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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Oct 2018, 8:19pm

We plan to go to the moon not because it is easy, but because it is hard

- PotUS Kennedy

A queer sentiment, but it could apply to cycling, +1
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Oct 2018, 8:22pm

Pastychomper wrote:
sjs wrote:"Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."

Attributed variously, including to George Carlin. May have been mentioned before on this thread, possibly even by me. Applicability to some of the discussions on this forum is a matter for debate.


Two similar quotes:

 Never argue with a fool...

    ...Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

    ...He may be doing the same thing.

The first gets attributed to Mark Twain, I don't know about the second but it might have roots in the Proverbs of Solomon. It seems idiots have been arguing for millennia, so why did anyone bother making the Internet? :lol:

So one can argue with many other idiots at the same time without meeting them, no risk of physical violence so trolling had to be invented, -1
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Oct 2018, 8:23pm

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Her
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Oct 2018, 2:59pm

If one cannae be part of the solution, one can make good money by keeping the problem going
- Management con-sultant
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 10 Oct 2018, 3:30pm

Ich bin bekannt, jetzt moechte ich auch noch beliebt werden

People know me, now I just want them to like me too

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Oct 2018, 8:44pm

"Es muss demokratisch aussehen, aber wir muessen alles in der Hand haben"

It must look democratic but we must have everything under control

Walter Ulbricht DDR politician, 1945
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Oct 2018, 9:09am

Austin Maxi with front-wheel drive

Pulls you out of trouble instead of pushing you into it :?
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Oct 2018, 12:26pm

Not exactly a quote , but,

definition of an expert...... ex an unknown quantity, spurt a drip under pressure,
Percussive maintainance, if it don't fit, hit it with the hammer.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Nov 2018, 12:12pm

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Nov 2018, 1:30pm

Viel Feind, Viel Ehr (German)

Many enemies, much honour
or
If one has many critics, one should be proud
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cours » 20 Nov 2018, 1:10pm

Every refuge has its price.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Nov 2018, 3:56pm

'In general, the more trivial the offence, the more complicated the legislation'
- Third crank

I guess 'thou shalt not kill' for example is easy to understand :?
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Canuk » 20 Nov 2018, 5:43pm

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Nov 2018, 1:25pm

Got a bad report from school again, back home a parent said -"I do not know what you are made of!"

-"Slugs and snails and puppy-dogs tails!" I replied quick-wittedly
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Nov 2018, 12:01pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Viel Feind, Viel Ehr (German)

Many enemies, much honour
or
If one has many critics, one should be proud

Just dreamed up a third translation:
"He who has many enemies, has many friends"

Might apply to Matthew Hodges
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