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leeCal
leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
Just for fun I’m wondering if anyone has some favourite quotes, perhaps funny, I have his one from Stephen Wright
 “The early bird gets the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.” ?

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


― Dalai Lama XIV
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
    "Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you"

    or

    "He who fails to plan, plans to fail"

    and

    "Don't worry until you have something to worry about"

    one more

    "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem"
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ibelive2020 posted a quote a while back and it's stuck with me ever since,

    "Don't swim an ocean for someone who won't even jump through a puddle for you" (It was something along them lines, I apologise if I have worded it wrong)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine are all classics from my childhood 

    Wait till your dad gets home!!

    Shut the door were you born in a barn 

    Whats for tea mum ? 
    Bread and jam 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
    and "if you don't stop crying i'll give you something to cry about"
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 That takes me back to where I used to live, my Mum always said about the neighbours - Shut the door, were you born in a barn? To be fair though, they did always leave the entrance door open which was annoying.
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
    I like many quotes by Bob Hope, like this one.

    ”A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.”

    (a variation on this theme is, a bank will lend you an umbrella but if it starts raining they Want it back.)

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,112 Disability Gamechanger
    Any more of that bad language I will wash your mouth out with soap 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    It actually happened to someone I knew when I was a boy @janer1967

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,112 Disability Gamechanger
    If you are late your dinner will be in the dog (we didn't have a dog) 
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 684 Pioneering
        I don't exercise, if God had wanted me to bend over he would have put diamonds on the floor ... Joan Rivers got it right  ;)
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    I like this one too by Groucho Marx.

    Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man’s Best Friend. Inside of a Dog, It’s Too Dark to Read

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,498 Disability Gamechanger
    Wait untill your dad gets home 
  • Ibelive2020
    Ibelive2020 Member Posts: 799 Pioneering
    Thanks @Ami2301 hope you're áll ők xx
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    “I’d love to go visit my grown up children but they won’t move out!”
    me.

    (true up until a year ago ha ha)

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    “I’m at a place in my life when errands are starting to count as going out.”
    Anonymous.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,845 Connected
    edited April 2021
    Here’s some to be going on with.

    “Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.” - Robert H. Jackson

    "A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for" - John Shedd

    “If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What's more, you deserve to be hacked” ― Richard Clarke

    “Words like 'freedom,' 'justice,' 'democracy' are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.” - James Baldwin

    “It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.” - Oscar Arias

    "It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting" -Tom Stoppard

    “Forced positivity can be toxic.” - Frances Ryan


  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,090 Disability Gamechanger
    Another quote I like is; ‘It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.’

    The quote is often attributed to Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln, but may be neither.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 222 Pioneering
    Heard a quote on a film which helped me recently. (Shopkeeper part of his family were on life-support, with no hope)


    “Bravest thing is letting someone go to a better place”

    (Slight context with death of ill pet, made slightly braver though still raw after PTS) 
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    edited May 2021
    @fluffycat That's lovely. You're right. It's particularly moving when a quote just hits home on a personal level as well At the right time and in the right context, as you say. 

    Lots of really good suggestions. I have a few in mind But I'm still trying to settle on my one preferred maxim. Hmmm?

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  • chrisjordan0282
    chrisjordan0282 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Give each day a chance to be the most beautiful of your life.
    (Mark Twain)

    You can read love quotes at frasimondo and this place is dedicated to phrases, and quotes.

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