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Quotes that hit home
« on: November 03, 2010, 07:53:28 AM »
“If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness”

Jack Handy

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 11:26:39 AM »
"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." -- Clay Shirky

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 01:22:33 AM »
When I give food to the poor they call me a saint - when I ask why the poor have no food the call me a communist - Dom Helder Camara

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 06:28:41 PM »
"Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.
- Ivern Ball"

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 06:42:49 PM »
I have this one on my bulletin board:

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
--William James

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 10:20:08 PM »
I have a whole collection... heh But skimming through them just now, these jumped out for today:

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted" —Martin Luther King, Jr.

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." —A. A. Milne
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. ~Lucille Ball

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 05:37:45 AM »
"Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it."
Walter Chrysler

I have always credited any success I have achieved to my inherent laziness.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 01:23:24 PM »
"The beauty of leaving things till the last minute is it only takes one minute to complete them."
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 03:01:41 PM »
Oh, so that is why my family always things to the last minute!!!
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 06:34:40 PM »
Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing everyone who got in their way. -anon

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 06:55:36 PM »
"They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn't anything else drown it out at the time?"

Karl Pilkington

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 07:00:04 PM »
"Resource" is an encomium bestowed only by users; "authority" is bestowed only by previously recognized authorities. Anyone who calls himself either one is just an ego with vocal chords. -hutcheson DMOZ

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 07:18:28 PM »
Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. - Terry Pratchett

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 11:17:50 PM »
don't tease fat kids they've enough on their plates
I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible. But, pissing everyone off is a piece of cake!

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2010, 09:41:36 PM »
 Marketing always trumps product quality.  Just look at bottled water.  -anon