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Old 12-30-2020, 11:35 AM   #1
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(Originally posted by 700rpm): "Go slowly for a more harmonious outcome." ~Old Sioux saying

"Slow down and get finished sooner" old Mexican saying

"When love is good it's wonderful, when it's bad it's still pretty good" old Eskimo saying
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:17 PM   #2
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When something is loose " jiggles like the knob on a shithouse door."

When something goes well... "in and out like a fiddlers elbow"

To describe poverty .." I'm so broke the kids are eating the putty out of the windows"
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:39 PM   #3
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Many, but not of all these came from the lips of Henry Ford:

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
"If it ain't leakin, its out of oil!"
"Don't find fault! Find a remedy."
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right."
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."
"Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again."
"You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do."
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."
"Vision without execution is just hallucination."
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it."
"Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black."
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:59 PM   #4
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I don’t think Henry made the statement about any color as long as it’s black.
That was a news reporter.
I like all that Bob posted especially,
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:08 PM   #5
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The corollary to "If it aint' broke, don't fix it" is of course "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is"
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:03 PM   #6
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My grandpa always told me that "If you don't use your head you might as well have a butt on both ends.
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Old 12-30-2020, 03:43 PM   #7
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If you cant do it with finesse, do it with force.

Dont force it, get a bigger hammer.
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Old 12-30-2020, 03:48 PM   #8
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"Be quick, but don’t hurry."

"A winner never cheats and a cheater never wins." My hs PE teacher said that. I liked it, but it hasn’t proved to be true in real life, especially politics and professional sports.

"Measure twice, cut once."
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:13 PM   #9
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My grandpa always told me that "If you don't use your head you might as well have a butt on both ends.
I was told to do my thinking with the big head, not the little one.
Do it right, do it once.
My grandparents were always keen gardeners. In those days, a plant could be propagated by taking a "slip" - what we call a cutting, these days. One day, when I was about 16, (pre contraception pills) my grandmother said to me "Remember Sonny, babies grow from slips, not seeds". I never looked at her nor my uncles and aunts the same way again!
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I am so poor that I can't pay attention.
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Wow, those are all the cat's pajamas.
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An old carpenter that taught me many things used to always say “ well begun is half done “
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I am so poor that I can't pay attention.
When I was a kid, we were so poor the only way my other could give me something to play with at Christmas was to cut a hole in my pockets!!
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"If something can go wrong it will" - a lesson in always having a contingency plan.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:22 PM   #15
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Must be 70+ to really appreciate this one.

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper - the less you have, the faster it goes".
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:50 PM   #16
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"If something can go wrong it will"
"and at the worst possible moment"


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Old 12-30-2020, 09:35 PM   #17
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“Fast, Cheap or Good? Pick Two.”
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:37 PM   #18
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This one will stump the younger set when confronted with some troublesome electronic device... like a modern automobile.

"It ain't any good unless it's got Zerk fittings"

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"What ever you do, don't never, unless you will"


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Must be 70+ to really appreciate this one.

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper - the less you have, the faster it goes".
Good one for 2020............ seems to have been a shortage

Guess it's just been a SH&T year
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