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"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." ~ George S. Patton


"If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we would know the mind of God." ~ Stephen Hawking


"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~ Oscar Wilde

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I love cats...they taste like chicken.

-My math teacher's poster


Monkeys will fly...if you throw them.

-A different on AIM


Help stop poverty...eat the poor

-Another icon on AIM


"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." --Albert Einstein

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"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched tv. But then the winter came and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns! And also, he got a racecar! Is any of this getting through to you?"



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all the world's a stage and we are but it's many pawns >William shakespear?


From As You Like It:


All the world's a stage

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,

Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.

Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel

And shining morning face, creeping like snail

Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,

Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,

Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,

Seeking the bubble reputation

Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,

In fair round belly with good capon lined,

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,

Full of wise saws and modern instances;

And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts

Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,

With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide

For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

Turning again toward childish treble, pipes

And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history,

Is second childishness and mere oblivion,

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing.


-William Shakespeare

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Guys, I am trying to compile a list of famous quotes. Maybe I can start this thread in aid of some interesting quotes you know::rolleyes:



"Everything that can be invented has been invented."

-- Charles Duell, Commissioner of US Patent Office, 1899

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Two of my favorites:


"Cease quoting the law. We carry weapons!!!" - Pompey the Great (to a city which objected to being besieged)


"They couldn''t hit an elephant at this dist. . . . . " -General John Sedgwick (The greatest single uncompleted quote in history)

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