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Old 07-30-2012, 09:00 AM
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cogito ergo spud, I think therfore I yam. Graffito
Gonzo leaps like a giraffe and grabs it. Jerry Coleman
Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. German proverb
dios tarda pero no olvida-god delays but doesn't forget. proverb
He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock. proverb
Veni, vidi, velcro. I came, I saw, I stuck around. anonymous
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory, no cross, no crown. wm penn

and last but not least:

sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little. proverb
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:56 PM
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"Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily,
like a parson's damn." ~Thomas Hardy

and imho

"Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury." ~Author Unknown
(hardest quote ever)

**nb...
OMG Beth, the sow reap quote. Holy cowfish...first month trying for a hundred percent,
many moons ago...I got that one. I was baffled. Time was ticking by.
I was pretty new back then, I pm'd Laura...I was in tears LOL LOL. Srsly.
she sent me the solve to it and said oh yes that one stumps everyone.
Now when I get it I still take forever to solve it. But not almost two hours.
I have to say the sow reap is on par with the no safety quote.
thanks for the memory. LOL. grrr. cryin in cryptograms. LOL.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:40 AM
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This is where I thank Pootie for reminding me that the thread is called "obnoxiously difficult quotes" and that I should leave the postings here to the truly gifted solvers. So often I tell myself not to go swimmin' in them there waters, only to finding myself jumping in the pool just moments later
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:18 PM
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Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is. ~ Voltaire

Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. ~ "Joe" proverb
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:57 PM
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Ooh, I got the weeping bride yesterday. Took for-ev-er!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:56 AM
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"France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams." Thomas Carlyle

Really hard! Or is it just me?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 AM
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It is not just you, cleofish. Quotes with proper names of persons or places throw me every time. I'm especially bad at recognizing "England", to the chagrin of a few of my in-laws.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:33 AM
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"France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams." Thomas Carlyle

Really hard! Or is it just me?
Have you seen the pained expression on Carlyle's face in the photo they use of him on this site? I think this quote certainly explains a lot. Maybe he had just finished saying this quote when that picture was taken.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:38 PM
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Have you seen the pained expression on Carlyle's face in the photo they use of him on this site? I think this quote certainly explains a lot. Maybe he had just finished saying this quote when that picture was taken.
I've just seen it on another of his quotes and I see exactly what you mean.

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It is not just you, cleofish. Quotes with proper names of persons or places throw me every time. I'm especially bad at recognizing "England", to the chagrin of a few of my in-laws.
Names are difficult. I am English but England and English can still catch me out. I've learned to recognise America, but that comes up quite often. France just looks too much like a normal word.
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