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Fyodor

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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2018, 03:37:08 AM »
When you know everything about roulette, you will wish you didn't!
 
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2018, 08:07:08 AM »
" In Theory , theory and practice are the same- but in practice they ain't ."

Ayn Rand says :

[Consider the catch phrase:] “This may be good in theory, but it doesn’t work in practice.” What is a theory? It is a set of abstract principles purporting to be either a correct description of reality or a set of guidelines for man’s actions. Correspondence to reality is the standard of value by which one estimates a theory. If a theory is inapplicable to reality, by what standard can it be estimated as “good”? If one were to accept that notion, it would mean: a. that the activity of man’s mind is unrelated to reality; b. that the purpose of thinking is neither to acquire knowledge nor to guide man’s actions. (The purpose of that catch phrase is to invalidate man’s conceptual faculty.)

And I agree with her.
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2018, 03:56:20 AM »
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
 
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2018, 07:20:06 AM »
With every adversity and every defeat comes with it the seed of an equivalent benefit.
Napoleon Hill.
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
"What one man can do, another can do".
 

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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2018, 02:41:23 PM »
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.” -Bruce Lee
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2018, 02:56:52 PM »
"Criticism is prejudice made plausible."
 
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 11:05:32 AM »
I would say "SOME criticism is prejudice made plausible". If ALL criticism was prejudice made plausible then there would be no justification (other than prejudice) for ANY kind of criticism, which is nonsense. Obviously sometimes criticism is justified without there being any prejudice.

Prejudice :

bias, prejudice, preconception -- (a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation)

This is another example in which Ayn Rand's quote above applies. If all criticism involved prejudice then it would be tantamount to admitting that there is no such thing as objective knowledge. And if this was true then it would also apply to the statement criticism is prejudice made plausible, and the so called "wise quote" would be self-refuting. ;)
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 01:58:38 PM »
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
 - Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2018, 08:01:46 PM »
Call me what you want.  I do believe in luck. And I think men who don't believe in luck are probably either naive or arrogant. 8)
 

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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2018, 08:14:20 PM »
"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"
 

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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »
"Call me what you want" >> Its not my quote.

Ken
 

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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 08:40:40 PM »
It wasn't directed at you Ken  :D
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2018, 11:48:02 PM »
The casino is the only place, where the "birdcage" cleans you!
 
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Re: Wise quotes
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2018, 03:49:47 AM »
"If You Fell Down Yesterday, Stand Up Today".