Good Quotes

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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:57 am

A tag line used in a communication by a friend of mine:
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
~Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 – 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Phil White » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:06 pm

Nice one, Ken!

I find that plenty of good arguments nowadays are ruined by people with smartphones and access to Wikipedia.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:15 pm

Yeah. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother arguing with people like that. They take all the fun out of it.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:03 am

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Here's one I found on a bulletin board at Colorado State University:
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
— Isaac Asimov

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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:45 pm

That reminds me of this:

"Everyone today is so busy thinking only of themselves. I'm the only one who's thinking about me!"
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:18 pm

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Both quotes appeared in The Week on January 13, 2017:
It's obvious that women are smarter than men. Think about it — diamonds are a girls best friend; man's best friend is a dog.
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On a more serious note here is a very fine quote:
If you want peace, don't talk to your friends. Talk to your enemies.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Phil White » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:24 pm

Ken Greenwald wrote:If you want peace, don't talk to your friends. Talk to your enemies.
And how do you do that if nobody's allowed in your country?
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by tony h » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:12 pm

Phil White wrote:
Ken Greenwald wrote:If you want peace, don't talk to your friends. Talk to your enemies.
And how do you do that if nobody's allowed in your country?
Twitter ?!
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:29 am

Tony, I was under the impression that Twitter is the chief medium through which Mr Trump makes enemies.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:20 am

The following quote is from Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) and appeared in The Week, March 9, 2018, page 17:
Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
Note: Today, McLuhan, author of The Medium is the Message, probably would have used the phrase ‘who knows what they are talking about.’
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Shelley » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:08 am

Just so, Ken!
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by tony h » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:41 pm

I think the modern version is :
Many a good argument is ruined by some fool with an internet connection.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by trolley » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Many a good argument is ruined by some fool with an internet connection.


No kidding. I remember the good old days when you could debate for hours in the pub over some minor bit of trivia or the results of a sporting event that took place twenty years before. Now, someone just pulls out their smartphone and puts the whole thing to rest in two shakes.
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:03 pm

John and Tony,

You're right on the money!
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Re: Good Quotes

Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 pm

The following quote in Boston.com from American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and film producer Stephen Wright (born 1955) appeared in The Week, 15 November, page 17:
<When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.>
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