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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Audax67 » 5 May 2020, 2:21pm

Fools and bairns should never see half-done work.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Debs » 24 May 2020, 4:06pm

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We need a fine quotation full of brilliant Bobness today, after all it is his 79th birthday today 8)

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 May 2020, 4:09pm

Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Jun 2020, 11:17am

She who always wants to have the last word soon finds herself alone, talking to herself
Breton saying
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 13 Jun 2020, 6:38pm

One for the porridge thread.

Oats:

A grain which in England is generally fed to livestock, but in Scotland sustains the populace.

Samuel Johnson.

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Jun 2020, 6:40pm

jimlews wrote:One for the porridge thread.

Oats:

A grain which in England is generally fed to livestock, but in Scotland sustains the populace.

Samuel Johnson.

Livestock: horses!
..
Makes sense mind, for England has the best horses, and Scotland has the best men!
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 13 Jun 2020, 6:41pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:She who always wants to have the last word soon finds herself alone, talking to herself
Breton saying


There's nothing worse than a good woman; and there is nothing finer than a really BAD woman.

Groucho Marx.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 13 Jun 2020, 6:45pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
jimlews wrote:One for the porridge thread.

Oats:

A grain which in England is generally fed to livestock, but in Scotland sustains the populace.

Samuel Johnson.

Livestock: horses!
..
Makes sense mind, for England has the best horses, and Scotland has the best men!


Cyril! Fancy meeting you here! Y'll have had y'r TEA then?

A minor elaboration because horses ARE livestock.

I'll pass on the Scotsmen, thanks. I'm rather suspicious of men in dresses.

In the Wehrmacht they were called 'the ladies from Hell'.

The REAL scottish ladies, good or bad, are of course, delightful!

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Jun 2020, 6:50pm

Television is great, it helps one learn. Anytime the telly is on, I go in another room to read a book
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 13 Jun 2020, 6:59pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Television is great, it helps one learn. Anytime the telly is on, I go in another room to read a book
Groucho


I'm not sure Groucho was one to use 'one'. I think he was more of a down to earth 'me' sort of a chap.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 15 Jun 2020, 2:59pm

Refrain from doing good, then no ill shall befall you
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Jun 2020, 3:59pm

Audax67 wrote:Fools and bairns should never see half-done work.


My father used to say that - had he lived he'd be 102. I haven't heard it since I was a bairn.
John

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 18 Jun 2020, 10:30am

Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.

Luc de Clapiers.
Marquis de Vauvenargues.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 23 Jun 2020, 4:17pm

"Out yonder there is this huge world, which exists
independently of us human beings
and which stands before us like
a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to
our inspection."

Albert Einstein
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