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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:33 AM

Please share a favorite quote, saying, proverb...

"Your society values people by how much you have. Ours by how much we give away."

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Reply Please share a favorite quote, saying, proverb... (Original post)
discntnt_irny_srcsm May 2020 OP
Cirque du So-What May 2020 #1
Flo Mingo May 2020 #2
chia May 2020 #3
wryter2000 May 2020 #4
empedocles May 2020 #5
empedocles May 2020 #7
DemoTex May 2020 #6
empedocles May 2020 #9
MyOwnPeace May 2020 #8
LakeArenal May 2020 #10
Arkansas Granny May 2020 #11
The Magistrate May 2020 #12
yonder May 2020 #16
Duncan Grant May 2020 #32
RGinNJ May 2020 #13
Laelth May 2020 #14
Different Drummer May 2020 #33
Laelth May 2020 #38
DBoon May 2020 #15
ItsjustMe May 2020 #17
Laelth May 2020 #19
donkeypoofed May 2020 #18
malchickiwick May 2020 #20
SKKY May 2020 #21
IcyPeas May 2020 #40
SKKY May 2020 #46
Glorfindel May 2020 #22
Martin Eden May 2020 #23
UTUSN May 2020 #24
SharonClark May 2020 #25
UTUSN May 2020 #27
Different Drummer May 2020 #35
UTUSN May 2020 #36
SharonClark May 2020 #26
quaint May 2020 #28
marked50 May 2020 #29
quaint May 2020 #31
marked50 May 2020 #37
quaint May 2020 #39
marked50 May 2020 #42
demigoddess May 2020 #30
ailsagirl May 2020 #34
IcyPeas May 2020 #41
July May 2020 #43
littlemissmartypants May 2020 #44
bluecollar2 May 2020 #45

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:36 AM

1. John Kenneth Galbraith

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:39 AM

2. Irish Proverb

May those who love us, love us
And those that don't, may God turn their hearts
And if He can't turn their hearts
May he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:45 AM

3. "You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do."

--Olin Miller

(Often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt)

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:46 AM

4. Elwood P. Dowd

"In this life, you must be oh-so-clever or oh-so-pleasant. Well, I tried clever. I recommend pleasant."

May not be an exact quote.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:46 AM

5. 'This time like any other, is a good time, if we know what to do with it' - R.W. Emerson

[ on my desk wall I modify that to my need, ' . . . if I can figure out what to do with it.'

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:48 AM

7. 'This too shall pass'

[widely quoted from King James bible, through Abe Lincoln, to Ann Landers, . . . ]

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:48 AM

6. "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."

Acts 9:5 (KJV)

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:52 AM

9. [Had to look it up], KJV, new King James version

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:52 AM

8. Heard this once on an OLD TV show

starring Ben Gazzara - "Run For Your Life"............. (really rather apt for these days!)

"With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."

........William Lloyd Garrison

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:52 AM

10. Dylan:

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:57 AM

11. My maternal grandmother.

"Live and learn. Some people only live."

I don't know if that quote is original to her, but good advice, nonetheless.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:58 AM

12. Kenneth Roberts

"They call war an art, but it's not. It largely consists in outwitting people, robbing widows and orphans, and inflicting suffering on the helpless for one's own ends, and that's not art: That's business."

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:16 AM

16. #1. A winner.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:06 PM

32. Thanks -- that's a keeper! (nt)

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:04 AM

13. NSFW but,

Fuck you, you fucking fuck.
This is the DU member formerly known as RGinNJ.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:12 AM

14. "I am not a member of any organized political party."

“I am a Democrat.”

- Will Rogers



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:19 PM

33. I'll throw in another Will Rogers quote I've always liked -- and believed.

The image of it below is my Twitter background photo.



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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #33)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:29 PM

38. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:13 AM

15. Two from the economist Keynes

"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

"In the long run we are all dead."

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

17. World's Greatest Dad

I used to think the worst thing In life was to end up all alone, It's not. The worst thing In life Is ending up with people who make you feel all alone. - Robin Williams - From the film “World’s Greatest Dad”

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #17)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:22 AM

19. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:18 AM

18. "I can't make everybody happy; I'm not coffee"

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:26 AM

20. "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." -- Abraham Lincoln

More seriously: "The one thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history" -- W.F. Hegel
This is the DU member formerly known as malchickiwick.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:31 AM

21. Oscar Wilde

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars".

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Response to SKKY (Reply #21)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:36 PM

40. I always thought that was a line from The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde)

Message of Love song.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #40)

Mon May 18, 2020, 07:07 AM

46. It may very well be, but I know it from Wilde's...

....Lady Windermere's Fan.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:52 AM

22. "A promise made is a debt unpaid"

Robert Service, The Cremation of Sam McGee

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:57 AM

23. Never argue with stupid people ...

... they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
- Mark Twain

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:04 PM

24. This was a poster hanging on lots of walls of early '70s post-Hippies:



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Response to UTUSN (Reply #24)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:20 PM

25. LOL! Mostly posted by lazy room/housemates

who didn't want to do their share of the dishes or take out the garbage.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #25)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:23 PM

27. I guess there's nothing left to say but this:



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Response to UTUSN (Reply #24)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:27 PM

35. Love that!

It expresses my views entirely. I was alive in 1969, so I can't understand why this is my first time seeing this.

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #35)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:32 PM

36. It's handy for shutting down Flamers, but they mostly don't stop!1

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:23 PM

26. If If there are no dogs in heaven,

then when I die I want to go where they went.

- Will Rogers

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:26 PM

28. Edward Lear

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:28 PM

29. The man quoted is somewhat questionable in his politics but it is still pertinent

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke

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Response to marked50 (Reply #29)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:21 PM

31. John F. Kennedy? Edmund Burke? R. Murray Hyslop? Charles F. Aked? John Stuart Mill?

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Response to quaint (Reply #31)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:37 PM

37. Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was referring to my selection in the

added text not to the OP's quote. My mistake.

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Response to marked50 (Reply #37)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:30 PM

39. Me, too.

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Response to quaint (Reply #39)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:39 PM

42. Got it. Should of Clicked on your link. n/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:09 PM

30. "Never Assume"

military brats motto, I usually want to say "Never Assume, it is a sign of stupidity"

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:19 PM

34. Three I can think of off the top of my head

Living well is the best revenge

Nobody has ever gone broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people

Lord, what fools these mortals be

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:41 PM

41. Alan Watts (I think)

Saying "let me help you out of the pond before you drown", the kindly monkey put the goldfish safely up the tree.


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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:07 PM

43. John Kenneth Galbraith:

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior justification for selfishness.”

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:56 AM

44. All great changes are preceeded by chaos. nt

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 06:23 AM

45. British Airways Pilot is alleged to have come up with

"Using the checklist is statistically safer than thinking"

My other phrase is "Quality is not an accident but the result of intelligent effort"

I don't recall who came up with that one.

Both of those were my go tos as an aircraft mechanic and inspector for almost 35 years.

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