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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby -1- on December 18th, 2018, 6:52 pm 

Watson » June 22nd, 2015, 12:47 pm wrote:
William Bruce Cameron instead of Albert Einstein. Cameron’s 1963 text “Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking” contained the following passage.

It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them through IBM machines and draw charts as the economists do. However, not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

As it turns out, Vlad the Impaler was the original author of this addage. After beheading a number of the state's enemies in 1348, and after counting the blood carriers' wages, it was this head of the state that said, "Torgu uliciescu yi tom komare, qu i tomasculi luptem petru pace, i pushguru i drachma."

Thus, it was him who said first, "not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted". Some historians claim hence his title, "The Count Drakula".
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby -1- on December 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm 

Favourite quotes:
- everything is different (regarding the cosmos)
- different is better (regarding buyers' behaviour in North America)
- You can always live without a lover, but you can never love without a liver (contemporary Hungarian philosohper)
- too much is never enough
- if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing (some famous dude on American sitcom humour)
- The god of a carpenter is a carpenter; the god of a businessman is a businessman; the god of a cannibal is a canniba; the god of an atheist is an atheist; god of a Christian is a Jew.
- The louder he boasted of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons. (Ralph Waldo Emerson on the hypocritical snow job of scoundrels.)
- Philosophy... is a walk on a slippery rock. Religion... is a smile on a dog. (Edie Brickell, contemporary lyricist, singer, composer)
- an army of pussycats (original used: hares or rabbits) led by a lion will always beat an army of lions, lead by a pussicat (-) Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, Sartre, Stalin, the prophet Jehadumir in the book of Exodus, and to Richard Burton in the movie "Cleopatra".
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby JohnOlive on March 10th, 2019, 10:53 pm 

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses"
Even though times might be rough, look the silver lining.
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Brent696 on March 11th, 2019, 9:55 pm 

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain"

The Wizard of Oz
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