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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Haruko » 2011-06-03 07:30pm

"Everybody lies... every day, every hour, awake, asleep, in his dreams, in his joy, in his mourning. If he keeps his tongue still his hands, his feet, his eyes, his attitude will convey deception."
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Eternal_Freedom » 2011-07-15 07:09am

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Panzersharkcat » 2011-07-28 06:48pm

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions

Postby StarSword » 2011-07-29 02:01pm

Murphy's Laws of Combat wrote:
  • Odd objects attract fire. You are odd.
  • Friendly fire isn't, suppressive fire isn't, and recoilless rifles aren't.
  • If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.
  • Don't look for the bullet with your name on it. Look for the shrapnel addressed to "Occupant".
  • When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.


(There's lots more at http://www.military-quotes.com/murphy.htm.)
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby StarSword » 2011-07-29 11:15pm

A more serious contribution than my last post.

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Phantasee » 2011-08-02 12:39pm

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Dominus Atheos » 2011-08-05 12:46am

This quote is making the rounds on liberal blogs lately.

Family PAC Federal Vice President Sandy Rios, on Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 wrote:“Is the White House out of their mind? Does the West Wing not know what the left wing is doing? We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?”
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Rogue 9 » 2011-08-13 03:52pm

I do believe I suggested the current quote sometime way back when. In fact...
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Omeganian » 2011-09-16 03:23am

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(сначала из Советского Союза вышел я, а потом все остальные.)
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby TithonusSyndrome » 2011-09-16 08:00pm

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Phantasee » 2011-10-13 03:39am

"The UN wasn't created to take mankind into paradise, but rather to save humanity from hell." - Dag Hammarskjöld
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Omeganian » 2011-10-14 07:32am

"When there is a dispute between two small nations, the UN steps in and the dispute disappears. When there is a dispute between a small nation and a large nation, the UN steps in and the small nation disappears. When there is a dispute between two large nations, the UN disappears."

Kenneth Rogoff (calling it "an old quip" http://www.project-syndicate.org/commen ... 19/English)
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Flagg » 2011-10-14 07:39am

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Panzersharkcat » 2011-10-28 09:56pm

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Haruko » 2012-01-27 05:29am

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?"
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Darth Tedious » 2012-03-02 02:58am

What film was Ebert reviewing when he said that 'cult' line?
I can only think context would make it even better...
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Darth Holbytlan » 2012-03-02 09:02pm

Google is your friend. Though it's not really that illuminating, to be honest.

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Postby DPDarkPrimus » 2012-03-02 09:13pm

Darth Tedious wrote:What film was Ebert reviewing when he said that 'cult' line?
I can only think context would make it even better...


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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Darth Tedious » 2012-03-03 06:21pm

Darth Holbytlan wrote:Google is your friend. Though it's not really that illuminating, to be honest.

I was then, and am now, on a mobile device. Your link takes me to a blank page of Google. I wasn't just asking because I'm a Google-phobe. :P
I'll just wait until I get back to my 'puter.
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Darth Holbytlan » 2012-03-03 11:52pm

Darth Tedious wrote:I was then, and am now, on a mobile device. Your link takes me to a blank page of Google. I wasn't just asking because I'm a Google-phobe. :P
I'll just wait until I get back to my 'puter.

I'm pretty sure Google has a mobile site (m.google.com). Or you could read DPDarkPrimus's post, which also answered your question.

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Phantasee » 2012-03-10 10:44am

Or you could stop being a cunt.

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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Haruko » 2012-03-13 04:28am

"I am glad to see you not so wanting in courage as in sense. But courage without conduct is the virtue of a robber, or a tyrant."
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Zaune » 2012-03-22 10:32pm

"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and the thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own; for the children, and the children yet unborn."
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Rogue 9 » 2012-05-10 03:48pm

I must take issue with Dr. Freud on this one. Without civilization, there is liberty only for those strong enough to secure it for themselves.
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Re: Quote of the Week suggestions and feedback

Postby Formless » 2012-08-13 01:29pm

Since the quote hasn't changed in over a week, I went out and found some good ones by Mark Twain:

Mark Twain wrote:
  • A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
  • A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
  • All right, then, I'll go to hell.
  • No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
  • Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
  • Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
  • The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
  • The Public is merely a multiplied "me."
  • There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
  • Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
  • Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
  • We [Americans] have the best government that money can buy.
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