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Fountain of Wisdom: Fire Fighters
© 2003 Stephen D. Glass
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from firemen, EMTs and others in firefighting professions from all over the U.S.

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Take a head count, and make sure we have all the children.
Take care of those who take care of you.
Take everyone for what they may be, not what you think they are at first glance.
Take heed of the dye you cast on the souls of mankind, for you shall reap the rewards.
Take nothing for granted. In a second it can all be gone.
Thank goodness firefighters are always in heat!
That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
The older I get, the less I know!
The only things in life you lose out on are the things you don't try.
The only way life can pass you by is if you stop and let it.
The person rowing the boat usually doesn't have time to rock it.
The secret to a happy life is to find something you love to do. Then find someone stupid enough to pay you to do it.
The sky is not the limit...the ground is.
The world is full of experiences. Don't be afraid to jump in.
  There are three kinds of people, those who make things happen, those who watch things happen , and those who have no idea what happens. Who are you?
There is always time enough for love.
There's always two sides to every story.
There is no job that my hose can't handle!
There is no try. There is only do.
There is nothing in the world like true brotherhood!
There you have it!
There's no such thing as I can't.
There's nothing like dancing with the animal. That's a true fireman's job.
There's nothing made by God or man that we can't lose or destroy.
They call me the fireman. Hey, that's my name.
Think what you say, but don't always say what you think.
Those of you who think you know everything, annoy the hell out of us who do.
Time heals all.
"Time is relative. Its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing." --- Albert Einstein
Tis always better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than it is to open it and remove all doubt.
To be old and wise you must first be young and dumb.
"To cry about love is to sing about life." --- Edith Piaf
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
To survive is to find meaning in the suffering.
To the world you may be only one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
To thine own self be true.
Today is tomorrow's good old day.
Tough times don't last, tough people do.
Treat people with respect, and you will get respect!
Try and make someone smile each day! If that doesn't work...move on!
Trying is a step towards failure. Doing is a step towards success.
Turns out not where, but who you're with, that really matters.
Uhh... are you going to eat that?
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. 
Use a big bat and hit it hard!
Volunteer firemen STILL make house calls.
We all have to slow down sometime.
We all screw up from time to time.
"We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves." --- Mark Twain
We have destroyed the world in which we live, and we are the fruit that grows in this contaminated soil.
We never sleep. We never doze. You get 24 hour service with our big wet hose.
We save life and property...depending which looks better, we save that first!
We say grace, and we say ma'm. If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn.
"We will win on Sunday. I guarantee it." --- Joe Willie Namath
Well, I AM a fireman.
Well, I'll be dipped in buttermilk!
Well, you know!
"What do we live for, if not for helping watch others?" --- George Elliot
What do you mean it's last call? I just got here!
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
What goes around comes around.
What the hell is that... a rattlesnake?
"What we do in life echoes in eternity." --- Gladiator
Whatever floats your boat!
Whatever you do in life, be the best at it that you can possibly be.
Whatever you do, let the Lord be involved.
What's life without a few good laughs?
When a man becomes a fireman his act of bravery is accomplished. Everything else is his daily duties.
  "When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save some life, whatever be it's age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late." --- fireman's prayer
When I am good I am very good, but when I am bad I am better.
When it hurts to look back and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and I will be there.
When life hands you a lemon, try to squeeze out a smile.
When you get someone mad, they will get over it or die pissed off.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is STRENGTH.
When you point a finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
Who's got time for AOL when you're working 75 hours a week?
Why do I always have to be the voice of reason?
Why not?
Why should I do something when I can get someone else to do it for me!
Will work for fire.
Win or lose, the beer always goes down the same way!
Win or lose, we booze.
With great power comes great responsibility.
Without a family, you're without a home.
Work hard and play hard.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like nobody's watching.
Yeah, it is.
You are only as good as you think you are.
You can do anything you want, as long as you are willing to pay the consequences.
You can make it idiot proof, but you can't make it fireman proof!
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
You can't please everyone, so at least please yourself.
You do it because of something deep inside of you that makes you help those you don't even know.
You don't have to be the fastest to win!
You go. We go!
You gotta be in it to win it.
You have to be smarter than the equipment you are trying to operate. Ask a fireman.
You have to stand up for what you believe in, or you will fall for anything.
You light them. We fight them.
You only live once, so get up off your butt.
You only live once. You might as well enjoy it.
You rarely fall on your face bending over backwards to help someone.
You walked into my life so suddenly. I just hope you don't leave the same way.
You won't get wise with the sleep still in your eyes, no matter what your dream might be.
You'll never be misunderstood if you can just shut the hell up.
Your problem, not mine!
You're not a brother if you have not made it down the hall. Stay safe.

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