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Your favorite quote(s)

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3:31 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Maybe this world is another planet's hell. - Aldous Huxley
4:35 pm on Sept 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

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"Winners are too busy to be sad, too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated."

"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are."

"Money is only an idea. If you want more money, simply change your thinking."

"Do not pray when it rains if you do not pray when the sun shines."

"Its choice, not chance, that determines your destiny."

8:18 pm on Sept 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A variation on a classic quote that I happen to like a lot;

"We must all fear evil men, but there is another kind of evil which we must fear most and that is the indifference of good men."
- Opening scene of The Boondock Saints

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing:- Edmund Burke.
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"Be happy while you're living, For you're a long time dead."

Some Scottish guy.

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"Happiness is an inside job" :)

Here are some more Yogi Berra classics:

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it"
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"Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"

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"You don't know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out" - Jack The Ripper ;)
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Three of mine faves:

Where ever you go there you are.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence that you tried.

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This one's a bit long long, but it applies to pretty much every company I've ever worked for -

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.”

- Petronius (allegedly)

10:10 am on Sept 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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^^^ A quotation much favoured by Prof. Amin Rajan.

A couple of others:

If you're not confused, you don't know what's going on.
Jack Welch, (then) CEO & Chairman, General Electric Company

If you think your teacher's bad, wait till you meet your boss.
Bill Gates to a class of school kids.

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"There's no pockets in a shroud". (anon)

and an appropriate one from from Sherlock Holmes ...

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

3:07 pm on Sept 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you think your teacher's bad, wait till you meet your boss.

A related one I found from a Funny Bunny book, "School prepares you for real life, which also sucks."

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The higher, the fewer

From a Star Trek TNG episode.

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If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence that you tried.

also:

If at first you don't succeed, sky-diving is not for you.

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The scene: Nancy Astor visits Blenheim Palace, the home of Sir Winston Churchill...

Astor said: "Winston, if I were married to you, I'd put poison in your coffee."

Churchill replied: "And if you were my wife, i'd drink it."

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Bessie Braddock to Churchill "Winston, your drunk".
Churchill: Bessie, your ugly and tomorrow morning I shall be sober.
10:17 pm on Sept 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well you guys have already taken the best Winston Churchill quotes (he has always been my favourite!) ... so I'll have to revert to my second favourite and a brilliant writer; Robert Frost:

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Mark Twain had some great one liners too:

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."

"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

And of course as my 50 "somethingeth" birthday looms at hand, I can't forget ...

"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me." - Shakespeare

[edited by: Liane at 10:19 pm (utc) on Sep. 19, 2006]

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With ignorance and determination in the right proportions, you can achieve anything. - Unknown

That one got me through my first year in business. Obviously you have to work on getting the proportions right.

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Here's one that is part of every teenagers creed:

"It's easier to get forgiveness than permission"

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Well, when I came home from school my head started to get really hot. So I drank some cold water, but it didn't do nothing. So I laid in the bathtub for a while, but then I realized that it was my hair that was making my head hot. So I went into my kitchen and I shaved it all off.
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if I post a biblical quote, will I lose my atheist member card...

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily".

Think it's from Collosians or something. As said, I don't buy the religion, but I love the attitude in this one.

1:50 am on Sept 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to everyone who contributed so far. It is quite an eclectic mix of favorites.

My family cracked up when I told them the quote about eagles may soar but weasles don't get sucked up into jet engines.

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I know I have a few other quotes that I like, but these are the only ones that come to mind right now.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof." -V

"Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new." -Einstein

And of course:

"Lorem ipsum dolor [...]" -Unknown person in the 1500s :D

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“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can get for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”
- Henry Ford
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Why bother? - Traditional essex saying
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