Random Worth Repeating or Funny Quotes Thread...

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    "The world is full of stupid people, don't be one of them."

    My father to me when I did something stupid. He said this to me often...
     
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    "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded."

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    Proverbs from around the world:
    • If two people tell you you are blind, shut one eye. (Georgia)
    • Those who have free seats at a play hiss first. (China)
    • It is in sugar that you see the dead ant. (Malaysia)
    • Seven days is the length of a guest’s life. (Myanmar)
    • Silence is a fence round wisdom. (Germany)
    • Good things sell themselves; bad things have to be advertised. (Ethiopia)
    • Where there is most mind there is least money. (Latin)
    • Better a free meal of acorns than a honey feast on trust. (Wales)
    • Only an owl knows the worth of an owl. (India)
    • Good luck is the guardian of the stupid. (Sweden)
    • At birth we cry — at death we see why. (Bulgaria)
    • Errands are small on a spring day. (Iceland)
    • The nail suffers as much as the hole. (Netherlands)
    • The higher the castle the nearer to the lightning. (Russia)
    • There never was a five-pound note but there was a ten-pound road for it. (Scotland)
    • A contented mind is a continual feast. (England)

    (From David Crystal, As They Say in Zanzibar, 2006.)

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    “If we fail to teach our children the skills they need to think clearly, they will march behind whatever guru wears the shiniest cloak.”

    Paul D. Boyer Ph.D. (R.I.P.)
     
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    "He is simply a hole in the air".............:happy175:

    --George Orwell from his novel, The Lion And The Unicorn..


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    ---Yogi Berra

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    AA... A barfull of alcoholics not drinking in a church.
     
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    ^^^speaking of drinking...

    "I don't get drunk. I just get less classy and more fun"..........

    ----some unknown drunk probably........LOL

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    My party animal got run over by a drunk driver.
     
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    Outside of a dog, a book is mans' best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

    Groucho Marx
     
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    "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog."

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    "When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown."

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    .....Will Rogers.....

    (my ps...if that was true when Will Rogers was alive then things do not change....dam.)


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    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
    -attributed to Winston Churchill (although some sources say it predates him.)
     
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    "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you"

    Many say it, few follow it...