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#2161 by MdRafique182014 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 19:22

The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self


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#2162 by MdRafique182014 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 19:26

When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less


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#2163 by BouldRake » Fri Nov 27, 2015 22:08

Quote:Scottish inventions and discoveries include: Adhesive stamps, the Australian national anthem, the Bank of England, bicycle pedals, the breach-loading rifle--you'll notice I'm going in alphabetical order--Bovril, the cell nucleus, chloroform, the cloud chamber, cornflower, a cure for malaria, the decimal point, the Encyclopedia Britannica, fountain pens, fingerprinting, hypnosis, hypodermic syringes, insulin, the kaleidoscope, the lawnmower, lime cordial, logarithms, lorries, marmalade, matches, motor insurance, paraffin, piano pedals, the postmark, pneumatic tyres, RADAR, the reflecting telescope, savings banks, the screw propeller, the speedometer, the steam hammer, raincoats, tarmac, teleprinters, tubular steel, typhoid vaccine, ultrasound scanners, the United States Navy, universal standard time, vacuum flasks, wave-powered electricity generations, and wire rope!

-- Stephen Fry
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#2164 by ptcscrutiny » Sat Nov 28, 2015 02:53

Great thoughts come from the heart.

- Luc de Clapiers
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#2165 by Fellow » Sat Nov 28, 2015 08:26

BouldRake wrote:
Quote:Scottish inventions and discoveries include: Adhesive stamps, the Australian national anthem, the Bank of England, bicycle pedals, the breach-loading rifle--you'll notice I'm going in alphabetical order--Bovril, the cell nucleus, chloroform, the cloud chamber, cornflower, a cure for malaria, the decimal point, the Encyclopedia Britannica, fountain pens, fingerprinting, hypnosis, hypodermic syringes, insulin, the kaleidoscope, the lawnmower, lime cordial, logarithms, lorries, marmalade, matches, motor insurance, paraffin, piano pedals, the postmark, pneumatic tyres, RADAR, the reflecting telescope, savings banks, the screw propeller, the speedometer, the steam hammer, raincoats, tarmac, teleprinters, tubular steel, typhoid vaccine, ultrasound scanners, the United States Navy, universal standard time, vacuum flasks, wave-powered electricity generations, and wire rope!

-- Stephen Fry


Great list. Makes for good reflections.

Thanks BR.
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#2166 by Fellow » Sat Nov 28, 2015 08:28

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”


-- Zig Ziglar
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#2167 by Maliky » Sat Nov 28, 2015 08:31

I believe you can add the Noble gases to that list of Stephen Fry's.
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#2168 by Fellow » Sat Nov 28, 2015 08:54

Maliky wrote: I believe you can add the Noble gases to that list of Stephen Fry's.


Really? It is possible then that the list is not exhaustive. Keep the info coming in.

Thanks.
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#2169 by BouldRake » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:54

I think this quote is from QI (emphasis on think - I do verify quotes, because misattribution annoys me - but I don't keep any record of where they came from, and my database is seventeen years old now). QI is a 45 minute TV program, and if that is where it was from, it'll will have just been used to wrap up that five minute slot. It's far from exhaustive.
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#2170 by SentinelOnyx » Sat Nov 28, 2015 16:39

Thought, like any parasite, cannot exist without a compliant host.

- Bernard Beckett
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#2171 by poiuy123 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 03:49

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

- Norm Crosby
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#2172 by oberder » Sun Nov 29, 2015 04:27

"Life is full of banana skins.
You slip... You carry on.
"


-- Daphne Guinness
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#2173 by Fellow » Sun Nov 29, 2015 14:14

"Never set sail on another man's star. You do not have the same destiny".

--Author Unknown
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#2174 by SentinelOnyx » Sun Nov 29, 2015 17:37

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

- Albert Camus
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#2175 by BouldRake » Sun Nov 29, 2015 17:52

Speaking of winter....

Quote:
Brœðr muno beriaz
ok at bǫnom verða
muno systrungar
sifiom spilla.
Hart er í heimi,
hórdómr mikill
—skeggǫld, skálmǫld
—skildir ro klofnir—
vindǫld, vargǫld—
áðr verǫld steypiz.
Mun engi maðr
ǫðrom þyrma

Quote:
Brothers will fight
and kill each other,
sisters' children
will defile kinship.
It is harsh in the world,
whoredom rife
—an axe age, a sword age
—shields are riven—
a wind age, a wolf age—
before the world goes headlong.
No man will have
mercy on another.

-- Völuspá on Fimbulvetr - the first sign of Ragnarok
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#2176 by BouldRake » Mon Nov 30, 2015 23:18

Pfft, quotes from everybody else's religions get likes...

Let's try again.

Quote:If a poor man reaches the home of the rich,
Let him wisely speak or be still;
For to him who speaks with the hard of heart
Will chattering ever work ill.

-- Odin
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#2177 by SentinelOnyx » Tue Dec 01, 2015 01:43

Courage is grace under pressure.

- Ernest Hemingway
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#2178 by ptcscrutiny » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:43

All great achievements require time.

- Maya Angelou
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#2179 by papamike51 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 14:42

We cannot use a double standard for measuring our own and other people's policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantees of those practiced in our own country.

- Hubert H. Humphrey
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#2180 by SentinelOnyx » Wed Dec 02, 2015 03:56

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.

- Lao Tzu
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