Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. Leo Lazauskas
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    It wasn't the language that would offend some, but the sentiments expressed.
    I hope he puts out a longer version to include the USA, China, Japan, India and Australia. South America and Africa deserve a ribbing too. :)
     
  2. Westel
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    "Never, ever put yourself down. Others, gladly, do that for you"

    Gerald Greenhow.
     
  3. upchurchmr
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    This is one of my favorites, I use it at work all the time.

     
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    "Make yourself useful."
    "When you're done, put a coat of paint on it."
    Freddy Bovio
     
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    My first summer as a deckhand on a Coast Guard boat the Bosun's mate said to me:

    "If it's not moving, paint it. If it's moving, paint it till it stops moving".
     
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    "If it's not nailed down it's mine. If I can pry it up it wasn't nailed down."

    ... unattributed, certainly older than all those D&D players using it with their thief characters.

    My own RPG wit and wisdom:

    "Yes, m'lord, but you must remember: they are just mere merchants who lack the ability to earn their gold honestly by pillaging and plundering, much as you did."
     
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    Yep. Freddy was in the Navy.
     
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  9. Mr Efficiency
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    The Australian version was, "if it moves, shoot it, if it doesn't move, cut it down"

    This was an expression used to convey a summary of the generally cavalier attitude toward nature preservation of the early settlers. I tend to think most were too busy just scratching a living to entertain much thought of the long term.
     
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    "If you can pave it, why save it?" -- Montana Max, Tiny Toons
     
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    "If it breaks, make it stronger. If it's not broke, try harder!" - Author unknown but generally attributed to a 4X4 Offroader! :p
     
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    "To err is human. To forgive is divine. Neither is Marine Corps policy."
     
  14. Leo Lazauskas
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    Or, as wharfies (longshoremen) say,
    "It's not what you earn, but what you take home that matters."
     

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    An old millwright told me when you go to get a tool from the tool room, you get 3 of them. "One to use, one to lose and one for your lunch box."
     
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