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« on: March 08, 2013, 01:59:54 PM »

So, I am new to beekeeping and I am noticing a trend i don't see in other interests. This trend is one of great quotes!

So from Francis Bacon "Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider"

And from a forum member's signature, "Trust those who seek the truth, doubt those who say they've found it."

So is this just my own personal sampling bias, or is there some substance to my observation?
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 09:30:46 AM »

I always heard it as a prayer:
"Lord, lead me into the company of those who seek the truth and protect me from those who have found it."--?

Here are a few of my favorites:
"The bulk of the world’s knowledge is an imaginary construction."--Helen Keller

"One does not divine the ways of nature, it lays out methods that confound our science, and it is only by studying it carefully that we may succeed in unveiling some of its mysteries."--Francis Huber, New Observations on Bees Volume II

"Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth." --Blaise Pascal

"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others."--Blaise Pascal

" 'Tis with our judgments as our watches, none go just alike, yet each believes his own." --Alexander Pope

"When we wish to correct with advantage and to show another that he errs, we must notice from what side he views the matter, for on that side it is usually true, and admit that truth to him, but reveal to him the side on which it is false. He is satisfied with that, for he sees that he was not mistaken and that he only failed to see all sides. Now, no one is offended at not seeing everything; but one does not like to be mistaken, and that perhaps arises from the fact that man naturally cannot see everything, and that naturally he cannot err in the side he looks at, since the perceptions of our senses are always true." --Blaise Pascal
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 12:08:34 PM »

Life is like a mountain railroad
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 01:21:00 PM »

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maybe it's just that they gave us a spot for the stuff and we fill it?
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 01:43:31 PM »

“It is far easier to cut and paste the words created by another than it is to create your own.” - Sundog
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 02:00:31 PM »

"If your only tool is a hammer - stay away from circular saws." Me - I can do this all day. (also me)
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 02:13:28 PM »

“It is far easier to cut and paste the words created by another than it is to create your own.” - Sundog
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        Its called sharing.     Smiley 
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 12:27:14 AM »

Give me liberty or give me death.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 12:56:07 AM »

"Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support."

--- The seventh Pesident of the United States, Andrew Jackson.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 06:56:48 AM »

Don't confuse me with facts,my mind is made up.
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 11:19:40 AM »

Its called sharing.     Smiley 

Not much of a "great quote".

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 02:53:51 PM »

Its called sharing.     Smiley 

Not much of a "great quote".

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    Ok...ok... "The wind blows free...." wait, I better not use that one....."If a tree falls..".. not that one either.....ok here is an old stand by.  " There are two sides to every story, somewhere in the middle is the truth ".
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 11:03:19 PM »

Here is one of my own.  It's in my signature line.
The greatest source of stress in my life is ops.   Other people's stupidity.

Another one from my father ( I'm sure he didn't make this up)

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

Bailey.
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most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 11:12:07 PM »

My personal favorite came from My mom. I don't know if she made it up or it was a quote?

LIVE FOR TODAY.

DREAM OF TOMMOROW.

LEARN FORM YESTERDAY.

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 08:38:04 AM »

>It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

I have heard it attributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain.  According to this, it's hard to say:

http://ask.yahoo.com/20010115.html

But since there are many variations, I would say the actual original source is Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 08:55:13 AM »

"Watch this, Bubba!"
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 09:06:42 AM »

"Here's a quarter, go play on the tollway." -- Mom
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 09:47:36 AM »

"Here's a quarter, go play on the tollway." -- Mom

Reminds me of the old one we use to use all the time as kids...."Here's a quarter, go and call somebody that cares"

Ironic because kids today, probably never having seen a pay phone, wouldn't have a clue what that means.  Smiley

Along those same lines...
Called my mother one day at her house, my little niece answered the phone and I asked to speak to grandmother.  She told me she couldn't go get her because she was on the phone with the wire.  She had answered on the bedroom phone, as opposed to the cordless one in the living area of the house.
I told her, baby, let me explain how we use to do this in the old days...Set the phone down, BUT DON'T HANG IT UP, go and tell Grandmother that I'm on this phone, and she will come and get it.   She was truly amazed and followed my directions to a T!  Amazing!!!  grin
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2013, 12:50:23 PM »

I saw a lady getting frustrated because the little plastic thing with the button wouldn't open her door.  She was thinking about calling a locksmith.  I told her to try the key...
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2013, 07:24:06 PM »

I saw a lady getting frustrated because the little plastic thing with the button wouldn't open her door.  She was thinking about calling a locksmith.  I told her to try the key...

I have seen it too often. I have also went on lockout callas to open car doors and they forgot about the remote in purse/pocket.
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