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March 5th, 2023 at 11:59:28 AM permalink
Never give a sucker an even break. WC Fields

Meaning giving a sucker an even break is a waste of time and energy, it will not wise them up or make them any smarter so you might as well just take advantage of them. My version of it is never wise up a chump because he doesn't get any wiser and it usually pisses him off.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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March 5th, 2023 at 12:13:36 PM permalink
"This ain't loaded..."
"What, me worry?"
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March 5th, 2023 at 12:49:30 PM permalink
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"if you're sitting at the Poker table

and you're looking around - and you don't know who the sucker is

then the sucker is you"


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March 13th, 2023 at 2:25:43 AM permalink
Quote: G.K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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March 13th, 2023 at 6:53:01 AM permalink
Stan Lee (of Marvel Comics) apparently said when asked which character has the strongest powers, (paraphrasing) The one with luck. Because no matter what happens, the character is saved by good fortunate.

There's a character in the Deadpool movies who has luck as a superpower.
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March 13th, 2023 at 8:37:43 AM permalink
I've always thought that many of the best quotes are from 19th Century British politicians.

John Stuart Mill in a speech to Parliament, "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it. Suppose any party, in addition to whatever share it may possess of the ability of the community, has nearly the whole of its stupidity, that party must, by the law of its constitution, be the stupidest party; and I do not see why honorable gentlemen should see that position as at all offensive to them, for it ensures their being always an extremely powerful party."
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March 13th, 2023 at 12:31:53 PM permalink
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"My bounty is as boundless as the sea
My love as deep
The more I give to thee
The more I have
For both are infinite"


Juliet declaring her love for Romeo

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April 12th, 2023 at 5:51:34 AM permalink
Warren Buffet today on TV talking about the banking failures, paraphrase:

"It's as if this, ''why do we need new ways to lose money when the old ones are working so well? "
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 20th, 2023 at 2:33:30 PM permalink
If moths had a religion, the Luxor would be their Mecca.
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May 19th, 2023 at 11:56:59 AM permalink
Quote: Moby Dick, Herman Melville


There is all the different in the world between paying and being paid.

May the cards fall in your favor.
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May 20th, 2023 at 11:04:00 AM permalink
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"Money can't buy happiness but the rich can suffer in comfort"___________Eric Sevareid


bonus quotes - free play_____:


"you're so weak you need to be on steroids just to watch baseball" ___________from the TV show The Office


'Help, I've fallen__________ and I can't reach my beer"


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May 21st, 2023 at 5:43:30 PM permalink
"We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature.
I’d rather have to be a lucky player than good one.
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May 22nd, 2023 at 2:22:50 AM permalink
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Einstein has a ton of quotes, hard to pick one


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Thus my signature... 10 points for finding this.
some people need to reimagine their thinking
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May 22nd, 2023 at 2:26:17 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Warren Buffet today on TV talking about the banking failures, paraphrase:

"It's as if this, ''why do we need new ways to lose money when the old ones are working so well? "
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There's wisdumb in those words ;o)
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May 22nd, 2023 at 2:49:09 AM permalink
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Quote: Dieter

Quote: Robert A. Heinlein

Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one.


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Robert Heinlein, one man's religion is another man's belly laugh.
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Thus the narrative-song "Dumb All Over" by Frank Zappa c. 1981
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May 22nd, 2023 at 5:50:26 AM permalink
Quote: VladAlex1

"We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature.
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Truer words have rarely been spoken.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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May 22nd, 2023 at 7:04:33 AM permalink
Quote:

My wife just put up a World Map, gave me a dart and said, "Throw this, and wherever it lands, that is where we are going on vacation."

Turns out, we're spending a week behind our refrigerator.

There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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May 29th, 2023 at 1:23:16 AM permalink
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"One small step for man________one giant leap for mankind"


Neil Armstrong as he became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon


Armstrong later claimed he actually said - "One small step for a man"


very difficult to hear the "a" in the recording but much later analysts were able to determine that that is actually what he did say


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May 29th, 2023 at 5:32:50 AM permalink
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Someone accused me of plagiarism.
Their words, not mine.



In the spirit of the quote, I can't remember where I lifted this from.
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May 29th, 2023 at 11:23:19 AM permalink
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

Lucille Ball
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 31st, 2023 at 4:50:53 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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May 31st, 2023 at 5:37:56 AM permalink
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odiousgambit,

I believe your quotation is missing a crucial semicolon after "drunk".

While we're nitpicking, why is the type size in the second line smaller than in the other three?

Dog Hand
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May 31st, 2023 at 10:14:36 AM permalink
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odiousgambit,

I believe your quotation is missing a crucial semicolon after "drunk".

While we're nitpicking, why is the type size in the second line smaller than in the other three?

Dog Hand
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yeah it is pretty sloppy, and I didn't see that [somebody else made it]

the version I actually prefer goes, " if you want to be happy for an evening, get drunk;
Happy for a year, get married;
Happy for a lifetime, be a gardener!"

but I didn't find the version I liked
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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June 4th, 2023 at 2:52:29 AM permalink
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"it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"

Frank Perdue




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June 5th, 2023 at 6:59:05 PM permalink
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.


Attributed to Andy Rooney.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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June 9th, 2023 at 3:51:37 PM permalink
Quote: National Park Service

Trails often look more flat on the map.



https://twitter.com/NatlParkService/status/1616445003508727809?lang=en

I know this isn't exactly news for some outdoorsy folks.
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June 11th, 2023 at 2:08:03 AM permalink
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June 11th, 2023 at 6:18:12 AM permalink
" Why were so many Civil War battles fought in National Parks? It seems pretty disrespectful."
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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June 11th, 2023 at 7:11:27 AM permalink
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" Why were so many Civil War battles fought in National Parks? It seems pretty disrespectful."



I like that one.
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June 15th, 2023 at 6:56:52 AM permalink
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Everybody wants to go to heaven

But nobody wants to die

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June 16th, 2023 at 5:48:10 PM permalink
“You are a success in life if you’ve had as
much fun along the way as possible, and hurt as few people as possible.” - John Voelker
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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June 23rd, 2023 at 1:13:31 AM permalink
"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll
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June 23rd, 2023 at 7:51:01 AM permalink
If you know how to fight and are quite prepared to do so, chances are you won't have to.

Attributed to Blackjack Pershing.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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June 27th, 2023 at 12:50:36 PM permalink
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June 28th, 2023 at 2:59:43 AM permalink
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"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here

This is the War Room"


from the movie Dr. Strangelove

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June 28th, 2023 at 6:40:32 AM permalink
Quote:

The most effective exercise is the exercise you’ll actually do.



You can apply that quote to a lot of things, including learning gambling strategies. Or perhaps avoiding the worst gambling strategies.
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June 30th, 2023 at 8:53:06 AM permalink
Pete Dexter in the Novel Deadwood has his character Charley Utter say some colorful things for sure. Utter was a real person, but I don’t think his sayings came down to us. Dexter imagines him as a homegrown philosopher.

In the novel he has some men including Charley pondering over how men lust for new women in their sex lives, tiring of ‘the usual’ … “ [A penis is] a contrary thing,” Charley said. “Given a choice, anything else in the body prefers what it's used to.”
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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June 30th, 2023 at 10:34:29 AM permalink
"Men have died and worms have eaten them, but not for love."
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 30th, 2023 at 2:40:39 PM permalink
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"Men have died and worms have eaten them, but not for love."
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I’d like to have this one as a bumper sticker because it would amuse me; and most people wondering about it and all.
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July 1st, 2023 at 2:38:15 PM permalink
"How many women do you have to sleep with before you can understand just one?"
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July 1st, 2023 at 4:12:18 PM permalink
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"How many women do you have to sleep with before you can understand just one?"
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I don't know how many times I've heard the advice from some professional that when a woman is complaining about something she doesn't actually want advice but just wants someone to listen.

I don't know if that's universally true, but I consider it a good example of needing the included instruction manual. And you don't get one of those.
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July 2nd, 2023 at 12:49:11 AM permalink
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the very first son I ever really loved

"Some people say a man is made out of mud
A poor man's made out of muscle and blood
Muscle and blood - skin and bone
With a mind that's weak and a back that's strong"







in the YT comments they joke that Jeff Bezos has made it the theme song for Amazon delivery workers________________-:)


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July 2nd, 2023 at 2:20:58 AM permalink
On the subject of conscience..."Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends." Humorist H.L. Mencken
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July 2nd, 2023 at 10:09:11 AM permalink
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"How many women do you have to sleep with before you can understand just one?"
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I don't know how many times I've heard the advice from some professional that when a woman is complaining about something she doesn't actually want advice but just wants someone to listen.

I don't know if that's universally true, but I consider it a good example of needing the included instruction manual. And you don't get one of those.
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Friday nights, the residents of my park usually get together for potluck, snacks, and drinking. It had been a spell since I was here on a Friday, so I joined them. One of the resident drama queens complained to everyone about buying new wiper blades but didn't know how to put them on. After she mentioned for the fifth time how she would have to drive back to town to get the store to put them on, I offered to replace them for her. She seemed taken aback and just complained about how her Saturday would be so hectic since she had to go to town to replace the wipers. A few minutes later, another resident offered to change them for her.
Again, she just went on complaining. After some time, one of the other residents suggested she let one of the two men who offered to help her change her wipers. A bell seemed to go off in her head, and she wondered if anyone could help her change them.
We walked over to her car, and she took out new wipers in a package that said it fit Ford Taurus from 1997 to 2004 or something like that. She drives a 2014 Toyota. She seemed happy they didn't fit as she now would have a busy Saturday since she had to go to town to exchange the wipers.
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July 2nd, 2023 at 10:14:51 AM permalink
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"How many women do you have to sleep with before you can understand just one?"
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I don't know how many times I've heard the advice from some professional that when a woman is complaining about something she doesn't actually want advice but just wants someone to listen.

I don't know if that's universally true, but I consider it a good example of needing the included instruction manual. And you don't get one of those.
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Friday nights, the residents of my park usually get together for potluck, snacks, and drinking. It had been a spell since I was here on a Friday, so I joined them. One of the resident drama queens complained to everyone about buying new wiper blades but didn't know how to put them on. After she mentioned for the fifth time how she would have to drive back to town to get the store to put them on, I offered to replace them for her. She seemed taken aback and just complained about how her Saturday would be so hectic since she had to go to town to replace the wipers. A few minutes later, another resident offered to change them for her.
Again, she just went on complaining. After some time, one of the other residents suggested she let one of the two men who offered to help her change her wipers. A bell seemed to go off in her head, and she wondered if anyone could help her change them.
We walked over to her car, and she took out new wipers in a package that said it fit Ford Taurus from 1997 to 2004 or something like that. She drives a 2014 Toyota. She seemed happy they didn't fit as she now would have a busy Saturday since she had to go to town to exchange the wipers.
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"If you can't abide the mentally ill, then don't live in a trailer park."

Please let's get back to Great Quotations.
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July 2nd, 2023 at 12:22:11 PM permalink
"Sweep in front of your own door"
Old European proverb that sounds much kooler in German or Gaelic.
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July 2nd, 2023 at 12:56:27 PM permalink
"A wiper a day keeps the bird poop away." - No one
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July 2nd, 2023 at 1:36:18 PM permalink
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"No one can win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn't looking"


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July 2nd, 2023 at 2:32:48 PM permalink
Managers are necessary, leaders are essential
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July 3rd, 2023 at 10:39:44 AM permalink
posted in wrong thread and even wrong website!
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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