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Just another thing that old white men got right.

John Adams on our legal system:

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From "A Few Good Men":

"It doesn't matter what I believe; it only matters what I can prove."

Forgot the best one: Vinne, in "My Cousin Vinny".

"Everything they just said is B.S. I rest my case." :)
 
“A stu Mundu nu tieni nienzi, se nu llu tiri cu lli tienti.”
In this World you’ll have nothing, if you don't pull it with your teeth.

“Mpara nn'arte e mintila te parte.”
Learn a manual trade and put it aside.
(Just in case all this school stuff doesn’t work out)


Grandpa said so. :grin:
 
Ci se uanta sulu, nun bale nù pasulu!

Who brags about himself, is not worth a bean!
 
[h=1]“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”[/h]
 
"He wore the unmistakable look of a man about to be present at a row between women, and only a wet cat in a strange backyard bears itself with less jauntiness than a man faced by such a prospect."

From the novel 'Piccadilly Jim' by P.G. Wodehouse.
 
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
 
A Fish with his mouth closed turns into Sushi by my Speargun!
 
”Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta” Latin

“Chi si scusa, si accusa" Italian

“He who excuses himself, accuses himself” American :grin:
 
Do not argue with an idiot, they bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
 
”Stupid is as Stupid does” 😉
 
“I’m glad I’m not young anymore!” - Maurice Chevalier in “Gigi”

This sounds better in Latin, "ego sum ego sum laetus iam puer"
 
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We live in our physical bodies like lobsters in the sea, struggling all our lives to reach outside our shells to touch something else, even for some fraction a second, and transcend our isolation.
 
“To be a scientist is to be naive. We are so focused on our search for truth we fail to consider how few actually want us to find it. But it is always there whether we see it or not, whether we choose to or not. The truth doesn’t care about our needs or wants—it doesn’t care about our governments, our ideologies, our religions—to lie in wait for all time. This at last is the gift of Chernobyl. Where I once would fear the cost of truth, now I only ask what is the cost of lies.”

-Valery Legasov
 
... doing the same thing over and over ... is the definition of ... INSANITY! :grin:
 
- What we do now echoes in Eternity.

- You have power over your mind - not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.


Marcus Aurelius
 
We live in our physical bodies like lobsters in the sea, struggling all our lives to reach outside our shells to touch something else, even for some fraction a second, and transcend our isolation.

Locked In
by Ingemar Gustafson

All my life I lived in a coconut.
It was cramped and dark.
Especially in the morning when I had to shave.
But what pained me most was that I had no way
to get into touch with the outside world.
If no one out there happened to find the coconut,
If no one cracked it, then I was doomed
to live all my life in the nut, and maybe even die there.
I died in the coconut.
A couple of years later they found the coconut,
cracked it, and found me shrunk and crumpled inside.
“What an accident!”
“If only we had found it earlier...”
“Then maybe we could have saved him.”
“Maybe there are more of them locked in like that.”
“Whom we might be able to save,”
they said, and started knocking to pieces every coconut
within reach.
No use! Meaningless! A waste of time!
A person who chooses to live in a coconut!
Such a nut is one in a million!
But I have a brother-in-law who
lives in an
acorn.
 
Devotions-by John Donne

[h=2]'No Man is an Island'[/h]No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.



 

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