    Bizzarrely when showing this particular example to my workmates due to being very very impressed with this so very profound one liner, one of them “Kipper Lynch an Electrical Technician [whose grandfather was a Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland] said that this one was one of his/showed us some other examples of his handiwork to prove the point.


    Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?

     
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    Another graffiti book special uses the biblical quotation

    “And the meek shall inherit the Earth”

    Underneath which some wag wrote

    “When that’s alright with the REST OF YOU!”


    Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?

     
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    Nigel Rees is a broadcaster, author, journalist, speaker and entertainer.
    Here is one of his writings of Graffiti on British walls.

    I like some British humor " Benny Hill " was a great show.
    " Are you being Served " was a good program. ( took place in a ladies lingerie shop )

    ILLEGAL = DISHONEST
    DISHONEST is a synonym of ILLEGAL


    MY REWRITE from what your workmate did, if you don't mind!
    Because they did make it dishonest as noted in quote below.




    A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous

    It's rigged and set-up to guarantee an outcome to the contest.
    Having an electoral college ( makes me laugh )
    Are a group of pre-chosen citizens ( 538) that will actually be counted to determine the outcome of our elections. The United Census, changes the electoral votes for several states as noted in the 2010 Census OBAMA took.
    Some blacks feel they do not want to be counted in the census. It counts against us in some respects not to be counted. But is believed counting yourself counts against us because they now know where we are.
    Is it out of FEAR! SCARED! That has to come an end.
    Because if someone wants to find someone they can many other ways. GPS is the lastest leach on everyone.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

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    The Constitutional Convention in 1787 used the Virginia Plan as the basis for discussions, as the Virginia delegation had proposed it first. The Virginia Plan called for the Congress to elect the President. Delegates from a majority of states agreed to this mode of election. However, the Committee of Eleven, formed to work out various details including the mode of election of the President, recommended instead that the election be by a group of people apportioned among the states in the same numbers as their representatives in Congress (the formula for which had been resolved in lengthy debates resulting in the Connecticut Compromise and Three-fifths compromise), but chosen by each state "in such manner as its Legislature may direct." Committee member Gouverneur Morris explained the reasons for the change; among others, there were fears of "intrigue" if the President was chosen by a small group of men who met together regularly, as well as concerns for the independence of the President if he was elected by the Congress. Some delegates, including James Wilson and James Madison, preferred popular election of the executive. Madison acknowledged that while a popular vote would be ideal, it would be difficult to get consensus on the proposal given the prevalence of slavery in the South:

    There was one difficulty however of a serious nature attending an immediate choice by the people.
    The right of suffrage was much more diffusive in the Northern than the Southern States; and the latter could have no influence in the election on the score of Negroes.
    The substitution of electors obviated this difficulty and seemed on the whole to be liable to the fewest objections.

    The Convention approved the Committee's Electoral College proposal, with minor modifications, on September 6, 1787. Delegates from the small states generally favored the Electoral College out of concern that the large states would otherwise control presidential elections
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    The numbers in parentheses represent the number of electoral votes that a state gained (+) or lost (-) because of reapportionment following the 2010 Census.

    EV × States
    States*
    3
    × 8 = 24 Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia*, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming
    4 × 5 = 20 Hawaii, Idaho, Maine**, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
    5 × 3 = 15 Nebraska**, New Mexico, West Virginia
    6 × 6 = 36 Arkansas, Iowa(−1), Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada(+1), Utah(+1)
    7 × 3 = 21 Connecticut, Oklahoma, Oregon
    8 × 2 = 16 Kentucky, Louisiana(−1)
    9 × 3 = 27 Alabama, Colorado, South Carolina(+1)
    10 × 4 = 40 Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri(−1), Wisconsin
    11 × 4 = 44 Arizona(+1), Indiana, Massachusetts(−1), Tennessee
    12 × 1 = 12 Washington(+1)
    13 × 1 = 13 Virginia
    14 × 1 = 14 New Jersey(−1)
    15 × 1 = 15 North Carolina
    16 × 2 = 32 Georgia(+1), Michigan(−1)
    18 × 1 = 18 Ohio(−2)
    20 × 2 = 40 Illinois(−1), Pennsylvania(−1)
    29 × 2 = 58 Florida(+2), New York(−2)
    38 × 1 = 38 Texas(+4)
    55 × 1 = 55 California
    = 538 Total electors
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    I interpret that to mean
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