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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #175 on: August 14, 2011, 11:44:29 pm »
PP has a point. Thanks for correcting this piece, it did sound suspicious, but it's something I would love to believe in given that I'm a fan of Cicero.  I used to also believe in some urban legends like that Arizona/jet-car one. Fortunately, snopes.com  was a useful way to debunk/check these ideas.
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #176 on: August 15, 2011, 12:47:58 am »
Thanks PP. We all get these things in emails and are too lazy to check.
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #177 on: August 15, 2011, 04:15:39 am »
You're welcome folks. Yes, emails are full of misquotes and urban legends too.

I found this recent quote on the subject:

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"This is a problem that is going to go live really soon."
("Harvard professor and prolific author Niall Ferguson opened the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival Monday with a stark warning about the increasing prospect of the American "empire" suddenly collapsing due to the country's rising debt level.") Roman empire redux: Debt-bloated U.S. at risk of sudden collapse, Harvard historian says, July 16, 2010, http://www.blanchardonline.com/investing-news-blog/econ.php?article=794
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>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #178 on: September 05, 2011, 02:54:02 am »
"When a pickpocket sees a Saint, all he sees are pockets"
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #179 on: September 06, 2011, 11:42:26 am »
Does anyone know who this quote is attributed to ???

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #180 on: September 06, 2011, 04:42:39 pm »
Google says it is Socrates quote but... it is only Google..

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #181 on: September 06, 2011, 10:31:14 pm »
Right on!

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training...what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #182 on: October 09, 2011, 07:56:55 am »
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” 

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #183 on: October 13, 2011, 08:48:03 pm »
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #184 on: November 22, 2011, 10:02:01 pm »
Here's some righteous quotage for all (who can name the source without google?):

CHAPTER 4

1 In the light of the fire that had been started by the Shuteye Train,

2 The punks saw musicians who knew nothing about music,

3 Lyricists who knew nothing about words,

4 Revolutionaries who knew nothing about ideas,

5 And not much else.

6 In the glow of the first light they had ever seen,

7 They wondered why they didn't know anything,

8 And why it had never seemed important before,

9 Although they could see that it was important,

10 Because it is obviously an important discovery when you discover you are a nobody,

11 Who knows nothing,

12 And don't even know why.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #185 on: November 23, 2011, 08:38:13 am »
That's easy, the Tao Te Ching.
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #186 on: November 23, 2011, 11:09:47 am »
It's that bible with all the rock'n'roll references - never read the whole thing, but the names of the "books" are fascinating (Psayings, Psongs, I think Waylon is one, etc). The text is too-oo-oo deep for my pretty li'l head.
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #187 on: November 24, 2011, 08:33:45 am »
It's from one of the greatest books of the 2oth century...."The Boomer Bible".

Here's one my brother just sent:

"May those who accept their fate find happiness. Those who defy it, glory."

I am SOOOO amped.........!!!!
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #188 on: January 11, 2012, 12:36:45 pm »
Does anyone know who this quote is attributed to ???

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"No Citizen Has The Right..."

The below quote...

"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."

... makes the rounds on the internet about every 6 months. People say it's Socrates, and then they all agree how much the Greeks knew and the value of ancient wisdom, and how people should WANT to be virtuous and squat four plates  like us, and make supportive noises towards each other.

Few problems with this, of course (apart from the standard glowing self-righteousness that leaks from people who talk about fitness to each other on the internet):

1) It's probably paraphrased. I can't find a source for the original text.

2) Socrates didn't write anything. His job was walking around annoying people - I have always been very jealous of it. His students are responsible for everything we know about him. So, for completeness sake, this is "Xenophon, attributed to Socrates". It ain't just quibbling. Xenophon's Socrates is not identical to Plato's Socrates. And they were pretty much the only two who wrote about him in any detail.

3) It isn't even the best bit of the passage. Depending on the translation, I have highlighted the bits that I think really read well.

http://thepsychophysiologist.blogspot.com/2011/10/no-citizen-has-right.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJdfWdIBfE8How ironic that the movie version of "Tyler Durden" is a proponent of "noble savagery".

The Era of Entanglement: Humanity Is 'Back to the Jungle'
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 01:26:15 pm by PaleoPhil »
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #189 on: January 18, 2012, 11:01:06 pm »
Excellent quote!
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #190 on: January 18, 2012, 11:42:50 pm »
It should be the subtitle of the site.
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #191 on: January 19, 2012, 11:11:18 am »
"So even if you move, don't forget your roots." --Kali Blaxx
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #192 on: January 30, 2012, 04:01:46 am »
"We seem to live in an arrogant age. In fact the idea that there is not much to learn from the past is rather disturbing. In some ways we might say we do know more, but we seem to have forgotten some things that they knew in the past. You could say we still live in a perspective nightmare. The single point of view will always restrict our perceptions. There seems to me a great big beautiful world out there and we are hemmed in. Don't you want to get out to see a bigger space, a bigger picture? I think we do. Exciting times could be ahead." --David Hockney, "David Hockney's Secret Knowledge"
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #193 on: February 12, 2012, 06:09:49 am »
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #194 on: February 13, 2012, 08:11:20 am »
"Hacker: Don't tell me about the press, I know exactly who reads the papers: the Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; the Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; the Times is read by people who actually do run the country; the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; the Financial Times is read by people who own the country; the Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?
Bernard: Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big tits."
taken from Yes Prime Minister TV series.(sorry, PP, I checked and it was yes prime minister)
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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #195 on: February 14, 2012, 09:25:13 am »
I like intense.
 
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 from a fantasy novel by Terri Goodkind, I used to be a real push over, I'm much darker now, but I like it better. - >D

 
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Then began I to thrive, and wisdom to get,
I grew and well I was;
Each word led me on to another word,
Each deed to another deed.
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Each true word and deed leads to my manifestation of the true me.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #196 on: February 15, 2012, 12:02:13 pm »
"What other people think of you is none of your business."

"Don't take yourself so serious. No one else does."

"Growing old beats the alternative--dying young."

"If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it."

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #197 on: March 07, 2012, 07:03:59 am »
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.

Inside of a dog it is too dark to read.

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Re: Quote of the Day(inspired by SD's post)
« Reply #198 on: March 07, 2012, 04:37:32 pm »
"Mercy for the guilty is treason to the innocent"
I like that a lot!
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« Reply #199 on: March 07, 2012, 04:38:08 pm »
"The only thing that I can say with any real confidence is that things will get a lot worse than they now are, hard as that may be to imagine. Once the government and its "experts" get their hands on the reins of power, as they now have, you can be damned sure that anything of value that now exists will soon be destroyed. Read your history and then don't be surprised when you see it repeating itself."
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