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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2011, 05:03:42 PM »
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. "

Groucho Marx

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2011, 07:00:29 PM »
Man Plans - God/Fate laughs

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2011, 06:55:02 PM »
Winners Never Quit.   Quitters never win.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2011, 01:20:23 PM by Rupert »
... Make sure you live before you die.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2011, 01:12:25 PM »
(social media)’s like someone’s just invented the ‘house party’ and everyone’s trying to work out if it’s ok to hit on each other’s wives or sh## in the salad bowl.

Some guy called Andy commenting on WallBlog

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2011, 11:28:16 AM »
don't tease fat kids they've enough on their plates

Funny.

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
– Mark Twain

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2011, 11:58:04 PM »
"The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." --Abraham Lincoln  (via reddit)

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2011, 12:43:16 AM »
On food labeling laws in Australia, or perhaps the lack of them.

The choice here is between ''safe until proved dangerous'' and ''dangerous until proved safe''.

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/its-hard-to-swallow-food-rules-that-treat-us-like-mushrooms-20110202-1adoi.html
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2011, 10:41:47 PM »
"The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." --Abraham Lincoln  (via reddit)

Awesome! Still laughing. I think when I steal it, though, I'll say Mark Twain b/c so many quotes are misattributed to him.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2011, 05:04:15 PM »
In theory, the following quote is true:
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"Rational prediction requires theory and builds knowledge through systematic revision and extension of theory based on comparison of prediction with observation. ... It is an extension of application that discloses inadequacy of a theory, and need for revision, or even new theory. Again, without theory, there is nothing to revise. Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence without theory, there is no learning."

But in practice, this one is better:
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In theory, the difference between theory and practice is small. In practice, the difference between theory and practice is large.


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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2011, 12:29:31 AM »
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened"
-Mark Twain

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2011, 02:43:13 AM »
"I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of God. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What God desires is here [head] and here [heart] and (by) what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man - or not." - Hospitaller, Kingdom of Heaven
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2011, 12:21:09 AM »
"Affiliates have the most value when they're doing something that the merchant can't do for themselves." - Buckworks
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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2011, 08:13:51 PM »
By popular demand (or at least at the request of grnidone)

I think most people would think my dad was one of the most driven people they had ever met. But when I was 22 and told him that I couldn't think of one purposeful, productive thing in the world that interested me, he said:
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It doesn't matter. Just keep doing new things and don't hurt others. Eventually, you'll either find the things you love or you will have lived a full and varied life and you'll be eligible for Social Security. Either way, it works out.

Actually, that conversation set the course for the next 25 years (and counting).

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #58 on: May 08, 2011, 08:42:45 AM »
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Rick Cook

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2011, 10:49:30 AM »
Nice one Peter