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Post by Bill » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:31 am

"The only thing worse than being broke and out of work is working and being broke."
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Post by Andrew Fryer » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you're right". ~ Henry Ford.
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Post by ddray » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:03 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you're right". ~ Henry Ford.
From the same source, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." :lol:

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Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm

"If you pee on the toilet seat again I'll clean it using your tooth brush!"

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Post by Leitmotiv » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 pm

John Williams, when in Dublin in 2006, tried the left~handed guitar of one of the players in a duet (the strings were probably the same ones on the instrument when it was first bought, they were so worn out! It was an eleven or twelve year old boy). Playing left~handed, he observed..
'makes you wonder why we bother'(!?)

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 am

"There is a majestic equality in the laws which forbid rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread" Anatole France.
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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 am
"There is a majestic equality in the laws which forbid rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread" Anatole France.
I think this translation expreesses the irony a little better.
Anatole France wrote:The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Dammit - spelling - still wrong after editing ...

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 pm

I was paraphrasing it as paraphrased in Ethics, A Very Short Introduction, OUP.
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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:30 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:I was paraphrasing ...
Understood Andrew - merely quibbling/mentioning/meddling as I've apparently nothing better to do.

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 pm

I've got nothing better to do either until I have a shower in 25 minutes time and disappear off to uke club.
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Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:14 pm

“The secret principle of martial arts is not vanquishing the attacker but resolving to avoid an encounter before its occurrence. To become the object of an attack is an indication that there was an opening in one’s guard and the important thing is to be on guard at all times.”

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