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#2381 by oberder » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:53

:mrgreen: Time for my semi-obligatory double quoting:

"People are impatient.
They want things to happen overnight,
and have no idea of the circumstances
and situations that can surround an individual at times.
"
-- Rohit Sharma

"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."
-- Charles Caleb Colton
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#2382 by papamike51 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 15:21

SentinelOnyx wrote: I don't do drugs. I am drugs.

- Salvador Dali

Reality is for people who can't cope with drugs.
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#2383 by BlizZzard » Wed Jan 27, 2016 19:57

Successful People Always Carry Two Things On Their Face

"Smile
& Silence"

Smile To Solve Problems
Silence To Prevent Problems
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#2384 by camster23 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 20:05

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) :lol:
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#2385 by ptcscrutiny » Thu Jan 28, 2016 03:59

camster23 wrote: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) :lol:

This seems to be the most repeated quote on this topic ;)

#367 , #921 , #1153 , #1942 , #2384 ,


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In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

– Theodore Roosevelt
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#2386 by BlizZzard » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:39

If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.

- Warren Buffett
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#2387 by papamike51 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 16:12

The federal government spends millions to run the Postal Service. I could lose your mail for half of that.

~~ Pat Paulsen
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#2388 by SentinelOnyx » Thu Jan 28, 2016 16:39

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.

- Frank Leahy
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#2389 by intrepidexplore » Fri Jan 29, 2016 04:25

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Martha Washington
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#2390 by ptcscrutiny » Fri Jan 29, 2016 06:12

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

– John Quincy Adams
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#2391 by ptcscrutiny » Sat Jan 30, 2016 05:42

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

– Thomas Jefferson
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#2392 by SentinelOnyx » Sat Jan 30, 2016 07:19

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

- Jules Renard
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#2393 by poiuy123 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 01:04

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything.

- Bill Murray
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#2394 by ptcscrutiny » Sun Jan 31, 2016 03:35

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

– Oscar Wilde
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#2395 by san2120 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 04:16

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

-Eckhart Tolle
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#2396 by oberder » Sun Jan 31, 2016 06:27

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse."

-- Thomas Szasz
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#2397 by BouldRake » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:35

I wish I could quote the whole book, but I'll restrain myself to two paragraphs.

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Six-thirty was clearly a preposterous time and he, the client, obviously hadn't meant it seriously. A civilised six-thirty for twelve noon was almost certainly what he had in mind, and if he wanted to cut up rough about it, Dirk would have no option but to start handing out some serious statistics. Nobody got murdered before lunch. But nobody. People weren't up to it. You needed a good lunch to get both the blood-sugar and bloodlust levels up. Dirk had the figures to prove it.

Did he, Anstey (the client's name was Anstey, an odd, intense man in his mid-thirties with staring eyes, a narrow yellow tie and one of the big houses in Lupton Road; Dirk hadn't actually liked him very much and thought he looked as if he was trying to swallow a fish), did he know that 67 per cent of all known murderers, who expressed a preference, had had liver and bacon for lunch? And that another 22 per cent had been torn between either a prawn biryani or an omelette? That dispensed with 89 per cent of the threat at a stroke, and by the time you had further discounted the salad eaters and the turkey and ham sandwich munchers and started to look at the number of people who would contemplate such a course of action without any lunch at all, then you were well into the realms of negligibility and bordering on fantasy

Barely needs a citation. Who else could it be?

-- Douglas Adams
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#2398 by BlizZzard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 13:02

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream

- C.S. Lewis
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#2399 by SentinelOnyx » Sun Jan 31, 2016 16:48

The most ordinary word, when put into place, suddenly acquires brilliance. That is the brilliance with which your images must shine.

- Robert Bresson
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#2400 by ptcscrutiny » Mon Feb 01, 2016 05:19

I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.

– Mae West
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