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Dave Stroman
Dave Stroman Member Posts: 765
"I don't need to fight......

To prove I'm right.......

And I don't need to be forgiven, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah....."

The Who
Dave Stroman
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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
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    Someone started

    a post about a quote and it made me remember my favorite quote.

    Near me there is the home of John Hammond, considered by many to be the father of remote control. He built a medieval castle to live in.

    When he was asked why a man of his knowledge and fore thought would live in a medieval Castle he responce was ..

    Live in the past.

    Work in the present.

    Think in the future.


    I've always thought that was great !

    Scott

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  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
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    He sounds like a smart

    and interesting guy. I've had something on my mind, someone told me this week. It's an extension of Murphys Law. It goes, "Before you can do something, You've gotta do something else." WW

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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    I heard

    "don't take life so seriously, no one get's out alive"....
  • my \"this week\" favorite

    "Consistency is the last refuge for the unimaginative," Oscar Wilde
  • Kevin Pulver
    Kevin Pulver Member Posts: 67
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    Here's one

    "Tolerance is the virtue of people who have no other virtues." Kevin
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,297
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    \"The inquiry...

    ...of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature." Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

    Cogitate on that'n ;~)

    Yours, Larry
  • Ragu_5
    Ragu_5 Member Posts: 315
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    From Al Levi....

    In the April PM magazine column. This one is from his father Irving: "Real problems only exist when giving it time, working hard and spending money can't fix it".

    From my father: "Jack, you've got a three cent head".

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  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    No quote, Scott

    but thanks for the reminder of the Hammond Mansion. Linda and I discovered it by chance when we spent a weekend on the coast a few years ago.

    What a nice suprise. The biggest, though, was the room he had built for guests who had a few to many (watch out Mad Dog). I'll let Scott explain it if he chooses.

    :-)

    Jack
  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
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    Author unknown........

    "No good deed goes unpunished."
  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
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    Here's one

    This applies very well to a lot of the electronically controlled "smart" boilers and systems we install and how many people interact with those systems.

    "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity"
  • Lyle C
    Lyle C Member Posts: 96
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    From my Dad

    All of my Dad's helpers and mechanics knew this one by heart "Ours is not to reason why , ours is but to do and die " . In other words I know what we're dosen't make sense now get back to work . I'm fairly sure it's from Alfred Lord Tennyson The Charge of the Light Bridgade
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
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    my favorite

    My favorite and very long standing quote is ,The sweetening of a cheapened price is soon forgotten after the bitterness of poor quality,not only a quote but a mantra for myself that i constantly repeat each day as i work peace and good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • Ed_26
    Ed_26 Member Posts: 284
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    sayings/quotes

    From my grandmother's kitchen wall: 'When we are good, few remember; when we are bad, no-one forgets'! I say this to my apprentices a lot.
  • robert carey
    robert carey Member Posts: 4
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    Profit is not a four letter word,but loss is.
  • mike@BORO
    mike@BORO Member Posts: 30
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    NEVER...........

    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups. thank you
  • Mike Lampkin_2
    Mike Lampkin_2 Member Posts: 124
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    My Father's Quote

    Alawys be nice to the people on the way up because you meet the same crowd on the way back down.
  • Paul Mitchell_3
    Paul Mitchell_3 Member Posts: 12
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    Quote

    "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, your right."
    Henry Ford

    I look at this on my door every day as I walk out of my house. Aslo I slap the old "Play like a champion today" I posted above the door.
  • Mike Lampkin_2
    Mike Lampkin_2 Member Posts: 124
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    One more

    The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
  • JB_8
    JB_8 Member Posts: 85
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    Words

    It's OK to look back but don't stare.
  • realolman
    realolman Member Posts: 513
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    2 to live by

    I may not be good, but I'm slow.

    It's no disgrace to be dumb, but it's unhandy as hell.
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
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    Something just dawned on me

    When I was little and my Gma was still alive there was a plaque on the wall in her Kitchen I never understood until now. It went. "Once a King always a King, Once a Knight is Enough." Oh Gma! WW

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  • [Deleted User]
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    How about

    If the only tool you have is a hammer,you tend to see every problem as a nail
  • BillW@honeywell
    BillW@honeywell Member Posts: 1,099
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    Among many favorites...

    "Never kick a skunk!" Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt

    "Indeed,Madam,I am drunk. But you are ugly, and in the morning I shall be sober." Winston Churchill

    "Reality is only just a word." Harry Chapin

    "It's got to be the going, not the getting there thats good." Harry Chapin

  • Perry_3
    Perry_3 Member Posts: 498
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    Thats right

    1) Computers don't think. We just think they think... We think.

    2) To err is human. But it takes a computer to multiply and magnifiy an error by at least 20,000 times in less than a second.

    Perry
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Ron White made a carreer of my favorite.....

    "Ya can't fix stupid".

    2nd place, and I'm sure you'll all agree....

    "If you can keep your head while all around you are losing theirs....You OBVIOUSLY don't understand the gravity of the situation".

    3rd. Johnsons law of working on vehicles...."Any tool dropped while working on a vehicle, will travel to the vehicles exact geographic center". (High school was a hoot and Johnson was born under a bad sign.If it wasn't for bad luck...he'd have no luck at all!)

    My latest favorite....From BOTH Bruce Marshall AND Firedragon during training sessions, while showing pictures to the class. "Ya JUST can't make this stuff up!" Chris
  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
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    From my dad

    "Profit is the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people".

    It was his way of doing business. He never gaged anything, be it a job, person or something in inventory, based solely on how much income he could earn from it. His equation of profitability included customers as well as employees and some left over to help out the old guy down the street. If there was enough left over to sustain him and his family, well....that was all that was truly needed.
  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
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    My Dads quote

    Lucky one of us know what your supposed to be doing

  • Steve Gates_3
    Steve Gates_3 Member Posts: 27
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    from one of my 5yr old grandsons

    Pa I got a secret... "Get Er Done".
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040
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    There's no 'I' in teamwork.....but there is in 'raise'!!! That one is my own I used on a former boss...got me a $2 raise!

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • William Faust
    William Faust Member Posts: 168
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    no good deed...

    that quote is from Claire Booth Luce
  • William Faust
    William Faust Member Posts: 168
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    beat these

    1. Repentence is the virtue of weak minds and the want of power to sin.
    John Dryden, 17th C. poet

    2. Habit is the ballast that chains the dog to its vomit.
    Samuel Beckett

    3. "There are none so enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free"
    Goethe


  • realolman
    realolman Member Posts: 513
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    can't do it

    you win...
    It was the dog vomit that cinched it.
  • triplet dad
    triplet dad Member Posts: 1
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    qutoes

    1) worry is interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe. 2) Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement. 3) Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
  • Moses
    Moses Member Posts: 93
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    My Dad Favorite quote

    When I started woorking for my father, back in 1968,69, and I would do something that was not rite, he would say " YOU HAVE CUT THE PIPE 4 TIMES, AND IT IS STILL SHORT!" It took me a little while to realy understand what he really meant.
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
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    One of many from my late mother

    While trying to get us to eat our vegetables. "It's gonna make you healthy if it kills you!"
  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
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    My Dad still says

    "A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches can never be sure."

    Dad is a sage.
  • Glen
    Glen Member Posts: 855
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    from my plumbing master - 2 gems

    "profanity is a weak mind trying to express itself" & "plumbing is a series of frustrations". He would quote Churchill, the scriptures and other tender bits all day long. Quite the man.
  • John@Reliable_13
    John@Reliable_13 Member Posts: 34
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    In the land of the blind,the one eye man is King
  • Kevin_53
    Kevin_53 Member Posts: 5
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    famous quotes

    From the ever quotable "Red Green Show"..."If it ain't broke, you're not trying hard enough!"


    Kevin
  • Guy Woollard
    Guy Woollard Member Posts: 82
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    Chuck

    Chuck Shaw has one of MY favorites:

    Anything is possible.... (it's all yours Chuck, your line, you finish it).

    Guy Woollard
    N.E. Regional Sales Mgr
    Triangle Tube Corp.
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