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  1. Verago

    Verago Member!

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    Sounds like politics. :
    "We have to live today by what truth we can get today, and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood." -William James
     
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    Verago Member!

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    "History is written by the victors." -Machiavelli


    Oops sorry for the double post
     
  3. Ethanael

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    More Poe!

    "And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming."
    Spooky, yes? =)
     
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    "I became aware of my destiny: to belong to the critical minority as opposed to the unquestioning majority." -Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
     
  5. Ethanael

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    "It's not the bullet that's got my name on it that concerns me; it's all them other ones flyin' around marked 'To Whom It May Concern.'" -Unknown

    lol
     
  6. TrongaMonga

    TrongaMonga Grumpy Old Grandpa

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    "I made only one prayer to God: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." - Voltaire.
     
  7. Ethanael

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    hahahaha! that's a good one!
    "Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus."
    False in one, false in all. -Unknown
     
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    I am become death the destroyer of worlds- unknown (in river below video)
    ahaha u got pwned by life- i forget who said that used to be in my siggy tho
     
  9. Ethanael

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    "Ne Plus Ultra"
    In Greek mythology, this is the saying engraved on the Pillars of Hercules.
    (Go No Further.)
     
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    Sakuhta BattleForums Senior Member

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    Sic vis pacem para bellum.

    "You want peace, prepare for war."
     
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    "I came, i saw, i conquered"- Julius Caesar
     
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    "War is old men talking and young men dieng."
     
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    "Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together...." -Carl Zwanzig

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." -Albert Einstein

    "Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can't remember where they leave things." -Unknown
     
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    Borodino
    By Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov,
    translated from Russian by
    Eugene M. Kayden

    "But tell me, uncle, why our men
    Let Moscow burn, yet fought again
    To drive the French away?
    I hear it was a dreadful fight,
    A bitter war, by day and night;
    That's why we celebrate the might
    Of Borodino today."-

    Yes, men were heroes in the past,
    Not men like you, but on the last
    The bravest in the field!
    Their fate was hard, they bravely died,
    And few came home by war untried.
    We yielded Moscow, yet satisfied
    It was God's will to yield.

    Then long we suffered in retreat,
    All keen the enemy to meet.
    We muttered angry threats:
    Why winter quarters? Why not reel
    Them back at once? Or do we feel
    We dare not let them have the steel
    Of Russian bayonets?

    We found at last a stretch of land
    With plenty room to make a stand!
    We built a strong redoubt.
    We listened in the dark around,
    Alert for every stir and sound;
    Before the stars went out, we found
    The french were thick about.

    I had my cannon loaded tight.
    I said: I'll get you in this fight,
    My friend Mo'sieu! I say
    No good for you to lurk and stall!
    We'll stand against you like a wall,
    And fight again, and give our all
    To bring your kind to bay!

    Two days in skirmishes went by.
    But all the same we grumbled why
    Lose time in trifling plays.
    Our men kept saying left and right
    It's time to buckle down and fight
    It out! - The shadows of the night
    Came down an field ablaze.

    I dozed awhile , the guns beside,
    And heard the French proclaim in pride
    Their hoped-for victory.
    Our camp lay still: I heard men fret
    About a battered cap, or whet
    A blade, or file a bayonet,
    While grumbling angrily.

    But when the morning came again,
    Our camp awoke with marching men,
    Their rattling guns ahead.
    Our officer was bold and brave,
    A loyal fellow. Yes, he gave
    His life for all of us. His grave,
    Among the nameless dead.

    He called to us, with flashing eyes:
    'For Moscow, for the fight! Arise!
    For Moscow we shall die
    Like all the rest in battle slain!'
    We'll fight and die, we cried again!
    And there, upon that bloody plain,
    We kept our pledge to die.

    O what a day! The Frenchmen came,
    A solid mass, like clouds aflame,
    Straight for our redoubt.
    Their lancers rode with pennons bright;
    Dragoons came on in all their might
    Against our walls, and in the fight
    They scattered in a rout.

    Such wars, my lad, you'll never know!
    Like shadows, banners rose, sank low,
    And rose on rampart walls.
    In hiss of fire, we fought until
    Our hand became too weak to kill.
    The dead and wounded lie a hill
    Choked the flight of balls.

    That day the French found out aright
    The way our Russian lads will fight
    And stand up in a war.
    The earth shook lound as every breast;
    Horses and men together pressed;
    The fire of guns was like a vast
    And never-ending roar.

    Then darkness came. Each man was true
    To fight at break of day anew,
    All steadfast to the end.
    'Twas then the roll of drums began.
    The French fell back. We tended then
    Our many wounds, and every man
    Recalled a fallen friend

    Yes, men were heroes in the past,
    All daring fellows to the last
    In deeds upon the field!
    THeir fate was hard, they bravely died,
    And few came home by war untried.
    We yielded Moscow, yet satisfied
    It was God's will to yield.

    (1837)

    POEM BORODINO, AUTHOR, LELRMONTOV, TO HONOR THE BRAVE MEN OF RUSSIA WHO STOOD THEIR GROUND AND DID NOT LET THE FRENCH GO INTO MOSCOW UNCHALLENGED.

    I read through translation, it is horrible, words changed around, whole verses have been basically rewritten.
     
  15. Ethanael

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    That was beautiful, Kuzmich.

    The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~Chuang Tzu
     
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    This is from a same poem but translated by me, i just realized how much was cut out in the translation i gave.

    "Ребята! не Москва ль за нами?
    Умремте же под Москвой,
    Как наши братья умирали!"

    "Brothers! Is this not Mosow behind us?
    Lets die infront of Moscow, like our brothers did!"
     
  17. Ethanael

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    A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Lee Segall


    Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
     
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    Man who puts peanus in peanut jar is ****ing nuts ~ confucious
     
  19. Ethanael

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    wow, i have never respected confucious more than i do right now!
    lol!

    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~Andre Gide
     
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    the two in my signature, and one Kurt Kobain said, "I'd rather be hated for what I am, than loved for what I'm not"