Wise Quotes n phrases

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by cog41, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts....no idea who said it
     
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  2. dfreybur

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    There's an even harsher version of this by Harlan Ellison who is a science fiction author well known for irritating others -

    You're not entitled to your own opinion. You're only entitled to your own informed opinion.

    When I encounter people who make statements out the wrong end of their anatomy (myself included once I figure it out) I remember Ellison's saying and try to just smile.
     
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  3. Bloke

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    This made me smile

    You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

    -- Anne Lamott
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    Good one.
     
  5. cog41

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    "The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money."~~~~~James Madison

    "Americans have the advantage of being armed-unlike those of other countries whose governments are afraid of trusting the people with arms."~~~~~James Madison
     
  6. Brother JC

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    "Live light, travel light, spread the light, be the light." - tea bag tag
     
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  7. Ripcord22A

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    "Knees in the breeze, may the wind be light and all your landings be soft!" Chaplain to Paratroopers before a jump at FtBragg NC

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  8. Companion Joe

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    "If you don't want the truth, don't ask me a question. If you want something sugar coated, go buy some M&Ms."
    "The people you call 'try hard' today are the same people you will call 'boss' in the future."
    Me to my students.
     
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  9. cog41

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    "When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles."---Horace Walpole
     
  10. Travelling Man91

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    "You don't get to be old by being no fool, thats why a lot of young wise men are dead"

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  11. Don.riney

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    "One of the most dangerous phrases ever uttered is 'we've always done it this way'" ~ my wife.

    She is an EH&S and quality control person in the aviation industry. She came home seething one day about a bad process and said this. it stuck with me.

    there are many precursors to this. One of the most notable, Grace Murray Hopper
     
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  12. Warrior1256

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    I've heard this a few times since I became Master of my lodge, lol.
     
  13. CLewey44

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    A humorous "quote" I had thought of one day was "If you call someone or use the word 'pretentious' you yourself are pretentious."

    There is the obvious humor and then the fact that the joke is really on me. :confused:
     
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  14. LK600

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    "I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Edward E. Hale

    "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller
     
  15. Bloke

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    One of my favs which is so applicable to Lodge and Freemasonry is

    "It is better to encourage than admonish"
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  16. Scoops

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    "Today's mistake becomes tomorrow's tradition" - our lodge DC

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