Favourite quotes

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  1. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The thread is over?
     
  2. Scepticalscribe, Jun 28, 2014
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    One that was offered to me in lugubrious but thoughtful conversation with a Romanian colleague (a senior police officer) over a glass (or two) of his home-made pear slivovitz: "When a mosquito lands on your balls…….you realise…...that…….not every problem can be solved by violence."
     
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    It was merely pining for the fjords.
     
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    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

    "Most people can't bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?" -- Mark Twain

    "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." -- Steve Jobs

    "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." -- Steve Jobs

    "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." -- Steve Jobs

    "He got excited when he saw the whites of the goalpost's eyes." -- Steve Coppell

    "I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence." -- Doug McLeod

    "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -- Dr Seuss

    “Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, it is true, does it improve upon the silence?” -- Shirdi Sai Baba


    Few of my favourites.
     
  5. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Too many for me to mention, and would be a pain putting in from a phone. But here's a good recent one:

    When you know what's ahead, you can properly chart your course, in flight and in life. -- Amelia Rose Earhart

    BL.
     
  6. Siderz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hope I haven't posted these two already:

    "Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles." - Charlie Chaplin

    "Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that - that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself." - Amy Poehler​
     
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    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -Anonymous

    BL.
     
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    "Nothing's impossible if you don't know it's impossible."

    "When you're going through Hell, keep going."

    "All of us are in the gutter; only some of us are looking at the stars."
     
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    "Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
     
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    "Always accept someone's lunch invitation. Either they genuinely want to have lunch with you, and you'll have a great time. Or they don't really want to spend with you and are just being polite... in which case - ***** 'em."

    - my mom -

    Also.... my signature. Good words to live by.
     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Two more that are great. A new, profound leadership nugget from Amelia Earhart:

    To the sarcastic, cynical, crotchety old grandpa.

    **** My Dad Says

    BL.
     
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    When playing football;
    Sometimes the ball gets past you, and some time the player gets past you, but never let the player get past you with the ball.

    My dad, master of the late tackle!
     
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    "That savage of fire,
    That seed,
    Have it your way.

    The world is ugly,
    And the people are sad.”

    — Wallace Stevens.
     
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    She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon - Groucho Marx
     
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    Here's a rueful wake-up call of sorts from Esdras (the first book of Ezra) in early Christian writing; it is regarded as canonical in Eastern sects but generally in the West as apocryphal.

    It may have been used as epigraph in more than one novel. :rolleyes: Anyway I ran into it in the front of Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure.

    Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits
    for women, and become servants for their sakes.

    Many also have perished, have erred,
    and sinned, for women…

    O ye men, how can it be but that
    women should be strong, seeing they do thus?"​
     
  19. Krayzkat macrumors 6502a

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    “I know all the words” - President Donald J Trump
     
  20. IronWaffle, Jun 24, 2018
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    We seriously need to update Godwin’s rule to include him.

    "People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." — Soren Kierkegaard
     
  21. chown33 macrumors 604

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    "Duh: speaking is easier than thinking." - Calvin
     
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    "Love should not be spoiled by friendship. The end is the end“.
    "The more primitive a man is, the more highly he regards himself".
    "It’s better to die when you want to live, than live until you want to die".
    (Erich Maria Remarque)
     
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    “In Watermelon Sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar.” — Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar
     

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