Quotes of Men

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  1. Maladroit

    Maladroit New Member

    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.

    Shakespeare (Othello Act 3, Scene 3)
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  2. geezer

    geezer Member

    " I don't believe in pessimism, f something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will"
    Clint Eastwood
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  3. geezer

    geezer Member

    " It makes no difference how long it takes or how difficult it is. if the final product is marvelous,it is worth the effort."
    Julia Child..America's first celebrity chef.
  4. geezer

    geezer Member

    "Beware of gifts bearing Greeks!" Mad Magazine.
    ...Too late to save Troy!

    Or in these days maybe Beware of Geeks bearing gifts!.....
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  5. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    “If something external distresses you, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your estimate of it, and this you have the power to revoke at any moment”

    Marcus Aurelius
  6. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    “Heraclitus called self-deception an awful disease and eyesight a lying sense”

    Diogenes Laertius
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  7. geezer

    geezer Member

    "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare
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  8. geezer

    geezer Member

    "Morals allow man to live in a society; ethics allow a man to live with himself!" Anon
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  9. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    “Material things are indifferent, but how we handle them is not indifferent “

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  10. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    -Let a man not be corrupted by external things

    -Let him be unconquerable and admire only himself

    -Let him be courageous in spirit and ready for any fate

    -Let him be the molder of his own life

    -Let not his confidence be without knowledge, nor his knowledge without firmness

    -Let his decisions once made abide

    -Let not his decrees be altered by any alteration

    -Let him be poised and well-ordered

    -Let him show majesty mingled with courtesy in all his actions

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  11. geezer

    geezer Member

    " He who will not be hammer will be anvil..."
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  12. geezer

    geezer Member

    " Each action creates multiple reactions; act seldom and well!"
    LEModesitt author "Gravity Dreams"
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  13. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    “Leave other people’s mistakes where they lie.”

    Marcus Aurelius
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  14. geezer

    geezer Member

    "You're never in total control. But, you must have ambitions to set the agenda and fate does the rest."
    Clint Eastwood
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  15. geezer

    geezer Member

    " The difference between truth and honesty is the difference between the riverbed and the river"
    LE Modesitt, author

    And, yes, I've been cogitating on this one for 15+ years!
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  16. BobH

    BobH New Member

    "To err is human; to forgive, divine" attributed to English poet Alexander Pope.

  17. geezer

    geezer Member

    "Politically correct" is an oxymoron; nothing political is correct."
  18. BobH

    BobH New Member

    In that vein "military intelligence" qualifies as an oxymoron. How else could one explain all the SNAFUs.

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  19. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    "Let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it"

    Abraham Lincoln
  20. Dave

    Dave ^^^That guy

    Whenever you find yourself blaming providence, turn it around in your mind and you will see that what has happened is in keeping with reason

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