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Old 11-11-2009, 08:49 PM
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There's been so much talk of hard quotes, and people's lists, maybe we can share some of ours.

Here's a starter set.

Alexander Pope: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Robert Orden: Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

Dorothy Parker: They sicken of the calm that know the storm.

Unattributed: I am a Marxist...of the Groucho tendency.

Gilbert Chesterton: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

Ernest Dimnet: All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.

John Ruskin: Life without industry is guilt. Industry without art is brutality.
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"Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments."
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"Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss" - Alexander Pope
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Artemis Ward: Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
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Clearly spoken Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.

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Hedges between keep friendships green. Proverb

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. Proverb

Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little. Proverb

Weeping bride, laughting wife; laughing bride, weeping wife. Proverb

He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock. Proverb

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil. CHinese proverb

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. Chinese Proverb
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"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." Just as true today as his five elements of nature; earth, air, fire, water, and quintessence.
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There's been so much talk of hard quotes, and people's lists, maybe we can share some of ours.

Here's a starter set.

Alexander Pope: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Robert Orden: Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

Dorothy Parker: They sicken of the calm that know the storm.

Unattributed: I am a Marxist...of the Groucho tendency.

Gilbert Chesterton: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

Ernest Dimnet: All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.

John Ruskin: Life without industry is guilt. Industry without art is brutality.
where is the fun, the challenge? I enjoy a puzzel that is an "Obnoxiously difficult quote" At 62 I like to think I can still reason them out; I may not
be a speed demon like some but in time I get them done
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