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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Jun 2018, 23:05

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
~ John Jeavons
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Post by Perrorist » 23 Jun 2018, 04:26

True that.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Jul 2018, 20:32

The less the knowledge, the harder to add to it.

BY JOHN M. ROBERTSON

In an account of the modern Egyptians in the first half of the nineteenth century: “Some Egyptians who had studied for a few years in France declared to me that they could not instil any of the notions which they had there acquired even into the minds of their most intimate friends.” So in modern Japan there were many assassinations of reformers, and some civil war, before Western ideas could gain a footing. The less the knowledge, in short, the harder to add to it.
Chapter II PRIMITIVE FREETHINKING
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Post by Dreamweaver » 15 Aug 2018, 01:27

“As democracy is perfected, the office [of president] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move towards a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

HL Mencken in the Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)
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Post by Perrorist » 15 Aug 2018, 07:53

A prophet before his time.

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Post by Mahalia » 15 Aug 2018, 16:13

Given to me quite a few years back by my driving instructor - I still remember it and it still holds good.
"Right of way is something you are given, if it isn't given - you haven't got it"
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Post by Mahalia » 21 Aug 2018, 12:11

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today 8-[
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