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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Jeckyll_n_Snyde » 13 Dec 2017, 7:00am

"Never kick a cow turd on a hot day" ....Harry S. Truman
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Pastychomper » 13 Dec 2017, 10:15am

Brigham Young wrote:Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby djnotts » 13 Dec 2017, 8:01pm

"I've killed better men than you." A colleague of mine (and an ex-para and para-instructor in WW2) to the most obnoxious and bullying (more) senior Civil Servant with whom I ever had the displeasure of working. He to whom it was addressed hid in his room from about 9 a.m. until after we'd all gone home. With luck he wet himself.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 14 Dec 2017, 9:04am

Pastychomper wrote:
Brigham Young wrote:Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.


It's not higher up I worry about these days.
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jan 2018, 4:13pm

It works in practice, but will it work in theory?
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Jan 2018, 9:24am

What is theory?
When it should work, but never does

What is practice?
When it works, but no-one knows why
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Jan 2018, 8:32pm

A problem shared is a problem doubled
or
A problem shared is a problem halved

Which is correct?
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Feb 2018, 8:15pm

Tangled Metal wrote:Mine is the death and taxes quote. I won't type it out as I'll end up not getting the quote exactly right. No idea why I like it but I do.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Mar 2018, 4:29am

Malvern water, said Doctor Wall, is famed for curing..
Nothing at all
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 1 Mar 2018, 10:55am

brynpoeth wrote:BTW, I think taxes come before death


No they [expletive] don't. Before he died, my Inlaw Paw made the same erroneous claim on his tax return three years running. The rectification thereof is on our docket.
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Mar 2018, 2:26pm

A Hunter was looking for the tracks of a Lion. He encountered a Native who offered to take him straight to the Lion

'Oh no', bleated the Hunter fearfully, 'I am only looking for his tracks, I do not want to encounter him!'

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby bovlomov » 5 Mar 2018, 3:44pm

"He who is born to be hanged will never be drowned"
I think of this whenever I read about Boris Johnson.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Mar 2018, 1:12pm

The UK will respond "robustly" to any evidence of Russian involvement in the collapse of former spy Sergei Skripal, Boris Johnson has said.


Vlad must be quaking in his boots (or is that noise his sides splitting with mirth?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43303651

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Vorpal » 6 Mar 2018, 1:26pm

Former Russian spies may wish to reconsider living in the UK....
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby KTHSullivan » 15 Mar 2018, 5:12pm

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