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    Your Favourite Saying, Quote or Proverb Part 2

    I was just pondering some of my favourite quotes, had a quick search, discovered not surprisingly this topic has been visited before but since the thread was so old I thought I'd start a new one. And besides sequels can be fun.

    So what's your favourite saying, quote or proverbs?
    To kick it off my fav is:

    "I like deadlines. I like the swooshing sound they make as they fly past." Douglas Adams

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    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozone88 View Post
    "I like deadlines. I like the swooshing sound they make as they fly past." Douglas Adams
    Hah, I've always liked that one, but you have to be him to get away with that, I have to meet my deadlines.

    I like:

    "Before criticising someone walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you criticise them you'll be a mile away an have their shoes'.

    It's 530 people, but do you really get it?
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    I don't have the exact saying, but the paraphrasing is

    "Each person only has so much time left on the earth. Anytime they spend singing stops the clock"
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    Each was given a bag of tools,
    An unhewn rock, a book of rules.
    Each had to make ere life had flown,
    A stumbling block or stepping stone.

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    Ack, so many...

    "Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

    "He who binds to himself a joy,
    Doth the winged life destroy"

    "It's either fortune or fame.
    You must choose one or the other,
    though neither of them are to be what they claim."

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    - Who ever said you was one?"
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    "if you get gloomy just
    take an hour off and sit
    and think how
    much better this world
    is than hell
    of course it won t cheer
    you up much if
    you expect to go there"

    -certain maxims of archie, from Archie and Mehitabel (Don Marquis).
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    My Favorite Proverb is
    "Take Calculated Risk. This is quite different from being rash".


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    "This thing is hunting us...all of us.."
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    Have you tried turning it off and on again
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    @NetNerd - I.T Crowd is great, not so sure about the new series, a bit hit and miss with me - I do enjoy Moss' lines though such as:

    "I don't think I'd flourish in a prison environment"

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    "Nobody can go back and start new begning, But Anybody can start today and make a new ending"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetNerd85 View Post
    Roy from the IT Crowd or any other IT worker in the past 20 years.
    I laugh so much when Roy says this line. The first time I heard him say it I was literally in stitches, my stomach hurt so bad from laughing. It's so true!

    "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
    - Charlie Chaplin

    "It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
    - Somerset Maugham

    And there is a whole book of motivational quotes I have too! I love quotes!

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    Wow, that Somerset Maugham quote rocks!

    This one is just plain fascinating to me:
    "It's easy to admire uncompromising men, but our ability to compromise is exactly what makes us noble"
    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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