Your Favorite Quotes and Proverbs

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  1. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” Harry Truman

    "When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise."
    Proverbs 10:19
     
  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    There is only one angle at which you can stand straight
    but there are a multitude of angles at which you can fall
     
  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Show me a good loser
    and I'll show you a loser
     
  4. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Suck it up Buttercup.


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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    "Never attribute to malice what can be explained adequately by stupidity." (Hanlon's Razor)
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Jealousy is like cancer of the mind. (Note: You can't make that up, and I didn't :).
     
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  7. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    “If you're gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.”

    ― John Grisham, The Testament
     
  8. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Why is there never enough time to do it right!
    But always enough time to do it over!

    This was kept above my father's desk, in a frame, in big bold black letters.
    He supervised the line of finishers at a shoe factory for over 30 years.

    tp
     
  9. speedster

    speedster Well-Known Member

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. --unknown
     
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  10. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Illegitimi non carborundum or don't let the bastards get you down. This was on a wall at a friends medical practice. How true it is. :)
     
  11. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.
    --Proverbs 3: 3

    If it ain't fun, don't do it.
    If you have to do it, make it fun!
    --My Grandfather (he said this so often someone at work had it made into a plaque for him as a gift).
     
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  12. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite movies is the Cohn Brother's Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

    Here is one of my favorite exchanges.
    "Delmar O'Donnell : You work for the railroad, Grampa?

    Blind Seer : I work for no man.

    Delmar O'Donnell : Got a name, do you?

    Blind Seer : I have no name.

    Ulysses Everett McGill : Well, that right there may be the reason you've had difficulty findin' gainful employment. You see, in the mart of competitive commerce... "
     
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  13. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Don't get me started on OBWAT. I'd be hard pressed to find a line in there that isn't quotable ;)
     
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  14. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    "Do not seek the treasure", "we thought you was a toad"...….:D
     
  15. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, that to speak and remove all doubt.
     
  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    16th POTUS said that one, right?
     
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  17. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    It’s been attributed to Lincoln, but also to Mark Twain so I’m not sure who actually said it.
     
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  18. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    "Everyone's gotta do what they do best." -- my father (deceased)

    Used only in a pejorative way such as when explaining why someone is being unnecessarily difficult.
     
  19. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    "Of course it's Pete... Look at him!"
    "Gopher, Everett?"
     
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  20. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    Good movie, good music!

    While we're on the subject of movie quotes, I've always liked, and sometimes have used, the quote by Strother Martin (The prison "Captain"), in the movie "Cool Hand Luke." When you're reading it, inject a bit of accent and drawl into it.

    "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

    Link to this scene in the movie (Youtube)
     
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