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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014645 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 2:14 AM

I was sure we had at least one thread dedicated to quotations, but a number of searches turned up 0.

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.

-Joan Churton Collins

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uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 2:15 AM

Sheep, help you sleep Smile

mikesavage
mikesavage  12234 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 2:37 AM

Talking about quotations, I've been trying to track down one which I think came from a Roman general & lamented the fact that every time he & his men were making progress they were reorganised & reshuffled by the powers-that-be. I think it began "We toiled hard..."

Anybody know who said it, or can give me the full quote?

User_Removed
22 Feb 2008 - 5:09 AM

...my fav` is by Noam Chomsky...

..."not only do the people not know... they do not know they do not know"...

...but it does`nt seem to be on the list of his quote`s here!?!

bigufe
bigufe  9173 forum posts
22 Feb 2008 - 5:58 AM

Ronald Reagan, what a funny guy!

"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"

"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret."

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency — even if I'm in a Cabinet meeting."

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement."

"My fellow Americans. I'm pleased to announce that I've signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes." –joking during a mike check before his Saturday radio broadcast

"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

keith selmes
22 Feb 2008 - 9:00 AM


Quote: I've been trying to track down one which I think came from a Roman general & lamented the fact that every time he & his men were making progress they were reorganised & reshuffled by the powers-that-be. I think it began "We toiled hard..."

Allegedly by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, satirist, and aide to Nero.

Attributed to Petronius by Robert Townsend, 'Up The Organization' 1970

Probably originated on a barrack room wall in Germany after 1945

First published in 1957

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.” - Charlton Ogburn, pp. 32-33, “Merrill’s Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure,” Harper’s Magazine, January 1957

Sources Here and Here

Charlton Ogburn

Last Modified By keith selmes at 22 Feb 2008 - 9:03 AM
wipka84
wipka84  643 forum posts England
22 Feb 2008 - 9:15 AM

I like this one. It works too, although sometimes I forget to use it.

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt. -Samuel Johnson

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 9:19 AM

"Mmmmmmmm - That IS a tasty Burger"

Jules - Pulp Fiction

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 9:20 AM

"DRINK - ARSE - FECK - GIRLS"

and

"That would be an ecumenical matter"

Father Jack of Father Ted fame

Last Modified By ade_mcfade at 22 Feb 2008 - 9:21 AM
Geoffphoto
22 Feb 2008 - 9:35 AM

"This is it. I've reached the pinnacle of laziness and gluttony... How depressing. There's no place to go after you've reached the top."


Garfield !!

Last Modified By Geoffphoto at 22 Feb 2008 - 9:35 AM
Dave_Collier
22 Feb 2008 - 10:45 AM

Light travels faster than sound.

That is why some people appear to be quite bright untill you hear them speak!

WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 11:03 AM

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important"


Bill Gates.
...in Inderpendent on Sunday 12 October 1997 "For the Record"

Smile

Last Modified By WelshKiwi at 22 Feb 2008 - 11:03 AM
FatHandedChap
22 Feb 2008 - 11:56 AM

"Boys, be ambitious! Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man ought to be."

Dr William S Clark - Dean of Sapporo Agricultural College 1876

MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91067 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 12:08 PM

You either believe you can or you believe you can't, either way you will be right.

Henry Ford

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225751 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2008 - 12:29 PM


Quote: You either believe you can or you believe you can't, either way you will be right.

Henry Ford

I must remember that!

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