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serious quote - a favorite

Post#1 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:46 am

"...It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out where the strong stumbled, or how the doer could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena, his face marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and falls short again and again: there is not effort without failure.

But he who tries, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, at best knows the triumph of achievement, and at the worst fails while daring. His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Post#2 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:21 pm

Along those same lines....

"Do or do not. There is no try."
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:25 pm

Swingdancr wrote:Along those same lines....

"Do or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda


My 10th grade math teacher had that plastered on the wall in the classroom.

I still failed, it didn't work :lol: .

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Post#4 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:28 pm

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

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Post#5 » Thu May 17, 2007 8:37 am

halmcgee wrote:In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Re: serious quote - a favorite

Post#6 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:46 pm

"In driving, there is a fine line between spirited & stupid."

Ken Yarrow
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Post#7 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:22 pm

bntoples wrote:"In driving, there is a fine line between spirited & stupid."

Ken Yarrow


"Problem is, more people drive stupid than spirited."

Josh Hankins in response to Ken Yarrow at Tapoco Lodge
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Post#8 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:29 pm

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

Or my other favorite:

"I drank what?" - Socrates
"I drank what?" - Socrates

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Post#9 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:44 pm

Luck is where preparation & opportunity meet. Cale Yarborough, after beating Richard Petty in the Daytona 500.
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Post#10 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:04 pm

$ do=true
$ $do || do=$do ; try
try: command not found

see, there is no try.

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Post#11 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Old Russian saying about the differences between Capitalism and Communism.

"In Capitalism, man exploits man. In Communism it is just the opposite."
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Post#12 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:48 pm

"I hear you are changing the zoning law to prevent the festival. I hear you don't like the looks of the kids who are working at the site. I hear you don't like their lifestyle. I hear you don't like they are against the war and say so very loudly.......I don't particularly like the looks of some of those kids either. I don't particularly like their lifestyle, especially the drugs and free love. And I don't like what some of them are saying about our government. However, if I know my American history, tens of thousands of Americans in uniform gave their lives in war after war just so those kids would have the freedom to do exactly what they are doing. That's what this country is all about, and I'm not going to let you throw them out of our Town just because you don't like their dress or their hair or the way they live or what they believe. This is America and they are going to have their festival."

Max Yasgur, addressing the Bethel, NY, town board, prior to the Woodstock Music and Art Festival of 1969

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Post#13 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:00 pm

"I'll leave you with this - Please be kind." ~ Mickey Hart, Soldier Field, July 5 2015

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