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Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« on: September 24, 2011, 06:25:53 am »
I am introducing a Quote of the Day thread as an experiment.

The idea is simple. Post a memorable quote that you find interesting or provocative to this thread. Two or more quotes in the same day are fine.

Rules:

1) To keep it clean, NO COMMENTARY in this thread. Start a new thread with commentary on any quote that you want to comment on.

2) Title each new post with as terse a title as possible. A single word or a phrase of up to (say) five words without giving away the quote.
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Change and Irrelevance
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 06:27:52 am »
I don't know what the source material is, but I found this quote on several blogs today. It is particularly true for IT.

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If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.

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Time and Age
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 01:03:55 pm »
Quote from: Russian Proverb
In youth, the years are long and the days are short.  In old age, the years are short and the days are long.
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About the soul
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 11:26:10 am »
Quote from: C.S. Lewis
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
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How to be wise
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 02:45:21 pm »
Quote from: Sam Levenson
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

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Christianity Today
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 11:39:44 pm »
Quote from: Daniel Darling
But Jesus said that Christians would always be a minority. True Christianity won't be cool. And in our search to be loved by the world, I think we lose something. We lose authenticity.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 02:13:58 am »
Quote from: Chris Christie
Now is not my time.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 04:49:36 am »
Quote from: Poster in a demonstration
The collapse of civilization looks like this.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 03:12:31 am »
Quote from: Steve Jobs
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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On buying new smartphones
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 05:10:02 am »
Quote from: Henry David Thoreau
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

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The Meek Shall Inherit...
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 12:28:30 pm »
Quote from: J. Paul Getty
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 06:11:13 pm »
Quote from: Golda Meir
Don't be humble, you're not that great.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 04:49:46 am »
Quote from: Einstain
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler than that.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 04:14:47 am »
Quote from: William James
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.

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Re: Quote of the Day thread (quotes only - comment in new thread)
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 08:42:15 am »
Quote from: Ronald Reagan
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal,  or no weapon in the arsenals of the world,
is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.   It is a weapon
our adversaries in today's world do not have.