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Or somebody beat me to it .  .  . 

I'll start off with this one because it resonates with me. 

" We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst."       C. S. Lewis
Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                               Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:05:28 pm »
    'I can hear some folks talking about needing to find motivation. Motivation moves a man to carry a stone, discipline allows a man to move a mountain. You are not lacking motivation.' college strength coach Mr. Atterbury.

    'The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.' Neil deGrasse Tyson

    'Do not rush. You have the rest of your life to reload in combat.' Unknown - heard various phrases like this over the years
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 05:17:47 pm »
    “Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why.
    Then do it.”
     
                                              - Robert A. Heinlein
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 05:21:35 pm »
    Well played, gentlemen.    :thumbup1
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 10:50:12 pm »
    "Never do anything for any other client that will compromise your most important client.


    Your most important client looks back at you from the bathroom mirror every day."

    Unknown, paraphrased by me
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 02:57:57 am »
    I love quotes and will probably contribute a few more here later. For now, here are two of my favourite quotes/rules to live by.

    "You neglect the simple s___ and now you're paying for it." - Bill

    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" - (I swore this was by Clint Smith?).
    Texas
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 07:14:26 am »
    "Life is a pain, princess.....anyone who says differently is selling something."  -Dread Pirate Roberts/Wesley, The Princess Bride
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 08:10:02 am »
    "If it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid. It's brilliant." - some engineer somewhere

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 08:50:06 am »
    "If it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid. It's brilliant." - some engineer somewhere

    I first heard it, minus the brilliant part, from a crusty old Green Beret master sergeant.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 10:21:10 am »
    Said I never had much use for one,  never said I didn't know how.

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #10 on: August 27, 2019, 03:11:44 pm »
    Said I never had much use for one,  never said I didn't know how.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #11 on: August 27, 2019, 04:07:32 pm »
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" - (I swore this was by Clint Smith?).

    I believe it is a US Spec Ops (Seals?) saying.

    The core of it is the idea that practice doesn't make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 04:48:55 pm »
    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."  Robert J. Hanlon

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 05:22:31 pm »
    Just about every quote of R.A.H. via Lazarus Long.

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 05:40:42 pm »
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you." - Joseph Heller
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 06:58:56 pm »
    A few gems from Clint Smith:

    "HE [BAD GUY]! SHOULD HAVE! TO WALK! THROUGH A SH*T STORM! OF DEATH! To get to you!"

    "Everyone misses! The question is: will you miss when it's important?"

    "I will shoot this motherf***er with this hand, with the other hand, both hands, I'm gonna jump up and kick him in the [email protected], I'm gonna beat him with a f***in' hubcap, but I am not gonna lose!"

    "You cannot save anyone unless you can save yourself."
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #16 on: August 28, 2019, 12:02:30 am »
    " By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth."       George Carlin
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #17 on: August 28, 2019, 10:19:57 pm »
    " The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money. "       Lady Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #18 on: August 29, 2019, 05:10:46 am »
    You can't give everybody everything...............there are too many everybodies, and not enough everything.
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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 03:01:02 am »
    “Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 04:29:57 pm »
    I believe it is a US Spec Ops (Seals?) saying.

    The core of it is the idea that practice doesn't make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect.

    Actually, that sounds more like Wild Bill Hickok.

    "Take your time in a hurry," more or less.
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    « Reply #21 on: September 02, 2019, 05:37:46 pm »
    Actually, that sounds more like Wild Bill Hickok.

    "Take your time in a hurry," more or less.

    Hot damn, it has been a while since I've seen you around here, Doug  :cool .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #22 on: September 02, 2019, 11:08:49 pm »
    Yup.  The "Seldom Seen Kid" returns .  .  .   :thumbup1
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 11:17:48 pm »
    " Intellectuals are naturally attracted by the idea of a planned society, in the belief they will be in charge of it."      Roger Scruton

    Which inevitably brings to mind the following:

    " Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality "     Thomas Sowell
    Arizona" A republic, if you can keep it."

                                                   Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: Quote of the day: Because I'm not the smartest guy in the room . . .
    « Reply #24 on: September 03, 2019, 02:59:09 pm »
    Sounds better when you pause slightly at each line end:


    If our foresight
    was as good as our hindsight
    we'd be a damn sight
    better off. - my college roommate's grandfather
     
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