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Quotations - II

U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Quotations - II

Hi all ,

I want very good english quotations. Please don't use slang language as my dumb head wont understand them.

Points limited to 4.

"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
-- Robert Bresson"

regards,
U.SivaKumar


Innovations are made when conventions are broken
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Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: Quotations - II

"Huston, we got a problem."
Apollo 13 - Mission to the Moon.


BTW i usually use this quotation when one of my produtive server is down... and i haven't yet understood why.


Massimo

Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

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I don't do english quotations, but I do limericks. I did this once before but I forget where, so apologies for anyone who has seen this before.

"There was a man from Horsham
who took out his ba**s to wash them
His mother said Jack if you don't them back
I'll step on the bastards and squash them"

enjoy ;^)
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Ian Dennison_1
Honored Contributor

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"Some people say that when the true nature of the Universe is understood, it will be instantly replaced by something infinitely incomprehensible. There are others that insist that this has already happened".

Douglas Adams, 'The Restaurant at the end of the Universe'

Share and Enjoy! Ian
Building a dumber user
Kevin Lamb_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Quotations - II

"I have a cunning plan"
Baldrick, Blackadder

Kev
I'd Rather be Flying!!!
Kevin Lamb_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Quotations - II

Hi,

Try the links below

http://www.ability.org.uk/quotat.html

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/postgrad/gurkan/quoteeng.htm


Enjoy
Kev
"I'd rather be flying"
I'd Rather be Flying!!!
Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Quotations - II

hi,
i like this one:


...
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
...
I have a dream today.
...


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963
See full text at:
http://web66.coled.umn.edu/new/MLK/MLK.html

and hear it at:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/publications/autobiography/multimedia/dream_excerpt.htm

regards
Yogeeraj
No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"The important thing is never to stop questioning."


Albert Einstein

Mike Fisher_5
Trusted Contributor

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Dorothy Parker
Algonquin Round Table:

If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to
Don't get mad - get naked
Mike Fisher_5
Trusted Contributor

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WAR - Through the eys of an honourable man...
General Omar N Bradley

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience.
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living
Don't get mad - get naked
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

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Hi Siva,

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Robert-Jan.

Umapathy S
Honored Contributor

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Siva,
I always like Einstein's quotes.

This is the one I treasure

1. The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

2. Where there is love there is no question

3. When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. (This is really nice to understand the relativity).

As also (I forgot the authors name).
4. Buying books would be great if we buy also the time to read them.

And my favourite from Swami Vivekanda
5. Arise, Awake and stop not till your goal is reached. (It is my quote in forums).

cheers
Umapathy


Arise Awake and Stop NOT till the goal is Reached!
Mike Fisher_5
Trusted Contributor

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"Live Free or Die"
General John Stark & Harry, New Hampshire USA
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

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Mike,

Harry's not from New Hampshire, he's from (near) Rochester, New York. That is the New Hampshire state motto, though, so that's why everyone assumes that Harry lives there.


Pete

Pete
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

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U.

"Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough."

Mark (Samuel Langhorn Clemens) Twain


Pete



Pete
Paula J Frazer-Campbell
Honored Contributor

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???I have nothing to declare except my genius???

Oscar Wild at New York customs

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
Mike Fisher_5
Trusted Contributor

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Samuel Johnson

1] ...much enquiry having been made concerning a gentleman, who had quitted a company where Johnson was, and no information being obtained; at last Johnson observed, that
"he did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he believed the gentleman was an attorney".

2] "Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding."

3] Definition of "oats":
"A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people."
Johnson: A Dictionary Of The English Language
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John Meissner
Esteemed Contributor

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I love quotes....

Do not go gently into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light!
-----
I did the thing I feared the most, excuse me while I cheer, for I stand a stronger soul, and all I've lost is fear.
-----
Because we see, many of life's simplicities are confused with color.
-----
Work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt. And dance the way you do when no one is looking.
-----
Think like a man of action, Act like a man of thought


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I could go on and on.... but I don't want to take any other quotes away from other people that may post....
All paths lead to destiny
Steve Steel
Honored Contributor

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.


"To go forward, you must backup." ??? Cardinal rule of computing.
"If it wasn't backed-up, then it wasn't important." ??? The sysadmin's moto.
"Real men don't use backups, they post their stuff on a public ftp server and let the rest of the world make copies." ??? Linus T.


Steve Steel
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. (Kurt Lewin)
John Poff
Honored Contributor

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From my programming days, I used to say,

"The goal of every programmer is to improve the program to the point that it doesn't run any more."

JP
Geoff Wild
Honored Contributor

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Not too famous, but here's some quotes I use in my email:

"Far be it from us to TELL you when you should become a parent, but we WILL be so bold as to offer you some guidelines. -- "DNS and BIND", page 184 "

"Don't pound on the mouse like a wild monkey (stress test)."
actual workaround on sunsolve.com


# cd /pub
# more beer

# wall "Mwuahahahaha!!!"; newfs /dev/userdisk


"Run naked through the machine room randomly pulling SCSI cables."
-- item on the Synopsys quarterly downtime task list


# make fire
Make: Don't know how to make fire. Stop.
# why not?
No match.

"vi is small, fast, and easy to use. Emacs is huge, slow and easy to use :)"


Rgds...Geoff

Oh - and my online gaming quote:

"When the going gets tough....the tough get gibbed!"
Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make all your paths straight.
Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

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Least we forget what every public school student in America was raised on, Benjamin Franklin's 'Poor Richard's Almanac':

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin

Here's one that's especially pertinent:

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
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Mike Fisher_5
Trusted Contributor

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It's almost pub-time here
So here's something appropriate..
***
Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)
16th US President, Republican
In reply to comments about General Ulysses S. Grant's drinking problem

"Find out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case, if it will get the same results"
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Chris Vail
Honored Contributor

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"I am root! Fear Me!"



Chris
John Payne_2
Honored Contributor

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Accountant: "Over here we have our random number generator."

RNG: "Nine Nine Nine Nine Nine Nine"

Dilbert: "Are you sure that's random?"

Accountant: "That's the problem with randomness. You can never be sure."


Spoon!!!!