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Old 09-01-2007, 05:35 PM
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No, not price quotes. Here is one I like:

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. Frank Zappa.
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:16 PM
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"The best islands in the Caribbean have propellers." -- John Maxtone-Graham, renowned passenger ship historian and writer
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:22 PM
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Quote:
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"The best islands in the Caribbean have propellers." -- John Maxtone-Graham, renowned passenger ship historian and writer
So very true! Great quote. Isn't he the man you interviewed on the QE2?
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:40 PM
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Most of my favorites are by three guys. Winston Churchill is number one in my book. Here are some of his best.

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

There is no such thing as a good tax.

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

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Abe Lincoln is #2...

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.

The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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This one has stuck with me since 10th grade.

It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul

Invictus
William E. Henley
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And third is Yogi Berra...

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

I never said most of the things I said.

I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.

I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

It gets late early out there.

It's like deja-vu, all over again.

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.

The future ain't what it used to be.

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.

You can observe a lot by just watching.

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
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I know a great gentleman, who was born in England and came to the U.S. at the beginning of WW2 as a teenager as part of a program to protect the youth. He ended up in the U.S. Army and fought in Europe, became a U.S. citizen, returned to England, graduated from Oxford, and some years later settled in Tampa - which is where he is now. I hope to see him next year when I fly to Tampa for the cruise-chat charity cruise. Hugh is a rare individual. Anyway, the point of all this is that he is a great admirer of Churchill as am I. Some leaders come along at the best time for their being - Churchill was one of them. FDR was another. And Reagan was the latest example I can think of.

My favorite Churchill quote?

"We are still masters of our fate. We still are captain of our souls.'"
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Geez, TrvlPro. You've about covered the good ones.

I just realized that Timothy McVeigh used Invictus in a handwritten letter before execution.

I'm nothing like him. The application to my life is quite different. I don't care for the IRS and have no use for it, but I'm not going to bomb any buildings -- FOR THE RECORD.

I memorized the poem and recited in class. I was labled an athiest after that. Birmingham schools -- boy was it culture shock when I moved here from Jacksonville, FL.
 
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