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Old 22-02-2014, 12:26   #226
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

I've always had a soft spot for Wilde:

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
Oscar Wilde

"I can resist everything but temptation."
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Old 22-02-2014, 12:43   #227
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

A few of my favs...


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A true test of character is how you treat a person who can do nothing for you
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Sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
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Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
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When there's no way out, you find a deeper way in.
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Character is easier kept than recovered.
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We cannot control the things life does to us. They are done before you know it, and once they are done, they make you do other things. Until at last everything comes between you and the man you wanted to be.
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The difference between truth and fiction is fiction has to make sense.
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What you need to remember is that there's what people want to hear, there's what people want to believe, there's everything else, THEN there's the truth! Which is why everyone dreads it!
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Old 22-02-2014, 13:27   #228
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

experience is something you gain .... three seconds too late.
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Old 22-02-2014, 13:37   #229
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

The quote thread lives! I've been looking for someplace to put these (all from "Moby Dick"):

"Sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers." (Should probably go in a Customs/Immigration thread somewhere.)

"I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical..."

"I try all things; I achieve what I can."

By heaven, man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and Fate is the handspike."

"Oh! many are the Fin-Backs and many are the Dericks, my friend."*

* 81 Moby-Dick Herman Melville (1819-1891) American writer. (Scroll to the end.)
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Old 22-02-2014, 20:51   #230
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Einstein " Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results."
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Old 22-02-2014, 20:53   #231
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Einstein " Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results."
I frequently get different results from doing the same thing on my damn computer.
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Old 22-02-2014, 20:54   #232
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My Sister "Do not try to teach a pig to sing; it annoys the pig and wastes your time." There may be another source, I just don't know it.
"Women need men; like a fish needs a bicycle" Unknown to me.
"Experience is your reward for surviving your mistakes." Me
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Old 22-02-2014, 20:55   #233
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Well computers were not so prevalent in Einstein's time.
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" F**k 'em and feed 'em fish." Alaskan commercial fishers lament.
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"The more stuff there is in your boat, the less room there is for fun"..Robb White Jr.
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" There's a fine line between smart and lazy"
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Darned if I know, but I'm going to sit right down and wait till I figgur it out.
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A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.



A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
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"The Experts Aren't So Expert"
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