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Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 13 Dec 2017, 7:00am
by Jeckyll_n_Snyde
"Never kick a cow turd on a hot day" ....Harry S. Truman

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 13 Dec 2017, 10:15am
by Pastychomper
Brigham Young wrote:Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 13 Dec 2017, 8:01pm
by djnotts
"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.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 9:04am
by Audax67
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.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Jan 2018, 4:13pm
by brynpoeth
It works in practice, but will it work in theory?
Garret Fitzgerald

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 9:24am
by brynpoeth
What is theory?
When it should work, but never does

What is practice?
When it works, but no-one knows why

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 9 Jan 2018, 8:32pm
by brynpoeth
A problem shared is a problem doubled
or
A problem shared is a problem halved

Which is correct?

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 8:15pm
by brynpoeth
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.

Three things are certain in life:
Death, taxes and.....

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 1 Mar 2018, 4:29am
by brynpoeth
Malvern water, said Doctor Wall, is famed for curing..
Nothing at all

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 1 Mar 2018, 10:55am
by Audax67
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.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 5 Mar 2018, 2:26pm
by brynpoeth
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!'

after Aesops Fables

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 5 Mar 2018, 3:44pm
by bovlomov
"He who is born to be hanged will never be drowned"
I think of this whenever I read about Boris Johnson.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 6 Mar 2018, 1:12pm
by thirdcrank
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

Posted: 6 Mar 2018, 1:26pm
by Vorpal
Former Russian spies may wish to reconsider living in the UK....

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 5:12pm
by KTHSullivan
"No Comment"