What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

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There are various quotes or sayings that I have heard or read during the course of my life, that have captured my attention. Some of these have even influenced my life in some way. One of my favorites is: "What is Honor? Honor is what no man can give you, and what no man can take away. Honor is a man's gift to himself." What is your favorite Quote or Saying?
 
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On the lighter side:D

When in doubt throttle out ----

Drive it like you stole it---

Be careful for what you wish for---
 
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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
 
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Here is a couple off the top of my head...

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Jesus, John 15:13

"Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all"
Hamlet in "Hamlet" Shakespeare

"Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the dogs of war"
Marc Anthony in "Julius Caesar" Shakespeare

"I'm a Mog, half man, half dog, I'm my own best friend!"
John Candy (Barf) "Space Balls"

"It's just a flesh wound!"
Monty Python & Holy Grail

"I am your Density"
McFly sr. in "Back to the Future II"

GREAT TOPIC!!!! :D
David
 
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Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Spose it would translate

Look after the cents and the dollars will take care of themselves:)
 
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Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Spose it would translate

Look after the cents and the dollars will take care of themselves:)

We call them penny's too!

I very often say "Penny wise, Pound foolish", typically about someone in USA Government!!!

David
 
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One of my VERY Favorites...

From Shakespeare's Henry V, 1598:


KING HENRY V:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Now THAT is a peptalk!
:thumbsup:
David
 
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A** grass or cash. No one rides for free
 
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Some of mine:

"Chance rewards the prepared mind"

"A body in motion stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest"

"Everything has a place and everything in its place"

"Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy"

And..... "When daddy is happy everyone is happy"
 
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The quotes that get me through every day ....

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing!" H. Simpson

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time." D. Toretto

Of course Brother Jimmy tweaked the last quote into a more appropriate "I live my life a Quarter Pounder at a time!" :)
 
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Here's just a couple

"George Washington and his soldiers didn't stain the snow of Valley Forge with blood, sweat and tears to create a politician's paradise." Vance Havner

"Talent is God-given, be humble. Fame is man-given, be grateful. Conceit is self-given, be careful." John Wooden
 
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Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
It's easier to seek forgiveness than permission.
There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to fix it.

And another from Henry V - this one's about the responsibility that goes with the pep talk. On the eve of battle King Henry V goes secretly amongst his own soldiers and is challenged by two of them about the morality of going to war:

King Henry: I dare say you love him not so ill to wish him here alone, howsoever you speak this to feel other men痴 minds. Methinks I could not die any where so contented as in the king痴 company, his cause being just and his quarrel honourable.
William: That痴 more than we know.
Bates: Ay, or more than we should seek after; for we know enough if we know we are the king痴 subjects. If his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes the crime of it out of us.
William: But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make; when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in a battle, shall join together at the latter day, and cry all, 糎e died at such a place; some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it, whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection.
 
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"She purrs like a kitty in a milk parlor"

"She runs out like a thief on a Saturday Night"

"If brains where dynamite you couldn't blow you nose"

"Made in America ... China Alabama"

"Made in America ... Taiwan Mississippi"

"You saddled that pony ... now ride it"
 
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my Granddad always told me: "if you don't want to do something for the rest of your life,
don't do it the first time". i have used that one a lot over the years, now my kids use it
on occasion.
heehaw
 
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This saying I developed many years ago while contracting and working around the executives in the major office buildings. I observed the gentlemen who had power worn basic watchs. At the other end of the scale are people who are trying to impress you and they have a watch on that is 3/4" thick and it has 1 million swirling gears.


The complexity of a man,s watch is inversely proportional to his success.


Craig Clayton
 
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I am fairly well known for saying this when someone gets hurt "that will feel pretty [email protected]!! good when it quits hurtin".
 
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My grandfather would always thank someone by saying "You're a gentleman and a scholar and your generosity is only exceeded by my good looks". I smile and think of him every time a say it.
 
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Well slap my p thing and send me to sea in a submarine:laughing:.
And my favorite,
Anyone can urinate on the floor but, it takes a real hero to defficate on the celling :ashamed:.
 
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F___ em if they can't take a joke.
 
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What?.....Me Worry? Alfred E. Newman
 
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"Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains." - Winston Churchill
 
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Well slap my p thing and send me to sea in a submarine:laughing:.

Hey Now!

We submarine folks are course and tend to foul language, excessive drinking and a wide variety of other sins! We might think that one is funny!

David
 
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F___ em if they can't take a joke.

Or Joke em if they can't take a F#@^

I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people
Jack Handy deep thoughts
 
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This one is my newest favorite...

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Winston Churchill

Personally I have a motto "Semper Gumby" that I learned years ago from some Marine friend. In my family at least it means "Always Flexible"...


On my Subamarine we had a saying "BOHICA" as in "Bend Over Here It Comes Again"... It is right up there with FUBAR, REMF, Blue Falcon, and at least one more I can't recall at the moment... Classic military terms.

The only one I believe I made up, and I use it often, is "I'll burn that bridge when I come to it"... I believe hat one is self explanatory! :laughing:
 
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I was built for comfort not speed.
The sooner you get behind the more time you have to catch up.
 
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My favorite:

"Remember, No man is a failure who has friends".....(Clarence the Angel, It's a wonderfull Life)

My Dad's:

"When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep is your downfall"

and

"Too much month left at the end of the money"


What a great thread..:thumbsup:
 
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Stomp a mudhole in you backside and walk it dry

Colder than a mother-in-laws love
 
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All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.


Clarence Darrow


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chucko said:
Stomp a mudhole in you backside and walk it dry


Or. Stomp one big enough to hunt ducks off of
 
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Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.


My fathers favorite saying, " A man is only as good as his word"
 
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One TBN's sig that reads;

"The good lord sure loved stupid people as he made a lot of them"

One of my peeves;
"Not in my job description"

(When I owned a small company, job description included
"------and whatever job management may delegate")
 
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I THINK I saw the following in a photo of a helmet. The helmet and wearer of same were in Viet Nam.

Yea though I walk through the valley of death,
I will fear no evil.
For I am the baddest M... F.... in the valley.

:D

I follow the following saying from my Granny. :thumbsup:

Waste not, want not.

If you do not have anything nice to say then do not say anything at all.

She had many more but I use these two often. The later one, daily. :laughing:

Later,
Dan
 
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My dads fav. saying (claims he invented it :)) "Life is what you make of it"

Mine-"Your gonna need a bigger boat"
 
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My dads fav. saying (claims he invented it :)) "Life is what you make of it"

Mine-"Your gonna need a bigger boat"

You Dad will have to duke it out with Eleanor Roosevelt for credit on that one. ;)

My Dad always hated procrastination, so his favourite is, "Do it, then it's done". I'm sure it's his own. We all laugh at him when he uses it, but now my kids are starting to use it. Funny
 
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Great thread!! Here are a few that I've tried to live by...

From my Dad,... "Use your head."

From Gordon B. Hinckley... "Fix it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." I'm sure he's not the first to say it, but he's the one I heard it from.

From Kazadi Muzungai, political exile from the former Zaire and old my college roomate... "There's no such thing as doing your fair share. There will always be someone doing more and someone doing less. I choose to be the one doing more."

The one I always tell my kids... "Do what you can do first. Then worry about what you can't do."

One last thought that I like to remember... "Tragedy is what happens to me. Comedy is what happens to you."
 
 
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