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Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 1:55:52 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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I did a search and found a most famous quotes of the 20th century thread, but not a more personal one. Apart from "boob quotes" but I didn't dare look in that thread...

Anyway, since the 21st century is entering its 13th year (or 12th, depending on how accurate you want to be about when the century started OLD ARGUMENT) I thought I'd kick start some nice quoting from any time, not just 100 years that ended 13 years ago...

I recently heard one that I rather liked, from "Stormin'" Norman Schwarzkopf, talking about Operation Desert Storm. Asked how it had gone so well, he defined the difference between involvement and commitment.

quote:

To understand the difference between commitment and involvement you need look no further than your egg and bacon breakfast. The chicken has involvement but the pig has commitment.


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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 2:30:33 PM   
horribleives

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

I did a search and found a most famous quotes of the 20th century thread, but not a more personal one. Apart from "boob quotes" but I didn't dare look in that thread...

Anyway, since the 21st century is entering its 13th year (or 12th, depending on how accurate you want to be about when the century started OLD ARGUMENT) I thought I'd kick start some nice quoting from any time, not just 100 years that ended 13 years ago...

I recently heard one that I rather liked, from "Stormin'" Norman Schwarzkopf, talking about Operation Desert Storm. Asked how it had gone so well, he defined the difference between involvement and commitment.

quote:

To understand the difference between commitment and involvement you need look no further than your egg and bacon breakfast. The chicken has involvement but the pig has commitment.



Wouldn't that argument be 14th versus 13th? If you think the century started in 2000 then we're now in the 14th year of it, if you're in the 2001 camp then we're in the 13th.

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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 4:24:50 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 5:49:11 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 5:53:42 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 6:07:23 PM   
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If we're gonna bring Big Al into it:

He don't know if he's breathing or taking it in through fucking gills, he is that fucking cunt-struck.

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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 6:31:54 PM   
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As for real life ones:

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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 6:43:10 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 7:21:50 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 9:22:59 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 14/1/2013 9:25:06 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 1:29:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mister Coe


To Be Is To Do - Socrate

To Do Is To Be - Sartre

Do Be Do Be Do - Sinatra






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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 2:57:30 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:02:47 PM   
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“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~William Shakespeare

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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:37:55 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:41:55 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:51:30 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:53:24 PM   
shool


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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 9:58:35 PM   
shool


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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 10:18:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain.


I love this.

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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 10:24:05 PM   
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Mark Twain had some great quotes. My favourite of his:

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 10:32:30 PM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 15/1/2013 10:35:37 PM   
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quote:

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"I'm not exactly the kind of person who doesn't know to handle himself"

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Bane

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RE: Quotes I Love - 16/1/2013 5:49:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq


quote:

ORIGINAL: matty_b
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain.


I love this.


seconded



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RE: Quotes I Love - 16/1/2013 7:42:32 AM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 17/1/2013 1:49:48 AM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 17/1/2013 5:05:44 AM   
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RE: Quotes I Love - 17/1/2013 12:34:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

Mark Twain had some great quotes. My favourite of his:

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”



This is my favourite:


"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."


Mark Twain




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RE: Quotes I Love - 17/1/2013 1:09:14 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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quote:

ORIGINAL: pocketrocket


quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

Mark Twain had some great quotes. My favourite of his:

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”



This is my favourite:


"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."


Mark Twain






Takes one to know one!

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RE: Quotes I Love - 17/1/2013 1:42:02 PM   
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