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Words of wisdom, post yours

Postby vampyrewolf » Fri Feb 21, 2003 1:00 am

ok, just made a change to my sig on BFC, and figured I'd post the added text. Found it in an older post, by Gadi. Words to live by.

I've done things with Spyderco's I will never tell cause Sal will stop selling them to me. But the funniest thing about them is the patterns they leave when you use the serrated version to spread cheese or butter on a piece of bread...


My Word, My Honour, is my Life.

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Postby Sword and Shield » Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:22 pm

True words of wisdom:

1.) It ain't bragging if you have the skills to back it up.
2.) You would likely worry much less about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did.
3.) Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. (H.S. Truman)

Never underestimate the impossible.

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Postby dialex » Sat Feb 22, 2003 4:35 pm

Not very inspired now. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Let's try:

Better healthy and rich than sick and poor. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Tech a Billy » Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:42 pm

1) If ya keep doing whatcha always done, your gonna keep gettin whatcha always got. (corporate training class)
2) We get to soon old, ...and too late smart. (old German saying)
3) The difference between a rich man a poor man is: the rich man gets his ice in the summertime and the poor man gets his in the winter. (?)
4) If you want to see a rainbow, your gonna have to put up with some rain. (Dolly Parton)
5) If you want nice fresh oats, they are at one price. If you want oats that have been through the horse once already, well they come a little cheaper. (my father)

Edited by - Tech a Billy on 2/22/2003 5:47:02 PM

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Postby delicrazy » Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:42 pm

1. when that fence says high voltage, you better believe it.
2. think reeeeeeel carafully before you get that hooty and the blowfish tatoo.
3. youll regret the stuff you didnt do more than the stuff you did.
4. if someone tells you to call them admiral be wary.
5. the american socialist rally isnt for people looking to make friends.
6. DONT tell your karate instructor that you can kick his butt.

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Postby AllenETreat » Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:53 pm

1.) It's NOT who you know, it's WHAT you

know! 2.) Gimme rock & roll over "pop"

music ( and rap <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) 3.) If all else

fails, commit seppuku! ( NOT mine, Jap

soldier's credo ) 4.) Murphy's Law :

If anything CAN go wrong it WILL!

( ESPECIALLY in S.Florida <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) 5.) "..

for all who take the sword will perish

by the sword."( Matthew 26:52 )


Edited by - AllenETreat on 2/22/2003 6:55:29 PM

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:53 pm

don't bite off more bluff than your <font color=black>a</font>ss can cover.

It's not WHO you know, or WHAT you know. It's What you know about WHO you know that matters.

To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf. And it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.
--Training Day

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Edited by - vampyrewolf on 2/22/2003 7:01:32 PM

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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:20 am

Here's a few of my favorites:

"Don't flee from the pressure in your life, because pressure makes diamonds." (My father)


"The enemy is before us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and left of us...they can't get away THIS time." -Patton

I'll think of some more later on...It's 1:20 over here, and my brain is on sloooooow mode.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>



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Postby dynaryder » Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:57 am

Here's a few:
The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'.

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."
-- Jan L. A. Van de Snepscheut

Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right.

Rune's Rule: If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

"Associate yourself with men of quality if you esteem your reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." -- George Washington

Boxes for the defense of liberty: Soap, Ballot, Jury, Ammo. Use in that order.

Statistics are often used as a drunk uses a light pole: For support rather than illumination.

Nothing screams poor workmanship more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

And my fav of all time:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: Much worse is the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight - nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety - is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions and blood of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill

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Postby sam the man.. » Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:29 am

very inspiring indeed dudes! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


have scars will travel..

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Postby Alan2112 » Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:48 am

I'm usually at a lost for words or wisdom! RKBA!

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Postby rainman » Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:36 pm

My fav, and one I try and live by is:
There Aint No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

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Postby CKE » Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:43 pm

"It is a fine line between fate and coincidence."(I believe Aaragon-LOTR-Fellowship of the Ring)

"everything else is just a jeep"

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Postby rorschach » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:01 pm

Following on the Tolkein thing:

"And do not go to the Spyderco Forums for counsel, for they will say buy this AND that."

-Rorschach :][: <a href=http://members.cox.net/gurban>HOS</a>

Edited by - rorschach on 2/23/2003 5:07:54 PM

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Postby street soldier » Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:34 pm

Here's a couple I like:

Seek strength and knowledge not to be better than another, but to conquer your greatest enemy; yourself.

Live to train. Train to live.

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Postby fredswartz » Mon Feb 24, 2003 6:32 pm

Again, if you don't want half moon scratches on the tang of your new Spyderco (especially older one that have arrived NIB):
Before opening the blade, take a jewelers loop etc. and check the surfaces (G10, SS etc.) on the upswept liner area of the pivot end of the knife. Dress down any burrs with a jewelers file, fine emery cloth etc. then lube the tang and be happy.

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Postby AllenETreat » Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:59 pm

"The credit belongs to the man that is

in the arena...whose face is marred

by dust & sweat & blood, who knows the

the great sacrifices, the great perils,

and faces them with determination and, if

he fails, does so daring greatly,

unlike those cold, timid souls who

know neither victory nor defeat."

- John F. Kennedy

Edited by - AllenETreat on 2/24/2003 9:02:33 PM

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Postby Tinkerer » Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:41 pm

"Never eat anything bigger than your head." - B. Kliban

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Postby Tinkerer » Mon Feb 24, 2003 10:42 pm

-double post-

Edited by - Tinkerer on 2/25/2003 7:38:33 PM

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Postby java » Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:41 am

Words of Wisdom

From the J Files:

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either. Just leave me the hell alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal the neighbor's newspaper that's the time to do it

4. Sex is like air; it's not important unless you aren't getting any.

5. We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse.

6. No one is listening until you make a mistake.

7. Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

9. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

10. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

11. If you think nobody cares if you're alive try missing a couple of car payments.

12. If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

13. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.

14. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

15. If you drink don't park. Accidents cause people.

16. Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.

17. Don't worry, it only seems kinky the first time.

18. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

19. Don't squat with your spurs on.

20. Good judgment comes from bad experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

21. Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

22. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

23. Duct tape is like the force, it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.

24. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

25. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

26. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

27. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your mouth is moving.

28. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

29. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

30. Don't be irreplaceable; if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

And down here in Texas: Never spit in another man's face unless his moustache is on fire.......

Edited by - java on 2/25/2003 9:42:22 AM

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