3

"There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited." - sun tzu

1

Lord Aberdeen was quite touched when I told him
I was so attached to the dear, dear Highlands and
missed the fine hills so much. There is a great
peculiarity about the Highlands and Highlanders;
and they are such a chivalrous, fine, active people.
-- Queen Victoria

1

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..." (General John Sedgwick, battle of Spotsylvania, 1864)

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“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” Mark Twain

“Tell the truth and run.” Yugoslavian proverb.

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An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes.

Looks very true but in some fields you will have to be an expert without making a mistake, an example is a nuclear firm. So I think we can rewrite it a little bit mathematically
An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes if and only if his/her field allows for mistakes

Edited by sureronald: typo

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Looks very true but in some fields you will have to be an expert without making a mistake, an example is a nuclear firm. So I think we can rewrite it a little bit mathematically
An expert is someone who has made all the possible mistakes if and only if his/her field allows for mistakes

If at first you don't sucseed, don't try skydiving!!

How can you become an expert skydiver?? lol.

1

"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice."
-- Sidney Freedman

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"Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can't change rule number one."
-- Henry Blake

0

The complete fool is half prophet. - Yiddish (on foolishness)(Meaning: even a fool is right half the time)

2

It is better to die for something than to live for nothing.
-- George S. Patton (US Army)

1

The object is not to die for your country but to make the other **expletive deleted** die for his."
George S. Patton (US Army)

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation.— Marianne Williamson

1

"It is better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." (variant) 'Proverbs' 17:28.

1

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”

-- Albert Einstein

1

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Jack Benny

0

Anything by Voltaire, but my fave:

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Also:

Don't knock it until you've tried it. Huh - you try it and I'll knock you.

Richard Davis, Port Talbot, on the subject of being bi-curious.

Edited by diafol: n/a

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Every sperm is sacred
Every sperm is great
If a sperm is wasted
God gets quite irate.
-- Monty Python (The Meaning of Life, 1983)

0

"Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr"
(direct: "Water you are not going to drink, let it run")
(indirect: "Let go of ill feelings.")
-- Mexican proverb

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