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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2008, 10:24:26 am »
I hope you brought enough for everyone.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2008, 10:35:06 am »
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2008, 10:45:29 am »
The cake might not be a lie, but my spoon is too big.

There is no spoon

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008, 12:40:34 pm »
It won't get better if you picket.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2008, 02:14:14 pm »
It won't get better if you picket.
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2008, 03:10:06 pm »
A friend is someone you call to help you move.  A real friend is someone you call to help you move a body.

Youth and Skill can always be beaten by Age and Treachery.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2008, 05:50:26 pm »

     "when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout"-I forgot who wrote that one.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2008, 06:03:31 pm »
 "when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout"-I forgot who wrote that one.

I first saw it in R. Heinlein's 'The Cat Who Walks Through Walls".  Don't know whether he originated it.

Shooting the messenger always helps, both as an emotional release and a way to buy time to think.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2008, 08:56:20 pm »
If your not part of the problem - you're not a manager...

If at first you don't succeed, you're not the eldest son...

Now back to the Flak...

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2008, 09:11:09 pm »
The cake might not be a lie, but my spoon is too big.

There is no spoon
Yes, there is, but as I already told you, it is TOO BIG.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2008, 09:27:27 pm »
If your not part of the problem - you're not a manager...

If at first you don't succeed, you're not the eldest son...

Now back to the Flak...

If at first you don't succeed - cheat

or

If at first you don't succeed - give up completly

if only it was really so simple

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2008, 09:36:10 pm »
It won't get better if you picket.

That was one of my favorite quotes from The Fifth Elephant by Terry Prachett. ;D

Here's one that's paraphrased from Doc Emmet Brown:

"If you're going to build something, you may as well do it with style!"
"It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion.
It is by combustion of coal and boiling water that the engines acquire speed.
For protection, the eyes acquire goggles,
The goggles become a warning.
It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion."

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2008, 09:39:38 pm »
It won't get better if you picket.

That was one of my favorite quotes from The Fifth Elephant by Terry Prachett. ;D


Top marks, that man!

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If your not part of the problem - you're not a manager...

If at first you don't succeed, you're not the eldest son...

Now back to the Flak...

If at first you don't succeed - cheat

or

If at first you don't succeed - give up completly

if only it was really so simple

"If at first you don't succeed: You fail, and the test is over."

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2008, 10:02:46 pm »
If at first you don't succeed, freefall parachuting probably isn't for you.
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2008, 10:08:33 pm »
If at first you don't succeed, freefall parachuting probably isn't for you.

From the Royal Air Force

If you can walk away its a good landing

If your aircraft can be used again, its a very good landing

And from the British Army - only two things fall out of the sky, Paras (Paratroopers) and birdsh*t
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2008, 10:22:08 pm »
"Contact with the floor will result in an unsatisfactory remark on your test record, followed by death"

And, my all-time favourite:

"It's probably not a problem.....probably."

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »
Death is natures way of telling you that you've failed (I won't go into too many details where I heard that one)

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2008, 10:32:34 pm »
Death is natures way of telling you that you've failed (I won't go into too many details where I heard that one)
I cant begin to describe how very much and why I disagree with that :P

By the by a peice of "distilled wisdom" I implemented recently;


If you can't join them, beat them!
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2008, 03:05:04 am »
Just because something is a superstition, doesn't mean that it's not true.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2008, 03:44:26 am »
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2008, 04:12:16 am »
Death is natures way of telling you that you've failed (I won't go into too many details where I heard that one)
I cant begin to describe how very much and why I disagree with that :P

By the by a peice of "distilled wisdom" I implemented recently;


If you can't join them, beat them!

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2008, 05:20:42 am »
From Mr. W.C. Fields:

"If at first, you don't succeed, try again. If you still don't succeed, try something different. No sense being a damned fool about it."
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2008, 06:08:53 am »
If your not part of the problem - you're not a manager...

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2008, 06:20:07 am »
If at first you don't succeed, you need to use a bigger hammer.
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2008, 07:02:34 am »
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