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February 14th, 2022 at 6:54:59 AM permalink
Quote: George Bernard Shaw

The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew every time he sees me, whilst all the rest go on with their old measurements, and expect them to fit me.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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February 16th, 2022 at 12:20:36 AM permalink
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𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥

𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸

𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲



bonus quote free play


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𝙞𝙩'𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙬𝙣______ 𝙨𝙤 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙗𝙤𝙧'𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙬𝙨𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩'𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩


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February 16th, 2022 at 8:21:32 AM permalink
Coach used to say:

There is a point where you will feel like you can't go on. The crowd is going crazy. The officials calls are going against you.

Just remember, the team that doesn't "lose" their mind "wins" the game.
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February 18th, 2022 at 10:33:29 AM permalink
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𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙚


𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙


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February 18th, 2022 at 10:59:36 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

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𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙚


𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣'𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙


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February 18th, 2022 at 6:22:51 PM permalink
Cambodian expression
If you ride on the back of a tiger you can never get off.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
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February 18th, 2022 at 6:24:25 PM permalink
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The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
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February 18th, 2022 at 7:16:08 PM permalink
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February 19th, 2022 at 8:11:21 AM permalink
Quote: George Orwell

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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February 23rd, 2022 at 4:34:41 AM permalink
Quote: Mark Twain

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.



... and having seen a few unusual sashimi videos, I don't think I need my breakfast flopping and winking at me on the plate.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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March 30th, 2022 at 8:27:36 AM permalink
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from Kathleen Turner playing the role of Matty in the film "Body Heat"


𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘵___________ 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯


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April 2nd, 2022 at 8:25:33 PM permalink
Quote: Marcus Aurelius

The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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April 3rd, 2022 at 3:45:50 AM permalink
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!”   She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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April 3rd, 2022 at 1:09:31 PM permalink
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lyrics from the B.B. King tune - "How blue can you get"



"I bought you a brand new Ford
But you said you want a Cadillac

I bought you a ten dollar dinner
You said 'thanks for the snack'

I let you live in my penthouse
You said it was just a shack


𝙄 𝙜𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣

𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝙒𝘼𝙉𝙏 𝙏𝙊 𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙈 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆


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April 9th, 2022 at 10:11:07 AM permalink
Be who you is, 'cause if you ain't who you is, you is who you ain't.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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April 9th, 2022 at 5:52:18 PM permalink
"Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken."

Oscar Wilde


IMO, it's a shame that no one reads Oscar Wilde anymore and that his plays are seldom ever performed on stage. He was a very clever man.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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April 9th, 2022 at 5:52:22 PM permalink
"Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken."

Oscar Wilde


IMO, it's a shame that no one reads Oscar Wilde anymore and that his plays are seldom ever performed on stage. He was a very clever man.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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April 10th, 2022 at 5:29:40 AM permalink
_____________


from the song "Happy Talk" from the soundtrack of the movie "South Pacific"



"you've got to have a dream

if you don't have a dream

how you gonna have a dream come true____________?"


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May 7th, 2022 at 6:50:18 AM permalink
________________



this is a quote from Shakespeare that was a post it note on her computer as an inspiration to the spy Ana Montes who worked at DIA and betrayed the U.S.

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𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥

𝘉𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧


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May 7th, 2022 at 9:29:35 AM permalink
You have your highs, you have your lows,
Nobody knows which way you go.
Whiskey man, don't you play that hand too long..

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May 11th, 2022 at 2:14:23 PM permalink
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lots of posts about craps
these are the lyrics to a song about a street craps game


The Ballad of StaggerLee


I was standing on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark

He was barkin' at the people
Who was gamblin' in the dark

StaggerLee and Billy
Two men who gambled late

StaggerLee rolled a 7
Billy claimed it was an 8

StaggerLee - cried Billy
You know you shouldn't do that

You took all my money
And my brand new Stetson hat

StaggerLee went home
And he loaded up his 44

He said I'm going to the barroom
To pay that debt I owe

StaggerLee got to the barroom
And he strode across the barroom floor

StaggerLee cried Billy
Please don't take my life

I've got 3 little children
And a very sickly wife

Stagger Lee shot Billy
He shot that poor boy so bad

The bullet went thru his body
And it broke the bartender's glass


Yes, it broke the bartender's glass


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May 11th, 2022 at 5:54:10 PM permalink
I find those lyrics confusing. Seemed like Stagger Lee took all of Billy’s money and his Stetson hat. But then Stagger Lee also seems like he lost so went and got his gun.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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May 11th, 2022 at 6:08:49 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

I find those lyrics confusing. Seemed like Stagger Lee took all of Billy’s money and his Stetson hat. But then Stagger Lee also seems like he lost so went and got his gun.
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I recall very-slightly-different lyrics from when the song was popular. In this thread presentation, there is also likely some confusion as to which party is making what comments. For example, in the fifth couplet, I think that Stagger Lee cried "Billy" and accused him of improperly claiming (in the previous couplet) that the 7 that Lee rolled was an 8. (I remember the lyrics for the second line of that fifth couplet being "I can't let you go with that.")

So with this interpretation of who said what, it was Billy who took all of Stagger Lee's money, perhaps improperly, along with Stagger Lee's hat, leading Stagger Lee to go home and get armed. In the tenth couplet, as I recall, it is Billy who cried "Stagger Lee, please don't take my life", etc. Lots of possible confusion when you leave out the quotation marks and commas.
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May 11th, 2022 at 6:31:54 PM permalink
If you think you’re fat, you probably are. - Sherry Cam

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There are over 3 billion females in the world - and all of them, every single one of them . . .
is not going out with you tonight.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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May 12th, 2022 at 1:02:38 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

I find those lyrics confusing. Seemed like Stagger Lee took all of Billy’s money and his Stetson hat. But then Stagger Lee also seems like he lost so went and got his gun.
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according to the link, which is pretty interesting and has other commentary, there are 170 different versions of the song

originally it was a folk tune called "Ballad of Stack - O - Lee"___________so confusion is understandable

and it was inspired by a real person - Texas born Lee Shelton - nicknamed Stagger Lee - a gambler who shot and killed Billy Lyons on Christmas night in 1895

I wrote what I did from memory - it probably isn't 100% correct and doesn't exactly match any version

anyway - what a great song



https://www.songfacts.com/facts/lloyd-price/stagger-lee#:~:text=There%20have%20been%20over%20170,released%20over%20the%20past%20century.


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May 12th, 2022 at 7:25:36 AM permalink
There is a sequel to the song where a woman seeks revenge on Stagger for shooting her boyfriend Billy in the head after Billy won Stagger's lucky hat. After the police won't do anything to Stagger, she takes matters into her own hands and shoots him in the balls.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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May 13th, 2022 at 7:38:04 AM permalink
Quote: Sammy Davis Jr. (on the lifestyle of The Rat Pack in 1958)


We gamble. There's nothing else to do in Vegas. Man, it's like Baghdad. You can't sleep. All the chicks are after loot. So you sing, and what else do you do? Sometimes, Dean and Frank sit in for the dealers. It must cost the house $1,000 every time. They see a little old schoolteacher making a bet and they slip her the good cards and let her win big.


Not a "great" quote perhaps but insightful into 50's Vegas.
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May 14th, 2022 at 3:01:09 AM permalink
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I heard this from some comedian whose name I can't recall

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𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯___________ 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳_______________😄 😄 😄


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May 14th, 2022 at 3:01:14 AM permalink
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I heard this from some comedian whose name I can't recall

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𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯___________ 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳_______________😄 😄 😄


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May 14th, 2022 at 3:01:15 AM permalink
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I heard this from some comedian whose name I can't recall

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𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘐'𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯___________ 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘳_______________😄 😄 😄


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May 26th, 2022 at 6:47:42 PM permalink
Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies…. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
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May 26th, 2022 at 7:43:08 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies…. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
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One of my favorite quotes from the film Secondhand Lions, beautifully delivered by Robert Duvall.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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May 26th, 2022 at 7:43:13 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies…. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
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One of my favorite quotes from the film Secondhand Lions, beautifully delivered by Robert Duvall.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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May 27th, 2022 at 2:18:32 AM permalink
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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams__________________________William Butler Yeats


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May 27th, 2022 at 8:07:27 AM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies…. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
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One of my favorite quotes from the film Secondhand Lions, beautifully delivered by Robert Duvall.
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A fantastic movie.
A falling knife has no handle.
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May 27th, 2022 at 3:41:46 PM permalink
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the lyrics from the only Kenny Rogers song I ever liked - and I liked it a lot



I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in
I found my mind in a brown paper bag within

I tripped on a cloud and fell eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in

I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much I broke my mind

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Someone painted "april fool" in big black letters on a "dead end" sign
I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind

Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

I said I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

Yeah yeah oh-yeah


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June 8th, 2022 at 7:27:59 AM permalink
Quote: Socrates

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people

May the cards fall in your favor.
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June 8th, 2022 at 7:36:55 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Quote: Socrates

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people


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I have never heard that but it is so true.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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June 12th, 2022 at 5:31:58 AM permalink
I'm just dropping an author name:
Victor Frankl

I saw something scroll by on another internet site, one of those feel-goodie quotes formatted as an inspiring image. While trying to authenticate that quote, I came across too many other good quotes to pick one.
I get the feeling that someone can open Man's Search for Meaning to a random page, touch a finger to a passage, and... there's your inspiring quote for the day.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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June 12th, 2022 at 10:17:29 AM permalink
Here's a summary of Victor Frank's quotes; obviously Dieter isn't the only one who has heard of this guy and finds his ruminations of value::

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3389674-trotzdem-ja-zum-leben-sagen-ein-psychologe-erlebt-das-konzentrationslag
"What, me worry?"
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June 12th, 2022 at 7:45:45 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Here's a summary of Victor Frank's quotes; obviously Dieter isn't the only one who has heard of this guy and finds his ruminations of value::

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/3389674-trotzdem-ja-zum-leben-sagen-ein-psychologe-erlebt-das-konzentrationslag
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Viktor Frankl was a neurologist AND a psychiatrist AND a Holocaust survivor who endured four concentration camps.

One of his more famous quotes: “What is to give light must endure burning.”
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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June 20th, 2022 at 6:34:56 AM permalink
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this one is a nasty one - funny but nasty - I don't follow it - but anyway:


𝙙𝙤 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨_________ 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙙𝙤 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪


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the foolish sayings of a rich man often pass for words of wisdom by the fools around him
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July 10th, 2022 at 3:44:44 PM permalink
Quote: Surak

I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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July 14th, 2022 at 3:22:57 AM permalink
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What if we were transparent about our own failures, not as some kind of performance vulnerability but as an invitation to collectively de-stigmatize the messy process of lifelong learning?

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July 15th, 2022 at 10:58:09 AM permalink
This is from a recent story. Divorce Lawyer


“I say to clients all the time, the more you argue, the more conflict there is, the more I get paid.”
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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July 16th, 2022 at 3:06:30 AM permalink
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lyrics from the song "Money" by R & B singer Barrett Strong


"the best things in life are free
but you can save them for the birds and bees

your lovin' gives me a thrill
but your lovin' don't pay my bills

Money don't get everything it's true
but what it don't get I can't use"


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the foolish sayings of a rich man often pass for words of wisdom by the fools around him
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July 25th, 2022 at 4:26:36 AM permalink
Quote:

The happier we get,
the less we see.



I saw this among a list of yearbook quotes, without specific attribution.
(I may have been too happy to notice the name.)
May the cards fall in your favor.
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July 25th, 2022 at 7:38:33 AM permalink
I believe this was in an episode of Magnum PI (with Tom Selleck). I don’t recall the character who said it…

“The wise old owl sat in the oak.
The more he saw, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be (more?) like that bird?”
It’s a dog eat dog world. …Or maybe it’s the other way around!
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July 25th, 2022 at 12:57:46 PM permalink
"A new report says that dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with almost 98 percent accuracy. The report also finds that cats can sniff it out with 100 percent accuracy, but they prefer to watch you die." – Conan O’Brien
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