Favorite Quotes thread ...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ohio4fulham, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    Colin Powell's rules of leadership --
    1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
    2. Get mad, then get over it.
    3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. (This is my favorite one and the hardest to do.)
    4. It can be done!
    5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
    6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
    7. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
    8. Check small things.
    9. Share credit.
    10. Remain calm. Be kind.
    11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
    12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
    13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
  2. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Yes McCain is swinging for the fences with this choice. Regardless of who wins this election, a new milestone will have been reached. I know nothing about Palin either; the pundits are saying Biden will tear her apart in a head to head. Whatever her debating abilities, I feel they are grossly overating Biden's. The guy is nauseating; talks like a clumsy thug.

    Here are some more quotes

    "Idealism is what precedes experience" - David Wolf

    "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    "When prosperity comes, do not use all of it" - Confucious
  3. Spencer

    Spencer Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    political, Nah, they're just good quotes!

    btw whats with the authoritarian moderation tactics, locking threads, not allowing people to say anything?

    Give me Liberty or Give me Death!
  4. BarryP

    BarryP New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Evansville, Indiana
    That is a new one for me. I like it!
  5. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    "History and Discovery Channels are ecstatic!"

    - pettyfog
  6. quickdraw

    quickdraw New Member

    May 18, 2007
    one of my favorities ...

    "During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days." -W.C. Fields

    He is just good for a bunch of one liners.
  7. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    WC's epitath: "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
  8. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007

    Another WC has a good quote regarding drinking

    "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me" - Winston Churchill
  9. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    The alcohol quote by Churchill is interesting, He, Lincoln, FDR (for family reasons -- he was lionized by my g'parents) and Gorbachev are my political (and non-military) heroes.

    The problem with getting a quote by him for my classroom is that there is an embarrassment of riches to choose from.
  10. americanmike

    americanmike Administrator

    Dec 30, 2004
    "So it goes..." - Kurt Vonnegut
  11. ohio4fulham

    ohio4fulham New Member

    May 5, 2008
    Mason, Ohio
    ... to carry on the Vonnegut theme ...

    "I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split."
  12. ohio4fulham

    ohio4fulham New Member

    May 5, 2008
    Mason, Ohio
    Proverbs 29:18

    "Where there is no vision, the people perish ..."
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