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Subject: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: RichM
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:47 PM

I collect quotes. Quotes that tickle my humor, quotes that elegantly sum up some aspect of life, quotes that restate universal truths in a fresh way.
Here are some of mine.
What are yours?


Rich McCarthy

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.
Cruella DeVille

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

"O senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm and yet will make Gods by the dozen!"
-- Michel de Montaigne (1533-92).

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
-Paulo Freire

Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination."
- Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, they just bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

I expect complete individual responsibility.
Praise (WYSIWYG)

To get to heaven, turn right and go straight.

A committee is an animal with four hind legs

SAVE THE WHALES; COLLECT VALUABLE PRIZES

Jesus loves you. Everyone else thinks you're an asshole.

"There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophies. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; my philosophy is kindness."
The Dalai Lama

There are some people who will argue whether the flames are blue or green, when the real question is that their arse is on fire.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- Attributed to Yogi Berra -

Nothing proves the existence of intelligent beings in space more than their failure to contact us.
- Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes -

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story -

Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions.
- Paul A. Samuelson, Newsweek (Sept/1966) -

Men are always sincere.They change sincerities, that's all.
- Tristan Bernard, Ce Que l'On Dit aux Femmes -

Capitalism, it is said, is a system wherein man exploits man.
And communism--is vice versa.
- Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology -

What people say about you behind your back is your standing in the community.
- Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings -

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus, L'été -

Masturbation: The Human autoexec.bat

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend...
Inside a dog, it's too dark to read anyway...
Groucho Marx

Deja Moo: When you think you have heard this bullshit before

Frisbeetarianism, n.: The belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

A man about to speak the truth should keep one foot in the stirrup.
Old Mongolian Saying


And, here are some musical quotes:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There's also a negative side."
--Hunter S. Thompson

Life is like a shipwreck. Don't forget to SING in the lifeboats.

From a James Taylor song, "The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time".

"Stop your feudin' and fightin',
Kick those no-good wars,
Beat your swords into ploughshares
And your guns into steel guitars."
Malvina Reynolds (Singin' Jesus)

"Classic music is th'kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune."
---Fred McKinney Hubbard---

(Your favorite musician here) is wandering around, on foot, hopelessly lost. Asks a person on the street: "Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" ""Practice, my son, practice."

"I hate music, especially when it's played." ---Jimmy Durante---


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:50 PM

My favorite quote is said so often here at the Cat...."I worship the very ground you walk on, Nathan. Can I be your love slave?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:55 PM

"School severly interferred with my education"
Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Gervase
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:00 PM

E.M.Forster pre-empted the Mudcat with "Only connect".


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:01 PM

Expectations are just premeditated resentments.

Author Unknown { to me }.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Micca
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:17 PM

I found these particularly useful in dealings with the hierarchy in a University..
1 Timeo danaos et dona ferentes,,( I mistrust these Greeks even bringing gifts)Virgil the Aenead
2 Put not your faith in Princes (the Bible)
3 CYA ( Cover Your ASS)( origin unknnown)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:27 PM

"The opposite of gravity is levity"

--Eric Idle


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:31 PM

All of these from an email on the subject of marriage and relationships....

Frank

My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
-- Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
-- Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months - I don't like to interrupt her.
My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I got two girlfriends.

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are beautiful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: RichM
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM

Here's one of my own:

"Support the right to arm bears"

-Venus de Milo-


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Zebedee
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:16 PM

My all time favourite:

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."

G.K. Chesterton

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: GUEST,guestguestguest(intruder)guest
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:19 PM

fear that man that fears not god

one should always forgive one's enemies, after they are hanged.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:28 PM

Q: Daddy, did God make Man in His own image?
A: Actually, dear, it's the reverse.

De gustibus disputandum non est (there's no arguing about taste) - Some latin guy, or some American who liked to sound pompous (right up there with Illegitimi non carborundum - don't let the bastards wear you down)

Almost anything by Dorothy Parker or Winston Churchill... together or not...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: wdyat12
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:29 PM

These are great Folks!

I needed some laughs today. Here's one of my own that I think of when times get tough.

"Things can seem better than they actually are."

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:30 PM

I'm beginning to think a plan is just a list of sh!t that ain't gonn happen
The Way Of The Gun

Runnin' ain't a plan... Runnin's what ya do when a plan fails
Tremors

Pain is inevitable, misery is optional
Team Rising Sun, Eco-Challange 99 (?)

Unconditional love does not mean blind acceptance of negative behaviour
Carol Burnette

"It's not like I'm using... it's like my body has developed this massive drug deficency"
William Gibson, NEUROMANCER

You don't go through the hardships of an ocean voyage to make friends... You can make friends at home
Eric The Viking

FOR THE BLACK BOAR Guy Gavriel Kay, THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY

Just to name a few...

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:44 PM

here's one for ya

"An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. John W. Gardner


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: kendall
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:52 PM

One should try anything, once, except incest and Morris Dancing. (Utah Phillips)
On a dead mans door, you can knock forever.(Zorba the Greek)
No amount of belief can create a fact.(Mine, I think)
I'm not the man I used to think I was.( ditto)
When you have bested a fool, what have you really done?
If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. (Will Rogers)
Thank God, there is no odor. (Oscar Wilde on hearing the bagpipes for the first time)
If all your relationships turn into battleships, change course.(Carl Demo)
God created man, then said, "I can do better than this."


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:53 PM

I love them too and have a lot of "quotation" books. I ahve a load of favorites but here are the two that influence me personally more than any others:

If I laugh at any mortal thing, tis that I may not weep.
George Gordon (Lord Byron)

There is only what is. What should be never existed.
Leonard A. Schneider (the great stan-up philosopher, Lenny Bruce)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 03:07 PM

Do you believe it? I just got these in an email....the last one is great!!

1. Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.

2. I'm not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain.

3. They show you how detergents take out bloodstains. I think if you've got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn't your biggest problem.

4. Future historians will be able to study at the Jimmy Carter Library, the Gerald Ford Library, the Ronald Reagan Library, and the Bill Clinton Adult Bookstore.

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: kendall
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 03:36 PM

.George Carlin, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 03:43 PM

Could be Kendall, the sender gave no credit. Wouldn't be surprised.... I'm still laughing about the adult bookstore....!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 03:47 PM

When something's not worth doing, it's not worth doing well.

It wouldn't be so bad that life is so short if only it were wider.

:)

Eb


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 04:22 PM

"Don't do too good of a job, folks will begin to expect it"
-Talkin' John, an old carpenter I used to work with.(He lived it!)

"Entropy will get you if you don't watch out.....in fact, entropy will get you if you DO watch out"
---me..(only one of mine I'd ever publish)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:05 PM

You're still gonna die... Shel Silverstein


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:12 PM

"When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results."
--Calvin Coolidge

"I must follow the people. Am I not their leader ?"
--Benjamin Disraeli

"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
--John Andrew Holmes

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."
--Salvador Dali


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:13 PM

Yes Kendall. (George Carlin.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: wdyat12
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:30 PM

Bill D,

Concerning that great Salvador Dali quote, Is that the Spanish translation?

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Morticia
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:49 PM

I'm in shape.....round is a shape!
Never underestimate human stupidity
The problem with the gene pool is it has no lifeguards
Take big bites, moderation is for monks
It is easier to get forgiveness than permission


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:52 PM

(*shrug*...I found the Dali quote in English)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Stewart
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:55 PM

"Only the mediocre are always at their best"
(paraphrase, Somerset Maugham)
"All good things come to an end...
but the mediocre things seem to last forever." (Shoe)

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Rollo
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:58 PM

This one I read on a toilet wall:

"God is dead" (Nietsche)

"Nietsche is dead" (God)

"The Dead don't talk!" (Django)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:19 PM

Okay, you asked for it....
Unknown

A man who has bought a theory will fight a vigorous rearguard action against the facts.
Lord Acton

Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov.

We must at all costs avoid over-simplification, which one might be tempted to call the occupational disease of philosophers if it were not their occupation.
J.L. Austin

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Richard Bach

The only way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.
John Barrymore

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perserverence, and to turn around three times before lying down.
Robert Benchley

History has seen wars which used up less ammunition than a cease-fire does today.
Morrie Brickman

If you think you have someone eating out of your hand, it's a good idea to count your fingers.
Martin Buxham

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
Patricia Clafford

When George Washington threw that dollar across the Rappahannock River, he didn't realize he was establishing a precedent for government spending.
George Coffin

To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
Leonardo da Vinci

How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle

Nothing can be proved, although one can become convinced.
Foydor Dostoyesvsky

When you're sitting with your girlfriend for two hours, it seems like two minutes, but when you sit on a hot stove for two seconds, it seems like infinity.
Albert Einstein

All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and doesn't send a card.
Farmer's Almanac

If your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second opinion.
Jim Fiebig

Sacred cows make the best hamburger, but the meat can be hard to swallow.
Garry Friesen

Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.
Kahlil Gibran

I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. It was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
Bill Gold

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.
Marjorie Barshow Greenbie

Serious thinking in American popular religion must be the most valuable commodity on earth. It certainly seems to be the scarcest.
Os Guinness

If the soup had been as warm as the wine; if the wine had been as old as the turkey; and if the turkey had had a breast like the waitress, it would have been a swell dinner.
Duncan Hines

Most people think they are thinking when they replace one set of prejudicese for another.
William James

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing all the thinking.
Lyndon B. Johnson

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.
Norton Juster

I said to the almond tree, "Sister, speak to me of God," and teh almond tree blossomed.
Nikos Kazantzikas

Music finds its way where the rays of the sun cannot penetrate.
Soren Kierkegaard

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
Soren Kierkegaard

The older an archaeologist's spouse grows the mor interested in her he is likely to become.
Lloyd and Jennifer Laing

A man who boasts only of his ancestors confesses that he belongs to a family that is better dead than alive.
J. Gilchrist Lawson

Hate hurts the hater more than the hated.
Madeleine L'Engle

Love isn't how you feel. It's what you do.
Madeleine L'Engle

Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on.
Joe E. Lewis

When you ask from a stranger that which is of interest only to yourself, always enclose a stamp.
Abraham Lincoln

"Love is as rare as a star."
"I thought the stars were anything but rare, uncle."
"That's because you never went out to find one for yourself, Katey. They would prove a few miles apart then."
"But it would be big enough when I did find it."
"Right, my dear. That is the way it is with love.
George MacDonald

Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.
Peter Marshall

If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
Jan McKeithen

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Michel de Montaigne

The solipsist, just like anyone else, looks both ways before crossing the street.
John Warwick Montgomery

The Heart has its reasons which the Reason does not understand.
Blaise Pascal

The only war I ever approved of was the Trojan War; it was fought over a woman, and the men knew what they were fighting for.
William Lyon Phelps

The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.
Robert Pirsig

We always condemn most in others that which we most fear in ourselves.
Robert Pirsig

I could study all my life and not think up half the amount of funny things they can think of in one session of Congress.
Will Rogers

Conceited people never hear anything but praise.
Antoine de Saint Exupery

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
Paul Sweeney

The trouble with the publishing business is that too many people who have half a mind to write a book do so.
William Targ

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain

Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial "we."
Mark Twain

It is fair to judge people and stained-glass windows only in their best light.
William Arthur Ward


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:21 PM

You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:21 PM

Fyodor. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's Russian for Theodore, actually.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: death by whisky
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:23 PM

24 hours in a day...24 beers in a crate...coincidence

I couldn't repair your brakes so I made your horn louder.

Drugs may lead to nowhere but at least its the scenic route.

(from a list Bec brought home from work)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:05 PM

Say Goodnight, Gracie.

Goodnight Mrs. Callabash, wherever you are.

That's All Folks!

Ellen


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:19 PM

"Kregah! Bundolo!" John Clayton, The Earl of Greystoke, Lord of the Apes.

"If you aren't going to be rich, learn to be polite." Louise Maxon, My grandmother

"Never pick mushrooms in your bare feet." My Dad.

"Why weren't you born twins? Then you could be twice as stupid." Richard Arlin to "The Bad Guy" in "China Clipper"


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 07:34 PM

I really liked that Lord Acton one way back up there Ý


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:11 PM

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself.
There is nothing more scary than ignorance in action. Goethe' I think
Give me friends whose faults I can stand...I can put up with anyones good points.
We must deal with things as they are, not as we wish they were.
Music hath charm to soothe the savage BREAST
I'm not afraid of death, I just dont want to be there when it happens. (Woody Allen)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: leah--
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:35 PM

Yesterday is History, 'Tis so far away -- Yesterday is Poetry -- 'Tis Philosophy --

Yesterday is mystery -- Where it is Today While we shrewdly speculate Flutter both away

One of my faves of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: aussiebloke
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:48 PM

I wouldn't join any club that would have me for a member.
Groucho

You can't get there from here.
Aussie trad


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: kendall
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:32 PM

And here Aussie lad


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Amos
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:43 PM

Welol, you asked for it....



VISION

 We need to learn to set our course by the stars,
 not by the lights of every passing ship.

                                                                                                                                    Omar Nelson Bradley


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

                                                                                                                                     Henry David Thoreau


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

                                                                                                                                    Carl Sagan


It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at his best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

                                                                                                                                    Theodore Roosevelt


 I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am
 but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of
 knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright
 pebble to content myself with.
 

                                                                                                                                    Plato


 NECESSITY

 Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
 It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

                                                                                                                                     William Pitt ( AKA Pitt the Elder)


Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue
 freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
 

                                                                                                                                    John Milton


Neither believe nor reject anything because any other person's
rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle
given you by heaven.

                                                                                                                                    Thomas Jefferson


"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be
purchased at the price of chains and
slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not
what course others may take, but as for
me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

                                                                                                                                    Patrick Henry, American patriot,
                                                                                                                                    March,1775


Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

                                                                                                                                    Amelia Earhart


"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which
 difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."

                                                                                                                                    John Quincy Adams


 CONSISTENCY

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

                                                                                                                                    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


CONFORMITY

 Conformity is the jailer of freedom
 and the enemy of growth.

                                                                                                                                    John F. Kennedy


EXPERIENCE

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.


"Never let the future disturb you.
 You will meet it, if you have to,
 with the same weapons of reason,
 which today arm you against the present."

 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman Emperor

                                                                                                                                    Aldous Huxley


FREEDOM

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

                       Voltaire


FREEDOM

"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is
 something that people take and people are as free as they want to be."

                James Arthur Baldwin


"If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's okay.  But
  you've got to shoot for something."

        - Robert Townsend


Happiness does not depend on outward conditions.
It depends on inner conditions.

           Dale Carnegie


 HONOR

Our own heart,
and not other men's opinions,
forms our true honor.

 Samuel Taylor Coleridge


   LIFE

"Those who think that they have arrived, have lost their way.
 Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it.
 Those who think they are saints, are demons.  An important part
 of the spiritual life is to keep longing, waiting, hoping, expecting."

                 Henri Nouwen
 


  SELF

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's
night and day to make you everybody else means to fight
the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and
never stop fighting.

               E.E. Cummings


 SELF

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.

             Virginia Satir


"Solitude is the beginning of all freedom."

  William Orville Douglas, American jurist and associate
          justice US Supreme Court


SUCCESS

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.

       Albert Schweitzer



 

In these critical times let us no longer make the mistake of identifying as fools those with whom we disagree.

Buckminster Fuller


 UNDERSTANDING

"Until we can understand the assumptions in which
 we are drenched we cannot know ourselves."

         Adrienne Rich


UNDERSTANDING

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him
to hold in higher regard those who think alike
than those who think differently.



 

UNDERSTANDING

"Without an understanding of myth or religion,
 without an understanding of the relationship
 between destruction and creation, death and rebirth,
 the individual suffers the mysteries of life
 as meaningless mayhem alone."



 

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot


ACTIONS

The actions of men are the best
interpreters of their thoughts.

      John Locke
 
 


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:51 PM

"Pete Seeger taught the world how to sing....and I'll never forgive him for it".

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: wdyat12
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:02 PM

"Lovely Day" Hayden Temple

To be used in any situation when greeting or leaving strangers or friends.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:25 PM

I realy dont like Andy Warhol's " Everyone gets 15 minutes of fame" but I do love Emerson saying something like "It took me 15 years to be an over night success" THe one comes from merit the other is by complete chance and void of merit. All the best Guy


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: mkebenn
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:53 PM

"Be sure you're right, then go ahead" Davy Crockett


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Wotcha
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 03:05 AM

"Live every day as if it were your last ... for one day, you are bound to be right ..."
Breaker Morant

"A man who loves not wine, women, and song, remains a fool his whole life long ..."
Martin Luther

Assumption is the mother of all F***ups ..."
Bad Guy, Eric Segal Movie...

Cheers,
Brian


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Hutzul
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 03:12 AM

Way back up there, incest and Morris Dancing

Utah Phillips may well have repeated it, but the original was Sir Arnold Bax (1883-195?)British Composer, and oft repeated by Evelyn Waugh.

How's that for useless education!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: MudGuard
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 03:22 AM

My favourite quotes: " "
Less favourite quotes: ' '
SCNR
MudGuard


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 04:46 AM

Never trust men who wear wigs....

Erik Spiekerman - a graphic design fella, at a conference I went to in London....

one amongst several I have, that I like...

Ella


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