For those who like quotes (kinda OT)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 11:27 pm:

One of my favorite quotes of all time was Henry Ford's "Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't .... your right".

I heard another story today along the same line:

Two shoe salesmen were sent to Africa in the late 1800's. One reported back "situation hopeless, they don't wear shoes here, I'm coming home"

The other reported back "Glorious opportunity, everyone need shoes here!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 09:15 am:

"If I knew you were having hotdogs, I wouldn't have come." - Greg Rieber, 1973


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 09:59 am:

2 from HF. Actual quotes. "They'll buy what I sell them" and "You're fired"!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd, ............Red Deer, Alberta on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:05 pm:

An old Mexican once told me: "Slow down and get finished sooner"

An old Eskimo once told me: "When love is good, it's wonderful, when it's bad, it's still pretty good.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 12:39 pm:

Most internet quotes are bogus. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John E Cox on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 02:46 pm:

Im with you on that Steve.

Not just sayin,

ModelAguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 03:03 pm:

Yogi Berra "It's like Deja-vu all over again"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 03:28 pm:

My favorite Yogi Berra quote: "In theory there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dwayne Durand on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 04:01 pm:

If you go a little slower you'll get a more harmonious outcome. ~Wilford Brimley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 04:12 pm:

Dwayne - That almost sounds like something that came off of some "partial assembly required" instruction sheet for some Asian product!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 04:21 pm:

Winston Churchill, "Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 06:54 pm:

Thanks guys -there were some new ones for me.

Steve - you might just be a cynic! ;o)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 08:50 pm:

"Una ma mayo dogface to the banana patch" - Steve Martin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:57 pm:

Thirty seconds hath Septober
April June and no wonder
All the rest eat peanut butter
Except my grandmother
She drives a Buick.
ANON


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Cook, Geneva,NSW Australia on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 06:53 pm:

Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity-Anon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells, Hamilton Ontario on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 07:42 pm:

Here's one from the 1800's I like but I forget who said it.

"I've never actually killed a man, but I've read a number of obituaries with a great deal of pleasure".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Patrick W. Emerich on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 07:45 pm:

My Dad an avid T collector use to say " we have to get it and put it away before the hoarders do". Another was, " I only have two speeds and if you don't like this one you will surely not like the other'.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 08:02 pm:

Dave,
I believe it was Clarence Darrow.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 09:16 pm:

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.”
¯ Tommy Smothers


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Cascisa - Poulsbo, Washington on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 10:25 pm:

You never used to be older.

Be_Zero_Be


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Monday, July 06, 2015 - 11:04 pm:

"He must have some good in him, because he never let any of it out"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Russell Prideaux Margaret River West Oz on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 05:42 am:

"It's not leaking oil....it's marking it's territory"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 06:41 am:

If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert G. Hester Jr., Riverview, FL on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 08:49 am:

Any job not worth doing is not worth doing well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 09:04 am:

One of my favorites: "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him float on his back."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Alexander in Albion, Maine on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 09:53 am:

" A job well dreaded is a job half done." Havilah Hawkins, Camden, ME


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 10:43 am:

Another viewpoint related to Chris Cooks quote:"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people"
-Lucille S. Harper


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 12:01 am:

Another Abraham Lincoln quote: "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt". Jim Patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 12:38 am:

One of my all-time favorites:

"You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think"-unknown (to me, anyway).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 01:31 am:

That was Dorothy Parker. Another classic line of hers was when she met Claire Booth Luce in a hallway. Luce stepped aside and said, "Age before beauty." Parker replied, "Pearls before swine" and kept going.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Karl Gilchrist- New Zealand on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 06:47 am:

Churchill was fantastic -He had a long running battle with a female politician Bessie whose last name eludes me. One night she ran into Churchill in London when he was on a bender. In disgust she snorted "Winston you're drunk" his lightening reply was "Bessie you're ugly and tomorrow I'll be sober" In exasperation she once said to him " Winston if you where my husband I would poison your coffee" His reply was "Bessie if you were my wife I would drink it "


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 08:34 am:

Bessie Braddock


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 10:52 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willard Revaz on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 11:00 am:

"Some people's sole purpose in life may be simply to serve as a warning to others"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 11:06 am:

"Some people are allowed to go on living simply because it is illegal to kill them."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 11:17 am:

SWSWSW...Some Will, Some Won't, So What.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 11:23 am:

"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."

"Some people's minds are like concrete: all mixed up and permanently set."

"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people?"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Rhoads on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 12:28 pm:

From W.C. Fields...

"I always keep a bottle of liquor handy in case I see a snake -- which I also keep handy."

Upon learning of someone's serious illness:
"They say he's at death's door. I hope the doctors can pull him through."

From Groucho Marx:

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 06:15 pm:

"No matter where you go, there you are"

Mary Englebright said it as far as I know.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 08:58 pm:

From above:

"Thirty seconds hath Septober
April June and no wonder
All the rest eat peanut butter
Except my grandmother
She drives a Buick. - ANON

============================

"Roses are red, violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic, and so am I !!!"

And for those who love ambiguous declarations:

"More people are doing it today than ever before."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gustaf in Idaho on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 10:10 pm:

There are ten kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.
One that I learned here is
80% of carburetor problems are electrical. I just stuck an engine in a 77 Ford pickup that I had removed from another because a neighbor wanted the chassis but not the engine, it had been giving me fits starting it for some time and I planned of boiling the carb, but in the other pickup, it runs great, I was stumped until I remembered that I changed the coil because the one on the engine had different connectors than my wiring harness.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lonnie Smith Baxter MN on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 10:45 pm:

If you can't fix it with a hammer it's probably an electrical problem.

50/50/90 rule. If you have a 50/50 chance on getting it right there is a 90% chance you will get it wrong.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 10:42 am:

"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." -George Bernard Shaw


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 11:32 am:

When you rob Peter to pay Paul you just end up with a short Peter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marvin Konrad on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 11:41 am:

-OR- "Some people borrow from Peter to pay Paul. But Peter is likely to get sore... Now, who can enjoy life with a sore Peter???"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 12:25 pm:

Another of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes:

"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marvin Konrad on Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 08:42 pm:

Henry, to help add to your Churchill quotes, Justin, (a fellow 'T-er'), had shared this with me. Enjoy!

Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians, figures of speech, in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected.

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

6. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

7. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted pay checks.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, notify: I put "DOCTOR."

11. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you.

12. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street...with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

13. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

14. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

15. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

16. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

17. There's a fine line between cuddling and...holding someone down so they can't get away.

18. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

19. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

20. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

21. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

22. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

23. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Finally:

24. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but now it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one.


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