#1 11 Nov 2006 20:06

Simon Sheppard
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Quotations

Most of the reference pages end with a short quotation, (sometimes even with a vague connection to the topic)
Here's a few more below... Do feel free to add any other good quotes you have to this thread - I'll use it for ideas when adding new pages.


The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom but to set a limit to infinite error
- Bertolt Brecht 'Life of Galileo'

"If he is a man of honor in one thing, he is that in all things"
- Raymond Chandler

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"
  - Hunter S. Thompson

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old"
- Bill Clinton

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
- G. H. Hardy


"I see no reason for recording the obvious" - Edward Weston

"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."  - Sydney J. Harris

"Campus politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small"
- Henry Kissinger


"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time" - T. S. Elliot

"A good reputation is more valuable than money"
- Publilius Syrus

"There's no such thing as a free lunch"
- Paul Mallon

"You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have,
for instance" - Franklin P. Jones

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough" - Lao Tsu

"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing
of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur
of this life" - Albert Camus

"Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better" - Edgar W. Howe

The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn
like fabulous yellow Roman candles.
        -- Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"

Never appeal to a man's "better nature."  He may not have one.
Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.
        -- Lazarus Long

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there - I wonder if they're dry?
- Spike Milligan

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#2 30 Mar 2008 02:39

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Re: Quotations

"A government large enough to give you everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson

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#3 24 Oct 2008 17:09

cb77305
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 24 Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Re: Quotations

Simon Sheppard wrote:

Most of the reference pages end with a short quotation, (sometimes even with a vague connection to the topic)
Here's a few more below... Do feel free to add any other good quotes you have to this thread - I'll use it for ideas when adding new pages.


The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom but to set a limit to infinite error
- Bertolt Brecht 'Life of Galileo'

"If he is a man of honor in one thing, he is that in all things"
- Raymond Chandler

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"
  - Hunter S. Thompson

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old"
- Bill Clinton

"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that."
- G. H. Hardy


"I see no reason for recording the obvious" - Edward Weston

"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."  - Sydney J. Harris

"Campus politics are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small"
- Henry Kissinger


"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time" - T. S. Elliot

"A good reputation is more valuable than money"
- Publilius Syrus

"There's no such thing as a free lunch"
- Paul Mallon

"You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have,
for instance" - Franklin P. Jones

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough" - Lao Tsu

"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing
of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur
of this life" - Albert Camus

"Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better" - Edgar W. Howe

The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn
like fabulous yellow Roman candles.
        -- Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"

Never appeal to a man's "better nature."  He may not have one.
Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.
        -- Lazarus Long

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there - I wonder if they're dry?
- Spike Milligan

The utility of any motor vehicle is the measure of how easily you may use it to bring home a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood.
                -- Steve Marshall

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#4 19 Dec 2008 00:26

AbenakiMan
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From: Dallas, Texas
Registered: 18 Dec 2008
Posts: 3

Re: Quotations

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has it's limits.  -- Albert Einstein


"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." --Albert Einstein

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#5 19 Dec 2008 21:02

robotmachine
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From: California, USA
Registered: 11 Aug 2008
Posts: 6

Re: Quotations

"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov

"I wrote an ad for Apple Computer: 'Macintosh - We might not get everything right, but at least we knew the century was going to end.'" - Douglas Adams


Ég gaf ykkur von sem varð að vonbrigðum.. þetta er ágætis byrjun.

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#6 20 Mar 2009 00:56

*SCRIPTER*
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Registered: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 48
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Re: Quotations

"If all racist were color blind then perhaps those racist would realize their ways"

"Men learn from their mistakes as wise men learn from the mistakes of others"
"Sadly this is only second hand experience."

"Silence is golden but duct tape is silver"

Last edited by *SCRIPTER* (02 Apr 2009 08:02)


Batch files are the cancer we die with not of.

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#7 30 Aug 2009 03:14

Ludd
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Registered: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Re: Quotations

The more sophisticated our communications technology, the less able we are to communicate. Prime examples:
•  Automated telephone answering service numbers.
•  Web searches that answer queries about equipment problems by taking you to sites that want to sell you more equipment or give you "the best deal".


Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.

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#8 20 Sep 2009 20:24

Ludd
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Registered: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Re: Quotations

Question on a management skills questionaire:

"[ ]    Can win an argument on a subject you know nothing about. ":rolleyes:

From a Sermon  on "Words of Wisdom" i heard this morning.

Last edited by Ludd (20 Sep 2009 20:28)


Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.

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#9 04 Nov 2009 20:16

John C. Edmundson
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Registered: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 1

Re: Quotations

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt.

The only people who never make a mistake are the people who never do anything.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

No man is above the law, and no man is below it.

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#10 20 Jan 2010 04:35

paul holland
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Registered: 20 Jan 2010
Posts: 1

Re: Quotations

simon i have just discovered your site. I hate most sites but yours is a pleasure to use.
I like your taste in quotes and offer this one as a generic answer for your posters.
"All you have to do is hit the right keys at the right
time and the instrument plays itself."
                Johann Sebastian Bach
While we still have keyboards!
PS Andre Previn should have told Eric Morecambe

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#11 20 Jan 2010 10:19

Chimaera
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Registered: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 134

Re: Quotations

Heres one i thought was usefull


The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

    - Emile Zola (1840-1902)


And one ive always thought true to life

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

    - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Last edited by Chimaera (20 Jan 2010 10:22)

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#12 24 May 2011 05:29

johnco
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From: Greenwich, London England
Registered: 24 May 2011
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Re: Quotations

I love those quotes ! smile

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#13 31 May 2011 01:27

Ludd
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Registered: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Re: Quotations

Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result each time.
Insanity is caused by doing the same thing over again and getting a different result each time.


Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.

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#14 31 May 2011 01:28

Ludd
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Registered: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Re: Quotations

Thank God I am an atheist!


Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.

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