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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 07:39 PM

 

A few of my favorite quotes.

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot (1819-1880)

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
- Frank Zappa

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov

"While we are postponing, life speeds by."
- Seneca (3BC - 65AD)

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
- Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
- Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

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Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 OP
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2016 #1
tecelote Jan 2016 #2
JonathanRackham Jan 2016 #3
tecelote Jan 2016 #4
Lizzie Poppet Jan 2016 #5
Xipe Totec Jan 2016 #6
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #7
Martin Eden Jan 2016 #8
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #9

Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 07:46 PM

1. Love the flip side of this:

 

>>>"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot (1819-1880) >>>>


which is: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 07:50 PM

2. Here's one for Bernie...

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

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Response to tecelote (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 07:55 PM

3. Did Einstein meet Trump?

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 07:57 PM

4. Good one!



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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 08:01 PM

5. If he had...

 

...I suspect Einstein would make a special effort to speak slowly and avoid big words.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 08:05 PM

6. Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 08:06 PM

7. I think this is my fav. The nonchalance of Asimov is funny.

 

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 09:25 PM

8. It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens

-- Woody Allen

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 11:14 PM

9. Now that would be ideal!

 

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