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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #420 on: March 17, 2023, 12:01:28 PM »
"Confidence in CS’s investment bank is widely considered to be shot, optimism about the three-year turnround is fragile, deposit bleed has yet to be stanched, and the wealth management division is losing money, which is the finance equivalent of jumping off a boat and missing the water.


https://www.ft.com/content/5a99e2c3-6e40-4c58-896a-2c573048099e

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #421 on: March 18, 2023, 01:13:51 AM »
Don't worry what people think. They don't do it very often.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #422 on: April 22, 2023, 05:19:18 PM »
"Genocide never starts with death camps. It starts with rhetoric..."  -/r

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #423 on: May 29, 2023, 06:38:16 AM »
Advice from An Old Farmer (Facebook)
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
... Make sure you live before you die.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #424 on: August 09, 2023, 11:21:55 PM »
"Nothing lasts longer than a temporary solution."

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This pipe join must have been there, doing its job, for years. It just failed. : redneckengineering
https://old.reddit.com/r/redneckengineering/comments/15mhi5b/this_pipe_join_must_have_been_there_doing_its_job/

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #425 on: August 21, 2023, 01:05:20 AM »
"If we all chip in, we can defeat socialism!" -/r

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #426 on: August 21, 2023, 05:59:23 PM »
“Modern loneliness often masks itself as hyper-connectivity. That’s the thing. You can have a thousand virtual friends and nobody to come and feed your cat.”

Esther Perrel on Your Undivided Attention (23:29)

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #427 on: September 09, 2023, 01:54:16 AM »
Spotted on Twitter:

"The cost of procrastination is the life you could have lived."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #428 on: September 20, 2023, 07:30:05 PM »
Never do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics. -- Guelph fire department

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #429 on: September 25, 2023, 01:19:31 PM »
I study war and diplomacy, so that my son may study trade and commerce, so that his son may study art and music. --John Adams

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #430 on: September 25, 2023, 06:36:50 PM »
That's an interesting one considering who said it and when it was said.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #431 on: September 26, 2023, 02:55:30 PM »
It’s also interesting considering

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This morning, I discovered an interesting statistic, “America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776“,  i.e. the U.S. has only been at peace for less than 20 years total since its birth

BTW, it’s not that much different for France.

https://freakonometrics.hypotheses.org/50473

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #432 on: September 26, 2023, 05:40:51 PM »
>222 years

...need more potatoes;

"the introduction of potatoes helped reduce conflict in Europe for a minimum for 200 years." • Earth.com

https://www.earth.com/news/potatoes-keep-peace-europe/

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #433 on: September 28, 2023, 11:15:16 PM »
"I am very intelligent and very devoted to my work in the camps. I struck at least two prisoners every day.”

— Wanda Klaff at her trial for crimes against humanity committed at the Stutthoff concentration camp, for which she was executed in 1946 at the age of 24.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanda_Klaff

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #434 on: October 01, 2023, 02:36:01 PM »
"If we elect clowns, we get a circus."  -Rahna Epting