He pursues honor on the mountain wave and finds it in the battle and in the storm, and never did more distinguished chivalry display itself than in the conduct of our seamen during the late war. John Tyler. Life Best War Storm. I was a sailor. I was torpedoed, spent two weeks in a lifeboat. I was on the Murmansk run; I worked a 20 mm. I've got letters from Franklin Roosevelt for things I did then.
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But those kind of credentials didn't work for you in the Cold War. Haskell Wexler. Work War You Gun. I constantly peed in my pants up until the 8th grade and wore an extra-large sailor uniform from kindergarten to 8th grade because my mom was scared I'd grow out of it. So I learned to make fun of myself at school and summer camp. Ali Wong. Myself Summer Mom School.
My father was a sailor and our summer vacations were always on a sailboat. I had a little boat before I had a moped. Ernesto Bertarelli. Summer Father Boat Always. I've always been a very careful sailor. I know, me and being careful - doesn't really sound right, does it? But when I sail, I take it seriously and take along spares for everything. You have to be careful when you're 1, miles from land. There's no one you can call.
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A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac. Love Sea Face Woman Man. I've had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years. You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she's hilarious. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Rich Man, Poor Man. Opie and P. Smith, , p. Children's literature portal. Hidden categories: Use dmy dates from May All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September The book was primarily filled with clever nonsense verse, and the phrasing in this early version was slightly different: 5.
It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. Dear Quote Investigator : As an entrepreneur I marvel at the wisdom and concision of the following maxim:. This is usually credited to Benjamin Franklin , but I have become skeptical about attributions after reading this blog.
He reinforced the meaning of the maxim with a common sense example that states: if you skip half-a-days work then you throw away half-a-days wage [AYT]:. Remember that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a day by his labour, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or idleness, it ought not to be reckoned the only expence; he hath really spent or thrown away five shillings besides.
He said it in in an essay titled Advice to a Young Tradesman. Is this an example of a saying that is properly acknowledged? Quote Investigator : Great work! You have given excellent evidence that Franklin employed the maxim in The remaining question is: Did someone say it before Franklin? Continue reading Time is Money.
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QI : Many funny lines of this type are attributed to the movie mogul, and collectively they are known as Goldwynisms. The quip above has been linked to Goldwyn for many years; however, he probably never said it. Dear Quotation Investigator : My favorite quip attributed to Groucho Marx is perfect for describing some politicians:. Quote Investigator : It is not clear whether Groucho did employ this joke. But your belief that it is associated with politicians does have strong evidentiary support. In fact, the joke has a long history, and a version was being told before Groucho was born.
The connection with politicians goes back more then one hundred years. Continue reading These Are My Principles.
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Skip to content. Warren Buffett? Peter Lynch? William Gladstone? The Allens? Harry Leon Wilson? I think the following saying is very insightful: Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. If I use this quotation should I credit it to Einstein? Emphasis added to excerpts by QI : 1 It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them through IBM machines and draw charts as the economists do.
This maxim consists of two parallel and contrasting phrases: Not everything that can be counted counts. Here are additional selected citations in chronological order. Harry Truman? Samuel Gallu? Gordon Gekko? Dear Quote Investigator: There is a vivid statement that typifies a heartless attitude toward human mortality: A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Boldface has been added to excerpts: 1 2 In the days when Stalin was Commissar of Munitions, a meeting was held of the highest ranking Commissars, and the principal matter for discussion was the famine then prevalent in the Ukraine.
Channing Pollock? George Raft? Tug McGraw? Stan Bowles? George Best? Dear Quote Investigator: Here are two versions of an entertaining saying that is usually credited to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
Here is the New International Version followed by the King James Version of this verse: 1 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. The wonderful Yale Book of Quotations YBQ 2 investigated the saying and presented the earliest known attribution to Lincoln in Golden Book magazine in November 3 Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.