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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Leweyb, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Leweyb

    Leweyb Karting

    Apr 24, 2004
    166
    East Hampton
    If you want to hear sweet music,
    then attend a concert or purchase a Jaguar.


    If you want to sit out in the heat in comfort,
    then find a restaurant or purchase a Mercedes.


    If you have fear of locking your brakes,
    then you shouldn’t be driving a stallion – buy a Porsche.


    But…


    If you want to stop breathing in 3.8 seconds,


    If you want your stomach to drop to your seat and your heart to leap into your throat,


    If you want a machine to give back to you everything you gave to it and then ask for more,


    If you want to feel the passion of a single man’s heart,


    Then, my good man,


    You purchase a Ferrari.
     
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  3. Meister

    Meister F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 27, 2001
    5,383
    Duluth, MN
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    The Meister
    Plato?
     
  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 4, 2001
    31,330
    Birmingham, AL
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    Tommy

    Great response!
     
  5. ferrari_kid

    ferrari_kid Formula Junior

    Jul 5, 2003
    768
    I've seen that everywhere. I saw it at the go-kart track in VA and at Ferrari of Washington. But I've never seen an author.
     
  6. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
    Global Moderator Advising Moderator Honorary Owner

    Mar 21, 2004
    16,143
    Northern CA
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    Yin
    Reads like a simple-minded rewrite of Rudyard Kipling's "If". His was better (even if he doesn't mention Ferrari :)).

    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 impostors 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 worn-out 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 breathe 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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  8. quartermaster

    quartermaster Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2005
    1,813
    Thank you, Yin. I am a 'reader' and you must be, too.

    I think Leweyb's quote can be attributed to Mr. T, not Plato!
     
  9. spang308

    spang308 Formula Junior

    Jul 17, 2004
    887
    York, PA
    Allan Lambo?

    John
     

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