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#226 bountyhunter

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:19 PM

When all around you are in panic, remain calm and select someone to blame.
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#227 Dranoel

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Sometimes I do what I want to do. Sometimes I do what I have to do.

 

If you want to see the truth you will need contrast, not adherence to a single idea. The truth is in the contrast.

 

You may know a thing and it is not true. But in understanding, there can be ONLY truth.

 

EDIT: And the one that started me down a great path:

 

The truth, that which is happening right now, cannot be written down or spoken. Once it is it becomes knowledge and knowledge is not truth because knowledge is fixed in time. Truth is ever moving, ever changing. Once you pause to reflect, it is not truth.


Edited by Dranoel, 19 July 2014 - 06:27 PM.

You may know a thing and it is not true. But in understanding that thing there can be ONLY truth.


#228 Willz

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:53 PM

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." –Mark Twain

 

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." –Mark Twain

just a couple of my favorite.

 


 



#229 Rokihsa

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:58 AM

"Luck is the point when skill meets opportunity"


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"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

#230 Alan550

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:16 AM

"Man is the only animal that laughs & cries, for he is the only animal that knows the difference between what is and what might have been."


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"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him" - Robert A. Heinlein - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:21 AM

Where ever you go, there you are.


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. Robert A. Heinlein

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:25 AM

"Feelin' good is good enough"


"Breathe"


#233 aahunt03

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

Don't gain the world and lose your soul



#234 SiG Lady

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

"If you can't take it with you, don't go!" 

(some Eastern guru whose name I can't recall, but the essay was about achieving physical immortality)



#235 Jadeslade

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:27 AM

I saw the Beach Boys once in Philadelphia and Jimmy Page was sitting in on guitar and Mr T came out to play drums and said

"Let's get this surf thing going" bam bam bam bam. Was awesome and pretty much sums it up for me. I use it a lot.


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#236 Graham Smith

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:48 AM

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

Thomas Paine

 

"We have to create the future, or others will do it for us."

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)

 

"There's no right way to do the wrong thing."

Graham Smith

 


"For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.", Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)
"There's no right way to do the wrong thing.", Graham Smith, SFC, US Army (Ret)

#237 mosher

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:17 AM

Some real good ones here.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:38 AM

talk is cheap 



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:32 PM

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of the women!



#240 CSStreett

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

What surrounds the A zone should not distract you from your goal.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

Confucius say - he who goes to bed with itchy butt; wake up with stinky finger

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

From the first Conan movie-What is important in life? The Warrior answers-Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of the women.



#243 TerryO

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:49 AM

He who takes the elevator to the top does not know how he got there. He who takes the stairs knows every step.

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:49 PM

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.  

D. H. Lawrence


Edited by Hatchet, 13 September 2014 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:11 PM

A small mind is always connected to a big mouth. - me


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

"Jerk that smoke wagon, and get to work" -Tombstone


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