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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2010, 08:56:29 PM »
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. --attributed to Mark Twain

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 05:11:03 AM »
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on Earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 01:36:56 PM »
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. --Jean Giraudoux NFFC

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 03:31:50 PM »
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A Defining moment is when your first thought was "I can do this"! Your mind set or "Belief" is so important, first and foremost .....do you believe you can do this? Before you invested time, or money or skills .......you said to yourself "I can do this"! Then your on your way....belief in yourself and people will listen and follow you! Non stop to top!

--Jim Fobair

I often forget to practice this..

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 04:10:04 PM »
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"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book."
Cicero (106-43 BC)

Nothing new under the sun.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 07:08:09 PM »
yeah awesome Jason, I saw it earlier on this year

this is equally inspiring too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCY

and this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiTLOW1KLPc
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 07:21:52 PM by mick g »
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 #21 on: November 19, 2010, 08:10:53 PM »
In a triathlon, if you do not finish, your name is marked with "DNF"...resulting in this saying:

"DFL > DNF > DNS"

"Dead F*cking Last" is better than "Did Not Finish" is better than "Did Not Start"

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 08:22:07 PM »
>>>religious overtone

yeah sorry Jason there was no motive behind the post believe me it was the story, the last place on earth for me is inside a church
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2010, 09:35:41 AM »
Have you ever noticed, when you're driving, that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?  --George Carlin

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2010, 09:07:53 AM »
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
--Winston Churchill

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2010, 12:36:54 PM »
Ouch, LM! Point hhh

Return fire:

 "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer


 "More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those words are 'This time is different'." -unk stock trader

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2010, 11:05:12 PM »
"When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for."

via Shak, via Jim Stark, via facebook

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2010, 03:28:56 AM »
hey Jason, thanks for that Randy Pausch video.  i've seen a different one earlier, but this one is great too...

particularly fabulous is the line from his mentor to him during his second year in school...

"it's such a shame that people perceive you as so arrogant, because it's going to limit what you're going to be able to accomplish in life". 

classic.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2010, 05:43:38 PM »
"George Washington didn't use his right to fr## sp##ch to defeat the British.  He shot them."
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2010, 06:22:49 PM »
I used to collect quotes... now drawing pretty much a blank. Some great ones so far. A little thought and these come to mind:

"The natives, by and large, had to be driven to work with clubs, they preserved that much dignity, whereas the whites, perfected by public education, worked of their own free will. "
  -- CÚline, Journey to the End of the Night

"Any time you're faced with making a hard decision between two choices, you haven't looked at the problem long enough."
  --??? I got this from my brother.

"I hope that when I die, people say 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money'"
  -- Jack Handy

"There are two kinds of people. Those who have to carry everything through to its logical conclusion."
  -- ergophobe (as far as I know).

I can't believe the number of people who, in response to hearing that last one ask, with no irony,  "And what's the other kind?" to which I say, "Well, I guess that would be you."