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Title: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: The Gorn on September 24, 2011, 06:25:53 am
I am introducing a Quote of the Day thread as an experiment.

The idea is simple. Post a memorable quote that you find interesting or provocative to this thread. Two or more quotes in the same day are fine.

Rules:

1) To keep it clean, NO COMMENTARY in this thread. Start a new thread with commentary on any quote that you want to comment on.

2) Title each new post with as terse a title as possible. A single word or a phrase of up to (say) five words without giving away the quote.
Title: Change and Irrelevance
Post by: The Gorn on September 24, 2011, 06:27:52 am
I don't know what the source material is, but I found this quote on several blogs today. It is particularly true for IT.

Quote
If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.

—General Eric Shinseki, former Chief of Staff of the Army
Title: Time and Age
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 01, 2011, 01:03:55 pm
Quote from: Russian Proverb
In youth, the years are long and the days are short.  In old age, the years are short and the days are long.
Title: About the soul
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 02, 2011, 11:26:10 am
Quote from: C.S. Lewis
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
Title: How to be wise
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 03, 2011, 02:45:21 pm
Quote from: Sam Levenson
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

Title: Christianity Today
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 03, 2011, 11:39:44 pm
Quote from: Daniel Darling
But Jesus said that Christians would always be a minority. True Christianity won't be cool. And in our search to be loved by the world, I think we lose something. We lose authenticity.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 05, 2011, 02:13:58 am
Quote from: Chris Christie
Now is not my time.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 06, 2011, 04:49:36 am
Quote from: Poster in a demonstration
The collapse of civilization looks like this.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 07, 2011, 03:12:31 am
Quote from: Steve Jobs
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Title: On buying new smartphones
Post by: expat on October 07, 2011, 05:10:02 am
Quote from: Henry David Thoreau
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Title: The Meek Shall Inherit...
Post by: The Gorn on October 14, 2011, 12:28:30 pm
Quote from: J. Paul Getty
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Origisaurus on October 14, 2011, 06:11:13 pm
Quote from: Golda Meir
Don't be humble, you're not that great.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 24, 2011, 04:49:46 am
Quote from: Einstain
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler than that.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: I D Shukhov on October 26, 2011, 04:14:47 am
Quote from: William James
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on October 27, 2011, 08:42:15 am
Quote from: Ronald Reagan
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal,  or no weapon in the arsenals of the world,
is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.   It is a weapon
our adversaries in today's world do not have.


Title: Quote about programming
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 07, 2011, 12:38:20 am
Quote from: Martin Fowler
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. 
Good programmers write code that humans can understand. 


Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Origisaurus on November 08, 2011, 01:22:23 am
Quote from: Einstein
Only two things are infinite- the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not quite sure about the universe.
Title: Mario Andretti
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 08, 2011, 11:58:04 pm
Quote from: Mario Andretti
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.





Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 11, 2011, 05:56:07 am
Quote from: Alan Kay
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Title: Yogi Berra
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 15, 2011, 11:46:39 am
Quote from: Yogi Berra
The future ain't what it used to be.
Title: Alan Kay
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 20, 2011, 02:06:13 am
Quote from: Alan Kay
The computer revolution hasn't happened yet.
Title: Dinozzo
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 23, 2011, 02:46:49 am
Quote from: Dinozzo
Sometimes it's better to keep what you know to yourself.
Title: "Reverend" Wright
Post by: The Gorn on November 26, 2011, 09:51:33 am
Note: this was too good to not re-post. From someone's signature on a local urban interest message board.

Quote
Obama:  In your heart, you know he's Wright.
Title: H. L. Mencken
Post by: Walter Mitty on November 28, 2011, 03:01:25 am
Quote from: H.L. Mencken
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.


Title: Mark Twain
Post by: Walter Mitty on December 01, 2011, 01:50:40 am
Quote from: Mark Twain, (attributed)
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Walter Mitty on December 08, 2011, 04:57:51 am
Quote from: Johhny Carson
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: expat on December 31, 2011, 02:35:22 am
Quote
If you went into a British classroom and asked how many children wanted to be a scientist, on average 2% would put their hands up. In India, about 30% would say yes. That's the difference between the west and the emerging economies; and that's why, ultimately, if we don't address this situation, it could be us staffing their call centres.
-- Colin Pillinger, British space scientist
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: expat on January 23, 2012, 11:24:29 pm
Quote
A rat race is for rats. We're not rats. We're human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.

This is how it starts, and, before you know where you are, you're a fully paid-up member of the rat pack. The price is too high.
-- Jimmy Reid, Trade unionist and Rector, Glasgow University, 1972.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: expat on January 27, 2012, 01:40:00 am
Quote from: Theodore Roosevelt
We here in America, hold in our hands the hope of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Origisaurus on January 27, 2012, 09:44:48 am
True, this is political commentary.  More importantly, it's an example of slogans not thought through.

(http://image.patriotpost.us/2012-01-26-alexander-2.jpg)
Title: H L Mencken on Politicians
Post by: The Gorn on February 21, 2012, 01:25:21 pm
Quote from: H. L. Mencken
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: I D Shukhov on February 24, 2012, 06:41:42 am
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

-- Steve Jobs
Title: Complexity
Post by: Origisaurus on February 25, 2012, 01:32:32 pm
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. --  Albert Einstein
Title: Drucker Quotes
Post by: I D Shukhov on March 30, 2012, 03:09:32 am
http://www.druckerinpractice.com/quotes.aspx (http://www.druckerinpractice.com/quotes.aspx)
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: I D Shukhov on June 09, 2012, 06:18:48 am
Quote
Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you have lived.
 

Quote
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross   http://www.near-death.com/experiences/experts02.html (http://www.near-death.com/experiences/experts02.html)
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Origisaurus on July 12, 2012, 08:40:10 am
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed." —Martina Navratilova
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: The Gorn on August 20, 2012, 08:07:54 am
Sighted on LinkedIn today. This made me laugh.

Quote from: Zig Ziglar
An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes tartar sauce with him.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: John Masterson on August 20, 2012, 08:16:51 am
Sighted on LinkedIn today. This made me laugh.

Quote from: Zig Ziglar
An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes tartar sauce with him.

Yeah, I like that. :D
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: Origisaurus on August 29, 2012, 08:38:49 am
"[A] wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: ArnoldW2 on September 02, 2012, 11:09:20 pm

"Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."
              --  Lord Acton



"You don't ever want a crisis to go to waste; it's an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid".
              -- Rahm Emanuel



"It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled."
             --- Samuel Clemens


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
      --  H. L. Mencken
Title: The Field and Its Knower
Post by: I D Shukhov on October 11, 2012, 03:23:01 am
The Field and Its Knower

Arjuna:

And now, Krishna, I wish to learn about Prakriti and Brahman, the Field and the Knower of the Field. What is knowledge? What is it that has to be
known?

Sri Krishna:

This body is called the Field, because a man sows seeds of action in it, and reaps their fruits. Wise men say that the Knower of the Field is he who watches what takes place within this body.

Recognize me as the Knower of the Field in every body.  I regard discrimination between Field and Knower as the highest kind of knowledge.

Now listen, and I will tell you briefly what the Field is; its nature, modifications and origin. I will tell you also who the Knower is, and what are his powers.

The sages have expressed these truths variously, in many hymns, and in aphorisms on the nature of Brahman, subtly reasoned and convincing in their arguments.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36239943/Gita#page=58 (http://www.scribd.com/doc/36239943/Gita#page=58)

Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: unix on October 15, 2012, 10:46:33 am
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: ArnoldW2 on October 18, 2012, 10:33:52 pm
"Scientists investigate that which already is.  Engineers create that which has never been"
          -Albert Einstein


"What you need to invent, is an imagination and a pile of junk."
          -Thomas Edison


"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
          -Albert Einstein, 1921
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: ArnoldW2 on October 22, 2012, 10:40:00 pm
“Every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease.”

          – H.L. Mencken
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: The Gorn on November 13, 2012, 01:08:49 pm
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

― John Steinbeck
Title: Solzhenitsyn on evil
Post by: I D Shukhov 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
Title: Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool. - Napoleon
Post by: I D Shukhov on November 25, 2012, 10:33:52 am
Except on the weekends.  :)

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

Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: I D Shukhov on December 11, 2012, 02:23:36 am
Quote
When people tell you things, always assume that the exact opposite is a distinct possibility and hedge yourself accordingly.

Quote
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

Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: The Gorn on December 14, 2012, 09:22:24 am
Quote
We all need friends. Even randomly selected ones.

- current CrazyOnTap.com sidebar quote
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: jbucks on February 27, 2018, 04:33:25 am
Old BBS maxim.....

1) Do not offend.

2) Do not be easily offended.
Title: Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
Post by: unix on February 27, 2018, 06:08:46 am
You are where you eat.