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Old 11-15-2010, 19:15   #31
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"If you're runnin' in the woods and you smell a billy goat, jump! 'Cause it's a snake." Col. Bad Bob Howard at my SFQC graduation ceremony in '83.
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Mistakes in combat are unpardonable sins, punishable by death. -- SFC Joe Walker, One Zero RT California.

Figured I would give one closer to home.
I worked for Bob and RT California's Team Room was in the same buildindg as RTNY, next door.

Real Problems Have NO SOLUTUIONS........Therefore we are not having a Real Problem!!

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Old 11-18-2010, 18:16   #32
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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference. -- Calvin Coolidge
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Old 11-28-2010, 00:46   #33
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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence, determination and hard work make the difference. -- Calvin Coolidge
My own view of persistence is that it must be like the real rules to soccer, which are:

If it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does move!
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Old 11-28-2010, 00:48   #34
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Another of my favorites, and one I try to keep in mind every day is:

Never argue with idiots. They just drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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Old 11-28-2010, 18:02   #35
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"That boy has not been around the coffee pot long enough to find the handle".
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Old 11-28-2010, 18:18   #36
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Peeking in here slowly, to add one of my all-time favorite pieces of advice:

"I have hung out in dangerous places a lot over the years, from combat zones to biker bars, and it is the weak, the unaware, or those looking for it, that usually find trouble.

Ain't no one getting out of this world alive. All you can do is try to have some choice in the way you go. Prepare yourself (and your affairs), and when your number is up, die on your feet fighting rather than on your knees. And make the SOBs pay dearly."
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Old 12-01-2010, 19:20   #37
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" To error is human, to forgive is not my policy."
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Old 12-02-2010, 16:13   #38
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Darkness.

Foreboding and dark clouds are not controllable, dark moods are...Blitzzz.
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Old 12-07-2010, 23:22   #39
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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -e.e. Cummings
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Old 12-08-2010, 16:18   #40
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I read one here, just the other day. It says:

Ruckers make better F*ckers

Dang-it, I wish I knew that some time ago.....jd
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Old 12-09-2010, 13:39   #41
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Rudyard Kipling(The soldiers poet)

Two quotes from one of my favorite authors and poets:

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.


If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
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Old 12-12-2010, 19:05   #42
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"If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us."
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Old 12-12-2010, 20:17   #43
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“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” - Robert Heinlein
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Old 12-12-2010, 21:06   #44
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The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of “loyalty” and “duty.” Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute--get out of there fast. You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.

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Old 12-12-2010, 21:20   #45
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A quote in reverse

Custer started to beleive his own press.
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