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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #660 on: May 13, 2011, 10:57:58 AM »
What a pitiable thing it is that our civilization can do no better for us than to make us slaves to indoor life, so that we have to go and take artificial exercise in order to preserve our health.

George Wharton James, journalist, author, and speaker (1858-1923)

Wow! If he were alive today, he'd really be shocked! :)

Reminds me of this quote......

(on technology)....
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
Frank Lloyd Wright  1867 – 1959


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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #661 on: May 13, 2011, 11:08:45 AM »
"So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.”

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #662 on: May 20, 2011, 11:44:17 AM »

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #663 on: June 09, 2011, 11:27:45 PM »
"Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."
— H.P. Lovecraft
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #664 on: June 10, 2011, 02:25:40 PM »
"Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."
— H.P. Lovecraft

Oh-oh. Insanity here, then! I dance for exercise every day. By myself.  ::)

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #665 on: June 10, 2011, 05:25:28 PM »
I love to dance! I like the quote.

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #666 on: June 10, 2011, 05:40:06 PM »
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #667 on: June 11, 2011, 05:22:18 AM »
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." - Mark Twain
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #668 on: June 11, 2011, 04:13:22 PM »
"We're all going to die."

Sobering, isn't it.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #669 on: June 11, 2011, 11:40:52 PM »
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #670 on: June 12, 2011, 03:04:39 AM »
I like that one, Herron.  Sums up the old 'War Shaman' rather nicely.  I have long believed that Churchill had few illusions about himself.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #671 on: June 12, 2011, 01:43:59 PM »
I like that one, Herron.  Sums up the old 'War Shaman' rather nicely.  I have long believed that Churchill had few illusions about himself.

He had to have a few illusions. I'm certain he must have hoped his mirror was one.  ;)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #672 on: June 12, 2011, 05:35:50 PM »
I once read a wonderful description of Churchill.

'A face like a cross between a petulant baby and a bulldog chewing a wasp.'
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #673 on: June 12, 2011, 07:52:18 PM »
Don't most newborns look like him?   :D
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #674 on: June 12, 2011, 09:46:43 PM »
I don't really remember where I heard this quote, or from whom, but I most definitely did NOT make it up on my own:

"Give a man a fire and you warm him for a day. Light a man on fire and you warm him for a lifetime."