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tripps
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Posted -  24/02/2011  :  12:29
I've been thinking of starting this topic for a while.  Let's see how it goes....

Asked if he was in charge of the nation, in the absence of the Prime Minister -
Mr Clegg told Metro: ‘Yeah, I suppose I am. I forgot about that.



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tripps
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Posted - 13/03/2011 : 10:50
From the current Liberal Democrat party conference in Sheffield -

A delegate said that conference had "sent the government a message" with its decision to amend the coalition’s health reform plans. To which a visibly exasperated Clegg replied, "you’re part of the government."



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Stanley
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Posted - 14/03/2011 : 03:26
David, I think his problem is the ones who don't see it that way!

Lord Chesterfield to his son, September 30 1766. "Mingle turnips, as much as you can, with your diet."


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tripps
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Posted - 14/03/2011 : 08:41
" When library images of Blair embracing Gaddafi were shown, Lady Thatcher declared, passionately: "I never hugged him, I bombed him."


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HCF
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Posted - 14/03/2011 : 17:11
Since I had a phone conversation with a potential customer on Saturday I keep chuckling to myself.  We started talking about different cuts of pork and when I asked her what her favourite was she answered in all seriousness...... "the bit that sausages come from"

Needless to say I didn't get an order especially after I explained why I wouldn't do free delivery of £7 worth of meat to Riddlesden.



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catgate
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Posted - 15/03/2011 : 17:56
What became of Reginald Bosanquet?


Every silver lining has a cloud.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 16/03/2011 : 06:10
The dangers of technology:

 Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia. (Dyonisius Lardner. 1793-1859)


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panbiker
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Posted - 16/03/2011 : 08:43
I like this one:

"A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees"


(Benjamin Franklin)


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 17/03/2011 : 05:12
'He that is conscious of a stink in his breeches is jealous of every wrinkle in another's nose.' (Benjamin Franklin. Poor Richard's Almanack. 1751)


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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 08:02
"Anyone who has two sniffs of that is a greedy bugger!!"  A Barlick twist on Stanley's quote.
Carol Myers 1915 -  1982. Nolic


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tripps
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Posted - 17/03/2011 : 10:13
Having started this thread, I feel some responsilility for it. I think it's going well, and has produced what I had hoped for.  A mix of thought provoking contemporary, and historical quotes, with some personal family and ' every day' ones We have been spared cut and paste jobs from google and elsewhere, for which I am grateful.
Thanks everyone.......


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 04:00
Now you've done it!


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 04:41
"We've had a terrific week and got our king crowned, now for the Congress and the Organic Law........We spent a happy hour discussing (a) our desert frontier and (b) Faisal's personal flag.....the Hijaz flag with a gold crown on a red triangle. Father, do for heaven's sake tell me that the Hijaz flag is heraldically right.. You might telegraph."

Gertrude Bell to her father, Bagdad, August 28th 1921. [She was rearranging the old kingdoms of Mesopotamia into modern Iraq.]


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belle
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Posted - 18/03/2011 : 11:46
"Many people would rather die than think, in fact they do so!" Bertrand Russell.


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/03/2011 : 05:50
Try this one Belle: "God give us men..... Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and private thinking."

Josiah Gilbert Halland. 1819-1891.


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Tizer
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Posted - 19/03/2011 : 10:33
Discussion of the archive of Margaret Thatcher's private correspondence while in office on the radio this morning. One of her notes said: "Thanks a thousand times for the extra radio. Now we can all listen to the Today programme and we can all complain to the BBC". (Her underlining.)


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