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chrisstef

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06-15-2010 09:16 PM

I was reading through an article on ESPN’s website on the late Coach John Wooden who had many a great quote. So it got me to wondering what are some of your favorite quotes. Here are 2 of mine:

“You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool all the people all the time” – Bob Marley

“If you dont have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over” – John Wooden

Lets hear your favortie quotes ..

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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#1 posted 06-15-2010 09:51 PM

My biggest problem with being a recluse is, I have to keep taking my own advise…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Toolz

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 10:02 PM

My signature line says it all…From an old Jimmy Buffet song

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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dbhost

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 10:03 PM

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” —Abraham Lincoln

“All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”—Edmund Burke

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. ”—John Muir

“Before we use any power tools, let’s take a moment to talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand, and follow all the safety rules that come with your power tools. Knowing how to use your power tools properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this: there is no more important safety rule than to wear these — safety glasses.” —Norm Abram

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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ellen35

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 10:03 PM

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”
from Candide by Voltaire

Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
from some guy on Sawmill Creek!

and my favorite:
Mohandas Gandhi

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Nomad62

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 10:33 PM

Something along the lines of “Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 sharpening my ax”. Honest Abe

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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rance

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 10:38 PM

My new favorite (from spaids).

Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.

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-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 11:32 PM

“I am the sum of all that I have met…” -Tennyson

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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1978

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 11:38 PM

“You don’t see the world as it is, you see the world as you are”—Unknown

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Mark

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#9 posted 06-15-2010 11:45 PM

men used to be able to come home and say ‘whats cookin’. nowadays men come home to say ‘whats thawing’ – unknown

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 11:48 PM

everybody knows tiger likes to play 18 holes. 14 have come and confessed. Wheres the other 4?

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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rtb

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 01:35 AM

“There worse things you can do with your life than dying for your country”

Lewis B. Puller aka Chesty

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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lew

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 01:37 AM

“According to you, everything I like to do is either illegal, immoral or fattening” W.C. Fields

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Stosh

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#13 posted 06-16-2010 01:55 AM

“you cant kill an idea” cuban policeman who arrested Fidel Castro

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RichardH

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 02:01 AM

Couple of my favorites:

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain

“Dreams are like the rudder of a ship setting sail. The rudder is small and unseen, but it controls the ships course” – Kim Woo Chong

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

“May you see the works of the Lord & all his wonders” – Queen Alexandria of England in Ernest Shakleton’s diary

“Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wanting so much as just finding the gold” – Robert Service, The spell of the Yukon

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 02:21 AM

“Having a resentment is like peeing in your pants…. everyone can see it, but you’re the only one who feels it.” – unknown

“What Indians?” – Gen. George Armstrong Custer

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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