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Nemo

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Best quotation - ever?
« on: October 23, 2015, 03:15:00 pm »

     "The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
    public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
     tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
     curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work
     instead of living on public assistance."
     -  Cicero, 55 BC.

    So evidently, we've learned "b****r" all over the past 2,070 years!   O0
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 03:30:23 pm »

Got my vote  :-))
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 03:44:22 pm »

Me too.. :-))
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 03:47:36 pm »

And look what happened to him.... {:-{
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 04:35:21 pm »

     Wouldn't it be nice if the Politicians really were understanding of what the public/electorate want instead of seeing politics as a career and public expense meal ticket!
      Not politically correct,
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 04:43:51 pm »

     "The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
    public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
     tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
     curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work
     instead of living on public assistance."
     -  Cicero, 55 BC.

    So evidently, we've learned "b****r" all over the past 2,070 years!   O0

and they tried to put their armies into every land from the foot hills of the Urals to the western coast of Europe.

Who does that sound as a modern nation, interfering with every one else's business.

It's a good job that nuclear fission and fusion weren't around in those days.

Jim
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 05:07:36 pm »

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers."

Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato,  (469399 B.C.)


http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/01/misbehaving-children-in-ancient-times/

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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 06:54:03 pm »

    Mayor of Hiroshima, what was that bang?
        The mind boggles about today's parents (I cannot wait for the abusive response!) its no problem I'll sit and talk to my friends whilst my kids run round like loons,as we all did if allowed, thankfully my generation were brought up to have respect and manners but hey what do I know? Strange really strangled at birth comes to mind! which is what my nan said about me when I was 6/7 ish and a daredevil without fear (in hindsight I think it was without knowledge of the consequences). If you think about it its free child minding when they go out somewhere.
     Incoming Abuse?
        Soapbox back in storage.
             Cheers,
                 The old fart Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 07:38:51 pm »

I arrived in December 1951, when everything was still grey and rationed. I have little memory of anything except a normal happy council-estate upbringing until about 1962. I guess this was the year when the majority of kids stopped accepting that they would have to grow up just like clones of their parents. Elvis had started the teenage rebellion but The Beatles moved it to a whole new generation in 1962. I was there.

This Christmas I'll  be 64 (along with Vera and Chuck*). Makes you stop and think, doesn't it?

The best quotation ever? Woody Allen. "I'm not scared of dying; I just don't want to be there when it happens".

Dave M

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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 08:55:26 pm »


I arrived in December 1951, when everything was still grey and rationed.


I arrived in 1947 and immediately took up painting and eating!



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I have little memory of anything except a normal happy council-estate upbringing until about 1962. I guess this was the year when the majority of kids stopped accepting that they would have to grow up just like clones of their parents. Elvis had started the teenage rebellion but The Beatles moved it to a whole new generation in 1962. I was there.


So was I, and in 1963 I owned a motorbike!  (ok, so it was only a "Bantam like" Royal Enfield - but it was a statement ... "I'm too poor to afford a proper bike")

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This Christmas I'll  be 64 (along with Vera and Chuck*). Makes you stop and think, doesn't it?


Vera and Chuck were the grandkids (on our knee), so they wouldn't be 64 too! You will find that your 64th birthday has all the impact of the Millenium Bug - and is slightly less interesting!  Do you find that its getting harder to work out how old you are now?  I put it down to the Millenium (1947 to 2000 = 53... 2000 to now is 15... so I must be ...??)


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The best quotation ever? Woody Allen. "I'm not scared of dying; I just don't want to be there when it happens".


I prefer the alternative -
When I die, I want to go quietly and peacefully like my grandad, not screaming and crying like the passengers on his bus!  (unknown)



Happy Birthday for next Christmas anyway  :-))

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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 09:06:24 pm »

Yo Danny,
     I arrived 1949 and much to mum and dad's worry from around 6/7 years old was smitten by motorbikes (cousin;s Roy and John you have a lot to answer for) this has still not changed my Duke will be off to Knockhill next year we already have the tickets. I just wish the modern youth could have the cameradrie and joint respect that bikers have! if I see a biker stranded whether I am in the car or on the bike I will stop and, if I can, help. How many car drivers will do that? Thing is they don't know what they are missing and I do not mean the kn+++++d wheelie merchants who would be lapped on a circuit by any of the racers.
     Maybe we are going backwards or is this progress?
    P.S. I am a computer Dinosaur and frankly quite happy with that.
     Old farts are us!
        Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 09:22:04 pm »

The Roman emperor Caligula, on being told that the people hated him:

Oderint dum metuant [They may hate as long as they fear]

Or that other tyrant, Hitler:

So oder so [This way or that way]

indicating that the end justified the means.

On second thoughts, not so sure about "best".
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 09:36:25 pm »

They say you are only as old as you feel - that's frightening!  :o

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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2015, 10:14:58 pm »

They say you are only as old as you feel - that's frightening!  :o Colin




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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 10:33:31 pm »

Brilliant one on QI just now -
"I can imagine a world without war and full of love and peace
and I can imagine us attacking it, because .......
they wouldn't be expecting it!!"



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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2015, 10:36:09 pm »

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Brilliant one on QI just now -
"I can imagine a world without war and full of love and peace
and I can imagine us attacking it, because .......
they wouldn't be expecting it!!"

Basically that is the argument for keeping Trident.

Colin
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2015, 12:35:59 am »

George W Bush: - Don't misunderestimate me !  %% {-) {-) {-) 
 
what a numpty...
 
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 07:00:12 pm »

We trained hard but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be re-organised.

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by re-organising and a wonderful method it can be for creating an illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

                    Gaius Petronius A.D. 66
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2015, 10:30:02 pm »

"I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours - I said that".
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2015, 09:20:16 am »

"Nobody's perfect" said by Joe E Brown at the end of "Some like it hot".

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2015, 09:40:25 am »

 Bob Monkhouse who had a fantastic  memory being asked what was the earliest memory he could recollect.
 
''Going on a Picnic with my Dad and going home with my Mum''
 
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Re: Best quotation - ever?
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2015, 04:50:31 pm »

 {-) How many times have you heard this one,"it's not as bad as it looks", I think the wife has said that a few times about the car......Ray {-) {-) {-) 
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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2015, 07:39:03 pm »

Ray, my wife says the same thing about my models!   {-)
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