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Thread: Quotes that you find inspiring?

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    People that have a Plan "B" are not committed to Plan "A"

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    "Too much time spent polishing your image, tarnishes your character." -- Heard Dale Brown (former LSU basketball coach) say it, but not sure it's his quote.

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    You can't always get what you want.
    But if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need
    --Mick Jagger, Kieth Richards

    I've lived my entire adult life around that simple rule, it's served me well
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    ELEVEN - rotary cutter tool machines
    FOUR - CO2 lasers
    THREE - fiber lasers
    ONE - vinyl cutter
    CASmate, Corel, Gravostyle


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    "We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty. "

    "There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey."

    John Ruskin


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    "Treat others exactly as you would want them to treat you."

    A common sentiment that is pretty much 100% wrong, at least as literally read. "Treat others as they would like to be treated" is closer. Or just treat them with respect and generosity.

    It took me the first half of my life to finally figure out that other people don't like being treated the way I like to be treated. I place a very high value (indeed an extreme value) on logic and data and regard emotions and feelings as something that purely inhibits logical thinking (I did not find Mr. Spock even remotely odd). I have emotions, but always try to discount them. It took a really long time to learn that lots of people make choices based on emotion, and that their feelings are really important to them-- as important as my logical analysis is to me. Treating people the way I wanted them to treat me was an utter disaster!

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    In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends

    MLK

    Hate the sin. Love the sinner.

    Gandhi
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    "The sin punishes itself."
    "The first thing you need to know, will likely be the last thing you learn." (Unknown)

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    It is not enough to do your best, you must do what is required. Winston Churchill

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    Imagine no possessions

    I wonder if you can

    No need for greed or hunger

    A brotherhood of man

    Imagine all the people sharing all the world.

    John Lennon

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP.

    Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Barry View Post
    "You've got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run..."
    DON'T DO THAT !!!
    I had that song stuck in my head all day 2 days ago.

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    “All people bring joy, some by arriving, some by departing” Mark Twain
    ”Good, better, best. Never let it rest, till your good is better, and your better, best” My wife’s Grandfather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    DON'T DO THAT !!!
    I had that song stuck in my head all day 2 days ago.
    Reminds me of the quotable famous last words "Hey Bubba, watch this!"

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    My dad used to say "It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt."

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    Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.
    Carl Sagan

    In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
    Paul Harvey

    "Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same."
    Oscar Wilde

    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    Winston Churchill, in response

    Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
    Truman Capote


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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    Reminds me of the quotable famous last words "Hey Bubba, watch this!"
    Or, the famous last words "Here. Hold my beer."
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

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