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The Inspiration Thread!

#1 Post by designervision »

Well,

I thought it would be good to have a thread that people can post inspiring stories, words etc.

It will be a good place for people to come when they need inspiration!

I shall go first...

"Pain is temporary, pride lasts a lifetime"
--"Pain is temporary, the Green Beret is forever"--

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#2 Post by jay999 »

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

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#4 Post by mfat_man »

Nice one Flo :wink:

My fave;

"Lead, follow,... or get out of the way!!"

Or

"Decide what you want, and what you will give up to get there"

Or

To quote Shakespeare from King Lear

"Nothing... will come from nothing"

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#5 Post by Foxtricks »

Little sing song!!

In the deepest darkest Africa where the yanks will never go,
Theres a bunch of right hard barstards called Her Majesty's Royal Marines,
Royal Marines,
Royal Marines,
Her Majestys Royal Marines!!!!

And the crowd goes wild!!!! Woooop Woooop!!!!

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#6 Post by Iles »

That's great Flo where did you get that from it's brilliant. :cry: :cry: :cry:
Rudyard Kipling's If is a favourite of mine as well.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
I think this is quite a good one for everyone wanting to join the RM.

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#7 Post by batess01 »

I find the harder i work, the luckier i get.

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

Life is'nt about chasing money, it's about chasing insurgents!!


:wink: gotta love it.

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#8 Post by johnnyValencia »

If its inspiration you want then i got a link for you
http://www.bennadel.com/blog/368-Perhap ... h-Ever.htm

This is Alpacino's speech from the movie Any Given Sunday. If this doesn't inspire you and get you all reved up and give you some possitive thoughts about team-work, you might not be alive.
ADINUF ?

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"IT PAYS TO BE A WINNER SIR, BACK YOU GO"

Spoken by a RM Sgt who has since passed the bar. R.I.P. Dave.

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#10 Post by jamie534 »

I kept thinking this as i was running along filled to the brim with kit:

"It's only pain, plus i can see the minibus i'm going to be getting on in a few moments"

Also

"They can't kill me, and they can't make me pregnant"

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#11 Post by Artist »

jamie534 wrote:I kept thinking this as i was running along filled to the brim with kit:

"It's only pain, plus i can see the minibus i'm going to be getting on in a few moments"

Also

"They can't kill me, and they can't make me pregnant"
Oh yes but then the minibus drives off and you discover that you have another five miles to go. You then see the minibus again and once more it moves off. All part of the joys of being a fully fledged Bootneck. In other words always expect the unexpected.....so hold fire on the getting pregnant bit.......You never know! :D

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#12 Post by jamie534 »

Alas it did drive off, with an NCO hanging out the window screaming "Hurry the fck up!" :lol:

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#14 Post by dwarfy »

one of my favourites:

'if your not prepared to die for it, then its not worth fighting for'

Flo,

that poem your son wrote is amazing, i imagine you get a tad emotional whenever you read it. Was it ever published in anything, Globe and Laurel or anything?

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#15 Post by designervision »

Someone should make this a sticky so that people can easily find where it is if they need inspiration. :D
--"Pain is temporary, the Green Beret is forever"--

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