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Old 06-24-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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What is one of your interesting quotes?

In the past when I read a book I would put good quotes on index cards - they are somewhere around the house.

One good place for quotes is:
www.quotelady.com

There was the following on the site today.
"So one thing I want to say about life is don't be scared and don't hang back, and most of all, don't waste it." ~ Joan W. Blos

As one planing early retirement for next year I do feel like I've been wasting life a bit while biding my time.

So... What is a favorite quote of your?
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Boy oh boy

You opened the door on that one:

"God looks after drunkards, fools
and The United States of America"
Charles DeGaul

I think of it - whenever a brilliant investment idea - toys with my resolve to hold balanced index funds.

Of course almost anything by the two Yogi's is good - the cartoon bear and the human one.
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"...courage soon discovers the resources of the most desperate situation." - Edward Gibbon
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Or how about..... "We have met the enemy and he is us!" Pogo

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I have an email folder where I save these. Here are a few of my favorites.

Trust those who search for truth, ignore those who have found it. - Unknown

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. - Plato

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democrats are the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, then get elected and prove it. - P.J. O'Rourke

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. - Unknown

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie

What you do has very little importance, and it's very important that you do it. - Mahatmas Ghandi

If things seem like they're under control, you're just not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti

Any day above ground is a great day. - Unknown

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And one more from my buddy George...

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

- George Carlin
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"I didn't think I was smart enough to be president. Then I looked at the others running and I knew I was."
Jimmy Carter


My personal mantra, (at least until I'm fully retired)... " It's Friday. Nothing can go wrong."

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Or how about: "Men plan and God smiles."

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"Man is incapable of comprehending any argument that interferes with is revenue".

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"When in doubt, add more wine" ....... unknown

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"Reason is the Slave of Desire" ..........unknown
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"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means." Calvin Coolidge

"All mans's miseries derice from not being able to sit quietly in a room, alone." "Blazin'" Blaise Pascal


"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone." Hank Thoreau

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When choosing between two evils, I like to try the one I haven't tried before... - Mae West

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"Life is hard. It's harder if you are stupid." - John Wayne

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
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What was the question again?
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It has been awhile; but I think the question was:
What is the meaning of life?
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"Youth is wasted on the young" (G. B. Shaw) and...

... retirement is wasted on the old. (Unknown-- everyone wants the credit.)
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