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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #120 on: 09 May 2017, 10:17:15 »
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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #121 on: 10 May 2017, 23:07:03 »
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein
"To the optimist the glass is half full. To the pessimist the glass is half empty. To the engineer the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

"When you're exceptionally good at digging ditches, the reward is just a bigger shovel"

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #122 on: 10 May 2017, 23:20:14 »
"I am Wreck-Gar!  I dare to be stupid!" Wreck-Gar, Transformers Animated

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #123 on: 10 May 2017, 23:50:29 »
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe - and it has a longer shelf life." - Frank Zappa
Incoming fire has the right of way.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #124 on: 11 May 2017, 03:04:42 »
"Stupid is as stupid does"  - Forrest Gump
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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #125 on: 11 May 2017, 03:21:50 »
"You're either lying or stupid!"
"I'M STUPID!  I'M STUPID!"

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #126 on: 11 May 2017, 12:51:06 »
“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.” - Alexandre Dumas (fils)

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” - Albert Einstein

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” - Euripides

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #127 on: 11 May 2017, 21:20:51 »
"Most Generals have a Staff. Douglas MacArthur has a Court."

-George C. Marshall
We hear that there are tumults and riots in Rome, and that voices are raised concerning the army and the quality of our soldiers. Make haste to reassure us that you love and support us as we love and support you, for if we find that we have left our bones to bleach in these sands in vain, then beware the fury of the legions.


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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #128 on: 11 May 2017, 21:23:09 »
“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” - George Carlin
Incoming fire has the right of way.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #129 on: 12 May 2017, 00:47:37 »
“If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” ― W.C. Fields
Commander Louis Seifer, PHX-1U Phoenix Hawk, Extreme Measures, Inc.
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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #130 on: 12 May 2017, 01:10:13 »
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #131 on: 12 May 2017, 01:38:25 »
Apologies, this one is a bit long but a favourite:

"There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you." Now... I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You'd be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a ****** before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. See, now I'm thinking: maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here... he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd."  - Jules Winnfield , Pulp Fiction
Incoming fire has the right of way.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


                                   - excepts from Murphy's Laws of Combat

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #132 on: 12 May 2017, 03:08:11 »
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics suck.-John Steinbeck

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #133 on: 12 May 2017, 12:35:44 »
“In battle nothing is ever as good or as bad as the first reports of excited men would have it.” - William Slim

It's more interesting than optimal, and therefore better. O0 - Weirdo

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #134 on: 12 May 2017, 14:14:16 »
A good plan executed violently now is better than a perfect plan executed a week from now.-Patton.

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #135 on: 12 May 2017, 23:26:14 »
What can the harvest hope for, if not the care of the Reaper Man?
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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #136 on: 13 May 2017, 13:14:52 »
"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." Chuck Palahniuk

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #137 on: 16 May 2017, 02:54:13 »
This one is not so famous:

"Light horsemen never truly die, they just dismount and walk to greener pastures." - Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Moss, Commanding Officer 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry)

From the eulogy for a young light-horseman who was buried today after a dying earlier this month in a training accident.
Incoming fire has the right of way.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #138 on: 16 May 2017, 08:08:39 »
"Peace sells, but who's buying?" - Dave Mustaine
Commander Louis Seifer, PHX-1U Phoenix Hawk, Extreme Measures, Inc.
Tai-i Shizuko Lofgren, Third Infantry Company, Oniwaka
Lionel 'Swede' Sandstrøm, BLR-1D Battlemaster 'Swede' Crimson Oasis Trading Company
Commander Jessica Dunleavy, VTR-9BP Victor, Dunleavy's Pistoleros

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #139 on: 08 June 2017, 22:21:22 »
"By the summer of 1861, Wilmer McLean had had enough.  Two great armies were converging on his farm and what would be the first major battle of the Civil War- Bull Run, or Manassas, as the Confederates called it- would soon rage across the aging Virginian's farm.  A Union shell going so far as to explode in the summer kitchen.  Now McLean moved his family away from Manassas, far south and west of Richmond, out of harm's way, he prayed, to a dusty little crossroads called Appomattox Courthouse.  And it was there in his living room, three and a half years later, that Lee surrendered to Grant.  And Wilmer McLean could rightfully say 'the war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor'."  Ken Burns The Civil War

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #140 on: 10 June 2017, 10:09:21 »
"I swear,with God as my witness, I thought turkeys ould fly."-Mr Carlson,WKRP Cincinnati



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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #141 on: 10 June 2017, 12:53:23 »
"Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action" - Adam West (RIP, Good Sir)
Commander Louis Seifer, PHX-1U Phoenix Hawk, Extreme Measures, Inc.
Tai-i Shizuko Lofgren, Third Infantry Company, Oniwaka
Lionel 'Swede' Sandstrøm, BLR-1D Battlemaster 'Swede' Crimson Oasis Trading Company
Commander Jessica Dunleavy, VTR-9BP Victor, Dunleavy's Pistoleros

"Of what use is a dream, if not a blueprint for courageous action" -Adam West
It's an Omni, so I can build it into whatever I please - JHB
"Life is too short to be living someone else's dream" - Hugh Hefner

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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #142 on: 10 June 2017, 19:02:12 »
Upon realizing his Division had landed on the wrong beach on D-Day:

"We are going to start the war from right here!"  - BG Teddy Roosevelt, Jr.
We hear that there are tumults and riots in Rome, and that voices are raised concerning the army and the quality of our soldiers. Make haste to reassure us that you love and support us as we love and support you, for if we find that we have left our bones to bleach in these sands in vain, then beware the fury of the legions.


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Re: Famous quotes thread
« Reply #143 on: 19 June 2017, 13:42:39 »
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of 'childishness' and the desire to be very grown up.”

-C. S. Lewis.

A quote I have always lived by, even before I read it.

 

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