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Old 10 June 2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Sayings, quotes and anecdotes

Guys,
Last week there were two threads started, one by subtona (Gus) and one by Darmapow (Darren) about quotes and advice. Gus wants quotes made by a TRF member in a post that is funny and meaningful.
Darren's post was for the best advice you ever had.
I posted in both threads that I had hundreds of quotes, sayings and anecdotes and was considering starting a thread for such and received several positive responses.
Darren and Gus, I don't want to step on your toes as this thread is close to yours but for this one how about anyone just posting any favorite sayings, quotes or anecdotes.
I started my collection of these some fourteen years ago while I was going through my divorce. Some make me laugh, some make me cry and all of them make me think a bit.
Some of them can not be shared here for various reasons but I have hundreds that I'd love to put out there. Some are only a word or two, some take up an entire page (I won't post those).
I'll start with two that I had in my locker at the PD. If this thread goes stale after a day or two I'll revive it with another one of mine... Let em rip guys...

Strive mightly

Success is in the way you walk the paths of life each day and the things you say. Success is not in getting rich or rising high to fame. It's not alone in winning goals, which all men hope to claim. Success is being big of heart and broad in mind, it's being faithful to your friends and to the stranger kind. It's in the children whom you love and all they learn from you. Success depends on character and everything you do.
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Old 10 June 2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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No amount of success can compensate for failure in the home
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Old 10 June 2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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No amount of success can compensate for failure in the home
Great one Bill, how true!
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Old 10 June 2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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Here's one about humility and our place in the universe, that's always resonated with me.

'Babe Ruth died and they still play baseball'
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Old 10 June 2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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I always liked this one, Tim.....

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." (Albert Einstein)
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Old 10 June 2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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3 of my favorites

"Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower.
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"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"
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“Every atom in your body comes from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than the atoms in your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about the universe:
You are all stardust.
You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matters for evolution, weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created by stars.
So forget *****. Stars died so you could live.”
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Old 10 June 2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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Old 10 June 2013, 06:35 PM   #8
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Old 10 June 2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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Geat guys, this is exactly what I was thinking of, here's another one of mine.

Capture the moment, whoever you are. None of us will be here forever.
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Old 10 June 2013, 08:50 PM   #10
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If you pay peanuts - expect a monkey.
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It always just says "now"
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On
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Old 10 June 2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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Go for it, this time around isn't a dress rehersal.

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Old 10 June 2013, 11:21 PM   #12
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Old 11 June 2013, 12:39 AM   #13
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If you pay peanuts - expect a monkey.
Monkey is £500 round our way so Deal!
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Old 11 June 2013, 01:16 AM   #14
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Old 11 June 2013, 01:20 AM   #15
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Here is a little saying I passed onto my team at work
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Old 11 June 2013, 01:42 AM   #16
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Hahaha excellent. Very Clever.
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It always just says "now"
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On
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Old 11 June 2013, 02:50 AM   #17
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Old 11 June 2013, 03:20 AM   #18
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"Who are you and how did you get in here?"

"I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith."--Leslie Nielsen

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"The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive."--John Sladek
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Old 11 June 2013, 04:16 AM   #19
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My saying: thinking will not overcome fear, but action will -W. Clement Stone

My quote : There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything, I feel it though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses. It transcends the senses. -Gandhi

My anecdote: Never confuse movement with action -Hemingway
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Old 11 June 2013, 04:18 AM   #20
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My saying: thinking will not overcome fear, but action will -W. Clement Stone

My quote : There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything, I feel it though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses. It transcends the senses. -Gandhi

My anecdote: Never confuse movement with action -Hemingway
Good ones Paul.
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Old 11 June 2013, 04:27 AM   #21
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"There is no reality except in action. Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself, he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing else than his life."--Jean-Paul Sartre
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Old 11 June 2013, 06:19 AM   #22
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Thanks Tim!

Very practical quote Grady, i believe what man leaves behind may indeed be his experiences and actions but "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" -Aristotle
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Always carry emergency money in your wallet.
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Old 11 June 2013, 06:38 AM   #24
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"he who fart in church, sit in own pew"
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Always carry emergency money in your wallet.
My Dad always said keep a "C" Note in your wallet for emergencies. Not to long ago I was travelling along I-5 up north by the Oregon border and was getting low on gas. It was a long way to get to the next station so I stopped in Yreka, CA. The power was out and they would not take credit cards. They would take a "C" Note and gave me change.

A lot of wisdom by Matt “Eric” Helm, by Donald Hamilton has kept me out of trouble

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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer,
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration,
I will face my fear; I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain!

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