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Before anyone else does it, here's a dry, ordinary, everyday quote: "

This one is less common: '

This one is even more rare: `

And then there are the curly quotes: (Which I don't think I can create here)

There are more quotes and sigs on my private TWiki.

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Business

"Business is a good game-lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money." -- Nolan Bushnell

Miscellaneous

"I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex." -- sig of Chris Hirsch, <chris@ewa-denver.com> circa Feb, 2003

Inspirational

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A good plan executed now is better than the perfect plan next week." — General George S. Patton

"The two most important tools an architect has are the eraser in the drawing room and the sledge hammer on the construction site." —Frank Lloyd Wright

"Hemingway rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms 39 times. When asked about how he achieved his great works, he said, "I write 99 pages of crap for every one page of masterpiece." He has also been quoted as saying "the first draft of anything is shit."" - from Issue #8: Why Good Design Comes from Bad Design; Scott Berkun; March/April 2000

"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." —Albert Einstein

"Rewrite and revise. Do not be afraid to seize what you have and cut it to ribbons … Good writing means good revising." —Strunk and White, Elements of Style

Socio Political

"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society."--Thomas Jefferson to P. Dupont, 1816.

"Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of it's victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busy-bodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those that torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -Jefferson

"Dissent is not unpatriotic. Saying dissent is unpatriotic is." - sig of MsGeek on slashdot, ca. 31 Mar 2003

"Moneyed corporations, non-working 'poor' and criminal prisoners are turning productive citizens into tax-slaves." - sig of zulux on slashdot, ca. 31 Mar 2003

"...And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.? - Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984)" - sig of Zelet on slashdot, ca. 31 Mar 2003

"Openness is the foundation and preservative of friendship.... Let me claim from you at all times your undisguised opinions." - William Wilberforce -- sig of Alan Robertson, ca. 3 April 2003

Humor (or Sadness)

"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them." -- George H. W. Bush -- in Subcarrier's slashdot sig, ca. 31 Mar 2003

"Want to Make $$$$ with your Computer? No Risk! Simply press shift-4 four times in a row" -- in Andy_R's slashdot sig, ca. 31 Mar 2003

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  • () RandyKramer - 04 Feb 2003
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