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Author Topic: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)  (Read 5208 times)

I D Shukhov

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Solzhenitsyn on evil
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2012, 05:04:05 am »
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
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I D Shukhov

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Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool. - Napoleon
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2012, 10:33:52 am »
Except on the weekends.  :)

Also, some extra sleep would be advisable before deciding to invade Russia.

« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 07:21:40 am by I D Shukhov »
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2012, 02:23:36 am »
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When people tell you things, always assume that the exact opposite is a distinct possibility and hedge yourself accordingly.

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People will always do the exact opposite of what you tell them, unless you allow for this ahead of time, in which case they will do as they damn well please.

- Don Lancaster

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2012, 09:22:24 am »
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2018, 04:33:25 am »
Old BBS maxim.....

1) Do not offend.

2) Do not be easily offended.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2018, 06:08:46 am »
You are where you eat.
Brawndo. It's got what plants crave.